Friday, July 28, 2006

Tour Of Homes - Welcome




It's here. It's finally here. Boomama's Tour of Homes. I've been looking forward to this since she said she would host such a thing in Blogdom. I'm looking forward to visiting and getting a tiny glimpse into your homes where all your stories and thoughts originate.

And I'd like to welcome you to my home. If you were really here, the first thing I would do is offer you coffee, tea or cold drink, but seeing you're not really here please go fill your mug or glass, relax and we'll pretend you really are here. So off we go. I'm really grateful for my home. It's not the biggest there is or the fanciest and it's definitely not in a newer neighborhood, but we have been blessed here. We're raising our children here and have very happy memories inside this place. God has been good to us. And one time when we were just sort of dreaming out loud, mentioning moving to a newer neighborhood in a newer house, all our kids went "no way - we like our house!" Now that was music to our ears.



So come on in...

First stop, of course, is the kitchen so we can grab our mugs. Extra large. Cream for me, what about you? And don't mind the cheeseburger soup simmering on the stove. You can have some when it's ready if you're hungry!


Now, would you like to bring your drink into the livingroom. The chairs are more comfy but it really is a toss up where we ourselves spend more of our time. The kitchen is the hubbub place. Usually something is always going on in there. But the living room is quite nice to sit in too. It's where we read, watch t.v. or spend time on the computer.

That black thing on the green pillow beside the loveseat is a fixture there. It's my 16 year old cat. She sleeps alot now and likes a cushy pillow. I hope you're not allergic. If you are we can move out to the deck if you'd like. It's pretty hot in here anyway, and there's a nice breeze outside.

Yes, those are the trees that I was so thankful for in this post. And the bush in the middle of the picture is the peony bush I talked about here. Flowers are all bloomed out now.


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And just before you run off, I'll take you in and show you where it is I am with my coffee each day to tell you the story and to read yours.

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Thanks for coming by and visiting with me at my humble abode. Come again soon.


73 comments:

sarah said...

You are an awesome hostess, Susanne! I love how your mug travelled through the pictures with us...so cute. Thanks for the great tour.

Chappyswife said...

I love, love, love your green door against the white. So very pretty & neat, just like I picture you. :) Thanks for the tour.

Sue said...

Susanne,
I'm very much a cat person. How wonderful that yours has lived sixteen years.

Mama Duck said...

I love the desk! Beautiful tour, thanks for sharing!

momrn2 said...

I'm so glad you got to participate. I was a bit worried with you being gone this weekend you wouldn't! Whoo Hooo!

Stephanie said...

I love the paints that you have chosen. Your house is so pretty!

Mississippi Girl said...

Love your front entrance!
Jennifer R.

Addie said...

Aren't you cute the way you carried your red mug around?! And your home is just as I thought it would be. Warm and inviting, much like it's host! :)

Meagan said...

Hahaha the travelling mug cracked me up! Lovely home - I'll be back to check out other posts later on!

Thanks for the glimpse!

Meg

Val said...

Once I managed to get past your very enchanting graphic at the top of your blog, I was really impressed with your inventiveness as a hostess, and that traveling mug was a brilliant idea! The hostess with the mostest!

Mrs Blythe said...

Lovely home! Just beautiful. p.s. your linkie doesn't work from Boo Mama's. Thanks for the tour!

PastorMac's Ann said...

How sweet that your tour really felt like a tour with your mug there in every picture as though we were really moving through the house.

You have a lovely home. We have a couple of senior-citizen kitties too. They're all snuggled down on the other side of my nightstand on a comfy pillow.

Thanks for the tour!

PastorMac's Ann said...

PS: How about posting that recipe for Cheeseburger soup sometime? Sounds yummy!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

so fun to see your house!! it is a wonderful home - and so great that your kids love it too. I loved my house grwoing up too.

Dianne said...

Lovely home Susanne. I love your coffee mug too!

Jane said...

Beautiful, love the green door!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I agree - cheeseburger soup recipe! Fall is coming, so soup's on. I loved the tennis shoes by the front door - and yes the red mug traveling was like that little spider that shows up on every page of that kid's book. Cute, cute. Felt very at home to be at your place.

Autumn said...

Very pretty..I had a little trouble finding you because you have your link listed wrong at mamaboos, but once I did I enjoyed my tour

Jennifer said...

Lovely! Yes, half and half for me, too (no milk please). What a great tour.

Katrina said...

Beautiful, Susanne! And I enjoyed seeing your coffee mug in each room. I'd love to visit for coffee - cream and sugar please. And I believe you previously mentioned that you have some yummy flavored creamer in your fridge - I'll take that kind. Thanks for the tour!

Barb said...

I love your green door. And the traveling mug. And the black lump on the pillow. Adorable. And look at the kiddie pool in the back yard. Your home is lovely, Susanne.

Now how about that recipe? Sounds perfect for football season to me!

GiBee said...

Love it! Thanks for the tour and the cup-o-jo!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm coffee and a tour, what a fantastic hostess! Thanks so much for showing your home, it is so nice :)

Laura said...

Oops, didnt mean to be "anonymous"!

Jaspenelle said...

The mug... it's following me! *grins* you have a goregous home!

PEA said...

Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse of your beautiful home...it's very welcoming as you are:-)

Kim from Hiraeth said...

thanks for the coffee! I enjoyed my visit!

kaliblue said...

Love your home. Thank you for sharing :-).
Have A Great Weekend!!

Beck said...

What a lovely house - so pleasant and relaxing! I'd love to sit down and have a coffee with you!

Joelle said...

How very polite you are! Thanks for the tour, and the coffee... :-)

Lauren said...

I take mine black thank you, and I'm not leaving just yet 'cause I didn't get any soup yet. Loved your tour, your mug and your home, it's very comfy and warm just like your personality.

Tammy said...

Your kitchen is so nice and spacious! It was fun seeing your coffee cup travel through the pictures!

Tammy said...

I agree...beautiful home and you're a super hostess! I felt right at home! Love that red coffee mug idea...:)

Thanks for a very delightful tour!

Please come by my little place, too...I was late in openning my door this morning but the coffee's ready now... ;)

Everyday Mommy said...

OKAY! You stole my red mug! Can I come by for coffee? AND...must have cheeseburger soup recipe nooooooowwwwww! Send it, send it, send it...

Stephanie said...

Lovely post and home. I love peonies. They always make me think of my grandparents farm home.

Tammy said...

I just loved having a cup of coffee with you in your cozy home!
:-D

Nancy said...

I love how you put the mug in every photo. I wish I had thought of that!
Love the color green of your door.

Joy said...

I love your house. It is so warm and inviting. I love your words at the top of your post...it isn't the biggest or the nicest, but you are blessed. That's the attitude to have, dear friend. Thanks for sharing, love that mug!!

Blessings!

Sammy said...

I love your narration-thanks for the tour, you home is lovely!

~Jennifer said...

Lovely home and tour. The coffee mug is a nice touch. Does it star in all of your photos?

MommaB said...

Beautiful and creative just like I thought it would be. I too, loved the traveling mug and wish I had thought to be that clever! Thanks for opening your door and your heart to us all.

smhgrace said...

Your house is so clutter-free and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

LZ Blogger said...

Just here for the home tour! I love thought of cheeseburger soup. The white outside with the green door is striking too! Thanks for the tour! ~ jb///

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Love it - your front door is outstanding and everything about it says "welcome." Too bad we live so far apart - I'd be right over for soup. Maybe some day...

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful home you have! I enjoyed my tour very much, thank you!

Beckie said...

Great house! Thanks for the tour!!
(Pet your cat for me! I wish we could have one, but the little one is allergic. Sigh...)

Blessings! ~Beckie

Carol said...

I love that green door! Green's my favorite color and that door is a great shade. Thanks for your gracious hospitality!

Dianne said...

Thanks for the welcome and tour! Sweet house and nice to meet you too. : )

Jenny in Queensland said...

Thankyou for inviting me in. You have a lovely home and great taste in coffee mugs LOL

Big Mama said...

Thanks for the tour. I love your front entrance!

Heather said...

Great house!! Love the garden - I'll come back again!

stephanie said...

Your kitchen is so spacious ... and yum! cheeseburger soup! Thanks for sharing. :)

Robin said...

I love to sit outside with my cold drink! Glad you have a place like that. Thanks for the tour!!

Mountain Mama said...

Nice house. I especially like the living room. It looks so warm and comfy!

Sarah said...

You sound like a very gracious hostess. :) What a hospitable home!

theresa said...

What a wonderful yard...and yes I'll have some soup when it's done. :)

Laura said...

i love the red mug in every picture....how clever to add that after inviting us to share a cup with you.
thanks for visiting my home too. next time i will have hubby make us an espresso

Islandsparrow said...

Dear Suzanne
Your home is very cozy and inviting! I enjoyed the visit very much! If I hadn't been in such a kerfuffle with Blogger I would have had you over for a house tour too!! Oh well - next time :)

kpjara said...

Lovely home and very inviting. I'll sit on the deck with you...no allergies to cats, just prefer the outdoors when possible.

Thanks for the tour and thanks for visiting.

Free In Christ said...

Thanks for the visit. It was nice. Your house is great.

Anonymous said...

Boy you made me feel welcome! Loooooooved the red coffee cup travelling with us from room to room!

Chris from Canada

Shalee said...

For the record, that's the cup I want to use when we have biscuits and gravy someday!

Now I finally can picture you at home. But where is the Big Yellow room?

MugwumpMom said...

I visited you the other day, when I returned from my mini break but my comment wouldn't post so here goes again..
Lovely home! Thanks for visiting mine. Where in Canada are you?

BooMama said...

Susanne - Thanks for all your kind comments the last few (crazy) weeks, and thanks so much for letting us visit your home. I love your entrance - and if your house is this clean all of the time, consider me TOTALLY jealous. :-)

~ Tracy ~ said...

I *love* the traveling coffee cup! Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

WOW! How neat...I like the cup too!

Mrs. C said...

Thank you for the tour and the wonderful cup of coffee!

Grafted Branch said...

What great big spaces! And I love that lush green backyard. Thanks for visiting my blog and saying, "hi!"

sarahgrace said...

Thank you so much for the tour of your home- it is lovely! And thank you for stopping by mine!

scrapbookmom said...

Very pretty and thanks for the warm welcome. ;)

Cathy said...

I loved every second of the tour -- from that beautiful green front door to the deck with the view of your yard. Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for having stopped by my home.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful home - but the cheeseburger soup really caught my eye - recipe sharing? Cathy/Michigan

Susanne said...

Cathy/Michigan: if you check back I gave that recipe in a WFMW post here:
http://susannesspace.blogspot.com/2006/08/wfmw-7-cheeseburger-soup.html