I am just like a lot of you…
- I am a wife: I’ve been with my husband for 13 years, we just celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary!
- I am a mother: I have two boys, currently 14 & 9 and they keep me on my toes!
- I work full time: I’m a licensed 4-40 insurance agent, I love my job but it is very high stress.
- I am ALWAYS doing too many things.. I don’t know how to say No (I’m working on it)
- I have enjoyed being creative my whole life: baking, arts & crafts, design, makeup; you name it I’ve probably tried it.
I started baking in high school and thought I would own a bakery one day. I opened a cottage foods bakery out of my home last year, but with family life and then being misdiagnosed with Lupus (I have celiac disease, not Lupus.. long story) I decided it was best to focus on my family and my health.
After I cut out dairy and gluten I started feeling better and my energy came back. Without the bakery I had nothing to channel my new found energy on… I turned to home projects.
My first project was super simple (A Quick Feature Wall), but after that was done I needed a challenge so I decided to build our youngest a new bed.. seemed logical at the time 😂.
I’ve now completed a lot of projects (I honestly have not clue… I’ll have to go around and count).
But I’ve learned a lot along the way, like…
- I ALWAY underestimate how long a project will take.
- I throw full out temper tantrums when something goes wrong.
- It’s not pretty, but I bet my husband thinks it’s funny (I know I would)
- Sometime after you post your pretty picture, you notice flaws in the design or construction and things go sideways really fast.
- But I didn’t see anyone on Instagram talking about what happens “after the photo”
That’s when I came up with #FailsToFantastic.
Think of it as the behind the scenes of Instagram vs Reality… but then a how to fix it. I want people to know that it’s ok to try… and fail. But that all is not lost, most things can be fixed.
I also want to show not everyone goes into DIY thinking there will be mistakes.. I don’t. I go into a project thinking that nothing is going to go wrong (that’s probably why I throw temper tantrums) but I ALWAY put my big girl pants back on after I’ve assessed the problem and I get back to work!
Showing my failures is not something my great at but I want everyone to learn something while their here, so if showing my fails is what it takes than that is what I’m going to do!