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Follow Your Arrow

I love to decorate and re-decorate my home! I love to make beautiful spaces for my family to live in. I also have a passion for crafting and creating new things. 
I do this blog in hopes to inspire you to make something beautiful for your Home and Family.

"An arrow can only be released by first pulling it back.  When life pulls you back, it simply means you're launching into something amazing."

Here goes something amazing...
I have finally decided to sit down and do what I was meant to do.  Blog!  I am so excited to be getting started.  I have so many ideas running at full speed through my brain I can hardly make my fingers type this post.  

This past weekend my mom and I made a trip to Columbus, Ohio for The Country Living Fair.  This was my 3rd year attending the event and I can't say enough good things about it.  They have amazing demonstrations for just about everything from cooking to keeping backyard chickens to restoring furniture.  But the best part is the seemingly endless number of vendors all selling their unique wears.  They have antiques, furniture, home decor, clothing...  If its beautifully unique, it's there for you to take home and add to your collections.  

Every year I come away inspired to do so many amazing things.  I walk around making mental notes of things to sew, glue, crochet, knit and paint...

But, first things first, I had to redecorate my living room with all of the amazing finds I brought home with me!  Stay tuned... my next post will be all about my Fall Mantel and all of my great CL Fair finds.  So now I'm officially ready for fall, well, at least my living room is ready.  (I need a few more Pumpkin Spice Chia Lattes!)  

So we are back, and now I am sitting to gather my thoughts!  I have some really high hopes for my new blog.  I plan to add lots of helpful information, some really great tutorials and some beautiful things for you!    

I hope this blog: 
~Inspires creativity
~Provides information
~Is pretty amazing (Pretty & Amazing!)

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you come by often!

p.s.  If you are interested in visiting the Country Living Fair there is another one coming up in Atlanta, GA on October 23, 24 & 25.  You can visit their website for more information. 



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