First things first, welcome to Blake Hill House.
Who am I? The short answer is that I am a wife, mother, passionate runner, DIYer, collector of experiences, and soon-to-be host of the BHH Podcast. Everyone who knows me knows that the short answer is rarely quite satisfying enough for me.
Honestly, owning an 1880s fixer-upper is a DIY dream that I did not even know I wanted. Yet, here I am, paintbrush in hand, marveling at the fact that this beauty is ours.
I have been self-employed since our oldest was born. In 1999, I started my own cloth diaper cover company. For five years, I designed covers for cloth diapers, oversaw production on a large scale, and sold our product line wholesale and retail all over the world. In 2003, I realized that the business was at a crossroads. The company needed to make a leap forward, and I was feeling stretched raising three little kids with a husband who worked very long hours. After a lot of soul-searching, I decided to sell the company. Once the ink was dry on the sale contract, I tried hard to settle into life as “just a mom.”
In 2006, after the birth of our last baby, another passion took hold. I became a runner. What started as a way to take charge of my health became a way of life. To say I enjoy running is an understatement. I am a runner. At this point, it is just part of who I am.
Case in point: The picture below was taken during the hottest and worst marathon experience I have ever had, and this moment of joy still came out of that miserable day.
I am just like anyone. I have good days and difficult days, but my life philosophy is to dive into life with a grateful heart and a lot of laughter. The details will sort themselves out.
My favorite quote is by Oscar Wilde:
Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not fine it’s not the end.
So, run the race. Take the vacation. Love fiercely, and buy the fixer-upper. It might just change your life.
If you would like to read about how Andy and I became the owners of BHH, I wrote a series of posts in 2015.
The Story Told in Three Parts:
Thank you for reading and following our blog. All of you inspire me to learn more, do more, and be a better writer. I could fix BHH without this blog and your support, but I don’t want to. It would not be nearly as much fun.
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