February 19, 2016

Bloggers From Omaha: Sarah Stewart

Kim’s note: This is the 19th installment in a series introducing different voices from around Omaha. Each week Whenever I can, I’ll introduce a different Omaha blogger, what his or her blog is all about, and since I love getting recommendations as much as I love giving them, I’ve asked each person to share some Omaha tips. Today’s blogger, Sarah, remodels rooms and pretty much designs a home I dream of. I think you’re going to love her style, so check her out!

Life On Virginia Street

Meet the stylish DIY-er behind Life On Virginia Street, Sarah Stewart.

Meet the stylish DIY-er behind Life On Virginia Street, Sarah Stewart. Photo courtesy Sarah Stewart

Name: Sarah Stewart

BlogLife On Virginia Street

Find her on: Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter

 

Describe your blog in five words.

Home Decor – DIY – Travel – Style

 

What are the two most popular posts on your blog? What makes them so good?

One of Sarah's most popular posts is the guest bedroom makeover.

One of Life On Virginia Street’s most popular posts is the guest bedroom makeover. Photo courtesy Sarah Stewart

From a Pinterest traffic perspective, my 30-Minute DIY Artwork has been one of my top posts of all time. I love the project, but I’m also surprised (and a bit encouraged) by just how many people are interested in making their own artwork!

As far as a reader favorite goes, I recently completed a full guest bedroom makeover with hayneedle. Not only was the makeover one of my favorite projects to date, but I loved working with a local home decor company! I think it was so popular because achieving a high-end look doesn’t require you to spend a fortune, and readers love to see projects that can easily be achieved in their own spaces.

 

What social media channel are you on the most and why?

It’s probably a tie between Instagram and Pinterest. I’m currently obsessed with Instagram, but Pinterest is my largest traffic referrer so I spend a lot of time on it, as well. Since both are highly visual, they work best in the home decor niche and also serve as major inspiration for me personally and on the blog.

 

You get one hour to spend on writing, where in Omaha do you go?

Sarah's home office. I wouldn't leave the office, either... Photo courtesy Sarah Stewart

Sarah’s home office. I wouldn’t leave the office, either… Photo courtesy Sarah Stewart

Honestly, my home office. I am super old school and don’t use a laptop. I prefer my PC and the quiet of my own home! The room is also one of the first full makeovers my husband and I did in our current home and virtually every item in the space was a DIY project. It reminds me exactly why I started the blog and motivates me to push forward, even if it feels like I’m working a second full-time job most days!

 

If friends visit from out of town, what three places would you take them to?

Upstream at Legacy because we love the craft beers and the friendly staff.

The zoo, because it feels wrong not to take visitors there.

The Old Market for food and shopping – because you can’t be the ambiance!

 

What’s your favorite free thing to do in Omaha?

I love weekend drives with my husband around Omaha checking out houses,landscaping ideas, etc. There are so many charming neighborhoods in Omaha and it’s fun to wander and notice all the small details! It’s always fun to explore new developments, as well, and check out the new housing trends making their way into Omaha.

More about Sarah

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Photo courtesy Sarah Stewart

Sarah was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Omaha for graduate school in 2012. She’s an insurance executive by day and a blogger/DIYer/home decor enthusiast by night/weekend/every other waking minute.

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