About Ali

Hi there! I’m Allison, but my family and friends call me Ali and this is my blog, Rusted Hydrangeas.

This blog will highlight my passions in life one entry at a time. I have always loved interior design and working in the field. I received my design degree in 2005. I have an eye for furniture restoration, design and staging and I live for a good DIY project. Most importantly, I am a wife and mother to our four beautiful children & one goofy golden retriever.

My husband and I got married in 2003 and since then we have lived in three houses, three towns and had 4 more kids then when we started (WOW! is right). We are making a final move, hopefully, to our forever home this November 2017 and this is where my passion and blog will begin.

I’ll be DIYing, painting, remodeling, building and designing my way through our new home in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Turning the current traditional design into an oasis for our family and friends to gather and feel loved, warmed and well fed. Creating a farmhouse feel with a slight modern flair. Shiplap, galvanized metals & barn wood awaits me. I will be sharing my design ideas, recipes, mama fun, fashion, my favorite things and projects here where you can follow along. My hope is that through my post we will laugh together, cry together and make really great things together.

With that beings said, being a mom is my number one love and I am so thankful I get to share my days with you all. I hope you enjoy my rambling here and follow along on this exciting adventure!

– Ali