Yes We’re The Fix It Couple!
Why are some people pre-disposed to fixing things and others not?
I have decided that I know the answer to this but you may not like what I am going to have to say….it’s a mindset….some people just don’t like fixing things and don’t want to take time to do it. The good news is that anyone can be the Fixit Guy or the Fixit Gal! Yes you heard me you can paint your bedroom and makeover that room you have been wanting to do!
Often folks say to me well Karen it’s just so easy for you……”Not true!” I say…”Just ask my Mom…or the Viking! I haven’t always been a fix it gal! It came about because necessity is the mother of invention!” So what do I mean? I knew that I wanted to be able to can, dehydrate, and freeze my foods for the future and well I lived in farm country in Maryland but I had no one to teach me so what did I do? Did I give up? No I went to the library and I peppered some of my new neighbors that had been living the country life with questions and slowly but surely my knowledge in this area grew and now I’m knowledgeable about canning since I have been doing it for years. You too can become knowledgable about anything you put your mind to.
Trust me it’s true! Have you read the book “The Outliers” it discusses how many years it takes to become an expert at something and I realized that I have put the hours into becoming an expert in the Homesteading arena and also as a onsite Technology technician in Education!……It’s exciting but then over the past two decades I have done a lot of painting, house repairs, and housework so I guess I am a homemaking expert too! Although I really don’t believe in the term expert I liken myself to a continual life learner. You can continue to learn new skills for example like me this year I picked crocheting up again. My Grandma had taught me years ago to single, double, and triple crochet and I am at it again.
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Do you like to upcyle materials that would otherwise be discarded? Upcycled Strawberry Planter
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Do you think you can’t have a greenhouse because of your budget? The $400 Greenhouse – DIY On A budget!
Follow your dreams and create within your parameters….add some sweat, love, and a crazy drive to get the job done and well it’s pretty wild what you can accomplish! This post is meant to be encouraging and to just inspire that creative fix it guy or gal in you!
Have a beautiful week…until next time!