I am an avid DIYer. I come from a long line of folks who jump in, wing it and give it a go.
While I don't like to admit I have type A in my genes, I know it's true. I constantly fight the "make it perfect" voice in my head. It battles with the "good enough" voice on a daily basis.
I grew up with parents that were constantly updating the house making it a home. My mom was a jack of all trades who got the bug from her father. My mom was a seamstress, painter, tile installer, wallpaper hanger, carpenter, organizer and above all a mad woman when it came to keeping her house clean. My dad kept his yard green and lush and filled the garage up with all sorts of gadgets. I was always his little helper, handing off tools. To this day, he still tells me "it's good enough."
When Hubs and I bought our home, we jumped right in. I painted, wallpapered and decorated. Hubs planted bushes, took down trees and made way for a pool. We've accomplished a lot along the way making our Pine Tree Home.
My first DIY project with wood was installing solid wood doors in our home. I had called a handyman for a quote and about fell off my chair. A trip to the store to gather up four doors, trim, box of nails and caulk was all it took. I leveled, hammered, and sawed my way through it.
It's hard to believe it took me almost 10 years to get an air compressor and nail gun to make my jobs easier!
I can't get enough of home improvement shows. I love to read decorating magazines. Most of all, I am enjoying blogging and all the friends that come with it. I always sort of felt like odd woman out until I started blogging. I am blessed to have learned much along the way and to be able to trade stories with people I hardly know.
I hope you enjoy taking a look around. I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a note.