As of 10 months ago, I, a 29-year-old female, was not even on Facebook.
Mr. Pax and I joked about how I needed to learn how to “twitter” stuff so I could keep up with what was happening.
But let’s be honest, with two toddlers at home and one on the way, I’m pretty sure that even if aliens landed in Washington DC, I would be at least a week late to find out.
But, like so many of you, I dream that my home would be a haven… for me, for my family, for our friends, for all who step across the threshold.
And, though it may be a little old-fashioned of me, I really enjoy the “home-ec” spectrum, if you will. I take pleasure in being a homemaker.
Let’s be clear about something, though. I don’t want you to get any misconceptions… My weekend was not spent in a frilly apron baking chocolate cake (though I do LOVE chocolate cake, especially this one); it was spent running around at the park with my two boys, overseeing plumbers as they moved the water for my washer and dryer to the other side of my laundry room, remodeling a closet (to function as a broom closet), and helping Mr. Pax decide how to patch the enormous hole in the floor of our laundry room. I love power tools, and I’m not afraid to use them.
So how is that related to blogging? By sharing my experiences with home, life, designing bathrooms, making curtains, painting armoires, raising two little boys, and remodeling closets, I hope to remind myself of why I do these things. I don’t repaint rooms (something I do far too often, if you ask Mr. Pax), or cribs, or antique boxes because I want people to think I have a beautiful home. I want to have a beautiful home because I want my home to be a place where people want to be. A place where we can have a party, make a total mess, and enjoy ourselves silly. A place where my children can learn what is good and true. A place where peace can be found.
And though it is time consuming, and I’ve had to learn to use Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and even WordPress, it has been worth it. It has allowed me a creative outlet. Introduced me to some amazingly talented women. Allowed me to think purposefully about the decisions I make in my home. Won’t you come in, by the way? You can even have a little cobbler if you’d like to stay for a bit. 😉 (And let me let you in on a little secret. This is the world’s EASIEST cobbler recipe. My grandmother passed it on to me, and it is my go-to, simple dessert.)
While you’re here, don’t miss the other amazingly talented women also sharing their “confessions” this week: Gwen at The Makerista, Aniko at Place of My Taste, Ursula at Homemade by Carmona, and KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms. Plus, join us this Friday for a round up of fabulous blogging resources and a chance to link up your own tips and brilliant ideas!
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