About Me

 I am a self-confessed home decor junky...raised by parents who were antique hunters and refurbishers, I have "junking" in my blood - and its a good thing too because we are a one income family and getting style on a budget sometimes requires a creative mind and a McGyver kind of hubby to help get things done!

I'm a wife and mother of two. I am also a Leukemia survivor, having had a stem cell transplant back in January of 2011.  This blog is my creative outlet.  

So glad that you joined us here!  We welcome any feedback and hope you take the time to look around at our past projects!

Below - is my first post - that explains a little bit more about me and why I decided to start this blog.

Monday, October 08, 2012

a little bit about me...

For awhile now I have been on the other end of the spectrum, viewing and enjoying blogs written by others...home decor and style blogs by seasoned professionals who have brought insight and inspiration into my home everyday.  And for awhile now I have contemplated starting a blog of my own.  I am in no way a professional decorator/designer but always find my friends asking me for advice in decorating their homes...so, I decided to take the plunge and start a blog of my own.

I am not a newcomer to blogging, per se, but the kind of blog I'm used to writing is on caringbridge..you see I am a cancer survivor - a stem cell transplant survivor - a medical miracle really or a science project of sorts.  You see, I had leukemia.  Diagnosed in November of 2009, I had my transplant in January of 2011.  As if that didn't make me enough of a science project, I didn't have a fully matched donor.  My sister was only a half-match and I had no matches on the bone marrow registry either.  Many people have died in this scenario, but my transplant Dr. was given the opportunity to participate in a trial protocol using my sister's half-matched cells...with no other choice out there, I proceeded with the trial.  And almost 2 years later, I am doing very well and moving on with my life.

For 2 years I have had to get my decorating fix by reading and following decorating blogs and while that got me through, I am now at a point in my recovery where we can renovate and rejuvenate our own home...The Creative Me can finally come back out to play - I have 2 years of ideas rolling around in my head - and my hubby (My McGyver - or - McG) is always up to help getting my ideas done...I am not the muscle behind the renovations, in fact, I am the brains and he is the brawn.

I hope you enjoy and follow along, offer suggestions and ask questions...I think this could be the next part of my journey and I would love for you to follow along!