The best (and most life changing) post yet

Friends. This is a post I’ve dreamt about writing for some time. I’ve wished, and hoped, and prayed this day would come. And it has. Today, I get to marry my personal passion (design, decor, interiors) with my professional skill set. I’ve taken the position of marketing director at Schoolhouse Electric. The position feels perfect, and so very ME.

For nearly 3 years, people have asked what I want Restored Style to become. Truth be told, I never really knew the answer to that question. I’ve always said I think it will organically grow into something. That thing? I’ve never really known what it was. Until now. It’s served as my online portfolio, proving to folks that I adore design and everything else in between. It’s also been an incubator and outlet for my passion, and  I’ve become a better writer and photographer, and ultimately, entrepreneur, because of this blog.

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Schoolhouse currently has my heart and creative brain for now, but I’ll still be stopping by the blog to update you on house projects and renovation plans, as we still have a lot of house to go. And when I say a lot, I mean a lot.

This is certainly not a goodbye, it’s merely a transparent note to let you know about this life transition and career change.  I will still be blogging and sharing life’s details with you, it just might be hit-and-miss as I get adjusted. I want to sincerely thank you for reading, commenting, and following along. YOU are what make this blog, and the blog community is surely a special place to be.

Now, I best be getting busy on my first day of work outfit. First impressions are important:).

37 thoughts on “The best (and most life changing) post yet

  1. lauren Said:

    Congratulations! I adore that place and think you’ll be a perfect match for them. In the meantime, I’ll be patiently awaiting a new house tour!

  2. Jacque Said:

    Congratulations to you!! Well-deserved, and a great fit, I’m sure! I’ve visited your blog hundreds of times~You are always fun, upbeat, and have an amazing sense of style…Best wishes to you on your new adventure. I’ll be checking back often, as you are such a huge inspiration in so many ways!!

  3. Kayleigh Said:

    Congrats!!!! How fun! I’ve been meaning to order some goodies from them particularily some lighting for our kitchen. They have the coolest stuff!

  4. Andrea Said:

    Congratulations! What a perfect fit for you! Can’t wait to see what you do for Schoolhouse Electric, they’re lucky to have you. Next time I’m in Portland it’s on my list of places to visit.

  5. Helen Said:

    Wonderful! Congrats on your new position.

  6. kate Said:

    Yea! Congratulations!! So very happy for you!

  7. Megan Clark Said:

    SO SO SO SO SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR YOU! Kir, you are going to ROCK it. I’ll be tracking you down at SE the next time I’m in town, for sure. xoxo

  8. Rachael Said:

    Congrats Kir! What an exciting new chapter I know you have been looking forward to. You are going to rock it!

  9. Angie Said:

    Good luck with everything, I’m so glad u found something u will love to do!!

  10. Kyle Said:

    I’m so incredibly proud! You will do amazing things there! Love you baby!!

  11. Kimberly Said:

    Wahoo! Congrats Kirsten! Sounds like a fun and exciting opportunity.

  12. Angie Said:

    Congratulations! This is so ridiculously exciting! I love, love, LOVE Schoolhouse Electric! You’ll do such great things with them! Congrats again!

  13. Cheri Said:

    Kirsten — congratulations! What amazing, perfect news. I’m thrilled for you and can’t wait to hear more about it.

  14. Amanda Said:

    No way!! That’s amazing news!! Congrats!!

  15. Katie Said:

    Wow – Congratulations!! What an exciting opportunity. I hope you love it there!

  16. Kim @ Yellow Brick Home Said:

    Oh my word. I am BEYOND excited for you! I spent a good hour at Schoolhouse Electric when we visited Portland last summer. You’re going to be amazing at this!

  17. Lyn Said:

    YES!!! So proud of you! You are going to kill it today.

  18. Ashley Said:

    Congratulations! Schoolhouse Electric is one of my go-to inspiration places. What a fantastic new opportunity!

  19. Julie M. Said:

    That is amazing news! You’ll have to tell us how the opportunity and you met. I feel like I need be following that quote you listed, but I just don’t know how to get started.

  20. Louise Said:

    Congratulations! It’s wonderful when what we love can also be what pays the bills.

  21. Yvonne King Said:

    Congrats! I am a little bummed, because your blog is my favorite one and I will miss as many posts, but I am so happy for you. Live the dream!

  22. Katie Said:

    They are so incredibly lucky to have you, congrats on the transition!!! XO

  23. Caitlin A Said:

    Kirsten, I’m so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!

  24. Anna Said:

    Congratulations, Kirsten! What an inspirational post:)

  25. Parvaneh Said:

    I am SO happy for you! No one deserves this more! Good luck! Happy hour soon with Katie. XO

  26. Kristen @ Inspired Whims Said:

    Kirsten, I’m so excited for you! I LOVE Schoolhouse Electric and can only imagine how much more amazing they’ll be with you onboard as Marketing Director. Congrats, have fun, and know you have a job that most of us could only dream of.

  27. Laney Said:

    Such an amazing post! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  28. Rachel Said:

    Congrats to you! How incredibly exciting – cannot wait to read more about your new adventure!

  29. Jessie French Said:

    Wow! Congrats!! How exciting!! I’m excited to see what you do with your house so you have to come back. :)

  30. Kim Paiement Said:

    So proud of you Kir! Let’s meet for a drink or something soon! It’s been way to long :)

  31. Holly C. Said:

    Congrats! I love Schoolhouse Electric!

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  33. Jen @ Bungalov Said:

    Catching up on blog reads and CONGRATS! How exciting! I adore Schoolhouse Electric. Your styles mesh perfectly! You will do great!


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