Welcoming Fall

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Ryan left for school about a month ago, and turning his room into an office/library is well under way! I am so thrilled with how it is going! I’ll post pictures of it, once it’s finished. Can. Not. Wait.

So I’ve started to welcome in fall! I’ve been decorating my home with all sorts of browns, reds, yellows, oranges, greens, off-whites, etc. Fall really is my favorite time of year. You should see all the beautiful colors of fall leaves surrounding my house! It’s beauty to die for.

Pumpkin everything is almost here. I love making and eating pumpkin bread, especially when it has chocolate chips in it. I also make mad pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies. I’ll have to share the recipe with you on here once I make some.

Well, that’s it for now, the update. I’m loving decorating for autumn and I love where my office space is going.

Until next time!

 

What’s an empty-nester to do?

As you already know, my youngest boy, Ryan is going off to college in August. I am so proud of him, but I have to admit, I’ve been feeling a little blue lately because that means I’ll be alone in this house. I know I have a ton of new renovations in mind, I want to turn my house into a barn. I want to put up  tons of barn house lighting, but geez, the other day, I started thinking about what I’m going to do after I renovate the house and put up all this barn lighting. I’m going to be left with with this huge, newly remodeled house, with all these barn house lighting fixtures and it’s going to be all for what? Just for me? I’m 5’2″, 125 pounds. i don’t need that much space to myself.

I was excited for a while, what with all the new ideas about renovation in mind, but I’ll be an 50-something year old single woman with a grand ol’ house. Hey, maybe that isn’t such a bad thing. After all, there’ll be no one to tell me what I can and cannot do. My ex-husband was such a pain in the ass. He was intolerable! He hated everything I did, He even hated barn lights! That old loony had to have everything in perfect order–he drove me nuts!  Well, enough about him. We’ve been separated a long time, and my life coach told me I have to change my perception of him. He wasn’t all bad, and I guess I wasn’t all that good to him either. Well, for what it’s worth, I’m glad we had two beautiful boys together.

Speaking of my beautiful boys, Ryan told me the other day that I need to get out and have fun. Ryan, my youngest and the one who’s been so attached to me, actually said that He’s never ever told me anything about needing to go out, and I was surprised. He even referred me to an 80s music club that has lots of cool lights that I might like. He said he went there the other day, and they had a barn house lighting showroom. Maybe I’ll go.

Heres some examples of lights do to my barn house lighting

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Welcome to my blog

Why hello there! My name is Sharon, but everyone always calls me Shari. I am a full-time mother of two boys. My oldest is in college, and my youngest will be going to college next year. I am a soon-to-be empty nester. I have raised my boys all by myself for the last 15 years. I am a divorcee, but you know what? I’m loving life! I don’t want to say that I am excited for Ryan, my youngest boy to leave, but I am a little bit excited about all the plans I have for   my home. I live in a three bedroom single family home in a small town that’s about 1 hour away from our nearest city. Not too far, by any means. Ryan will be leaving for college in August, so I want to start planning for his departure. When my oldest boy, Taylor, left 4 years ago, I was devastated.

I didn’t want to accept the fact that my son was moving 2,000 miles away from home. I had spent all of my adult life trying to give my kids evyerthing, working long hours. I’m a nurse, so long hours are mandatory, but I would pick up other people’s shifts, just so my boys wouldn’t go without. I was a mess four years ago, but now I have a totally different outlook. I joined a “divorcees” group at church, and my entire outlook on life changed.

Anyway, now instead of falling apart because my youngest is going to college, I am excited about all the plans I have for my house. I’m interested in a very particular type of light which is a barn light which is in the category of barn light fixtures. I worked hard for this place, so why not do with it what I please? So far, I was thinking of converting Ryan’s room into an office/library room.

I have been looking into several types of lighting fixtures that will suit this room, and so far I’ve come across a website by the name of www.barnlightoriginals.com that has exactly what I’m looking for. Browsing through their site has giving me so many ideas for my entire home. I want to install vintage barnlights in my bathroom, industrial barn lights in my kitchen, and copper barn lights in my soon-to-be library room. I’m so excited!

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20" Copper Gooseneck Barn Lighting