I was raring to go to show you guys a super amazing DIY today and then… we had a big ol’ fat fail happen last week. (More on that later.) But basically, you should know, we have the occasional home improvement flop every now and then, and Robert and I have learned that sometimes all we can do is laugh it off.
It’s easy to beat yourself up when what you were envisioning for a project in a room doesn’t at all turn out how you wanted it to. Even with 2 years of projects under our belts, I still get just as discouraged as I did when I made my first DIY mistake.
But then I realized, I hadn’t shared some AWESOME, exciting news with you guys that turned my whole mood around.
Y’all! This little blog is in PRINT! Cue the booty shakin’ dance party.
I’ve actually known about this feature since around Christmas, but I didn’t really let myself believe it until I had the magazine in my own hands.
American Farmhouse Style Magazine contacted me back in December to ask if they could show off Olivia’s bathroom makeover in their spring issue. I couldn’t type the word “YES” fast enough.
Sometimes I get wrapped up in forging ahead in our room makeover plans (and we currently have 3 on our plate at the moment), but every now and then, I have to stop, take a breath, and appreciate all the work Robert and I have done and how far we’ve come.
Robert is my rock and my grunt laborer and my absolute best friend through all of this, so it’s so rewarding to see a space that we worked so hard on together for our daughter to get recognition in print.
Less than three years ago, I was just a girl with big dreams. For so long I was lost in my direction and couldn’t find one avenue of interest that really spoke to my soul and fed that need to create that’s always been in me for as long as I can remember. But then… God opened a door. Like He always does when you’re feeling stuck in the dark.
The magazine just hit news stands this month, and there are a couple other incredibly talented bloggers I admire in this issue that I’m sure you’ll recognize.
So about that giveaway I mentioned?
I can’t say “thank you” to y’all enough for stopping in to check out our house adventures. If I think about it too much, I tear up knowing that you guys are there cheering us on and supporting us through it all. Maybe that seems silly. But we put so much of our heart and soul into this first house of ours, and I know we could have never continued pushing ourselves and learning and growing without your sweet words and encouragement.
I wish I could give one to everybody reading this (do virtual lattes count?), but I’ll be giving away a $100 Target gift card to one winner. Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. (Worldwide eligibility, ends 3/20/16.)