It was all very exciting. I spun around and did a happy dance for a little too long on Tuesday morning so I actually had to reschedule an appointment I had with a new marketing person (who might be the one to help me take my blog to the next level, we’ll see) as I ran out of time to prep for it!
Brett Walther (below) an Associate Editor at Style at Home Magazine, also writes a great blog called Style Sleuth. He found my blog when it was just a baby and linked to The Best Trim Colours NOT Cloud White post and wrote a post about it here.
He was the one who emailed me saying he wanted to include me in their colour issue for May! A huge thank you to Brett and Style at Home!
Grace at Sense and Simplicity was the first to announce that I had been mentioned in this sweet post she wrote on me (because my issue came through pony express and hers arrived one week ago)! Thanks Grace!
‘Pale colours and whites can really only be enjoyed with a lot of natural light. Painting a dark room pale colours simply accentuates the shadows in a space’ Maria Killam
And then the next thrilling thing happened. Someone sent me a tweet saying they found my blog on Penelope Trunk’s blog and I thought, “I haven’t seen a post by her today”, and then, literally 2 minutes later it came through to my in-box. Click here to read it.
Anyone that has been reading my blog knows I love Penelope’s blog. Her authenticity inspires mine! Click here to read all the posts (5 actually) where I’ve linked to her.
It’s already easy for me to share personal stuff about my life because I’ve always been like that but reading her blog makes me realize I’m just a beginner when it comes to sharing myself in public.
As she said on her webinar tonight (How to be a millionaire from your blog. Really) in response to someone’s question ’what are some blog ideas that are unique’— “There is nothing new. Information is a commodity so if you don’t differentiate your blog from everyone else’s with your personality, no one will read it”. (I was taking notes so it’s not word for word but that’s basically what she said).
I love this backyard of a farmhouse(credit)
By now you may have read on Penelope’s blog that I am doing an on-line colour and design consultation with her (Monday actually). She’s got her fan-deck ready and sent me the photos of the farmhouse and Monday we’ll choose the colours (including a white for her kitchen cabinets) and talk about the furniture she’ll be buying, space planning, etc.
I’m very excited. (email me for more info on what on-line consulting looks like).
We are going to paint her kitchen some shade of white (or maybe colour) she wants happy!
I also wanted to tell you why she made this comment in her post (in case you were wondering the same thing):
“She’s so weird about the photos because they are beautiful but generally unrelated to the post, and somehow she makes that work.” Penelope Trunk
Penelope wants a pink and yellow master bedroom, I love the idea! (credit)
Okay so usually you learn something and there’s a related image to go with it but sometimes for example, here and here when I am just rambling on about something that I think is interesting (it’s important to be interesting, Penelope said)–and since this is a blog about colour and design–I can’t just post a bunch of words without photos, so I’ll find some images that I think are beautiful and include them in the post.
And my readers have reported it’s like getting a mini magazine in their inbox everyday, so it works for me!
We could add some yellow to this room! (credit)
That is my exciting news of the week! Thank you to Style at Home and Penelope Trunk!!
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