Hello friends! It’s so good to finally be putting fingers to keyboard after what has seemed like an eternity away. I know you’re probably wondering where I’ve been. It’s not quite usual that someone goes radio silent in the middle of a major DIY project that they’ve promised to update about. So much has been going on in my little life lately, from family coming to visit to just plain life being thrown at me, and the kitchen has been put on the back burner as a result.
When I first started this kitchen reno I was super enthusiastic and naively optimistic. I figured that since I was such a self-proclaimed DIY pro, a little kitchen makeover would be easy peasy. Well, I was so wrong. What was supposed to be a small facelift turned into pretty much a complete overhaul. Projects kept being added to the list left and right. Now I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that. I might as well do the kitchen in whatever way makes me happy, but it definitely pushed the timeline farther along than the six weeks I had originally planned for.
The timing of the kitchen makeover wasn’t the greatest either. Trying to enjoy the holidays while your kitchen is in shambles and with a layer of dust covering your entire house is not fun. I was becoming burned out. I still am.
We’ve had a few “life” things come up in between all of this and that makes whipping this renovation together a challenge in itself. Add to that the feeling of being burned out and you have a recipe for disaster. Or at least a recipe for failure.
I’ve spoken with some of my blogging friends and they’ve encouraged me to take a step back from the kitchen and refocus my energies on other projects that foster excitement and joy. These girls are seriously some of the best friends I have and I trust their advice. They’ve been through the same or similar situation(s). Deep down in my heart, as much as I hate to feel like a quitter, I know they are right and that I need to take a breather from the kitchen makeover.
I’m about 3/4 of the way finished with it but I want it to be just right before I show you. I don’t want to throw the rest of it together or share it with you unfinished just to get it out there. I want it to be done right and I want to be proud of the content that I share with you. I never want to post a project just because I feel like I have to have something for you each week. I want to give you only my best. So while I’m finishing up the kitchen I will be popping in to share other smaller-ish projects that I’ve completed or maybe even some updated decor.
Well, there you have it, guys. I always hate admitting my struggles (especially publicly) because I don’t want you all to think that I’m just full of excuses. But I realize that it’s important to be honest and upfront. Being a blogger isn’t always easy and projects don’t always come naturally or work out flawlessly. We’ve all got life going on behind the scenes and there are times that life has to come before projects or decorating or blogging.
But enough about me! 🙂 Let’s get to that giveaway, shall we?
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