This was a question that one of my followers posed to me a couple of weeks ago.  Well today, I’m here to answer that question.  I have basically taken a hiatus from blogging for about six months.  Why?  Well, first of all we moved into a new house.  Now I know for those of you who have been following along, it probably seems like all we do is move!  We have moved three times in nine years but in our defense, the first move was controlled by the big crash that happened in 2008.  The second move was into a home that would help get us get into the type of home we really wanted.  A sort of stepping stone if you will.  Now here we are finally in the home of our dreams!  But let me tell you, it has been A LOT of work and A LOT of our time to get it to a point where it felt like ours, felt like home.  That’s really a whole other blog…several actually!

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Photo by Rob Bye on Unsplash

The other big reason for the prolonged blog break is the new branch of my business that I have started.  You can check out some of the pieces on our Redesign Habit Workshop Facebook page. After years of repurposing furniture for our personal use and for friends and family, I decided to try and make a business out of it.  Getting used furniture (the more beat up, the better!) and reworking it so that it could go into someone’s home as a beautiful useful object.  Little did I know when I listed my first piece that it would take off like it did!  Let me tell you that the demand for quality furniture that has been restored, repaired, reworked, repurposed, etc. is high! 

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Photo by João Silas on Unsplash

So, in short, along with my regular projects that I do from time to time, I added this whole new business branch that while very rewarding, creative, and fun is also VERY time consuming.  I am now at a point with things that I hope to get back to more regular blogging and manage to keep up with my decorating business and my furniture repurposing business.  Whew!  It’s exhausting just thinking about it all!  But, oh what fun it will be!  Being able to live out a lifelong dream of mine is nothing short of amazing to me.  Every day I try and really think about and appreciate the path my life has taken and where I am right now.  I hope you will all come along and share that ride with me.  I look forward to sharing stories about my businesses, projects, life, and of course solving decorating dilemmas and sharing project ideas.

Now, what will you do next to “love where you live?”