Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The gods are still among us!

The gods are definitely still living among us in the series I just finished reading...Percy Jackson and the Olympians written by Rick Riordan. I know, I know its a young adult or children's series, but I was so tired of long and involved novels. These books are short and something is always happening. The 4 books were a fast read and I can't wait for the 5th to come out next year...Oh did I mention they're making the first book a movie?

Click here to find it on-line!

An inspiring space

I have been going back a forth about what colors to paint and decorate with in my craft room. I could not decide. Did I want dark and rich? Bright and cheery? or Bold? Well, I think I have decided finally! Its only been 2 years for me to make up my mind. I think the scheme will be (tentatively, I always change my mind) green walls (almost a Kelly Green or lighter...did I mention I looove the color green) with black, Yellow, and a hint of orange accents! What you you think? Its kind of bright and with some bold use of the accents colors could look amazing! Have you used such a bright all over color for a large room? What are your favorite yellow, black, and orange decorative pieces? Here are a few things that have inspired these colors.

I love the art work by Anthony Morrow (the bee above)
. He's art work focused on the adorable bugs in the world are soft and colorful. They would be a wonderful addition to a baby room too...down the road, maybe...

Monday, July 14, 2008

A Place of Refuge

I don't know what I was thinking! We moved into the house and I excitedly picked out paint colors and room themes. I knew exactly what I wanted and was anxious for the master bedroom paint to go up, but I was severely miss led. Sage green is a beautiful color and it was the perfect color for my wedding, but a bedroom? I think a room so energize you and make you smile when you enter it. Sage was just took bland for what I was really looking for (and I need some thing more fun to go with the paint job I just finished in the master bathroom. See below).

I had no idea what I really wanted. And then, I had the pleasure of staying in a fabulous room at the Indigo Hotel in Chicago. I was breath taking with dark tropical blues and lime green accents with white neutrals. It was perfect.

I'm not a fan of the mural, but you can get the idea. The room even had a cute lime green coffee maker!

The room is pretty large and I am hoping that the darker blues will make it feel smaller and more intimate. I'll be picking out paint colors soon. Wish me luck!

A Start...

I have been inspired by Jessicalynn and her amazing wedding blog.  This blog will be a space to lay out the ideas that are in my mind and the inspirations behind them.  

I desperately need a place to organize scrapbook pages, room paint schemes and themes, landscaping and gardening thoughts, and who knows, maybe a few things to come in the future...

I am hoping that this site will be able to keep up with my crafting ADD and that maybe I can inspire some one else along the way.