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So, I had a completely different post planned for today with a really fun and easy project that I love and am excited to share, but it just didn’t feel right to post about it when my mind is so far from home right now. I’m currently on a plane (in air wi-fi is the best) headed to Salt Lake City for the Alt Design Summit which is the yearly blog conference of blog conferences for people like me.


stripes and sparkle


I’m packed up with stripes, sparkle, shoes, handbags (not the ones above, although that would be awesome), and a ton of business cards.  What does this have to do with you? Well, two things…

Firstly, I am nervous as all-get-out.  I don’t feel like I should be posting about homemade bath sachets when I’ve got a lump the size of Texas in my chest.  Why do you ask?  Well, last year when I went, I was so new to this blog and all of you were new to me.  I didn’t have much to lose, but a ton to gain.  This year I still have a ton to gain, but way more to lose.  I wouldn’t want to make a change to House of Earnest that would lose any of you, or wrongly represent what I’ve set out to share, but I also want to shake things up and offer some newness to this place.  OH yeah, and I’m speaking… double yikes.

Secondly, I’m so excited to share with you that I’m meeting with people from Better Homes and Gardens, Sherman Williams,, and Bing to better this blog, explore next steps for how to get my creative ideas out there into the world and overall keep this blog thing energized, organized, and chalk full of newness for you, my dear readers.

So, That is what’s going on inside my head this morning.  I know it’s not necessarily home decor based, but if you guys are up for hearing more behind-the-scenes of life in the blogworld type posts, definitely let me know.

IF you’re still reading and you also really like parties, fashion, and clothes, then follow on Instagram – I’ll be sharing lots of photos of the parties I’m attending all week (tonight it’s dinner with Better Homes and Gardens!), the outfits I’ll be wearing, and the tips, treats, and drinks that will be flying around.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing one of my favorite things about being out west and I suppose the diy project will have to wait until next week!  Have a fab Wednesday out there guys!

Photo Credit 1 – The Coveteur | 2 – Parcelpost | 3 – BergdorfPrincess


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  • Erin! Congrats, girl! So excited for you and your speaking gig at ALT…what a stinking fun time 🙂 Have a blast!

  • I’m thinking of you!! You are going to ROCK it!


  • Wishing you all the best Erin! Very exciting stuff happening for you. Rooting for you all the way this week!

  • Good luck! I like reading for the decor and design ideas, but I’m always happy to hear a bit about you, and how you’re feeling. I’m also an instargam follower – can’t wait to see some pictures over the next few days!

  • Hi Erin!

    I’m a relatively new reader, but from where I’m sitting you have nothing to be nervous about! Such a great opportunity…You have such amazing original ideas and the photos you take of them are lovely! Enjoy reading your blog, can’t wait to see what you do next!

  • Best of luck to you, Erin! Have loads of fun. Looking forward to the recap!

  • erin! you’re going to do so great speaking at alt! i’ve loved watching you grow over the last year and can’t wait to see what happens next. best of luck and have a blast! i’ll be cheering for you from afar.

  • You are going to do an awesome job! Have fun!

  • Given how amazing this blog is I can’t imagine you’ll do anything less than great, Erin! I’ve been a long time reader and fan of your blog, and have gotten so much inspiration from you! Thanks!!

  • Good luck Erin! I have no doubt you will knock em all dead at Alt! I can’t wait to hear about all the fun things you learned and all the new connections you’ve made. I hope to attend the conference some year but until then I will have to live vicariously through your instagram 🙂 Have a blast!

  • Erin- you have nothing to be nervous about because you are incredibly talented! Don’t forget you have so many strengths & you’ve already come this far last year… Imagine how much further you’ll be in just another year! Have a wonderful time & can’t wait to hear all about it when you’re back!

  • Good luck!!!!
    And it’s very interesting to read a behind the scenes post. Thanks 🙂

  • way to go! good luck and congrats on speaking! THat’s awesome!