Friday, January 17, 2014

Show Off & Inspire - Creatively Living

I am so thrilled and excited to have Katie here from Creatively Living.  First off she is the cutest thing you will ever see and how she does all that she does and takes care of her 5 children is totally amazing.  Her love of DIY and her talent for fixing up a house will just astonish you.  If you don't know her and follow her blog, you will just be blown away.  So sit back and enjoy.

Hi everyone,
I'm thrilled and honored to be part of Marty's Show off and Inspire series.
So who am and why am I here?
I'm Katie and I'm on my third year blogging at Creatively Living.
Here's my crazy family. They are saints to put up with my ceaseless love of renovation!
Family Pic
10 yrs, 3 kids, and 5 moves ago, we bought our first house. I knew I would want to paint and re-floor almost any house we bought, so we decided to buy a house that REALLY needed some ugly fixer. I loved it so much I've never stopped. We are now on house 4 and 5, and I'm still as excited about finishing out a space as I was when I started.
I just made over the entryway/coat closet in our new house.
Entryway Closet Makeover
You can see the befores here.

I rarely share any recipes on my blog, and most crafts have to do with whatever space I'm renovating at the time.
Here are a few favorites from our last house.

master final #2
Our Bedroom

back yard 12

I think remodeling on a budget is even more fun then having money to spend on whatever you want. It causes you to rethink what you already have. It causes you to be creative.
Here are a few fun junk finds that I've upcycled over the past couple years.
coat rack 9


notes 12

Crib to Note Holder

This past summer, we purchased a fixer from 1904. It was a duplex when we bought it, and we converted it back into a single family home.
It's been quite a wild ride so far, but things are coming together.
Here are some sneak peaks of the progress.

Sofa Tables

Some of the small details like Color Blocking Old Pitchers

Thanks Marty and A Stroll Through Life readers for letting me share.
Check in at Creatively Living to follow along with our remodeling madness!

Didn't I tell you she would totally blow your mind!!!!  If not already a follower, then you really need to run as fast as possible and click that follow button, you don't want to miss a single post because they are all fabulous.

Thanks so much Katie for letting me brag a little about you and Show You Off.

FYI - I am thrilled to be featured at Decor to Adore today for her Favorite 5 series.  I hope you will pop over and see me there.

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  1. What a darling family and home!

    Marty your A Stroll Thru Life guest post at DTA looks fabulous! Thank you so very much for guest posting.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Yes, lovely and fun family! Love the house too and details! Thanks for sharing and have a super weekend, Marty.

  3. What a cute family and peek into her blog! I'm heading over to visit....thanks, Marty

  4. Hi Marty and Katie, what a lovely home. I love the idea of working with what you have. Well done Katie. Best, Olive

  5. What an adorable and energetic family! Great ideas and photos. Thank-you so much for the intro.

  6. Hi lovely lady.
    What a beautiful family and a lovely home.! Thanks so much for sharing with us, hoping you have a wonderful weekend God Bless.

  7. Wow, pretty amazing! Thanks for posting that, I will FOR SURE be a follower of you both☺ Amazing ladies!! Thanks so much for sharing--♥Angie

  8. I never fail to be amazed at the imagination and talent so many have for decorating and Katie has it all! Cute little ones too!

  9. I love Katie's blog! Her creativity is never ending. A beautiful family!