"Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday"
Today is my two year blogiversary! Cue the trumpets!!!
When I started this blog back in 2012, I had recently finished reading The Happiness Project, one of my favorite books of all time. I was looking for a way to introduce some novelty and challenge into my life in order to create more happiness. Beginning that summer for the first time, my kids were spending a week at a time with their dad. It was a frightening prospect. Who was I going to be without them? What would my life be like when I didn't have little people who needed me for everything??
The previous October, I had given up Facebook for a month and it was then that I started reading blogs. Somewhere along the way, I discovered that the thing that sets me apart in this world is how I make a home. Decorating, organizing, choosing this and moving that... This is my talent, the thing I had been searching for my entire life.
I decided to start an interior design business based on organization and using what you have. The blog would be my way of letting people know about this new adventure.
|via Erica Cook|
Since I began this blog two years ago, I have discovered that there are already some really amazing interior design bloggers here in Michigan. Abby M is in Grand Rapids and Sarah of the Yellow Cape Cod claims Detroit. My IRL friend Dana designs from a feng shui perspective in the Brighton area and blogs here. She participated in the One Room Challenge this year and is as beautiful in person as you may have guessed from her gorgeous photos. Just this year, Jana and Michaela both moved here too. And although none of these bloggers live in East Lansing, several people from my community have started or advanced their design-related businesses since I started blogging.
Clearly, Michigan is the next place to be for design enthusiasts! It's Pure Michigan! [The video is from my hometown, which is where I met the love of my life.]