Not Gonna Settle

So I’ve discovered recently that whether I’m scouting out my latest decor project, or considering a topic for a blog post, success is equal parts timing and inspiration. A person can have all the time and space in the world, but if there’s no inspiration, there’s nothing to fill that time and space with. On the other hand, if there’s gobs of inspiration, but no time to carry out those brilliant ideas, you still end up with a whole bunch of nada.

Let’s talk project first. Once we took our Christmas tree down this past season, we had an open spot in our living room. Usually, we would put a bench there, and call it good. This year, however, I couldn’t bring myself to put the bench back. I knew we could do better. So I waited for inspiration, and in the meantime, we lived with a big bare space in the room….for several months. Sure, I could have filled the space with something, but I didn’t want to settle. Enter this beauty….


And, voila, a little inspiration started to simmer. Then with some carpentry help from my dad, I created the perfect accent table for that space in our living room. Every time I walk by it, it makes me smile. I’m so glad I was patient and waited for the right fit. That’s not to say there wasn’t a bunch of hunting going on. I searched high and low, until I found the right fit. So there you go! A case for not settling when it comes to design and decor in your home.

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Secondly, let’s chat about this sweet little baby of a blog. I don’t want to settle here either. I’ve been missing timing, or inspiration, or both over the course of the last several months, and the very. last. thing. I want to do is post something just to post it. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to hear about what I had for breakfast because I can’t think of anything else to write about. Just in case you’re the curious sort….this morning it was a power sandwich of egg white, spinach, and avocado. Most mornings it’s a fudge graham zone bar. Sorry, I’m done.

So, as I seek out direction here, just know I’m not gonna settle, I’m hunting for the right inspiration, right timing, and right fit. In the meantime, if you have ideas for me, things you’re interested in reading about, or have a project of your very own you’d like me to feature here on In Hindsight, please let me know by leaving a comment or sending an email to

Looking ahead,



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