Give your home a fun name that makes you smile and fits your style. Having a playful name can do wonders to create a playful environment for whatever adventures await.
At the very least, a fun name will make you (and everyone who hears it) smile whenever you say it.
“Let’s dine at The Paprika Palace tonight.” vs “Let’s stay home.” See what I mean?
Not sure where to start? Keep reading!
Figuring out where to start is often the hardest part of whatever it is we want to do. So here are a few suggestions to get you going.
Print out the image above, if you like, or try out different names by saying them out loud. Some will naturally sound better than others. If none of the words given here float your boat, add some of your own.
Or maybe your prefer something more straightforward, like “Payton Place” (that name sounds familiar 🤔). You may like the idea of having your name in there, like “The Handsen House”, “Polly’s Place”, “The Rodiguez Room”.
Perhaps you feel your location better describes things for you, like “Our City Chateau”, “The San Fran Sunroom”, or “Cali Casita”.
You may have noticed a little alliteration in those examples. That’s when a series of words all start with the same sound.
It helps the words roll off the tongue and stay in your memory. Nice, but not required.
Once you find a name that fits, start using your new name in conversation. If it doesn’t make you smile when you say it or hear it said, find a new name!
Now, make a sign with your new name and put it on the fridge, door, or cabinet. Every time you see it, you’ll be reminded of your “new” home. A fresh, happy, new attitude can do wonders for even the fanciest of homes! And always remember, your home is your castle, and you are in charge of it.
Here are a couple signs to print out and use, if you like. You may want to place a blank sheet of paper on top of one you’ve printed, trace the words you want to use, and write in a new word of your own.
For example, you may want to trace “My Happy” and write in the word “House” instead of the word “Home” that’s written there. However you create your sign, be sure it makes you smile when you see it!
Wondering how The Paprika Palace got its name?
Inspiration can come from anywhere! And often when you’re not looking for it. That was the case here at The Paprika Palace!
The name emerged in front of a jar of smoked paprika by the spice wall I created the same day I met my husband…
Thanks for stopping by!
If you’re new here, check out the Start Here page. There you will learn about the Keys to the Kingdom, which are the guiding principles of The Paprika Palace. Or check out the Home page for a basic overview and a peek into the three main pillars of The Paprika Palace:
- Healthy Foods (Keeping your Kitchen Well-Stocked),
- Simplified Shopping (Grocery Lists by store, with links for online shopping coming soon), and
- Quick and Easy Recipes (Things you can easily make if you keep your kitchen stocked with items from The Paprika Palace Grocery Lists).
If you’re wondering about cost, take a look at the Let’s Talk Money page. There you will find monthly grocery spending reports, with itemized lists so you can see exactly what we spend on groceries, including what and where we buy things. And While Things Cook, brighten your mood, pique your curiosity or learn something new on the Just for Fun page.