The Evolution of All Things Thrifty!

Sep 30th, 2014


Did you do a double take and think you were in the wrong place yesterday morning!?! WELL you are in the right place and I would like to welcome you to the NEW All Things Thrifty!!

I’ve been dying to share the new look, but I wanted it to be a surprise! I am absolutely in LOVE with ATT’s new look. Thank you Jamie Joyet for the absolutely perfect design! It feels clean and spunky all at the same time. I’m thrilled.

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It was pretty fun looking up all the looks that All Things Thrifty has ever had! Do you remember all of these looks!?!? If so it shows just how long you have read All Things Thrifty!

Want to take a stroll through memory lane!?!?

For me it’s kind of like looking at your wardrobe as the years go on. When you wore your favorite shirt five years ago, you thought it was the coolest. shirt. ever. Then when you see pictures if yourself wearing the shirt, you can’t help but laugh!

Just for kicks, I have linked to All Things Thrifty projects during each time period for you to get a glimpse about what was happening around here! It’s been fun {and pretty funny} to look back on the last five years!

I loved my last design, but it just didn’t feel like me. It was great for a year and a half! This beauty made it’s debut in April 2013. Check out a few posts from back in April 2013.


Jan 2013 This option only lasted a few months due to my A.D.D. But we definitely had some fun posts during that time!

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Nov 2011: All Things Thrifty wore this shirt for almost 2 years, and it served me well. It is definitely more of the “feel” I have tried to get back to with the newest version. It’s been so fun for me to look back on my projects during that time!

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April 2011: The projects back then were sooo different! Our backyard was one of our major projects!

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April 2010: We were part of a decorating contest that gave us momentum to grow! I was proud to get second place!

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July 2009: This bad boy was how All Things Thrifty started in 2009! For kicks, you should check out what I was blogging about back then! It’s pretty hilarious!

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Good times.

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Fresh Apple Cake

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Guest Room Part 3: The Rug!

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Painted Fabric on Furniture Tutorial

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Guest Room Part 2 : Color Scheming and feel of the room.

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At-Home AB Sculpting Workouts!

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Guest Room Series Part 1: The room is reclaimed.

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