Each time we have moved the house needed updating. A new floor here, paint some walls there, update the kitchen, add a pool. You know, updating. NOT STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING. I have listened to people who have built homes say how hard it is. In the back of my mind…..”Oh please, I could build 3 houses with my eyes closed, twirling around in a circle and singing the Star Spangled Banner at the same time.” Well I WAS WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG and WRONG.

It’s hard!!!!!!!!!! I pride myself of being able to look at a space and figure out what to do with it. However this house is stretching me. I want to keep the integrity of it being a historic home with charm but I also want the WOW factor. Yes I want WOW.

Oh my word. I have looked at 50 different kitchen countertops and every time I think I find one I like, it doesn’t go with the backsplash I love or the range hood clashes or it’s just plain ugly. Or the best reason would be it cost a gajillion dollars. I have searched Pinterest, Houzz, I have read blog after blog and Google now hates me.

Another big issue is this house is big. When it’s finished, there will be 7 bedrooms and      5 1/2 bathrooms and 2 kitchens. All which need vanities and tile, cabinets and countertops, toilets and faucets. OH MY WORD!!!! Overwhelmed should be my word for the year but noooooooo I chose breathe.

I have tried to take one room at a time and decide what it will look like. However I start looking at pictures and then……..SQUIRREL……..I’m off into another room or paint color or curtain swatch or or or or or or.

I completely know that I have nothing to complain about. I have this great house that will someday be incredible and I can’t wait for that to happen but in the meantime if you see me staring off into space with a glazed look about me, just tap me and say “Naval” because that’s one paint color I am completely confident in.


the girl who WILL choose her kitchen countertops this weekend


Remember “Naval” and don’t be scared if this is what I look like


About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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