About

Crockery & Canning Jars

Welcome to my Redecorating Journal. I’m one of those people that constantly moves, rearranges, and renovates. I’ve relocated/moved 42 times in my life (and there’s still more moves in my future). My husband is a contractor specializing in home repair and remodel. He also builds amazing looking sheds! We’ve moved locally and cross country.

My husband and I have entered into 18 home purchase contracts over the years, including a tiny home, a condo, a home with an HOA, homes abutting green spaces, and homes on acreage. We’ve owned homes in big cities, and homes in rural towns. Bought homes in need of repairs and new construction homes. We’ve had sales fail. We went to court over a sale fail. We’ve sold FSBO. We’ve been landlords. We’ve had to evict a tenant (they trashed our house). I’ve served on two homeowner associations. All that to say, with my husband’s help, I’ve made a lot of places (even if it was a rental) into homes over the years.

I love to turn spaces into special places. I can make any place feel like home. I don’t need a bunch of expensive stuff to do it. I can use what I already have. My husband and I love to visit thrift shops, garage sales, 2nd hand stores, discount stores, sales…. I see potential in other people’s junk, and even my own! (I’ve been known to shop my own stuff and reuse or repurpose it!)

My husband and I travel a lot. We love to camp/RV. We have a 5th wheel and a self contained toy hauler with a 2 seat RZR. We’ve traveled from coast to coast; into Canada, Mexico and across the ocean to Hawaii and Europe. If you’d like to follow our traveling adventures, visit Taste & See Travelog. This site is also work in progress. Sometimes we move so much, we don’t have time to post. I’m currently in the process of updating the site and committing to keeping it up to date.

I’m stepping into my post employment plans in preparation for the day I leave my job. I currently work fulltime for the government in real property leasing/contracting. My goal is to leave federal service for self employment as a full time writer, and for my husband and I to get our real estate licenses. Of course we will continue to travel, and move.

My hope is to inspire others that no matter how much or how little you have, any space can be your special place when you put your own touch on it. It’s really not as hard as it sounds.

The Relentless Redecorator