Monday, July 27, 2009

An Inaugural Post

Hi everyone. I'm brand spankin' new to blogland. Until recently blogs have been a mystery to me. Why would the average person blog? What do they blog about? Where in blogland can you find a good cup of coffee? Or a great random object with beautiful patina for that matter?

I recently dicovered a blog on accident while looking for something to help me execute a window treatment. The blog I found didn't have what I needed, but it looked interesting so I filed it for later and moved on. When I went back and looked more closely at what I had found a whole new world opened to me. I followed that blog for a while then I realized it led me to another blog which led me to another and another and another. Holy hot tamales, I had hit the mother load. It was like a decorating magazine super charged. (I confess I love me some decorating magazines.) The blogs that I have reviewed so far have been an immense source of inspiration for me and a shot in the creative rear-end.

When I mentioned to my husband that I was thinking about starting a blog he looked at me with a puzzled expression and asked why on earth would I want to do that. I thought I had a brilliant idea that would motivate me to complete some of those unfinished projects...rooms... If you get my meaning. Now the hubs is usually my biggest supporter in everything I do no matter how out there it is, but this time he thinks that a blog will just take time away from the things I think it will motivate me to finish. Well, we will see. I hope he's wrong, and if he is I think he'll happy about it.

We moved into our current home about a year ago, but this house is not new to me. We now live in the house I grew up in. My parents moved away, but didn't sell the house. When we reached the decision that we wanted to put our daughter in private school, but didn't see how we could afford to do it on 2 public servant salaries my parents graciously allowed us to move into the house I grew up in and make it our home.

That brings us to my goal of this blog. As I have already mentioned I'm hoping that I will be motivated to get the lead out and finish some of those creative ideas I have floating around in my head. (I seriously can see the whole house done in my head.) This blog will also document the journey of my family making this house that is oh so familiar and comfortable to me into our home, and of course there will probably be some random tangents of the adventures of our lives along the way.

So, I hope you'll join me on this journey, and bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of blogging and try to turn the creative into the tangible to make our home beautiful.

Are you wonder which blog it was that I first stumbled onto? It was Still one of my favorites.

1 comment:

  1. I have only read 2 of your posts so far and I love your blog already! This inaugural post sounds exactly like me! I just began my blog a couple weeks ago as a way to motivate and inspire myself (motivating and inspiring others will come eventually-I hope.) My husband gave me the same crazy look and now I blog in secret. Maybe one day I'll have a wonderfully popular, inspiring blog and I'll be able to finally reveal my "success!"


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