My very latest ploy at making the house feel more homey for our guests consists of one of the very worst things for you – SUGAR! As someone who has been trying (and sometimes failing) at living a healthier lifestyle consisting of a lot of chicken breast with veggies for meals and intense exercising, you’d think this was the very last thing I’d want to have around, right? Wrong.
See, when I was little and I had the opportunity to visit my grandparents’ home every weekend, my grandma always had a little bowl, or a bag, or box of something delicious in the kitchen. For a woman with almost 2 dozen grandchildren, she had to have a LOT of candy around, not to mention she had quite the sweet tooth herself! And you know what I remember? Walking into their home after giving both grandparents a big hug and reaching for a little something sweet. It’s such a lovely memory. The sound of unwrapping the tasty sweets and my grandparents smiling down on their grandchildren is a vision I never ever wish to forget.
Just last weekend, one of our friends popped over to the house. I was upstairs folding some laundry while the boys chatted in the living room and I smiled when I heard the familiar chatter over the crinkling sound of a candy wrapper coming undone. Silly? Maybe. But it honestly made me feel great because I know and love that feeling of sharing a good laugh with a friend and tasting something sweet simultaneously. What an awesome combo!
So there we have it… candy making memories and making a house a home!
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