Seville, Spain

500 Days to 50.  That’s me. As of today, April 25, 2018 I have exactly 500 days until the BIG ONE.  I am full of different emotions. Excitement, fear, nervousness, as well as a bit of pride just to name a few.

I’ll be honest.  There were a lot of dreams and ambitions when I was young.  I wanted to get into the fashion world. Life choices detoured those goals. I don’t regret them. They have made me who I am today.

I got married pretty young and once I started having children, I decided that I would “get it all out of the way early.” My third child was born two months before my 23rd birthday.  It was a lot of work, but the result was that I was an empty nester at age 41.

My first action was to start partying!  I spent my younger days taking care of my family and for the first time in over 20 years, I wasn’t responsible for anyone else.  Well, I still have my husband but he can pretty much take care of himself. Pretty much.

I was the wild child for a few years and then I started taking up different hobbies.  Loom knitting, painting and most recently, gardening. I love doing all of it. If there were only more hours in the day!

Those few years of having a bit too much fun have wreaked havoc on my body and my home.  I ignored them both. I figure this is the best time to get my weight and health under control.

So here we go, I’m gearing up for the full court press. I still adore fashion, interior design, and art.  I just had to wait awhile to dive deep into them again.

I’ve been bingeing on YouTube videos and Pinterest getting inspiration for how I can pull my home together.  I have a complete closet redo, living room remodel, some wood rot repair on my wrap around front porch and building new raised beds in the garden.

I want to share it with you.  Maybe I can be your inspiration to take charge of your health and make your home and life more beautiful.