Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Indy girls

Hello all! First of all, I am sending out love and prayers to those in Boston this week. I am at a loss for words regarding what happened – I just don’t understand the evil.

I’m glued to the TV as I prepare for my presentation at the SNAP! Conference in Utah this week – I’m looking forward to meeting some of my west coast blogging friends while I’m there! (I’m only there for a day so I can get home to an event Friday morning – flying all night long Thursday night!)

The conference got me thinking – there are SO many talented bloggers in Utah, it’s crazy. Up till a few years ago I felt like there’s only a handful of bloggers here in Indiana, but now you are coming out of the woodwork and I LOVE it!

Today I decided I would show off a few of the Indiana bloggers I know of – I’m sure I’m missing some. Give props to my fellow Hoosiers, yo.

First up is Laurie at Laurie Jones Home. Her house is just beautiful, I especially loved her recent dining room update

board and batten with dark walls

Isn’t that gorgeous? Looks like a magazine! I love that deep color on the walls.

Chelsea at Two Twenty One is an IU girl (I’m a fan by osmosis – I’m a Ball State grad but my sis, bff and hubby are IU alums) and her recent home office makeover is one of my favorites:

bright ikea office

So darn pretty and bright! Love it!

Of course, I have to include my girl Beckie – we met years ago and have been friends since. She’s a crafty goddess and her new craft room is fantastic:

built ins craft room

All that storage is glorious! Did I mention she built it herself?

Jessie at Imperfectly Polished shares some great projects but I think her foyer is my favorite:

blue board and batten

It’s unusual that you see color on the trim and white walls – it’s exactly what I’m planning for the mud room and I love it!

Prepare yourself for the gorgeous master bath over at Sweet Chaos:

luxury master bathroom

I met Carolyn and her friend Valerie years ago at Home Goods – she tells the story well here. ;) Turns out we go way back and didn’t realize it, and the weirdness keeps happening cause one of her friends is now the Bub’s teacher. We were MEANT to connect, obviously.

I met Kerry at Home Crush Blog a few weeks ago at the vintage mart meet up – it’s SO nice to meet local bloggers and readers! She does an amazing job at accessorizing – check out her beautiful built ins:

decorating a bookcase

She also shares some really yummy recipes here.

Liz from Hoosier Homemade is the queen of beautiful cupcakes:

flowerpot cupcakes

She makes me want to bake, seriously. Look at how adorable they are!

I met Julia at Sunbeam Yellow at the vintage mart too – she’s taking a break from blogging right now but I loved her video makeup reviews. She shares some DIY and crafty goodness too!

I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch of Hoosier bloggers, so if you are one, feel free to share a link in the comments! I apologize if I missed you! I’m off to try to finish up a DIY project before I start packing (at midnight tonight – procrastinate is my middle name.)

32 comments:

  1. So excited to find more Hoosier bloggers! jkrush.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm an Indiana blogger too!! Indy to be exact! I don't have a design blog, but more a lifestyle blog with some DIY projects sprinkled in there! Love your blog!! http://morefrommeg.blogspot.com

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  3. Absolutely in love with that home office makeover!! I want to work there! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  4. Thank you sooooo much for showing off my dining room and showing off all us Indiana girls!!!! My day has been made!! xo L

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  5. What a fun round-up! Sometimes it feels like the blogging world is so small:)

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  6. Oohh love those craft rooms! But that master bath! Wow!!!

    I have a question...I know I saw a blog where the lady got some of the new vintage blue mason jars, and she put pink flowers in them, lined up on her dining table, and there was even a picture of her daughter by the table, and a picture she took from up above (like from their second floor loft or something). I cannot for the LIFE of me find that blog and thought maybe it would ring a bell with someone. I just saw it last week and thought I had clicked over to it form a link on one of the other blogs I frequent (like yours!) I wanted to show someone how pretty the jars and flowers were!

    Thanks!!

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  7. this is so great! I just started blogging along with my etsy shop. I currently live in Florida but I used to live in Indy and my husband and I are planning on moving back next year. It's great to know there is a community of bloggers there! Thank you for sharing this! Jenee from Works of the Wild

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  8. Love hearing about Local Bloggers. Glad you have a community of people to share and encourage. Just started a blog and look forward to having that sense of community as well.
    Blessings...
    Susan Benson @
    SugarBeans.org

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  9. Me me me! (how annoying). I grew up in Noblesville, but now live and blog in Fort Wayne at ::cottage instincts:: and here's a project I did that I'm darn proud of: http://cottageinstincts.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-to-do-with-old-windows.html

    I love knowing there's tons of talent in the Hoosier state. I can think of several other Hoosier bloggers...two 'biggies' are Jen at Cottage Nest and Shannan at Flower Patch Farmgirl.

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  10. I am a Hoosier also! We moved to Salem from Indy a year ago! I live seeing all of the other Hoosiers on here! Thanks for sharing.
    Mysouthernindianahome.wordpress.com

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  11. It must be so exciting to meet up with bloggers you haven't met and some you know. I have to visit some of these links, after all, I'm just "next door"!

    I've met up with bloggers when we've gone on vacations and I'm just starting to meet some in the Chicago area. It's amazing all the things in common that we have. We all seem to be at the same place in our lives and relate like old friends.

    Have fun in Utah and take lots of pics!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Wow these are so inspirational, I love that dining room and who doesn't want to take a hot bath in that gorgeous master bathroom????? Absolute dream that bathroom is, all these home improver's have done amazing jobs on their rooms!

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  13. I love seeing the other blogs from Indy Girls! So much talent out there -- thanks for linking us up, and for including me!

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  14. LoriU...you saw those pretty pictures on hookedonhouses.net! Julia has Indiana ties too!

    I loved this round-up, I had no idea so many Indiana blogs existed! Thanks:)

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  15. Great rooms! I would steal that bathroom if I could. ;)

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  16. Hi! I have been following you along the last several months! I am a NEW Indiana home interior/DIY/knock off blogger. I have been following you along for the last few months but don't think I realized you were here. I am in west Carmel. I love that you put this post together. I would love to connect with other Indiana bloggers!! Off to check out the ones on here thus far! Great idea and thanks for sharing and of course I would be honeored if you stopped by:) Love all your great finds and projects

    Laura Stutzman
    House Envy
    www.younghousenvy.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow! We live super close Laura!! We need to connect!!!

      Ashley
      www.simplydesigning.net

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  17. Wow- who knew there were this many Indy bloggers?!?! I love TDC and can't wait to start reading all of yours too!! I blog at girlwiththepinktoolbelt.blogspot.com- it's a DIY and home decorating blog with humor, sarcasm and a bit of crass thrown in. Feel free to check me out- just make sure you are ready to laugh. I'm going to start on yours now!!

    Kristi- the girl with the pink tool belt :)

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  18. I am an Indiana blogger as well, Kokomo to be exact... in fact I met you and Beckie just a month after we moved here (3 years ago!) Thank you for doing this little shout out... I am so excited to "meet" more local bloggers! Have a wonderful day!

    Peggy-
    Pig Logs and 'tater berries
    piglogsandtaterberries.blogspot.com

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  19. So thrilled to be included! Have a great time at SNAP!
    ~Liz@HoosierHomemade

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  20. I LOVE this post! So much crazy awesome talent from all these Hoosier ladies. Thanks so much for including me. See you at SNAP! And GO HOOSIERS!

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  21. What wall color was that in that dining room
    Threedisneynuts@yahoo.com

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  22. My friend Maren recommended your blog to me. Love what I see so far! I'm in Indy too and I've been blogging for about nine months and I'm already in love with it. www.mylittlehousedesign.com

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  23. Thank you so much for sending your thoughts to Boston -- this is always such a wonderful, joyous day in Massachusetts, and we've always been proud of our Marathon. We are broken-hearted over the poor people and families who were hurt, yet so touched by the caring coming to us from all over the world. Judith Ann

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  24. Any time I see my pageviews going through the roof, it's a safe bet that you're involved :) Thanks for the shout out!

    I think we should plan a get together with all these lovely Indy blogging ladies. I'm off to check out some of these new-to-me blogs right now.

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  25. My friend Hayley is an Indiana blogger: http://www.thetinytwig.com/

    and I'm an Indiana girl (born in Columbus) but we moved away in 7th grade. Womp womp.

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  26. I'm a newbie Indy blogger! www.opaquecanvas.com

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  27. Fellow Indiana blogger here- out of Terre Haute (also IU grad, but I've got some Ball State love too) www.hoosierremodel.com

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  28. Wahoo! I am an Indy Blogger too!!

    Ashley
    Simply Designing
    www.simplydesigning.net

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  29. YAY INDIANA! This totally shows that there's more than corn in Indiana. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful bloggers and come check out Redemption Boutique in Broad Ripple if you haven't already :D

    redemptionstyle.com

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  30. I love Chelsea's room! I struggle with having that finished look to my craft room because of the abundance of craft supplies I have in my space!

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  31. I juggle with so many activities in my home office room. It becomes so difficult to be selective when I have to de-clutter my work zone. For instance, I hang on to every magazine that i have read. I was considering a couple of options to tidy the space and I think this home office makeover gives me some great ideas. Delegating one drawer box for holding related items makes them within reach and labeling each drawer according to its contents completely does away with the confusion.
    Beckie's craft room is also very inspiring. The DIY storage is really nice to show some display. The bright ambience that she has created in this craft room makes it a go-to space.
    http://homedecordiary.blogspot.in/

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THANKS so much for reading!