Friday, January 25, 2013

Like It or Leave It

Looking for a soothing & neutral color palette?  Here's a good one from ZGallerie.

What do you think of mixing these tonal hues of blues, creams and grays together?  I'm kind of liking it.  It's a neutral palette with just a subtle hint of color.  It's an easy enough palette to work with.  I think this can work in just about any room.  Dining Room, living room, master bathroom maybe?  

How about you, like it or leave it?

image via ZGallerie's facebook page

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nate Berkus Comes to Calico

How awesome is this!

Nate Berkus has arrived at Calico Corners.  Make sure to check out his exclusive fabric collection here.  I think you will be totally inspired.  His collection is both handsome and pretty.  In my opinion, Nate does not disappoint.  I think you will find something you'll like and at pretty decent price points as well.

I'm completely obsessed with the entire collection, but here are a few of my favorites.


Have you seen it already?  What are your favorites?  Let me know!  I just added to my To Do list this week, a visit to Calico Corner to see if I can check out the collection in person myself.  Anyone want to join me? 

Oh, by the way...Calico is having a Nate Berkus Facebook Contest.  Click here to enter.   Or, you can go to Calico Corner's Home Page to win a chance to win Nate's book, The Things That Matter.  And just for signing up you automatically get $20 off a purchase of $100 or more.  How's that for an incentive to try out Nate's new fabric line?! 

Happy Monday everyone! 

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Cheers to 2013!!!

Out with the old, in with the new.  We've all heard this before.  I know.  But what makes this different from past years {for me anyways} is that this time I'm actually listening and determined to do something about it.  I came across this quote on Facebook, of all places.  It was a good reminder for me.  It has become my new motto.  And what better way to start 2013...

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Don't let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."

  -Steve Jobs

With all that said {thank you Steve Jobs} I started making a few changes in my life and I will probably continue to make more changes as times goes on.  All positive and for the better, so no worries I assure you.  Baby steps people, baby steps.  I really did learn more about myself in 2012.  I think after turning 40 this past September that was my true turning point in my life.  I honestly want to say that I do believe 40 is the new 30.  Boy, what a difference more positive thinking, changing your outlook on life and doing even the smallest things differently than before can actually make on a person.  Does that makes sense?!  

I'm so looking forward to 2013 and what it will bring both personally and professionally.  I also want to THANK YOU, my readers for stopping by this 'lil blog of mine.  It really does mean alot to me that you take time out of your day to read what I have to say, or don't have to say :)  I sure do hope you will continue to drop by and join me on this new journey.  Stay tuned.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!  HAPPY 2013!!!



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