Our Gathered Cottage » Gathered home and family

If there is one room in our home that I have wanted to redo since we’ve moved in, it would have to be our master bedroom.  Since moving in, I have tackled every room other than our bedroom because I knew upgrading to a king size bed was part of my plan and so we waited, and I saved.  In the last few months we have sold a few big things and paid off some debt so we agreed it was time to focus on finally upgrading the bedroom!pintopinterestpintopinterestpintopinterestpintopinterest

When we got married 3 years ago, we didn’t have enough money to purchase a new mattress but thankfully Curt’s parents gave us a really nice queen mattress.  This one has been just fine but it’s older and goodness we couldn’t wait for an upgrade!  When looking up reviews, memory foam mattresses seem to get the best reviews and I’ve heard they are amazing!  I did my research and found a really great priced king memory foam mattress on Amazon that had amazing reviews, the Olee Sleep 10 inch gel infused memory foam mattress.

Here’s my mattress review –

First of all, when you let it “breathe”, make sure its somewhat near the space you are planning to put it.  Let’s just say trying to bend it up our very narrow staircase into our bedroom required a major cool down and a glass of wine to recover.  We let ours breathe for 36 hours before we slept on it.  Night one I HATED IT.  Oh my goshhhh.  I swear I got like 3 hours of sleep that night.  It was my first time ever sleeping on something other than a traditional mattress and the topper I had ordered for it had not come in the mail yet.  Night two was better and by night three, I was obsessed with it.  Once the mattress topper came in the mail, I have sworn to never sleep on another bed my entire life – it’s THAT comfortable.

Click on my affiliate links below the photos to shop our bedroom –




Mattress Topper




Duvet cover


Throw pillows




Bed Frame

I hope you enjoyed our master bedroom reveal!  Next week, the office reveal is headed your way too!

Thanks for reading!


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  • Stacy

    Amy! I LOVVVVE it!!! You killed it as always! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Kara

    Looks amazing Amy!!!! And now I want to update our master!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi

    Your bedroom looks dreamy! I appreciated your review of the mattress. I haven’t talked to anyone yet who likes their memory foam mattress. Maybe they need the topper. We are looking to get a new one soon, now we have something to consider.ReplyCancel

I don’t know about you guys but Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays!  I looked forward to it every year as a child, picking out what I wanted to be, and getting together with my friends to go trick or treating.  Last year was our first Halloween being parents and goodness, it lived up to all the hype.  We were the little red riding hood gang, here’s a photo from last year!  I can’t wait for this year to dress up our family of five!  pintopinterest

Last night I was running errands and saw the cutest Halloween decor on Michaels andddddd it happened to be on sale – I couldn’t even help it.  Before I knew it, all things spooky were going in my shopping cart.  A lot of this decor was from my original fall mantle so this makeover was around $30!  I hope you love my spooky mantle and it inspires you to spook up your own house for next week! pintopinterestpintopinterestpintopinterestIf you are ready to get your home looking spooky make sure to check out Michaels and Target!  They both have Halloween coupons this week and it’s how I was able to create this look so budget friendly!


Skeleton sign – Michaels $11

Mr. Bones – Target $10 after coupon

Cob Webs – Target $1

Witch’s Broom – Michaels $2

Black Trees – Target $5 a piece

Bats – DIY

Haunted hand – Michaels $4

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pintopinterestWooden bead chandeliers are SO GORGEOUS but goodness, they can be pricey!  I had seen a few DIY wooden bead chandeliers on Pinterest, but I couldn’t find a specific tutorial so most of this project was trial and error.  Gold chandeliers like the one I used are actually pretty common to thrift or buy second hand.  Thankfully all of our hard work paid off and it turned out amazing!  My budget was $70 for the chandelier makeover and I actually ended up under budget!  Some of the supplies were leftover from other projects.

pintopinterestHere are the supplies I used:

(Almost everything here is linked as well)

Thrifted chandelier

Rust-oleum chalk paint in aged gray 

Valspar antiquing wax 

Folk Art Pickling Wash in Champignon

Assorted wooden beads

Fishing line


Painters tape

pintopinterestTo begin, I removed the light bulbs and candle tubes from the chandelier.  I taped off the openings for the bulbs then sprayed the entire chandelier with 2 coats of the Rust-oleum chalk paint.  I really wanted some dimension on the chandelier and to make it look authentically antique, so I covered it with a thin coat of Valspar antiquing wax.  It’s important to make sure this is 100% dry before you continue to avoid a huge mess.  Once the wax was dry, I added an extra thick coat on the arms of the chandelier but kept the candle cups with only one light coat.  I let the second coat dry overnight to make sure it was completely finished.

pintopinterestThe beads I found from Kirklands on clearance and Amazon.  I loved the raw wood, but I wanted this to look antiqued so I added some dimension with the pickling wash that I picked it up at my local Michaels for a few dollars.  This was a super easy process.  I placed the pickling wash in a bowl and dropped the wooden beads in.  I moved them around in the wash until they were almost covered, then set them on a paper plate to dry; this took about 10 minutes.

pintopinterestThe last portion was actually the most tricky.  If I ever do another chandelier I would probably use a thicker and stronger fishing line.  My advice is to use monofilament fishing line (6lb test) and can be found here.  I did four strands that I attached from the top canopy to the candle cups.  I wrapped a few knots of the clear fishing wire around it to attach it. Another great option would be to drill holes in the cup holders and attach it there.  Curt didn’t have a drill bit that small but just tying it to the cup holders worked for us.

pintopinterestThe final touch I added were some wood hanging beads as well – these were a bit tedious, thankfully I only needed 6.   I took small pieces of thin twine and made a small knot then attached them to fishing line.  Once these were assembled, I tied them onto every other chandelier arm so it didn’t look too uniformed.

pintopinterestpintopinterestI absolutely love how this project turned out!  If you love this and decide to tackle it, please tag me @ourgatheredcottage

Thank you for reading today’s blog post!

XO, Amy

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  • Kelly

    I found a gold chandelier at 2nd Chance, a thrift store in Baltimore. Ive had this sitting in my garage for about 3 months now because i cant seem to decide what to do with it. Also, tackling a chandelier seems so daunting. I watched your story on IG when you did this project. Loved how it turned out!!ReplyCancel

  • Curt

    This project was one of your best! Love it hun!ReplyCancel

Since starting my Instagram, the number one question I get is about thrifting.  If you aren’t used to thrifting, walking into a store full of second hand items can seem daunting.  Living near good thrift stores can definitely help your odds of finding good things, but even that little thrift store that may seem like it doesn’t have anything to offer will eventually surprise you.

(Me with my sweet friend and thrift store partner, Becky.  We go thrifting together about once a week!)pintopinterest

Monday I went to the closest Goodwill to my house.  I found several really great items along with some overpriced things as well.  Thrift stores can definitely be hit or miss that’s why it’s important to not give up on thrifting if you don’t succeed right away.

Here are a few helpful tips when going to a thrift store!

  1. Make a list of what you are looking for.  For new thrifters, this is a good piece of advice to not get overwhelmed.  Once you get the hang of things, you can veer away from a list and explore the store.
  2. Bring a measuring tape.  I recommend a mini one or even a sewing tape that you can roll up and stash in your purse.
  3. Check out the housewares section first, then come back again before you leave.
  4. Look at pieces slowly and try to think outside the box.
  5. I always make two laps around the store.  A lot of times that second trip will allow me to look at an item a different way and I find a lot of my really cool finds on my second trip.
  6. Check out the book section!!
  7. Don’t buy random stuff, think of exactly where you could use it!
  8. Before you check out, go through your cart and look at each item to make sure you are 100% sure you need it.
  9. Find out if they have sale days or online coupons.
  10. Ask what days/times they put out new things.


A few things to keep in mind while thrifting –

  1.  Cost of living in that area.  If you go to a more expensive part of town and shop that thrift store, chances are your selection will be way better but the cost will be higher.  If I am looking for specific pieces, often I will go to these thrift stores, but for my everyday shopping I tend to go to middle class areas because their price point is typically more reasonable.
  2. Don’t let one unsuccessful experience, scare you away.  One of my absolute favorite thrift stores now is one that I absolutely hated the first time I walked in.  I was too overwhelmed by how large it was and what I thought was disorganization.  I kept going back and once I got a feel of the store, I ended up falling in love with it!  It’s where I have found some of my most favorite thrifted items!

Here is an item I loved but it was overpriced, so it stayed on the shelf!  pintopinterest

These are the things I SCORED ONNNNNN!  In all my years of thrifting I have never seen a mint condition crock like I found!  I paid $25 for it and it’s currently holding a pretty little olive tree in my dining room.  pintopinterestUnique basket $4pintopinterestI loved these mason jars because of their shape, they will make perfect vases for any season. $1 eachpintopinterestI also found a few other great finds for a great price that I passed on because I didn’t have space for them!  pintopinterestpintopinterestOnce you bring home your awesome finds, here are a few tricks that I have found useful to get them ready for your home!

  1. Removing permanent marker – Depending on the surface I typically use vinegar, nail polish remover, or a magic eraser.
  2. Removing a price label – Most of the time letting it soak in soapy water for a few minutes will do the trick.  If that does not work, try an equal mix of olive oil and baking soda.
  3. For shoes and purses – a 10 minute trip through the dryer will get rid of any bacteria.
  4. Clothes and Fabrics – Wash and dry of course 🙂
  5. Faux greenery – anti bacterial wipes
  6. Furniture – I personally use Thieves cleaner from Young Living, but furniture wipes will work too!

I hope you enjoyed these thrifting tips!  If you use any of these tips next time you wander into your local thrift store tag me @ourgatheredcottage so I can feature you on my page!

XO, Amy

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  • Erin

    GREAT post, Amy!
    I *love what you said about not giving up after the first unsuccessful trip. I canNOT even tell you how many people have told me they “never” find anything good at the thrift. Like, how can that even be?!?!?!?
    Yes, it takes a bit of digging and definitely some waiting time sometimes, but it’s so, SO worth it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Desirae

    Loved this! I am obsessed with thrifting (thanks to you, Amy 😂💕) I have also read blog posts on thrifting & I either already do what they say or it just doesn’t seem to work for me but these are amazing tips! Cannot wait to try them out! Especially the measuring tape idea! 🙌🏼ReplyCancel

  • Misty @heartinthehillcountry

    Loved this post Amy!

    Thrifting isn’t something I’ve really ever been a big fan of (mostly because I’m a freak and have a problem with weird smells), but I feel like I’m finally starting to get the hang of it. I’ve recently found a few new stores and some great prices for great prices. I’m about to the top of the ‘overcoming my fear of thrift stores’ rollercoaster…I’m getting ready to enjoy the ride down!

    Keep up the great work!

  • Jamie

    I love Thieves cleaner! Great tips. I get overwhelmed thinking about thrifting. Maybe one day.ReplyCancel

  • Misty

    My thrifting heart loves this post! Such a great share!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Jacob

    Hi!! I was wondering if I send you a pick of a table and chairs set, if I could get your opinion on how to refinish them??? Thanks! 😁ReplyCancel

Ahhhh, is this real life?  I can’t believe Our Gathered Cottage is a reality, not just an Instagram username!  A year and a half ago my husband Curt and I purchased our first home, a darling 1953 cape cod in Baltimore, Maryland.  Since moving in we have not stopped fixing up our home in hopes to have it somewhat ready when we started the process to adopt.

Here’s a few photos from the day we moved in our home –

pintopinterestpintopinterestA little over 6 months ago I finally took the plunge and started an Instagram account for our home, Our Nottingham Cottage.  Within just a few weeks I started to meet the most wonderful people in the decor world that welcomed me with open arms.  I had no idea what this adventure would bring, but here I am writing my first blog post ready to hit the ground running!pintopinterestShortly after we moved in our home we were matched with the cutest blonde hair, blue eyed little boy we would soon name Henry.  That was just the start of an incredible journey.  Since last June we have adopted Henry, taken in 2 long term placements, and 4 emergency weekend placements.  13 months ago we picked up a tiny 3 day old baby girl from the hospital, she goes by “sissy” in our home thanks to the boys.  In March we got a call for a 3 year old boy that was in desperate need of a place to sleep, even if it was for one night.  We couldn’t imagine going from 2 to 3 so quickly but we said yes and goodness we are glad we did!  We call him Finn and he is Henry’s best friend and such a light in our home.  For the past 6 months being parents to 3 children has been so busy but it made this crazy dream of ours come true.  In between the late night feedings, speech therapy, and weekly foster care visits; we kept on working on our home.

Here are a few photos of what our home looks like now –pintopinterestpintopinterestpintopinterestpintopinterestpintopinterestpintopinterestUntil yesterday, you would have been reading this blog from Our Nottingham Cottage, so let me explain why I’ve changed my name and rebranded.  One day Curt and I plan to move closer to family and as much as I love our Nottingham home, that cute name won’t apply (especially if we build our dream home).  With that, I had a vision for this blog to include our foster and adoption journey – it’s the very reason we bought this home.  If you follow me on Instagram you know I toyed around with a few names until landing on this one.  I am a thrifter at heart, and with that am constantly gathering new and old things for our home and I truly feel like we have gathered our children through foster care and adoption.  Our Gathered Cottage is a perfect description of our home no matter where it is.  Thank you for visiting my blog today and I can’t wait to see where this goes!

P.S. If you want to receive my monthly newsletter, click HERE!

Until next time,


*If you are entering the Amazon farmhouse giveaway please leave a comment below as your entry!  The drawing will take place Thursday morning and will be announced on Instagram @ourgatheredcottage

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  • Missy Wiseman

    Congratulations Amy! Your site is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Very Sleepy Girl

    Congratulations, Amy!! So excited for you!!ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE the name you chose! It’s been so fun to watch your journey – congrats on the blog launch!ReplyCancel

  • April Medina

    Congrats on the blog launch! ♥️❤️💖ReplyCancel

  • Jade

    Love ❤️ your style!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia smith

    Love seeing your posts Amy!ReplyCancel

  • Amie Morrison

    Beautiful house + beautiful family! Excited to watch as you guys change and grow. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Amie Morrison

    Beautiful house + beautiful family! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Laura | bluehousewhiteporch

    Congratulations!!! So excited for you and to follow along!!im rooting for you!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi Garcia

    Amy, I know that so many will be inspired and blessed by your new blog! Congratulations on making your dream a reality!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Miller

    Amy I am so proud to call you my friend and I am so proud of you!!! This blog is beautiful! Love the name! It represents you well! Congratulations on all your success! This is truly your gift and I can’t wait to see how the Lord uses this! Love ya!ReplyCancel

  • So excited for this blog!! It’s absolutely gorgeous, Amy!! 💙💙ReplyCancel

  • Haley

    SO excited about this journey for you, and your new blog!! It’s so beautiful, and you are simply a beautiful person!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    What a perfect first post! You nailed it Amy!!! It looks great and I’m thrilled to follow along on your amazing journey!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Siggers

    Congratulations!! So excited for your new blog!! Love following you and your sweet family❤️ReplyCancel

  • Stacy

    You did it!!! YAY!!! So excited for you!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Tierra

    Love the new name & blog! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Bilowus

    Congrats on the launch of this blog! Been following you on a Instagram for a couple months and I love every bit of it. So inspiring and real! Keep it up because I can’t get enough.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey

    Congrats on your launch!! Your new name is perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Karla

    Love the name!! Looking forward to following along with your blog. ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Michelle M

    Looks beautiful! Way to create your dream! Always inspired & blessed by your posts.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Gibson

    Congratulations on your blog 🖤 Love following your journey!!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy

    Congratulations Amy, love the new name. I am so excited for you on this new journey.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly duhaney

    Been waiting forever for this to come out! Been watching the clock since 7 this morningReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Moore

    Such refreshment for the eyes and soul this is. With so much ugliness and self-centeredness around us today, seeing your lovely home, darling kiddos and your servants heart is inspiring. May we all strive to “gather” together…ReplyCancel

  • Tammy

    I just randomly found you yesterday and I am so glad I did! Thanks for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • amyyyyyyyyyyyy! your blog is gorgeous!
    congrats! you’ve worked hard and it shows!

  • Amy

    What a perfect choice for your new name! I love it and think your family is absolutely perfect! Also, your porch is my inspiration for our old ranch house eventually!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Serrano

    Congratulations!! So happy for you! That is exciting!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    Love your new name and the blog is gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    amyyyyyyyyyyy! your blog looks gorgeous!
    congrats! you’ve worked hard and it shows!

  • Kim

    So happy for you, Amy! Love the new name and the meaning behind it. It’s perfect for you!ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    Congrats! You’re one of my favorites on Instagram Stories. Can’t wait to follow along on your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Megan de Wit

    So excited for you girl! The site is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla

    Love your feed and following along with your adoption! This is going to be such a great season and journey! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Alisha Sparks

    Congrats on your new journey! I love the new name!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney

    Amy! My gosh 😍😍😍 as always it’s amazing you’re so talented and I’m so proud of you for following your dreams. You’re an inspiration. Good luck with everything! You go girl. 🙌🏻ReplyCancel

  • Nancy vega

    I love your style! Cant wait to see more. Congratulations on your new blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful home! Looking forward to reading your blog 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Congratulations!! How exciting and can’t wait to see more!!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    I love this! Congratulations for starting your blog. I can’t wait to read more!ReplyCancel

  • Abby Burken

    The transformation in your house is quite impressive! It’s so perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Szymeczek

    Congratulations! So excited to follow you on this new journey! I’ve loved watching you and your family the past few months. You quickly became my favorite instagrammer! We’re waiting to start our foster care adventure, and it’s so inspiring to see someone so real! ❤ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Chan

    You have an amazing job on your home!! It is incredible! I absolutely love your story on how your family became a family, it takes two strong individuals to do adoption. Congratulations!! Your family is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Celine

    Absolutely obsessed 😍 Fantastic job hun!! I’m already inspired!!ReplyCancel

  • Curt

    I can’t believe I get to be on this journey with you hun! I’ve had a front row seat with a hammer in one hand and kid in the other haha. You are so talented and one of your best traits is your vision to see things not how they are, but what they can be. I can’t wait to see how far you go with this and to help out with all the projects. Cheers to the start of another chapter in this journey!ReplyCancel

    • Gosh, I love you. Thank you for always pushing me to follow my dreams and believing in me!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Plebuch

    So so excited!!! Congratulations!!
    Love everything you do!!ReplyCancel

  • Klarissa Vigil

    Congratulations on your new blog baby. Design and house transformation are remarkable! Here’s to many more fun adventures in your Nottingham cottage, I’m truthfully gonna miss that name!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Coats

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see more! Love the new name!ReplyCancel

  • Becky m

    So excited for your new blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • Aurora Mireles

    Congratulations on the launch of your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah

    Girl, I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to read all the blitz posts to comeReplyCancel

  • Caitlyn

    I just recently started following you, so I never saw the photos of your home before all the work you put into it. What an incredible transformation – you are so very talented. I used a lot of your photos for inspiration for my new apartment. Aside from your talent, you have such compassion which the world could surely use more of. You have a really inspiring story – wish you all the best!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Beautiful! I’m excited to watch your journey with those precious children❤️ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    Congrats on your Blog!!! Love following you and learning your thrifting ways ❤️ Looking forward to reading future blog posts!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Stamatis

    Amy, I love your attention to detail and your choice in accent colors! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kirah Terlip

    Oh my goodness!! Congratulations Amy! I LOVE the new name and this beautiful little space you’ve created. I’m excited to follow your journey!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    Congratulations! This is so exciting, and I love your new name 😊ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Hogge

    The new look is gorgeous! Congrats 💗ReplyCancel

  • Julia Parton

    So excited for this blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Thomley

    Congratulations! Your home is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kayce May

    Amy, it’s perfect! I love the new name!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Rager

    Congrats! Love the name change!ReplyCancel

  • Sophia McLaughlin

    Congrats on the blog launch! Your home is lovely! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Emily Jacob

    I am so excited about your blog! It’s stunning. As a fellow thrifter and someone who aspires to create a warm and beautiful home for me and my family, I am inspired by all that you do. Thank you! Can’t wait to see what you create here…ReplyCancel

  • So happy for your blog launch day! Yay! Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Jalysia

    Congratulations! I’m excited to continue following your home and family as it changes and grows through the seasons! Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Freiss

    Great job!!!
    Love your stories!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    Congratulations on achieving so many of your dreams in a short time! I look forward to reading more.ReplyCancel

  • Abby Scalia

    Can’t wait to see your posts!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawna Schraa

    This looks amazing and the name….ahhhhhh it’s perffect! Congrats of your launch day! Best wishes and you so got this girl! 🎉ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa

    Amazing!!! 💕ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    Congratulations Amy!!! I am so happy for you and I love the name!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    Congrats!! How exciting:)ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations on your blog launch Amy! I am a newish follower over on IG. Love the new name!ReplyCancel

  • Josette

    I love the meaning behind your new name. How your home has already been transformed is amazing. I look forward to continuing to be inspired!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations on your blog launch Amy! I am a newish follower over on IG and am excited to now follow your blog. Loving the new name!ReplyCancel

  • Erica

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to follow along!ReplyCancel

  • Catie Gillespie

    Congrats on the blog! It’s fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Girl, I don’t know how I missed that you’re an adoptive family!!! I was in love with your account already and now my heart is about to explode!! What a blessing you and your husband are!! May this journey you are embarking on be filled with joy and may the cloudy days allow you to appreciate the sun that much more!! Congrats Hun!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janna

    Love the site and the new name! Congrats!!! 😊ReplyCancel

  • Sami

    Congrats Amy! Can’t wait to read more.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Your blog looks great! It’s so “Amy”!! ☺️ Nice job!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Love your style!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Warren

    Amy, you are a beautiful and inspiring person with a home that reflects you perfectly! Thank you for letting us follow along!ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    I love your style and items you’ve chosen for the giveaway! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

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  • Angela

    I love your style and the items you’ve chosen for the giveaway! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

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  • Tabitha

    SOOOO excited for this blog! What a beautiful home you have made for your family. Those kiddos are very lucky to have you and your husband in their lives!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna

    Congratulations on your new blog! You have a lovely home!ReplyCancel

  • Tabitha

    SOOO excited for you!!! What a beautiful home you have made for your family! Those kiddos are lucky to have you and your husband in their lives! I can’t wait to see more of your home and projects!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    So excited for you sweetheart! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    The new name is perfect! I always enjoy your posts and stories on Insta and FB and look forward to reading the blog.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    Congratulations on the blog, so excited for you Amy!! Everything looks fantastic!!💗💗ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Andrews

    I started following your story on Instagram a couple of months ago and am constantly inspired by your decor and family posts and am stoked you now have a blog, it looks great! Congratulations on this new journey!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Frey

    Congrats on the beginning of this new journey! Love the name and the meaning behind it!ReplyCancel

  • Raquel

    Congrats !ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Found you on IG! Love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley

    Congratulations! You are one of my favorite instagrammers and now I’m excited you get to be one of my favorite bloggers as well!! ❤️ You’re site is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor

    Big congrats Amy!! So proud and happy for you to have followed your passion, not only in the blogging world but also in fostering/adoption. It’s been a beautiful journey watching your sweet family grow and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you and your loved ones next!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Terrebonne

    I was so excited for the blog launch this morning! I opened it on my phone and was like Noooo I’ve got to see this full screen on my computer! It’s amazing! Congratulations…..can’t wait to read all your posts!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    So happy for you. What an amazing journey so far. Love following you and can’t wait to see what is next on your journeyReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    Beautiful! Look forward to following.ReplyCancel

  • mykayla

    OMG I am so excited for you and your new journey! I have loved watching your stories for months now and even though we have only messaged a couple of times, I feel a friendly connection to you and your family. I am so excited to read your blog posts and continue watching your journey. 💕ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    Congratulations on your blog, it’s amazing! You have a beautiful home and family.ReplyCancel

  • Mykayla

    OMG congratulations sweetie! I am so excited for you! I have been watching your stories for quite some time now and I can’t wait to read more about you and your sweet family. Even though we have only messaged here and there, I feel this friendly connection with you and your family and I just love seeing that you are taking this exciting step! 💕ReplyCancel

  • Fallons.homestead

    Congrats!! What a great new ventureReplyCancel

  • Brandi

    Love your changes!!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy

    You’re inspirational, congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Erica G.

    I so enjoy following you on Instagram, excited for you as you launch this new project! I know it will be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Jensen

    Yay!! Congratulations!! Your blog looks great!! 😁👍👏ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Golds

    Beautiful home and blog! Congrats on reaching 5K on IG!!ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie

    I LOVE your new blog!! I’m already in love with your Instagram account…I’m looking forward to following along here as well. 🖤ReplyCancel

  • Jenifer

    Congrats on your blog launch! 🎉 I love your feed & I am excited to keep up with your blog. 😊ReplyCancel

  • Charity

    Love love love watching alll your DIY videos !!ReplyCancel

  • Desirae

    Congratulations, Amy! I LOVE the new name! 💕💕ReplyCancel

  • April Sweet

    I LOVE the name! And your home is beautiful! Love following you and getting inspired by you! Congrats on the new blog! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Rizzo

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sara

    The blog looks fantastic! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica verry

    Congratulations. I love everything you do and love getting new ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Morgan Miller

    Congratulations Amy! I’m so happy I was able to meet you and curt through the Eddy’s. It has been so awesome getting to follow your life journey’s, through all your ups and downs with your beautiful family, and most of all your gift and talent in decor and DIY! I love it! Thank you for being a inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Aguiar

    Best of luck on your new journey! Website looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Luko

    Amy, I am so happy for you and the journey you’ve been on is incredible! You are such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Baker

    Amy!! This is so exciting!! Your logo is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Callan

    So excited for you and so glad I found your feed on Instagram a few months ago!ReplyCancel

  • Pam

    What an awesome first post!!! I can’t wait for the next one!! Such a beautifully done blog!ReplyCancel

  • Lee

    Congratulations on your new blog! Happy for you.ReplyCancel

  • Pam

    What an awesome first post!!! Your blog is just lovely! I can’t wait to read your next post & follow along with your journey!ReplyCancel

  • Laysa Feagan

    Congratulations on your new blog!! It looks so good.ReplyCancel

  • Congrats Amy!! What a beautiful blog and home–I can’t wait to see more posts!ReplyCancel

  • Amber B

    Wow I love your story! People who adopt (or are able to) are very special people with amazing hearts! Also your home looks fantastiv in that short amount of time!ReplyCancel

  • Esther Gallarday

    AMY! You are amazing. I love following your page.
    Can’t wait to see what content you’ll be posting in the future. Hugs

  • Jamie

    Congratulations! Your home is so pretty! I love looking at your Instagram for inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Lockler

    I am so happy for you. Such a beautiful person and beautiful family. I love hearing about all your adventures and learning from you.ReplyCancel

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  • Tori Christian

    This is just so exciting Amy! If I could choose one instagram account that I follow that is the closest to my heart, it would be yours hands down! I love that you share your faith, your amazing decor taste, thrifting finds and your foster/adoption journey, as that is something we are hoping for in our future, God-willing. Thank you for doing what you do! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Karina

    Congratulations on your launch! Excited for what this will become.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Sisson

    I’m so happy for this fresh start in your life! I love following your adoption stories! I hope someday you will right a book about it!ReplyCancel

  • Kassie

    Yay!!! I’m so excited to watch this grow with you!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Walker

    Wow!!!!! I’m loving your blog, you inspire in such a sweet way!!!! Super thankful to have found you through my friend Erin 💕🤗ReplyCancel

  • Adi Stamatis

    Yay! Amy, your blog looks great and I am already looking forward to more posts. 🙂 Congratulations!!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne

    Congratulations! Have been waiting for you to launch your blog for quite a while now. Loving your work💕ReplyCancel

  • Jade

    Congratulations on your new blog! It’s gorgeous. I’m so looking forward to seeing more from you on here!ReplyCancel

  • India Aust

    AMY! I stumbled upon your insta one day and man and I’m so glad. I haven’t followed you for more than two months but oh my goodness I have enjoyed it so much. Everyday after work I come home and watch your instastories. My heart hurts with you on weekends that you don’t have all your babies under one roof and I rejoice with you in your victories, no matter how small (like finally deciding on what to paint the bench. GREAT CHOICE with the green by the way. LOVE IT) you inspire me everyday and I can only hope to be as genuinely joyful as you daily. Thank you for showing love to the “least of these” as the Bible puts it. You’ve reignited the desire in my heart to foster/adopt when my husband and I are ready for kids. You, my friend, are one amazing woman. Never change! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jade

    Congratulations! Your blog is gorgeous. I’m so excited to see what you have planned for this page!ReplyCancel

  • Denise

    Great first blog ! I love your new name ! It’s a perfect fit ! Denise from @beebarnquilts ❤️🐝ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Eells

    What a beautiful home to share with these lucky little babes!! I have tears in my eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Harder

    Love it girl! Congrats!


  • Hey girl I am so proud of you! This is such a beautiful site. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Congratulations! I first saw your photo featured on Grove collaborative page. Your home and family are beautiful and I’m looking forward to seeing more!ReplyCancel

  • Sara

    I love the name you chose! I love following your journey on Instagram and all of the cute pictures of the munchkins! Congrats on this next step!:)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Hockett

    Congratulations Amy!!! The blog looks amazing! Love the new name, suits you all perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Pearson

    Congrats! Everything looks so cuteReplyCancel

  • Chelsea

    Congratulations Amy!!! Wishing you tons of success on your new blog! I’m excited to follow along with you on your journey. Also, I love the new name!

  • Cortney Cooney

    Your website and blog is beautiful! So excited for you and love the meaning behind your new name ❤ReplyCancel

  • Janeth

    Congratulations! It is perfect, and so is the new name. Best wishes!❤️ReplyCancel

  • Tami Haney

    I have loved getting to know your beautiful family and following your gorgeous feed on IG! This maiden voyage blog is awesome…looking forward to more!ReplyCancel

  • Janine

    So excited for you and this new phase of your journey!!! Love your blog name and the meaning behind it! So glad I started following several months ago!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Congrats girl! This is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey P.

    I’ve loved following you on IG, you’re my favorite story feed! So excited for your new blog😊ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Jones

    What a blessing for you! You and your hubby have such a huge heart. Congrats on your launch!!ReplyCancel

  • Autumn

    Yay! So excited to follow your family & this new journey!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon P

    Congrats Amy so proud and so excited for your journeyReplyCancel

  • Shannon P

    So excited for your journeyReplyCancel

  • Janell W

    What a great start to your new blog! So happy and proud of you going out there and reaching for your dreams! I look forward to the next one!!ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    So happy for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • andie

    Hi Amy! Congrats on your blog!!! How exciting! I’ve been following you on insta for a little while now (I love me some good thrift finds too) and I have to tell you how excited I am for you on your new adventure. You seem like such a genuine person with a kind, warm heart and it shows 🙂 best of luck always!ReplyCancel

  • Kay

    Hey Amy!! I’m super happy for you and how your IG presence is growing. I’m looking forward to reading your blog!! Congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Tibbs

    Don’t mind me while I drool and die over your before and afters! 😍 Loved being nearby to each your incredible journey…and it’s only the beginning. 💗🏡ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea

    Love this! So proud of you! 💗ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Zuspan

    It’s just perfect!!! I love every picture and every word!! Thank you for sharing your story and snippets of your life with us. Already can’t wait for the next one!ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    Congrats Amy! I’m so excited for you and your sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    Such a lovely home!!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Lowery

    Yay!!! I have been looking forward to this blog! So excited for you as you start this next chapter! 😊❤️ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    Congratulations on the launch of your blog! Love your family and your home and I wish you the best in this journey!❤️ReplyCancel

  • Misty

    Wow! What a beautiful story and a lovely home!!!! Congratulations on your new blog girl!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on the new blog, Amy! It looks beautiful 💓ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Johnson

    What a gorgeous style!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Congrats on the new blog. Can’t wait to see all your great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Wilson

    Your story is beautiful. Can’t wait to follow it more❤️ReplyCancel

  • Hey there Amy!! I love the name change. It fits and feels perfect for you all. I love your all’s home. It is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    Congratulations on the new blog! Also the new name! Cant wait to see what’s next 😍ReplyCancel

  • Maggie

    I love following along with your foster care journey! You and your husband seem like the sweetest, most genuine people. Congratulations on your blog! I can’t wait to keep reading. You give me so much inspiration for my home😊ReplyCancel

  • Cheyenne

    So excited for you! I have loved following your sweet family’s journey on instagram and can’t wait to read what you have planned on the blog!ReplyCancel

  • Denise

    Love seeing your ideas and your happy face!ReplyCancel

  • Robin B

    Would love to see a detailed post on you bathroom makeover. Thanks. Goood luckReplyCancel

  • Luann

    I LOVE your master bedroom! Youre such a talented decorator! I’m so proud of you!! ❤️❤️❤️ReplyCancel