Happy Weekend!

November 20, 2009

It’s Friday and time for me to wish you well and thank you for joining me this week on decor8. It’s nearly 2:30 p.m. here and I try to sign off midday on Fridays each week in a quest to become more balanced — plus the weather is gorgeous and will be this way until Monday so I hope to get a lot done including another trip out to IKEA, a visit to the flea market, and my friend is having a shopping event on her street with other indie sellers so I plan to visit that too. AND I need to get my hair cut, it’s a giant monster and my morning bed head is so extreme that if I glued google eyes on it you’d think it was alive!

Happy Weekend!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed all of my posts this week as I was quite the writer pouring out my little heart for all to hear. But I felt social and chatty and so thank you for listening and for discussing so many interesting topics along with me because a conversation isn’t a conversation without another person involved. Only crazy ladies talk to themselves and while I’ve been know to do that too, I certainly do not want to blog without any participation from you so thanks for making my week so much more interesting to me. And I love that you aren’t lumps sitting there scrolling and moving on to the next blog, you really get involved and even start conversations with others within the comments section which I think is really cool. I read everyones comments and enjoy them all immensely. I received a number of private emails this week and many expressed to me how some of your comments really changed their outlook and mood — one lady even went on to tell me that she was feeling like giving up and just pulling the plug on her blog and etsy shop until she read the comments on one of my posts — so I appreciate you so very much!

I will see you on Monday — Leslie has her Color Me Pretty column prepared and it will go live on Monday and I know you will love it. We’ve been working on color themes together but for those who have asked, all of her work is hers alone and I did nothing but assist with color themes. She takes the lead and does quite a lovely job. Also next week I will also post some special discount offers from decor8 sponsors in a series of 3 posts throughout the next week or two. Each post will give you the name of the shop, the promotional offer, and the link and shopping code so stick around. I’ll also pull in some non-sponsors too so stay tuned for that!

UPDATE: I almost forgot, I have a fun yarn DIY coming up soon too — not sure if it will be ready next week or the following but stay tuned. It’s from one of my favorite craft goddesses and I’m sure, yours too. :)


(image from the Fine shop by the talented Elizabeth)


  • Reply Anne - Boston Wedding Photographer November 20, 2009 at 8:45 am

    We have the same shopping agenda!! I just finished a Wednesday full of vintage resale shopping and next I’m off to IKEA! ;-) Thanks for keeping such a lovely blog full of fabulous inspiration!!

  • Reply Sara Ford November 20, 2009 at 9:36 am


    I am new to your blog and have been reading your old posts and I just love decor8. I have never really read someone’s blog so this is all new to me but I look forward to your future entries! :)

    Sara Ford

  • Reply Emily November 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Perhaps this sounds odd, but I just wanted to say thanks for not jumping on the Christmas bandwagon quite yet. More than any year I can recall, people are already putting up Christmas lights, Christmas music is playing in every store, all of the ads in the Sunday paper are “Buy! Buy! Buy!” And I will, and it will be lovely and fun to think of the perfect thing for my friends and family – but not quite yet. It’s still the last few weeks of fall, not yet winter, and I’m looking forward to appreciating them.
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Californ-i-a! =-.

  • Reply oumimm November 20, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    luv luv ur blog!!!!! you fill my dream …..i luv whatever yah wirte ,show and share other everything …I will follow your blog sweetie ^^ luv xoxoxo

  • Reply Portobello November 20, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    love this is post!!!


  • Reply My Owl Barn November 20, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Holly, I enjoyed reading all your posts. Your blog is the first thing I look at every morning. Have a great weekend and shopping trip to IKEA. Love.
    .-= My Owl Barn´s last blog ..Friday Freebie! =-.

  • Reply Lydia, Clueless Crafter November 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    While you’ve got a jam packed weekend, I’ve got the exact opposite planned.

    Last week was focused on antiquing, visiting the ocean and the Northshore of Boston, going vintage fashion sleuthing, and eating at the best lunch spot (The Lyceum) after a visit to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.

    I’m in for a rest and for hunkering down with my hubby who has been on a business trip.

    Looking forward to a fresh Monday everyone!
    .-= Lydia, Clueless Crafter´s last blog ..Holidays are Coming! Maxwell’s Maxims for Entertaining =-.

  • Reply Heather Kim November 20, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I am so glad that you decided to write as much as you did this week, Holly. It has been really lovely, and uplifting, to read your words… I have just opened an Etsy shop, but I also work full-time in another realm altogether *hoping to someday quit my day job*. I am really enjoying all of the beauty that exists within the online communities of independent artists and crafters. It is more amazing than I ever dared to imagine. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us!

  • Reply ale November 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    HOLA!!! l must tell you that this blog,all the images you show,are a party for me!!!l was looking the flickr and everything,but everything l love!!!! and now the blog…divino!!!! have a beautifull weekend andlots of succesfulls with your hair!!!!!hasta muy pronto!!!

  • Reply ChervelleCamille November 21, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Thank you, Holly for your posts this week. Your blog is a blessing and inspiring. So don’t apologize for all you shared this week. I look forward to you blog each day, even more so this week than before (believe it or not!). Your train of thought was dead on, truthful, and filled with life; in the most humble manner. Thanks for taking the initiative and for being blunt!! And just like some frequents, I too have been touched by others comments. It’s nice to know that even though we are all from different places, we all have a connection and therefore are not alone in what we go through and can encourage by sharing experiences and thoughts.
    Can I just say, the thing that I admire the most about you, is that you view other bloggers work, feature them in your blog, and praise their work; without any jealousy involved. You see the beauty in things. What an admirable attitude!
    Happy weekend (to you and frequent readers), and I hope your hair cut turns out to be just what you needed. And your shopping too!!

  • Reply Kiran November 22, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Awww.. Such a sweet post. Very thoughtful of you to be appreciative of your readers :) That’s is the sign of a great blogger. More importantly, a great human being. Have a great weekend and looking forward to the new hairstyle Holly :)
    .-= Kiran´s last blog ..I needed a break from =-.

  • Reply Fresh Design Blog November 22, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Hope you enjoy your weekend – look forward to reading more of your posts next week!
    .-= Fresh Design Blog´s last blog ..Vibrant gypsy chandelier =-.

  • Reply Sadie November 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I heard about your blog from the Times article of best blogs, I’ve been through some of your posts and will definately subscribe to your blog as well as recommend to my friends!

  • Reply Penny Patten November 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Holly I really enjoy your blog. I don’t get to my E-mail every day, but when I do get to sit at my computer, I save yours for last so that I can take my time to go through and enjoy all your posts. I get to see and meet a lot of people through your Blog, that I’m sure otrher wise I probally wouldn’t get the chance. So thank you for enjoying what you do and reaching out to all us fellow bloggers!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..Decorating For The Holidays =-.

  • Reply thedoodlegirl November 23, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Loved the “googly eyes” comment! Hahaa!

  • Reply brittni: papernstitch November 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Oh! That is my absolute favorite print from Fine right now! Good choice.
    .-= brittni: papernstitch´s last blog ..Craft Venture: not stressing the holidays =-.

  • Reply fresh365 November 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Thank you so much Holly for all the time you put into your posts. I felt like I was coming to therapy the past week reading your posts- in a good way!! You certainly have a way to inspire!

  • Reply warmday December 2, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I really really love your room,it’s so nice!

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