Friday, April 10, 2009

The "if only" syndrome

If you have a chance, go and visit Joy at Joys of Home today. She has a post about what I'm going to call the "if only" syndrome. It's about learning to make your home into what makes you happy, not getting stuck on the "if onlys". Joy explains it so much better than I do, so take a few minutes and check out what she has to say.

Just last night, hubby and I were talking about my porch post and he said that he would like to make our porch into my dream porch this spring. Our porch is small (because it's a small little house), there are a couple of areas of the floor that need to be repaired, and it needs a new coat of paint. He offered to make it wider, and wrap it around the side of the house. Would I LOVE this to happen? YEAH!!! However, I desperately want to put in a pool this spring for the kids, and would like to replace the picket fence with a vinyl one so that it doesn't have to be painted every spring. I really do love our porch, and will just be happy doing the repairs necessary to freshen it up this year.

Don't get stuck on the "if onlys," do the little things that will make your home what you want it to be. Get creative!



  1. I read Joy's post a few minutes ago and thought it was great too! I could rattle off a long list of things I'd love to do to my house, but can't afford it. I want to enjoy my home and be creative in making it how I want it to be, on a budget of course!

  2. I just read your previous post and had to tell you I saw New Kids on the Block too in concert and I was probably around 15 like you said you were! I was crazy over Joey!

  3. Thanks for this. Sometimes I get so frustrated with my home, and not being able to afford to make it what I want.

    I love the inspiration I have found from many women in bloggy land that help give me ideas and tips for things I can do on a budget.

    I'm going over to Joys to read her post, however first I need to go to the previous post of yours...I heard mention of NKOTB?



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