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Hi! I'm Joy. I'm a country girl who moved to the DC suburbs over a decade ago. I live with my smart and handsome husband, Pete. We have been married almost 7 years and have a daughter (4) and a son (2). In addition to taking care of my family, I love the domestic arts, thrift shopping, and connecting big truths to everyday life. We bought our first house—a 1982 townhouse—in 2010 and have had a blast turning it into our home. It is certainly not a dream home, but we are trying to live within our means and create a hospitable environment to enjoy and share with others. We attempt some DIY, but for anything above the basics, we save our money and call the pros.

As usual, I am late to join the trends. I just got an iPhone a few months ago. It took me over a year to start wearing skinny jeans after I told Pete I couldn't do it. Blogging is no different. There are just so many out there already! But lately, it has felt right, and I wanna give it a try. Not that I have something to offer that isn't out there already, but I think it will be fun to honestly document my attempts at interior design, being a stay at home mom, and lots of other fun stuff. I might even sell some of my projects along the way. This is a learning process, so please bear with me as I figure out how all this works. Thanks for stopping by!