Thursday, October 21, 2010



As some of you may know, Eric and I bought our first home in the Chicagoland area 10 months ago, and have been in the process of turning this outdated house into a warm and welcoming home!

Our blog will serve as a window into our new home adventures, will play host to lots of "before" and "after" photos, and anything else that inspires us throughout the process of home renovation and decoration.

I have a small dream that once our house is completely done, to get mentioned on HGTV's website for turning a crazy house into a comfortable and beautiful home (on a budget) :) In order to start gaining more recognition (aka followers) to make this dream come true, I am having a giveaway!

{The Goodies}

A set of beautiful stationary from none other than Mariel Joy's Etsy Shop! This will be customized to whoever wins!

Visit her shop here.

{The Details}

In order to enter the first giveaway, here's what you need to do:

1. Become a follower of my blog. If you have already, I love you & this step is already covered.

2. Blog, tweet, or Facebook about the blog.
Spread the love, folks. Spread the love.

3. Make a comment, any comment on this post, because I'll be randomly selecting a winner from the list!

Giveaway closes one week from today at 6pm.

Thanks again for stopping by, I am SO glad you're here.



  1. perfect timing! i was just planning on adding some "link love" on my blog! i'll do that next week, but in the meantime, i'll become a "follower" (even though i follow you via my google reader) and comment. those notecards are darling! (& so is your house!)

  2. 1. I am already a follower (POINT!)
    2. I have no blog, but I just posted your link on my facebook (POINT!)

    PICK ME! I need some of Mar's stationary!

  3. I follow my sweet cousin's progress on here & love seeing all the new stuff since I can't see it in person :-(
    Just facebooked (is that technically a word?) about your blog & just want to say I wish we could get together again soon :-) You guys gotta take another trip to the beach and stop by!!
    Love ya, Cuz!!

  4. You are so creative!! I can't wait to see the final result of your house! Then maybe you could come do our place...where ever that might be :)

  5. I definitely posted earlier and your blog ate my comment.

    Anyways I'm a fan of your blog - and you :). Point.

    And I tweeted about your blog too. More points!

    I love, love, love that you are trying to get on HGTV and totally think that if anyone can do it, it's you. I'm also in dire need of adorable stationary - it's amazing how much you appreciate writing/receiving mail when you're halfway around the world from everyone you know!

    Miss you!

  6. Yay! I am already a follower but I promoted your blog on my blog and facebook! Love you, can't wait to see your blog grow and grow :)

  7. Hi!


    Will FB.

    Comment! Done.

    Looking forward to reading more posts!

  8. I am your mom's friend. Good luck!!

  9. A friend of your mom's ... we, too, completely remodeled our house a few years ago ourselves. Its a chore - but VERY rewarding in the end! Good luck!

  10. finding out how to follow was trickier than I thought. Anyway, love reading your blog and let me know if you have any work next time i am home;) Maybe my picture can even make it on this site!

  11. i blogged about you so now i can check 1, 2 & 3 off my list!

  12. mariel can't win her own stationary...just sayin. im always impressed with your style, and do it with great deals on a budget- incredible. love ya!

  13. Yay!!! Love it! Putting it on my facebook!