Hello, my lovely friends. I haven’t been around as much as usual over the past couple of months. I’ve missed you guys. Winter isn’t a season when I take on many new diy projects. Because, well, two words: Winter and Canada. Friends, in Canada, winter is cold. There’s snow. And ice. And freezing rain. That means things like sanding wood and… Read More
Hello my pretties! Today is a fun day around here! It’s ‘Day 2’ of the Canadian Bloggers Home Tours, and that means you’re invited to our home for a little tour. If you’ve been around awhile, thanks for coming back today, and I promise you that I have some new things for you to see. If you’re new here, welcome to A… Read More
There’s been more than a few crickets chirping away here for the past while as I’ve been spending less time here and more time with three kids enjoying summer. But next week, I’ll be coming out of my summer hiding for an exciting tour of Canadian design/decor bloggers homes. If you love the chance to peek inside others’ homes (in… Read More
I don’t care a lot about blog ‘stats’ around here; and, it’s certainly not what motivates me to keep blogging. (I’ve written about this before over here.) However, I did notice something today which got me a little excited! Today my blog surpassed a million pageviews since moving over here from Blogger, and changing my blog name to A Pop of Pretty.
That’s like 7 whole digits worth of blog traffic, which is pretty darn cool. So as a thanks to YOU and YOU and YOU for visiting this little corner of the web, I’m going to celebrate this one million pageviews milestone by offering a little gift with no strings attached!
I recently created these two chalkboard-inspired “Good Morning” / “Good Night” prints for our master bedroom makeover.
I haven’t even blogged about them yet, and I didn’t create them with the intention of offering them as free printable art. But today I’m inspired to share! So here you go! As usual, just right click, save and print as you like! (If your printer prints to cardstock or photo paper, that’s what I’d recommend, but any paper will do.) READ MORE
f you regularly follow home decorating or diy blogs like mine, you’d have to have been living under a rock over the past few weeks not to have heard about the Haven Conference in Atlanta. (I’m actually thinking you might be a little tired of hearing about it by now, lol!) Basically, it’s a conference attended by decor and diy enthusiasts (pointing to self with both fingers!), most of whom also have blogs where they share their projects (again, pointing with both fingers)! This was my second year attending Haven, and suffice it to say, the past week was filled with a whole lot of pretty!
But besides the eye candy, I also learned a lot too! So instead of telling you all about the awesome people I met, the amazing sponsors and swag bags, and my fun home decor shopping excusions in Atlanta (oh my!), over my next couple of blog posts, I thought I’d share some of my notes from the home decor and blogging sessions I attended.
I’ve been dragging my heels on Instagram for awhile. I set up an account a long time ago, but never used it. It’s not because I have anything against Instagram, it’s just the opposite. I knew I’d love it. But since I already have a blog, two Facebook pages, a serious Pinterest addiction, and a too-often-ignored-Twitter-account to keep up with, I hesitated about adding yet another social media to the mix.
Recently though, the diy/decor bloggers conference I’m attending in a few weeks (Haven) created a Photo-a-Day Instagram Challenge as a way to get to know other attendees, and you guessed it, I was putty in their hands. I promised myself I’d stop instagramming after the challenge was over, but you know what? That would be like promising myself I’ll never eat mint chocolate ice cream again. It’s just not going to happen. READ MORE