Guys, THIS is a thrill. Huge Redhead-fan-girl here, so this is pretty fantastic. Julie is so unique…she dances to her own beat, and I completely dig that. We kind of bust our own moves where I blog, at The Heathered Nest too. I can’t really tell you what my “style” or “aesthetic” is…it’s more of an “I know it when I see it” type-deal. I’ll try to show you what I mean. So, welcome to Maryland! Or as they say out here in the country, “Howdy, won’t ya take your boots off and sit a spell?”
Actually, I’m not totally sure that whole “boot” and “sitting a spell” thing is actually what they say. You see, I’m a city gal transplanted to the country. And so I kind of make this stuff up as I go along.
This little ol’ blog was started last summer as my (feeble) attempt to stay (slightly) sane. As it is, I have three little troublemakers angelic children that I now stay home with EVERY day, 24/7. I love it very much, and am blessed to be in the “raising our future generation” line of business, but blogging has helped me remember that there are, in fact, words that still exist other than those found in the Spot-lift-a-flap books.
We’re big on renovation projects here. I’m a physical therapist by training, and since I don’t treat humans these days, I’ve taken that love of rehabilitation and put it to use in our homes. Here’s what that guest room above looked like BEFORE:Another space in our pad that got a massive overhaul was our dining room. Come have a looksy! Care for some artisanal cheeses and port? Perhaps some caviar and crudite´? Well, you’re in the wrong place. But we’re happy to share some of our pop tarts and apple juice (organic, of course).
Mid-way through this project is when husband and I decided that we should probably start therapy if we wanted to eventually dine TOGETHER in this dining room. This room was a BEAST of a project. What started as “let’s just add some moulding and call it a day” turned into a termite-infested, massive structural overhaul and re-construction project. NO BUEÑO.Eventually, we conquered the dining room. And we’re still married. #MiraclesHappen.
Need to use the loo? We love bathroom renovations here. If you would have come last year, this is what you would have seen in here…look quickly, then avert your eyes…it’s a lot of purple-people-eating goodness.Here’s another we recently completed. We call it Napoleon’s Throne Room…hee hee.