About Me

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Welcome! My name is Kristin. This is my little blog about trying to make my house beautiful.

I have always loved interior design. I was the girl who would visit my Grandma’s house and rearrange every room. I scribbled house plans in my notebooks, took some interior design courses in college, and obsessively watched home design shows. Not much has changed in my 30′s (groan). I still do all those things, but now I blog about it too!

In another life, I would apply to be on Design Star. Now, I am my family’s own personal “design star”.  We purchased our home in 2009. Actually, it is the home I grew up in. Weird… I know. We have been taking on the challenge of turning our house into a home, one DIY project at a time.

I’m pretty much smitten with bold patterns, high contrast, black + white, shiny things, and metallics. I love classy clutter and interior design books.

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I work on a budget. I find a lot of my furniture and home accessories at thrift stores and flea markets. I love to personalize furnishings and make them unique. I am a big fan of spray paint, adventures in the DIY realm,  & easy and affordable decorating alternatives.

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I am a wife and stay-at-home mom of two boys. We just got our first family pet, Zoey. She is my baby girl and we all cherish her. We are definitely a family that DIY’s together. Thanks for joining us on our little remodeling and designing adventures!

If you want to read about why our 1950′s ranch became our new dream home click here.

23 Comments on About Me

  1. Tara Melissa
    June 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Fantastic, Kristin! So excited for you, and I can’t wait to see how your blog and business develop. Wonderful things in your future, I’m sure! :)

  2. Tara Melissa
    June 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Fantastic, Kristin!
    I’m so excited for you. I can’t wait to see how your blog and business develop. Wonderful things in your future, I’m sure! :)

  3. Becky Gloviak
    July 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm (2 years ago)

    fun blog lady!! love the stuff you have posted!

    • thriftykristy
      July 24, 2012 at 7:59 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Becky! Glad you liked it :)

  4. dainushka
    September 3, 2012 at 12:39 am (2 years ago)

    Thank You for following. Love Your DIY ideas – gotta try some of them :)! Keep the DIY spirit up ;)!

    • thriftykristy
      September 3, 2012 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for reading :) Glad you enjoyed my blog! xo Kristin

  5. Healthy Glow Nutrition
    September 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. Congratulations!

    • thriftykristy
      September 15, 2012 at 11:46 am (2 years ago)

      Eva! Thank you so much! I will try to post on it soon :) xo Kristin

  6. Healthy Glow Nutrition
    September 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

    My pleasure! :) I love your blog, it is full of amazing creativity and ideas. Thank you for sharing it with the world. xo Eva
    Be Well! <3

  7. fiammisday
    September 26, 2012 at 7:03 am (2 years ago)

    Beautiful family!!! Kisses

    • thriftykristy
      September 26, 2012 at 7:27 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much! xo Kristin

  8. mmmarzipan
    November 3, 2012 at 7:39 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks for following me :) I love your blog! :)

    • thriftykristy
      November 3, 2012 at 7:50 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks,so much! I was up before everyone else this morning, and decided to do some blog reading and found yours. Love it! xo Kristin

      • mmmarzipan
        November 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm (1 year ago)

        Aw, sweet :) I am excited to follow yours. You’re very creative… and seem to be a lovely mum too xx

      February 28, 2013 at 10:32 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much! That is so sweet of you :) xo Kristin

  9. arielrosesuares
    March 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! I love your blog and find it to be very inspirational! Check out more here…arielrosesuares.wordpress.com

  10. Virginia @livelovediy
    October 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm (6 months ago)

    Loved your bio, Kristin! We have so much in common! Looking forward to reading more of your blog! xo

      October 14, 2013 at 8:49 am (6 months ago)

      Hi Virginia :) I love love love your blog!! Thanks for visiting and great to “meet” you. xo Kristin


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