A Quick Trip to See a Friend

This morning I'm heading out to visit a friend.

Not just any friend but a friend I've been looking forward to meeting for a long time. 

Almost 6 years ago I started my blogging career and the very first blog I followed was Donna's from Funky Junk Interiors

I loved her rustic style and that she was so willing to teach others. 

Donna was the first one to encourage me to pick up power tools and create my own projects.

She told not to worry about my totes being perfect... isn't that what we like anyway? Rustic and not perfect? She was right!

So I bought some tools and the rest is history. 

See my very first tote here.

Thanks to Donna's encouraging words I've made and sold hundreds of handmade projects since then.

Donna is a great mentor and encouraged me often on the finer points of blogging.

Donna is braving a visit to the big city and I'm headed off to NYC to finally meet my virtual junker friend from Canada that I've talked with on line weekly but never met in person.... until now. 

Junky Skyline
You can follow Donna's big adventures in NYC on Instagram and Twitter and Homeroad as I set off to meet her on Instagram and Twitter.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Aww it is so especial when we get to meet a friend we have had on the internet for so many years and it is even more special when that friend is a mentor. Ladies have a wonderful day in New York. I will be with you in spirit.

    1. Thanks so much Mary... it was a great day. Donna is just as nice in person as she is online. :)

  2. I was over on Instagram looking at photos of so many incredible wonderful goodies a.k.a. treasures. You are so talented, loved seeing your booth with lots and lots of wonders. Can I borrow some of your ideas?
    Hope you ladies , and it sure looked like it, had super awesome time.
    Happy day

    1. Why of course you can! I am more than happy to teach others how to make my projects... it is the teacher in me :)

  3. She was the first blog I followed too! SHe is AMAZING

  4. Hey Susan! I tried to comment on this post while in NYC but it wouldn't let me via my phone! Thank you SO MUCH for coming out! It was so cool to finally hook up after all these years. Just wish our visit was longer. Next time I'll come see YOU! :)


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