The truth is, I've had many mentors in life that encompass many aspects of my life...those people who came alongside me to encourage and guide me and, in the name of honesty, there were moments a 2x4 was called for up side of my skull (figuratively speaking, of course)...or a palm laid firmly across my backside (not so figuratively speaking). By the way, parents of a very stubborn, strong-willed child have very strong palms. I digress.
We all have mentors...people who encourage us, inspire us to kick it up a notch, challenge us to take leaps of faith, guide and teach us. We have them for all areas of our lives. Parents, siblings, God, pastors, friends. If we ever feel like God's left us on our own, we only need to look for those He placed in our lives to move us forward...upward. Sometimes they stretch out a hand to pull us up...sometimes they fall in step beside us...sometimes they jog backward in front of us saying, "Oh, yes you can!"
Here are three women who've mentored me, encouraged me beyond measure and helped me come to a place where I actually believe I can turn my home and property into beauty without breaking the bank. Surprisingly, we have never met and have never talked or communicated personally though we are "in touch" daily via their DIY blogs. They don't even know the impact they've had on me. There are many DIY blogs I follow, but these three made me believe I could DIY.
|Big Boy Room|
It all started when I stumbled across a DIY blog by Sarah, Thrifty Decor Chick, a couple of years or so ago. Located in the Mid-West, this woman didn't fear power tools or pounding nails into already beautiful walls (uhmmm...I'm not there yet about the pounding nails into walls - I start to twitch thinking about it. Yeah, I'm fearless like that). She could take a mudpie and turn it into a work of art if you gave her one. She inspires me to look outside of my "box" and see things with an imagination that is
|The Liberty House|
So go visiting. They'd love to have you! You won't leave them without new ideas, inspiration and dreams. And dreams are a necessity!