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Monday Inspiration & Chat

by | May 3, 2010 | Decorating Inspiration, Details

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Monday Inspiration & Chat

Happy Monday everyone!

(is that one of those oxymorons?)

My weekends are so busy that by Monday I am really ready for a day off! But no such luck for me this week.

So today I’d love to pretend I could just pull up a couple of chairs, grab some coffee and chat with YOU!

But I think we’d be even more comfortable lounging in this room…

Monday Inspiration & Chat

What are you all up to today? Got big plans for the week? I have a couple of meetings at my house, a bazillion things on my to do list and another full week ahead. Sigh. I need another me.

What’s going on around your place?

room inspiration: Country Home


  1. Laura

    Fun stuff for me. I’m my high school’s teacher of the year, and we are being honored by our school board tonight.

    Too bad I got a teeny little bit too much sun yesterday, and my sunscreen wore off. What goes with pink?


    :) Laura
    .-= Laura @ PARING DOWN´s last blog ..Crate and Barrel Giveaway Winners on Spotlight Saturday =-.

    • kara

      Laura, that is awesome! Congratulations on being Teacher of the Year! :-)
      .-= kara´s last blog ..Showcase: Link Love =-.

    • Melissa

      Congrats! Great honor! Hope you had a great time tonight!

  2. Kim

    Busy week as well! In my “spare” time I’m working on the guest room!!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Score! =-.

  3. Tara

    my husband surprised me with a trip to LA to see my dear friend from college…and that’s not lower Alabama..that’s Los Angeles!!! :))))

    I leave on Thursday, so this week is CRAAAAAZY trying to get everything done before I run off for 5 full days with my friend to see all the movie stars!

    • Melissa

      Have fun!!

  4. Liz

    Crazy week here too! On Thursday, we are having the Mother’s Day Extravaganza with and BlogFrog.
    We are giving away a prize every hour! It will be tons of fun though.
    I also have my usual, track and baseball and DS 12, baseball games and practice for DS 16 (4 games this week) and work for DS 19, to schedule in.
    Keeps me hopping! But I Love it!
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog ..May Menu Plan ~ 2010 =-.

  5. Shri

    Just chanced upon your blog; loved the chairs featured in this post.
    .-= Shri´s last blog ..Orange Flavoured Flan =-.

    • Melissa

      Thank you, glad you stopped by!

  6. Anita

    I am going to try to organize my spare closet where I keep all of my craft, sewing and decorating stuff so I know exactly what I have. It’s sort of a catch all for whatever doesn’t fit in other closets.
    I just love those striped chairs!!
    .-= Anita´s last blog ..Hall Tree =-.

  7. Erin

    I love those chairs in that picture! Adds to my thoughts that when the living room is redone (and since it’s the only “done” room in the house that will likely be awhile) the chair needs to be recovered in stripes.
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Never again =-.

  8. sheri

    Busy but exciting, happy week ahead! My parents are coming down from Virginia, and we’re packing up the boys to meet them at the beach to camp over Mother’s Day weekend. (my son’s bday is on Mother’s day this year and that’s what he wanted to do LOL).
    .-= sheri´s last blog ..Thursday Tour Of Homes – Maitland =-.

  9. Alison Gibbs

    Full on babysitting for me as my daughter and her huband are in New York – a long way from home in Australia.
    .-= Alison Gibbs´s last blog ..DAY THREE AND FOUR OF TEN =-.

    • Melissa

      OH MY! Good luck and have fun! :-)

  10. Mary Jean

    starting the week off overwhelmed as usual! I too feel the same way about Mondays. I’m always so tired from the weekend. I find them long and hard! The week is full of meetings with FUN people and baseball games with boys!
    Have a blessed and inspired week! Come visit Be Still Mondays on ONG!
    .-= Mary Jean´s last blog ..Be Still Mondays =-.

  11. Stephanie

    My week is pretty crazy this week too…but good crazy!
    Hope you have a good week!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Crazy here …. =-.

  12. Mary Joy

    Melissa!!! My week has had an incredible start!!! Holly over at Homebody has written about me as her featured blog today!!! I am so honored!!! Wow!!!! This is going to be a great week!!! God is good to me!!!
    .-= Mary Joy @ Snapshots from my Heart & Home´s last blog ..I am the featured blog on Homebody today!!!! =-.

  13. Tammy

    I am actually off work today, so catching up on blogs, like yours, that I like to read….then off to mow the front yard and start prepping my living room walls for a big paint re-do!

    • Melissa

      Thanks for stopping by to visit, sounds like you must have had a great day!

  14. Ashley

    I love that room. How cheerful!

    I’m sitting at work pretending to work :). A to do list a mile long awaits me after work…sigh…

    At least the sun is shining!

  15. Deanna

    Really busy week for me too!

    I am hoping to find time to sew some pillowcases this week though…ain’t gonna happen!
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..Fun Day =-.

  16. Becky K.

    It is shaping up to be a busy week here…A meeting tonight, Candle orders to fill, Mikey’s Interview at Longwood Gardens, Appointments with my Mother-in-law who is having some health issues…and trying to get over this horrible “bug” that has me coughing my head off and not sleeping at night.

    We shall see.

    I definitely relate to wishing there were two of me sometimes.

    Hope your week is rewarding and successful.

    Becky K.
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..Mosaic and Blue Monday Entry…A Gift =-.

    • Melissa

      Thanks sweet Becky! My weeks are usually ridiculously busy but I am always grateful for what I get to do in life, so I try to look at the bright side! Hope you feel better soon!

  17. beth

    I love Monday’s, cause my husband works weekends, and he’s home for the week Tuesday!
    We are going to be busy this week. We installed unfinished pine flooring this spring and we are busy finishing it. Last week, we moved all of our stuff out of our bedroom and stained and polyurethaned the floor, and today I am painting the trim and baseboards, then tomorrow we are going to move all of our stuff back into the bedroom. Then we will get started removing all of our daughter’s things from her room, then we will whitewash and polyurethane her floor. Whew! We are going to be busy! :)
    Hope you have a great week! Beth.
    .-= beth´s last blog ..Painted checkerboard floors, and ideas for the laundry room =-.

    • Melissa

      phew, you have a lot of projects to work on! Sounds like fun to me! :-)

  18. Katie

    I need a clone, too! I’m dying to get some painting done…paint the outside of an armoire that holds the TV, paint the inside of an armoire in the bathroom that holds my toiletries and towels, and paint a chandelier (and hang it!!). I got big plans. I now need big energy and big time.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Are My Roots Showing? =-.

  19. Eileen

    I’m hoping to get to some window treatments. I need help on what to do with a sliding glass door. I want them to transform into French doors, Voila!
    .-= Eileen´s last blog ..Yes, I support helmets =-.

    • Melissa

      LOL. If only we could blink our eyes like I dream of Jeannie and change our home like that! :-) Instant makeovers!

    • Melissa

      I like the sound of a secret day off…. :-)

  20. Gussy

    Morning Melissa :] Gussy has a busy week, too. Next Friday (5/14) is my last day at my day job! Quitting the corporate world and going to love on my sewing machine exclusively! I can’t wait — super excited and of course planning lots of things for my new adventure.

    .-= Gussy´s last blog ..{it’s Monday! hooray! :] } =-.

  21. Kara

    This is actually a slower week for us … before Mother’s day and birthdays next week. I hope to use it to get some projects around the house that have been idling finished up

    Have a great week! :-)
    .-= Kara @Simple Kids´s last blog ..Showcase: Link Love =-.

  22. Megan

    I plan on keeping myself as busy as possible through Wednesday, re-decorating my little girls rooms. Also, picking up some cute new outfits… I’m meeting my husband in Hawaii on Thursday for a much needed relaxing weekend! LOVE that room by the way.

    • Melissa

      Jealous. I just came back from vacation but it was with four kids. I think I could use another one to lounge around in Hawaii! Sounds DELIGHTFUL! Have fun!

  23. Lesley

    My dad gave me a fiddle this weekend that’s been hanging in his office. It’s made of matchsticks if you can imagine and very intriguing to look at.

    I want to incorporate it into my decor, even though I’ve been trying to modernize my decor. One idea I had was to hang it on the wall (with the back facing out) and put a frame around it, much like the photo of the framed hat in this post:

    Any other ideas would be welcome!
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Easy decor changes you can make today =-.

  24. Sandy

    Well, since you asked. A VERY exciting APRON GIVEAWAY on my blog today! Beautiful aprons!

    And working away on my Balcony Girls Ebook. Praying for sunshine. Going to harvest my lettuce in my garden. Taking Miss Abby to violin today.

    And thinking of YOU. That’s why I came over to say hi! Miss you!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Handyman Teenage Son: New Curtains for Mom! =-.

    • Melissa

      Hi Sandy! We need to catch up soon!! xoxo

  25. Jenny 867-5309

    I’m trying to get organized and STAY organized. This starts the May Madness. The boys are out of school in 3 weeks, I’m trying to get their summer day camps set up, I’m finishing setting up on all our gardens, and I’ve got to get ready for a garage sale. Phew! I’m exhausted! I’d rather sit around with you guys and chat the day away…
    .-= Jenny 867-5309´s last blog ..Tampons or earplugs =-.

    • Melissa

      Oh, phoey, you just reminded me of something else to add to my to do list. Summer camp registration. How can it be time for that ALREADY? {faints}

  26. Annelise Wilcox

    Teacher appreciation week and I am the luncheon chair. I rolled paper napkins and forks and knives with twine today. As well as hand stamped all the distressed namecards for the teachers to be placed in lime placecard holders. Cinco de Mayo theme. Love the chevron in the room. Everyday seems to be a Monday for me.
    .-= Annelise Wilcox´s last blog ..I love my Sectional Because… =-.

  27. Jenni

    I’m doing some spring nesting at my house this week. Lots of flowers, lined baskets for organizing and spring colors. I love your sight. I get ideas off of it all the time. Today’s post on our blog was inspired by the kind of stuff you put out there for us. Thanks for what you do!


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