I truly hope everyone was able to take time to reflect on this year with gratitude. I am so grateful for the blessings God has given our family this year. Specifically, the gift of time. Time is something we can never get back. That became a real reality once we grew our little family.
I am thankful for this house… it has given us time back.
Of course we want to make it our own. It’s a fixer upper in our eyes, we knew that when we purchased it, but it has great potential. This is why we purchased it in the first place. It was safe, clean, and provided a need when we needed it most. And now that our needs are mostly met, we can focus on making our home inviting to us.
I hope it is a blessing to others.
When we got married we wanted to be that house. A place people always felt welcomed, loved, and wanted. The same goes for this home. I also want our hard work to be a lesson for others… a vessel to teach people they can have a beautiful home, no matter their BUDGET, taste or style.
I will have a different style than some. AND THAT IS OKAY. As one of my mentors says, “You Do YOU!” It means do what makes YOU feel happy… if you like rustic, do rustic. If you like french country, do it! If you like the color orange, then by all means do orange! We are all created differently and THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. That is something that makes YOUR home beautiful.
As always friends, I can’t wait to share more with you. I have my first tutorial coming next week. So, stay tuned! And THANK YOU for all the kind words, encouragement, and love as we set out on this adventure. Go and enjoy TIME together with your loved ones this Thanksgiving weekend.