Thursday, March 29, 2012

Let's do this thing!

Hi. My name is Allie. And I'm addicted to house decorating blogs. Seriously. I can't get enough of them. I find them ridiculously inspiring and they make me want to do soooo much to my own home. Blogs and pinterest of course. I can't forget pinterest. The website I spend so much time looking at instead of doing. I love pretty homes and pretty things. It's kind of an obsession of mine. Let's just call it a hobby. That sounds much better, right? Sure! 

My pinterest boards


So I'm starting my own project. I'm going to start beautifying my own home. I'm dedicating this blog into fixing up my fixer upper. 




We've lived in our house for almost 8 years now. And I do love our home . Its a modest small house but its perfect for us. Its the house me and my husband came home to after we got married. The house I brought my babies home to. I could never see us moving. I love this house. It is brimming full of memories.



And yes I have done a lot of things to make it more into our home. But there is so much more I want to do. A lot of times I hold myself back. Anyone who knows me knows that I can be a perfectionist. It's annoying really. I hold myself back from doing things if I can't do them "perfect". So for the past few years I've not really decorated that much because I don't have enough money to do it "perfect". Plus I am a horrible procrastinator. Well that ends here. There are so many websites with inspiring ideas on how to fix up your home on a budget and well I'm inspired (just a reminder in case you haven't seen my blog title hehe).


So join me in my journey of being inspired to fix up and decorate my entire home on a budget. I've decided to no longer be that procrastinating perfectionist (say that ten times fast!) and to actually it done. I'm going to do projects around the house, some DIY projects I've pinned on pinterest and take lots of pictures of the befores, durings, and afters. 


So let's do this thing!!

Joining Debbiedoos party - http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/2012/04/country-french-kitchen-sunflowers-and-roosters.html
And I should be mopping the floor's party http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/

29 comments:

  1. Welcome to blogging! Your home is UBER cute...oh the things you can do to it will be amazing. It's about the love and creativity you put into it that make it a home. Come join me on Mondays for my newbie party. Let's get you out there making some new friends. Thanks for popping over.

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  2. I also want to add, you do NOT need a lot of money to decorate. Most the things I share, all all so budget friendly for just about anyone. I get more gratification from making my own, picking from the trash or just plain ole coming up with something out of nothing. Go under my diy project gallery under my header and you can see things I have done, cheap, and free! I just worked on a pallet today, that has been sitting in my yard since last summer. I can't wait to share it. FREE!

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    1. Thank you so much! It is so nice hearing your encouragement. I'm definitely going to be visiting your site often for ideas and inspiration! And I can't wait to see what you did with the pallet. :-)

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    2. So sorry to butt in, lol... but I have a pallet too Debbie and I can't wait to see what you do with yours as well, I need some more ideas before I decide.

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  3. What a wonderful story, Allie! Clearly, your home is filled with lots of love and THAT'S what matters! However, isn't it wonderful that Pinterest and blogs are so full of creative and inexpensive ideas to spruce up our homes? I look forward to seeing all that you do!

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  4. Thanks Becca! Yes I don't know what I did before pinterest and blogs lol....Thanks for checking out my blog :-)

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  5. Hi Allie, what a wonderful introduction! I love your blog title and the design is really nice and clean. :) I can't wait to follow you on your journey prettying up your house, I am doing the same thing!

    Pinterest is awesome, it's my favourite place for ideas of ALL kinds!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm excited about following your blog too! :-)

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  6. Hi Allie,
    Seen you at Debbiedoo's. Great introduction and I can't wait to see what all you do. As I was reading your story I thought, we must be cyber sisters. ha,ha because I too have the "just perfect procrastination thing" going for me or against me however it may be. The reason I started my blog was also to fix up every room in our home and surroundings hence the name "Transformations from the Heart".
    I will visit often to see what you're up to.
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks so much I can't wait to share with y'all all my projects. I checked out your blog and like it a lot so I will be visiting yours too.

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  7. Allie,
    What a precious family! Your home looks charming and I can't wait to see all the wonderful projects and transformations you will sure to be doing. I'm also a "perfectionist procrastinator". We have lived in our home 5 years and I'm finally ready to start making it feel truly like home. I'm a new follower!
    Sharla

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    1. Hi Sharla, thanks! It's better late then never to start making our houses feel like home right? Hehe... I'm following you too and I love your blog. Your projects are so cute! Im following you too and I can't wait to see more :-)

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  8. Hi Allie - welcome to the world of blogging - I'm a newish blogger too and loving it. I'm your newest follower - cant wait to see your projects xx Natalie
    http://northshoredays.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I'm following you now too and I've really enjoyed looking at your blog. I love all your pictures. :-)

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    2. Aw awesome thanks Allie xx Nat

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  9. Hi there...see your making new friends already! Cool beans, thanks for joining in. Now go work a few more off the list and before you know, you will have 5 more new blogging friends.

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  10. Your family is beautiful! I am sure you will make that place look amazing :)

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  11. thanks for coming to see me, and following! Let me say, your boys are precious!! and I am excited to see what you do to your cottage! Sky is the limit, I am sure you will make it fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for following me too! :-)

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  12. I am very excited to find your new blog. It is exhilarating to know that I can be here to see all of your home improvements as you remodel and blog about them. My husband and I bought our home a little over 30 years ago. It to was a fixer upper and through the years we have slowly made it the home of our dreams. Little by little as you make it your own, it will become more that a home, more like a member of the family. I have one small piece of door jam in the hall that I never have painted and never will . . . why because I measured my daughter's growth from year to year on that door jam (it's very special to my heart). As soon as I'm finished with this comment, I'm going to become a follower and I would like to invite you to do the same. Come visit, my welcome mat is always out and I love making new friends. Have a wonderful day! Your new blogging friend, Connie :)

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    1. Awww Connie, Thank you so much for your comment! It was so sweet. I too have a place in my home I measure my children't growth so I completely understand why you would never paint over it. I really really appreciated your kind words and I look forward to following your blog too! :-)

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  13. I found you at Debbie Doos newbie party. It will be fun to watch all your projects. I think the Spring also motivates us to do a little something for our own house. I am feeling the need to find some new projects on blogs and pinterest as well!

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    1. Yes I think you're right about the spring! I'm going to spend this weekend painting outside in this nice weather :-) I'm looking forward to seeing your projects too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Welcome to blogging! Your house has great potential and I can't wait to see what you do to it! You can definitely decorate on a budget!

    I'm a procrastinating perfectionist too, so I know exactly how you feel!

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  15. Oh my, your three boys are GORGEOUS!

    I was overwhelmed when we bought our place, too. The exterior was so run-down and boring. I just tackled one little project at a time and after awhile, it really starts to make a difference.

    Good luck and I hear ya on the perfectionist thing.... we sound alot alike! :)

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    1. Awww thank you so much! And It's so nice to hear that encouragement too. And it's nice knowing I'm not alone in the whole perfectionist thing!

      BTW I've really enjoyed reading your blog! :-)

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