I grew up on a farm, not sure if I've ever told you that, but I did.
Our closest neighbor was a half mile away.  
We had ponds, cows, wide open fields and tons of freedom.
As children, my brother, sister and I were very creative when it came to making our own fun.
We would fish, swing from vines, jump from hay bale to hay bale, 
and occasionally, even swim in the muddy ponds.

I came across this picture recently of me and best friend, Laura.
We were pretty inseparable as kids. 
Our moms were best friends and so we basically grew up together.
 She lived on a farm too and we always had tons of fun.

On this particular afternoon,
Laura and I transformed the back of my dad's grain truck into our own little living room. 
Even then I liked to decorate.
Notice we have a phone, a fern, a makeshift sofa, pillows, a table and a centerpiece.
All the makings of a great design!

That's me on the left, with the lovely purple pleather jacket and silly looking pigtails.

Oh, and apparently, at some point, I wanted to be a professional dancer and a supermodel. 

Yep, that's a glamour shot, circa 1991. 
I'm not even sure how this happened. 
One minute I was walking around the mall with my aunt, 
and the next thing I knew, 
I looked like I belonged on a street corner - good times.

I think it's safe to say that I can give up on both of those dreams...

While my days of decorating the back of grain truck are over too,
I sure am glad I followed one of my dreams and am now decorating real rooms.

Speaking of decorating, I've been working on updating the new tabs at the top
and the decorating services I offer, can be found under "Services".
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or are interested in working together.


  1. Oh my gosh, this is hysterical! I love the glamour shot - and I'm sure you're one of many who has one of these photos buried in their photo boxes. :-) Glad you followed your heart and are doing something you love - I'm branching out into consulting services too - great minds...

  2. this was SO fun!!!! i never did a glamour shot but oh how i wanted to!!! :) and yes, i am so happy for you that you have found your path. you are good at what you do!

  3. NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Not the glamour shots! Lol. Isn't it fun to look back and realize you are doing something you loved, even as a kid? Thanks for the blast from the past today, it was fun to see you as a little girl and that you are living it out.

  4. I LOVE that glamour shot! Total supermodel material! You've got the look down!! So fun to read more about you and growing up on a farm!

  5. I have a very similar glamour shot also exactly from 1991. I recall my Mom making the comment that I looked like an escort, not a 16 year old =) My kids recently saw it and proclaimed that I 'used' to be pretty lol. Ah well. What a great childhood to grow up on a farm-so fun!

  6. I can see a lot of your daughter in that first photo of you in the truck. It's always fun to think back and take a ride down memory lane. Life sure was care-free back then. We didn't have devices or high-tech toys back then, so we played and played hard that's for sure.

  7. Oh and I forgot the most important part - congrats on getting your website going and following your dream!

  8. Fun post, Andrea! Oh yes, those mall glamour shots, we just found one of my mom! I was always choreographing or designing something and making my friends play along! Life on the farm sounds like great fun!

  9. I'm so sure I was in that photo somewhere and you cropped me out or digitally removed me! I know I followed you and Laura around everywhere. Also, Happy Birthday to you, sis. I hope its the best day ever. I love you.

  10. Love, love that photo of you in the back of your dad's grain truck...... nothing like great childhood friends. As for the Glamour shot, you look pretty Miss America to me..... think any of those careers could have worked out for you. :)

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