Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Follow Your Heart...

WOW! It has been almost one year since I last blogged. I am ready to share my junkin' finds and paint again!!!!! I am back being able to do what I love...because like everyone says "God has a plan." Well, yes He does. We don't always think He does, or are often not satisfied with His timing. I, am one very happy, thankful and grateful mom and wife today. Last year I went back to working full time...from home WITH A 3 YEAR OLD AND A NEWBORN! I think I was nuts...well, I had to have been, I only took 4 DAYS of maternity leave. Yes, you read that correctly...4 days off! It was manageable...but not ENJOYABLE! If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life, right? I will not be returning to that job this year...and am relieved. This past year I was working from home and I would keep up with my crafty friends and really began to miss my painting days. I watched my favorite decorating shows and those darling Junk Gypsies and really begin to miss my business. I really began to think "Why can't I do what I love?" I am pretty sure God put me in that position to show me that the $$$ didn't make me or our family any happier, in fact it made me miss the simpler times. I truly missed the quiet of my "studio." My studio is our HUGE garage where all of my paints, paintbrushes and tools waited for me. Waited for me to realize you have to do what you love...and you will never work a day in your life! Now, we are back on our schedule. The girls and I go for our walk on the dairy in the morning, play and paint! I love "working," me in my garage painting and listening to the baby monitor. When my girls wake from their "shift" is over. Nobody to email me about what needed to be done and who it needed to be emailed to when it was done. I am my own boss...AGAIN! (Well, my 3 1/2 year old and 8 month old may argue with that!) So, my goal is to post before and after's here. I always love looking at before and after's, as well as where these pieces fit in my customer's homes. I have received a few pictures of happy families with their furniture and I LOVE posting them. For my first big project: my husband and I need a room makeover! A bit of a love-shack, junk-gal...meets cowgirl will be going on in here...stay tuned! I love finding something that just looks sad, lonely and worn out and giving it a little TLC, fun paint and a new life! It really is a love of mine...and it is something I can do on my own time, in my own home studio and even have my girls right along with me.

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