It is with mixed emotions that I tell you this was my last week competing in Creating with the Stars.
It was such an amazing experience, and the creating part was a blast. I really didn’t mind the sleepless nights or the running to Homegoods for the right accessory to get the perfect shot before I lost sunlight. It was such a thrill, and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.
I will say, keeping it a secret was very tough, especially when your friends tell you they’re voting for projects that aren’t yours. Each week my jaw dropped to the ground as I saw what the other contestants had done. The time and talent was incredible, and it was just an honor to have my work shown alongside theirs.
But I feel like I’m going out on a high note. I felt so good about this one, and it almost made me want another baby (almost). When I decided to do this pattern, I thought it would be perfect for a kid’s room. I actually painted it in our living room (it’s the wall behind where the couch sits now, where the big thrift store art I upcycled hangs) and staged the nursery with borrowed and purchased items. It’s a perfect representation of my style: clean and classic with something a bit exciting – that green! A little pattern, a little sheepskin, some modern, some traditional; I wouldn’t change a thing.
While I’m sad to be leaving Creating with the Stars behind, I’m so excited for all that April has to bring. Micah has been working long hours on our master bathroom remodel, and I know he’ll be glad to have me back at his side. We’ve got some pretty crazy deadlines for something really exciting happening the last week of April. But with no immediate deadlines I can now look forward to attending Go Blog Social this weekend. My dear friend, Kelsey, is coming in town for it and staying with us, and I am so looking forward to some good old-fashioned girl time.
In case you aren’t following me on Instagram or Facebook, here is the link to the news interview I did on Monday. How that ended up happening is a blog post in and of itself!
I can’t end this little chapter without thanking some people. Michael, my mentor, was beyond wonderful. From talking through ideas, to little styling suggestions, to reassurance and support, I can’t thank you enough for your kindness and guidance. You were a dream to work with! My husband was a huge help and didn’t bat an eye when there was no dinner on the table and the house was a dirty disaster. And the rest of our family helped with anything and everything: from letting me borrow items to taking my kids for a few hours. It really was a team effort, and I was so blessed to have this team.
I look forward to sharing tutorials on the stenciled wall and the other projects from the last round in a few weeks.