Hey guys, hope you all are well. Thinking about all who are affected by Hurricane Harvey. One of my friends just moved to Houston, and we’ve all been so worried about her and her family. We’re all continuing to pray, and pray hard!
In this week’s Monday, Monday, I’m spilling my guts about not spilling my guts, an interesting read about the state of blogging, the Pin of the Week, a Hi-Lo inspired by one of my most difficult mudroom choices, and another awesome old house I want to take home with me in Real Estate Spy.
Welp, I changed up the color scheme on the blog again. With as much color as I use in my blog posts, all the color I had in my theme settings was looking a little crazy. I just haven’t mastered the art of blog design yet. Maybe it will stick this time? Let me know what you think!
Pin of the Week
I actually found this on Pinterest first, but something was wrong with their embedding function, so I got this one off of Instagram. Anyway, isn’t this adorable? Love the mix of finishes (the ceiling, tile, beadboard, marble). There’s a lot going on, but it works.
I think this kitchen would suit our house 🙂
Check this out
This post by DesignSponge is a really interesting take on blogging. It’s lengthy, but still worth reading, even if you aren’t a blogger. If you’ve ever wondered how blogs make money, this answers a lot of those questions.
Hi-Lo of the Week
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It took me forever to pick out our doormat for the mudroom, but I finally settled on this one from Target, and realized it made the perfect Hi-Lo this week! It’s so chic, and super affordable! Check it out in the widget below! (It’s the Threshold one)
Real Estate Spy
Y’all, this one’s a little pricier than I usually feature, but it’s so amazing I had to share.
It’s a brick mansion on the National Register of Historic Places, in Polo, Illinois. Look at these beautiful rooms:
Those stairs! That molding!
Just One Thing
So, it’s always been really hard for me to share a lot. I’ve never been one to overshare (or even just share) on Facebook. It just feels weird to me. Even in my personal life, I’ve got a few very close friends, but not a huge circle of friends that I share stuff with. A lot of my acquaintances and the vast majority of my co-workers don’t even know that I have this blog!
But I know that makes it a little hard to get to know me. One of my favorite bloggers, Ashley at Project Allen Designs, is so relatable with her life and designs. She’s inspiring me to get out of my comfort zone a bit and do a better job with that here on my blog as well (PS- if you haven’t checked out Ashley’s blog yet, you must!). So I’m going to start sharing one thing with these Monday, Mondays every week that you probably don’t know about me. It’ll be called “Just One Thing” and I’ll put it at the end of the post.
So this week’s Just One Thing is- I’m a news junkie. I have satellite radio because I travel a lot for work, and probably 90% of the time I am listening to news talk radio. And just to really put it all out there, my main stations are: 3 Fox news stations, CNN, and MSNBC. I listen to them all pretty equally.
Then, when I need a break from it all, I turn to Joel Osteen, ’90s radio, Willie’s Roadhouse, some old school rap if I can find it, or one of the many podcasts I listen to. I can’t even begin to explain all of that 🙂