Starting Fresh

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What to write in the first blog post……. always a tough one.

Let’s start with why I’m here. This blog is a fresh start for me – you see, it’s not my first blog.  I started CupHalfFull several years ago on a whim, initially using it as somewhat of an online diary <<kids, don’t do this!!!>>

I naively thought, surely, no one will ever read this, as I set it up on Blogger (Google’s blogging platform). I also spent about two seconds coming up with a name for it.

The first time someone commented on a post, I was shocked. How did they find me?  And why are they reading my secret blog?? It was like that moment in Sex and the City where Carrie gets email…. Can they see me?!

Lesson learned… blogs are NOT private.

I immediately combed through all my entries, deleting everything that was remotely mortifying (which was a lot), and I was left with a handful of posts that all revolved around one thing… my obsession with trying to decorate the new apartment that me and my then-boyfriend, now-husband had just moved into. What I never expected when I started CupHalfFull, was to stumble upon one of my true passions in life.

Design. Decor. DIY. Making things pretty (which in hindsight is kind of a great name for a blog… Making Things Pretty.  Damn it.)

So why a new blog, and why now?

I started toying with the idea of starting a new blog after I saw how hard it was going to be for me to just move CupHalfFull from Blogger to WordPress. And the more I thought about it, the more I realize that switching platforms would give me the opportunity to do it right this time.  To put some thought into the name.  To get the look and feel right.

Also, the timing is right.  Up until this point, we’ve been living in apartments.  We hope <fingers crossed>, to own a home. Soon. Which, when it comes to interior design, is a total game changer.

Ultimately, I want to dedicate Simply Styled to my passion for styling a space. I believe that making a space functional and beautiful is fun, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

So welcome!  I’m so excited for everything that comes with a fresh start!


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