Thursday, January 21, 2010

I haz teh header picture! See? Up there! ^

Thanks to the ever-so-amazing Andrea, I have an awesome and crazy cute header now. I absolutely adore it. And I get to look at my little Bear Claw face all day long now, which is always spectacular. So... thank YOU times a million, Andrea! If you're interested in seeing what hard work looks like, pop on over to her place (here) to check out the renovations her and her husband have been doing all by themselves. Crazy folks, I tell ya.

Now. I know I said I wasn't going to tell Mr. MandeeFoFandee (also known as S) about the blog, but I was so excited, I couldn't resist. In fact, I spilled the beans the minute I walked into my house on Tuesday after work. Our conversation went a little like this:

Me: Hey, I'm home. (and also arriving tres late, since I was busy at work... writing my first blog entry and all)
S: Hey, it's about time. How was your day?
Me: It was awesome, wanna know why?
S: Sure.
Me: I started a blog.
S: Oh jesus.
Me: If you laugh, you will NEVER read it. EVAR.

- insert the hysterical laughing of Mr. MandeeFoFandee here -

Jerk. Even though he's a total asshat, and still makes fun of me, I let him read it last night. He now seems to be pretty supportive, since I'm fucking hilarious in writing, apparently. Now I can threaten him with "if you do ______, I'm going to blog about the time you ________." Pretty genius, if I say so myself. It's like having the super star of blackmail outlets. Take that, husband.


In other news, I've been searching the D&R (Decorating & Renovating) message board over on The Nest for inspiring home blogs. I'm pretty sure I found two (scratch that... three) of the best home decor blogs I've ever come across, and I thought I'd share them for anyone else looking for a little motivation to get their homes in tip top shape.

1. Decorating Obsessed - Ashley is a graphic designer, and therefore has a natural "eye" for all things design. I love her style - her shades of violet modern-glam Hollywood living room & dining room are absolutely to die for. She also has some handy organization tips for those of us who seem to be more... uh... cluttered.

2. sunshine and wine - Suzanne is a 20 something living in Kansas City. She is total DIY-er when it comes to home decor, and it's really refreshing to see someone create such beautiful pieces and NOT spending a fortune doing it. I have a feeling I'll be stealing some of her techniques and ideas for myself! andplusalso, her dogs are adorable. just sayin.

3. Young House Love - I know I'm super late to this party, since they've been showcased in magazines and TV and shit, but I'm immediately obsessed. Just thought I'd share that. Oh, and once again, this great find is also thanks to Andrea, who obviously does not want me to get any work done. ever.

That's all I got for now. It's been a hectic and busy day here at work, and this is the first chance I've had to sit down and relax. In fact, I haven't even eaten lunch yet. I should probably get on that.

If you care to share, tell me about your favorite blogs!


  1. DH always says "You better not post this on your blog!" or "Are you going to tell the Nesties about this?!"

  2. I love YHL! Raynes got me hooked... I'm so jealous these people now have a profession based off what once started as a little personal renovation blog... lucky ducks.

  3. I am madly in love with that header as well. ;-)

  4. What can I say? I'm an enabler. If I'm not working, you shouldn't be either. I will have to check out that sunshine and wine one too. Sounds a bit like our style, what they the DIY and all.

    Maybe, like YHL, the blue house on the corner will spin off into it's own business..... One can dream.


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