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Happy Friday, Friends!  I was MIA yesterday and a little late on the draw today, but for good reason!  I'm currently in Salt Lake

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Welcome to the new Earnest Home co! I am so excited that you’re back here today and I can introduce you to the new site, but first, a sappy moment.  Although I am crazy excited about all of the newness going on around here, I’m mostly just excited to be back to blogging, to get back into a rhythm and an interaction with you guys.  Although the break I took over the Christmas holiday was longer, this break was… hard.  



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I’ve been holding out on you all for so long, and now is finally the time to divulge all the details! I already dropped a total bomb on this post that House of Earnest and Grandiflora are both going away.  That freaked some people out and, to be quite honest, freaked me out too!

House of Earnest is where I got my start in the blogging world.  It was my first step into this wild wild ride and I will forever have a soft spot in my heart for it.  As I said, however, running two websites, two social media accounts, to email accounts, two or everything got very very consuming.  Originally, I wanted to keep the brands separate to give Grandiflora it’s own personality and room to grow, but the double work and the inability to really market myself under one brand was so hard.  It’s for that reason, I am so happy to announce that both brands will be merging under one namesake:  Earnest Home co. and all of my work will be in one place.

That’s not so scary is it?!  Here is what you can expect:

kale stew

During the winter months, I eat soup almost every single day for lunch and a fair amount of dinners as well.  Soup is such a wonderful way to get loads of veggies into a meal and it doesn’t hurt than the ‘one pot’ aspect of it is pretty appealing as well.  The last thing I want to do on a cold winter night is do a ton of dishes (dry hands!)

This soup came about totally by accident.

hand lettering

Most of you all know that I love hand writing.  I hand letter lots of my projects, but today’s tutorial is a first for me because I’m taking it digital!  I have never shared any tutorials or projects that are geared more toward tech and blogging because I don’t want to just be blogging to other bloggers and didn’t want to isolate my other readers with web or online projects.  I am sharing this project, however, because I feel that it can really appeal to anyone who does some computer-based creating.  With this tutorial, you want to add hand writing to photos for things like wall art or scrapbooks.  I know a lot of designers have tablets (like the wacom tablet) which can easily capture hand writing onto the computer, but I don’t love using my tablet.  I have one, but it makes my writing look so crazy! I might just need to practice, but in the meantime, I have created this work-around.

Happy Monday, guys!  Did you have a lovely weekend?  I wanted to share with you all today a sneak peek at my inspiration board for



Hi! I’m Erin of Earnest Home co. It’s here that we share up-and-coming' products, tutorials, and gatherings which promote authentic, resourceful, and creative living. We are the new traditional.

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