Life at Höm

The Freedom of A Local Summer

The Freedom of A Local Summer

This was the year in which almost everyone we know had plans to be away for the summer. Everyone, that is, except us. And by us, I mean my sweet husband, my two children, our rescue-dog Buster, and me. Home. All summer. Just us.

It's Time To Grow

It's Time To Grow

It is so true that Spring is a season of new beginnings. It is a time in which nature comes alive and stretches its wings to begin the work of creating new life. It is also a time when we tend to experience change in our own lives.

Start With What You Have

Start With What You Have

I often think that we would live in a very different world if we all began projects with one simple idea in mind: starting where we are with what we have.

Make It Your Own

Make It Your Own

Recently, we mildly renovated a 50 year old home: replacing floors, updating paint, and changing light fixtures (cue Joanna Gaines, please). Our aim was to shift the feel of the space, moving from echoes of the sweet 88 year-old woman who had lived there, to something that felt more like us.

The transformation was remarkable as the orangey-red shag carpets were lifted to reveal the concrete slab, the glaring yellow paint muted, and all of the fluted pendants and chandeliers came down. At that point an odd thing happened. Once we cleared away the noise of...