How It All Began…
It’s crazy to me to think that I am actually following my dreams. Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved home design and decor. I would like to think I am somewhat like Joanna Gaines. I too did not have professional schooling in home design and decor. It has just been something that has come natural to me.
We all have talents and things that we are passionate about and being able to be creative in this way is definitely mine. I have helped so many throughout the years with their homes inside and out, but now I get to put myself out there and help more than ever before. Why you might ask? Well for almost 24 years I have been a stay at home mom. It’s amazing to think that I am almost done raising all of my kids. I sound old right?
I have been married almost 26 years and got married 2 months shy of turning 19. Super young I know, but I wouldn’t have changed that decision in my life for the world!
As a stay at home mom that is where I really got to use my talents. I was home all day busy with the kids but I can tell you my brain never shut off trying to design and create a home I loved. Of course as a young married couple extra money to spend on our home was scarce so I had to get creative and that’s where my passion grew. Ok so going back to my point… why now? Now I have the time and my passion for it is BUSTING AT SEAMS!
Let me explain…
I started my Instagram account about a year ago called Shiplapaddict. That was where I was finally able to share my talents. We had decided to build a new custom home and I was desperately thinking of a way to share my experience and ideas. I knew doing an Instagram account was for me! To add a little bit more of background, my husband was a home builder over 12 years ago and owned his own business with his cousin.
I had the opportunity to help pick all the colors and designs in the homes. (They were building gorgeous spec homes.) That was when I realized how much I loved it. It truly opened my eyes to all the passion and creativity I had been building up inside of me. I thought to myself… I could get use to this.
Then the crash of 08′ happened and we had to move to Texas to start a new future for ourselves, which actually turned into a huge blessing but I’ll save that story for another time. So going back to our new home we just built, this wasn’t my first rodeo. This was our 3rd home we had built for ourselves throughout the years, but this home was different in my eyes. This home I was truly going to get creative and spread my wings so to speak. That’s where Shiplapaddict all began and let me just tell you it’s just the beginning!
So here we have it.. a little tiny glimpse of my background to how I became so in love with decor, design, colors, textures, symmetry, and creativity! Don’t let this blog post bore you to death… just wait… I’m just getting started! I have so many wonderful things I want to share with you. So stay tuned! I’m excited to invite you into my home so to speak and inspire you to step out of your comfort zone when it comes to design and decor.