into the land of blogging as a way to document the creation
and adventures of THE TURNER FARM.
I started to blog 9 months ago, the farm well..
It will be five years in March.
How I made my settee is here.
WOW!! If I knew then what I know now!
I wouldn't change a thing! Well, Maybe!
Are there any of you out there in blog~land that have lived
in the place you are building? If so,
I stand now and salute you!
If you have done this, did you make the decision to do it out of pocket?
trying to figure out my new cameraBuild as you go, you know...
work, work, work,
to save, save, save,
so you can work, work, work to complete
that next project. Like an in~door shower!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my out~door shower and we are
working on a Fabulous permanent one. I laugh at myself as
I type this. From a once control freak~ had to have perfection,
done today person. To my counters are plywood,
outlet covers are on order, stickers are still on my windows,
the sink front is not in place. Projects everywhere we turn.
Some that are not done and some that are.
This was once dead space, Mr. Norm surprised
me by creating this wonderful wine rack.
I am often asked by friends ~ How do you do it?
Let me just share this. Looking back and seeing the
person I once was, Obsessed with perfection.
I love who I have become. I enjoy the process.
Taking the time to find what I really want
in my home. Time for some deep soul searching
here, our last home was a fake! Yup, a fake!
Yes, it was home. Yes, at the time I loved it. I would
never part with the memories we have of raising our girls there.
We built it! It was our home, but you know the kind ~ All show!
If we are being honest here, we built it to impress others as
much as we built it for ourselves.
We are in a different place now.
Thank you! And I am LOVING it. Taking the time to find the
right pieces. Who knew it would take us almost FIVE years
to decide, for what seems like the bizzillionth time, on what
we want for the in~door shower.
I love the photo below, but never posted it. It reveals that our
cabinets were not finished. Which resulted in everything being
on the counters out for everyone to see.
Did I say, I LOVE IT!
What prompted this post? I received a comment.
This was not a sincere comment, it was actually a mean comment.
Then while visiting, I discovered that there are a few of you out
there that had received even meaner comments.
Not from the same person.
What do you think? If we open our homes, our hearts and share
our lives with others, does that make mean comments ok?
Is there a place for them?
May I suggest? Just kidding~ I think. My life is not perfect.
My home is in process. What makes it perfect is that it is
my home! I pray that I can keep this blog so it represents me
and my life. That is never becomes a blog created to impress
others. I can not help but wonder if this person's blog was
created like our first home. More to impress others.
If so, I feel sorry for her.
Having created a life that was not really me, I understand.
I Thank God daily that he has blessed me with this journey
and that through him I am discovering Home!
Discovering and sharing who we are, our talents, our gifts, our blessings.