Sometimes when people come over to our house I wish that they could see our home the way it looks in my head. The reality of our home and the way I view it are totally different because when I see it, I see all the possibilities of what could be done if I had unlimited time and money.
When we first moved into our home I had no idea what I was doing decorating wise so now that I’m starting to figure it out I’m s l o w l y transferring all our rooms over to something that I love! You can read more on that in my What I’ve Learned post. And right now the office is the room I’m most unhappy with.
The process of getting our house was rather quick. Garrett and I both lived with our families before we got married but his mom was moving to Florida the May before our September wedding. Therefore, G needed somewhere to live. We looked into apartments but most of the rent was more expensive than a mortgage so we decided to look into houses. One cold February Saturday we went to look with our realtor and saw about 5 or so houses and we picked ours. We looked one day, that was it. After a lot of going back and forth we got it, and our close date was April 3rd (I think). Plenty of time for Garrett to get moved in before his mom had to move. (If I could go back I think I would’ve picked one of the new houses we looked at but God clearly had us in this house for a reason or else we wouldn’t be here.)
I have strange love for coasters! There’s just so many options (especially the DIY kind!) and they add a little bit of décor to your table! I did have tile coasters that I made but Lady being a rambunctious pup typically knocks them off the table and I’m so afraid they’re going to break! So switched them out for these easy to make DIY simple twine coasters!
How in the world is it already half way through October of 2015?
Some days I feel like I have all the time in the world but most days I’m struggling to keep my head above water. What I really hate though is that I’ve let things that don’t make me happy wiggle their way to the top of my priority list because I feel like I have to do them.
Not any more. Life is too short, it just is. I have idea after idea stored up in my mind and project after project stored in my garage (and I’m pretty sure my husband would like to start parking in there again, sorry babe).
So I’m going to go after those projects and redo those rooms I want to and start making my house somewhere that is visually pleasing a relaxing to me so that I can love living here even more. Which I truly love living in the house that I do, no matter how small and imperfect it is. It’s the man and the dog that I share it with that make it so full of love and life and that’s why I love it. But I’m a girl that likes to work with her hands so I’m going to do the things I love to make the place I love living even better!
And I’ll document that here along with other tid bits of life and I hope you’ll stick around to see what we’re up to. I’m excited to be back at this space because this is something I love to do too and I want to make this as beautiful as possible as well.