Welcome to my Redecorating Journal. I’m one of those people that constantly moves, rearranges, and renovates. I’ve relocated/moved 43 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 19 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 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.
Post employment plans. I retired from working full time for the government in real property leasing/contracting. My post employment goals are for self employment as a blogger, and for my husband and I to start a new business. We also hope to travel with our RV. We also plan to host guests in our home. Both of us might get our real estate licenses at some point.
My hope is to inspire others that no matter how much or how little you have, whether you rent or own, any space can be your special place when you put your own touch on it. It’s really not as hard as it sounds. I also plan to share topics that are related to increasing your quality of life at home, including home cooking, cleaning, organizing, de-cluttering, juggling family & work….
If a topic relates to home life; I might write about it!
Inspiring Home Life,