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", I was in serious need of some inspiration to keep moving forward in the make-it-beautiful department.
But a funny thing happened as I started this blog to chronicle my journey on the road to finding home, I realized that home is about so much more than a place, it's about more than projects and decor accessories...................home is really a state of being.
I've learned that no matter where I live or what my house looks like I'll always be home if my heart is filled with joy and contentment.
In fact, while this a diy design blog all about creating and organizing a home, some of my favorite posts don't have anything at all to do with that.......like when I shared about the rainbow after the storm or that time I talked about why I'll never wear designer jeans.
Writing this blog keeps me inspired, and my hope is that it will inspire you in some small way as well!
Come take a house tour and feel free to hunt around for past projects and organization ideas! I'm also a paleo momma and share recipes from time to time.
For behind the scenes action follow me on Instagram!
You can also find me over at The Chic Site where I'm the home editor.