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Think About It Thursday: Why Do We Dare To Be Different?


If you’ve been reading my blog since the beginning, you have probably recognized that this title does not fit with the rest.  I have decided to switch from Thankful Thursday to Think About It Thursday.  I love to share what I am thankful for, but I want to be able to incorporate more domestic-related ideas and thoughts as well as some spiritual, so Think About It Thursday will be dedicated to that.  Every Thursday I will ponder some random question or idea and see what all of my (probably nonexistent) readers think about the topic.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about who I am and what I want with my life, which makes sense with the switch from 2009 to 2010.  There are lots of things I want to do and many times I want to do these things because I don’t want to follow what “everyone else” is doing.  I know almost every other human being in the world is like this as well.  Sure, there are plenty of times we all like to blend in, but when it really counts we would rather

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The Best of Inspiration – 2009

This past year I have completely changed one aspect of my life.  I have always been obsessed passionate about decorating, but I had decided many years ago that there was no point in immersing myself in these things until I had a house of my own.  Well, I realized that was ridiculous because it is something I love.  I decided to look around, find inspiration, and just see where it led me.  If you haven’t noticed yet, it led me to blogging which is now something else I am very passionate about.

I thought I’d delve into my inspiration files and share some of my favorite photos that I found this year.  Now, before looking at all these, I want to preface this by saying that these photos are not the most amazing rooms I have ever seen.  I have seen some gorgeous rooms that I could add here, but the photos I normally save to my inspiration files are rooms I think I could actually incorporate into my home in the future, or ones that I could take elements from to recreate.  I see plenty of rooms that are spectacular, but that do not look like “home” to me and

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I’m Dreaming of A Purple Christmas

Last week I posted about blue Christmas decorating, but I’ve decided that blue is not my only favorite Christmas decorating color.  No, I have visions in my head of another kind of Christmas color scheme.  The blue, when paired my favorite way, with white, reminds me of a more contemporary Christmas with bright silver lights everywhere and remakes of classical Christmas songs playing in the background.  My other favorite color around Christmas time is a purple-y plum which reminds me of something completely different.  With plum colors, I think of candlelight, hot chocolate, and jazzy Christmas songs playing with golden light filling the room.  It’s a more classical Christmas color, but still removed from the traditional reds and greens.  Purple can still look contemporary like the blue can as well, but it’s very versatile.

Here it is as a more contemporary color (I suppose I consider it more contemporary if the purple is mixed with anything but a green tree):

Pink Frosting Flickr

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A Little Bit of Christmas Decorating

My apartment isn’t very big and I will only be here two more weeks, so I didn’t want to go overboard with the decorating.  Also, I have three other roommates, so I have to consider their tastes when decorating.  I decided to make an ornament wreath using Eddie Ross’ tutorial.  I started with purple, silver, and gold large ornaments and some blue and silver small ornaments that were either purchased at Goodwill, Home Goods, or given to by friends.

Then I took a wire hanger and some hot glue and went to town.   One tip: Go overboard on the hot glue.  I did not and once I got to the finishing ornaments, others started to pop off which led to some cursing and frustration which left the wreath sitting on the floor for a couple weeks.  It is not easy to put the ornaments back on once they pop off, so use lots of hot glue!  Here is the finished project!  I love it! A Little Bit of Christmas Decorating

Getting My Craft On – One Flower At A Time

Looking for some super cute artwork? I found this great tutorial at Living With Lindsay. She seriously has some of the best tutorials. I want to recreate everything she does! I loved this project so much that I pretty much recreated it with dollar store frames and all. I have not put any paper behind them yet, but may in the future. I also would like to cut out some of my green polka-dotted fabric to make leaves. Here is the project from start to finish:

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