About Me

All Things Home Projects, Furniture Flipping, Decor, and DIY

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Hey there! I’m Amanda, your go-to gal for all things home projects, furniture flipping, decor, and diy. As a single momma, I’ve become completely obsessed with transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Why? Because I’ve been there, engulfed by a toxic marriage and all consumed by being a mom. I’ve lost sight of who I was and had to rediscover myself. And guess what? I figured out that creativity is what gives me life!

I’m not an expert by any means, just a regular girl with an insatiable passion (okay, let’s be real, it’s more like an obsession) for inspiring you to turn the broken into something beautiful. Whether it’s sprucing up homes, fixing furniture, or healing hearts and souls, I’m all in.

So, come join me on this imperfect yet exciting journey. Let’s embrace the flaws, embrace the chaos, and together, let’s create a life we truly love.

My Story

>> I am working on adding the details and catching you up on what’s brought me to this point in my life. Everything from my first DIYs to my latest fixer upper, life with an addict as a husband, how I moved onward and upward as a single mom, to dating and blending a family. Check back because it’s all coming soon!

My Why

I am a passionate soul on a mission to create a haven of beauty and joy, all while embracing the joys and challenges of being a single mom. I understand the challenges and struggles that come with the territory of being a single parent. But I refuse to let those obstacles define me. Instead, I’m embracing this opportunity to empower myself, find joy in the process, and inspire others to do the same.

My love for decorating and home projects runs deep. It’s not just about creating aesthetically pleasing spaces, but about transforming them into sanctuaries where love, healing, and growth flourish. I believe that just as I have experienced brokenness, we all have our own unique stories of resilience and triumph. Together, let’s inspire one another to turn the shattered pieces of our lives into something truly beautiful.

Through my journey, I aim to inspire you to embrace the power of transformation. We’ll dive into DIY projects, decorating tips, and heartfelt stories that touch the core of our souls. Together, we’ll discover the strength within us to rebuild, redefine, and create spaces that reflect the beauty and joy we deserve.

So, my dear friend, let’s embark on this empowering adventure together. Let’s transform broken into beautiful, one project at a time. Together, we’ll build lives filled with beauty, empowerment, and a newfound sense of self-love. Join me as we celebrate the magic of healing, find solace in creativity, and create a life and home that radiates love, joy, and authenticity.

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>> P.S.S. Do you love diy, decor and home projects? This one is for you!

My Style

My style is a seamless blend of modern farmhouse, neutral tones, and traditional elements, all while being mindful of affordability.

I’ve always been a frugal shopper, and it’s not different when decorating my home. But that doesn’t mean I sacrifice style. The decor in my house may not be expensive, but everything was carefully selected and often even created by me. Although it may sound superficial, how I care so much about how my home looks; it’s not about the external aesthetics. It’s about creating a space that speaks to me.

I have a keen eye for seeing the hidden potential in things. That’s why I buy the run-down, ugly fixer-upper house and why I love rescuing furniture from the curb. It’s my way of showing that home decorating doesn’t have to be expensive, and that budget decor doesn’t have to be synonymous with cheap or ugly.

So, let’s ditch the notion that affordable means sacrificing style. Together, we can explore the world of budget-friendly decor and discover how to make our homes look amazing without breaking the bank. Let’s unleash our creativity and transform our houses into homes.

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