Uh oh, I'm Inspired...

Every time I log in to write a post, I'm mortified that it's been so long since the last. A) I'm missing out on chances to chat with you, B) time really is flying and I'm not sure how to cope with that.

But no one wants to hear about getting older. 

I'm always thinking of new ways to inspire myself, to inspire you, things that are fun, what's next, etc. Sometimes, an idea will stick. I'll roll it around, nourish it, and obsess over it. What's the point? Yep. Som'n stuck. And I'm EXCITED about it. I haven't put pencil to paper yet.

But I made a vision board and y'all know what happens when I make a vision board... it comes to life. 

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So I can't tell you what any of this means. You can guess all you want, but I'm still not going to tell you until it's closer to showing up. 

Emily & Co has a birthday in two weeks and I can promise you that this next year will be bigger than any of us thought. Get ready!!!

Picky with Pictures

This morning, I went to a client's house to HANG ART. Up a stairwell. Gallery-wall style.

Want some liberating news? I much prefer a gallery wall to any other kind of picture-hanging situation. It's so forgiving. It's especially forgiving when you're following the slant of a ceiling up the stairs. Crooked? Nope, you've just got different feet on different steps!

The first step is to collect all of your art. Art can also be plaques, sconces, all the things that hang.

Then, you start playing.

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And then, when you like the placement of everything.. you go for it!

Going uppp...

Going uppp...

Going dowwwn...

Going dowwwn...

Ta-da! Have fun, friends!

New house, New sofa

If you saw my previous post, you know I'M MOVING! Yes, again. Yes, it'll be great.

I stole a sofa, but don't like it, so I'm going to give it back. I put my friend on a sofa-hunt, with these guidelines: beige or cream, one or two seat cushions, and used-but-clean-enough-to-go-in-your-house. She's a WHIZ at this kind of thing.

In five minutes, she came back with something... she said "It's not beige or cream, but it IS fabulous"... and she was right. It was lime green. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was actually perfect. 

And I'm not the only one crushing on a green sofa. Lookee here...

A little punchy... but I think green might be the new neutral. What does it NOT go with?! I'll find out and let you know ;-)

New house

In the last post I told you all about visioning and stuff. Making something from nothing, because fall is exciting. You don't need to re-read it... unless you want an AMAZING salad recipe. It's totally worth clicking back for the salad. I'll give you a minute.

This week I signed myself up for a house. Not to buy, because I'm not ready for that again. But I still am responsible for the yard, so it's a lot like owning. Practically the same thing. I'm going to have to hit up my plant-friends for help, specifically Nick Askew and Good Dirt

Want to take a tour? It's still got the old tenant's stuff in it, because I stole these pictures from Craigslist. This is 3% creepy BUT it's also okay because a) they are moving out, b) they posted their own pictures to the public internets, c) y'all know I'm weird.

OKAY! The front door opens to the living room:

Those floors! The fire place!

Those floors! The fire place!

Yes, there is an enclosed side porch through that door. YOU BET I'M EXCITED!

Yes, there is an enclosed side porch through that door. YOU BET I'M EXCITED!

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To the right of the living room is the dining room.

Pretend my Serena & Lily Capiz Scalloped Chandelier is where that fan is... 

Pretend my Serena & Lily Capiz Scalloped Chandelier is where that fan is... 

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The dining room is open to the kitchen.

Those are black concrete counters and I don't hate 'em!

Those are black concrete counters and I don't hate 'em!

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The kitchen and living room connect to a center hall WITH TWO CLOSETS. I think this hall might be my favorite part. Well. No. But one of my many favorite parts.

Looking back towards the living room. You know Violet is going to freak out over that floor vent! She'll learn.

Looking back towards the living room. You know Violet is going to freak out over that floor vent! She'll learn.

So if you're standing in the hall, with your back facing the living room, looking left to right, there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The first bedroom is the smallest.

This will be several things: YOGA ROOM, shoe and jewelry room, POSSIBLY an office. Not committing to that last one yet. But definitely yoga.

This will be several things: YOGA ROOM, shoe and jewelry room, POSSIBLY an office. Not committing to that last one yet. But definitely yoga.

The next bedroom will be your room! The guest room...

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Then my bedroom... 

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WHAT I COULD NOT TELL from stalking on the internet, but was delighted to see in real life... was this outdoor space...

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I'm imagining something like this...

Table, chairs, string lights.

Table, chairs, string lights.

And hello! Fire pit! I'm on the hunt for some free/nearly free ADIRONDAK CHAIRS (plastic will do) if you know of any!

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October 1st is move-in day and I'm beside myself with excitement. Like, BESIDE MYSELF. This fall is going to be the best ever!!!