The blogs I mainly follow now are a little bit of the cooking blogs, some mommy blogs, a ton of DIY & craft blogs and a few fashion blogs. I fell in love with redoing furniture a long time ago but never put any effort into doing anything about it. During renovations I found after complaining to everyone that I didn’t think I could paint very well, I found I was handy with a paint brush. I’ve always been crafty but there was something on the inside that was unleashed. I found that it relieved my stress & it was “me” time. After the fire I found I lost interest. It made me sick to my stomach to even think about having to replace all of art supplies, paints, and the furniture pieces. There was a spot in our kitchen that was a big bare wall. It had a nice buffet/side table that I had redone, but we had moved it & then lost it in the fire. There was a tall cabinet sitting down in the basement that we moved up & put on the wall. It needed a facelift. Once I began working on it I realized it felt good. I lost myself in it & it all became clear I needed to make a choice….either stop being a baby about it & get myself back into it or wallow in my tears and lose the chance to bring some pieces to life. I choose the first one. I’ve been enjoying going to thrift stores & tag sales.
Some of my inspiration comes from the following blogs:
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/ - Shabby Creek Cottage is doing a giveaway so try to check the blog out if you can!!
These are just a few. Some have shops so if you are looking for some cute items venture on over.
Another blog that I really love is http://www.myshineproject.com/. I love that Ashley is giving inner city youth a chance. This has been such an inspirational blog for me. I went to her site that the sell different items which the purchase helps give at risk youth a job and allows them to pay their way through college!!! They make some really cool jewelry & the t-shirts are fun. .I came across her through Kelle Hampton’s blog http://www.kellehampton.com/ . Kelle’s blog is such an amazing story. She’s such an inspirational!!
If you have any suggestions on blogs I should check out I’d love to hear from you.
Happy Tuesday!! And, much love, peace & happiness!!!