A couple of months ago, the Amazing Reese and I hosted an engagement party for some friends of ours. It was the first time to our house for one of their guests, and she casually mentioned that she would like to include our house in a blog about apartments. "But it's not an apartment." "Oh, we do house tours, too. Your house would be great for one of the house tours." It was easy to agree to that, plus Nancy (in the photo below) is quietly winsome and very likable.
One month ago, the day before she was due to come take the pictures, I noticed that her e-mail address was at apartment therapy dot com. Naturally curious, I looked up the website and was stunned. Apartment Therapy is a big deal. I really should have dusted.
A couple of days ago, I found out that well written and engaging story was to be published today -- super excited! It wasn't until late yesterday afternoon that the thought occurred that some of the opinions in the comment section might not be kind. Nancy took wonderful photos, but this house has always been photogenic....plus, duh, it's our house. Of course we like it. Not everyone will, though, and that's OK.
This is the view while sitting at the dining room table to write this. It suits us. This drafty old house has been a great place to raise our family and our newest addition, Tilly the Wonder Dog. A bucket full of thanks to Nancy Mitchell at Apartment Therapy for featuring our house on one of the tours. Y'all can read all about it here: Reese and Sarah Hazel's Welcoming Home