A quick update:
I just found out my little baby blog, Bliss at Home, has been nominated on Apartment Therapy’s Homies 2013 Best Home Projects & DIY Blog. Super cool! I would love your vote if you would like to support me in that way:
and the Best Design & Inspiration Blog Category:
I know what you’re thinking! Two posts in one day…it’s like Christmas, Easter, and your birthday all rolled into one! I hope you can read the sarcasm…truth be told, I don’t like to post more than once in a day, but today is Feb. 1st! The start of another month and you know I have to give you guys a monthly recap too! Plus, I have a really busy weekend ahead and I thought this would make for some good lazy morning reading.
I feel like 2013 started off great and I have enjoyed our new schedule for the year and hope you are too. I am so grateful to all of you who check in daily, weekly, and monthly
Here is the Best of January recap:
DIY Map Art: Dave and I made some Map Art for our son’s bedroom. Our little George Bailey loves it! DIY Decorative Boxes: Pantone announced emerald green the color of the year for 2013 so I felt inspired to make some decorative boxes. DIY snake-skin Jar: I’ve been feeling animal prints lately and made a snake-skin jar from an old candle and cardstock. DIY Gold Elephant: Little Priscilla the elephant joined our home and was given the gold leaf treatment.
We continued to work on our Kitchen Possible! Remodel finishing the floors and installing baseboards. I will have an update for you this month. I have been bit by bit painting over the oak woodwork throughout the house and gave tips on how to do it without stripping or sanding. In my attempts to organize everything I made our linen closet more user-friendly. Our living room continues to evolve and I added a new chandelier and blinged out some free Craigslist wall lamps.
What I’m Loving Right Now… This is my new favorite weekly to write and read your comments about! It gives me a chance to gush about trends, styles, and decor I love and I get to hear you guys weigh-in on it. Such great fun! In January, we talked about equestrian inspired design which I think was brought on by watching too much Downton Abbey. We dished on the leopard trends in home decor and I had to try it out. I’m still obsessing about faux taxidermy + antlers and so happy I found an affordable way to add them into my home. We also talked about chinoiserie decor (say that 5x fast!) and I dreamed about a table decked out in blue and white ginger jars.
Thanks for making January such a fun one!
I would love to hear your feedback too. Are you loving the new schedule? Is there something you could do without? Do you like the weekly recap? Would love to hear your thoughts…
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