Saying Good Bye for Now (Sorta)

It’s pretty apparent that my blog postings haven’t been too high on my agenda as of late.  I have been blogging since August of 2009 and I have loved it and I have learned so much and have gained so many awesome friends but things started feeling different this year.


I know I’m not the only one there’s been a shift in blogging and I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Maybe it’s Pinterest, maybe it’s all the information online that makes me feel overwhelmed, or the competition cranking out new projects so quickly, the mean comments, the frantic feeling of missing a deadline or following advertisers rules. Maybe it’s just me, maybe my priorities are different, like I said, I really can’t put my finger on it.

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I know most people say to find something you love and make money off of it but I have sorta been feeling like what I have loved (decorating and taking care of my home) since I was a small kid was starting to feel like a duty and not an escape.


Over the last few weeks I’ve been plugging along on the house like I used to and not really documenting it and after the initial panic of not posting or not commenting on other sites I started to enjoy my house again and for now I need to enjoy my house and my babies.  I have an 18 month old and a 15 year old and time is flying by quickly and the blog isn’t something I want to get in the way of being with them or the process of me enjoying making my house a home.


This doesn’t mean I’m finished though, in fact this blog has helped me meet a lot of people and my consulting work has really picked up.  I also have started working on a book that may take a year or two to complete but I’m ok with that, actually saying it out loud is the hardest thing!


For now the posts will be very, very, very light, I may come back from time to time to post photos or ask your advice or pick your brain about decorating and caring for your home for some research I’m doing so please sign up to receive my posts directly.

living room bookcase laurie jones home

So…I’m not saying good-bye I’m just saying things are shifting so don’t forget about me!  Thanks to everyone who reads my blog, emails me and comments it seriously means a ton!!

xo L

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Happy Birthday Cooper!

cooper 1.5 years old

Ok it’s not really Cooper’s birthday but he is officially a year and a half years old and in baby time that’s a big deal!  (At least for me!) I hope you don’t mind the non-design related post but my family and friends read my blog and they probably actually like the Cooper updates more than the house updates! Time … Continue reading

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I’ll Totally Admit It…I’m A Tease in the Bedroom!

kitchen makeover

Now that I have your attention, I’m going to admit total failure with my One Room Challenge.  I’ve bought some things for the bedroom to get going on it but honestly I’m just not feeling it and I’ve been having a heck of a time coming up with a complete design plan.  I was afraid if I rushed through it … Continue reading

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Gold Foil Art Print

gold foil heart

If you’ve read my blog before you know I hate mass produced artwork, you know the kind you can find at the big box stores.  I’m not a snob though, I love handmade artwork, I love local artist, I love images I find for free online and last but not least I love art you can find on etsy.  So … Continue reading

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One Room Challenge – Week Two – The Master Bedroom

It’s week two in the One Room Challenge and although I’ve been busy shopping for the master bedroom I’ve not actually started any projects yet.  As I mentioned yesterday I got side tracked with organizing my kitchen. Here is the current state of the bedroom… I decorated the room almost 4 years ago when we first moved into the house. … Continue reading

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