Hello all! Good morning and happy…Wednesday! Had to think about that one, it still feels like it should be October for me.
Welcome to my new and first ever decorating and design blog! I am so excited to go on this journey with all of you and look forward to sharing my projects, giving tips and answering your questions.
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I thought I would share a little bit more about myself in my first blog post, as my “About” page simply outlines my professional background in the design field. Here are some things about me you probably wouldn’t have guessed.
- I am a natural redhead, yes. I get asked this question all the time. It runs in my family and I hope to pass it on to my kids one day.
- When I was 8 years old my family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico and we lived there for 6 years. My childhood memories are of growing up in a foreign country and it was the experience of a lifetime. With that being said, I am truly thankful we moved back to Canada. I know Spanish but have a hard time speaking it as I do not get the practice I need to keep it up.
- When I was 10 years old I underwent major surgery on my left ear. An infection destroyed my ear drum and inner ear leaving me with no hearing on that side and unable to get any water in it.
- As a result, my biggest fear is water (sounds so silly!)
- I have always loved drawing and colouring. One of my earliest childhood memories is at my grandparents house laying on the living room floor with my Papa, colouring in a (Looney Tunes) book. My Papa taught me to pay attention to the details – I recall him telling me to try my hardest to colour within the lines and that if I kept practicing I would get really good at it. He also taught me at a very young age to be patient, and that “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…”. I have grown up believing in this wholeheartedly.
- I love dogs and wish I could adopt them all. My mother-in-law and I joke about winning the lottery and purchasing a huge property where we can rescue and keep all the puppies. Our jobs would be to love and play with them all every day.
- My husband and I recently lost our Louisiana Catahoula, Ben, to Lymphoma. We miss him dearly. We also have a boston terrier named Juggernaut. We thought it would be funny and ironic for such a small little pup when we got him. Little did we know he would live up to his name. His hilarity is a whole other blog post for another time if you want to know more.
- I love music and wanted to be a singer when I grew up. I laugh at this now because I can’t sing to save my life.
- I also wanted to work for The Weather Network as a news anchor, meteorologist or storm chaser – I love storms!
- I have always wanted to play the guitar and my parents gave me a beautiful acoustic guitar one year for Christmas when I was in high school. In 2013 I decided to take lessons and have stuck with it ever since. I regret not learning earlier in life as I do not have the time now to spend hours in my “room” playing. I’m lucky if I can get in a few hours a week. I still love playing but despite what my teacher tells everyone – I’m not very good at it. I also play the electric guitar and can’t choose my favourite of the two (acoustic or electric). It all depends on the mood I am in and what I feel like playing.
That’s about all I can think of for now. If you want to know anything else about me feel free to leave a comment!
I can’t believe we are into December already. Last year on my Facebook page I asked people to share how they decorated their Christmas trees. I loved seeing how different everyone chooses to style their trees. This year my husband and I bought our first (faux) Christmas tree and want to share it with all of you. I’ll post about that in an upcoming blog later this week or early next week and in return I want to see your trees! Maybe this will be some motivation to get it up and decorated?
Happy Decorating! 🙂