The older I get, the more I crave a little whimsy in my life.  You know I love a pretty house.  But over time, as I’ve really thought about the purpose of our home :: I want to enjoy it, have it reflect our family’s personality and be a place of connection.   I’ve realized there are a few things that make me and others at ease.

Those two things are imperfection and whimsy.

My husband rented a disco ball for a New Year’s Eve thing last month and I saw it in the car and naturally brought it in for a photo shoot, suddenly purchasing a disco ball is at the top  of my list.  Nothing says “Don’t take me too seriously” like having a disco ball in one’s home. I’m on the prowl for one.  Anyone know of a good disco ball store? Disco Balls R Us?

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The second project on my mind right now is painting a cuckoo clock.  I love the mix of traditional meets whimsical.  I don’t have the clock yet but I’ve been researching and I think it would be a fun addition to our home.  I need to stop by Cuckoo Clocks R Us as well.

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I’ve found that some cuckoo clocks let you have a choice of if you want to turn the cuckoo off.  I’m guessing that’s probably a good idea.  I don’t to have to get up in the middle of the night with an axe and chop my clock into tiny pieces.

What’s the most whimsical, light-hearted, quirky thing in your home?

Have you ever purposely purchased something because of its quirkyness?

Am I weird?