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Sponsor Spotlight: Buy Chalk Paint Online

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Hi all, I’m still playing catch up today after vacation and working on several spaces right now behind the scenes, two of the room makeovers are for charity, and I’m trying to get all the details right, it’s a bit crazy!  Meanwhile, I wanted to share you can now purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint online through my friend and sponsor Shaunna of Perfectly Imperfect.

Shaunna is an expert when it comes to working with Chalk Paint, she’s transformed a lot of drab pieces and created so many beautiful projects over the years, and she’s now an online stockist.

 

You can now purchase any of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors through Shaunna including the newest color on the end table pictured above, a vivid and rich green dubbed “Florence”.

 

Shaunna also has brushes and waxes for sale too, be sure to check out all the inventory.  If you’re within driving distance of Troy, Alabama she also offers monthly workshops where you get to practice using the paints and waxes and she shares all her tips and tricks, included in the workshop is Annie Sloan’s book.  I’ve met Annie Sloan and heard her speak a few months ago, her story is inspiring, and I’m so happy her product is now so readily available.

 

I’ve worked with this product a lot and it’s one of my favorite paints for furniture.  Remember, the greatest thing about it is you can get busy painting right away, no need to prime, and I even paint indoors which makes it ideal for the hot and cold seasons or if you simply don’t want to move your furniture you can paint it in place!

Click on this button to make your selection and get busy painting your next piece!

 

Save 10% on quarts when you use the code CG

Can’t wait to share these spaces I’m working on with you in the next few weeks !

 

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Things Learned from Motherhood

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Hi everyone, it’s almost Mother’s Day!  I’ll be spending it with my family and I have a sneaking suspicion it will involve a surprise afternoon picnic in Sonoma… okay, maybe not a surprise, I dropped too many hints that’s how I wanted to spend it.  As long as it’s relaxing and involves some wine and cheese, I’m a happy gal. 

Melissa from 320*Sycamore asked me to share some thoughts on motherhood, so hop on over to visit and read five things I’ve learned from being a mom.   things learned from motherhood

Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mobilized!

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Well you asked, I delivered.

When I asked for tips on better site navigation last week, several of you emailed me asking for me to make the site compatible for mobile devices.  I confess, I was a little confused and not sure what that looked like – then Dana sent me an example of a mobile friendly blog layout and the light bulb went on, oh that !  Thanks Dana!

It took some research but I figured it out. So for those of you who enjoy your blog reading on a mobile device, whether it’s an iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc. there’s a new service in town when you visit CG – a mobile friendly one.

Here’s what you’ll now see on an iPad:

ipad dropdown menu

 

Notice how you’ll have immediate access to all the recent articles in chronological order for quick reading, and all the other good stuff is right at your fingertips too for when you’re away from your desktop.  And look, there’s a drop down easily navigable menu – sweet!

The same look on the iPhone too, very finger friendly menus for all of you.

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And if for any reason you prefer to look at the site on your mobile device like it appears on your desktop, no worries, simply turn off the Mobile Theme in the footer:

mobile theme on off

 

I’ll be adding a social media page next, for whenever you want to connect on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest via your mobile device.  Also I’ve only tested in on the Apple products so let me know if you see anything wonky on the others…

Happy surfing!

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