For the past few years, I’ve hidden behind home décor and DIY—which I absolutely love (now). But it’s just a microcosm of who I am. A very short-sighted view of my story, my struggles and dreams.
To tell you the truth, I got started in decorating and DIY out of sheer determination. No real interior design or carpentry skill or even gasp–a desire. Ya girl just needed to get her house together and ‘I ain’t have no money.’ Out of that came the blog which…helps me make money.
We recently moved out of our money pit starter home and are now living in a 2,600 square feet gorgeous rental home while we decide what our next move will be. There are no ugly kitchens or doorways. And now that the focus is no longer on ‘making do,’ I want to peel the back paint and show you that the structure underneath is so much more important.
So I’m about to pivot.
My real story is my ability to lean on Jesus and overcome despite whatever life throws. My grit and gumption translate into so much more than decorating a house. Better yet, even though I’m no longer renovating a house, I’m on a continual journey of self-renovation both naturally and spiritually.
I’m adding a section to the blog telling my story, sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of my home and coming clean with all areas of my life that need a serious makeover–whether it’s the dark areas of my heart or my overflowing laundry room.
There will still be pretty pictures, but more real-life mess that needs to be sorted out before we can shoot those Instagram worthy shots. I’ve attempted this once or twice before and got cold feet, but here I am again trying to be vulnerable—on the internet. Not because it’s easy, but I truly believe my struggles will help someone else.
Before you say ‘I’m out,’ you can stick around for more projects and home décor content—but you’ll get a much better picture from now on.
I want to share my home, my heart, and my journey. I’m decorating life by my rules and glorifying God because that’s my divine purpose.