More to Life

August 6th, 2012

I stumbled across this quote last week by the late Albert Hadley, interior design icon and legend.  It came to my attention at the appropriate moment as I was readying for a family vacation.

“Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living. There’s more to life than decorating.” ~ Albert Hadley

More to life than decorating?  More to life than paint and fabric swatches, fixtures and furniture?   Nooooooo, that can’t be true!   :)  I say that jokingly of course because I think and write about those things all day long during the week.  Our homes are our havens, worthy of the time invested in surrounding ourselves with beautiful things, but that’s the point, at the end of the day, they’re just things.

After 3 ½ years of blogging, it’s time to take a break, and so this week I’m off the grid.  I’m officially on vacation and as my sister and I discussed last week, it’s kinda like leaving your baby for the first time with a babysitter.  Remember the anxiety?  And then looking back you think, what was I worried about again?  Why have I not taken more time away?   :)   It’s so very important to take the time!

 

This break couldn’t come at better time for me, I’m in need of some new adventures and fresh sources of inspiration too.   This week I’m far away, from the blog and from my hometown.  There’s a house sitter taking care of the plants, the mail, and Coco the cat, and thankfully my daughter left very clear instructions.

I’ve got a few light posts scheduled later this week, but mostly I’m offline and taking a week to recharge with my family.  Time to unplug, see new sights, and savor summer.  Be back soon.

 

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August 5th, 2012

Hello all – time for another weekend ‘best of the blogosphere’ and wow, it’s amazing what you all create!  Amanda and I rounded up a few very clever table building projects and some other inventive ideas too – here are our picks from last two weeks, enjoy!

Inspired by a table at a local brewery, DIY Diva repurposed scrap wood to create this outdoor café table.

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Ez from Creature Comforts built a table with IKEA legs, planks, and gray stain.

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Now I know what to do with two planters and my deep dish pizza pan, use it to create a unique flower pot side table.

 

This barn wood coffee table by Wit & Whistle is oh so stylish with its herringbone pattern.

 

 

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