I’m a chick & I’m in construction.
Well, I used to be anyway. Now, I’m playing my hand at all things home improvement, trying to remember what I learned in design school and keep from losing my mind (or my fingers) along the way.
After spending too many years trying to prove myself, I got an opportunity to slow down. That’s when I started to rehash my trash and start a blog.
I’m married to my ex-husband. Last September, we celebrated our second 2-year anniversary.
We have one kid and two bulldogs and live in Wisconsin, for now.
I’m in the process of reinventing our first “used” house and figuring it out as I go. Unlike a lot of DIY bloggers, I’m not interested in fame or fortune. I know I’ll never have my own tv show (unless we can film at 2 am and I can voiceover all of my colorful language) and I’m okay with that. I’m cool with having reality tv friends.
My favorite things to make are mistakes. Which is good, because I make a lot of them.
I love color – bold, funky, fresh pops of color and my go-to cardio workout is power sanding. I don’t plan. I prefer to fly by the seat of my pants and take life as it comes.
My mom taught me two main life lessons:
1. Find something you’re good at and stick with it, and 2. You can’t get blood from a turnip.
She also says you’ll never have to wonder what I’m thinking – this gets me in more trouble than anything.
And yes, that is sawdust in my hair. Thanks for noticing!