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Monday, January 10, 2011

It's A New Year And It's Time To Get My Rear In Gear!!!

Hey guys!!! I hope you are all doing well! I know it's been a while since my last post...in fact it's been WAAAAY to long! I didn't mean to wait so long...I'll have to be honest though...after Christmas and New Years I sort of lost my creativity and drive. If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know it comes and goes...lol. I have also had a heck of a cold the last four days and I'm a baby when it comes to not feeling good. Anyway...enough excuses!! It's time to get things done around here! My rear is in gear!! lol...
I did manage to get my house back in order after I got all the Christmas stuff put up. It took a while though and my Christmas stuff is still in the garage. When I start putting my everyday stuff back out I always want something new! I was in Hobby Lobby last week and the black canisters with the fruit really caught my eye! They were half price so I had to have them. They look pretty good with Mr. Polk a dot roo.
I set my table with the black rooster plates and redid the orchid arrangement.


My living room stayed like this for quite a while! lol...Finally I decided to get things back in order. Oh my!

Much better...

I got my little workroom back in order too. I'm telling you...I would open the door and just shut it! It was a disaster and I was so overwhelmed I didn't know where to start! I can finally work again! Yay! I don't want to show you the whole room though...it's still a work in progress. I don't even have a chair yet...I keep having to pull up the piano bench. Looking for a chair...

At least I can see my ribbon now!
Now I have no excuses not to work! lol...I will be listing several new items in my Etsy store over the next few days. If you are interested please check back!





29 comments:

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I was starting to wonder where you were! :) I love your gorgeous ribbons Im in awe at how many you have! :) Love it. Come check me out when ya get a chance.

http://noplacelikehomecraftsdecorbyallyson.blogspot.com/

~Allyson~

EliFla said...

I was waiting for you...so happy new year....now I'm waiting to see your new works!!!Have a nice day, hugs, Flavia

Liz said...

I hope you're feeling better. It's no fun being sick. I love your new canisters and Mr. Rooster. Your table looks gorgeous. Did you make the arrangement, it's beautiful. Glad you're back. I missed your posts! XOXO ~Liz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your black rooster plates, Kristen {and I'm not even into roosters ~ bunnies are my weak spot}! Your living room always looks great. I still have a few things laying around from Christmas that need to be put away and I still have a few bins to bring back down to the basement. I'm hoping for the energy to do that this week and just get it put away already!

Becca said...

Happy New Year! Your kitchen and great room look wonderful all put back together. :) I love the rooster tablescape (and canisters). And, I know you're feeling good about getting your work room in order ... look forward to seeing more! *Becca*

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Everything looks beautiful Kristen...as always! I love the new canisters...they are perfect with the rooster! I am loving all of your touches of black...perfection!

I love the orchid arrangement on your kitchen table...can you make more of those...I would love to have one or two!

I am happy to hear that you are feeling better...looking forward to our visit!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love that ribbon shelf.. I could have fun with that! Glad you are back!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love your ribbong shelf Kristen, our work rooms are always a work in progress aren't they? Your new canisters and rooster plates are great.. hugs ~lynne~

mishebe said...

OMG love those cannisters!

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, your kitchen looks great! I do love these sales and those little canisters are precious! Love the dishes too.
Your living room looks so beautiful! You always inspire me.
Happy New Year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mari said...

YOUR HOME IS JUST BEAUTIFUL! LOVE YOUR NEW CANISTER SET :)
WOW LOVE ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL RIBBONS :) I COULD JUST ADMIRE THEM ALL DAY...LOL
HAVE A GREAT WEEK :)

XO~MARI

Melissa said...

Lookin' good! I love to see studio where women create so if you ever get your room to a point that you can share it, we'd love to see it!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

LC said...

Hi Kristen! I hope you had a happy Christmas with your family.
Love seeing all that pretty ribbon. My craft/sewing room is a disaster. I clean it but the minute I do anything in there it becomes a mess again! ha
Sorry to hear you've been sick. I hope you feel better soon.

Melissa Miller said...

It looks so clean and pretty Kristen! I'm ready to see your new stuff you make. Yay!

I was sick almost the entire month of December. I can relate. Feel better soon. ~Melissa :)

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Oh I am excited to see your new creations to come! I love your rooster plates they are beautiful.
The storage idea for the ribbon is wonderful.
Have a Happy Day!

Nancy said...

Taking a break is good :) it shows you have your priorities in order! Of course we always love it when we have your time, but I'd rather have you rested and happy than trying to please those that don't share your home space. They are the important ones :) Happy New Year!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your collection of ribbons is fabulous!

Happy New Year,
Carrie

Lesha said...

Hi Kristen, I am a new blogger and can finally leave comments. I just wanted you to know how much you inspired me to begin blogging. I love looking at your site and all the beautiful things you do. Come see my first post! decoratingchick.blogspot.com

Kim said...

I just love your beautiful home. There are a handful of bloggers that I follow where I just go back every now and again to take in their gorgeous decor and get some inspiration, and girl - you are definitely at the top! Love those new canisters and how they go with Mr. Roo!!
xoxo,
Kim

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Your Home looks AWESOME! YAAY! You got your "Rooster" back ON! I LOVE ROOSTERS! And SOOOOOOO glad to see you found all your ribbons! LOL! Would LOVE to see more of your workroom! Dont ask me why...but seeing everyones workspace is SUPER DUPER exciting to me! Love ya Girlfriend!

xoxokara

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

OH YEAH! You have to come check out my Blooming Lamp! I think you will love!

kara

A Hint of Home said...

Everything in your house looks fresh and clean, as always. I, too, just got done with all the packing. I was traveling but got back to snow and being stuck in the house. It was a good time to tackle it all.
I come and go with my blogging, too. There is always so much to do and so little time. lol

lisacharlesparsons said...

Can you tell me where you purchased your cream colored cabinet which has two buffet lamps on it. I love it!!!

And your candleholder with the bling on it on the sofa table.

Thanks!!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Kristen,
I can identify with the creativity lacking department. What is it about the holidays that puts ones designing in the "dead" zone? I have put my Studio back in order and now I need to get busy, as well. Think I need a dealine to push me into motivation!
Fondly,
pat

Molly said...

I found you through "no place like home" and I am in love with your house. I love that red couch especially!! Now I'm off to check out your etsy site! I'll be following along, so keep the lovely pictures coming!

Molly said...

I know I just left a comment...I checked out your etsy site. You have some lovely things, but I just want you to get those ribbon spools rolling and make some more tassels! The cross one is lovely, but I would love to see some more (maybe even find one that can come live at my house!)

Patti said...

I "copied" one of your frames and will link it to between Naps on the Porch, tomorrow. I have a link to your blog so you might see some new visitors! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Miller said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see your kitchen all spiffy. :)

Tim said...

Looks beautiful as always Kristen.

Hope you all had a great Holidays!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

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