If you’ve ever wondered what our home looked like at night, with all the lights on, today I’m sharing the night fall home tour. It’s a different angle of our house, and the lights may cast some funny colors, but here it is!
Taking home interior pictures at night with the lights on is the biggest no-no you can do with blogging. We all know it, and it’s like this unspoken “rule”. We know that it doesn’t supply the best light, it casts weird shadows, and the way the light comes off, what you’re trying to show can be… unsightly. And while I certainly do agree, to a degree, I thought it would be fun to show you all the night tour of our home.
Last week after I took the photos for both part one and part two of our home tour, I had to run a few errands. When I came home, the sun was setting and I was greeted with a clean, pretty home. I began turning on all of our “normal” lights, (you know, the ones you use every night) and I was instantly inspired to share that side of our home with you. I’ve really been feeling compelled to share more of who we are, and in that moment, with our pinto beans just being combined, and the corn drying, the neighbors harvesting their pinto beans, all was right in the world. Dinner was getting ready to be made, and that moment was beautiful. I was so very grateful. So, I picked up my camera and snapped pictures of our home right as the sun was setting.
With all the lights on, there are a few random streaks of light, the colors aren’t exactly right, and they aren’t the best pictures I’ve ever taken. But, looking through them I was reminded of what home really is. It’s the house being warm and welcoming. It’s the familiar scents of food cooking, and knowing that Anthony will be coming home from working on the farm. It’s wanting to curl up on the couch and relax after a busy day. That is what I want to share with you. And the windows that you always see, actually have something beyond them… our views!
Enjoy, sweet friends!
I’ve had so many e-mails and comments regarding the “How Great Thou Art” pillow in the picture below. I am so proud to say we make that, and that it will be available in our online shop coming very, very soon!
And if you’re wondering what it looked like outside, here’s the incredible sunset…
I hope you enjoyed the tour. It’s such a different perspective when the lights are on. It feels welcoming, warm and happy. But mostly, it feels like home.