Hey there! I’m Sarah and I’m tickled pink to have you here visiting my blog. I’m a wife and mama, living in a 1980’s fixer upper with my husband and three sweet chickadees. I started this blog in December 2015 to share my budget-friendly DIY projects and the journey of renovating our home. When I first stared out I named the blog Little Vintage Nest. And while I loved the name, after a few years it started to feel impersonal and too narrow. So in late October 2018, I started the daunting process to rebrand the blog from Little Vintage Nest to simply my name, Sarah Joy Blog which is what you see today. You can read more about that transition here.

I love sarcasm, copious amounts of coffee, and Target runs. But family is everything to me. And there’s truly no place I’d rather be than at home and cozy with my people. Everyday I’m so grateful to God for giving me these blessings and lots of undeserved grace on an hourly basis.

Thank you so much for being here! I truly appreciate each and every one of you that drops by to read my blog and follow my shenanigans. You. Are. Awesome.

 

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  • BOOM. Smart home done!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 You guys, I cannot even tell you how much I LOVE our Nest thermostat & Hello Nest doorbell camera from @verizon. I am obsessed with both & they’ve totally transformed our fixer upper into a more efficient smart home & just in time for the holidays. Verizon has so many other amazing home devices too, like Google Home, security cameras & even wireless chargers. I shared more about how we’re using these products on the blog today, so hop over there if you want to check it out! @verizon #MoreAtVerizon #ad
  • It’s officially Christmas in the living room! 🎄 This year I’m going with lots of red & pops of black, which I am (surprisingly) loving. And I had so much fun decorating this space with my kiddos this weekend. It was actually my son’s idea to hang our stockings on those barn doors. So clever, right?! I loved the idea😍😍 I shared this whole space on the blog today if you want to see more photos! http://liketk.it/2ylyy #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Happy Holidays Giveaway 🎄 // I’m SO excited to kick off the holiday season with a few of my favorite bloggers to give away TWO $500 gift cards to Target!! Yep, you AND a friend have the chance to win a shopping spree on us! Here’s how to enter: 
1. LIKE this photo  2. FOLLOW: 
@lynzyandco 
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@sarahjoyblog 
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@purejoyhome  3. COMMENT below tagging the friend you want to win with! Your friend must also be following all of us for the two of you to win. 
Giveaway closes 11/21/18 at 5PM EST & the two winners will be announced on this post. Not affiliated or endorsed with Instagram. Good luck!!
  • I picked up this little toboggan from the Target dollar spot a few days ago & I think it makes the perfect tray for a few Christmas goodies. I styled it with old books, a mini tree, a spool of red twine & this delicious peppermint candle from @antiquecandleworks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 My house smells like Christmas heaven, football is on the TV & I’m happily decking the halls. (PS: my Christmas living room will be on the blog tomorrow!!) Happy Sunday guys! 🎄🎄
  • This is what our Saturday is looking like: the house is an absolute mess & Christmas decor is scattered everywhere, but the kids are SO excited to start decorating. I love including them in the process now that they’re old enough to help & it’s so much fun to hear their ideas. 🎄🎄Christmas music is playing, snow is starting to fall & we are cozy as can be. These are my favorite kind of days. Hope you’re all having a great Saturday!
  • 🎄CLOSED —-King of Christmas 10 trees GIVEAWAY🎄  Congrats to the winners 🎉🎉 @nursewheezy
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Happy holidays friends! We are BEYOND excited to announce this amazing giveaway for 10 Christmas trees!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 You heard me right... TEN of you will win a 7.5 ft tree from @kingofchristmas. Here’s how to enter: .
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That’s it!!! Giveaway runs until 11/19 11:59pm CST, and is open to US residents!  WINNER will be announced on this post Tuesday 11/20!  Must be 18 to enter.  Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram in any way, and will abide by all standards.

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