Hi everyone! So glad you found your way here. I’m going to start off with a bit of honesty…I am terrible at keeping up with blogging. Just rubbish. I wish I was better, because I absolutely LOVE doing it. Writing has always been a way for me to process my thoughts and share with others. It’s therapeutic. I remember being very young and barely knowing how to write or spell, yet finding ways to write “books.” Now, sometimes I start writing with absolutely no idea where I’m headed, and all of sudden the words just start pouring out. But while I enjoy the process of writing and blogging, I often fight with the little voice in my head that says “No one cares what you have to say, who do you think you are?…What makes YOU so important?” There’s a lot about blogging that takes a fair amount of ego. You have to truly believe that someone wants to hear what you have to say, and that you have a unique perspective of whatever it is you are writing about. I don’t always believe either of these things. I worry that no one will be interested in what I have to say, or that people won’t agree with me, or worse, that they’ll decide they don’t like me. *Spoiler alert* I’m a real person, and a pretty sensitive one at that! But I’ve found that the reward for being real and vulnerable is that you get what you give. You connect with other real people – and what is better than that? So, friends, I’m going to do my best to share with you – painting tips, furniture before and afters, my home, my thrifting adventures, what’s new in the shop – but if it seems like it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me, you have my FULL permission to get after me about it. I can handle a (light) verbal lashing. Maybe… I think… But seriously, I would love for you to help hold me accountable, and I’m going to do my best with this. Deal? Excited for this journey with you, friends.

  • Linda at q is for quandie
    Posted at 00:46h, 12 September

    I want to hear what you have to say Lauren, and I’m looking forward to seeing where you go with your blog!

    • Lauren
      Posted at 01:22h, 12 September

      Oh, Linda, if I’m ever a QUARTER of the blogger you are, I’ll be a happy camper. You are the queen, my friend! Thank you so much for your comment!