Friday, February 11, 2011

Thinking About My Direction - Also Known As "Sorry this post is so long, but please read it anyway."

Today when I logged on to blogger I saw that I had 100 posts.  I was like, "huh, that snuck up on me."  But then I looked back through my posts and realized that I had a few unpublished/never gonna publish posts so this is in fact post #96.   But still this got me thinking about my little blog, way I started it and where I want it to go.
Believe it or not a year ago I did't even realize there was such a thing as craft/idea blogs.  I am not really sure why.  I knew about hair blogs, recipe blogs, I had a family blog, but I guess I was living in a little bubble of busy mom with 4 little kids age 5 and under.
Then one day I was sitting around on my lap top feeding baby Brycey checking in on my sister-in-law Andrea's blog and I started looking at all these blogs she has listed off to the side.  I think the first one I clicked on was 320 Sycamore.  Then I am pretty sure Bryce fell asleep in my lap while I spent hours mesmerized by this amazing world full of these amazing women like The Idea Room, V & Co., and Make it Love it.  Then my family blog started to fill up with links to things I wanted to make and these craft blogs that I wanted to follow and more pictures of the stuff I was making than the kids.  After a few weeks it became clear to me that I need a new home for all my crafty needs and so I created Corner House.

Over the next few weeks I am going to be giving my little blog a bit of a face lift and hopefully making it a better, more user friendly, enjoyable and maybe an inspiring place to be.

So I am looking for comments, questions, opinions, suggestions, advice and so on.  Basically anything you want to know or you like or you think could make Corner House better.  If you are stopping by for the first time or if you have been with me from the beginning I would love to hear from you.  I have a few changes already planned, but I think hearing from you would really help.  You can leave a comment on this post or email me at laura(at)cornerhousecakes.com. 


Also I am done (well as done as I am going to be until at least April.  I know it needs a few more well thought out accessories, the walls need a few more things hung here and there, possibly a little faux taxidermy, and the sofas need pillows) with the family room remodel.   I am still trying to decide how best to decorate our mantel.  With the tv there it can get a little tricky.  After all you don't want to have to take everything down every time you want to put a new game in the Wii or play rock band, but it definitely needs something.  Blah blah blah it looks good for now. :)  Oooo and I am thinking about stenciling in the nooks and behind the tv.  Did I already tell you that before?  So when I say I am done I really just mean I finished painting the walls and stupid pain in my neck ceiling and putting the molding up.


  I LOVE IT!  I am in love with my white accent wall.  In a house where the builder painted every wall and ceiling beige, white is considered am accent wall color.  A friend came over today and I think she put it best saying it is just airy, bright, whimsical, and a little eclectic. 

I promise to do a tutorial on how I did the wall molding tomorrow.


And then I will probably tell you about the adventure that was the crown molding on Monday...

maybe Tuesday.   I made the mistake of starting a book that I am having a had time putting down.

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