I never thought that I would be here. Where is the time?! As if being a full-time mom, an armed forces wife & an Educational Administrator wasn’t enough! Here, I’ve got my hands full again…as I try to keep a digital log a.k.a blog about what I enjoy doing the most. I am a passionate DIY-er, crafter and a serial hobbyist, always in quest to learn something new. Taking out time for blogging may be difficult but not impossible. I may struggle to meet my self-set deadlines but I know I am going to enjoy this journey… My motto being ‘Happiness is Homemade’. 🙂 Welcome to my blog… 🙂
I am a mom to two teenagers, a son and a daughter; and a lucky wife to a doting husband who has always supported me in all my creative endeavors (and the non-creative disasters!) . My husband being in the Armed Forces, we shifted base every 3 to 4 years. A new house every time we moved to a new Base. Over the years I have come to enjoy converting these houses into homes, as I love the very idea of planning, styling, ‘doing-it-myself’… just about everything to create a warm, appealing and a comfortable home… without breaking the bank, doing everything & anything for the house we called our ‘Base-home’. So, when we were renovating our family home, all the past experiences and experiments came together in creating a place with a unique blend of contemporary, cottage and bohemian styles (thanks to our stay at a dozen odd places).
I believe I was born with a DIY gene! Seriously, if you drop by our home unannounced, you just may find me perched up on a ladder or deep down in some rubble of a ‘creative’ organizing or a frugal project! I don’t remember keeping long & pretty painted finger nails (EVER), couldn’t let anything come between me and my DIY chores!
While I adore my profession, my passion for DIY, recycling, crafting and home styling is what keeps me sane. I’m a self-confessed hoarder, addicted to home-store goodies, interiors magazines, DIY blogs, crafting and trying out new recipes… I can never get enough of them. Oh… I forgot to mention travel and photography! I have been told it is an incurable condition! I believe if someone can do it then I can do it too… maybe not as good as a professional job but definitely close! At this point, of this long introduction… I’d rather admit I have this “compulsive disorder” of doing things myself, whether I know it or not! Whatever the outcome… it has either been a pleasing experience or a disastrous learning experience!
Phew…was that long? But that’s me in a nutshell!
Update- I just realised my teen daughter has contracted this incurable condition…I guess she has inherited my DIY gene!
This blog is my effort to connect with all the ‘Die-Hard’ design, decor, art & craft, DIY enthusiasts and stalwarts around the world, to share and to learn. It is my place to document my journey… for my grand children to read!
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