I sat down just now to write a Home Inspired post. I had all the photos pulled up, all the sources, and mental notes about what interesting aspects I noticed for each one. But honestly, it just didn’t feel inspiring. I love looking at the homes in my For A Home Inspired Pinterest board, but it didn’t feel like enough. Honestly, it felt too trivial. With the New Year arriving, I’ve been reflecting on 2011. It was a tough year. Definitely several lows and fewer highs. However, throughout the whole year I felt nothing but love. Love for the city I lived in, loved by family with all of their support, love from friends who sacrificed money and time to visit us, and love in my own home became more clearly defined and felt deeper. Nothing major happened (and I’m thankful for that) but 2011 was just a tough year.

And then today I saw this art print by Pam Garrison featured on Whatever (Meg is doing a giveaway…you can enter here)

It just feels so perfect and inspiring. I want it in my home for all those that come in. To show that love abounds when finances, jobs, pretty furniture, and perfection may not. Love is not something that beautiful pieces of furniture and perfectly executed design can communicate. It is something done by the people who live there. This piece of art is such a lovely reminder.

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