Hello, everyone! I’m DB from Domestic Bella – a Midwestern girl by birth who is a homebody at heart. My grandmother, who lived five minutes away while I was a child, unknowingly fostered my love for the domestic side of life. At 80-years-old, she continues to be one of my biggest inspirations.
After years of craving a place that allowed me to have my own unfiltered voice and a way to connect with others, I asked myself, “Why not start a blog? One that combines my love for writing, cleaning, organizing, and decorating?” When I shared my idea with Kristina, she kindly and excitedly supported me. That support was all that was necessary to take the idea and run with it. Despite the difficulties I was enduring at the time, I knew I needed to do it. The healing this outlet has brought me since its launch is incredible.
Cleaning and organizing has always been one way I center myself. I enjoy it more than anyone probably should. Through stress, anger, happiness, and excitement, I tackle something in the house. Husband enjoys accusing me of being like Monica from Friends . That really isn’t entirely true, though, because as I write this I’m staring at a coffee table piled with books and DVDs. My son, Chipmunk, has toys strewn from the front door to the patio door. They will be picked up today, but not until bedtime. This house isn’t perfect and to be honest, I don’t want it to be perfect anymore. Demanding perfection would get in the way of my family truly living life. It is still important to me to maintain our home, though. A cleaner house is a less stressful house. When everything else is bogging us down, a tidy space allows us to focus on what really matters.
Domesticbella.com is a place where I share my cleaning and organizing adventures (and misadventures!) with you. No home project is off limits, either. I also tweet and Facebook a tip of the day each day. While I am sharing my knowledge with you, please feel free to share your knowledge with me. I really want to foster a welcoming and homey environment for everyone. So please – put your feet up and stay a while. Follow along as I reorganize and clean my house. My home, in all its imperfect glory, is yours.