Here’s the short story…
I’m a Texas transplant by marriage but I was born and raised in south Louisiana. Because I was exposed to beautiful French, Spanish, and creole architecture, I wanted that in my forever home.
I was fortunate enough to meet my handsome husband, my Prince Charming, while I was lucky enough to live in a castle in Germany. Well, it wasn’t exactly a castle , but it was a beautiful home that was 300 years old and full of character! I wish it could have been my forever home, but it was’t meant to be.
Fast forward a decade or more…We live in SW Houston, Texas, among the cookie cutter houses of plenty. He thinks it’s our forever home, I do not. this is my dream home that I’d like to build some day: http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/idea-houses/2007-idea-house-tucker-bayou-florida-video-00400000036489
It is character free… so what’s a girl to do?
Well, it’s in my blood line. My mother is a seamstress, my maternal grandmother was a florist and my paternal grandmother was a ceramicist. Needless to say, I did inherit a few of their genes to help me make my family’s home what it is today. I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but I did inherit a taste for the finer things.
Since living in Houston, my husband and I have owned three homes. In my adult life, I have moved over 30+ times ( don’t ask: college, military, gypsy in my blood line?); therefore, I have had to make each home feel as comfortable as possible.
So this is a non-chronological look at the way I have made my house a home with little or no money. I am not a stay-at-home mom who does this all the time. Sometimes, I can go weeks without a bit of time to develop my creativity. But, in forming this blog, I plan to be more consistent in my endeavors. My two boys, ages 7 & 4, are now getting older and can entertain themselves while I get lost in my world.
My paid profession is in the wonderful world of special education, so holidays and summers are the times when I can let loose. Creating a beautiful home allows me to relax and rejuvenate. So when it’s time to get back out there in the working world, I’m able to put my original thoughts to action Monday thru Friday.