Don't Scare Any Little kids!
Not like this anyway!
Girls only please!
Although it may scare boys too!
Have A Lot Of Fun!
On October 25th I posted my first in a series of Decorating Ideas. I want to elaborate on each one in future posts. Today I am talking about~
2. The space you leave empty is as important as the spaces you fill. Your eyes need resting places in a decorated space.
Over the years we all collect things we love and want to display in our homes. However, when we put up too much is becomes just that...too much! Too much stimulus is not at all restful or inviting. Not every square inch of floor, wall, and table tops need to be filled.
Here is an example of a home we were hired to stage for sale several years ago. This home was owned by a beautiful, very artistic lady and she loved a lot of everything in her home. For living there it was fine and really brought out her personality. Of course for staging a lot of it had to go.
The point of this is to show you that too much stuff creates too much visual confusion for most of us. Take a look...
For the past few weeks different people have been having trouble with their blogger comments. As an example, my daughter, Laura, would post a great message and then when you would click on comments the comment box would not come up and you couldn't leave your comment. Well, that was making me nuts so I did some investigating and this is what I discovered.
Blogger is trying out a new method of comments which will actually embed the comments right into your post. That way your reader won't have to click on a pull down comment box. Blogger thinks it is cooler and are initiating it on all new blogs. They have made it an option for older blogs which did not even work when I tried it on my blog. However, in the process of this changing of the setting page I think some of the blogs inadvertently reset to the embedded option. I know a few others were also unable to get comments last week. So this is how you fix it:
If you go to customize and then settings and click on comments and scroll down you will see a section called "comment form placement." Just check yours and make sure it is on the second button default and not the embedded one. Then save it and that should fix the problem for you.
Laura is back up and running now. Happy Commenting!
1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your significant other? Working
3. Your color hair? Questionable
4. Your mother? Missed
5. Your father? Mysterious
6. Your favorite thing? Movies
7. Your dream last night? Forgotten
8. Your favorite drink? Water
9. Your dream/goal? Balance
10. What room you are in? Family
11. Your fear? Dependency
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Partier
15. Muffins? Poppyseed
16. Wish list item? Clients
17. Where you grew up? Sacramento
18. Last thing you did? Prayed
19. What are you wearing? Jammies
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pets? Gone
22. Friends? Inspirational
23. Your life? Mine
24. Your mood? Questionable
25. Missing someone? YES!
26. Your car? Dirty
27. Something you're not wearing? Watch
29. Your favorite store? Clueless
30. Your favorite color? Changes
33. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday
34. Last time you cried? Yesterday
35. Who will resend this? Clueless
Four, Four, Four, Four...
A) Four places that I go to over and over: Church, Trader's, Utah, Keyboard
B) Four people who email me regularly: Lyle, Barb, Lee, Cathy Lee
C) My favorite places to eat: Home, Barb's, Scott's, PE
D)Four places I'd like to go right now: Italy, Scotland, Vermont, Wales
E) Four TV Shows I like, Gilmores, none, none, none
This post will discuss the first of the principles discussed on my Design Blog on Oct. 25th.
Composition is an important aspect of decorating in much the same way as it is in photography. When you look through that view finder I am sure you take a good look at what will actually be in your photo. In the exact same way you should stand back and look at your room from the door way and ask yourself if the composition of the furnishings, art and accessories are pleasing to the eye.
Beautiful things must work together to create the atmosphere, ambiance, and feeling you want to evoke in the room. Things don't have to match but they definitely need to blend. Does the room invite you in and make you want to stay awhile?
I really am enjoying linking to fun blogs this week. I have met a new friend that somehow found her way to my blog a week or so ago. Her name is Deanna and she has been away from her computer for awhile recovering from a corneal transplant. Now she is better and back and I just wanted you to see what a fun blog she has. The design, the music, and even some great old radio shows at the bottom of her blog will really take you back to the good ole days. And who couldn't use a little of that in these stressful times?
This afternoon Ross asked if he could use the computer to type a story. I was in the middle of a big "discussion" with Spencer and was happy to have Ross engaged in something other than our trouble. So I sent him down stairs to type without another thought.
Well, a few minutes ago I came down stairs and found this story on my computer screen. NOTE: Ross chose the font, size, spacing, etc. all on his own. When I told him his story was so good it was blog worthy he really wanted me to change the font color before posting it. I think we have author/graphic artist in the making over here.
The New School
Ben was the shortest kid in Floros (Floro is a name Ross made up) class. He had no friends and everyone teased him. Win ever (whenever) Floro caught sum one (someone) doing it(,) they wood (would) bee (be) at the Principle. (")123 eyes on me(") everyone quickly looked(.) (")today we will (...) FIRE DRILL! (") But nobody curved (covered) there (their) yrs (ears). (")BEN WEY (why) WRINT (weren't) YOU LISNING (listening)!(")
End of chapter:1
Not too shabby for only being in 1st grade since September! I did not even need Laura's (notes) after I worked for two doctors for twenty something years and I can read anything! One proud Gramma signing out for now!
I really like the idea of finding a caption for these funny political photos. Does anyone want to take a crack at this one? And while you are at it don't forget the Obama/Mc Cain one from a few days ago. I will give a prize for each one. Let's have a little fun~we need it at times like these! You all like prizes don't you? Don't feel obligated to take a prize if you win...it is not mandatory or anything!
I have a great friend and one of my favorite bloggers that I want to feature today. Her name is Laura and she is one funny hen. I think she should change her blog name from Laura~scoop to Laura's Coop. Her baby chicks are adorable and she is a great mother!
This is one of those moments that the press loves! Only someone with a history like me of what I pray are rotten photos of myself...can fully appreciate it! I am feeling Mc Cain~Pain here! Anyone care to come up with a caption? If there are at least ten comments I will turn it into a contest. Thanks Jen for letting me use it. Too sad and funny! Also check out the videos on my sidebar from( Blissfully Domestic ~Blissful LOL) under the scary laughing cat button to brighten up and lighten up your day!