Welcome! I’m so glad you found me here at What Treasures Await!
This blog started in Oct 2015 as a place for me to share my DIY projects and basically give me an excuse to go thrifting! It has quickly turned into a passion and a love for blogging.
I’ve been a Pinterest addict for years and I’ve always dreamed of a job that would allow me to pin and create for a living. That’s when I discovered that all those amazing pins actually led to bloggers…
WHAT? So, these people pin and create for a living? SIGN ME UP!
Ok, so maybe it didn’t happen quite that fast. Here’s a little background:
I graduated with a degree in Finance (because I was always told that a degree in Business was the safe way to go, and I liked safe). I got a corporate job not long after, married my college sweetheart, bought a cute little garden home and eventually we had 2 beautiful girls. I really could not have asked for anything more!
Then something happened when I hit my 30s and I started realizing that I was going through the motions and my idea of a dream was a clean house and bedtime for the kids!
That was before Pinterest! It’s going to sound dramatic, but finding Pinterest changed everything! I first discovered it before a Disney trip and I was amazed at all of the tips for planning a first trip. Then I began to use it for planning my kids’ birthday parties. Once we moved into our current house, I realized I didn’t have to spend a fortune to create a beautiful home and my love for DIY was born!
Starting my own blog had crossed my mind a time or two, until eventually I ran out of reasons not to do it. I was tired of playing it safe! Of course, I still have a “real” job that involves spreadsheets and cubicles, but I believe we are more than just our careers! It has been great to have this little space of my own to express the creative part of me (that I was always convinced I didn’t have).
I hope you are inspired and I would love for you to follow along!!