Hey there, friend! I’m so glad you are here!
My name is Amy.
I love thrift stores, estate sales, painting, and long walks down the clearance aisles of Hobby Lobby.
I’ve always enjoyed decorating and putting a house together, but it wasn’t until I became a stay at home mom in 2015 that I really began to focus on it. I wanted home to truly be my haven. I wanted it to reflect my own personal style, and to be something that I could be proud of.
BUT…(there’s always a “but,” isn’t there?!) we were on a very limited budget, and as a new mom, I also had very limited free time. And that is how this blog was born.
At first, I simply needed a creative outlet and wanted to document the projects we were doing at our house. But now, it is a way for me to show you that you don’t need an extravagant budget in order to have a beautiful home. In fact, I would argue that having a limited budget and limited time makes what you accomplish within your home that much more special.
I am lucky, in that I grew up with a dad who was in construction and can literally DIY anything, (he sometimes makes an appearance in pictures here and is my consultant on nearly every home DIY project I do 😆 ) and a mom who loved to garage sale and taught me the value of being thrifty.
I am also lucky to have a husband who is always willing to help with whatever my latest project may be. He is no longer surprised to come home to rearranged furniture or a new gallon of paint. Bless him.
I hope to provide some inspiration and helpful tips through this blog. You don’t have to have a lot of money, time, or experience in order to create a home that you love. I am living proof of this. So, come along, and join me on this crazy, DIY journey.
It’s not always easy (especially with two small children running around), but with time and patience (and a few DIY flops here and there), it IS always worth it.