Archives for April 2009

Setting Up A New Life & Home:
Scenes from the Weekend

Setting Up A New Life & Home: <br>Scenes from the Weekend

Creating rooms to welcome new friends…

Setting Up A New Life & Home: <br>Scenes from the Weekend

Planning comfortable places for
conversation, fun and games…

Setting Up A New Life & Home: <br>Scenes from the Weekend

Assembling the memories to
make our house a home…

Setting Up A New Life & Home: <br>Scenes from the Weekend

Playing together, laughing
and learning to skip rocks…

Setting Up A New Life & Home: <br>Scenes from the Weekend

Dreaming of many more adventures
to inspire our life…

Setting Up A New Life & Home: <br>Scenes from the Weekend
Back to unpacking, sorting and
unpacking some more…

How was your weekend?

photos: my new house, outdoor scenes from Poulsbo, Washington

Remember our Small House story giveaway?
The winning entries won pretty aprons and their stories
have now been posted at Jewel Box Home! Check them out!

A Beautiful Life: The U-Haul Edition

A Beautiful Life: The U-Haul Edition

Just a quick post from me today…we arrived back home in Washington with our 26ft U-Haul, unloaded it and now our 10ft trailer has arrived. Our new house now looks like a furniture store. And that means I can start ‘shopping the house’! Oh happy day!

It will be fun to be able to try out the same old things in new ways and in new rooms. That is a beautiful thing — using what you have in new ways!

Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments in the last week — welcoming me to Washington, encouraging me in the move and just sweet comments in general…I appreciate each one. Thank you.

Here are some links to check out while I am unpacking:

The Inspired Room Tumblr

Ratzlaff Reflections: Super cute Easter Eggs!
Money Saving Mom: Read my money saving tip for home improvement!
Simplemom: A Spring Menu Plan — great ideas here!
Nesting Place: Frame a Fork. If Nester wasn’t one of my BFF, I’d be jealous of her cleverness.
Like Merchant Ships: Great use for those odd curtain panels I keep stuffing in the closet!
The Home Office Organizer: Intro to Your Organized Home Office Tele Class FREE!
The French Cupboard: Boutiques, ooo, pretty places to shop!
Heaven in The Home: What is Etsy?
My Charming Kids: The sweet boy I pray for day and night…
From last weeks Beautiful Life Friday, see this video Shawn from Life at Buttercup Cottage put together showing the progress on her foyer!

A Beautiful Life: The U-Haul Edition

Now, it is time for Beautiful Life Friday! Every week I give The Inspired Room readers a chance to link up posts that celebrate a beautiful life! Whether it is something beautiful you created, something beautiful you saw or something beautiful in life that you enjoyed this week, you can share it here!

Participating in A Beautiful Life Friday each week is a great way to pause and appreciate the beauty right in front of us. Plus, it gives us a chance to visit your blog, get to know you and be inspired by YOU!

All you have to do is link DIRECTLY to a beautiful life post and link back here to The Inspired Room from your post. If you come back and your link is deleted, check to make sure you are linking directly to a Beautiful Life post and not to your home page! I make each Beautiful Life link on Mr. Linky a permanent part of the post the following week!

UPDATE: The posts from this week are now permanently a part of this post! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Happy Weekend!

Photo: HGTV (such a pretty & serene room, and you know I am always on the lookout for Coastal Inspiration! Check out HGTV for more ideas!)

1. Pat@Back Porch Musings
2. Robin Rane\’ All Things Heart and Home
3. HookedonHouses (not so big houses)
4. Emily (photographs and flowers)
5. Newlyweds (Summer Garden)
6. Dawn @ Hydrangea Home
7. Meredith@Count It All Joy
8. Becky K.
9. Mrs. Rabe
10. Debbykay@Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm
11. TheEckLife-Shopping the house
12. teresa
13. Angkor Wat Photos | Gennaro
14. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam(tea parties all day)
15. Tam @ The Gypsy\’s Corner
16. Polly
17. Myrnie@I Wonder Woman (Finding joy in what we are)
18. Better Is Little (My kitchen)
19. Suzanne, the Farmer\’s Wife
20. Amy @ dailygnome
21. Lea
22. Maya (Beach Beauties)
23. Gayle
24. Making This Home – embracing color
25. Lauren @ Sweet Bunny Adventures
26. Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarm
27. sue@solsticehome
28. Black eyed susans kitchen (white wicker)
29. Deidra
30. Sabrina @ Superfluous
31. Brandie~The Delights of Anticipation
32. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home
33. Girly Stuff
34. Flower Patch Farmgirl
35. Lorrie
36. Darlene @ Worth Walking Toward
37. A Beach Cottage ~ plain & simple
38. Being More Through Having Less – Pesto
39. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates
40. Diana@TheDevineHome (Easy Hallway Makeover!)
41. hill upon hill
42. Tamara
43. Michelle(Sick&Dreaming)
44. Sandy @ Quill Cottage
45. One Nutty Girl
46. ezia
47. ImagineCozy (Toss Pillows)
48. Kara (Entertainment Center)
49. Eileen@Star\’s Fault
50. Cre8Tiva
51. susan (Your home, only better.)

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