Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to Burlap & Buttons!

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” -Matsuo Basho

Welcome to Burlap and Buttons!
Here's a bit about about myself, my family, our home, and my attempt to Blog about it all...

I have been married to my incredible husband, Tyler for four years. We have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Avaree, who is almost 2 years old.
We desire to be a family who loves and serves the Lord in all we do.
{Photo Credit: Char Beck Photography}
Home has always been an important place to me- the place I can create for my family, and where we laugh and grow together, the place where our memories are made.  But, our life has been a whirlwind and we have moved seven times in less than four years.
 I have learned the true meaning of "home" truly lies with those you love and not where you live

I have always loved decorating and crafts but I never had the confidence to consider myself creative or artistic and we never had enough money to buy expensive home décor. So, when I started trying my own projects and thrifting, I started to realize I had lots of ideas. I decided to stop second-guessing my style and just go with what I LOVE. I started Burlap and Buttons simply as a way to show family and friends some of my projects and share about our life. I knew nothing about followers or link parties or sponsorship etc. As I’ve grown a bit I have realized that blogging is not only so much fun and a great outlet for me but that it comes with new friends and incredible opportunities. I even started selling some of my creations in an Etsy store! I’m honored by every follower or comment… 
My goal is to inspire others to keep creating HOME even if that might be a tiny space on a strict budget or a new apartment every year. 

Keep reading to find a bit more about the things that inspire me....

Old, Rustic, Chippy Things...

My love for antiques is passed down from my Mama... The house I grew up in is FULL of amazing pieces that have been in the family for years. Each picture, doily, chair, and vase has a story. I love to sit and hear Mama's stories of summer evenings chasing fireflies on the farm, picking raspberries in the garden, and canning jelly and pickles in the cellar.  I grew up surrounded by the faces of my family from years ago and antiques passed down for generations. I love the heritage of my family and know I am deeply rooted in faith and love as I look around at these "old" things passed down.

My Mama & Grandma in the garden on Mama's
17th Birthday. Mama and I restored this
red picnic table this summer and we still eat
out on the patio almost every summer evening at
Mama and Daddy's house.
My Grandpa who died before I was born...
 He made this clock and it has sat on my parent's mantle
since before I was born.



1 comment:

  1. Well, hi there, Kirstin Joy!! I just stumbled onto your blog and what a cute site you have! Love the photos!! I am now your newest follower and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!


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