• ORC Week 4… and… We’re Moving!

    The blog is moving, that is. I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’ve been working on my new domain, and while it is still not all pretty and together and complete, I’ve decided to go with it anyway! In the middle of changing jobs and building a bathroom and trying to enjoy life, it just may not always be perfect. So, please visit me at FromWyomingWithLove.com, and see what we are up to!

    Also as a quick note to my subscribers: First of all, THANK YOU!! For following along, and reading one or all of my posts. I plan to transfer my email list over to the new site as well (just as a heads-up that you will start to see emails from the new domain rather than lifeasweloveitblog.) If you have any issues with this or no longer want to receive emails, feel free to unsubscribe (although of course I’d love for you to stick around!). I hope you will enjoy the new blog, all about living the good life, by design. I plan to talk more about home, money, travel/lifestyle, and all things that I find lovely and fun. See you there!

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  • ORC: Basement Bathroom Week 3

    It’s a good thing we went into full-on weekend warrior mode this past weekend, because this One Room Challenge is half way over! Holy crap. We made some serious progress on our bathroom, so let’s get right to it.

    If you read last week’s post, you know that we did quite a bit of work a couple of months ago to turn one end of our basement living room into a bare and dirty, but framed-in and roughed-in bathroom space. This past week as we were getting ready to actually close up the walls, we had a last minute change of heart over the walk-in shower that we had planned. Continue reading

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  • ORC: Basement Bathroom Week 2

    If you read last week’s post, you know that we are taking on a huge project for this Spring’s One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. Welcome to Week 2 of the ORC, already 1/3 of the way through this design challenge to complete a room makeover (or build, in our case) in just 6 weeks! If you missed it, we actually tore up the corner of our basement in January to put in the second bathroom that we’ve been dreaming of for 3 1/2 years. Now we are hoping to kick it into re-build gear to get the bathroom as close to done as possible by the ORC final week, May 12th! Catch up on the initial plans and before photos, here.

    As a quick reminder, this is what we started with:

    Living Room Before bathroom remodel

    I figured this week I would fill you in on what we have done to get the bathroom to the state it’s in today.

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  • My 1/3rd Life Crisis: What to Do When Your Job Isn’t Working for You

    I’m not even sure if a third-life crisis is a thing, but I think I’m a little late to call it “quarter-life” since I turned 30 last week. I, for one, do not plan to be around to see my 120th birthday. If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time you’ve probably noticed my absence for the past, oh… way too many months. If you’re new here, Hi. I’m Kelly. Yes, there is in fact someone behind the blog, and thanks for stopping by!

    The blog is not the only thing that I’ve been neglecting over the past six months. My work life had completely taken the place of my free time, my gym time, my early mornings and most of the evenings I should have been able to spend with my husband. I was commuting 45 minutes each way, 4 to 5 days a week to bust my ass 10 to 12 hours a day working on a thankless project that was making me miserable. Continue reading

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  • ORC: Basement Guest Bathroom

    I am both a little bit shocked that the Spring ORC is here already, and embarrassed that I have only managed to get ONE stinkin’ blog post up since we completed the Fall ORC. I have had a lot of life going on in the past 5 months in addition to trying to completely move the blog to a new domain (not yet ready to launch), so I will leave it at that and spare you the excuses. However, I was not about to miss out on participating in this ORC.

    If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me introduce you to the One Room Challenge, a semi-annual home decor event hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. There is a professional design challenge, featuring 20 designers that will completely makeover a room in 6 weeks, and post updates each Wednesday. Linda is also gracious enough to host an ORC Guest Challenge that allows bloggers to participate and link up their own room re-dos each Thursday throughout the process. I had so much fun updating our master bedroom last fall, that I had to come back for another round!

    ORC Guest Gold

    So ready or not, here we go.

    One of the first things Jesse and I talked about when we bought our house in 2012 Continue reading

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  • Oh HEY 2016!

    Well happy freaking new year. I’ve been MIA from the blog for awhile, and figured it’s about time I let you all know that I’M STILL ALIVE. And kickin’. I have been busier than ever with my day job (whomp whomp), but I feel like 2016 has some good things in store.

    Here’s a quick run-down of what you can expect this year from me and my little blog!

    New Domain(!): Yes, after just over a year of blogging, I’ve finally figured out what my blog name SHOULD have been. I’ll be moving all of my content over to the new site, and hope it goes smoothly – and that you’ll continue to follow along!

    Home Projects: Namely, a NEW BATHROOM. Continue reading

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  • ORC: Cozy Neutral Bedroom Reveal!

    You guys. It’s the final week of my first ever One Room Challenge. Hard to believe that I started this little project six weeks ago. Almost harder to believe that I managed to put up a blog post for 6 consecutive weeks (plus one bonus post, it may be a record!)

    If you missed it, Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

    I am so excited to share this with you, I could pee my pants! It turned out even dreamier than I was hoping. But first…

    Huge thanks to Linda at Calling it Home, for hosting such an awesome event and letting Joe Schmos like me get in on the action. Between the weekly deadlines, the encouragement from other participants, and the inspiration from all of the other transformations going on, this was just the kick in the ass that I needed to make some serious changes to our overly dark and slightly drab master bedroom.

    I started here with this mood board, and a sort of to-do list. Meaning, some to-dos, and some possibly/maybe to-dos. Continue reading

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  • ORC: Cozy Neutral Bedroom Week 5

    I don’t know about you guys, but I think winter has officially arrived in Wyoming. It’s always kind of sad when the time changes and we say goodbye to daylight after work for approximately the next 4 or so months. It also started raining this afternoon, and the rain is supposed to turn to snow overnight. So yeah. I think our long beautiful fall days (which we were spoiled with this year) are over.

    On the bright side, it’s getting to be perfect weather for cuddling up! And our bedroom is looking super cozy these days, since we’re now 5 weeks in to our One Room Challenge bedroom makeover. Spoiler alert: Reagan likes it too. Continue reading

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  • ORC: Cozy Neutral Bedroom Week 4

    Ok folks, it’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge, and we are hanging in there! If you’re not up to speed, I’ve got 6 weeks to completely re-do one room (I chose our “master” bedroom), and am joining a bunch of other crazy and talented bloggers over at Calling it Home by sharing my progress each week.  You can catch up on my progress with week 1 here, week 2 here, and week 3 here.

    So, you know I am all about neutrals with this project. I’ve been going for this white/gray/cream palette, but I’m also obsessing over Continue reading

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