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One Year Anniversary!

It's official!  It has been one year to the day that I submitted my first DIY Lori post!  So exciting!  (Take a look back at my first post (here)which became one of my most favorite projects and pieces of furniture.)

First of all I want to thank each and everyone of you who come by to read my posts whether it be daily, weekly or monthly.   Seriously, from the bottom of my heart...thank you.  I truly appreciate your time and genuine interest in my projects.   Because my projects take quite a bit of time and life likes to interject a left and right turn once in a while, my blog hasn't risen to the occasion as much as I wish it had.  In the grand scheme of the gigantic DIY blog universe, I'm just a tiny ball of fire trying to shine as bright as I can.  Truth be told I would love to have an art gallery, my own furniture design business, and/or write a book (or 6) about all the DIY inspiration that floats around in my head.  However, my life is full mommy antics like: sick kids, accidents, homework, potty training, etc., etc., etc.  I struggle with trying to find a balance of my many passions and running a household of 4 + 3 fur kids.  Luckily for me I have an amazing support system that is my husband.  He is my rock and my fuel every day.  Encouragement from him makes the world go 'round.   But even with all of his support, things can get a bit tangled up from time to time.  I'm doing my best to keep everything in line so that I can concentrate on the most amazing aspects of life.

I have been teetering on the fence when it comes to this blog.  Should I quit?  Does anyone really read this?  Is it worth it?  Pulling me on the other side of the fence is the "don't quit!"  "grow...evolve!"  So after a night full of sleep and weird dreams, I just can't give this up.  It is my baby steps to my big dreams and it's never too late to follow your dreams....EVER.  So to jump onto this side of "grow...evolve" I will indeed do just that.  My blog is always going to be DIY Lori and will continue to be mostly about my DIY projects, but there is so much more about me.  My everyday life consists of:  stay-at-home mommy hood; kiddos; my need and struggle to get organized; designing my dream home; women's health; gluten-free lifestyle (and apparently I like to make lists!--OCD tendencies.) :)  There is so much I feel like sharing and why not use this as my own personal venting machine.  Who knows, it might take the pressure off of my husband.  Win-win!  :)

Again, thank you for being interested in my little piece of the world.   I can't wait to see what this year will bring and what exciting new adventures are headed my way.  I'm very excited and nervous to take this blog to new levels.  I can only hope that positive energy will follow behind me and catch me if I fall.

If you feel like reading more or exploring any of my projects, here the top 3 most popular:
1. Crate Coffee Table
2. Vanity Makeover
3. Chair Re-upholstery 

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, laugh, create!!


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