Welcome to Pretty Real and a Target Gift Card Giveaway! - Pretty Real

Welcome to Pretty Real and a Target Gift Card Giveaway!

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Hi! Welcome to the new Pretty Real: Approachable DIY + Celebrations + Style for your family and home.  I'm glad you're here!  Formerly called Taste{FULL}, the blog now has a new look and a new name! I’m so excited about this major re-fresh. What do you think?!



I’ve been working with Hello Big Idea for the past several months fine tuning the design for Pretty Real. I wanted the blog to be pretty in a real life sort of way. It’s no small feat for designers to try to make something pretty, but not too pretty, but I’d say they nailed it with this inspiration.  I love the use of metallic because I’m a tiny bit fancy. Of fun colors because they exude a positive outlook. Of the playroom and the little fro because, well, that’s my world. Of the triangle confetti because celebrations are one of my favorite things to share and one of Pretty Real’s readers’ favorite things to see.
This new look has been a long time coming! And with it will be a more refined focus. Our former tagline was “infusing chic into everyday life.”  But if I’m being honest, “chic,” isn’t as much of a priority anymore.  Let’s be real: with three little ones, six and under, limited time, and often a limited budget, “chic” sometimes seems unattainable.  I chose the name pretty real because while I like everything pretty, authenticity is very important to me.  It’s not that the two are mutually exclusive. But the temptation to focus more on the appearance of things in our social media saturated condition is real.  Instead of trying to force the pretty, I want to find it.  I want to inspire you to find the pretty among the real.  Let’s find or make a pretty corner of our homes not covered by toys, papers, or laundry.  Let’s find the pretty in our toddler’s eyes right in the middle of that tantrum.  Let’s find the pretty in the clearance aisle of Target when we can’t even afford box store full prices.  I hope you’ll find a pretty, but realistic DIY that makes you happy every time you walk past it.  Or one pretty idea for a family celebration.  I hope you’ll find a pretty word of encouragement just when you need it.  My grandma used to say “Pretty is as pretty does.” Wise words right?  Pretty IS approachable because we make the pretty.  

Please stay for the journey!  To start, enter to win $25 to get something pretty at Target!  Or if you’re all about the real, go buy toilet paper and diapers. It’s up to you!  And please come back for a free Valentine’s printable and mantle inspiration AND to see how our painted kitchen cabinets are holding up! 





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39 comments

  1. This is stunning and SO you! I love the new name, the new look and the new focus. Nailed it!

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    1. Thank you friend! And thank you for your support!

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  2. That color palette inspires me!! Love the new logo, new tagline and the entire direction you're going! It's nice to get real and enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you! The colors are so fun! I'm going more neutral than usual in my home so I had to get my love for color out in some way! ;)

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  3. I'm inspired by beautiful artwork. I love prints, photographs, and posters. I'm also inspired by life experiences. We have a few shadowboxes for trips taken, our wedding, and concert memorabilia.

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    1. I'm not good at documenting our travel. That's a fun idea! Thanks for your comment!

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  4. Love the new look and the new name!

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  5. This is perfectly you my friend and so very lovely! So impressed and can't wait to see what's to come!! :)

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    1. Thanks girl! You started it all! Thanks for your help brainstorming and for your feedback. Miss you!

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  6. Um, you inspire me! Love the new blog design. I think it's awesome how you accept change and continue to grow and challenge yourself.

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    1. Aw thanks Brittaney! You are so kind and have been supportive since the very beginning!

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  7. My mom and her artistic and positive personality inspire me!

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    1. Oh I love that! I think I got my creativity from my mom too!

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  8. I love it all!! Like you said, "pretty, but not too pretty"... And FUN!

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  9. I love it! I am always looking for ways to do more on SAHM budget. And your words are so wise...keeping it real in this Instagram-filter age is tough sometimes so I appreciate your transparency! :)

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  10. This is amazing Tiff!! Couldn't love it more!

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  11. I love the colors and new name!!

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  12. Love the new look and looking forward to the Valentine's printable :)

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  13. Pretty colors and nice scents and soft textures all inspire me I love to create things and love to search for new favorite fabrics or essential oils to make things.

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  14. Pretty colors and nice scents and soft textures all inspire me I love to create things and love to search for new favorite fabrics or essential oils to make things.

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  15. Reading blogs and looking at the pictures in general

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  16. Beautiful update on your site! I love the colors!!
    I am inspired by my children and how their little brains just turn! They sometimes say things that bring me closer to God or closer to nature. It's incredible!!!

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  17. Wow! Looks SO good!! Your hard work is paying off and it's beautiful. I love the idea of finding the pretty in the every day and in what we've been given vs what others have been given/what we "need". <3

    And I just noticed that my name is "Ms.J" from back in my blogging days haha

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  18. My daughter, Chloe Pearl, inspires me to do my best! I love her so much!! <3

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  19. Everything looks great! I think what inspires me most is my children. I'm constantly striving to be the best person I can for them.

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  20. I absolutely love the new look and everything that goes with it! <3

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  21. My husband and family inspire me

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  22. Love the look and LOVE the insoiration behind "pretty real".

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  23. Love everything you've done! I would say my husband and family inspire me!

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  24. I'm inspired by my children :)

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  25. Nature inspires me. So many beautiful colors and textures!

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