I’m Joy, the voice behind The Aspiring Home.
I’m so very glad you are here.
I started The Aspiring Home in 2012 as a creative outlet and as a place of encouragement. Dreaming up ideas for your home that are easy to recreate.
I have always been a big believer in family & home and that gorgeous spaces can be budget-friendly.
I hold to this simple truth, that ...
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Week 5 is here and I have a few updates for you along with my secret to smooth wood finishes! Read on to see what it is!
I'm spilling a little secret to smooth finishes today. It's one taught to me by a master carpenter many years ago and I have put it to use many many times. It's ...
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Halfway to the reveal! I've got a morning room & kitchen update for you on this week 4 of the One Room Challenge!
We are running at a snail's pace here but we are running on this week 4 of the One Room Challenge! Hard to believe that we are at the halfway point, but we are. This past ...
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It's week 3 of the ORC morning room makeover! We have hit a few bumps in the road but that's normal at this point, at least it is for me.
Hey there! Here we are, week 3. I'm telling you the moment you decide to throw your hat into this challenge, the clock starts ticking faster! Ha, ha! ...
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What do you do when you need an 8ft by 7ft painting for your foyer? You paint an abstract painting on a DIY giant canvas!
A few years back I decided to give my small foyer a little update. One of the updates I dreamed up was a giant piece of art that would welcome guests from the foyer to ...
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Today we break down the cabinet additions and details! This morning room and kitchen just need a few extra cabinets to create the much-needed storage.
Hi, So last Thursday we kicked off the 2021 Spring ORC season. I introduced you to the room of choice, our kitchen and morning room. ...
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The Spring One Room Challenge is here! It's time for a morning room & kitchen makeover. This round is going to be so fun!
Exciting season ahead! It's time for the One Room Challenge, Spring 2021 edition. I have decided to take on our morning room and kitchen. It ...
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