Once upon a time, I used to be an extremely productive human being.  My passion was design and I loved making my home a place that others would envy.  My time and my money was my own and I could use them to fluff up my "nest" with all kinds of pretty things.  Then I got married and had kids and lost myself along the way.  My time was gobbled up by running errands, doing laundry, and keeping the family running; and my money always seemed to find a more "noble" use than decorating (like buying new shoes for my growing son or replacing the burnt out vacuum).

Recently I've been inspired by the many Home Decorating blogs that I follow.  Maybe I didn't have to completely give up on having a "put together" home.  Maybe the problem wasn't that I couldn't afford to make my house look better than a Salvation Army thrift store, but that I needed to realize that I just have to think more creatively about how to use the limited resources I now had to make it happen.

Thus the "Hevel House Project" was born.  Putting my creative skills to use, I'm determined to see if I can turn my house into a finished product with a limited budget (about $75/mo.) in just one year.  This blog will be a sort of diary, chronicling the process.  Will I be able to transform my entire house on a meager budget in one year?  I don't know, but I'm sure it will be fun trying!!