Jan 5, 2009

Is this destiny or a boot in the butt to get going...?

Wow - talk about motivation. I previously posted about wanting to redecorate the house this year. No, let me rephrase that. I previously posted about the fact that I AM GOING TO redecorate my house this year. 2009 will be the year of the Home. Twenty years without any serious redecorating, with the exception of paint, is just waayyy too long, and I'm am tired of my house looking tired. My biggest stumbling block is the actual creative thought process needed to redecorate. Just the thought of coming up with the RIGHT color combinations makes me panic, nevermind choosing furniture that looks right together or window treatments. I told Jeff the only way MY redecorating was going to be worth the money HE is going to spend is if I collect books and magazines with photos of rooms I like, and copy those room elements. (I'm not kidding.) Now here's the destiny part... Last night I received email that I'd won another giveaway -- more than $350 worth of interior decorating books!! I was on HouseDesignFind.com last November, looking at different designs, and stumbled on their giveaway. Of course, I entered. I seem to have a lucky streak going with giveaways (I've won FIVE in the past three months!). I completely forgot about it, and was just totally blown away when I got their email yesterday. Wooo Hooo! Talk about great timing! Click on their link and you can see the books I won. Good stuff! Now we'll see if it's really destiny. I've also been entering a giveaway of a $5000 gift certificate to a local furniture store... It was over on December 31st, but they haven't posted a winner and today is the first day the entry blank wasn't on the web page...so... keep your fingers crossed! This is what I want:

5 comments:

The Calico Quilter said...

I'm hoping it's destiny because that's a great couch! I never had enough room to buy one with a chaise on the end but have always loved them. Not to mention, if that's slipcovers I see, that's a good idea for a home with a small boy in (sometime) residence.

Anonymous said...

Great for the formal living room where little toddlers can't go in! If for the family room, you might want something more "kid proof" (that means darker colors with a pattern so the spills don't show and is jump proof!) - the practical side of me is coming out (lol) but this sure is pretty. Kim

Carol said...

Ooooooh I am so green with envy :)Congratulations. Love the couch set, hope you get it. (Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog recently.)

Carol aka ascotintennessee

Dixie's Whimsey said...

If it's not destiny, it's God saying... "Joan, go ahead and decorate... it's time". Some people are just lucky winning things... want to pick some numbers with me for the Texas Lotto?!

Good goin gal!

Tipper said...

Wow you have been lucky! And the redecorating-seems meant to be! How very exciting.