Saturday, March 29, 2014

New Adventures!!

This past fall was the last time I posted on this blog.  My life has been so very crazy over the past year, I cannot even begin to explain.  I have moved once again, hopefully for the last time.  I became single after 25 years of marriage (but keep reading), and I have changed jobs.  On that life stressor chart score thingy, I figure I am scoring off the charts!!!

But....the good news is that what doesn't kill you definitely makes you stronger, I can testify to that one. :)  I am still trying to sing and dance in the rain that falls in my life, and I am learning to live again, really live for the first time.  The past year has offered me many challenges to overcome, but I am overcoming theme one by one with God's help. 

I definitely have a story to share, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that what I have experienced will inspire other women out there.  I just have to know when the time is right.  When it is, I know that I will know.  And what I do know is will be inspired.

Until then, I'm moving forward to new adventures!!  I am engaged to a wonderful man who is truly the love of my life.  It's funny how that can happen to you when you are least expecting it to happen.  God somehow seems to know what we need more than we do, and His timing is perfect.  My handsome fellow is a talented carpenter, a true artisan, and we share a love for everything coastal, particularly Gulf Coastal, the place where we live and call home.  If God had made someone especially for me, I promise you that He couldn't have created anyone anymore perfect.

This passion for the Gulf Coast and vintage coastal living that we share has given birth to a wonderful new adventure, and I am delighted to start sharing that with all of you.  I have MISSED blogging so very much.  Sharing my stories and reading all of yours made my days so much brighter, and I felt a huge loss when I just didn't have it in me anymore to keep up my blogging.  It was like that for a time I didn't have it any me to love or enjoy anything about life any longer.  I am so thankful those dark days are over.  Now, I am looking forward to BOTH of us sharing our stories and adventures in a new blog we both are working on together.  Yes, he is going to join me!!  I have shown him this blog and many of yours, and guess what.....he LIKED all of us! :)

Yes, this is the woman talking who always said she didn't need a man to do anything.  Girls, I have revised my opinion on do need a man, as long as it's the right one!  I couldn't create any of the things I will soon be sharing with you without him.  He is truly a treasure, and I am so incredibly thankful for his love and support.  I couldn't have made it through the past few months without him.  I am so blessed.

Our new adventure will be called Tide Life: Southern Coastal Living.  Jenn from Munchkin Land Designs is working on our new blog, and I will post on here when we get it fired up!!  Sooooo excited!!  Many of you will be shocked over my new very different, but one I have loved forever.  Now that I have a fella who is pretty darn good with his hands (keep your mind where it belongs, LOL, I'm talking about his carpentry skills!!), I can dream as big as I want, and he makes it come to life.  Who could ask for more!!!

We are creating custom furniture,even making our own chalk paint (we will be selling that soon),  and traveling the Gulf Coast in search of treasured vintage finds and looking for the world's perfect oyster!!! 

We will be posting more regularly now, so stay tuned to hear more about all our Gulf Coast advenures!!!

Sooooo very, very, very glad to be back!!


  1. so glad to "see" you again farica! i too found myself suddenly single after 23 years of marriage in 1996 but the lord sent me a wonderful man and we just celebrated 10 years of marriage last happy for you and i hope your new life and endeavours are all you want out of life.

    i'm looking forward to following along on your new blog. please let me(us) know where you are located...we make quite a few trips to the gulf coast area and in fact my sister and i will be spending a week in gulf shores the last week of april thru may 5th.

    good luck!

  2. God does have a way of working things for our good! Blessings to you and your new life!!

  3. Glad to have you back. Looking forward to your wonderful new blog.
    You have been through a lot, but have survived through your own and Gods will power. It only made you stronger.

  4. I am so sorry that you had to go through some hard times! God is so very good to us and holds us up in our time of need! I've missed your creativity and I am so glad to see you back! Can't wait to see all your new ideas and new decorating style! God bless you and your family this Easter season! Ana

  5. Looking forward to reading more. So glad your story has a happy ending!!

  6. How lovely it is to have you back :) God has the solutions to all of our problems before we even know we have any! Looking forward to hearing from you again <3

  7. Farica, wow what a year. Looks like God has had a plan all along. Bless you on your new adventure!
    Tami @ Curb Alert! (and an old Kirkland's follower!)


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