Friday, February 4, 2011

the nook of love



there's a place i go where nothing but love, warmth and rest can reach me. where the outside world, with all of its stresses, deadlines and expectations slowly melts away to nothingness.

it's called a nook, and robert has been making it for me since we got married almost three years ago.




as soon as i hop out of the shower and see it, in all its lamp-lit glory, i am powerless to deny it. robert always drapes the blanket over the back of the couch, so all i have to do is crawl into position, and he'll wrap it around me. sometimes pablo curls up in the bend of my knees. other times he snuggles under the blanket too.


and i'm out like a light in about five minutes. he'll wake me up later and we'll go to bed together, but in the early evening, when it's too early to sleep but my body is screaming otherwise, the nook is the perfect solution.


and it's really not much, honesty. just the corner of our couch. a white blanket from target. three pillows propped up against each other. two from ikea, the other found in an antique shop. i'm certain they make softer blankets. fluffier pillows. couches that aren't stained with, well, life.


but that's not the point. i think i love the nook so much because of the love that goes into it. the special thought that has to occur in robert's mind before its created. because i never ask for the nook. it's just always there. kind of like these notes that keep popping up all over the place:




and the fact that he knows me so well--knows exactly what i need to recharge and soothe my soul? well, that's the most comfortable thing in the world.

27 comments:

Peaches said...

Aww this is sweet. Robert sounds like such a loving, romantic husband...with his notes for you and getting your nook ready. I love when the men in our life make us feel special in the little things they do. Happy Friday Sweetheart!

mskanorado said...

You are a lucky lady miss Courtney! Robert is such a sweetheart! You two are absolutely adorable! I love the nook idea!

jeny said...

I am a big fan of couch nooks too! You know this post reminded me that I used to leave notes for John (my husband) all over the house. I am not sure when I stopped, but I must start again. He keeps them in a candy jar above his desk. Your lucky to have such a thoughtful husband!! I hope you both have a great weekend!

Amanda Moury said...

We have the same kind of nook in our couch, it's amazing to sink into it's deliciousness :) I do the same thing when I hop out of the shower every morning, just a couple minutes in the nook and I'm good to go! :)

b. lee said...

I'm ready to curl up after reading this ~ luv the folded note ~ sweet hubby :) happy friday * *

Thisisme. said...

I agree, you are a very lucky lady to be looked after like that. Your nook sounds like a wonderful idea! Have a lovely weekend dear friend.

becca said...

aw how sweet and love your little corner of warmth

Meri said...

That looks so nice and cozy- what a nice way to spend a winter evening!

Ana* said...

You two are so cute!! I hope someday God blesses me with a good husband like he has blessed you.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your nook looks so cozy! I'd love to curl up there with a good book!

XO,
Jane

Perfect Peace said...

That is so cute! What a sweet hubby you have :)

Shalyn said...

HE FOLDED YOU A NOTE?! Sweetest thing ever! I want a nook...:-)

Natalie said...

it's raining today and i'm at work and all i want to do right now is crawl into a little nook and nap or read!

Darcy said...

awww...you guys are so adorable, i love it! i love your love. high five to awesome husbands.

Seams Inspired said...

Love nooks and love notes...simply the best. Thanks for sharing your heart today. Happy Friday, sweet bloggy friend! :o)

Farmchick said...

A sweet, sweet man...

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

awe, we have a nook too!!!!! so good. and waffle blanket is perfect. robert is a dream of a man, so happy he is your real! ♥

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Lol aww! This is so cute! Your husband is too cute for looking up how to fold lol

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Jenni Austria Germany said...

so sweet!!! and i need a nook...

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I have a place like this and it's so comfortable to hang out in before bed. Love that cute little note!

Becca said...

yay for your sweet little nook.
he is good to you!

Kristin - Mrs. Glasses said...

Awwww, I love my couch and blanket too. It's my comforting place, aside from the bed. Sweet post!

Ashley said...

what a cozy little nook of love. I am a big fan of a good nook. :)

Happy Weekend to you.

Signe said...

What always blows me away is 'the little things' that you and Robert do for eachother! Like you said - it's really not much but it's the thought that goes into it :)

Have a great Sunday sweetie!

Miles Of Style said...

that nook looks so cozy and inviting...i love curling up in such nooks with a cup of coffee, blanket and a good book!

just stumbled upon your blog and i have to say i love it. do drop by mine when you have some time, perhaps we can follow each other. :)

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Victoria said...

That is just absolutely adorable.

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Following Amanda at Forever Endeavor and she had this link. Love your blog I'm sitting in my nook right now and reading it :)

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