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Hello, friends! I decided to take the summer off from blogging for numerous reasons, mainly my emotional and mental well-being, and I just honestly needed a break. Without divulging too much of my personal life on here, I can say that sometime in April/May after High Point Market I got really depressed about this whole blogging thing. I mean, I literally would sob over blog stuff to my husband.

Bright white and gold master bathroom with marble look granite counters and chrome fixtures.

Blogging and the subsequent rat race that comes with it was making me miserable and sad.  Truthfully, it still does sometimes, but I’ve tried to step away from the stuff that makes me feel bad about myself because life is too short. I want this blog to be successful, I want to feel part of a community, I want to feel like this blog matters, and I just want the same opportunities other bloggers get.Did I want to continue blogging is the question I asked myself hundreds of time during the last few months. Is this worth it? Ultimately I decided I’d give myself a three-month grace period to blog when I wanted to and not really force it. If I missed it, if I still had something to give, I’d come back early August. If I didn’t, I’d step away and never look back. Obviously today is August 7 and I’m writing here, so I have made a decision. I’ve made a decision to blog on my terms, about what I want, when I want, trends be damned. I’ve always been a bird of a different feather, so I am back to blogging with a renewed focus to be true to who/what I am. Not every post is going to be an amazing DIY project, and I won’t be working on a room makeover every month because honestly most people aren’t either.

I’ll share bits of my antique hunting finds/tips/ideas, simple recipes, styling ideas for areas of your home to make it feel new again. I’ll also ask for advice on my decorating dilemmas because after all this time, putting art on my walls in an organized fashion still gives me hives when I think about it! I’m trying to get back to my roots and hone in on the whole reason I started this blog eight years ago- to inspire everyday people to make their homes more beautiful no matter their budget.If you’re reading this, thank you. And a gentle reminder that a lot of work and energy is spent putting together the content for this blog, so anytime you can pin a project of mine, share on Facebook, or tell a friend to visit makes a huge, huge difference to me. Thanks in advance for the support! xo.I’ll be back Thursday with info on these gorgeous end tables I scored last month at a local collectibles/antiques store in town for only $29.99 each. Aren’t they stunning?! I’ve been on the prowl for end tables like this for a solid 2-3 years.

Chinoiserie inspired bamboo vintage end tables.

The only problem is they were a hair too short for my liking given my chesterfields huge arms…so I’ll be sharing how I made them 2” taller in a chic and easy tutorial (in the pic below they’re still the original height). Stay tuned!

Chinoiserie inspired bamboo vintage end tables with a gray chesterfield sofa

Slope z

Monday 13th of August 2018

Glad you are back. I missed your posts. Love browsing through your blog and looking at the beautiful things you buy and the DIY projects. Keep on keeping on!

My O'verlays

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

We're glad you decided to keep up the blogging. Journaling your design adventures and sharing the results, that's what it's all about! Enjoy....Cheryle


Wednesday 8th of August 2018

SO glad you're back! One of the things I enjoy most about your blog is that you're undeniably you - well, that and your gratuitous use of pumpkins. #GiveMeMoreFallDecor We've missed you!

Mini Confessions

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Welcome Back! You were missed. Your Blog matters to your followers. You matter. Sending positive vibes your way. Hopefully you will be inspired to do something great. Your Blog is YOUR creative outlet that serves as inspiration to many. I remember the post that brought me here(refurbished Cabinets) and you have come a long way since then. I like that you are honest and relatable. Don't lose that...


Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Love the tables! I would have been doing the happy dance if I found them at that price.Welcome back.

Monica Benavidez

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Hi! Yes, I totally did a happy dance- it was so worth the wait to find these beauties. :)

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