Happy Monday everyone!!! In the last week we have a lot of new readers, so I will try to catch everyone up to speed. There are a few names and terms you might not understand if you’re just joining in (and I’m glad you are!).
First of all, I’m Shanna and my dear hubby’s name is Chris.
My dad’s name just happens to be Chris also, and that kind of creeped me out when we started dating, so I refer to the hubs as Topher (the last half of Christopher).
I have a 15 year old daughter, and just the fact that I am breathing makes me the most embarrassing person on the planet. In my writings, I have sworn an oath not to mention her by name or use her picture. So if you see lots of pictures of our dogs, and none of the kid, it’s not because I love them more (well most days I don’t). It’s just that I am not allowed to further humiliate her by claiming to be her mother. She goes by pseudonyms “the unnamed child” or “the-child-that-wishes-to-remain-anonymous”.
Then there are my other children:
You will hear a lot about my fur babies, as they are always getting into some kind of disastrous trouble.
If you are coming to my blog hoping to see a spotlessly clean home, perfectly made recipes, and stories of how I love everyday of my life, you should turn around and run right now.
I am more of a, This is how I did this craft wrong the first three times, but how it did finally work out in the end, kind of gal. I want you to know what I did to screw it up, so you don’t have to go through the same thing I did. Trust me all of those perfect recipes you see on Pinterest, didn’t come without somebody chopping 9 jalapenos and then realizing they could have just bought the canned ones instead (it could happen, I’m just saying).
My house can look perfect on the blog — as long as you are only looking at one room. The other rooms will be containing all of the crap-o-la that I shoved out of the one in the picture.
I run my furniture business from home, which I love. It means: not having to get dressed until noon, not wearing makeup (unless a client is coming to pick up their piece), and being able to watch Ellen while I work. The down side is, I’m trying to paint with three fluffy white dogs under foot, not having a reason to buy nice clothes anymore, and people tend to believe that just because I don’t work in an actual office, that I don’t really work, and therefor, are asked to do “favors” and to volunteer for things they would never ask a “working” person to do.
When it’s all said and done, I do love what I’m doing now.
I’ve been blogging and doing my furniture business for 10 months, and it’s the first time in my life I have a passion for what I’m doing. I love seeing clients’ faces when they come to pick up their “new again” furniture, having a channel for my creativity, learning this whole new world of blogging (it’s seriously like learning a foreign language), and getting to meet and interact with, seriously, some of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Taking something that someone was literally throwing away, and breathing new life into it is so rewarding. The fact that I am making a living doing it is just the cherry on top. I had been asking God for the past several years to guide me down the path to where I was supposed to be. It might have taken a while, but I think I’m finally here.
To all of you newbies, I am so excited you are joining me! To all of my other friends (and I do consider you that), I appreciate you all for taking time out of your busy lives to follow along with mine and being so kind and supportive with your comments. As you all know your comments make my day!
A while ago, I bought a dresser off Craigslist, and they gave me this mirror that they thought went with it. Once I got it home, I realized it did not belong on the dresser. (Please disregard all of the paint and junk on the floor reflecting in the mirror.)
It’s been sitting around here waiting for me to get some inspiration. I dry brushed it with aqua paint, and lightly distressed it, cut some wood to fit, and used chalkboard paint to create a cute piece.
I have a project coming up that I’ll use this for, and I’ll be sure to let everyone here know how to turns out!
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!
Also, please remember to stop by last week’s post for a chance to win a $180 Amazon Gift Card!