For the love of wallpaper

I love color, print, and home improvement projects. I had previously tried to update these old closet doors and needless to say it wasn’t good. Last week while shopping at my very favorite store “goodwill” I found this fantastic animal print wallpaper for 6 bucks a roll. I bought both rolls and came home to get busy. It took me 2 full days of scoring and scraping to get the old ugly wall paper off but now the doors are FANTASTIC, no one can say I’m boring. My decorating style is certainly bold. I hope you like it.

Proud to be a STRONG woman

I felt some kinda way today when I saw a woman I know post a video of her beautiful home with a view. So let me break it down for real. I have worked since I was 13, put myself through college while taking my 2 sons with me to night classes. I have accomplished so much, owned 3 homes and truly am so proud of being able to say I don’t need a man. I love my husband of 30 years but certainly would be a ok without him. This woman since i have met her has looked for ONLY men with money who could take care of her so she could just be cute with no job. And there have been lots. My question is how can you be proud when nothing you have belongs to you? Maybe I’m different but if I drive a Hyundai I paid for it is better than a benz that dude can yank at anytime.

New Year, Get After It

Long time between posts but it’s been crazy, this flu virus sent my entire household to the ER for dehydration and now trying to knock out the cold season. We got 12 inches of snow in Portland which shuts down the city and shows me all the crazies. People abandon their cars on the freeway, what? I grew up with snow so it’s hard for me to fathom that people have no common sense, ugh you can freeze by walking, stay in your car and run the heater intermittent til help arrives, duh…. also been working hard on the 2017 vision board, lots of goals to accomplish this year. Each one offers an opportunity to improve and we are never to old to reach for the stars. Get after it 

Happy New Year

I have never been someone who makes New Years resolutions because I believe that each day you have the opportunity at anytime to make a change, so each year I use January as a time to create new goals and update my vision board. Last year I completed 3 of the things on my vision board, yep that’s right my student loans are a wrap, that’s right zero, goose egg, nada. I also secured a new fantastic job in a new state and moved across the country. In my opinion these 3 are fantastic accomplishments but I want to encourage everyone to continually strive for more. In 2015 most of my goals have to do with paying OFF anything that has a credit line attached to it, this includes cards, cars, loans, etc. By doing this I will be in a position to search for a new home to buy with no other financial responsibilities, now how nice would that be? Now to the fun stuff, laugh a lot, hike as many different trails in Oregon as possible, rent a vintage rv in the willamette valley with the family and try a new wine once a week. You all know, I like my wine… As a mom, my goal is to allow my sons who are grown to develop into successful men without my input or help. Ok I’m a control freak and this is oh oh so difficult but that is how I became independent and driven and I am certain this will help them too. So here’s to a great New Year, write your success one day at a time