It’s a holiday here in the states and most of us have off, so I decided not to blog and go on a date with my husband. We started off feasting on a delicious brunch out, then hit an afternoon matinee (Music and Lyrics), and finally wrapped things up in a nearby cafe lingering over cappuccino and dessert. I highly recommend date time with your husband, it’s fantastic. I’ll see everyone tomorrow, but until then, here are some excellent links for you to enjoy:
Irene’s informative and bookmark-worthy post about vintage ceramics over at Bloesem.
Stylish Danielle is spotting bright yellow as a trend over at the Style Files.
Domino magazine and their amazing “green” issue. It hit my mailbox over the weekend and I plan to dig in tonight. I heard some of their amazing eco-finds are online over on their website…
The March Country Living magazine is all about creating your own craft room and my favorite topic, “Turn Your Passions Into Profits”. The issue is devoted to women entrepreneurs and it’s just a terrific read. You can catch some of it online here. The rest you’ll need to see in the issue!
Victoria shares some of her favorite chick flicks.
Tomorrow is a HUGE day for Apartment Therapy as the Gillingham-Ryan family makes their debut on the Oprah show. The show is called, “Nate’s Small Space Miracle”. Don’t miss it! People are starting to post about the show on the Oprah website… I can’t wait to watch how the boards fill up post show! This is such great news for AT.
And a bit of saving the best for last, don’t miss A Year Of Living Gorgeously, Paola’s new blog from Mirror Mirror. It seems to be a bit of everything delicious all rolled into one space.
See you tomorrow, February 20th with a special decor8 discount from an artist and designer we all love… Stay tuned!
We’re snowed in under a blanket of beautiful white, well more like several blankets, so I’m lacing up my huge stormtrooper boots and heading outside for a little fun in winter wonderland. It’s nearly 3pm, time to go have some fun, it is or first snow… I’ll be back tomorrow with the next trend report: Beachy Keen, a look at how to bring a little California cool into your home. It’s finally ready, it took me forever!
If you’re looking for links, there are plenty of great blogs that I’ve added in the left column, which I’ve categorized to make things easier. (Those added over the past few days are clearly marked *.) Oh, and don’t miss Rachel’s Reds Report, she’s a color Queen from Maryland and is willing to take any questions you may have, so don’t be shy.
Enjoy your day… See you tomorrow!
Apartment Therapy welcomes their latest blog, The Nursery… It’s the cutest site and a great resource for designers, parents-to-be, friends of parents-to-be, and everyone, really. Who doesn’t love pastels, softies, and adorableness? Who won’t be invited to at least one baby shower this year? And you never know, that new craving for saltines could be trying to tell you something… Anyway, a huge congrats are in order to Maxwell and the whole AT team!
(image from fit magazine)
This post is nearly the size of a book chapter, but from the emails I reply to almost daily, I think it may help you in some small way.
You may notice the blog of the week is actually a website filled with art, the blog of Marisa Haedike, and podcasts. These podcasts are the primary reason for selecting Creative Thursday as Blog of the Week.
When I started listening to Marisa’s podcasts last year on Creative Thursday, I heard a familiar voice. My own. Nearly everything she discusses resonates with me on some level. Maybe it’s because we’re the same age and have that “been there, done that” mentality – it comes from experiencing a lot at a young age and knowing that you have “arrived”, you have nothing to prove anymore. I don’t mean arrived as in big success, fame, riches, power, etc. I’m talking about an affair of the heart and mind. When both agree that you are doing exactly what you need to be doing in life and you know it and own it. Have you Click here to continue reading this post…