Hello… first of all thank you for stopping by at my blog! My name is Mariella and I live in Southwest, Connecticut. I work full time on a corporate job, I am a mother of two and wife of one. I am into computers, running, triathlons and into my house! In this blog you will find a little of everything that I do. I cannot talk about me without first explaining my love for my home The Orchard House. It is a very traditional cape from New England. Not big, not small. Just about right for a family of four. It is a house with a beautiful past and a bright future. It was run down and needed some TLC. We have come far, restoring each room one project at a time. Still, the journey is not yet over.
The Orchard House had changed my life. The necessity that I felt to transform my dull house into something comfy and beautiful to the eyes but the lack of financial support to full fill my goals made me discover this whole new world of the Do-It-Yourself blogsphere. People that share their stories and their ideas, inspring one another. I got inspired to release my imagination and creativity. I also found out that some projects are hard to accomplish. They made turn out beautiful, but it takes time a lot of time out of my family. Others are easy and quick and it gives you a great sense of satisfaction. I believe that this is the secret of happiness that I learn working in improving my house. Satisfaction. I want my house to be beautiful, comfortable and above all practical. And hey! Guess what?! It doesn’t need to really be an expensive process, or time consuming… all you need to do is figure it out what you want and how much time and effort you want to spend on it to be able to live with it and be satisfied. If you want to know more about why this blog needs to be “simple, uncomplicated and happy”, visit my Welcome page.
Our home is a reflection of my family and how we want to live our lives…