Hi! I’m Marly, the girl behind A Brick Home. I’m so happy you’re here.
Blogging is one of my most favorite things to do, and I feel lucky everyday that I am on this journey. I started A Brick Home in early 2017 after leaving my full time corporate marketing gig to stay home with my new baby. I was looking for a creative outlet that harnessed my passions: DIY projects, decorating, and marketing, and that had the potential to earn a little side income. I also needed to find something that had flexible hours so I could work around my little one’s schedule. Blogging fit the bill perfectly.
Here on my tiny corner of the internet, you’ll find posts about home designs and decor, budget-friendly home renovations, do-it-yourself tutorials, and decorating ideas. Since I’m also incredibly passionate about marketing, you’ll find blogging-related posts as well.
Blogging has become such an incredible part of my life, and I want to spread the happiness. I love helping others start their own blogging journey. If you want to start your own blog, you can learn how to start a blog here. If you want more in-depth information about starting a blog, I suggest enrolling in my free, 7 day email course where I teach you more than just the basics so you can lay the proper foundation for your blog.
Now, as much as I’d like to call this blog all mine, my husband Jason plays a starring role. You’ll find photos of him around here using power tools and such, as he’s my right hand when it comes to those sorts of labor intensive projects. 🙂
My hubby and I moved into our two-story colonial in 2013 and have been renovating project-by-project ever since, on a budget.
We’ve completely redone our kitchen, master bedroom, master bathroom, two living rooms, dining room, entry way stairs, and are currently working on the basement. The progress hasn’t been easy or fast and we’ve had to budget accordingly and make financial sacrifices, but it’s totally been worth it.
This isn’t the first time. Jason and I bought and sold a couple houses before this one and made a profit. At the time, we were both working full-time jobs, so we spent our weekends and late nights after work putting floor boards in our house, knocking down walls, and repainting trim.
Our hard work paid off. We were able to use the money we made selling those houses to buy our perfect home – OK, not perfect – but darn close to perfect. It’s the home we’re in now and still needs renovations, but we’re in the location we want with the land and space we want. It all wouldn’t have been possible without a frugal financial strategy and a knack for home renovating.
I hope you’ll follow along on our journey to creating our dream home and find some inspiration along the way.
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