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Showing posts from May, 2015

My 10 Favorite Spaces from Small Cool 2015

I love Apartment Therapy's Small Cool Contest. Every year, I look forward to the flood of creativity, DIY ideas, and decorating inspiration. This year, the competition is fierce. There are so many beautiful, functional small spaces to love. Here are ten of my favorites, plus a bonus!

Check out (and vote for) my 'Turn of the Century Charm' in this year's Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest

It's that time again, lovelies! I look forward to Apartment Therapy's Small Cool Contest every year. There are so many lovely little spaces to look at and borrow inspiration from!  For the second year in a row, I've entered my space . This year, you'll find my "Turn of the Century Charm" in the Little division. Check out my entry here and give it a "favorite" if you like what you see. ;) After that, check out my entry from last year . My "More is More" space was in my previous, much small apartment. I feel all nostalgic looking back at my stuff in a different apartment – white walls, so much sunlight, so much less square footage! If you entered the Small Cool contest, let me know! I'd love to take a peek at your space. :) Happy decorating! The Lovely Side is on: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Writing a novel as a full-time writer and part-time blogger

I'm letting you in on a little secret: There's a book on me. And hopefully sooner rather than later, you'll be able to read it, rate it, and review it. (...But more on that at a later date, I promise!) For now, I'm figuring out how to get this story on paper while also writing full-time and blogging part-time. I spend my 8-to-5 writing recruiting and enrollment materials for colleges across the country – I love my job and count myself as one of the lucky ones who found a paying, full-time, "big girl" job putting words together. Plus, since 2009 I've been blogging right here. It's a whole different type of writing that lets me share my passion for pretty spaces, cheap decorating, and do-it-yourself projects. But my real love of writing lies in noveling. (Is that a word? It should be. I'm using it as one.)