A GRAND REVIVAL Returns ………….. Well Sort of


That’s how many days it has been since I last posted.  That’s almost one whole month!  Yikes!!!

Regardless, here I am — alive and well — ready to continue sharing some of my adventures in home reviving.

I must confess something though…

While I have really enjoyed creating this blog, and sharing how-to tips and inspiration photos, I have come to the realization that home decorating is not the only thing I want to blog about.  I still plan on reviving my home on a tight budget, but I will not be sharing as many details about the ins and outs of this process with the world anymore.  I will continue to post progress pictures, and maybe the occasional post about some of the decisions we have made regarding the transformation of our home, but I will not be posting as often as I originally intended (3x a week).

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, Part 2

Hey everyone…thanks a million for being patient while I made a whole whack o’ changes to A GRAND REVIVAL over the last week or so.  It has been a lot of fun playing around with various themes, headers, backgrounds, widgets, formats, etc., and I am tickled pink with the results of my (somewhat obsessive) tweaking.

 Let’s take a quick look at what changes I have made…


If you’re a wordpress.com user, you know that there are a wide variety of free themes to choose from. Originally, I picked the “Bold Life” theme, as I found the grungy, antique-feeling paper texture, centered main title, and general esthetic appealing.  This theme also seemed befitting for the documentation of my 122 year-old home’s revival.  However, after a couple of months of blogging, I found I longed for some of the really cool features I had seen on other blogs.  So the search began for a blog that still interested me visually, but had more flexibility and features.

 Bold Life 


 A new blog that I follow using this theme is:


 Below are some of the themes I considered.

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Tag — You’re It!!!

Happy Monday, everyone!  Okay, who am I kidding?…Monday is probably my least favourite day of the week.


Mediocre Monday, everyone! 

This post will be brief, as I have just a few pieces of news to report.

1.  New Tagline

I have changed my tagline from “reviving style” to “grand improvements…humble budget”.  This new and improved tagline better reflects what I wish to convey through my blog: that you can drastically change the look of (or revive) your home, without having it cost a fortune.  Which is a great thing, ’cause my pockets aren’t too deep (hahaha & sigh).

2.  Updated About Page

I have also updated my About page to better reflect the purpose of A GRAND REVIVAL.  I hope that you will take a quick moment to check it out (here), and that my blog will help others as much as it is helping me.

3.  House Tour Coming (I Promise!)

I know, I know…it is super fun to check out other bloggers’ homes.  I promise I am diligently working on creating a House Tour for you.  Hopefully, it be done within the week!!!???  Stay tuned…

I wanna take a “peak”!

Oh, and I wanted to thank thriftykristy at Bliss again for nominating my blog for the “One Lovely Blog Award”.  What a great opportunity to connect with fellow bloggers…awesome!  

Revive ya later!                                                                                                           Angela (Revival Girl)

Image of notebook found here.

“One Lovely” Surprise!

It’s funny how life works some times.  My last two posts have been about unexpected surprises — well, I got my own unexpected surprise today: this blog has been nominated for the “One Lovely Blog Award”, thanks to thriftykristy over at Bliss.  You can check out her blissful and thrifty DIY and Home Design site at: http://bliss-athome.com/  Thanks again for the nomination — it totally made my day (big smiles).

Here are the rules of acceptance:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
  • Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
  • Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

So, y’all ready to learn a few things about Revival Girl???

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