Coming to a blog near you

Coming to a blog near you

Hello! Eek, I’ve been swamped since Thursday, in case you are wondering if I climbed into one of those swings from my previous post and fell asleep for a couple of days! I wish!

Just a little preview, I have some great things planned for you, not only is my 100th post grand give-away just days away (stay tuned for when it will all take place!), I’ve personally interviewed an author and interior designer who has a new book coming out (and if she is good enough to have been on Oprah, you know she is good enough for my blog, you better believe it!). She has very inspiring ideas we can all use!

I also will be featuring a wonderful French-inspired shop and its delightful owner, both of which you are going to love! Plus I’ve got ideas galore in my head and all over my desk just waiting to get on my blog! Yep, oodles and oodles of stuff in the works for you!

And last but not least, the big reveal of all the people who make me smile, I get to make a big list because I have received this award from four very special people in the past week. 10 people per award means 40 people are going to be receiving an award from me. Now that is going to be a big list. I am honored to have received the award and will be honored to pass it along.

Meanwhile, I hope you are kicking back this weekend, having some breakfast in bed or carving a pumpkin or some other weekend fun!

Breakfast in bed photo is from Traditional Home online.


  1. Ooh congrats on getting your blog award 4 times!! Looking forward to reading the stuff coming up on your blog soon!x

  2. michelle…i stole that picture…i am going to have that wall in my bedroom soon…i love everything about it…minus a few animal skins…i can’t wait for the big interview and french inspired anything is oh la la to me…congrats on both…i slept right thru my 100th post…never even gave it a thought…perhps i will celebrate 207…your are a treasure…get back in that swing…blessings, rebecca

  3. Sweet Cottage Dreams says

    Congrats on your award! You so deserve it with making all of us smile and share your brilliant posts with us! Love this room and the turqoise blue of the wall! The tree is a wonderful focal point and backdrop…love it, love it!!!

    I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us! 100 posts sure goes by quickly! Hope all is going great for you Melissa!


  4. Can’t wait to see what’s in store!

  5. Esther Sunday says

    Looking forward to all your goodies too… love that color as well on the wall there. Very unique headboard! So creative! Hope your son is feeling better! With love, Esther

  6. You make visiting your blog such an adventure. I just love it! And, if anyone deserves time off, it’s you!

  7. Hi Melissa, that bedroom is beautiful. I love the painted wall, just gorgeous.

  8. Hi Melissa, so so happy you came across our Blog!! Congratulations on your business, we are just LOVING your photos and creativity, well done!! Your wall is amazing :) May we add you to our favourites? We love your style! Have a wonderful day! Jenn and Jacqui

  9. Penny, Mosaic Artist says

    Wow! I sure am looking forward to your upcoming post! Escpecially the French Inspired Shop one! The 4 awards are totally deserved Melissa! You always make me smile. I love todays picture! While not my decorating style I love the turquoise and the orange with the white. It is like a breath of fresh air!

  10. anindiansummer says

    ummm..I see that you have a soft spot for blue bedrooms :-)

  11. Hey Melissa, Congrats on the award, you so deserve it! Can’t wait for all that you have planned – especially the french-inspired shop interview!


  12. Love, love, love that bedroom…the color, design, everthing!
    Can’t wait to read (and see) the interviews.
    Congrats on the awards!

    Kimberly :)

  13. Congrats on your special award – so deserving as you are a true sweetheart! Looking forward to your interview!!


  14. Re: It’s not what you don’t have. Sounds like a familiar phrase from one of my all time favorite TV designers, Kitty Bartholomew. I have always loved every one of her shows and I miss her.

    I am with you on that whole reuse what you have thing. Amazing what some paint and some imagination can do to update something you thought about tossing.

  15. Melissa honey, You Deserve It! Your blog always brings a smile to my face. Whether it’s looking at the different places and pictures or your refreshing and honest approach to life and decorating. You are such a sweet person I wanted to name you as well. But I could see that you had already been named. Just think, that would have been 50! Although I think everyone would forgive you if you named as many or as few as you wanted!


  16. Congratulations, dear Melissa! I can’t wait to see what you have planned!


  17. Congratulations on your awards, Melissa!! I’m looking forward to see what you’ve got coming up! Sounds wonderful! ~ Lynda ♥

  18. Melissa,
    I now have a cool blinkie for all featured Creative Blog bloggers. Email me and I’ll send you the code.

  19. WOW!! 4x’s!!! Holy moly! I hope you don’t feel pressure to come up with 40 blogs *or perhaps it’s not that daunting for you?*

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.


  20. Congrats on your award!! I just love all of your pictures and design ideas. I can’t wait for the French inspired shop interview – I absolutely adore French design!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I’m glad to have discovered yours! Have a beautiful day!

    The Classy Rabbit

  21. Hi there,
    just stumbled across your blog, enjoyed the reads. Lovely blog. do visit me at Oh and I love this picture, the aqua background and white tree silhouette. Just stunning!

    Ta for now,

  22. Oh, I love that wall with the tree! Beautiful!

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  23. What a beautiful room this is!

  24. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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