May 14, 2019

Transformation Tuesday #1

I posted a couple of weeks ago about a new series I'd like to start doing on my blog, and I'm excited to share this first post!

Transformation Tuesday is not about weight loss (although it can be). Rather, I love the idea of sharing transformations of all kinds--refashioned clothing, room makeovers, new haircuts, pets before and after rescue, etc. No transformation is too small or insignificant! I love seeing before and after photos of things, and I know others do as well.

So, let me show them off! I'll include how to do so at the bottom of this post. But first, for this week...

Before and after of our amazing rescue pup, Lizzie, on the day we got her and her one-year-gotcha-day anniversary!

- Amanda, Wisconsin, crazy dog mom

My 65-pound weight loss transformation!

- Mandy, Ohio, total badass (Okay, Mandy didn't include the badass part, but seeing these photos, I just had to add it!)

Before and after painting kitchen cabinets and changing out the backsplash and light fixture.

-Melissa, Michigan, amateur home renovator

Aren't these stunning?! I love love love seeing transformation pictures. To keep doing the series, I need you to share pics of your own transformations, so please keep them coming! Here's how to send them:

1) Email one "before" photo and one "after" photo, of anything you'd like, to: transformations (at) runsforcookies (dot) com.

Please keep the photos separate rather than collaging them, and refrain from using filters or Photoshop on the photos. I feel like everything is filtered these days, and filters tend to invalidate the "wow" factor. If necessary, I may crop or resize the photos simply to fit uniformly into the post, but I will try to keep them as original as possible. Also, if there is someone in the photo, just make sure it's cool with them that I share it here.

2) You may include a link to your personal blog or social media page if you'd like (no business or promotional pages--this will be at my discretion). Include a one-sentence description (I'm sure the photos will explain themselves for the most part). For each submission, I'll include:

-Brief description of the transformation

-First Name, Location, Few words of who you are (i.e. "New DIY'er" or "Cat Lover", etc). If you want me to leave out name/location, just let me know.

3) I will post whenever I get enough submissions to do so--it could be one week or it could be several. I'll send you an email to let you know beforehand, though.

Thanks for sharing!


  1. Love this new series! Great idea!

  2. That kitchen reno is amazing! And Mandy looks incredible! Thanks for including my little rescue puppers! I'm pretty obsessed with her so I stand by my "crazy dog mom" title lol. I am loving this series!

  3. These are great - I love all the pictures!

  4. These are all so great!

  5. These are all great -- i LOVE the tile in the kitchen re-do

  6. I love all of these! Very nice job on the kitchen renovation.

  7. Weight loss - awesome! Puppy pics - love it! Kitchen - amazing! (My kitchen kind of looks like the before pic - just may be the inspo I need.)

  8. these are so great! Love this idea, and that you are feeling good about things, and writing about different stuff! Yay for you.


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