Recently, a topic came up amongst my bloggy friends that got me thinking: how much of our personal lives do we share? And how will our readers respond? And I’m not thinking of what sorts of things we did over the weekend or what lives with our husbands or kids is like, but diving into our backstories. Where we come from. What we’ve been through.
Now that we’ve been in our home for over 2 years, we’ve come to realize several things, like we should have done hardwood flooring in our dining room, we should have made our deck a bit bigger, and our family room is either too dark, or too bright.
Happy Thursday, friends! The weekend is almost here, and hopefully Spring isn’t too far behind!
And speaking of Spring, I had to pop in to tell you that Umba is offering a FLASH SALE as a sort of “spring cleaning”. But… it’s today and tomorrow only!
And I don’t want you to miss your chance to try some of these wonderful handmade items before they’re gone, like the cozy arm warmers and cowl scarves by EmiLime or the cool upcycled wallets and belts by Alchemy Goods.
You can shop all the deals here! Just enter Emily Kennedy in the “Host” field at checkout!
Happy Handmade Shopping!
Disclosure: As an Umbassador, I do earn a 20% commission on all purchases made through umba.com/emilykennedy. I am very passionate about supporting the handmade community, and all opinions expressed here are my own. I wouldn’t share a product, artist or brand I don’t believe in.
After our adventures last year installing crown in our dining room, entryway, and family room, Tom & I (well, mostly Tom, since he did 99% of the work) picked up a few tips. If you’re thinking about installing crown, or really, any kind of wall moulding or trim, we hope some (or all!) of these tips might be helpful.
Christmas is long gone. And I’m tired of winter decor because I’m tired of winter. So I guess it’s time my entryway table gets an update. And I think I’ve found my perfect equation for creating looks I love: color + pattern + kitsch + gold!
*I am not a plumber, nor am I married to one. This is one family’s experience with engineering a short-term solution until a pro could address the issue.
Did you like my little disclaimer? This isn’t a super serious post (shocking, right?), but I thought you’d all get a kick out it!
Tom and I enjoyed a nice holiday on President’s Day. We honored our leaders past and present by doing the only natural thing… helping my parents fix an interior leak caused by frozen gutters.
Well, I did it!
I finally cleaned out our pantry.
I know, I know. I owe you a proper diy or craft or decorating post or something. I’ve had a hard time getting back into the grove, especially after returning from our escape to Florida. Ever since we got home it’s been Polar-Vortex this and 3-inches-of-ice that. And every part of me just wants to curl up with carbs and a blanket and hibernate for a few more months.
So, my apologies.
But at least the cold, short winter days are made a little brighter by the arrival of another Umba Box!
Does anyone else have the urge to stay in sweats, snuggled under a furry blanket until April rolls around? Cuz I sure do. Cincinnati has been hit with quite a winter so far; loads of snow, wind chills below zero, freezing rain. Ugh. Let’s just say, I’m going to try not to complain about the heat this summer.
Despite my desire to hibernate, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out the new space of Hinge—a cool vintage & home decor store I discovered last fall through my friend Kris. (You might remember the diy class I took there when I made some cool fabric pumpkins.)
I have to admit, Tom & I aren’t big into celebrating Valentine’s Day. Our anniversary is in April, so we usually focus our efforts at expressing our undying love for each other to this event.
But, I still like to pick out items to pretend gift (and to receive!)