I love decorating on the cheap.
I love molding and the amazing difference it makes in any home.
I love the contrast of a painted wall and crisp white trim.
I love copying a $200 piece and making my own, but better, for less than $20.
I love New York City so much we got married there.
I love painting walls, furniture, the cat -- if it makes the cat look better.
I love NKOTB.
I love God and thank him daily for this life I lead.
I love you all for reading and that you come back. (It means the world to me.)
And most of all, I love my husband and children, for their complete support, love and understanding (especially when it comes to NKOTB).
I started this blog in May of 2008 to share my house projects with family and friends. I never dreamed it would become what it has -- it is a dream come true to do what I do. I believe anyone and everyone should have a home they love, even though they may not have much to spend on it. You can have a lovely home without spending a ton of money.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Creativity has always been in my blood -- my family is full of artistic talents, builders and writers. I first dreamed of being an interior designer when I was 13 years old. That was after my teacher stage and before my decision to follow a career in writing.
My degrees are in journalism and public relations, and I enjoyed a 10 year career in this field. Along the way, I loved decorating our home and helping friends with theirs. When I had our son nine years ago I was inspired. He made me want to follow my dreams.
So that I did. My wonderful husband supported me when I decided to quit my full time job and pursue my dream of interior decorating. I started working with a local design firm -- first as the owner's assistant, then as a decorator.
I loved that work -- it woke my creative juices even more and I love helping people make their homes more beautiful. But as this blog grew and grew, I knew my heart was here. Since mid-2009 I have focused completely on Thrifty Decor Chick and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is has been a blessing -- this blog, the people I have met because of it, and the inspiration I get from my readers.
If this is your first time to TDC, you can check out some pics of our home here. You can read more about our debt journey and living debt free here.
I hope you enjoy your time here and come back often!