A little bit about me!

Hello and welcome to This is our Bliss! I’m so happy you’re here!

This is our Bliss in-home shoot - back deck staircase - thisisourbliss.comMy name is Rachael and I’m a boy mom of three, interior decorator and blogger.

Here on the blog, I share interior styling tips and tricks, home décor ideas and inspiration, as well as simple, inexpensive DIY tutorials to help you create a
blissful, stylish home that looks and feels like YOU.

I’m originally an Iowa girl currently living in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where I share a home with husband and our 3 boys. We had our 3rd little guy last Summer.

You can meet him here and see his nursery here!

Sophisticated Neutral Nursery Reveal - Spring 2018 One Room Challenge - A Sweet & Sophisticated Room for Baby - This is our Bliss

Life around here is fun [and crazy], but this busy life is what I love most and feel so fortunate to have.

In March of 2014, I decided to take the plunge and start a simple blog to share my passion for home decor, interior styling and a few DIY projects here and there. It seems as if the house is always in project mode, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Its a condition/addiction/obsession, however you’d like to classify it!

Some of my very favorite things are…

… blogging, decorating, crafting, pinning, anything in or on a tortilla, all sauces and dips, coffee with lots of creamer, red wine, dark chocolate, HGTV & Netflix, lazy weekends, date nights, traveling to Arizona, gallery walls, bold black, white and gold design, mixing patterns, throw pillows,  a clean kitchen, a well-made bed, a bold lipstick and all things leopard.

When it comes to my clothing style, I love casual, chic with a little edge. In fact I have an entire style series dedicated to sharing casual and chic outfit inspiration! You will probably find me wearing  black – it’s either the color of my top or the color of the pants of my mom uniform. You all know what I’m talking about. 😉

For more on my style, you can check out all of  my outfit posts for more on what I’ve been wearing and loving lately!

I truly hope you’ll hang around here a bit longer, get to know me more, get caught up on some posts [I can’t promise ALL of the oldies are goodies…we all have our early blogging pasts ;)] and sign up to stay up-to-date on everything new going on around our blissful abode.

Check out my project gallery, Room Reveals and latest posts here!

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping over!

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  • Reply
    Christine Dorsey
    January 6, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Hi! I love your basement bliss post from 2015. I am interested in finding out about the carpeting you used. I love it! Your post says it is Shaw brand Travel with Me in Sugar Cube. The picture on your post looks darker than the Sugar Cube sample on the Shaw website. Can you confirm that I’m searching the right color? Thanks!

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      Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      January 15, 2019 at 3:14 PM

      Hi Christine! Yes, Shaw Travel with me in Sugar Cube is what we went with. Colors in the images you see online always vary. If you have any other questions, be sure to let me know! Thanks 🙂

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    Julieann Dove
    September 6, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! http://julieanndove.com/ I hope you enjoy the questions:)

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    Julieann Dove
    July 3, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    “House Manager”…I love it:) Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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    March 25, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    Hi Rachel! Your family is beautiful! Thank you for linking up- I can’t wait to see what you’ve got for us next week!
    xoxo K

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