Pin It Forward: What Home Means To Me

 I am so very excited for today! It's finally my turn in Victoria's lovely blog mashup, Pin It Forward. If you're one of my regular readers, you're in for a treat. If you're popping by The 60/40 for the first time today, hi! I'm super happy to have you here.

Pin It Forward in conjuction with Pinterest (check the sight out, it's flippin' awesome) and 300 of the raddest bloggers out there has me thoroughly inspired. Today I'm going to share with you my Pinterest board about "What Home Means To Me".

Home is.....

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My forever home.

A plate of my mom's perogies; a Pittsburgh staple. 
A pastrami sandwhich with fries and slaw on top from Primanti Brothers.

A trip with friends up the Duquense Incline.

Home, as my husband and I say now, is where the Army sends us....

From Eglin AFB in Florida; with F-16's overhead and sand under our toes.



To Fort Carson, Colorado and waking up to the mountains every day. We're so lucky to live in America's most beautiful places.

But home is also sometimes....

Doing the tough stuff, like being worlds apart.

And sadly, at it's worst, home means having to say goodbye to the ones you've come to love....

But at the very best, having the Army be your home, means saying hello again after all that time.

And day to day, home to me means bliss, peace and comfort. Being with the ones I love; celebrating the little things and finding any reason to smile.

Any excuse for a ballgame.

Books galore at my fingertips...

And a comfy place to read them.

A crisp glass of lemonade on a hot day.

A place to gather up all of your favorite people...

drink too much wine, play too much rock band and laugh til you pee a little.

Home is a place to feel inspired.


A place to cuddle up with my bestest little friend.

And the perfect place to rest my head at night, next to the one I love.

all photo credits available here

So there you have it kittens, from the bottom of my heart, what home means to me. What does home mean to you? I had a hard time putting into words that euphoric, nostalgic feeling I get about "home". My board is pretty broad considered to alot of the ones I've seen, but it just feels right.

Be sure tomorrow to check out the next Pin It Forward blogger, Small and Pretty. And give yourself a while, you'll get lost in all the cute things and inspiration she has for the little ones in your life.

See you all this afternoon for a 30-Day Journaling Challenge update! And the Pop-Up Shop is going live later this week!  xo.


mkonieczki said...

AWE, Roxanne, I got the warm-fuzzys while reading/looking through this post! Great Collection of photos!

divamcknitster said...

That was beautiful.

sfgirlbybay said...

very moving, roxanne. thank you so much for contributing! :)

CrowNology said...

I love how you've included the hard as well as the easy...
I'm after Small and Pretty...

diane said...

this is such a beautiful, unique, and heartfelt pin it forward post!

really lovely work.

i have been so excited about this project.

ironically, i've been pinning away lots of images (i love making new boards) but haven't pinned any for my upcoming post.

RedDirtRevival said...

lovely, lovely, lovely...