Last updated June 7, 2016
Hi, I’m Gail Wilson from My Repurposed Life
As I say in my profile I am a mom, aunt, sister, cousin and friend to many. I am in the process of repurposing my life, after many life changing incidents. I love to look for trash to turn into treasures! It is what makes me happy, and keeps me busy. I was a pre-kindergarten teacher for 19 years. The only reason I am no longer teaching is because the school closed. That was a little over five years ago. I am now a full time DIY Blogger.
My regular readers know I have one daughter, Jamie. She is my best friend. Jamie moved to Nashville after she graduated from Depauw University. I miss her terribly, but Nashville is the best place for her. It’s less than three hours from Louisville, so we make do.
I also have a great niece and nephew who are like my own children.
jamie and gail Christmas 2011
Andy, Jamie, Gail Christmas 2013
As you probably know, I live in Louisville, KY. I’ve lived here all my life, and have lived in the same house for the last 40 years.
This is my house. Ignore the huge bushes please, in fact pretend they don’t exist, that’s what I do! I would love to remove them, but if you’ve ever taken out bushes like this, you know what a job it is. I have been removing a couple a year, but this year I haven’t removed any! (we’ll blame it on the heat!)
The fish pond is right beyond the jockey, and tipsy pots.
I love that this is home. It’s my home. It’s not the best, nor the worst home, but it’s home to me!
I spent 8 months building and painting a new DIY Picket Fence
It’s hard to say which room is my favorite. I suppose I would have to say the living room, because that is where I gather with the kids! I did a makeover on my living room and that included a fireplace makeover in early 2010.
Recently there were lots of posts about “where I blog”. I didn’t join in because it wasn’t worth doing an entire post about my little corner of the couch.
My favorite thing to do DIY wise is to repurpose every day items that are headed for the garbage/landfill.
Something you may not know about me is I used to DIY when Jamie was small. However, being a wife, mom and teacher, made my DIY take a hiatus.
I made a Cookie Monster bean bag toss. I ended up using this in my class until the very end.
Why I love to blog:
While surfing the internet for inspiration on some of my finds I ran across blogland. It really is a wonderful place. There are blogs on any and every subject you can imagine. In July 2009 I started writing this blog. It became a journal of all of my re-claimed, re-purposed treasures.
Blogging has become a huge part of my life. I am not sure whether I work on projects so that I can blog, or if I blog so I can work on my many projects. It’s not a huge blog, with tons of followers, but it is MY blog. My life now has a purpose. I don’t expect to blog for the rest of my life, but it has certainly helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. My readers are very supportive, although I don’t know them personally, I feel an attachment toward them. People who write blogs, or follow blogs will understand the kinship you feel toward these people who are total strangers. I have prayed for them, cried for their loss of loved ones, celebrated graduations, weddings, and births. That is why I blog.
You can check out an interview at ML Gardner Blog
So, there you have it, probably more information than you needed to know. But, if you still have “inquiring minds” feel free to ask me anything in a comment below.