Welcome to “Surroundings by Debi” and my first post on this site.
Since closing my floral, gift, and home décor shop in 2010 I have searched for a place to share my love for designing and creating. I first began with the “Pinterest Phenomenon” and created boards like so many others had done. I was addicted (just ask my sweetie) and spent hours looking at the various sites and boards which only inspired me to do more and want to share more. I fell in love with the many blogs I had read and they each inspired me to create one of my own. You can find many of them on my “Favorite Blogs” page. Even though they don’t know it I have learned from each of them and they have inspired me to continue on in my quest to begin this site. I am indebted to so many.
Having recently moved to a new state and a new home after marrying I longed to share with others the adventure of traveling this new phase of my life. Mine was a unique experience as I moved into a home which my new husband had already created ~ His tastes and his loves ~ Me being a design enthusiast trying to mold myself into a space that had already been created into a style that was not my own. Probably no need to tell you that was an experience all on its own. And I might add that not always was I a cooperative participant.
This has been a project in the making for quite some time. Many of you will know that I have been talking about this with enthusiasm for a while – nearly two years ~ boring many with the many details and endless revisions over the last couple of months.
In the beginning I read you could have a website up and running in 15 minutes – either this old dog takes a while to learn new tricks or I went the long way around to get to the end. I have started, stopped, and started again. I have fretted over whether I would have enough to write about and then had so many ideas going through my head I couldn’t sleep at night. I have revamped and revised more times than I want to think about. And then I read a quote:
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps — we must step up the stairs. ~Vance Havner
Here goes the first step……
With this site I hope to share with you the fun of creating and decorating a warm and wonderful home – from holidays to every day. With DIY projects I hope to help you create wonderful things for your own special place. Along the way I will share the places I travel to – the shops I love – the recipes I try – and of course my special family will show up along the way …… along with my four legged kids!
~ I am happy and excited to begin sharing with each of you as I move this forward and I look forward to having you with me as I begin this new adventure!I am not sure where this will take us but I am excited to have you with us as we travel along!