Thursday, February 26, 2009

Life is Gonna Change.

It's warm out today, but I shot this a few weeks ago.

Getting ready to eat some lunch--just thought I'd take a minute to update the blog. I've got a stack of pictures to photograph and post on etsy--my first items to be for sale. I'll be sure to put them on here too.

Got some other news to tell, but I'm holding onto it for a bit longer because I don't want to jinx it. I'm so happy about it I could burst. I've got a lot to do today, but I'll write more on here later.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bad Weather + Old House = Tears of Frustration.

This is my house as it is this moment.

The wind has been howling ALL night and day today, add to that the fact that it's been raining like crazy and we've got a mess. The south side of our house only has the original board siding on it, so water comes in and drips and soaks and ruins things that I'd rather it not. I've gotta just keep telling myself that someday it won't be like this and that someday my house will be solid and repaired and decorated. So in order to salve my frustration I've been looking at Better Homes and Gardens Website. They send design emails to my inbox and when I'm bored I always seem to go over there and drool at the wonderful design possibilities. Take this one for example:

The furniture is unique and it kind of looks rustic, but at the same time looks uppity and chic.
Or this one:

Which is actually too elegant and chic for me, but I really enjoy the chairs at the end of the bed.

Then the color scheme suggested here works well: lime green and blue--although I prefer a different shade of blue and lime green.

That's just a few of the thoughts that go through my head as I pour through the slide shows. Perhaps someday I'll be showcases my rooms to inspire you guys. Although I can guarantee that it will look nothing like the above images because all of my furnishings and decor will be coming from junk heaps, auction barns, and garage sales, but it will match my personality which is all that matters to me.

Monday, February 9, 2009

If there was a book written about me what would the back panel say?

Never has there been a girl with dreams such as hers. Julia grew up on a small farm in Central Indiana to become one of the most well known artists in the United States. Among the livestock and her family she created a life all her own which she wrote about in the numerous books she penned over her lifetime (the most well known being "The Gallivanting Girl gets Grounded: Kids in the Compost Heap and Piglets in the Bathtub"). She attributes all her success to the love and support of her dear husband whom she married at the tender age of twenty-two. If you're looking for a book of inspiration mixed with hilarious real-life events, then this book is for you.

(at least that's what I'm hoping life will dole out for me)...a girl can dream!