Thursday, January 31, 2013

The "Downside" of Having a Decor Blog!


I'm obsessed with decorating
And people tell me I'm good at it.
Naturally I should write a blog, right?
And I should have a FB page to go with it!
And I should check out everyone else's home decor FB pages right?
Naturally!
Wow! A lot of them are so incredibly talented!
Ooohh and a lot of them have online shoppes...
Yes...you heard that. That "dun dun dunnnn".
The sound of impending economic upheaval.
My wallet cringing.
But I have to support other fellow bloggers and small business owners I tell myself.
I have to get some extra goodies so I can take pics, for the blog~it's mostly for the blog.
My readers want to see new things, new ideas...
Yea, I have convinced myself.
So with credit card in hand I delve into the online boutiques and become entangled in a passionate affair with Etsy.
It's ok I tell myself. Someday I'll be featured in Country Living and I won't feel guilty about my purchases...Who am I kidding?~ I know I'd be buying the same amount of stuff even if I didn't have a blog.

But maybe Country Living better call soon...just to make me feel better ;-)




 See that tiny pink blurb on the wreath on the left? That's the meagre beginning to my Valentine mantle. One tiny pink heart that I forgot to remove for the pic :)

"Nest" and bird pillows from gracioushome



  

 And these are the scratches in my paint that I uncovered when I moved the mirror further down the wall. It just looks soooo much better there, I tell my hubby. And the search for the perfect paint to match begins. All in the name of progress!





My "Paris" table runner from www.tickingandtoile.com yes it needs ironed, shhh.





Pillow from http://www.dearlillie.com/






<3 melissa
So excited to be sharing this at Treasure Hunt Thursday #93 & Highlights

15 comments:

  1. I love your living room. The fireplace and built-ins are just gorgeous and I really like your choice of paint for the walls, that is a great color.

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  2. I feel your pain! You HAVE to do all of the "appropriate" social media things...it can get wildly out of control :-) I do the Country Living Fairs; there's one in Columbus in September. You should come out and take a look!

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    1. I adore CL and have always wanted to go to their fairs! I will have to look into it :)

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  3. I love the pillows!Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I do sell the dog beds but I have only sold them locally. I debate about starting an online store. You asked about sharing on other blogs all you have to do is link your blog on the sharing parties. It is really simple :) Gets your name out there. Traci

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    1. Thank you Traci!! I adore that dog bed!! If you open a store you must alert me! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the advice :)

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  4. Love all your pretties! They look great in your room :)
    Visiting from THT...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. You're so sweet! Thank you! I just visited your blog~it's lovely~started following :)

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  5. Thanx for partying at my place!:)

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    1. Thank you for having me!!!! I'm honored to post there <3

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  6. this made me chuckle..I just started a blog last month and I am sooo intiminated by all the other professional looking blogs out there....but you know what as long as I have fun with it I guess it's all good...thanks for sharing. Love your chocolate leather couch!!!
    http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

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    1. Thx Christine! Just stay true to yourself and you'll be great. I am in the process of redesigning my blog and I'm excited about it. Good luck and I will check out your page :)

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  7. You go girl on the feature! I have been fighting a cold.....but I won! So happy for your first feature! Just shouted it out on my Facebook page!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Thank you friend!!!! I'm so glad you're better!!

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  8. If this is what you are most passionate about, go for it and write decor blogs! And yes, Facebook would increase viewers on your blogs. Create Twitter and Pinterest accounts as well. Keep your audience updated with your latest blogs through your social media sites. Also, there is nothing wrong about checking everyone else's home décor blogs and Facebook pages. You can actually coordinate with other bloggers for them to feature your blog (guest post) on their own sites. Will be on the lookout for more of your blogs, Melissa! =)

    Darryl Tay

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