Wishes For A Blessed Day

tis the season

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

And to my dear Jewish friends

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Happy Hanukkah!!

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Please know that I am thankful for YOU my faithful readers.

Enjoy your day.

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See Our Feature on House of Turquoise

 

Monday my alarm went off and I was thinking about a sign I had seen the day before:

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It has been a busy week- out of town every day and at present I have 3,000 emails in my in box. Yeah, you read that right. I know. I can’t think about it.

As I loaded up the van and headed to east Alabama I blew a kiss to The Writer and said, ” Please keep an eye on my emails for me and let me know if any important  ones come in. I won’t have time to check.”

Apparently there was one because a few hours later I get a picture of this screen shot:

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Don’t do that when I’m up a 10′ ladder!!! Seriously??? I would say that is fairly marvelous.

 

To see the whole marvelous post click on Erin’s House of Turquoise button below.

 

Oh, and Erin…..
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And that little Wesley is a cutie pie.
xoxo
Cindy

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How To Organize A Move

 

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photographer Brooke Holm

I have two clients who are preparing for moves during the holidays. Having just gone through this with my daughter last Christmas I know how crazy that can be. My fondest memory is of removing the breakable ornaments from  the tree at the old house, soaking the water up out of the stand, cramming the whole kit and kabootal into the back of my van and setting it back up in the new house before the kiddos arrived. Hey, it’s Christmas. You do what ya gotta do!

 

It’s a situation where they desperately want it to look like this.

 

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But in reality it looks like this.

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It can get overwhelming.

 

I thought maybe a little help from Martha would be in order. I have my own moving tips that I will share in a few but for now  file this away.

 

 

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And probably the most useful, here are box labels that you can print off on self-adhesive labels. Martha and I both recommend color coding the boxes by room so that people who are helping you with the move can see at a glance what goes where.

Moving label templates

Moving label templates

 

I take sheets of colored construction paper and tape a different color to the door frame of each room. The boxes containing items for that room  then have the dot colored to match the construction paper. I  go a step further and print off the sheet from the client notebook showing that room drawn to scale with each piece of furniture placed where I want it. I tape this to the colored paper like it is a mat board. This way the movers or your friends are able to reference the chart and you don’t have to personally answer so many questions.

 

My best tip is this: you need to be able to walk in each room without climbing over boxes filled with books and accessories so I designate one room whether it is the garage, a playroom or the guest room and decide ahead of time that this is going to be the messy room for a while. I unpack all of the boxes for this room ( it gets its own special color) and just sit things wherever they will fit by category: lamps, paintings, vases etc. This becomes my store where I go “shopping” to decorate the house.

There are two definite advantages to this system.

1. You don’t feel like EVERY room in the house is in turmoil which leads to a sense of accomplishment

2. Because I won’t remember where you “have always” used that lamp or hung  that work of art I will probably use it in a fresh way and you will feel like you have new accessories. Win, win.

I hope these little starting pointers are helpful. Still feeling overwhelmed?

 

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Follow the crazy on Instagram.

Follow the pretty of Pinterest.

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Creating A Focal Point

I can hardly wait to see how this kitchen turns out.  The featured wall looked like this a few weeks ago:

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But I am adding painted beams in the vaulted section with stained planks between the beams which will join a stained plank range hood as the “picture frame” for the focal point backsplash.

Here are the tile selections:

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Happy dance, happy dance, hap, hap, happy dance.

And a close up of the finished design:

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Updates coming fast and furious. Pushing for a Christmas dead line!

Follow along on Instagram and Pinterest.

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I love McAlpine-Tankersley Open Houses… Don’t You?

Friend, Greg Tankersley, shares the interiors of one of their projects from years back on this week’s blog. Here are a few of my favorite images.

 

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I love the countertops!

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The giant scales are fab.

To see the entire post click over to their blog. Thanks for sharing Greg. It’s always a fun journey.

xoxo

Cindy

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Inspirational Friday

I am blessed to have some people in my life who energize me by their very presence. They are what I call my UP people. My goal is to be an UP person for them also because down people wear me slap out. They make me want to run for the hills.

Today I am sharing some of my favorite UP quotes from Pinterest. I hope you enjoy.

 

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 For I have seen the future… and it is pretty darn great.

May your days be filled with sunshine no matter what the weather is.

May your life be filled with joy no matter your circumstances.

May you keep looking up… for your Redemption draweth nigh.

Happy Designing. Happy Weekend. Happy Life. 🙂

Cindy

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