Holy cow, I can’t believe I am doing this.
I have toyed with the idea of starting a blog for over a year now. Why I should, why I shouldn’t, and why I never would. There are a lot of answers for each of those but the biggest thing that was holding me back, was the fear of failure.
People who know me personally know that I do not like to fail. If I do fail, I would rather do it in front of as few people as possible. I am sure that is how most people are. It’s not like there are people who love to get in front of as many people as possible and see how hard they can bomb. Well, I guess there is Nickelback… ☺
Anyway, looking at successful people and how they got there is because they took a chance. So that’s what I am doing. I am taking a chance in the hopes that there are other people out there like me, who want to read about good ideas, making cool things, and all the funny stories that happen in between.
In the past 7 years I have revamped a lot of areas in my life. For some people my organization is a little over the top, (my husband is one of those people) but I have lots of tips and ideas for things that have and have not worked for us along the way! I have helped others with organizing their homes by teaching them my 4 pile system for deciding on what to do with everything and learning when to just say “Toss it!” I can honestly say I probably wouldn’t have started half of my organization projects without Pinterest.
Pinterest is amazing. Does everyone love it like I do? Most people I know pin everything in the world and then either never look at it again, can’t find it again (organization!) or don’t have the follow through to ever actually try it. I am the opposite. I can’t wait to show you all my Pinterest wins, fails, mistakes, projects, and recipes I try along the way!
Crafts, like sewing and knitting, are something new I am working my way into, as well as starting to play around with a lot of wood crafts and airbrushing projects. I also love photography. You are going to see WAY too many pictures of my pets I am sure, Exhibit A:
This is actually not a photo I took. This just shows off my beautiful, well behaved girls at their best! A year or two ago I volunteered at a fundraising event for the wonderful people of H.E.L.P., Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets. PawPrints Pix Photography was doing Christmas photos for people with their pets. My amazing mother, sister, and her kiddos kindly took all 4 of my girls to get their picture professionally taken. My family is pretty much the best and they mean the world to me, more on them in a different post.
My husband and I are currently making small changes here and there to transition to a less wasteful way of living. We are both starting diets and fitness plans as well. There are many reasons and motivators for us to get into shape again and lose weight, but the newest one is that my best friend will be getting married in the next year!! I will have more stuff on our weight loss goals, diets, exercises and what is and isn’t working for us in the near future!
As an amateur wedding planner my best friend’s wedding is huge!! Her wedding will be the 5th wedding that I will be doing. I will have lots of posts on what we are doing, money saving tips, things you can easily skip or do differently, time management, of course organization, and all other things involved with wedding planning. Including DIY projects and things you should definitely spend the money on and let the experts handle.
All the of this happening brings me back to the title of this whole thing, From Postage Stamp to Pasture Land. My husband and I both grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and with the goal of owning horses, we both see the need for more land and less neighborhood. We moved from 1/5 of an acre to where we are currently living on 3/4 of an acre and hope to make our next move onto 3 or more acres over the next year and a half. There are going to be so many bumps, bruises, setbacks and achievements along the way. Thank you all for being patient and supportive of me as I begin this new project. I hope to be informative and keep you all entertained.
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