Hey, I'm Carmel!
I'm a Southern California girl who fell in love with a blue-eyed boy from Kentucky and the rest, as they say, is history. My husband and I started dating in 1998, got married in 2000, and immediately boarded the moving train. Our moving adventures have taken us from California to Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and back to Kentucky. In the last 13 years, we've moved 6 times and have lived at 7 different addresses (2 were rentals). In 2010, we took a leap of faith and decided to "settle down" to raise our family here in the bluegrass.
I started the blog on a whim as a way of letting our friends and family know that we really did unpack every. single. box. this time. While I love design and diy projects, after 13 years of "trying to make this place feel like home", a girl needs some inspiration to keep moving forward in the make-it-beautiful department. While on the road to finding home I realized that home is about so much more than a place, that home is more about a state of being. I've learned that no matter where I live I'll always be home if my heart is filled with joy and contentment.
Writing this blog keeps me inspired, and my hope is that it will inspire you in some small way as well!
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You can also find me over at The Chic Site where I'm the home editor.