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renovate by Desha Peacock “I’d Like to Add French Doors to My Life”

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ove the nostalgia and romance of French doors, and have always wanted them as a part of my life. I started a little collection of French doors on my Pinterest page and began imagining them in my home. Did I need French doors? No. But let me tell you how adding French doors to my office helped through a tough time. It was after I submitted my proposal for my book, Create the Style You Crave on the Budget You Can Afford, and before I had an answer from the publisher. I was midway through Marie Forleo’s B-School e-course on building a life and business that you love and trying to figure out how I could start my own business doing the work I love. So I was in the middle of lots of projects with big learning curves that would require being able to put in a massive amount of energy without knowing what the result would be. It’s really hard to put your heart, soul, and sometimes money, into big projects without having any sort of guarantee what the outcome will be. And when your whole life feels that way, it can seem like you aren’t getting anywhere or achieving anything. I’m a very visual person and I love to see results of my labor. Thus, when I looked at my own Pinterest board titled “I’d Like to Add French Doors to My Life” I was struck by an incredible desire to take action. When hubby balked at adding French doors to my office for no apparent reason (Couldn’t we use that money towards a new furnace? Kitchen remodel? New coffee table?), my answer was that I simply needed to have a vision and see it realized in a short period of time. It was so satisfying to think I could transform my office and make that one wish come true. Plus, do you ever feel like you just need more fun and less critical thinking in your life? Can’t we adults just do something fun

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AtHome: 2015 Holiday Issue  

atHome Magazine ... everyday homes & gardens of the Monadnock and Southeastern Vermont Regions.

AtHome: 2015 Holiday Issue  

atHome Magazine ... everyday homes & gardens of the Monadnock and Southeastern Vermont Regions.

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