Well, hello there! I missed you guys last week! I took a week off from the blog last week to focus on other non-blogging things that really needed my attention, but I’m ready to get back in the swing of things over here!
Obviously I got a little TOO into my break, because I completely forgot the link party on Friday! Oops! Oh well, hopefully that means y’all will have double the goodness to share this Friday, and I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!
One of the major things I needed to accomplish was completely redesigning my Kristi Linauer Interiors website. For those of you who are new around here, you may not know this, but I was a a self-employed interior decorator way before I was a blogger. But over time, I’ve transitioned from “an interior decorator who blogs on the side” to “full-time interior decorating and diy blogger”.
The problem is that my KLI site was still coming up as the #1 search result in Google for “interior decorator Waco”, so I was still continually getting phone calls from people wanting to hire me to decorate their homes…or part of their homes…or to spend an hour with them to give them decorating ideas…or to help them purchase furniture…or artwork…or accessories…or help them decide on window treatments…blah, blah, blah.
Yeah, not interested. But there was my website, telling people that I’m available to help with all of the above, plus a whole lot more. It got confusing, and made me look incredibly flaky.
I thought about taking the website down altogether, but that didn’t feel right, especially since that’s my registered business name…not Addicted 2 Decorating. I felt like I needed to keep it, but over the last year or more, I’ve really struggled with how to incorporate my Kristi Linauer Interiors business and website into my life as a blogger.
So after a lot of brainstorming and trial and error, I finally got it. I feel like I have finally successfully meshed the two together in a way that makes sense (and they even look similar!). I’m not finished with it completely (building a website from scratch takes such a long time!!), but at least I finally have vision for it and know where I’m headed.
Anyway…yadda yadda…I’m sure that’s not too terribly exciting for y’all, but I was pretty darn excited that it finally “clicked” in my head, and I actually had vision for it! 🙂
Oh, and I finally have an About page! Yay! It only took me seven months, but it’s finally there. I kind of cheated and used the same one on both sites just to make it a little easier.
Okay, enough about that stuff. On to the fun stuff!
On Friday, I received the fabric that I bought for my dining chairs! Ready to see which one I went with?
I actually didn’t end up going with any of the Tonic Living fabrics. Instead, I went with one from Fabric Warehouse. (Thanks, Robin!) It’s definitely not the yellow orange of my door (that just felt too matchy-matchy), but it’s not so far off that it completely clashes. I can’t wait to get these chairs finished now!! No more excuses!
So, I think that’s all for now. Sorry for all of the rambling…especially on a Monday morning! But I’ll get back into the swing of things shortly. 🙂
So how was your week? Did you get any lingering unfinished projects finished? I’d love to hear about it!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.