About a month before Mr. U and I married in 1998, I had the opportunity to attend a seminar with Christian author and interior designer Terry Willits. She gave many ideas for little touches here and there that you could make around your home to make it more "SenseSational". She has writte several books, but the one I was blessed with purchasing that night was "Creating a SenseSational Home".
What exactly is "SenseSational"? It is using your five senses to enhance your home. For example:
sight- fluff your pillows
taste- try a new recipe
hear- play a CD of beautiful music
touch- dust your furniture
smell- fill a vase ful of fragrant flowers
I'm sure there are a million ideas that you could come up with in these areas, and Mrs. Willits shares a good number of them in this book!!
I must confess, I've read this book before years ago when I first purchased it. However, I didn't really appreciate it like I do now. So, I've pulled it out and I am re-reading it. There is so much wonderful information to glean from this book.
Here's just a little peek at Mrs. Willit's thoughts from the first chapter:
Throughout Scripture, God is referred to as our spiritual refuge. We are told to run to him for safety, security, rest, replenishment, comfort, and never-ending love. In the same way, I believe God created our homes to be our physical refuge. He knew we would need a corner of the world to call our own. We go to our homes in hopes of finding physically many of the same qualities God offers us spiritually- a restful place, safe from the storms and stresses of the world, filled with love, comfort, and absolute acceptance. A warm bed, an encouraging word, a tasty meal, a crackling fire all give comfort, security, and love. Home is to be the refuge we run to after doing battle in the world. It should be where we are reminded of who we are, to whom we belong, and what really matters in life. Home needs to be a safe place where we house not only our bodies, but our hearts and our souls.
How do YOU make your home SenseSational?
Do you have this book? If so, please share what you've learned!!