Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

One day, I decided to start a blog. I called Pete on the phone and asked him, "What do you think of the name salvagedspaces? The url is available and I think I'm going to buy it."

"Please just spend 24 hours thinking about it before you do," he told me. "I know how you get with your fun, new ideas."

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
I didn't tell him at the time, but I already clicked "buy." And I already signed up for a facebook, email, pinterest, twitter, and etsy account in that name. For all I knew, there was some other girl out there thinking the same thing. You have to act quick for what you want in life.

I hung up the phone and started dreaming. Dreaming that it was possible to create a blog that would share my love of repurposing and restoring old found objects. That I'd maintain the blog along with the rest of my responsibilities. My full-time job. My three hour commute. Every day. Mix that with the fatigue I get from pregnancy. And my daily need for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

Then there's the actual time invested in thinking up new projects; searching for funky, old items; actually completing the projects; and then writing about them. Oh. Yeah. This should be a breeze.

I quickly realized that I want to complete all of these things, but I can't do it alone. I need someone who is reliable and also passionate about junk.

My husband! Managing a blog with another passionate person has been so incredibly helpful when you're trying to balance a million other things. I never saw us becoming so obsessed with Salvaged Spaces, but it's already become a part of our lifestyle in this short amount of time. Every Sunday and Monday are our planning days for projects and posts for the upcoming week. We stopped showering on Saturday mornings because we know we'll be covered in dirt by lunch time. I check my Salvaged Spaces facebook more than my personal facebook now, and Pete is now known as the "pinterest pimp" in our household. We are learning so much together and meeting so many wonderful people.

I'm also learning that there are some things I shouldn't let him do, but I want to keep this post positive. Let's just say you will shortly see a post about all of the strange things he drags into the house and I beg him to take back out. Just because we're passionate about the same things doesn't mean we always think the same. But that's the beauty of team work! I love you, Pete!