And The Interwebs Connect!

After more than 2 months without internet (due to some incredibly irritating and completely unnecessary circumstances), and our only connection to the world has been our phones, we are FINALLY back online!

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things that I’ve wanted to post about in the past two months, and now feeling the need to get caught up on everything!  I’m in the midst of sorting my thoughts and organizing my photos and hope to get a start on posting about the house renovations in the next day or so, or maybe if you’re lucky I’ll have something ready later today… don’t hold your breath though!

Design Inspiration

About the same time we started looking for a house last spring, I was introduced to Pinterest.  For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with Pinterest, it’s is an online bulletin board where you “pin” photos you find online to boards you create.  I began using it to pin design inspirations for our “Someday House”, and have since pinned a little bit (ok, maybe A LOT a bit) of anything and everything.  As we are getting closer to closing on our house, I am trying to design my home with intention so I want a plan as I begin decorating.  I don’t want to just begin purchasing things at random.  Therefore I am currently trying to figure out the reoccurring themes in what I pin to help determine what direction I want to go in decorating our home.  Here are some of those themes:

STENCILED WALLS, FLOORS, CEILINGS AND FURNITURE:

BRIGHT COLOR COMBINATIONS:

PAINTED FURNITURE:

What do you think of these ideas?  Do you love ’em, or hate ’em?  I’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions!  If you’re a pinner on Pinterets, and I’m not already following your, please let me know!  I’d love to follow you!

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

And for the second time in a week, I AM A WINNER!  Look at this beautiful necklace I will soon be receiving (it will have a “J” on it).  A big thanks to PaperNStitch blog for hosting the giveaway and Hazelnut Cottage for making this lovely necklace!  Check out the PNS Blog for more giveaways like this and HC’s Etsy shop to purchase similar items