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Here’s to a fantastic 2011 and an even better 2012! I’m usually not big on New Year’s Resolutions, not because I feel like I am perfect all year round, but more-so that (I’ll just say it) I’m pretty lazy. I don’t like to hold myself to an unrealistic standard of behavior that deep down I know I can never achieve. That is, until this year. My New Year’s Resolution will be easier and harder than ever, because I will have every reader holding me accountable. My resolution is simply to kick it up a notch, 10 notches even! I can’t articulate exactly what that means, all I know is that Space-Lift is gaining some momentum and the last thing I want to do is let down anyone who has hopped on the Kristen Bus to Home Happiness. I’m so glad you’re along for the ride and it’s high time we go somewhere!


About Kristen Van Loon

My name is Kristen Van Loon and this is the chronicle of my search for *Oomf!* Not only have I deemed myself qualified to revamp, repair, refurnish and refine my house, but I also jump into any DIY project that my friends, co-workers, family and practical strangers stumble upon. I would love to tell you that this is my full-time job and my complete life mission, but I make my bread and butter elsewhere and raise a daughter (Olivia). I have some experience but no time, no formal training and no money. My only saving grace is that I love figuring things out, I’m great at improvising and I’m always inspired. For the record, some things that I do (play with electricity, for one) may seem risky, and some of them are. I will always tell you what I’ve done, but I won’t ever suggest things for you that aren’t safe. Even though I push the envelope, I am only marginally incompetent. If sources (father, my brain, Google) tell me not to do something then I usually won’t. But if I do try and it blows up in my face (figuratively or literally) you will hear all about it, and you hopefully won’t attempt it. At the end of the day, I hope to inspire you. Space-Lift isn’t just a blog, it’s a verb. It’s an action that brightens your surroundings by assaulting everything that needs improvement. Nothing is off limits, and all possibilities will be considered.

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