A few months after I got into using Tumblr, I branched out into running a niche blog (Fuck Yeah Domesticity). I originally started it as a way to motivate myself in my own domestic works, so that I could better cultivate a nurturing and enriching spirit in my own habitat. What I did not expect was that it would bring joy to so many other people! Over 5,000 posts and almost 2,000 followers later, it's obvious that I am not alone in seeking out inspiration and encouragement in my domestic efforts.
I feature many different facets of domesticity there - everything from knitting and sewing to cooking and canning and baking to lived-in decor to DIY projects to gardening and farming and every domestic activity beyond. If it's part of making a home, I'm on it.
Here's an assortment of my favorite bright and airy pictures that I've reblogged from various sources in the past week. They (and much, much more) can all be seen at the Fuck Yeah Domesticity tumblr.
A bright window filled with shelves of green houseplants and assorted nick-knacks, above a stainless steel counter and light wooden cabinets... this pretty much incorporates everything I love into one room.
The simplicity and sweetness of these little wooden bowls is killing me. I can't decide which color I like the best - the white or the darker pink in the front? Or is it the green or the blue that grab your attention? I wouldn't mind a couple of each, honestly.
I generally hate anything resembling country, but I make an exception when it comes to things that seem rustic without trying too hard. This kitchen really is the perfect mix of rustic and modern - clean and bright and slightly cluttered, in an organized way. Also, cats.
I absolutely adore stairs, which is humorous, since I live in a house that has none. In fact, I've only lived in one place that had stairs in my entire life and I found it to be a colossal pain in the ass, going up and down constantly. So really, I like looking at stairs, not coexisting with them. Those stairs above, though, make my heart palpitate a bit. The clean lines, the color of the wood, the way they stop at the platform and continue in the other direction. LOVE.
More stairs... though the reason I love these is for almost the exact opposite reason I love the other ones I shared above: There are NOT clean and modern. They are shabby and lived-in and a bit dilapidated.
I can't say no to an assortment of delectable cheeses. I really can't say no when painted brick and a metal serving stand are involved. I'm pretty much powerless in the presence of such things.
I'm a sucker for bright and cheery spaces for children. The artwork above is sweet, without making me want to vomit and the wooden mushroom stool is adorable.
And who can resist such dignified looking chickens in such a clean-lined modern coop? I know I can't. There was a time when I thought I wanted chickens. I've since realized that for us, the work wouldn't be worth the eggs we'd get, considering we already get enough eggs from Seth's parents' chickens. It doesn't stop me from posting pictures of the lovely beasts, though.
I worry that wood cutting boards are going to be my undoing. To say I have a weak spot for them would be a HUGE understatement. Combine them with lemons and a tiled back-splash and you can see, I have a real problem.
I've decided to save the best for last. If you described the above picture to me without me actually seeing it, I'd probably say that the decor didn't suit me at all. A pink couch, dark wood floors, a black and white patterned throw with fringe... these aren't exactly my normal vibe, but somehow this is easily one of the prettiest rooms I have ever laid eyes on. It all works so well together. I just want to curl up there and never leave.
If you're on Tumblr and interested in seeing more of the domestic bliss I've so lovingly curated, follow along!