Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's Come to This

I admit it. I've been one of those insomniac blog readers. If I couldn't sleep, I'd sit down at the computer, hand on the mouse searching for anything to keep my mind off not being able sleep. Typically, I find myself searching decorating and design blogs that give great ideas and a little spark to fuel my flame for my next decorating gig.

I can honestly say - I HAVE NEVER COMMENTED ON ANY BLOG I'VE EVER READ WHILE DOING THE INSOMNIAC SEARCH. I know! It's a shame. I've read some fabulous blogs and learned so many wonderful things. The blog that sent my thoughts into overdrive wondering if I could do this myself? Janell Beals at Isabella and Max Rooms. Love her ideas - simple and practical. Love her style - beautiful and in the moment. Love her blog - like conversation with the girls.

So...why would I be starting my own blog hoping for readers? Decorating gives me UBER BLISS! I believe the only way to find it and keep it is to be committed to keeping my creative buzz a goin' by sharing current decorating jobs and personal projects. I go into the world of blogging.

First daughter's room. Kendra is 14 and she's gone to camp for a month. This is the PERFECT time to take her ideas of the ever so popular turquoise/orange/hot pink fake fur and beads and create a contemporary room that still oozes of girlie fun.

I found this FABULOSO fabric at Joann's Fabrics and Crafts last night and I now have all the inspiration I need. The last yard of chocolate flowered fabric screamed 'buy me!' and the creative buzz began. Within a minute the entire room unfolded in my head and I can't tell you the UBER BLISS that I found. UBER BLISS, people!

More later about the thrift store finds and hands on projects that will accompany these yummy fabrics.


  1. you go girl! Get Kendra's done so we can do Avery's! :) Yay for you starting a blog! I need to write on mine! Yippee!!
    Jill Pill

  2. Well, aren't I completely flattered!! I will be reading and looking forward to see what you do in your daughter Kendra's room! All the best with your blog...Janell

  3. Hi!
    I'm a Janell follower/lover/stalker and I LOVE her blog too! And anyone that can put into words how I feel about her blog, certainly gets my attention!

    Those fabrics are so fun. Love the colors! I can't wait to see what you have planed for this room!

  4. Hi, I'm a fabric freak too and decorating kids rooms are so much fun. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  5. I agree, Janell is one of the best bloggers around and gives me almost daily encouragement :) Good luck with your blog; it's lots of fun.

  6. Woohoo! I'm your third follower! Welcome to the crazy world of blogging;-)

  7. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. Consider me a new follower. I anticipate you finding uber bliss. :) And I thought I was the only one who loved the word.."uber."


  8. Congrats on starting your blog! I was a blog stalker for years...just click click click to a little get-away. I started in January, and am so thankful I did. You're off to a great start and can't wait to see what you do with that awesome fabric!

  9. The fabrics your picked up look so amazing! I really love the green one. I agree, Janell is FAB! :) Welcome to the fun world of blogging, I love it! Thanks so stopping by my blog and sharing your thoughts! It made my smile