May 21, 2019

Transformation Tuesday #2

I'm so excited to post Transformation Tuesday #2! I think this is my favorite series I've ever done on my blog. I just can't get enough of before and after photos, no matter what they are.

I hope you enjoy this week's transformations :)

Two years ago my husband and I bought a circa-1980 house that used to be located on a farm.  It was professionally moved to a city lot and totally rebuilt and updated from the inside out.

- Holly, Oregon, Placemaker

I dropped the coloring bottle and embraced my natural hair color! One of the best things I’ve ever done. So freeing!

- Elizabeth, Michigan, au natural

I’ve also lost 40 pounds over the past couple of years!

- Elizabeth, Michigan

My daughter was born at 28 weeks gestation, weighing just 2 lbs 4 oz. She contracted MRSA and Meningitis while in the NICU (for TWO MONTHS) and fought them both. She is now 18 months old and I could not be a prouder mom! She weighs over 21 pounds and is running and talking so much!

- Laura, Virginia, super proud mom :)  (Laura's blog can be found here)

My husband and I sanded and stained our deck, got some deck furniture, planted our vegetable garden, three trees, two bushes, and flowers. We both have never done anything like this before as new home owners, but we’re so happy with the results!

- Amy, Kansas City, KS, backyard DIY makeover beginner

Our garage before and after a paint job and epoxy flooring!

- Sue, Michigan, Katie's mom

To keep doing the series, I need transformation photos, 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:

-One sentence 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. this is my favorite series of yours as well. I love the transformations!

  2. Great stories-I am LOVING this series too! Thank you!

  3. I love these and these transformations are great! Love the natural hair, that little girl is ADORABLE and STRONG, I love the home makeovers and you're all very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love this! It is so fun and the different transformations are so cool!


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