Maggie is holding a contest to give away a signed copy of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. I saw this book reviewed in People several months ago and have wanted to read it ever since. Maggie is hosting the Southern Reading Challenge, which I joined, and included Mudbound in my list. Since I will be reading this, I REALLY would love to win a copy, especially an autographed copy! However, to be entered for the giveaway, I must come up with a name for my home, and I've always been terrible at coming up with names for things. All day, I have been trying to come up with a creative name for my house, and I'm at a bit of a loss. There is nothing that stands out about its appearance. My house is a fairly common Dallas house. We don't have any outstanding landscaping, no memorable art or decorations inside, and our furniture does not match. What does come to mind when I think about my home is the word "comfy." My favorite place to sit in my entire house is an extremely old recliner that used to be my mom's, and it totally does not match the rest of the decor. It is really comfortable though, so I canNOT get rid of it!
My husband has spent a LOT of time out of town, and he frequenly talks about how great it feels to drive up to our house, open the front door and walk into our home. Though we love to spend time with family and friends, we both tend to be homebodies. It is just so nice to sit on our comfortable furniture, relaxing and talking about our week, our future plans, or reminiscing about the funny stories from college.
So...the best name I can come up with for my home is...Comfort Cove. Though the word "cove" is frequently used to describe a recess in a lake or sea, it is also defined as "a sheltered nook." Even though our house could use a little bit of work, and could definitely benefit from an interior designer, I feel that there is no place better to feel sheltered from the stresses of life than my home!