Forgive my manners, I started this blog and have been posting half-hazardly without taking the time to introduce myself. As a girl from the South I should have known better. My only explanation is that I figured that anyone reading this blog already knows us. But as I was writing the about me section I realized that if anyone stumbled across our blog they would have no idea who we are or what we're about.
So here goes.
My name is Brittany and I have been married to my wonderful husband Matt for 4 years now. We have a small dog named Bobbie Sue who I received as a college graduation gift. I am originally from Virginia, born and raised in a small town called Abingdon. I met Matt in college at Radford University and we lived in Radford, VA throughout college and during the beginning months of our marriage. Matt's job as a Music Therapist led us to move to sunny St Petersburg, FL which we absolutely love! We bought our first house around 3 years ago and have been working on it ever since.
This blog will mostly be about our DIY excursions but something you should know about us is that the most important things in our life is God, our marriage, and our family and friends! Our work on our house can never come before those things. I will admit sometimes I am overly zealous about design ideas and find myself having to refocus on what is most important. But first and foremost we love God and want our lives to be for Him and following the example of Jesus. I admit that I fail in this example more times than I succeed but deep down this is my true goal and ambition in life.
It's a 1920's craftsman bungalow fixer-upper and we have been hard at work doing just that. Although nothing is exactly as we want it now, it is getting there. This blog is going to be our share all of DIY bliss: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Oh, and did I mention that we both have full time jobs with a local non-profit? Yeah, so time and money are not on our side either. That being said we do not ever spend money we do not have and you will come to realize if you know me or read this blog regularly that I am THE #1 cheapo. I do not pay full price for anything. Craigs list and thrift stores are my best friends and when I shop I go straight to the clearance section first!
Anywho, I will leave you with some pics of us and our life here in St Pete. Please feel free to introduce yourself. I am always happy to meet other bloggers/web-surfers with similar interests!
|The reason we love St Pete!|
|Our dog Bobbie Sue|
|Matt, me, and my sis-in-law Sarah (who lived with us for the summer)|
|me and sis Sarah|