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Kathleen @ Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home

Hello and welcome to my blog, Our Hopeful Home (formerly Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}. 
I'm Kathleen, the writer, vintage jewelry artist and DIY home décor enthusiast behind it all. I live on Diet Coke, chocolate (preferably truffles), Earl Grey tea and the love of my family. I'm a lawyer turned stay-at-home mom of three with an incredible husband of twenty years and counting. I thrive on flea markets, thrift stores, barn sales, estate sales and good old junkin' trips, wherever they may lead me.

I started Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} in 2009, mainly as a jewelry blog to chronicle my repurposed and vintage jewelry designs. But it quickly morphed into something more. I started to share my love of all things vintage, as well as thrifty DIY home décor, and the blog just grew from there. In 2017 I changed the blog name to Our Hopeful Home to reflect my ongoing journey in both blogging and life.

While I still enjoy making vintage jewelry, and I still have an Etsy shop where I sell my treasures (you can learn more about the shop and my process here) the blog focuses almost exclusively on my thrifting excursions and vintage finds, and what I ultimately end up doing with them in and around my home.

If I had to categorize my style I would have to say it's shabby chic-industrial-farmhouse with a touch of French thrown in for good measure. I've always been one for a good, inexpensive and easy knock-off, and I love sharing them with you via step-by-step tutorials. I also share my junking finds, repurposed projects, DIY home décor and even an occasional recipe. Oh, and hydrangeas. Plenty of hydrangeas.

I'm very excited that you stopped by! 
I hope you'll continue to come back and see what I've been up to.
You never know what you'll find!

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You can always email me at loveyoumoredesigns (at) rocketmail (dot) com.

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