My name is Barbara and I am a daughter, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. My husband Steve and I have been married for 37 years. We live on 20 acres in the Triad in North Carolina, in a farmhouse we built ourselves 30 years ago. We used to have a menagerie of animals when our three kids were younger. Now we have 2 goats, 6 cats and 3 dogs. Life is more simple – lol.
My parents moved in with us in November 2016 due to my mother’s illness. She suffered from Alzheimer’s and I helped my dad take care of her until her death on July 29, 2017. We tried to bring as many items from his home as was possible and we still have boxes and piles all over. My house also became the headquarters for all the items my kids didn’t have room for but wanted to save, such as college textbooks, furniture, lamps, books for future classrooms, dishes and rugs.
In April 2018 we will host my son’s wedding. I do have a major incentive to get things shipshape! My daughter is also getting married in September 2018 – again another reason to get on top of things.
My hope is to organize my home. My goal is to make my home comfortable and beautiful. Eventually I would like to open up rooms as a B&B – well lets not get too far ahead of myself….. I would like to be able to find things in my closet.
And my journey begins today!