Welcome to My New Blog

Welcome to my new blog.


MN living nitch vignette

A few of you may remember my old blog, Market Nine Home. Unfortunately it vanished into cyberspace. After several attempts to retrieve it I decided to take a break from blogging and focus more on my design business as well as make improvements to my health and fitness. Blogging was a lot of fun for me and a little frustrating at the same time. Being a tech novice (big understatement!), it seemed that I was constantly having technical issues either with my camera or my computer.  I still do but hey, that’s just life!

A lot has changed around here. I have lightened and brightened some of the areas of my house, helped others transform their homes and improved my fitness level significantly. Professionally, I became a certified Home Stager and Redesigner and most recently got my real estate license and desigation as a Home Marketing Specialist.  In addition, I have had the pleasure of traveling to some beautiful destinations with my husband and even more importantly watched my daughter develop into a compassionate young lady and an amazing competitive cheerleader. And last but not least, I became a grandmother to the most amazing granddaughter on the planet!

My plan for this blog is to share home improvement tips, interior decorating ideas and even some of my fitness adventures along the way.

Most of my own home improvement projects are in progress. I can’t say that I have one complete at this point. So I will just jump in and show some bits and pieces of my new projects. The current focus is on one large area in my home, the kitchen, breakfast room and family living space. I have spent the last two weeks reacquainting myself with my camera and learning to use it in manual mode. Above is a shot of a vignette in my family room that I have been playing around with. The lighting is much improved from the first picture but I cant seem to get the picture straightened out. So frustrating!

Anyway, I look forward to getting back into the world of blogging and catching up with old friends.

Have a great week!



6 thoughts on “Welcome to My New Blog

  1. Hi Kristie, welcome back! I love the look of your new blog. I have been very sporadic in my blogging the last couple of years really. Life kind of took me in a few new directions but I’m still hanging on to my blog. I am considering moving over to wordpress from blogger. Yours here looks great! I am looking forward to your future posts!

    • Hi Lisa, Thanks for the warm welcome back. I have enjoyed WordPress. I like its flexibility and all the options that it offers. Although, I am not really tech savvy enough to make the most of it. Ha ha!

  2. Welcome back, look forward to seeing what you do in future. How did you become a professional stager? Did you go to a certain school or take courses online? That’s something I’ve always wanted to do but never pursued but do enjoy rearranging, re-doing in my own home.
    You have certainly made good use of time you’ve been away from us, CONGRATS, takes determination and focus to do what all you have done.
    Glad to have you back. Stay safe and happy week

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