Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day

Monday October 15 is Blog Action Day, a day to voice your concern about the environment in a way that is meaningful to you. So how do I do my part to consume less? Among my own efforts to recycle, I encourage people to consider the possibility of not redecorating with new things, but to use what you already have!

I encourage you to find new ways to use existing furnishings and accessories. Find things second hand, quality antiques or even better, use stuff from your own home rather than starting over with all new furnishings. Keep things longer and buy less. Not only will the earth thank you, but your pocketbook will too.

If you need help figuring out how to pull things you already own together to create a comfortable and lovely home, call in a professional who is trained in the Use What You HaveĀ® methods of redesign! This is the premier founding organization for earth and budget friendly redecorating services, encouraging and inspiring clients to buy less and re-use what they already have. Click here to be directed to media articles describing how an Interior Refiner can help you.

Usually it is not what we don’t have, but how we use what we do have that makes a difference in our life. With some creativity, clever tricks and tried and true principles, your home can get a whole new look without a bank loan and a truck load of new stuff! If something doesn’t feel right about your home, chances are you just need to re-arrange or re-purpose something!

Go forth and consume less!

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.