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Featured: Red Tricycle

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  • April 10, 2014

Hi all! Popping in today to share some quick news!! Roarke’s nursery was recently featured on Red Tricycle, which is a really awesome site for parents. They offer all sorts of suggestions of kid-friendly places and activities in cities all across the world, along with fun craft and kid-design related ideas!

So hop over and check it out here!

And I haven’t forgotten..I still owe you guys some of the details from Roarke’s party, including a whole bunch of pirate printables!

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Remember, Remember…

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  • October 11, 2013

…the 9th of October. Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as the famous saying associated with Guy Fawkes Day. But, seriously, Wednesday will go down in history as the day this girl was featured on Young House Love. Cue the shrieks of joy/weeping.

Let me break it down for you.

3:49 pm – My friend, Whitney, posts this on my Facebook wall:

Lemon Drop Life

3:53 pm – I see the post and immediately start having heart palpitations.

3:54 pm – I go check out YHL, and miracle of all miracles, Roarke’s nursery was featured as one of their Reader Redesigns!

3:55 pm – I find an empty office (I’m at work when all of this is going down, btw) and do a happy dance while calling JP to squeal in his ear for about 5 minutes.

4:00-4:30 pm – AKA the LONGEST 30 minutes I’ve ever spent at work.

4:31 pm – I leave work and may or may not have shed a couple happy tears on my way home.

4:36 pm – I get home (yep, I live literally 5 minutes from work) and peruse the YHL post again and realize I FORGOT TO INCLUDE A LINK TO MY BLOG IN THE POST. Doh, what a rookie mistake!

4:38 pm – I tweet frantically at John & Sherry trying to correct my oopsie. And eventually, they update the post with a link to my blog.

At this point you may be thinking, “Uh, brag much, bro?”, but I’m not saying all of this to toot my own horn – ok, maybe a little..I worked hard on that nursery! But there’s a bigger point to my rant here. I submitted that room months ago on a whim, and I never expected anything to come of it. I was happy just thinking that J & S (I feel like we’re on a first initial basis now) might glance at the e-mail and think, “Oh, that’s a cute nursery.”

So I say alllll of that to say this: go big. Do things that excite/scare you. Take a chance. You never know what may come of it!

{And to any new Lemon-droppers stopping by from Young House Love: welcome, friends! Imagine me running towards you in slow motion with a big cheesy grin and my arms open wide. Stay awhile, take a look around. I’ve recently updated my About Me, House Tour, and Travel pages and I’m working on a Project Gallery! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to chat!}

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Is This Real Life?

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  • February 26, 2013

I didn’t start blogging with the intention of gaining a lot of followers or ever even getting noticed, really. I started it as a way to motivate myself to do some of the projects I had floating around in my head. And I fell in love with it from the very first time I hit ‘Publish’. I instantly loved the creative outlet it gave me and so many people (both those I knew and those I didn’t know) were supportive of it. And I’ve SO enjoyed watching it grow little by little and I’m very thankful for each of the opportunities that’s come my way because of this blog. I could do it without all of YOU!

Ok, enough gushing.

I was recently browsing through my traffic sources on Google Analytics and I saw a referral from Apartment Therapy. My first thought was, “That can’t be right.” So I clicked over only to see that someone nominated this little ol’ blog for a Homie!

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If you don’t know what The Homies are…they are a super awesome award for Home and DIY bloggers. Basically The Oscars of the bloggy world. And not only did someone nominate me, but TWO whole other people voted for me!

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Now obviously I was nowhere CLOSE to winning, but I am seriously over the moon just to be in the same list with all those other awesome bloggers. Seriously…it’s crazytown. So a huge resounding THANK YOU to whichever one of you sweet readers nominated me…you made my week for sure!!

And just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, the nursery was featured on Apartment Therapy on Friday! Picture my 9-month preggo self doing the running man dance when I found out about that one. Pure hilarity, I tell ya.

So for those of you who may be new here: welcome to the family! You can check out my About Me page to get to know me a little better!!

And for those of you who have been long time readers, I’m giving you all virtual bear hugs…well on second thought, my belly is really huge and you probably couldn’t fit your arms around me…sooooo…virtual high five instead!