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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I am still alive!

Well, howdy!  I know it has been maybe years since I've posted on this thing (so sorry), but I am still alive, mercifully. 

I do intend to get better at this thing, but teaching is hard y'all.  Seriously.  I spend so much time outside of the regular school day, on weekends, at night... getting stuff done.  Plus, I have had some health issues that have given me anxiety issues that have kept me away as well.  Getting old sucks (but it is a privilege that I am grateful for)!

Anyway, I am thinking maybe I am starting to be in a place where I have a lot already done at school (as it is my 3rd year in 3rd) and I have (hopefully) resolved some of my health issues- which means I might have a little bit of extra free time to devote to this thing and more projects.

Actually I have a TON of new projects to share because I have changed just about everything but the kitchen in my house.  The walls are now light, I have board and batten in the dining and entry, we built a coat rack into our entryway, I bought and stained a new front door (craftsman style because why not?), we added craftsman style trim around our doors and doorways, a complete bedroom makeover, etc. 

So I am planning on taking some pictures (on my not so nice camera-forgive me) and uploading some new posts with all of our projects.

Here is a sneak peak at some of the stuff I've done from my instagram account:


  1. Hi Ashley,

    Thank you so much for posting again. You are so talented in Interior Design it's absolutely ridiculous! In fact, if you weren't in such a noble profession (teaching) I'd say that you "missed your calling!" I, too, live in a Split level and love to draw inspiration from all of your decorating ideas. PLEASE keep us posted!

  2. Thank you! That is sweet! I think I'm not as talented as you think, I'm just persistent. I keep at it longer than is healthy! Haha!

  3. I LOVE your house! I have a split level too and this helps me realize that it doesn't have to be as ugly as I thought. haha. I've struggled to figure out how to decorate and your house gives me so many ideas. Thank you!!!!