Have you heard the big, HUGE, crazy exciting news?!! I hope you might have because it's not exactly new news anymore (I know, my blogging groove is still on the slow side)- Alex and I got the most amazing surprise on Christmas Day to see our home tour featured on Apartment Therapy!
I wanted to write up a blog post to share the news that very day but considering it was Christmas Day and all, that idea quickly flew out the window ;) I was too busy soaking up some much needed family time back in Michigan... and I may have been in a food coma/nap for a good chunk of the evening that day. Tis' my kind of holly+jolly!
Here's are just a few of my favorite pics but if you'd like to see them all (and there are a lot of beautiful pics to see!) just click here and it will take you to the Apartment Therapy feature.
What was the best part of the experience? It was actually something that the photographer, Emma of Frost on Flower, had mentioned to us as she was taking photos- "You get to see your house from a new perspective or through a new pair of eyes; just in a new way you may have not seen it before." And she was TOTALLY right!
As I laid eyes on the article and photos for the very first time on Christmas day, I saw parts of my home that I had never thought were beautiful or interesting and they looked completely new, different, and incredibly stunning to me... Or there were spaces that I had taken photos of multiple, perhaps a hundred times when covering projects to share our blog, but she captured it a different way or from a different angle that made me fall in love with it for all new reasons. *sigh* That epic 'true love' feeling is the best isn't it?!
What did you think of our home tour? Any favorites or surprises?
Want to know more about how it all happened? Let me know!
Lastly I wanted to say something for all of you home DIY-er's out there- It took us nearly 7 years to get here, any "fixer-upper" type home that needs work honestly takes years of work to get it there, ESPECIALLY if it's an older home. Even now, we know ours isn't perfect (we're normal and work off our budget $ like most do) but we understand that the good stuff, or getting to the good stuff, takes a while! So if you're in the THICK of it, don't get discouraged ;) You'll get to that epic 'true love' feeling too!
Thank you Emma for capturing our home so beautifully! Your photos made us feel incredibly proud of our home and the work we've done to make it our own!