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Thank you so much for visiting the homewardFOUND diy home decor blog!

homewardFOUND is a place where all who love to decorate - but are on a 'time and money budget' - 
will find inspiration to express their creativity through simple & affordable decor in their homes. 

HOW? By using stuff that's been... stuffed.... into closets and drawers and garages. 
Forgotten stuff. Collected stuff. Hand-me-down stuff. Stuff from thrift stores. 
Let's "Shop The House" and USE that stuff!
Let's look at it all from a fresh perspective, using our creativity to see it in a NEW WAY!
that's kinda' my thing - re-purpose. re-use. re-imagine. i hardly ever use things the way they are intended to be used!

It's about creating your own style at home - every season of the year
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What people are saying about homewardFOUND:

"I want to tell you how inspirational I find your blog! Your happy, down home, God driven world view is so refreshing!! There is always some gem in there for me. If I'm ever feeling blah, your writing often gives me that kick to throw on an apron and refocus on my husband, family and home. Thank you for that!!"
~ Mary Breen DeVries September, 2014
 
"Your writing and creativity inspire me so much in my own home decorating! In fact this year, thanks to your inspiration, I have added more of my lost love of vintage items in with my love of modern/contemporary. So I now have a wonderful eclectic look to my home."
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Monet Keitzman November, 2013
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"I think you're sharing great and wonderful tips for people - real people. And I love that you're stressing using every day items. It makes stylish decorating possible for everyone!"
~ Michelle Litell, MyChimelle Designs October, 2012 

"Found objects turn into home decor for every season in the hands of stylist, writer, and artist Debi Ward Kennedy. homewardFOUND inspires others who like to decorate on a time-and-money budget to discover new creative direction."
~ Beth Livesay, Romantic Homes Magazine February 2013
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i'm the girl power and creative engine behind homewardFOUND...
professional writer, photographer, decorator + visual designer Debi Ward Kennedy

previously, I built another business (Retreat) around making products from 'found materials',
and learned a buncha' tricks & tips as a retail display designer & stylist for over 40 years.

as for the name of my blog, it's all about me coming back home to SoCal,

and finding myself in the process... home. Ward. found

I've really ALWAYS loved to decorate... letting nothing stop me!
And even though I've never had a lot of money, I've always had a lot of ideas & creativity...
i hope you enjoy what i share here!

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this blog closed on October 1, 2018 - just over six years from the beginning,
and twenty years after i started blogging. 

it's time to say goodbye... and thank you:

i wish you all endless moments of profound beauty, belonging, and BEing. 
thank you from the depth of my heart 

for the many ways you have inspired me to create and share... thank you all.
to the very special people who have shared photos, stories, and content
through their submissions to publications or on their own blogs to promote me and my work, 
or by selling my products in their stores, i am grateful beyond words.
for every dear reader who has visited, who purchased a product from me, i thank you.

now, go live life - creatively!