August 22, 2007

Change is Good

Hello Friends! Don't go...you're in the right place! The cottage was feeling a bit dull to me and, just like in my real cottage, I felt the need to change things up a bit. I gave it a good cleaning and some sprucing up and now I feel like I have a brand-spanking new place.

Actually I'm doing much the same around my house. Cleaning, organizing, tossing, rearranging & just generally spiffing up. It's liberating. I'm slowly riding the house of all of the damage of my summer hiatus. I finally took some time in my studio, after several months of neglect & got it ready for some fun. I've dressed it up a bit, added some inspiration and got things sorted. Now I'm looking forward to playing.

25 comments:

  1. Love your style!!! I liked your last template...but white is always good, and clean!

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  2. Change is good!!
    Have fun playing.
    Rosemary

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  3. Very good so far...I like your changes. I really should do something over at my place. :)

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  4. cleaning is so therapeutic for me...like getting a fresh start.
    share some of your creations when you get going!

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  5. Love the new look Jen - I agree ... change IS good :-}

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  6. There must be something in the air - I am doing the same thing. I just spent the whole morning organizing things around the house. Just don't decide to crazy with the whole change thing and cut your hair like I did. In my case, that change was not so good - I now remember why I let my bangs grow the last time...
    Heather

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  7. Well, you have a good start on the list you created. My son is starting third grade and I have yet to finish my list of goals: complete baby book, sort all my photos, organize garage...

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  8. Your room looks fab...is the color on the wall a Robin's Egg blue?...or is it white? I am looking for the perfect blue to re-do my craft room in...I can't tell...but on my computer they look blue...and I love it!! I am inspired to get off my lazy and get my "cave" re-done and possibly start calling it the Mrs.Study...where beautiful things are created and flourish!!

    Blessings...
    "T"

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  9. Love the new look!

    You asked if we were at The Wild. Unfortunately no. We were at 4KidsBooks...which is also nice, but just doesn't have the same feel as The Wild! My daughter would LOVE to go and visit Pages with you next Tuesday...

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  10. Organizing, tossing and rearranging are some of my favorite things!! I love all of your jars filled with goodies. They look yummy!

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  11. Glad to see you are enjoying your new-found freedom. I'm looking forward to mine...my house feels like a trainwreck!!
    I'm liking your makeover!!

    Linda

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  12. love the pictures. I too am going through that declutter and re-arrange stage in my house.
    It is liberating.

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  13. Love the new look! Have fun in your newly organized space!
    Penny

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  14. Tres Chic! I love what you did with your space. And love the basket full of all the wonderful colors of paint! Ohhhh! I could get in so much trouble with those...lol! Love the necklace too. Did you make that? Have a super day!

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  15. looks good!!!...makes me want to take some time off from work & get cleaned & organized @ home!!!..I'm just too busy on the weekends...playing!!...okay...I'll start making my lists!!!..thanks for inspiring...lacy

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  16. Oooh, love your blog's new dress! I'm so glad you are enjoying some quality "me" time - you deserve it!
    xo,
    Kim

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  17. Everything looks great! I love the two-tiered wire basket! How adorable!

    Lindy :)

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  18. Looks great! Enjoy the last fumes of summer!
    Laurie

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  19. see...you are already finding things to do with your time. Love the new look. Also, I've got that same "monogram" beaded ornament...a "j" and a "t".

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  20. love the two tiered basket and the necklace. i hope you post more pictures of your studio! i need some inspiration.

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  21. i feel the same way about my blog design...looks great!

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  22. Looks great Jen! I would love to see what you "cook up" in your studio!

    Pat

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  23. Everything looks interesting and clean... a combo that I have a hard time with! :) My house is either interesting and cluttered, or clean and sparse. You have great style.

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  24. I'm glad you're enjoying your new found freedom while the girls are at school. I bet your studio looks great - it's always so nice to get cleaned up a bit - I always feel so much better.

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  25. Love the use of that holder. It's great and decorative.

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