MEET LACI

Hey there! I’m Laci, a DIY enthusiast, decor-obsessed, freelance decorator, #IndyBlogger 🌽, and lover of art, color, glitter, and authenticity. I’m so thrilled you stopped by my happy, creative corner of the internet. Here I share room makeovers, inspiration for DIY’s, #momlife, natural living…and life as it comes.

Our home is a joyful one, and while our lives aren’t perfect, I choose happiness everyday.

I’m in a relationship with the kindest man I know, and I’m the proud mom of one amazing little girl (age 9). Thanks to their encouragement and support, I’m able to share my passions with you.

2018 has already been the best year thus far! My life has taken a turn and sent me down a very spiritual, self-healing, and empowering path. And I’m just getting started.

Sounds dramatic right?

It started out with simple intentions, vlogging back in 2009 before vlogging was the cool thing to do. YouTube has always held a special place in my heart; it’s where I shared the pregnancy and birth of my daughter. But what should have been the best time of our lives very suddenly became a living nightmare. Growing up in and out of girl schools and foster home had nothing on what was about to happen. I thought that because I did things the “right way” (meaning I got married, we bought a home, and then started a family) that nothing bad could ever happen. But I was very wrong.  Throughout a series of traumatic events, getting divorced, becoming homeless and a single mother to later being diagnosed with a chronic illness at the age of 24, my life as I knew it was crumbling all around me.

Several years and many life lessons passed and I slowly started to find myself again. I starting doing the same things I did when I was younger.  Things that helped me heal. My true passions lie in creating. When I am creating everything else goes away and I’m able to express and release my emotions through my art.

I felt I was ready to come back to YouTube, but I needed a change; a clean slate.

I started my blog and a new YouTube channel to open the door to my creative abilities. DIY has always been a huge part of my life. My mother is a free-spirit and my dad was a successful businessman. When my parents divorced I chose to live with my mother. She didn’t have much money but that didn’t stop us from creating what we wanted. I remember I used to get so excited whenever we had to move because that meant I had a whole new space to decorate.

Cutting out saltwater fish from used wallpaper and gluing them onto my hand-painted ocean complete with a big sunset and birds on the walls of my ocean themed bedroom, gave my life purpose. Thrifting vintage Coca-Cola posters and rummaging through the recycling for glass Coca-Cola bottles for my Coca-Cola bedroom gave me life. Going into my teen years I’d have anyone that came into my bedroom sign my walls and eventually, when I ran out of room, it turned into my doors and ceiling, too. My whole room was covered with names, love, funny sayings, and poems with everyone entering signing their trademark onto my wall so I could look at it everyday, laugh, and feel the love around me.

The whole process of thrifting, upcycling, re-purposing, painting, creating, and seeing it all come together into a space that I truly loved is what made me the happiest.This is when I knew what I wanted to do with my life, not even old enough to realize that I could turn that into a career.

My life has taken several twists and turns since I was that young child painting murals and rummaging through the recycling, yet I find myself still creating. Still making things that make my heart happy.  Encompassing inspiration with my passions has helped build the foundation for what Laci Jane DIY is today; a simple DIY go-to for finding how to make things work on a small budget. Because who doesn’t want to save some money and get a unique piece they will truly love!

I’m so passionate about DIY and inspiring you to find your creativity (within) yourself through my simple DIY tutorials. This is only the beginning and I’m incredibly grateful to live in a time where all of this is possible for me, my readers at Laci Jane DIY and the incredible influencers in the YT community!

So with all that being said, thank you for being here.

And please remember this.

No matter your dreams or obstacles, you have the power to change your life and change the world. Do what makes your heart happy. Let your inner beauty and your creativity [within] shine! I sincerely hope my DIY’s and blog posts will inspire you to do just that.

Thank you again for reading and I look forward to connecting soon!

Peace, Love + In The Making Of,

Laci Jane

Laci Jane

Virtual Decorator + DIY Enthusiast

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