I’m sure you are probably thinking that I started this whole 60 Day Challenge and died in pursuit of it.  Well, I am sorry for two things, that I bored you to death with it and that I didn’t finish it.  I tried and tried to commit myself to it, because if I had accomplished it I would be getting a brand new Louis Vuitton right this moment.  But it is better that way, we couldn’t afford that $1400 bag anyways.  But let’s all look at it and reminisce together.

 

You can get this custom painted in lots of colors with a custom  interior.

So, no I didn’t die in pursuit of a better body, though some days felt like I was.  A billion and one things have changed in the last month and I don’t know where to begin.  First of all, why I fell off the bandwagon.  I got super busy.  Here’s why in a nutshell, I decided to quit my lululemon job, sell our home to start my own retail store and finally get my interior design business off the ground.  Pretty much that’s it.

What is soooo amazing about all of this, is that I have an awesome husband who is supporting me.  He is actually agreeing to selling our home so I can pursue MY dream.  Crazy huh?  Well, thats what you get ladies when you actually marry a truly amazing man.  I am so blessed.

What created this “I’m so busy thing” is that to even think about listing our home, we had to finish all the dang projects we started.  Which was quite a few.  But of course, I have taste like this….

 

Click the image above to be linked to peppermintbliss.com, an interior designer in Austin.  Her blog is rad.  I probably shouldn’t tell you about it because I fear you’ll never visit mine again, but hey, I think you might return.  Fingers crossed.  But sadly my budget allows for more like this…

 

So to achieve what I want on my budget requires A LOT of time and hard work.  That whole saying, blood, sweat and tears.  Yea, I’ve been there this past month.  I made my fingertips nearly bleed for the sake of a slate floor.

So, here is a sneak peek of the kitchen:

 

I realize this is not the best picture, but more pictures to come!  And here is a photo of the floor:

 

Again, my budget couldn’t afford subway style slate floors, so I bought 16″ tiles and cut every single one in half.  Yep, half. This picture above was before I so lovingly lost all my finger tips for the sake of beauty.  At least I could rob a few places and not get caught.  But, if a Zombie ate my face, which has been known to happen, they would have to use my dental record to identify me. So I can’t exactly call it a win/win situation.

So on a limited budget, it ain’t half bad.  Someday, I’ll get what I really want, til now, I’ll keep working for it.

What started this whole, sell the house thing was I finally bit the bullet, put in my two weeks notice to pursue what I’m supposed to be doing, INTERIOR DESIGN.

I found myself always asking Tim with his music… ‘what do you want to do? where do you want to go? where should we live so you can pursue music?’  I would tell him,” I don’t want us to look back at our lives and regret not taking chances”.  But one day I had the absolute worst day at lululemon, I literally felt like I had been crapped on.  I came home and cried all evening and probably ate some junk food, I don’t know but probably.  That evening I got some horrible news and a light bulb went off.  I was so busy thinking of Tim’s dreams, I hadn’t even considered my own.  DUH! Not that I’m going to abandon his dreams in pursuit of mine or anything…

I probably needed that crappy day at lulu to be the catalyst for me to do this.  Plus, the more I talked to Tim, he was like, you can do this, put in your two weeks now.  So, with his backing and total support, we’re gonna try to sell the house.  If and when the house sells I am wanting to start a home decor store.  Goal is to do our interior design business out of it… but for the time being, I’m taking it one step at a time and trying to follow God’s lead. Because if I try to figure it all out, my brain starts to smoke…

So what do you guys think?  Thoughts please.  You know, I’ll be honest, I know people read this blog… but you aren’t ever commenting.  Plus, this last month, I have felt totally guilty about not posting.  But if you guys aren’t reading, then I shouldn’t feel guilty right? So let me know if you are actually reading this….

Comments are actually like a bloggers crack.  So please help me get my fix.

Lauren