A lot has happened over the last several months while I took a break from blogging.. The big thing is we moved into a bigger house! Yippee! A second thing is I became a writer for Tipsaholic, a great blog that shares tips on all kinds of subjects. When you have a moment, check out some of my featured tips on moving, camping, starting conversation's with kids, flower arranging and laundry.
While there is a lot on my plate right now, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to once again participate in Calling It Home's One Room Challenge. For those of you who don't know, this is a six weeks event with the Linking Participants sharing their progress of decorating a room each Thursday. In the end, a whole room is redone. This will be my third time joining in. In the past, I redid my laundry room with a Greenbrier/Dorothy Draper theme and the kid's mud room in bright primary colors with a big dash of organization thrown in.
And this time the room in my home I am going to do for the ORC is.....
It's actually our formal living room, but we don't really need a stuffy room where no one can sit on the furniture, and it only sees the light of day when guests come calling. What we do need is a place to curl up with a good book after the kids go to bed at night or somewhere where we can read the Sunday newspaper while sipping a strong cup of coffee before the kids wake up. See a pattern here ;)
I will be reusing a lot of the furniture pieces from my old house, (they are in good shape, so no reason to buy new), but will be adding new accessories that better fit this new space.
And of course the bookshelves will be the star of the room. I'll be sharing my tips on organizing and styling them.
And to keep busy, in the meantime, you can check out my Pinterest boards where I will be pinning my design inspiration. (I might have a
I am also contributing to the One Room Challenge Linking Party Board on Pinterest, where I will be pinning the design progress of my fellow ORC Linking Participants through out the next six weeks. So many great ideas to feature!
Now I am off to see what everyone else is doing for their ORC project. Such creativity out there. Thanks to Linda for putting all of this together. The One Room Challenge is so much fun!!!!