Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Style Your Space

I recently Took a fun e-course called Style Your Space , and it was fabulous!

I learned so much about displaying items, scale, balance, and composition, color, etc. etc. etc....

It inspired me to do something, but there is so much that needs attention  in our I started small....
One little old chair from Craig's list. I liked the color and shape of it, and it was comfy. It needed some TLC so I gave it a good scrub and got to decorating my space:

I started with decorating a lamp purchased at Kirkland Home for $15...what a bargain! I got my inspiration (OK, totally copied) from Heidi Lynn, one of our awesome teacher at the store. I know say it all the time, but Scrapbooks Etc has the best teachers, classes, fabrics, etc...if you've never been, you really need to go!

Then, Tony repainted my table he made me years ago, and I started setting up my space:

I sewed some super easy pillows to add to the chair:
and my reading nook was complete:
I love it! It was a small step, but I am inspired to continue and do more!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Just Keep Swimming

I am often asked how things are going, with the start of the new business, our recent life changes, etc.

Almost daily I think of Dory and this cute scene from Finding Nemo.

"When Life gets you down, you know what you gotta do...just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..."

I tend to focus on the negative, see the problems in things...but I'm working on it. I am definitely able to see the silver lining in all this too.

Things aren't great, but they're not too bad either.

Just keep new Mantra...