If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown
I am a firm believer that things line up to lead you to the path you were meant to follow. It’s taken thirty years to get here, but all my experiences, jobs, and travels have led me to follow my bliss.
I grew up in a family of six girls in a small house in rural Minnesota, a product of the 70’s and 80’s where I learned out of necessity the art of repurposing. I’ve always loved fabric and clothes and learned to sew at a young age from my mom. After graduating with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, I married my high school love (a marine), and started our life and legacy of a family of five, traveling to sixteen different duty stations and twenty different houses in the last thirty five years. That’s a lot of apartments and houses to pack up, unpack, decorate, and rearrange.
My motto was, and still is today, that I felt like I was truly home when I could put my curtains up. That is where my love of window treatments and home decorating began. Of course, because of my limited resources as a military spouse, I resorted to my love of fabric and sewing to construct slipcovers, window treatments, pillows, cushions and accessories to make my house a home that truly reflected me and my family.
As a new empty nester and grammy of two (and one more on the way), I grateful to be able to put my passions and strengths together and do what I love to do most: repurpose, create and share things.
My blog is a mish mash of my passions and loves. I will blog from time to time about family and the joys of being a grandparent, the struggles and joys of being empty nesters, my creative bursts, my cooking and baking experience worthy of sharing and of course my SLIPCOVERS. There is truly something for everyone.
Maybe you will learn something new, get inspired or maybe you will just be entertained.