Welcome to my blog, friend.
A little about me.
I’m a city girl from Seattle. I have three amazing adult children. Two daughters and a son.
I’ve been married for 32 years to my supportive and kind-hearted husband, Brian. He’s my biggest fan that loves to push me to my greatest potential.
I have three brothers who are all married. I’m the oldest.
We have three cats. Willow, Chanel, and Winston, our Maine Coon.
Some interesting facts about me:
- I work from home.
- I’m a writer. You’ll be able to purchase my historical novel soon.
- I’m a thrift store junkie. I love good deals.
- I recently started a YouTube channel. You can follow me here.
- My favorite hobbies are creating comfy spaces in my home, window shopping at antique and gift shops, knitting, looking up Victorian houses for sale, and going to the open house.
- I love card games and have a competitive streak.
- I’m a romantic at heart. On weekends you can find me watching romance movies or historic period series.
- I love to research.
- My desire is to adventure in the off-grid life. I know, sounds lofty for a city girl. I want chickens that lay eggs every morning. Enjoy a piece of land in the woods. It’s my biggest dream.
What we’re doing now.
My husband and I have dreamed of moving to the country for quite a long time.
Before this dream comes true, there have been hurdles to jump before we can move on.
First, we spent five years working on the weekends remodeling the home my husband grew up in.
Below I share a YouTube video of the remodel. It has sweet farmhouse details! I think you’ll love it!
Talk about burnout! We worked hard to get this finished.
If you’ve ever been amid a remodel, you know our pain.
But good news! We’re done!
We finally sold it, and we’re stoked!
Now, we are turning our focus on our home.
Right, when we thought we would be moving toward our dream, things took a turn, and now, we have to wait a little longer.
But it’s ok. Cause I know that we are where we need to be right now.
The day will come. But in the meantime, I’m trusting the process and resting on the here and now.
Life is like that sometimes.
Why I created this blog.
Starting this blog turned out to be more rewarding than I imagined.
In 2020, I never even thought I’d be blogging, ever!
It was always a dream.
In January 2021, I took the plunge and joined Lisa Bass’ “How to start a blog” course.
After implementing all the steps, it became clear this was my jam.
Writing about what I love has made me grow and become better at what I do.
I initially created this blog to write. Now, after all I’ve learned, I can say I created this blog to connect with wonderful people like you.
It’s opened doors to getting to know there are peeps like me in this world that love DIYs and making their home cozy and inviting.
The content I share with you on this blog is things I already love! It’s exciting to share my grandiose ideas with you.
Put on your seatbelts! Are you ready for all my inspirations and ideas? I am.
My husband loves my brilliant ideas. Sometimes, it turns our house upside down.
I try not to go over the top, but I just can’t help it.
Decorating, DIYs, old vintage pieces, and living simply through daily routines and natural living are things that exude from my being. I love those things.
Sharing them with you inspires me to let my creative juices roll!
So, DIY world, you better watch out!
Here is my newest DIY YouTube video sharing how to upholster a footstool.
You, my friends, are part of my new community.
As I impart my inspirational ideas to you each week, we are creating a place where we can look to bring beauty to our spaces.
A place we love to be when all around us is ugliness. Yes, I said it. You know what I mean.
It’s in this time of unwanted circumstances we can choose to look to the good.
Be it being kind or simply getting some paint out to transform something to make it beautiful.
In these things, we can control what we do.
Maybe we can’t do anything to make our world better, but we can control our little world we have before us.
So, let’s create here at Victorian Lane Farms.
Get your paintbrush out. Your hammer and nails.
Be inspired to create your gallery wall or paint a fabric chair. Follow the link here.
Together, our community will grow, and you, my friend, will be a part of it.
If you haven’t done it yet, get my weekly newsletter where I share my weekly grand ideas, DIYs, or inspirations.
You, my friend, are amazing. It’s my pleasure to be a part of your life.