A Few Things

Hello Friends! I am signing off early today. We are hosting a birthday party for Oscar tomorrow morning and aside from a list of notes and ideas, I have zero preparations in order. I will be spending today’s hours running errands and making favors and keeping house. To keep you company in my absence, here are a few things I’ve been meaning to share with you:

-A lone house on a huge cliff. This seems unreal. Via Unruly Things.

-These printed jars from Burgon & Ball will make you smile.

-Have you been following the Blog It Forward posts organized by Victoria? I’m addicted.

-Dying over this home tour on Decor8. I’m usually drawn to intense color. But this is muted and heavenly as well.

-The design blogs are all a buzz with the new Liberty of London for Target line. Can’t wait to see it in person.

-Japanese design love.

-Classy axes? Why not.

-Some Design Mom mentions around the web —
a) Chrysula interviews me about Work/Life Balance
b) Anna dissects my partnership with Mayflower last spring (it’s like a how-to on working with blog sponsors)
c) Cool Mom Picks likes my maternity wardrobe. Thanks, ladies!
d) During Alt Summit, Studio 5 interviewed Grace of Design*Sponge, Heather of Dooce and little old me about blogging. I keep forgetting to share the link — here it is.

-The very best shots of the Winter Olympics.

A bride in orange shoes.

-Let’s all run away and join a gypsy caravan.

What a fun sofa! Would this work in your home?

Have a wonderful weekend. Don’t miss the gorgeous Jo Totes Giveaway (two winners!). And wish me luck with the birthday party. I need all the luck I can get with this one. : )

lovely image via Chelsea.

18 thoughts on “A Few Things”

  1. i love this video.
    it was fun, encouraging, helpful and inspiring!
    i do have to tell you that i have absolutely loved reading your blog from my first peek. you're doing so well! keep it up!

  2. Thanks for all the great inspiration today. Loved the Studio Five interview and breakdown on the Mayflower project. Learned a lot and gained a bit of confidence too.

  3. I can't tell you how thankful I am that you posted the video about getting your blog started. Although I've been blogging since 2004, under a couple different blog names, I felt like I kept jumping from on to another. I am struggling with the right type of blog and just ended up with a random format for family and friends to keep up with our life in CO. I'm not sure how to branch out, to create a blog that can turn into a career. I write every morning, sometimes even three times a day. I am a part-time art teacher and would like for my passion of blogging to become something more substantial. Do you have any more advice for those of us in this situation? Thank you! Have a brilliant party!

  4. Great round-up! Thanks for sharing those links. Nice interview, btw! You did great. Happy weekend and good luck on the bday party. My boy has his party next weekend. I have turned into a last-minute gal…aaaggghhh!

  5. designmom, I think you did a good job with the Mayflower posts, though I must say that I was wondering how on earth you managed to keep blogging through your move–you seem to have held everything together admirably during the process. I think the Mayflower product placement was clever and well done.

  6. Loved reading your interviews. Especially the work-life balance one. So glad you shared the link. That's a keeper! Admiring you from my little corner of the blog world!

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