1. The mat is really lovely! The article is great!


  2. I like the content and it has complete information. Thanks so much. Keep it up.

  3. This one is really sweet. After looking at this photo, I totally need a new mat too.

  4. Anonymous says...

    I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this … GLUTEN FREE SOY SAUCE

  5. i got one from Urban Outfitters, it says ” please don’t leave ” with a giant big heart. I Love it!

  6. L-O-V-E this mat! Thanks for sharing Joanna!


  7. What a lovely post Joanna! And thanks for all the sweet comments about my pups – they’re too awesome! Ironically they chewed up my last mat which made me go out and search for a new one ;D
    Like I mentioned on my blog I randomly stumbled on it at a garden centre in Cape Town and I snatched up the last one. But I’ll pop by next week and see if they can maybe give me the name of the supplier ;) Will report back if I’m successful!
    Stay awesome friends!

  8. molly, yay to michigan! :) grosse pointe is so beautiful. can’t wait to check out your tumblr! xxo

  9. I love, love, love funny welcome mats!

  10. Anonymous says...

    I love this mat!

  11. Hey Joanna! I loved this post! A welcome mat can serve such a great purpose when inviting guests over for the first time or even for life-long friends that have been to your home a thousand times! I’m a big fan of your blog and am from Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) so we share that background! If you have a chance, please take a look at my blog mollyalone.tumblr.com and let me know what you think! If not, keep doin’ what you’re doin’ because you are fab!

  12. That mat is pretty perfect! Home is where the heart is ;)

  13. Your blog is so cute!

  14. SC says...


    lay in front of my door, pretty please.

  15. haha, kristina, i didn’t get that either until now, so funny!!!

  16. thanks for the d*s link!! and jill, that is a great find!!!!!

  17. Really cute! I also really like the cactus in the pot just outside the door…


  18. Very cute! I think us South Africans can learn a thing or two about using fun and a little bit of whimsy in our homes! I love love love it!

  19. Love it! Home is where the heart is..xo

  20. I love the mustache print in one of the photos on her blog!! At first I didn’t get it and then I read it aloud to myself. :) I love it.

  21. Kelsey says...

    Yes – make it yourself! younghouselove.com has a tutorial on this. Don’t be scared, I don’t think it would be too bad!

  22. That is an adorable mat!! Love it! x

  23. That is really cute! I think it would be fun to paint it directly to the floor – though that may make it useless as a “doormat.”


  24. that is super cute, and i love your DIY solution. i always find that i get really inspired on too many DIY projects and then none of them end up happening…oops. :)

  25. Adorable! Just what I need for my new house!

  26. aw i love this! so sweet :) definitely some home inspiration for me!

  27. That is really sweet. If you get some good answers as to where to find it, let us know!

  28. love this!

  29. very cute and yes, i agree with the previous poster about this being an easy one to diy.

  30. do the dogs come with the mat?! now THEY are cute!

  31. Jan @ Family Bites says...

    You could make one. Buy a plain mat, black and red spray paint and print out large letters which you could cut into stencils.

  32. I’ve been looking for a welcome mat for outside my dorm room, I love this one!

  33. I generally have a love/hate relationship with welcome mats…useful but generaly ugly….now this one? this one is fabulous! I too would love to know where to find it!


  34. I love this so much! The pooches seal the deal:)

  35. This is great! Chiasso had one a while back that said “home” in white letters on a red heart, so it was a heart-shaped doormat. Sadly, it’s not available anymore. Please tweet if you find out where this one is! I’d jump on it. :)

  36. Aww, mostly I’m just loving the puppies! :-)

    Not sure where you could find one like that, but I got one that says “Welcome” in binary code from ThinkGeek. ;-)

  37. what a lovely mat to welcome guests into your home! i love the rustic hardwood floors in this photo too!

  38. So cute, I love it!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  39. I love welcome mats. I’m thinking Etsy would have something like the one you like.

  40. I love the one in the picture you posted! I’ve never seen one like it, but Urban Outfitters seems to always have cute rugs… Perhaps they’d have something like it =)


  41. Awwww…. sooo sweet and homey! Love, love, love it!!!!

    Have a wonderful day!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  42. I love this mat! I need a new one SO badly! I hope someone has a link for this goodie!


  43. This one is really sweet. After looking at this photo, I totally need a new mat too:)

  44. Love that mat! I would love one for my home. And I’ll take the two black pups too! :)