It’s Been 4 Years!

Wow, what a crazy 4 years it’s been since I began blogging on this exact date, 4 years ago. Never thought I’d still be doing it, still redoing our house, and still chatting with you all behind my computer every day. But I love it. :)

If you are new around here, I’m so glad to have you! And if you are a faithful follower for 4 years now, then bless you. I DO actually remember all of you, and “know” the regular commenters. It really brings a smile to my face when I see your comments come through.

And now that it’s almost summer (umm how did that happen?!), I am really looking forward to it. We have a vacation planned, trips on the horizon, birthday parties like wild in the summer, and home updates just waiting to be done. Oh, not to mention we have a pre-k graduate as of today. Again, how did that happen? Sigh.

Anyway, I am looking forward to a slower paced summer, and enjoying family time and gearing up for Fall. For my regular readers out there, yea, I don’t talk about decorating every day and don’t have a new project to share each week. I still feel like I’m recovering from Emma’s room makeover! Haha. Heck, I really haven’t even crafted much or made many new things because I just don’t need them. I don’t need them for blog content. I don’t have the space to store it all! It’s really just more clutter to add to the house that I don’t want, and I am really trying to only add pieces around here that I truly love and will love for a long time. It gets exhausting making something new each holiday. Can I get an Amen?

But I hope that what I do share you enjoy, and just putting it out there again, that yes, I am still going to talk about essential oils because well, they are awesome. And everyone should try them out in their lifetime. If you don’t want to read or hear about essential oils, then you can just skip that post right? ;)

And just for giggles, if you remember, our living room used to look like this back when we moved in…

Boring Living Room

And now looks like this through its many transformations.

Living Room Arrangement |

See, you don’t want to miss any of that now do you?

Don’t forget to check out my home tour tab, visit the project gallery tab, and my essential oil tab for more goodness.

And here’s to another 4 (and more!) great years! Thank you for all of your support I truly appreciate every single one of you!!



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  1. Happy Blog Birthday MIss Em. Love coming here, too!

    So thankful that you introduced me to YL-EO’s. They have been a God send for hubby’s restless legs and headaches. He is shocked and I’m glad he’s not taking meds everyday for those two problems at least.
    Ordered him his own Peppermint/PanAway to have at work. No more side effects from the pills he was taking.
    Now to work through what else can work for us and I always refer to the info. in the books. Thanks again! :)

    Hope you guys have a wonderful summer.


  2. Amanda Tonar says:

    Congrats Emily on your blog’s anniv! I look forward to reading it each and every of my favs! God Bless! Amanda

  3. Hi Emily: You know I have been following you since almost the beginning about 3.5 yrs now. Your home has gone thru such a wonderful transformation. And I enjoy the family updates. You have inspired me and I am proud to say our master bathroom as well as the entire back of the house will be finished soon. The shower came out beautiful. I will send pics when I am completely done.

    Thanks for all you do, and all you have become.

  4. I’ve missed your posts and what’s going on ~ have been having lots of technical issues the past couple months. I am very interested in the oils ~ will have to read and catch up on that.

    Congrats on your anniversary!


  5. Christine says:

    Hi Emily, I don’t usually comment but wanted you to say happy anniversary! Your home and family are beautiful and I really enjoy reading all of your posts!!

  6. Congratulations, Emily! You have a wonderful blog and even though I do not comment everyday, I’m here reading, learning and enjoying! I’m hopeful to become one of the EO users as I’ve read many good things about them and how they help with health issues. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful smile and sweet spirit coming through your blog for many years to come. Thank you for all your hard work! Hugs!!!

  7. Hi Emily, Happy Blog birthday!! Your home is beautiful :)

  8. Kim Glasgow says:

    Hi Emily, Congratulations on 4 blog years and here’s to another 40 more :-)! Your blog is one of my faves! Us Tx girls need to stick together. I’m going to shoot you an email about YL-EO’s and a question. I should get mine today.

  9. What a transformation! Your blog is one of the first ever I began to follow, so thank you for all of the wonderful ideas.

  10. Hi Emily!
    I’m a fairly new follower, but I check everyday to see what’s new and love to look back on your projects! Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

    Lilli :D

  11. What great progress, I’ll have to pull out the pictures of when we moved into our place 16 yrs ago. My style has definitely evolved over the years, for the better :)