Wow. Well what can I say. It’s been 6 months since I last updated you guys on the big Dream Home Project and our return to country life. You would probably think that a lot has changed in that time. Well, yes and no. As usual things get in the way, time frames get pushed out and ideas get dropped all together. But one thing definitely has changed. And that’s us!
It’s funny, this isn’t the first time we’ve built a house. And yet I still seem to have trouble remembering that things do take time. I guess reality TV and my head full of ideas can take the blame. Is it too much to ask for Joanna Gaines (from HGTV’s Fixer Upper) to waltz in and make my dream home beautiful? Like really? Can we not just make that happen? NO? Well alright then, I guess it’s up to me!
There is only one big problem with that. A lack of time.. well OK maybe not really. But definitely a lack of funds. I think part of it is also that I struggle to pull the ideas in my head out and into reality. Tell me I’m not the only one suffering from this problem?! What this is teaching me though (other than patience) is that some things are worth doing not only right, but worth doing well.
What Makes A Dream Home?
I don’t want another slapped together home. Not that I didn’t love it to pieces, but our Perth home was just a nice house. It was colourful and comfy and the backyard as fabulous! But it, at the very core, was very much just a house, with some pretty walls and a few pictures hung up. This place is already different, I want so much more from it. I want every little piece, from the big furnishings to each little trinket to have some kind of meaning. To represent myself, our life and our family.
So that is what we’ve been doing these last few months. Setting about making small but meaningful changes. And I kind of love it! Like really love it. I just wish it would hurry up already!! Oh wait, I was supposed to of gotten over this right? Hah. You can’t expect me to change over night!
Other than the house and our little farm (read: very little! well compared to what we’re used to), we’ve also had lots going on behind the scenes. As you’ll likely know, from following me here, I’ve changed direction and now have a pretty big and sometimes scary, dream. You’ll definitely want to stay tuned here to see more as we grow. I expect big things from this year!