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The Evolution of The Inspired Room

The Evolution of The Inspired Room

Inspired Rooms:

…take time and effort to dream up and design.

The Evolution of The Inspired Room

…take patience to get things the way you want them.

The Evolution of The Inspired Room

…should reflect where you’ve come from,
who you have become,
and where you are going.

The Inspired Room blog has been evolving into my home on the net for over two and a half years. And oh what fun it has been! I have a blast here with you all every day!

Have you clicked over yet from wherever you read blogs? If you haven’t actually been AT my blog lately, you should come on over to The Inspired Room and check things out!

You know how your home can get a little disheveled if you get busy and let some things pile up? Well blogs are the same way. A reorganization has been way overdue and on the agenda for several months now!

The Evolution of The Inspired Room

{this is just an image, be sure to look at the real inspiration board in the side bar, the one with links you can actually click!)

I hope you’ll find things a little bit easier to search now that my blog design hero Darcy from Graphically Designing helped me to create a new and improved category inspiration board! You can click on topics by room, by season or by project. I’m still working on getting the right posts in each category so some things might still be misplaced.

And if you still can’t find what you are looking for, you can use the search box or click the archive link just below the “inspiration board” to be taken to a full list of posts by date.

The Evolution of The Inspired Room

You can also scroll down to the bottom of the home page to see a preview of the last four posts!

The Evolution of The Inspired Room

I also have reorganized the pages below the banner to include some “Inspired Room” basics if you are new here or just want to see some of the foundational posts.

Be sure to check out my “best of” tab for a round up of some of my basics for creating inspired rooms or “authentic living” tab for a link to the posts on creating an authentic life!

The Evolution of The Inspired RoomAnd, if you click on those symbols in my sidebar, you can subscribe to my blog or connect with me in other ways including twitter and facebook!

Look around while you are here, little by little I’m getting things put away and reorganized! I’ve been a little distracted for the past couple of weeks by all that was going on here!

The Evolution of The Inspired Room

As with our real life “inspired rooms” this blog is always a work in process and will never truly be “finished.” But it is all done with love and I enjoy every minute of it! A couple of things that used to be here or have not yet been updated will be undergoing some changes in time, so thanks for your patience as I tweak things. Thank you all for hanging out with me through this process!

Please give three cheers for Darcy!

She put up with my inability to read or understand code, me inadvertently inserting “back-splash” instead of “back-slash” into our conversations, and all nighters trying to interpret the crazy ideas I dream up in my head.

Oh, and she even taught me how to stop confusing google about what my blog is about, among other things. She is truly the blog whisperer (her blog is awesome too, check out this photoshop post!) Darcy is the best. That is all. Thanks Darcy.

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Drive By: Inspired by Two of My Favorites

Drive By: Inspired by Two of My Favorites

I drove down to Portland for a couple of days and was able to lean out my window and snap a couple of photos of two of my favorite houses as I drove by! I loved being in my old stomping grounds in Lake Oswego. I sure miss it there!

Both of these houses I’ve shown before during my drive bys, but I just got some new spring time angles for you. The sun was out and it was so warm and springy. These houses are just so pretty, I can’t get enough of them.

The yellow house is right on the lake in Lake Oswego, right across a little canal from where I lived when I was in high school. I love the picket fence, the blue shutters, the lanterns, the stone walkway and those amazing coral tulips!

Drive By: Inspired by Two of My Favorites

Drive By: Inspired by Two of My Favorites

This house I’ve showed you before also, but I got a different angle of the open gate. This house is in the First Addition neighborhood just down the street from where we lived when my girls were small. Such fond memories of walking through that neighborhood!

I seriously wanted to get out of the car and poke my head through that gate to show you their porch and front yard. SWOON! It was so cute. In the next photo you can kind of see the Adirondack chairs. Sorry, kids, that was the best I could this time — didn’t have enough time to jump out. Next time I’ll scale the shrubbery for you. I promise.

Drive By: Inspired by Two of My Favorites

It has been a long week, so I am going to wrap this up and get right to the Inspired Linkies! What were you INSPIRED BY this week? Link up your posts below! Please link directly to an applicable post (no home page links, please).

 

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