2013/2014 + Five-Year Blogiversary

(Some of my favorite decor moments of 2013.)

Happy 2014!

I hope you all had a good holiday. It’s a new year which means FTRB is also another year older. It seems impossible that I published my very first post exactly five years ago! Where does the time go??

FTRB went through some major changes in 2013 and for a while there, I wasn’t sure how things would pan out. But I was in a blogging rut (it was going around!) and it was either make a change or give up blogging altogether. Well, I’m glad I didn’t hang it up! It took a bit of time but I feel like I’ve gotten into a nice groove with the new incarnation of FTRB. I have a lot of plans and ideas for the coming year and I’m excited to share them with you.

So to all my long-time readers, thank you so much for sticking with me all these years and if you’re new here, welcome, I hope you’ll stay a while.

Happy new year to you all! Here’s to another year of nesting, inspiration and new adventures!



  1. Ally congratulations to you. I for one am glad you did not give up. I wish you continued success as you start this next new chapter. No one lives life quite like you do. You bring to me what I cannot experience for myself along with a huge side of design savvy. Happy 2014! xx

  2. Celia says:

    I’m so glad you kept the blog going as I look forward to the weekly posts.
    Enjoy reading about your travels and your design ideas and finds.
    Thanks so much, Ally and Happy New Year!

  3. Andreea says:

    Ally, wish you a fabulous 2014 off and on-line :)
    I am so happy you didn’t stop blogging. It was only 2 weeks ago when I found your blog and it really inspired me for my own when I needed it the most.
    I also blog about design and my travels but never considered mixing the two as you do. So thank you for the inspiration and your lovely posts!

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