Guest Judge of the Week{Meredith and the New Yorkie}

This is going to be fun week and I have a fun guest judge for you. I love hearing the stories behind the blogs. The reasons we all started blogging in the first place and what inspired us to do so. This blogger has a great and inspiring story of living your dreams and having courage.

Meet Meredith and her Yorkie, Gwenyth.

You can find this cute blog here.

I am going to let her to tell you her story in her own words.

Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie is the story of how we make NYC feel like home. It’s a story of personal style and combines decorating & DIY-ing with great finds in and for the closet. (We sprinkle in the nutritious and delicious recipes we’re loving too.) For us, decorating and getting dressed go hand-in-hand because our approach to each is the same: Only use what you love, pile on the accessories, never fear color or pattern, and mix them liberally! We started blogging because while today NYC feels like home, it didn’t start out that way. Three months into our NYC adventure, we missed the life we’d made in North Carolina so badly that I quit my job, packed up the entire apartment and made plans to move back home. With the apartment back in boxes, we were somehow inspired to give NYC another shot. Having quit my job, I had some time on my hands and decided to unpack. Having no income, we learned to work with what we had (and what we found in the dumpster on West 30th Street). We spent that summer moving furniture, painting the walls, purging the closet and making our 470 square feet the happiest place we could. And in the process, we realized how much we had to be thankful for, including a new appreciation for our lives in NYC. We started blogging because we thought how changing out environment changed our outlook was a story that might inspire others.

Her projects are great! Here are some of my favorites.

Dumpster Dive Nightstand

Since it is flower week, I wanted to feature her Flower Topiary

You can also see fashion and recipes on this blog. I love this fashion postMeredith did on Duchess Kate. Love her fashion!

I highly suggest you go by and visit this cute blog. She has DIY projects that would make any house a home. Whether it is a house or a 430 square foot apartment……All that matters is you call it home!

Meredith and Gwyneth will be making the hard choices this week and picking the winners so come link up and show off for them!

  1. Reply
    Beth @ Free Stylin' April 30, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Great judge choice!! Meredith’s blog has become one of my newest favorite reads! Love her style, and she has such cool ideas. 🙂

  2. Reply
    Meredith & Gwyneth April 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Dee, we are so thrilled to be guest judging! And we are SO TOUCHED by your kind words! We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

    mk & Gwynnie

  3. Reply
    Miss Kitty April 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for introducing us to Meredith…I went over to see her blog…it’s great.

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