Thursday, May 13, 2010

Taking back my home

This blog is about my journey back to my passion of creating, decorating and designing. It is what I wanted to do in the beginning. The dream got lost in the day to day of a busy and full life. Not complaining. But life happens...and dreams get buried.

I wanted to be a I went to college and got a marketing degree...huh? I was married by then, and hubby had a good job in our little northern Michigan town. Moving was not an option. So I got a job at a clothing store, and was on the management career track. Then I got pregnant with our first child. And when I held her in my arms, I could not even think of returning to work. I would be poor and do without, if it meant being with her...and I did...and we were.

When she was four, we decided to homeschool, and baby number 2 came along. Almost six years later, baby number 3 arrived. No. more. babies. Don't get me wrong...I adore my kids. But we started our family very late. The last one was born when I was 39. I really didn't want to be raising my kids in a nursing home...joking...sort of.

Long story short, in the busy years of raising kids, homeschooling, volunteering in our church, co-leading our local homeschool group and being a soccer mom, there wasn't time or energy for much else. Slowly the house became more and more cluttered, filled up with school stuff, kids stuff, and to be perfectly honest, my stuff. I still liked to "create," and have tons of craft supplies, and a bazillion unfinished projects.

When we moved into our little farmhouse, I painted and decorated with what was then, current.'s been a few 20 years this June! I am soooo NOT feeling the evergreen cabinets anymore. I've been perusing blogland lately and something was reborn inside me. It is time to re-feather my nest. I mean every room...and the basement...and the outside.

I have plans...I'm excited...and I want to document it here. Maybe some of you resonate with my battle cry...."I'm taking back my home!"


  1. I LOVE THIS POST! I am not a home school mom, but I too have let life get in my way of keeping my passion for my home forefront. Blogland did the same for me. I stalked for months and then dove in with glee. I am sure you are like me....every time I get a new follower I still get giddy. I am gonna be #4 for you! Your blog is very entertaining! Come check me out.

  2. Thanks for following me! I'll be right over :)

  3. I so know where you're coming from. I have been spending a good deal of time over the last two years UNDOING what I did to my home 26 years ago. It's hard removing wallpaper that one so lovingly put up those many years ago...but times change and so do styles and it's been a fun adventure. Fun watching you go through it like me!


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