Since we are just getting to know each other I thought it might be good to give you a little back story on how this blog came to be so here goes.
Upon moving out of my parents home I had absolutely no clue where to start or what style I liked when it came to decorating my home, so I just didn’t. I know that sounds terrible but I honestly didn’t have the slightest idea about the process nor did I really care. I was young and had plenty of other things to worry about besides decorating my home. Insert my wonderful mother who has always had an eye for design and has a very nice, unique style. My mother would come over while I was working and bust her butt working on my house.
Later when I would return the entire house would be transformed! It was amazing!I mean my first home was nothing nice to look at but she made it into something I felt proud of, and She didn’t just do it once, she completely designed every single space in two homes. Plus she would come back during Christmas and deck the house out as well, it always looked great and I loved it. But it was also hindering me in a sense because I still had no clue what I liked or what I even wanted for my home.
Fast forward several years to the day my husband and I purchased our home. My husband was adamant he did not want to move all of our old stuff into our new house. We had saved and saved to be able to purchase our home and he wanted new things to go in it. I had been dreaming of moving out of our 850 square foot rental and all the space we would have for me to create a home that looked like it was straight out of a magazine. And my mind was set, this time I was going to decorate our home by myself.
So we hit the ground running without much thought and without a plan. Biggest mistake EVER.Several months later things were a total mess. Our living room looked like a sea of brown sofas, the game room/office was completely nonfunctional and our master bedroom and bath literally looked like a navy power ranger threw up everywhere! It was awful! Nothing fit what we wanted for our home or what we needed it to be.
We needed this home to function for us and our children, we needed it to be a place we felt the most comfortable, we needed it to be OUR HOME and it was none of those things.Please don’t get me wrong it was a HUGE step up and yes we were/are beyond grateful and totally blessed to finally own our own home. But that didn’t mean that we had to stay stuck surrounded by a house full of things we hated, did it?
So I began to ask myself where we went wrong? Why is this not working? There has to be a way I can fix this right? The choices we made during our rush to fill the empty space were exactly that, RUSHED. There had to be a better way, something better than throwing a bunch of crap in your cart and crossing your fingers it works out.
Feeling frustrated and with a much lighter wallet I set out devouring every bit of information I could find pertaining to design, DIY and decorating. And I literally feel in love with every aspect of the process of creating a home. A home that your family loves. A home that functions for everyone. A home that makes you feel special and most of all a home that is totally YOU!
Suddenly I found myself thinking What if someone else is going through the same thing? What if someone else has squandered tons of money on crap they never really wanted in the first place? What if I could actually help someone avoid the mistakes I made?
My hope is that this blog will be beneficial to anyone that may be going through the exact same thing we did or maybe you just need a little inspiration. I hope you follow along on our journey as we start over in our home. Not completely over because luckily we spent our house-warming gift wisely and purchased some decor we actually loved but over for the most part. This time with careful thought and most of all a PLAN.
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