A little bit about me!

Hello! Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here!

This is our Bliss in-home shoot - back deck staircase - thisisourbliss.com  I’m Rachael – an Iowa girl currently living in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, where I share a home with my 3 peeps – my husband and our 2 littles, Henry and Simon.
This is our Bliss family photoI’m declaring myself a #boymom loud and proud! And that’s typically what our house is – loud!
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Can’t you just hear his little screech?!

I stay home with the littles during the day and typically blog and work on projects during naptime.

While I love them dearly…
This is our Bliss 1I sure do wish they still napped twice a day!

But a fun, crazy busy life is what I love most about what we are fortunate enough 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, a little coffee with lots of creamer, red wine [an occasional vodka, soda, splash of cran with a lime], dark chocolate, HGTV, lazy weekends, date nights, traveling to Arizona, gallery walls, primarily neutral colors [my anthem is #blackwhiteandgoldalways], mixing patterns, throw pillows, vintage, modern, bold & ecclectic decor,  a clean kitchen, a well-made bed, a bold lip, basically any black clothing [I do love fun, trendy styles, but you better believe that when I say any black clothing, I’m basically referring to the color of the pants of my mom uniform. You all know what I’m talking about.]
This is our Bliss in-home shoot - living room - thisisourbliss.com

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 here and some of my top 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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