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The Start of a New Renovation…Home Sweet Home

Hi y’all, is anyone out there?  Almost five months ago to the day, with a somewhat heavy heart, I announced that I no longer would be blogging about interior design and DIY projects.  Three years of blogging, some major life changes and two moves made me want to step away from The Mustard Ceiling.

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Over the past year, I have spent a lot of time growing other areas of my life (community, faith, holistic living, cultivating new friendships, graphic design).  Focusing on other avenues has given me the opportunity to take a much needed break away from interior design and DIY, a break which I truly needed.  However, sometimes you find a break is exactly what you need to revitalize a passion that is a deeply ingrained part of you, interior design and projects are that for me.  It is a passion that I cannot ignore, one that I cannot walk away from long term, so here I am, starting a new renovation project!

In mid-February, I stumbled upon a little hidden gem of a property for sale in one of my favorite parts of town.  I was not looking to purchase a home at the time. I was incredibly content focusing on other areas of my life, but you know how the story goes…I fell in love, made an offer and 3.5 loong months later, closed on it (June 4, 2014).  I am so excited to be starting another renovation!  My little gem needs a lot of TLC, but the potential is incredible, and I am up for the challenge of turning another house into my home.

I am still working out the details on how best to share the progress with you, but from the beginning knew that I wanted to incorporate blogging into the process.  I would like to blog about interior design/DIY (progress) with you, but would also like to share my new passions as well.  I am currently in the process of figuring out what that looks like in terms of blogging.

Please stay tuned as I work out the details.  I hope you will join me for another big adventure as I slowly turn my new house into a home…stay tuned.

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Big News…Today is Bittersweet

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Hi y’all.  I hope you had fabulous holidays and 2014 is treating you well.

As many of you know, I have once again been MIA.  I have tried and tried to get back into the swing of things around here, but have found that my heart isn’t in it anymore.  Most of you know that a lot has changed in my life over the past year and a half (a divorce and two moves) and I am very proud to say that I have grown and evolved greatly during the transition.

I feel that it is time to finally let go of the old and allow the new to flow into my life.  I have heard the knock for awhile, but it is hard to let go of something you truly love and something that has taught me so much and at one time brought me so much joy.  I have the best readers, and you are the reason that I have struggled with this decision.  I am blessed for each and every one of you.  Thank you for being with me on this journey.

I will end this blog today, exactly 3 years after starting it.  I began writing on my 30th birthday.  It has taught me so much, way more than I ever could have imagined.  It taught me how to trust in my interior design skills, it helped me learn, start and grow a graphic design business (which I will continue). It helped me reach out and connect with like minded folks when I needed it the most…and it taught me how to blog and market and so much more.

I am excited to say that I am not leaving the blogging community…just growing, evolving and following new passions.

Today, I am starting a new blogging journey.  I hope you will join me at Fresh Living

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If you’re new to The Mustard Ceiling, or want a refresher, below are the top 10 Posts of All Time…Enjoy!

10. DIY Burlap Curtains

9. Cloffice Project

8. DIY Wainscoting Tutorial (this was my first DIY post)

7. Our Home in Clovis, NM

6. Kitchen Reveal

5. DIY Subway Tile Backsplash

4. DIY Roman Shades

3. Southwestern Quinoa Salad

2. DIY Ikat Tutorial

1. DIY $100 Wooden Countertops

Home for Christmas…A Tour

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Have your holiday festivities begun?

This weekend, I finished up my Christmas shopping and baking.  I can say I am “officially” ready for Christmas with one day to go…I also spent a little time photographing my Christmas decorations to share with you today.

Decorating was so much fun this year.  I hosted my first Christmas party, so the few days before were spent sprucing up the house for Christmas and the party.  My mom came over, I cooked dinner and we went through the house dressing it for Christmas.

I have to say, ” I love my little house.”  There are so many days I walk through the house feeling truly blessed that I can call it home.  It is so comfortable for Jack, Gracie and myself.

Over the past few months I have made quite a few updates that have really brought it together to make it feel like a home.  I haven’t had a moment to share many of the changes with you.  Today, I am excited to share a little Christmas around the house and the latest updates…

The Living Room

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Dining Room

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The Kitchen

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A little Christmas cheer even extended into the bathroom, bedroom and office this year…

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Happy Holidays!

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