Changes to My Blog & Business + Room Reveal Sneak Peak!

I feel like owning my own business has always been such a journey. It’s funny because I don’t really have any idea where I’m going to end up. I just keep trying new things, changing things up and setting new goals all in an effort to keep doing what I love while still getting to be a stay-at-home mom.  I don’t really dream of becoming a world famous designer or owning my own firm one day.  Those things sounds nice but in my heart of hearts I know that I really want to be home with my kids as much as possible. I do hope that when they are all in school one day and a little older I’ll maybe have a little more freedom to focus more on design work.  
A few months ago I decided to stop taking clients in an effort to focus more on my blog. It was a decision I felt really excited about. To be  honest with you it hasn’t gone as well as I hoped. For one thing I started missing design work and the thrill that came with completing fun projects. The other downfall was that it has been harder to find things to blog about when I’m not working on new projects. Most of my inspiration for posts comes from working with clients and seeking out new products and ideas. The other major downside was that my blog doesn’t bring in nearly as much money as my design business does. Working with sponsors is so enjoyable for me but even paid posts take way more time than they are often worth for me. So…
That brings me to a big decision that I’ve made recently for my business. I’ve decided to take clients on again. In order to do this to the extent that I want to I’ve also decided to take on a design partner. One of my best friends Erin (@erin061286) has an incredible eye for design and she also knows how to run a business. Her and I have started taking on projects together and so far it’s been amazing! Right now I am still doing my own projects but for most of my newer projects she’ll be helping me. We are splitting up the work evenly which has been such a relief for me. With two kids I just don’t have the time or means to take on new projects the way that I want to. 
Erin and I are specializing in quick projects. With both of us we are able to tackle rooms from start to finish in a matter of weeks.  Our goal is to create an entire design plan in a week and then hopefully shop for the room and install the room within 2-3 weeks.  By myself rooms can take me months to complete but with Erin we are able to quickly make and execute decisions. Not only am I more efficient with her help but it’s also so much more fun! 
Here is a sneak peak of our first finished project. I’ll be sharing all the fun details tomorrow! 
To all of my readers, thanks for being so patient with me through all the growing pains of owning my own business. I’m excited to bring you great new design content. Because I’ll be focusing more on my design business blog posts might be a little fewer. The good news is I’ll be striving to bring you more unique posts that are mostly updates and reveals on all the projects I’ll be working on. 
I have so many fun things in store! 

40 Responses to Changes to My Blog & Business + Room Reveal Sneak Peak!

  1. Jane Gallant Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Best of luck! Working with a good friend sounds lovely! Can't wait to see the rest of that project!

  2. E Hayes Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Good luck!! Sounds like a great plan!

  3. Cathy Wall Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Good for you, we will all benefit from seeing your creativity in action! I know my own "cup" feels empty without a lot of creative projects on my plate, so go and fill your "cup" and enjoy the work with your partner, Congrats!

  4. Jane Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you. It must be a terrible weight lifted of your shoulders now that you have a partner. Good luck! I'm glad to see you back!

  5. Courtney {a thoughtful place} Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Sooo happy for you! Doing it with my sister has made all the difference. And it's really fun to work with someone. Excited to follow along.

  6. Samantha Hawes Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    You have SO MUCH talent, and although I might miss reading your posts as often, I will look forward to seeing more of your projects; your clients are so lucky to have you back designing for them! Best of luck to you!! PS…I have a 2 year old, and I'm always blown away by you. You make this juggling act of blogging, designing, and being a mom look so easy. You may feel like you aren't doing as good of a job as you'd like, but I promise that from a readers perspective, you're doing awesome!!
    XO – Samantha
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  7. Amy Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Exciting changes!

  8. Amber B (Simple Dwellings) Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I love that Socrates quote!! Great for you to truly go after what makes you happy! That's what life is all about. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Shelley | Crazy Wonderful Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Good for you for going after what makes you happy and best of luck on your new team ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Bethany DeVore Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    That's great! I'm sure having someone to share the work load with makes all the difference! Looking forward to many beautiful projects to come!

  11. kcinteriors Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Congrats! That is wonderful that you are listening to your heart and you have found a plan that works for you and your family.

  12. Brooke Romney Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Hooray! I have really missed seeing your design on a more regular basis!

  13. {Hi Sugarplum!} Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Thank goodness…I thought you were going to say you were dropping the blog for design clients!!! I started to panic! So thrilled for you and your new direction!! And for me bc you'll still be blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Congratulations to you and good for you for following your gut! I know you two will be a smashing success.

  15. Jennifer Flores Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    Good for you for changing things up (again!). I enjoy your design work so I'll be looking forward to your posts. Its great that you've found a business partner and a way to be mom & blogger in a way that makes you happy.

  16. Cindy Albert Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    Love this quote.

  17. Lexi Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    Congratulations!! I'm exactly the same way – not sure where I'll be in five or ten years, but I'm always trying to find my happiness now. It sounds like you're on the right track!
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

  18. House Envy Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    The sneak peak looks amazing and I can't wait to see the rest of the reveal. Congratulations on your partnership! Continued success.

  19. Jenna Sue Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    Congrats on jumping back in, how exciting!

  20. Kimberly @ Red Shutters Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Great news! Good luck!

  21. Julia Konya Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    Good luck to both of you. Wish you the best!

  22. Abby Lawson Friday, November 1, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    How exciting! Congrats on your new joint venture! I'm excited to see you guys' projects!

    ~Abby =)

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