Fast forward to 2010 when a dear friend introduced met to YoungHouseLove.com. My friend is a reader over there and she said they had the greatest home style and very funny posts about their house, their dog, etc. And as I popped over there and started clicking around I realized a few things:
- That my friend was right about John & Sherry having great taste
- That I hated the style of everything in my house
- And that THIS is the kind of blog I enjoyed reading!
And it was after I made a skirt for Sarah last fall (following a tutorial on MADE) that I decided that I wanted to share it. And a photo on Facebook with a caption wasn't going to be enough. And then I thought about all the other things I wanted to do and make and thought, well maybe I'll write about it on my dumb blog that I had a million years ago. And so I did. Here's that post.
The old weird posts are gone (thankfully), and I've spent the last 12 months doing more projects around the house than I would have and doing more fun stuff with my family and chronicling it in a more complete and thoughtful way than I would have if not for the blog. So the blog has been really good for us.
Here's a few things we've done in the last year:
- New light in the downstairs bedroom
- Painted a chandelier
- Decoupaged a bunch of stuff
- Cooked some yummy things and baked even more
- Sewed an apron and a tooth fairy pillow
- Put up curtains
- Got a PUPPY!
- And MORE!
So here's what you can hope for in the future - more learning from me. I love a challenge and projects and changing my house. I love seeing what other bloggers are doing and thinking of how I could make something work for me.
Thank you so much if you've read the blog. And thank you even more if you've taken the time to comment - here, on FB or on twitter. It's the conversation that helps us all grow!