New House to Home: About Me            

About Me

Allow me to introduce myself and explain my reasons for writing this blog.  My name is Cheryl.  Within a short, two-year time period, I was forced to move from the south, where I have lived all of my adult life, to the Midwest, and then back to the south again.  These moves have been extremely hard on me, as they've required me to leave behind some very dear friends and the homes that I put so much of my heart and soul into.  Looking to the bright side, I am so thankful for all the people I've met and things I've learned throughout the whole process.

Even though I have never written a blog before (in fact, I am "technologically challenged," as you will soon realize), I felt the need to document my experiences with regard to my move and setting up the new houses for several reasons.  First, logging the successes, failures, procedures and details of the decorating and organizing process will make things easier in the event that we have to move again (please, noooooo).  Second, knowing that people are checking the blog to track my progress will serve as an incentive to get things done.  Finally, I'm hoping that writing will serve as a sort of therapy as I reluctantly embark on this journey.

It is my intention to focus my blogging efforts on the topic of decorating.  I hope to include before and after photos of each space.  In addition, I hope to include what I will call "after the after" photos, which will show you the space as my family really uses it, warts and all.

So, follow me on my journey as I turn a nondescript McMansion into a cozy home for my family...


  1. I am new to your blog and I am hooked. I love your decorating style! Is there a way to have your posts delivered to my email? I looked but couldnt find a link. Thanks.

  2. Hi,
    Just wanted to say I'm adding your blog to my reading list...I too am originally from the south, living in the great state of Texas. I had to laugh when you said you are "technologically challenged" - I use that phrase all the time to describe myself!


  3. Hey Cheryl!
    I loved meeting you at Haven, & love your blog! What great projects & ideas!
    Stay in touch, sweet friend!

    1. Hi, Holly! I'm so glad we met! I will definitely keep in touch. Thank you for visiting my little blog.

  4. This is beautiful. However, everyone is only talking about the burlap. Can you tell me what you put on the tops of the acorns and pinecones--and how. They are equally as gorgeous. Thank you, k