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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