31 days of…

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…okay… (said timidly) so, I’ve decide to do something.  I don’t know if I am going to be kicking myself for posting this and committing myself to do this, or if I am going to love the freedom.  But I was talking to some of my other great blogging friends about bring a little more of my personal life back into the blog.  Well, they gave me the nudge I needed and told me that it would be okay, so I am hoping you feel the same way.

 

I’ve decided to join Nester and her 31 days posts for the month of October!.. YIKES!  I am “typing” scared here.

 

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Let me tell ya why- I started this blog back in 2007 for my family, after we moved away from our home state.  It became a fun outlet to share with family and friends, only later I decided to pursue it as a business…

 

Well as the time has gone on, in fact 3 years of “serious” daily blogging, this little blog of mine, has had many shifts and changes.  Some as a result of life, family needs – conscious decisions, or as the result of bad time management.  But one of those decisions, one of those conscious decisions, was to sort of forgo my personal life on the blog.

 

I did it on purpose at first because I didn’t want to bore you all with messy rooms (because remodeling usually equals a mess everywhere in my house!), unfinished projects that take years, or horrific diaper changing stories… but the truth is that is my life and I miss having the freedom to blog about it, which if we get back to the material point was why I started this in the first place and why I feel so strongly about the blogs that I read.

 

And since deciding to leave it out, I have regretted the decision, maybe not right at first while I was laying there sick with my second pregnancy for 6 months….  But basically, I have felt like unless I have a huge project reveal with a large “TA DA” and jazz hand to boot… it wasn’t worth sharing.  I haven’t shown much of my failures, I haven’t shown you things that got left to rot for 2 years before I finished them, maybe I am afraid to be judged, and I know there is some truth in that.  But I want to get past that.

 

I’ve been trying to throw bits of my life in here and there, and it has been well received!  (Special thanks for your comments, and by the way I FINALLY got a plugin that will email you a response when I have the chance to respond…)

 

But I haven’t been able to just embrace the chaos of my life and just let it be what it is, cuz I’ve been nervous.  When I realized I could do this with the 31 day post, I decided it was time.  I am going to tell you all about myself, I will have other posts up as well, so it isn’t just the me show, but I want to formally introduce myself on purpose…. I may not post daily, it may be some 2 posts here and there, and I am still taking Sunday’s off, but I am excited to share with you a bit about my life.

 

So with you permission, or I guess even without it (sorry), I am reintroducing personal life to this here blog… Starting Monday night!!

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Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two. She and Justin have remodeled three homes from top to bottom and are working on their fourth. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. says

    I’m so excited to hear this! One of the reasons I started reading your blog was that I thought your life posts were so interesting and fun and they gave your a personal touch that showed you put lots of love into it. I hope these next 31 days will be as fun for you to write as it will for us to read!

  2. says

    I look forward to the change, in fact, I love when all blogs of every type, I read, include a good deal of backstory on the Wizard behind the curtain, so to speak.

    It makes the projects, recipes, tutorials, much more meaningful.

    I’m joining in with Nester too: 31 days of Halloween, but not just tutorials and projects. Backstory. Looking back at my kids and my childhood. Maybe even a look back on my father in honor of “La Dia De Los Muertos”…

    Best of luck to you sticking with 31 days straight. It’s kinda like NaWrMo for bloggers, huh?

    :)
    N

  3. says

    I am excited to read this!
    I too struggle with how much to share personally on my blog, because I don’t want to bore people with mundane things like potty training. haha.

  4. Traci says

    I have been at a simular crossroads so I was happy to see I am not the only one that struggles with these matters. It is the people that make blogging fun and I love reading about others lives but I am afraid mine is boring but I too have vowed to add more of my life back into my blog. Thanks for the inspiration, I will be reading.
    Traci

  5. Darlene says

    I, for one, cannot wait to hear what you have to say. Let the readers see the real you, failures and foibles and all. From my point of view – all my favorite bloggers seem to be perfect and never make the mistakes that I make. I tell myself it would never have taken Pretty Handy Girl four+ months to make over her kitchen (still not finished :( ) and here you are hinting that I might be wrong in my thinking of that. Thank you. It’s nice to know I’m not as hopeless at home remodeling as I thought. It’s nice to know you are a real person with real imperfections.

  6. says

    I am excited about this! It’s good to know that I’m not the only one who starts projects and never finishes them. For example, my blog. I haven’t posted anything for a year. My computer went crazy and I only have an IPad…which is good for some things but not blogging! I love your blog! I say, do what makes you happy!! I look forward to reading more about you and your adventures.

    • says

      We are glad that you are excited about the new posts that we are doing. Just so you know, we have been doing a lot of our projects as well. Check out the tag “Our Projects” for our latest posts. Thanks for reading!

  7. says

    Oh Cassity, I’ve been a fan since I first discovered your blog a little over a year ago. I am absolutely thrilled that you are going to share a bit of “real life” with us in the next month. I just can’t wait to get to know you better. And, I totally understand your “fear and trepidation” over doing this series. I fired off my first post tonight, too…and I’m scared! But, please know I’m cheering you on and I’ll be a daily reader. Blessings to you.

    • says

      Rita THANK YOU for cheering us on! Hope you have been able to read some of the posts so far… I really need to get writing for today’s post!

  8. says

    AWESOME. I came to this blog via another (I can’t even remember which one now!), so I never really got ‘introduced’ to you. I love reading your posts no matter what, so I, for one, will still be around. Besides, we all have regular lives aside from blogging and DIY projects, so we should feel free to share what’s going on.

    See you tomorrow!

  9. Crystal says

    I’m so excited for you!!! I have only been reading your blog since the beginning of summer and I love your projects, but I am so glad you decided to share your life with us (readers). I missed that part of your blog. Just wanted to encourage you!!!

  10. Tanya says

    We are all ears! I blog about random stuff and i feel the readers are more of friends nd they like it when we share more than just the glitters!

    :) afterall, that is what we all are… A little imperfect!

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