Happiness Lives in This House

“It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.”

“ Home is where you can be silent and still be heard..
When you can ask and find out who you are..
Where people laugh with you about yourself..
Where sorrow is divided and joy multiplied..
Where we share and love and grow..”

 “Bless this house as we come and go
Bless this house as the children grow
Bless our families when they gather in
Bless this house with love and friends.”

Weehh.. I’m so excited to write this post, because it’s all about our home sweet home! Actually, this is not our OWN, we just rent it. Probably and Hopefully by next year we will start investing our money to buy a new home that we can call our OWN! Medyo nagbabayad pa kami ng mga kautangan namin.. Haha.

So for now, Ian and I really enjoy our home. It’s full of love, excitement, adventure, kulitan and lambingan mode, etc.. I got this quote from Sarah Ban Breathnach “Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.”

We’re turning three months this October and I’m so proud to say that we already invested some major furniture and fixtures for our home. At least ngayon, masasabi ko na talaga na amin yun, and galing yun sa pinaghirapan namin! It’s so overwhelming when people say that they admire us because we had the right decision to live on our own, be independent and start our own family together. At first, it’s so hard because we need a lot of money for the rent, for the furniture, for weekly grocery, for the utilities bill, etc. but you know what, I believe that God help us to achieve our simple dream.

Before our wedding, we already decided to leave Manila (Ian’s home-place for almost 20 years) and transfer to Makati then right after our wedding day, every night we talked about our plans in life. We resided at Manila for one month and on September 1, 2012, we finally move-in at Makati.

Our first investment is Washing Machine, we purchased it 3 days after our wedding, why washing machine? Because we knew that after our honeymoon trip in Singapore and Malaysia, we will have lots of dirty clothes that need to wash-out, medyo tinatamad lang maglaba.. Haha. But of course, nakalutang pa utak namin from wedding and honeymoon db?!

Then this week, while having dinner I noticed that we already have Refrigerator, TV, DVD, Sofa, Computer Table, Cabinet, Mattress, etc.  Wow! I can’t believe it! I even cried out when I saw our home. I was so happy and everyday, I want to go home early, relax at the living room while watching our favorite teleserye. We can do whatever we want to do and not to be anxious about something. In our home my heart can laugh without shyness and this is also where my heart’s tears can dry at its own pace.

So here are some pictures of our so called “Home Sweet Home






Hubby's Computer Table

Love Love Love ♥♥♥

Simple Description of Our Home:

♥♥♥ There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ♥♥♥ 
♥♥♥ In our home there was always prayer ♥♥
♥♥♥ God is at home ♥♥♥
♥♥♥ Home is any four walls that enclose the right person. ♥♥♥

My other term for our Home: 
  • House of Love
  • The House That Love Built
  • Livin' in a House Full of Love
  • No Place Like Home
  • A Place to Call Home
  • This is a House Where Love Dwells

Sharing with you is powerful prayer for Home.

Prayer for the Home
By: Edgar Guest

Peace, unto this house, I pray,
Keep terror and despair away;
Shield it from evil and let sin
Never find lodging room within.
May never in these walls be heard
The hateful or accusing word.

Grant that its warm and mellow light
May be to all a beacon bright,
A flaming symbol that shall stir
The beating pulse of him or her
Who finds this door and seems to say,
"Here end the trials of the day."

Hold us together, gentle Lord,
Who sit about this humble board;
May we be spared the cruel fate
Of those whom hatreds separate;
Here let love bind us fast, that we
May know the joys of unity.

Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy love and let Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place.

I believe that there’s no place like home, because it is my safety harbor from the storm, my cozy haven safe and warm and of course no matter where I choose to roam, there’s just no other place like home. 

And lastly, having someplace to go is home, having someone to love is family and having both is a blessing.

Note: Still under renovation and bongang bongang makeover.. Hehe..
(more pictures to come like our rooms pag medyo ayos ayos na..:p)

Suggestions are very much welcomed! :) Thanks!