Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, friends, it looks like things are winding down after an exciting couple of days. Layla and Kevin have put up a new post (and it's a great one!) and our visitor count is slowly returning back to it's pre-giveaway numbers. It was tons of fun to see so many new visitors to Home for the Better! Thank you for all of your encouraging comments.
Now the question becomes, "Will any of these lovely readers come back"? We would like you to :) I suppose, though, we should be upfront with you all. Like, maybe we should go ahead and tell you that there are no knock-your-socks-off-a-magazine-is-going-to-be-calling-us-soon type before & afters here (at this point - ha). And maybe we should let you know that it sometimes takes a while to see discernable progress on this blog. While we're at it, perhaps we should also mention that sometimes we might whine and feel sorry for ourselves... well, not too often, but I'm not ruling it out.
But wait a minute. That hardly seems like a solid plan to get y'all to come back, now does it?!
So, we'd better talk fast and also let you know that sometimes we finally start to see something starting to look like "us", and after months of plugging away it means even more than a before and after completed in record time ever could. And sometimes we really are encouraged and having fun... those posts are nice. Occasionally, to keep things pretty - because everyone likes a blog that is pretty - we'll post photos of other people's spectacularly gorgeous rooms because they inspire us and we hope they inspire you, too. And, if it helps, we should also let you know that some of us are really cute and will be showing up from time to time.
So, we hope you come visit :)
In short, there are some incredible design blogs out there. We enjoy reading them, but we aren't pretending to be one of them. When it all comes down to it, this is really a house blog. It's a real family making a real house their own in real time. It's not flashy, but we like to think it's at least getting more interesting.
We would really love to have you come along with us as we keep making this home better... bit by bit and month by month. Hopefully, bin pulls, new door trim, and a power tool here and there will add up to entertainment for some of you :)
P.S. - The house blog/design blog world really is an incredible place! Where else can you receive free leafblowers and free one-on-one blog advice from dear souls you've never met - all in 48 hours? :) Many, many thanks to Susie for helping me finally get these photos the right size! And look, Susie, I figured out the border, too! How about that :) And, of course, another big "thank you" to the Palmers. (Now, if I can just figure out why that photo was so grainy). Hm.
Hope y'all have a great day.