I love to create...anything and everything. For most of my life, I painted, sculpted and lost myself in this creative world that was all my own and I loved every single second of it. Then college happened. (We all know what happens in college). Then marriage and kids. I lost that little crazy imaginative girl. Although she was still there, desperately trying to get out, I forgot about her with all of the other distractions life throws at you.
You know life never goes the way you think it is going to go. One day I found myself single with two amazing little girls and a pretty empty house. I had two choices: be bitter and angry or forgive and move on. I realized the only way I ever knew how to move on was to create. The lost little girl inside me said "Hello, Old Friend...let us rediscover each other again." That was the best thing I ever did for myself. Rediscovering that creative little girl.
After I put myself together, I needed to find an outlet to channel my craziness (I mean creativeness). I had a very little budget and a house that needed to become a home. Then I discovered this whole new world of blogging. These amazingly creative women inspired me to pick myself up and start using my imagination again. They literally changed my life. They reminded me that I could be creative and make a beautiful and feminine home with old vintage furniture and pieces. I took my two kids and went to every flea market I could find. The girls and I were driving to different places so Mommy could pick up furniture she found on Craigslist. By the way, Craigslist is the best thing since
Ok, enough babbling. This is about creating a beautiful, light and feminine home with lots of love - all on a very small budget. With a can of paint and some imagination, you can create a whole new space. I believe that as women, we can and should share inspirations and stories. I want to be that neurotic friend who tells you:
"DO IT! Of course you can build your own farm table. You want to rip out your front yard so you can have a rose garden you always wanted? Absolutely! Let's do it!"