What home means to me – Pin it forward

Well, lovies, time for me to blog about ‘what home means to me’ as a part of Pin it forward – a blog mash-up, organized by the adorable Victoria of sfgirlbybay and Pinterest, a bookmarking site, gathering more than 300 bloggers! Needless to mention how addicted to Pinterest I am and how grateful to Victoria I am, for this great opportunity to connect with other bloggers, getting majorly inspired by their pinboards and blogs. I’ve been following the other Pin it forward posts and I feel so proud being a part of this fabulous event! A big thank you to Natasha from Occupation: Housewife for introducing me in her yesterday’s Pin it forward post and please, do visit Poppytalk tomorrow as they’ll be pinning about what home means to them (so honored to introduce the lovely Jan & Earl over at Poppytalk!).

So, back to my post. You probably know that nine months ago I moved from my home country to my husband’s home country (wasn’t that easy!), so all this time I’ve been living in a period when I must accommodate and start feeling my new country a home. I guess these nine months showed me what is a home to me. So here it is, what home means to me!

The very first thing about my home is my family. I’m so blessed to have my parents and my brother in my life, even if they’re far away from me! All that I have accomplished so far was because of them and their support and all that I’ll achieve from now on will be for them. I love them. And I’m even more blessed to have my husband in my life. He’s my motivation to live and create and I’m pretty sure that without him, there wouldn’t be me! I love him.

family

Then comes comfort. What is a home without comfort? We all tend to convert our houses in homes – so do I.

comfort

My home means a lot of light whether it’s about daylight or sunlight. I must admit that I’m easily influenced by the weather (cloudy days kill me!), so for my wellness – A LOT of light is crucial! :)

light

Another thing I must admit is that I’m addicted to colors! But actually who isn’t? I don’t mind painting the rooms in my home with white, blue, pink or black – I adore them all and I think that every room should be of a different color! And it’s not only about painting the walls, nice blue vintage vases or a colorful bedspread would work just great!

colors

My home wouldn’t be home without the two F: flowers & femininity! I like adding feminine touches to my home to make it feel romantic and dreamy (I’m lucky that my husband doesn’t mind me doing this!). Lots of flowers is also crucial for my wellness :)

flowers

Tasty Treats. I miss so much my mother’s bakery and her delicious food! Other than food, I love my morning coffee! And it isn’t about the coffee itself, it’s more about the ritual of drinking it!

treats

Of course my home means having my friends, gathering all together for dinner and spend the time chatting and laughing – perfection!

friends

And last, but definitely not the least – my home means LOVE! We live for love and love for being able to live! Home is where you love and are being loved!

love

*for credits (and more pictures!), please check my pinboard on Pinterest

Thank you so much for joining me in my adventure called ‘What home means to me’! I really hope you enjoyed this post – every single word came right from my heart and I still feel my heart beating faster when I think about the meaning of my home! I had a lot of fun gathering pictures in my pinboard and putting them together in this blog post! xoxo, Ludmila

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25 Responses to “What home means to me – Pin it forward”

  1. Lindsey
    10. Jun, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    Beautiful! Gorgeous photo selections and a great read! Checking out your pinboard next!

  2. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    Thank you so much, lady! I had so much fun! xox

  3. Bekka
    10. Jun, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    This pin-it post is so sweet Ludmila!

  4. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    Bekka, you’re so lovely! thank you for the comment!

  5. Tatevik
    10. Jun, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Hi Ludmila. I’m an expat too, living in Vojvodina since 2009. Married to a Serb. I found your blog through Karl the Ambassador :-) and I thought we have so much in common. It seems that we like the same blogs too (doorsixteen, sfgirlbybay). I’ve been wondering: have you noticed how hard it is to find good furniture and home accessories in Serbia. Decor magazines disappoint me too. It would be interesting to know where you shop in Belgrade and what you read if you do buy Serbian magazines at all. Thanks!

  6. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Hi Tatevik! So nice to meet you, I’m very happy we got connected through blogland! And yes, I understand what you mean when you say about decor magazines, I could feel a lack of them too! If to mention what am I reading, that’s definitely Elle Dekor (which unfortunately goes out every three months-doh!), then on my list is Moj stan – a great magazine, very inspiring which I’m buying every month! And also I buy Brava Casa and Casa Viva, but not on a regular basis (if I like it, I buy it). So here are my suggestions :). What do you read? Oh and about furniture shopping, we have in Belgrade Forma Ideale, Kika, Mercur (my fave!), Neptun and even more – worth visiting! xoxo

  7. Sandy a la Mode
    10. Jun, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Hi hun! I LOVE your Pin It Forward post! It has lots of similar things as mine so it’s cool that we are alike! =) I love the idea of having flowers and florals around the house, they always just make me smile!!

  8. Ben
    10. Jun, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    A beautiful post and pinboard Ludmilla! Thanks for being part of pin-it-forward, and for always providing helpful suggestions and support!

  9. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    Sandy, thank you so much for the nice words! And yes, flowers rock! :)

  10. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Oh Ben, thanks to Pinterest and Victoria for this! You guys did an amazing job! xox

  11. Arianna
    10. Jun, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    What a beautiful post! very sweet, all the images chosen are gorgeous. Such a nice way to get to know you, you definitely have a lot of love in your life which is nice to see :)))

  12. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 5:52 pm #

    Arianna, I’m also happy to get to know so many wonderful people through blogland! Thank you so much for the sweet words! xoxo

  13. em
    10. Jun, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Ludmila, I love your choices.
    They are so lovely.
    And i have just had a peek at your pinboard. There are so many that I want to like-like-like.
    Glad I’ve had the chance to find you through this.
    xo

  14. victoria
    10. Jun, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    beautiful and inspiring, ludmilla! love all those whites (of course!). thanks so much for joining in!

  15. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    em, thank you so much for visiting! loved your pinboard too :)

    Victoria, a huge thank you! if it wouldn’t be for you, we wouldn’t have this great chance to pin and share our ‘what home means to me’ :)

  16. allyn | allthingsami
    10. Jun, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    beautiful post! my favorite would be all the things that bring you comfort. home should be the safest place. and a very pretty home you have here. will definitely revisit!

  17. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    thanks a bunch, Allyn! xoxo

  18. Ashleigh
    10. Jun, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    I love what you said about your family – I teared up! So true!

  19. Ludmila
    10. Jun, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    That’s right, Ashleigh! It’s very true!

  20. brittany
    10. Jun, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    absolutely love your post!!!

    (and the ‘be nice or leave’ pillow is priceless…xoxo)

    fortheloveofgold.blogspot.com

  21. Tatevik
    11. Jun, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    :-) Moj stan is the one I buy every month too! I haven’t been to Merkur yet.. thanks for recommending! You have a lovely blog.

  22. Ludmila
    11. Jun, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    Brittany, thank you so much!

    Tatevik, I’m glad I could help :). xoxo

  23. Nastya
    13. Jun, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    Simply love this post! I have similar values! And I’m so happy for you and ur success! Kisses,my dear! ***

  24. Ludmila
    14. Jun, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Thank you, sweety!

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