And so it begins...

I’ve been wanting to start a blog for years.  I thought I had the perfect segway into blogging when we renovated our house back in 2011, but it didn’t happen.  Although a very busy time, the real reason it didn’t get started was because I needed it to look fabulous and I am SO not a techie.  I tried to start a few times but got so bogged down on trying to set it up that I would eventually just give up.  No blog.  Sigh.  After hiring someone to help me design and set up my website I finally found my opportunity!   Better late than never : )

Now that you know I am not a techie – let me tell you a bit more about myself.  I am a mother, a wife, an interior designer, and a compulsive volunteer (trying to curb that last one a bit : )  I have four wonderful kids who drive me a bit crazy sometimes, I am slightly obsessive about making lists AND crossing things off those said lists, I love everything about food – reading about it, preparing it, and eating it, I love to travel – from local road trips to cross-continental, and I love interior design.

 Here's to living in a shoe!

Here's to living in a shoe!

 Egyptian desert at dusk - stunning!

Egyptian desert at dusk - stunning!

I love being a designer.  I enjoy the people and I love the limitless possibilities when you are first starting a project.  I think everyone should be able to have a space that makes them happy.  I love to just take a space in – be it interior or exterior – and notice it.  Notice what makes it special.  Notice the possibilities.  A space can make me smile or it can make me feel angry.  Although I am probably more sensitive to space than most – I think everyone has emotional reactions to spaces/rooms.  Interior design should be thoughtful and well considered.  A home should always feel like home.    

 Nordic inspired bedroom by Ikea - makes me smile : )

Nordic inspired bedroom by Ikea - makes me smile : )

 A room that makes me anxious but has great potential.

A room that makes me anxious but has great potential.

As someone who has been reading blogs for years, I have a pretty good idea as to what format I want this blog to take.  I have always really enjoyed the blogs that not only have great photos, but that also teach me something.  The best is when the blogger is able to do this with wit and personality.  I really hope that is what I will be able to do here.  There are some bloggers who are so inspiring – they work hard, they confront and get passed their fears, they recognize and appreciate the moments that count, and they just keep moving forward.  Whenever I feel like I’ve hit a wall I think about these women and it helps me get past it.  Thank you to them.

 

Well, thanks for stopping by!

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