Last year Eric and I bought our first home, nestled in a [relatively] peaceful area on the south side of Kampala. After moving between 5 guest houses and rented rooms in 2 1/2 years, the thought of settling into my own space was a welcome change. Looking back a year later, decorating and furnishing a home has been an ongoing adventure and a creative outlet for us both. I've enjoyed decorating the place with the natural elements we find on adventures around Uganda and materials and crafts that are either locally-made or collected on our travels. I love anything with a story behind it. Eric designs unique and practical furniture to fit our space, working with a local carpenter to complete each piece. Our walls are adorned with his own paintings and my photography.
Since moving in, I've started gardening for the first time on my own and taken more of an interest in cooking great meals from fresh ingredients and spices. I've come to love our little life on a quarter of an acre and I'm realizing more each day that simplicity, health, community, peace, and care for Mother Earth all intertwine for the betterment of our lives and the world.
I plan to use this blog and my own experiences to uplift the local, the natural, the simple, the healthy, and the traditional. Allow me to begin by featuring some elements in my own home.