About

Welcome to Projectville, a blog inspiring folks to be more creative with DIY, home decor projects, art, vintage finds, motherhood, beauty, and wardrobe

My name is Rose and I’m a thirty something SAHM who has, what my husband describes as, a "project problem". I do not see it this way to say the least. A busy body? Yes. A woman with un-quiet hands, definitely. But a project problem? No sir. Not when I can spread the project love to all of you!

A little more about me: I used to be a graphic designer, I paint portraits, I have a serious addiction to estate sales (half-off day, baby!), I love decorating with pieces I've customized myself, I have my Masters degree in Social Science (Counseling), I chase a toddler around most of the day, my husband and I lived in Australia for 3.5-years before having our boy and moving back to Portland, Oregon.

Though life is hectic I’ve always found an outlet for my creative streak. I’ve been doing DIY projects, up-cycling furniture, and sewing a lot lately (I invented a special kind of baby activity blanket you can see here). 

I decided to document it all in 2011, but took a 3-year hiatus starting in late 2012 when I started working full time. Now I'm back and will be posting creative projects, mommie stuff, random rants, beauty tips and tutorials, and a few special outfits. 

My hope is that my blog will inspire you to be more creative, and will let my family feel a little more in-touch with me half-way across the country (I grew up in Minnesota, USA). 
So, welcome! Let me know what you think. If you have ideas for posts or topics you’d like me to explore please share them with me, or if you would like to sponsor my quest, shoot me an email: projectvillerose@gmail.com
Thanks for stopping and check back for something new a few times a week.

8 comments:

  1. HI! Hun, just visiting for the first time. I like it very much. I will visit often ofcourse to see how you are doing with your creativity. My only suggestion at this point would be, for you to some how incorporate music, in particularly yours.
    Love You
    Dad

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  2. hey!
    i moved from Portland, Oregon last year to Doha, Qatar! it has been a crazy adventure and we are getting closer to the finish line! we miss Oregon lots, what about you?

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    1. The short answer is: hell yes I miss Oregon! The longer answer is that we don't have immediate plans for going back and no finish line in sight. The goal for now is to fully try out Australia and give it a chance before making any big decisions. But yes, oh boy, I miss home. It definitely helps to have a visit planned for February.

      Glad to hear you have a finish line in sight and are excited to make it back. Thanks for stopping by! Keep tuning in.

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  3. The short answer is: hell yes I miss Oregon! The longer answer is that we don't have immediate plans for going back and no finish line in sight. The goal for now is to fully try out Australia and give it a chance before making any big decisions. But yes, oh boy, I miss home. It definitely helps to have a visit planned for February.

    Glad to hear you have a finish line in sight and are excited to make it back. Thanks for stopping by! Keep tuning in.

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  4. Hi there Rose,

    I've been a follower of our blog for a little while now and just wanted to stop by and say how much I enjoy your blog :) I love your DIY's because I like to try be fashionable on a budget as well.

    I'm from New Zealand - just across the ditch. If you ever get the chance while you are still in Australia you should definitely have a holiday here - Queenstown is AMAZING!

    Love your work :)

    Erin x

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    1. Hi Erin, thanks! We're definitely going to make it over the ditch at some point. Real jobs and money are needed first :) Ha! Soon though, soon.

      Thanks for watching!

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  5. OMG! I was on Pinterest today on the popular tab and scolling through and saw a pin about Beach Hair... I thought "I know her?? I swear that is Rose!" I followed the link and sure enough it was you. Crazy!!! Glad to see you are doing well! And FYI... It's freezing here in Minnesota :)

    - Shelley (Storck) Evink

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  6. Hi Rose,

    I'm reading your blog for the first time today and I really love it! I initially thought you were in the US until I noticed the address had a .au at the end. I can see you've been here for a while now but WELCOME to Australia! I live on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland, a little further north than you but I really hope you are enjoying your time here. I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future. :-)

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