Hi there. I'm Erin Kelly, a photographer, designer and DIY'er. I'm married to Rich, this stud right here, and together we have a super sweet and spirited toddler named Emerson Lark. 

A New Bloom began in 2012 when we were living in Chicago, IL and I needed a creative outlet and way to keep in touch with family in Pittsburgh. I featured DIY projects of our various apartments, recipes I was into and anything I was digging at the moment. Many of those roots remain here at New Bloom as I cover DIYs, home renovations, events and parties, decor, recipes and lifestyle topics.

A few years ago, Rich and I moved back to Pittsburgh and bought a really cool old house on the East side of the city. It's close to all the city things we love, but in an old quiet neighborhood with massive trees and lots of charm. Our house is set back into the woods and the back patio opens into our own mini nature reserve. The place wasn't in great shape when we bought it, but had great bones and so much potential. Over the past few years, we've worked really hard to bring it up to speed and make it a space we love.

It may sound cheesy, but we tell each other all the time how lucky we feel to be living here. We're always thinking about our next house project, and have many dreams for this space of ours. Even though we aren't sure this will be our forever home, we are treating it as such and love sharing the journey.

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If you're interested in partnering with A New Bloom, please reach me at erinashkelly@gmail.com. I'm always looking for fun ways to collaborate. Please note, I do not currently accept guest posts. Thanks for your interest! xo, Erin