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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Trying Something New...

"Trying something new can be a little scary.  But sometimes you just know deep down inside that you are ready to try."  -Emily Elizabeth, Clifford the Big Red Dog  {I guess watching cartoons with my kids does pay off.}

I continually find myself amazed and deeply moved by stories of people findng the ability to make big changes in their life. To try something new, take a risk and claim a new way of living.  I am not talking about big changes in hobbies or hair color {yes, I did dye my hair BLACK once in my life.  Thank you loved ones for pretending you liked it.  Not to worry, it won't happen again}.  I am talking about the moment when you find yourself at a crossroad. You are forced to rise above the commonplace and in doing so, discover a tremendous power within yourself. 

I will be the first to admit I find comfort in the commonplace.  But when the commonplace is starring me straight in the face, I know in my heart it is time to take action.  The before and after photos below are an example of this process of change, transformation, and action. {Though not all photos are shown, we did the entire living space and aside from some construction and a few decor elements, I simply gave new life to the furniture and pieces she already had.}

A very dear friend of mine made the decision it was time for her family to eliminate a life of chaos brought on by living in an overly cluttered home.  From that  moment she took immediate action in making changes.  She received my constructive critism with such grace and I admire her ability to open her heart and her home.  I was so blessed by doing this project and I consider it a great priveledge to help turn a house into a home!  { In this case, the home is a beautiful 3bdrm with ocean views.  I want to move in!}

Inspirational quote:
 "Adversity is prosperity to those who possess a great attitude.  Kites rise against, not with, the wind."
-John Maxwell, Attitude 101

Love to all,
Netti T

Kitchen Before

Kitchen After: 

Front Entry Before

Entry After

Stairs Before

Stairs After

Shelf Before

Shelf After
{and properly placed in dining room}