I get it a lot: bonkers, off my rocker, certifiable…
Exhibit B: Taking that opportunity, we made the attic into a fourth bedroom / bonus room, doing much of the work ourselves… staining and whitewashing planks, building a bookcase, laying flooring, trimming it out, and decorating it.
Exhibit D: I knew baby #3 was due late May, and I still bought a ticket to Haven in early July.
Haven… a 3-day DIY blogger conference.
Exhibit E: I took 6-week old baby #3, flew across the country, and attended said conference alone.
And that’s when it hit me… I may be crazy, but I’m not alone.
Haven was full of people like me. People who didn’t think I was crazy for tackling our attic when I was 7 months pregnant, redecorating my mantel 18 times, or bringing a 6-week old to a DIY conference (ok, some of them still may still have thought I was crazy for the last one…)
If you follow me on instagram, then you’ve seen a lot of these pictures. But I wanted to share them again today because each is a piece of the beauty of my experience at Haven. First, I got to be me – awkward selfies and all.
Second, Miss Juliet was a dream (and so was this ah-mazing concrete chair. seriously.) #havenmascot
Third, where else are the fashions totally awesome raspberry colored work overalls, complete with a hammer loop?!?! #duluthtradingcorocksmyworld
Fourth, does it get any better than free stuff to bring home to your kids? #ryobination #twoyearoldsneedpowertools
Truly, it was an awesome time of sharing and learning.
But the best part was that I connected with people whose laundry rooms probably look like mine, complete with laundry, strollers, and photography equipment. In case you can’t tell, there’s a photo shoot of Friday’s delicious dinner recipe going on here. #bestnaturallightinthehouse
They may even have power tools keeping their laundry company and multiple types of wood stain on their washing machine.
And, if they’re really special, they have crazy unfinished projects like this laundry room floor which we couldn’t complete because we couldn’t decide on flooring yet so we covered it up with a rug. #brutalhonesty
If you’re one of those amazing people who went to Haven (I miss you all already!) or a fellow DIY and decor enthusiast, then you totally understand… But if you’re not, you still should understand.
You have something you love.
Something you pursue.
Something that might from time to time cause you to do crazy things…
Conclusion? The only thing that’s crazy is not doing what you love because somebody thinks it’s crazy.