If you are new to The Weekend Country Girl, Welcome! If you are one of my long-time friends, please indulge me as I introduce myself to the newcomers. My blog has literally doubled in readership over the last month.
My name is Karen and I am not a professional blogger or furniture repurposer. This blog and my projects are my hobby. I am a professional educator in a suburb of Houston. I am a high school principal who loves her job, works crazy hours, and has a lot of stress in her daily life. On the weekends, and any other chance I get, I head to the small town of Coldspring, where I wear sweat pants, go thrift store shopping, and work out in the Garagemahal. I am a happy chick when I am covered in paint or sawdust on the weekend. Come visit if you ever in the area. For real.
I am happily married to the love of my life, Mr. Math, who is a small town farm boy from Troy, Texas. We have been married for 33 years and have two great kids. I am lucky enough that both of my parents are still with us and active.
Both kids are married to wonderful spouses and live a long way from us. We miss all four of them terribly.
We also have a rescue dog named Lumi. She keeps me humble and reminds me that I am not in charge of the world.
If this photo looks like a school yearbook photo, that is because it is! Does it take you back to high school?
Here we are in the first ever selfie I took of us. It was on our Christmas cruise this year.
If you are new to my site it is probably because of my recent post about a corrugated tin wall on Remodleaholic, or the Facebook post on their site about our super simple buffet table for the deck, or because of my mudroom bench. That bench has been my most popular post, ever. Whatever the reason, I am thrilled to have you here.
I started blogging as a way to show my friends and family what we were up to at our little cabin in the piney woods near Lake Livingston. We are both
cheapskates frugalistas who would rather figure out how to do something ourselves than pay someone a crazy amount of money to do the work for us. Buying a second home eight years ago was a stretch for us financially so we really had to figure out how to furnish a home on the cheap. I never envisioned that my blog would be read by anyone who did not know me personally, in fact, I remember when I had my first post with 50 page views. Man, I thought I was something else.
Along the way I have learned a few things about blogging (okay, not so much here), design, and how to re-imagine furniture but who I am has not changed. This site is still just a hobby and way to show my friends what we are up to and to get input. ( I really do want your input when I ask for opinions. )
Beverage station from sewing cabinet.
Bench from headboard and footboard.
Buffet table from dining table legs and re-claimed wood.
I make mistakes, I am a terrible photographer who can’t take a good shot indoors to this day, I have a hot temper that gets me in trouble more than I like and I get my feelings hurt when people are mean.
I love a variety of styles, I like mixing painted wood with stain. I think every room should have one piece of furniture or accent that makes folks smile when they walk in the room.
We are hoping and praying right now that we can sell our beloved Star Hill so that we can buy 15 acres in Coldspring with several buildings that will be our retirement home. I hope you follow along on our journey into mid-life and beyond.
Thanks for finding this blog and welcome to our little corner of the world.
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Blessing to you also and I love all your “creations.”
Karen I love your blog. I am trying to talk my husband into selling our home. We live in Connecticut and it is VERY expensive!!!! We just finished three snow storms and another one is coming tomorrow. I am sick of these winters and want to move to Virginia. My hubby and I are both retired and love spending time with each other. Good luck selling your home and thank you for the wonderful ideas I “borrow” from you.
Thank you for the kind words! I could not live in the frozen north. Good luck with the weather. I would love to see your projects!
It’s been fun to see what you’ll come up with next.
Thanks. I wonder myself sometimes.
Love your lttle post! Just getting a chance to browse! I am so happy for you and Eddie and us to be close….God is glorious!