Long is insisting that I pimp out our recently featured home tour on Design*Sponge  (probs because she knows it will be a long time before I contribute much else of value to our beloved blog. 😉 )

I’m happy to share my friend and photographer extraordinaire, White Loft Studio‘s, pics of our home and I’m even happier that you can’t smell the dog urine through photographic images.  But first, a bit about the process.

Our past home was featured on Style Me Pretty which was such a treat.



 . . .so naturally, the lazy Loomis figured this next time around would be a shoe-in. So I went ahead and submitted our new home images . . . and promptly received a form REJECTION letter.

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Womp wahhhh.

Thanks, guys. No really – thank you! It taught me some v. important lessons.

Numero uno: Don’t be lazy, Loomis!

Numero dos: Don’t take anything for granted, Loomis! (ASSUME = ASS out of U and ME).

And the most important takeaway : Get out of your comfort zone!

And while we are at it: The answer is always “no” unless you ask.

In this case, I reached way beyond my comfort zone and submitted to Design*Sponge, a complete long shot. So when I heard back from Grace Bonney personally – I was pretty giddy.

Grace loves pink & dogs & design & mostly lifting up other women. In other words, she’s kind of my hero. Not to mention, her insta game is strong AF!

You may have the pleasure of owning one of Bonney’s books, Design Sponge at Home . . .



and/or the latter, In the Company of Women, a book celebrating inspiring, creative women entrepreneurs.



Yasssss, please!

So while George & Petunia remain unaffected by their 15 minutes of fame (okay, so it was more like 3 minutes . . .)


I plan on milking it for all it’s worth and will be posting one room at a time here on Loomis & Long. (Don’t worry there’s only, like, six or something)

But for today, I am just thanking my lucky stars, that I caught the attention of this shining star, who has already taught me a thing or two about myself.


If you need me, I’ll be busy being bad at things, until I get good at them. I hope you will, too.



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