Hello!! My name is Amanda, and this is my new blog. I won’t go into detail about myself here, as you can go read about that in the “About me” section real quick. Go ahead, I’ll wait for you!
However, here’s a little snippet of why I’m here…
I started this blog after realizing I needed a space and an outlet to just be me. I am a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful little 8 month old girl named Jade. While I absolutely positively love being home with her, I found I was so wrapped up in her (I mean, who couldn’t be?!) that I forgot some of the fun things I enjoy doing. Being creative, doing DIY projects, decorating, thrift store shopping, and organizing our house are just a few of the things I had put aside while navigating this new adventure called “motherhood.” I’ve been itching to start having some fun again and see what new things I can come up with for our little home! I’m so glad you stopped by to check it out!
I’m so excited to be on this new blogging adventure. I love doing different projects around our house, especially when I can do them myself, and even more especially when I can do them for CHEAP!! I’m talking reusing things we already have, or thrift store shopping. Who’s with me?!
Our house is pretty small. It’s just a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, but is just enough space for our little family of 3. And 2 kitties. Even though it’s quaint and we’ve only lived here together 3 years, it’s already so full of memories! David proposed to me in this house (he bought it and lived here a year before we were engaged), and we brought home our sweet baby girl Jade here almost 9 months ago.
Here’s what it looked like when David moved in! (And yes, even though I wasn’t living here yet, I still was already painting and decorating!)
The whole house was an ugly beige color, so (I?) we decided to paint the living room and kitchen gray. What a difference it made! We also have since gotten rid of those ugly halogen lights and put up newer track lights, as well as removed the chandelier and replaced it with a little more modern drum shade light.
And, here’s us painting and getting it all pretty…
Ugh, who else hates the taping portion of painting?? I don’t mind the painting part, it’s the prep work that’s a drag!
We even painted a fun accent wall green. I love bright colors! And I love green!
Sorry for the terrible picture quality…
We’ve done a lot to our house since, and we still have more to do. It’s always a work in progress, isn’t it?
Thanks for stopping by and reading my very first blog post! Be sure to check back soon for some fun projects I’ll be working on. A hint…. one project involves a baby. Another one involves our front door. Any ideas? Guess you’ll just have to come back and find out!
Have you done any fun home projects lately?
14 thoughts on “Ready, set, BLOG!”
I love you new site, I can’t wait to follow you:)
Yay! Thanks so much for reading my first post! 🙂
Love your blog! So excited to follow you!!!!!
Thanks for your support, friend!! Miss you!
Welcome to the blog world! I totally agree, everyone needs an outlet of their own. That’s why I blog! Love your blog design, congrats!
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Thank you, Kristie! So glad you stopped by to check me out! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Love the peach color! What is the name of that shade?
Also, what is the name of the grey (gray?) color that you talked about using for your kitchen?
Jade is indeed a precious GEM!
Thank you Juli! The peach is called “Sunkissed Peach” made by Behr. The gray is called “Armory Gray”, made by ColorPlace. Yes, we sure love our little gem! 🙂
Welcome to the world of blogging! It is so fun and one of the best parts is connecting with other ladies with the same passion as yourself! So glad you linked up at our party and found you!
Yes, I am so loving connecting and meeting other lovely lady bloggers, it’s the best! So glad I found your link party, thank you for hosting!! I’ll definitely be linking up every week!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment, and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! DIY bloggers are the best and we really and truly support one another like you could never imagine. You’re in for a real treat. 🙂
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer recently posted…Old Thrift Store Frames Become New Treasures
Thank you Christy!! In my short time having this blog, I have to agree! I’m so loving all the amazing DIY bloggers and how supportive they are. So glad I have a fellow thrift-store-aholic, too!! 🙂
Welcome to the blogging world!
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Thank you so much, Julie! 🙂 And thanks for stopping by to visit!