Thursday, April 7, 2016

The First Post

Hi I'm Gretchen!  Welcome to my new blog :)

For those of you who don't know, I recently closed on my first home with my fiance, Dan and dog, Selma!  I wanted to share all of the projects that we're doing as we take this starter home to our dream home.  On this blog, you'll find everything home related- from remodeling to DIY projects, decorating tips to YouTube videos. 

A few things before we get started:
  • I am in NO way a professional designer, carpenter, electrician, plumber, etc.  I'm learning as I go, and I'm going to make lots of mistakes!  I'm hoping that we can all learn together, but please don't take any of my advice as an expert opinion or as the "right" way to do something.
  • I am always open to feedback, critiques, and different opinions.  If you're not a fan of a project or how a room looks, that's fine!  I'm always willing to learn and improve, so please feel free to leave constructive criticism, either in comments or in email.
  • I occasionally will use affiliate links when I share product information.  If you click the link and purchase something, I get a small percentage of that.  I'm not planning on making blogging my full-time career, but I do put in a lot of time and effort into blogging.  I appreciate every penny that my blogs make, so thank you for your support!  (p.s. I will always disclose in a post if I'm using affiliate links.)
  • Going along with that- I'm considering buying a domain for this blog!  I have one for my running blog, and I like the ease of typing in an address that doesn't end in "".  What's your opinion of buying domains?
  • Right now, I'm planning on posting on this blog once a week.  I post five days a week over on my running blog, so for now that will be a good balance for me!  Once I start getting more projects done or have a back-up of posts, I'll start sharing multiple times per week, but for now expect a post every week.
I'm excited to get started on projects, and I hope you all are as well!  Next week, I'm going to begin with a room-by-room breakdown and share my plans for each space.  It's going to be fun!

Before I go, I have a request!  I've been working on a logo for this site, and would love some feedback.  Here are a few that I created.  I would love to get some opinions, so please let me know which one you like in the comments!


  1. oooh i really like the middle one! so fancy. can't wait to follow along!

  2. You're seriously amazing! I'm so proud of you for doing this and astonished at all that you can accomplish with your time! I can't wait to see where this second blog takes you! Congrats on the launch.

    1. You are the sweetest Margaret :) Thank you for all the support!!

  3. This is so cute! I like the 1st and 3rd logo!

  4. I like number two the best! I think the wood texture is a good feature.

  5. I like #2 as well! Definitely eye-catching!

  6. I can't wait to read this new blog and see pictures of your new house. I love the second logo.

  7. Nice blog! I like the third one with the red sign!

  8. I actually like the 3rd one Gretch, and that is incredible that you are thinking about doing a 2nd blog! WOW!