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See, what happened was....

Updated: Aug 20, 2019


When I was younger in elementary and middle school I wanted to be a writer. Which makes it somewhat ironic that it took me so long to write this first post. When I got to high school I was encouraged (like so many students are) to go for something more stable and practical. So I went to college. I had my son and although I went to school for enough years to be a doctor, I have no college degree. Priorities changed. Life happened. I had to provide for my son at that time and my dream job, whatever that was, was going to have to wait.

Fast forward to many years later. I am settled in with my husband (aka The Intern) and at that point two kids. I got interested in painting some of my own worn out furniture and loved doing it. I wanted unique pieces and one of a kind, personal decor. And during the busiest days of my life with two kids and a full time job, I started Front Porch Fix-Ups.

As for the future? I am working very hard to make Front Porch Fix-Ups a full time adventure. Some days I may be sitting at the computer posting away on Facebook and Pinterest, typing with one finger because I have a toddler on one leg of my lap and am nursing a 3 month old on the other leg. TMI?? Some days I may have a naked toddler running around outside half covered in paint and throwing a fit because I won't let her use the sander. And some days I have a 13 year old son who is throwing a fit because I DO want him to use the sander. And most of the time, that is all in the same day after I get off work from 8 hours of my desk job. But I am determined to do what I love doing.

Part of what I love doing is sharing knowledge, projects and my pieces with you. The plan is for this blog to be a way to connect with you and to show how our pieces are done in a manner that is professional, creative and quality work. You will hear about my family, as they all are very much a part of this, even if it may not be voluntary on their part. Ahem, 13 year old son who never wants to put down the game controller.

As we all know, plans can get off track sometimes. I would love for all of you to help keep me focused (that might be a harder job than you think). If there is anything you would like to see here please let me know! And I WILL make sure the baby is well fed before I start recording any videos! But as far as my other daughter goes, toddlers are crazy and I can't guarantee anything or predict any of the situations that may occur. That's your viewer's warning for videos to come!

I hope you visit often! You can sign up for the newsletter from the Front Porch Fix-Ups home page to be notified when new things happen around here. I would also love if you followed us on Facebook!

See ya soon!

Lisa Lark

Owner, Front Porch Fix-Ups

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