Business Cards

On several occasions, I’ve been asked for one of my business cards. I wish I was quick witted enough to lie and say “Oh shoot! I just ran out. I’ll have to get you one when my re-order arrives!” But the truth is, I didn’t have any business cards! {And the second truth is that lying would have been a bad thing. So I guess I should be thankful that my instinct was to tell the truth!}

In a few weeks, I’m heading to the Haven Conference (for those of you wondering “What is Haven?” it’s a blogging conference held in Atlanta).  And while I’m not certain I will NEED business cards while I am there, it was the last straw that pushed me to order some.

After shopping on Etsy, I stumbled across some fun designs created by Flair Designery.  I placed my order a few weeks ago….and today, they arrived in the mail!!

{I did white out a bit of the info for the sake of privacy.}

I went with orange and brown to coordinate with my blog…and to keep the northwest feel.

I absolutely LOVE getting the mail each day. Especially when something fun like this arrives!!


linking up to:

shabby creek cottage, the 36th avenue, somewhat simple, aka design, house of hepworths, shabby nest, at the picket fence, my repurposed life, chic on a shoestring decorating, tatertots and jello, six sisters stuff


Who doesn’t love a makeover!?  If you’re a girl, then a makeover would be a dream, especially when someone else is paying for it! A professional hairstylist would give you the latest ‘do’. A makeup artist would make your skin glow.  And you’d get to wear an outfit paid for and picked out by someone else!

My cosmetic bag is full of partially used makeup and application brushes that should be cleaned. My flat iron is the only thing giving my hair any kind of  new look these days. And my clothes….well, they’re the same old clothes that have been in my closet for a long time.  So I didn’t get a makeover…….but guess what!  My blog did!!!

I like to think that she (she being my blog) is happy to have a new look at someone else’s expense (that someone being me!)!  She has a new appearance and new flair.  You can still see a glimmer of her old self.  But I think she’s easier to understand now that she’s cleaned up some.  I like to think that she kind of went from her everyday  jeans and tennis shoes to a fun pair of skinny jeans and boots. She’s got more sass. More personality. I think you are going to like her.  I think you and she will be very good friends.

Some things to know about this makeover….

  • The blog has a new web address!  It is (don’t worry if you type in the old address….it’ll still bring you directly here)
  • Now you can ‘like’ At Home in the Northwest on Facebook…  or follow me on Pinterest….or follow this blog on FeedBurner simply by clicking one of the orange buttons on the sidebar!


  • You can subscribe to this blog via email as well!  Just plug in your email on the right hand side and you’ll receive an email when I write a new post!

I’m still getting used to the new look of this blog and how it works.  So your patience is greatly appreciated.  Let me know if you have any questions.    And please come back again soon.

Thanks for checking out the new makeover! I hope you like what you see!

linking up to:

the brambleberry cottage, domestically speaking, the shabby creek cottage, the 36th avenue, house of hepworths, the shady porch, common ground, 2805, saved by love creations, fingerprints on the fridge, shabby nest, days of chalk and chocolate, chic on a shoestring decorating, finding fabulous, happy hour projects, tatertots and jello

Blog Update

Six weeks ago, I started writing this blog.  I wrote for one week before telling anyone about it (except Dan, of course).  Then one night, Dan ‘outed’ me with some good friends over dinner.  That’s when I decided to go public with my blog. I shared it with it all my friends on facebook. I’m sure most people were just curious, so clicked on the link to see what in the world I was doing.

I must have done something right, because only 14 days later, I had 1000 hits to my blog.

Seven days later, I tripled that number and hit 3000.

Nine days later, I doubled that again….6000 hits!

It has been six weeks since I started writing (five weeks since I’ve been public with it) and I now have over 8000 hits to my blog.

So that brings me to my blog update. I set up my blog (probably not a big surprise given it’s simple look).  Obviously my blog design knowledge is minimal.  I had hopes of seeking some blog design help at a later date.  I was able to figure out enough to get myself going.  But there are some features that I wanted to implement that were out of my area of expertise.

My friend, Lori May (check our Lori’s blog here), recommended Elizabeth at The Mustard Ceiling Designs, to do some blog design work for me.  So Elizabeth and I have been working together to create a blog that is fun, yet easy to navigate.   I had some debate about whether or not to keep the feet picture…..but  don’t worry – it’s staying!  Elizabeth is just helping give it a face lift (or in this case, would you call it a ‘foot’ lift? OK, bad joke).

I’m also switching over to Word Press (from Blogger)…again, with Elizabeth’s help.  So I appreciate your patience during the time of transition.  I can’t wait for you to see the update (and I can’t wait for ME to see the update too!!)  I’m not sure when it will be complete, but I’d imagine sometime around the new year!!

This will be my last blog post until after Christmas.  I’m building a shelf for a friend that I’d like to finish up and give her soon.  And I’m also making a special pillow for my daughter who has her first loose tooth. So make sure you check back next week for some new posts!!

I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!  Enjoy a special weekend with your family.

Merry Christmas from the Gildays!
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