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Today…

I’m finishing up all of the inspiration packs so I can photograph them and post them here on decor8 in the morning along with how you can win one!

I’m also working with my designer to put the finished touches on the new decor8 – which unfortunately includes tagging over 3,000 posts and organizing a lot of content so if you wonder where I am I’m working behind on the scenes on blog-related goodies.

Back in a moment with our Get Real topic of the week…

Posted in uncategorized on July 17, 2008

{update} Happy Weekend!

I am signing off for the weekend so I thought I’d take a moment to wish you all fun times spent with friends and family over the next few days. Monday is our 7th year wedding anniversary so I’m taking off to enjoy every second of it but Miss Becky will still meet you here on Monday morning with her weekly Design Star Dish and I’ll have a post up on the same day (early morning) at Real Simple. I’ll meet you back here on decor8 Tuesday with a new week of posts and news about the inspiration pack giveaway. I’m still creating the ‘inspire’ packs but they are coming along just great and will be ready next week. Yay!

Currently loving… (on flickr)

{updated} — I wrote August 28th below and this is totally the incorrect date. I mean JULY 28, as in TWO WEEKS! :) In other news… The new decor8 is almost ready to be revealed! To sum it up, I’m moving the blog from Blogger to WordPress, adding lots of new features, and promise that when you stop by on August 28th (possibly sooner) you will like what you see. I’ve listened to your opinions on past surveys and have incorporated nearly everything into the new design. I can’t wait to finish this 7+ month project. Yay!

Have a wonderful weekend!

(image from flickr)

Posted in uncategorized on July 11, 2008

Writing, Writing, Writing!

I’ve been writing a lot over at Haus Maus today and I wrote a piece over at Real Simple that you may be interested in. Topics include kitchen design, cute ceramics, and a few good shops that ship globally. I’ll be back here to blog this afternoon so stay tuned!

Posted in uncategorized on July 11, 2008

Shop Orla Kiely Online {big news!}

This is highly dangerous news. I never thought the day would come when I could announce this on decor8… But I’ve been wishing for it for years now… The availability of Orla Kiely in the states, online, with reasonable shipping rates. They’ve just launched a brand new site for both International and US shoppers and I couldn’t be happier. They have everything available. Stationery, bags, clothing, it’s all there and waiting for us to pounce. They are currently adding their home collection so stay tuned for that.

I placed a bag in my shopping cart to double check shipping costs before writing this to make sure that what I’m stating is true (pinch me, it is!) and to FedEx a bag to New Hampshire was only $15. When I tried to shop them before a single bag was over 50,- pounds (nearly $100 USD!) to ship. Also, all of the prices are listed in USD. This is huge news people. I can’t wait to see what they stock in their home section. I’m hoping for throws and pillows…

(images from orla kiely)

Posted in uncategorized on July 09, 2008

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