Darrielle,Very nice post.................that is so neat you grew up without electricity........and bet it definitely was a different life style. I actually like when our power goes out cause I sweep and do dishes by hand and read my kerosene lantern,and feel like It is lil house on the prarie, the only down side if it is in the summer is no A/C - cause we live in Florida.It is so neat that you and your hubby are special ed teachers and coaches, that is neat that you were inspired to be a teacher by your brothers down syndrome. Did your hubby also have someone with special needs in his family??Your lil girl is adorable, and I can see she is very special to you.......as all children should be.............but sometimeare not.......and sounds like you have a very supportive and loving hubby as well........all Priceless jewels for sure.Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us.Blessings, Nellie
Thank you Nellie-growing up in a remote place defiantly was different, but seemed pretty normal to me at the time. I think growing up the way I did inspired my do it yourself kind of attitude toward things.
Hi Darrielle..It's always a pleasure to read about people's lives. The ranch sounds awesome. I'm sure it was a lot of work. I wrangled in Wyoming for a summer and loved it! I admire that you and your husband work with kids who need extra love and attention. It takes a special person to do that. I really enjoyed seeing all of the pictures of your happy, sweet family. Love your ideas and reading about your projects. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your life. Have a wonderful weekend.. Tamara <3
Thank you Tamara-the ranch was a great place and a lot of work and I loved having 50 horses. My family is a good one that is for sure!
HI Darrielle, I loved the spot light post of you over at Kris' junk chic cottage... I left a comment there where you can visit it, as for your growing years? It now opens our hearts and minds to more of what makes you who you are. I so relate to you with Down Syndrome and autism in our family, and your heart in how you create. I lived in Northern Ca growing up from age 12-32 and also love Santa Cruz, know it well, you home life sounds so interesting so much so you need to write a book on your growing years.Loved getting to know you that much better, and your mini you, is your twin.See you soon,Keep inspiring us.
Thank you Dore-I did see your sweet comments at Kris's. I have been a Sped teacher for about 20 years and I am so glad that is the path I chose. N. CA is so beautiful and I don't think I could move away from the ocean. Where in N. CA did you live? I grew up in Mendocino, CA. It was defiantly a nice place to grow up and I do think it has been a big part of what has made me the strong person I am today. My daughter definitely got my dimples!
Thanks Darrielle for doing Spotlight. It was really fun to get to know you better. I was so excited to feature your today.Have a great week end.Kris
Thank you Kris for featuring me and letting me share about myself and my family-it is not something I have done much of yet.
Hi, I really enjoyed seeing all of the pictures of your sweet family.very nice post Thanks for sharing a bit of your life.BlessingIsoraHave nice week end!!!!
Thank you Isora-my family is the best and it was nice to share that side of me!
It was so much fun reading about you at Junk Chic Cottage.I knew we both lived in California, but I didn't realize you were a teacher - another thing we have in common although I am retired.
Thank you Carol-yes we have VB ( which I am catching today), teaching and CA living in common and I bet we have a bunch more in common too!
Congratulations, and have a wonderful weekend. It was fun reading about your family at Kris's Junk Chic Cottage. xoxo Su
Thank you Su-You have a great weekend too and it was nice of Kris to feature me!
It is so nice to get to know the face behind your blog. I have followed you for sometime know and very much enjoyed it. Love your creativity with all of your designs. Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself. Jo
Thank you Jo-it was a new thing to share more then furniture!
Holy crap Darrielle, I didn't realize you worked full time too! How do you do it all girl? You know I'm a huge fan of your work and to learn you're doing all those amazing furniture makeovers in your spare time...wowsers!
Thank you Marie-Yes I do work full time, but I need to be creative so I take time to paint and junk to so I keep my sanity!