Why, hello there!
My name is Mercedes and I am a believer of The Home. A house is made of four walls and a roof, but your home is made of people and memories. It is a place where you should find refuge and safety, where you love, laugh, and cry. I believe that you should love where you live and what you fill your home with should be a reflection of who you are.
I grew up in Northern Michigan where the summers were short yet glorious and the winters were long but the colors in fall made it all worth it. I don’t have unpleasant memories of those long, cold winters because they were filled with snowmen and sledding and hot cocoa. I did not grow up in a large house – in fact, it was quite cozy for a family of six – but it was a wonderful home. When my parents sold that home a few years ago, it felt like loosing a member of the family because although it was a good change, our homes hold an important place in our hearts.
At a ripe old age of 16, I moved from those snowy banks and sandy beaches to the mountains of Utah to attend Brigham Young University. I graduated with my degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology in 2016 and as a published scientific author (super neat, right?!?!?). My plan had been to attend medical school, but God made it clear to me that I needed to follow a different path. It was a difficult decision, but my trust in the Lord has led me to a life I absolutely love! I taught High School Biology for a couple years before I had my kids. My husband, Jordan, and I have a three year old son, Elliott, one year old daughter, Theia, and a 40-pound fluff ball of a dog, Major.
We bought our first home in Arkansas where I really discovered my love of all things DIY and now we live in Utah. Thank you for being here and following along as I take our house and transform it into Our Home.
Check out some of my latest posts!
- Exterior Glow Up | One Room Challenge Week 7This is the last she-shed progress update you’ll see from me – next week is reveal week! I can’t wait for you to see everything all put together, and I can’t wait to finally have a functioning and organized workshop space. It was the perfect week to focus on the exterior of the shed because … Continue reading Exterior Glow Up | One Room Challenge Week 7
- Pegboard and Workbench Progress | One Room Challenge Week 6One of the best parts of any project (for me at least) is getting to put a space back together. There’s something so satisfying about getting to take a space that has been nonfunctional and start making it functional again! While I’m not quite at the end of this shed makeover – I haven’t even … Continue reading Pegboard and Workbench Progress | One Room Challenge Week 6
- Easy Paint Can Storage | One Room Challenge Week 5With all of the projects I’ve done, a have more than a couple half full paint cans lying around. I needed an easy storage solution that would allow me to see what I have and keep them organized. I didn’t really plan this out (other than having a rough idea of what I wanted to … Continue reading Easy Paint Can Storage | One Room Challenge Week 5