Welcome to Chatham Hill on the Lake! My official launch date is February 1, 2016, but since I am beginning to put my social profiles in place and they have my web site on them, I wanted to have something here for you to read.
I have been educating myself on starting this blog and trying to get all of the pieces in play before promoting it. After reading “Everything but the Post”, “Blogging for Dummies”, both print books and several E-Books that I will give full credit to when I update this post, I am working with a designer to create a Logo and color scheme that fits me.
As I have read many posts on many different blogs over the past few weeks, I am overwhelmed at how talented the bloggers are and how willing to share they also are. I feel like I have been in a school intensive and I have been loving every minute of it. But there comes a time when you just have to jump in the water and get wet. You can learn the strokes in time and so even come February 1, I am quite certain I will still have work to do in even getting my blog set up as I hope it should be.
This blog was inspired by other bloggers inspiring me! My husband and I will be building our dream home within the next six years and I mean from scratch, totally custom. I was on pinterest just getting ideas when I suddenly realized many of the pins were linked to blogs. As a former Interior Decorator and Stager, I was so excited to see all of the decorating blogs. I wanted to log our journey in selecting our floor plan and then every little detail from faucets to shrubs. Our place will be built on 5 acres overlooking a most gorgeous part of Table Rock Lake where the lands across the lake are national forest so there are no buildings or boat docks to interfere with the view.
Along the way on this trip I will show you how we are preparing our 26 year old home for sale…I believe in staging early so you can enjoy it if you know you are moving. I will also introduce you to some of my businesses, one of which is our vacation rental homes TheCottagesofBranson.com. We are starting our 6th year in this Hospitality Business and we love it. We own and manage 2 Vacation Homes. My Wildwood Cottage Home is a 6 bedroom, 5 bath home filled with the Lake Lodge Decor and very popular. Our other Vacation Home is Canyon Creek Cottage, also a 6 bedroom, 5 bath home decked out in the Nautical Lake Decor. I can’t wait to share each room and all of the special details that we incorporate for our guests because it can so easily translate to hosting weekend or holiday guests in our homes.
In the upcoming year I will become a “Nonna for the first time.” My daughter has asked me to help her create the nursery and she is excited to share as we begin to put all of that together. We are also anticipating a wedding of one of my sons. If I get to be involved in anyway, I will be sure to let you in as well!
We will visit our home on Table Rock Lake now and then and maybe meet a few of our friends who are excellent decorators and doing some remodeling of their own.
I invite you to visit me often and please share your ideas, pictures and comments. I so look forward to making friends in this forum.