September 16, 2014

About Me

Hello there! I’m Manuela,

Do you have a “someday” home? Mine would be  a sprawling farmhouse on two or three acres,  filled with vintage/cottage style treasures, a pantry filled with food I’ve grown and canned,  a picket fence all around the farmhouse with a huge cottage style border in front of it, a  big vegetable garden out back, an orchard, berry bushes and a cute chicken coop too!  Maybe a goat or two and definitely a pig (love pigs). And lots of dogs (love dogs also).

make the most of the home you have now

But the reality is that I live in  a 1960′s split-foyer in a suburb of Atlanta and I’m not moving anytime soon. So I came to this realization a few years ago:

be content with what you have


So I’m cultivating what I have, trying to live with a grateful heart and embracing the now!

A Few Things You Should Know

I’m not into following any “decorating rules”! You don’t have to either! Your home should reflect you and what you love. Not the latest look in a magazine or what’s popular on blogs. Your home  should tell your story! I love color and use lots of  it in my home tempered with white.  A cozy home with lots of personality is the look that I like and that’s what you’ll see here.

In trying to make the most of what I’ve got, I’m always scouring the internet for great ideas that will help me and I love sharing those ideas.

I’m also a big believer in thrifting, upcycling, buying on clearance, and trash picking. I love making something out of nothing. It’s a joy using my creativity {and not relying on my wallet-cause there’s hardly anything in that wallet} in order to cultivate beauty in my home and garden.

learn how to garden

Speaking of things I love…I LOVE, love, love gardening! I’ve always had a love for all things domestic, but in the past few years I’ve also become very interested in growing my own food. I love spending time in my vegetable garden and I love sharing my gardening adventures and tips!

So what you’ll find here is a mix of my own projects with useful ideas that I find traveling the web.

My hope is that this site inspires and encourages you to not wait for your “someday home” but to make the most of what you have  and embrace where you are now.

“Bloom where you are Planted”  &   “Be happy and make the most of it.”

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