So I would say it’s been close to a year since I have blogged. I have good reason, I promise. LIFE came along and got crazy… personally and professionally. One big thing, I bought my first home, aaaaand then I tore it completely apart and remodeled the whole thing. I did this all while trying to keep the rest of my life, business, family, and health together. Sure enough I managed to get it done and moved in just in time for the holidays and I thought I would end this Christmas night with a well overdue blog and a preview of the new place.
If you’re a follower of my blog then you already know that I decorate my Christmas tree with polaroids. I have been doing it for 3 years now and it has kind of become a year book if you will. Images that represent me, the people, places, and memories I cherish. I make new ones every year to display favorite moments I had throughout the year and I pepper them in with old ones that I consider staples that I will always put up.
This year, however, the polaroids changed quite a bit. Just like almost everything in my life, relationships changed, environment changed, and experiences were very different. I faced a lot of challenges in 2013 and some of them were expected and a lot of them were not… both good and not so good. I learned that some people who I expected to be in my life forever would not be and I was surprised by others who came and stood by my side. There are faces on my tree that have and always will be there, and some very new faces that I feel lucky to have in my life now.
I have a style to my house as well as my holiday decor that is very ME. Some love it, some hate it. It’s modern, industrial, rugged, and sharp all at once. I like crazy colors, camera details, skulls and masks, and of course keys and locks that still need to be put up as permanent year round decorations. It’s still pretty naked as I continue to slowly collect art and other unique pieces to fill the space but as of now, forgive some of my bare walls and focus on my pretty tree full of awesomeness.
Here’s a peek into my first Christmas at my new home.
Now, I know it may be dorky for me to put up a picture of my house mid-demolition.. but it was a BIG part of my year and I will never forget the journey I went through to finally get here. To me, it was necessary to throw it up there 🙂
Thank GOD for my mother. I honestly don’t know what I would do or where I would be without her. Especially during this past year, this woman has stood in my corner no matter how crazy she thought I was. Whether or not she agrees with my choices, she supports me and holds me up every step of the way. She’s by far the best friend I have ever had.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with ones you love most 🙂