Welcome to Shine Your Light!
I’m Lisa and together with my husband Mark
we’re raising these three kids in a little town in Massachusetts.
Our kids are especially talented at eating all the food in the house, taking videos of me sleeping awkwardly on planes, and making me laugh when I’m trying to be stern. They are all funny and sassy and I still can’t believe I lucked out and get to be their mom.
This little blog of mine is all about the love of home. Here you’ll find home improvement tutorials, fun and personal art projects and simple and affordable interior design ideas, as well as food and drink recipes and ideas for entertaining.
I don’t care about having the nicest kitchen on the block, or the most beautifully decorated house.
I just want to figure out how to do things with my own two hands and pass on whatever I can to help someone else.
I want to make things and grow things and learn things and teach things. All the things.
And I want to show you that if I can do it, so can you.
I agree wholeheartedly with Erma Bombeck’s sentiment:
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
When we moved few years ago, my dream was a project house that we could make our own, and that’s exactly what we got! Here’s our not-so-new abode…..
the exterior was really overgrown (especially the backyard!!)
One of the first things we tackled was clearing a lot of trees (so many that the roof and deck were rotting!) and planting grass. It’s still a work in progress but today we have a great yard for football games, barbecues…..
The interior of our house (nicknamed The Peach Pit) needed a bit of work – I literally starting painting the day we signed the papers!
A few million projects later, we’re still working on making all our visions for this house come true and having fun doing it.
I hope this blog will be a source of encouragement and inspiration to make your own house into the home of your dreams; a lighthearted stop along your way.
I’d love for you to check out the GALLERY for tons of home improvement, decorating, wall art, organizing, gardening and outdoor projects,
or head over to EAT & DRINK for recipes and entertaining ideas!
My blog name was inspired by this Van Morrison song