Background and Introduction

Hi all! This is my very first post, and since I’m new to blogging I have no idea how this will go. If I forget anything, or don’t post enough pictures, bear with me and I promise I will figure it out eventually. ๐Ÿ˜‰

First- a little about me. My name is Megan. I am originally from Alabama, right outside of Huntsville. My husband is from Long Island- growing up in the Hamptons, actually. Unfortunately he did not come with any Hamptons money.. just charm, good looks, and the irresistible ability to put up with me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We are both currently active duty soldiers and met during basic training. Well, more like I met him during basic training…he had no idea I was there. But that’s a story for another time haha. I plan on getting out once my enlistment is complete and pursuing my dream of owning my own interior design company.

I have always been drawn to design- whether it was architecture, furniture, antiques, real estate, or decor- it has always been a passion of mine. Even as a little girl I would ask my parents to drive me around on the weekends and go look at houses. My mom would take me downtown to look at the antebellum and early 20th century homes right off of the town square, or toย the homes of the affluent built into the hills. My dad, on the other hand, would just drive around the countryside and I would get so excited seeing old, abandoned homes; big or small. I would look at these homes and imagine what I could do with them- how I would paint the exterior, what kind of flowers I would plant, what the driveway would look like. Then my mind would wonder into the interior of the house as I pictured the staircases and woodwork and flooring. I always pictured the families that used to live there, wondering what happened to leave the houses to deteriorate.

After joining the Army for something I always wanted to pursue, something I had been pushed into all of my life yet still shared an interest in; something I thought I would be good at (and am good at) I decided to finally follow my dreams and my passion and pursue the one thing that makes me happy. I enjoy my military job, but long to do the thing that I can spend hours looking at and imagining and creating and never get tired of. Hopefully I will be successful at it, and even if I’m not, at least I can say that I tried. This blog will be, firstly, of my journey through my own home restoration- and hopefully will eventually document future clients work as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ I sincerely hope that anyone reading this enjoys what I do, and if nothing else, we can at least discuss our passions.