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Nest Decorating

I really enjoy talking about other bloggers and sharing them with you, especially all the new decorating and creative blogs out there. There’s such an endless fountain of beauty and information that comes from so many places. It’s exciting to discover this endless stream, so refreshing!

Tamar from gorgeously green Shelburne, Vermont (a location we don’t hear about often in blogland), recently wrote in about her blog and decorating business, Nest Decorating. An interior decorator and crafter (she has an etsy store), Tamar writes about her passions in life that so many of us can relate to: decorating, gardening, and crafts. Of course, coming from her voice makes these topics fresh and unique, and seeing life in a Vermont setting is so appealing to me.

Great blog Tamar, thanks for sharing it with us!

(images from nest decorating)

Posted in blogs, etsy, inspiration on May 10, 2007


Happiness is looking at a group of images that swells your heart with so much joy and causes your creative juices to overflow. Go ahead, indulge in the beauty that is the everyday life of Twelve22 in her previous London home, now Minneapolis home dated 1917. View Anna’s flickr sets here for even more visual goodness. Ah.

(images from twelve22)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, blogs, inspiration, walls on May 09, 2007

Can you blog for 2Modern?

Would anyone with blogging interest and/or experience like to take my weekly spot over at 2Modern? They have a blog called Design Talk where I was a guest blogger (unpaid) for the past year, I guess I was their Girl Friday because I posted once every Friday.

Your weekly post need not be elaborate, check out their blog to see how other guest bloggers are doing it already. Just some text and an image or two. You can talk about design in general, from the art museum you visited recently in your city to the cool new trends you’ve spotted or a great print you found on Etsy. The assignment is unpaid, but the good thing is exposure – 2Modern already has an audience and in your post, you can place a link to your own spot on the web, even if that spot happens to be your own blog. Linking is never a bad thing!

If you’re interested..[5/4 update: Thanks to everyone that applied for this, I think we are all set at this point… But thank you again for all your emails of interest. I’ve replied to everyone that contacted me at this point, so I wish you all the best!]

Posted in blogs, inspiration, small business on May 03, 2007

Fieryeyed Studio (25% off Blog Banners in May!)

I must share a gem that you’ll love, especially with so many seeking that special someone to create a box ad or banner for your blog without charging a fortune and who is willing to take on small jobs. Let me tell you about Fieryeyed Studio.

A decor8 reader, sponsor, blog pal, and talented designer, Jenifer Altman launched her design studio less than a year ago alongside her collection of jewelry and paper. Jenifer designs branding/logos for indie businesses and banners for the modern blogger, “My design aesthetic plays strongly into the graphics I create, however, my primary goal is to create something that not only my client?s customers will connect to, but something that reflects the heart and soul of the woman behind the indie business.”

As a small business owner herself, Jenifer instantly connects with her customers and knows what it takes to help them get off the ground. Jenifer keeps her prices affordable too, “I want woman to have the opportunity to have their business successfully and smartly branded while being able to still afford all the start-up costs of running a small business.” You can contact Jenifer via her website or email her at custom AT fieryeyed DOT com

SPECIAL FOR MAY: Take 25% off blog banners for new customers. Please mention decor8 when you write to Jenifer. Thanks!

Psst: She’s a blogger, too. Click here.

(images from fieryeyed studio)

Posted in blogs, small business on April 24, 2007


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