The Journey Begins

So…this is my very 1st blog post and I have to say. I’m a little stressed. It is NOT as easy as 1, 2, 3.

I have been wanting to start a blog for a few years now and I finally got the nerve to do it. One of the main reasons was to post about things that I do in my everyday life. Such as take care of my home and two very funny and AMAZING children or finding old and worn out antique/vintage furniture and make it new and pretty again. Well…fast forward several years and OMG! Who knew that there were A LOT of other women with the same idea. (Great minds and all) This was very deterring for me. I often held back because I thought “oh well, someone’s already done that” or “their ideas are way better than mine”. It wasn’t until recently that I thought I might have some good ideas to share. My husband, two children  and I made the move almost three years ago from our city home of 10 years to the suburbs. Which, where we live in the great city of Buffalo NY means more SNOW! The further south you go, the more snow you get (potentially…lol) We found a great house with a great neighborhood and most importantly, a great school district. Perfect right…? Well yes, eventually… It was not the “Dream home” that I’d envisioned. You know, the beautiful white farmhouse house in the country with a wraparound porch and a ton of charm. (enter Joanna Gaines) She’s amazing right! Immediately, I was in love with her farmhouse style since my own style was similar minus that actual Texas farmhouse. I’ve always liked the look of old painted furniture. Since the days of Rachel Ashwell and Shabby Chic. I followed her blog like it was the Holy Bible…! I liked the farmhouse style because it was a little less frilly and more rustic. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE frilly but not everyone in our house would enjoy a room full of lace and ruffles.

My mother and I started going “antiquing”. We would find different places to go to looking for something special. We have our favorite places that we go to as often as we can and recently I found a beauty that really set things in motion for this blog.

Thanks for reading!