1. How Would You Describe Your Style?
Houzz has a fun quiz you can take to try to figure it out. I got Transitional: “You’re not too modern but not too traditional, either. You’re a gracious host, and you love to break out the fine china even when you’re just eating pizza. Serenity is your goal at home.” Not sure about the fine china with pizza thing, but otherwise it sounded pretty accurate. What’s yours? (Note: A reader tells me they may ask you to create an account with Houzz or sign in with Facebook to participate, which I didn’t realize since I already had one.)
On the Nesting Place blog, Myquillyn writes, “Houses are for living, not perfecting.” So true! She has a book coming out this month, just in time for my birthday (check my Amazon Wish List, Dave!). When I was cleaning out old files today, I came across a lovely email she wrote me when I was a new blogger, answering some of my questions and encouraging me to keep at this thing. She’s the best.
8. How This Plain-Jane House Got Craftsman-Cottage Curb Appeal (#flashbackfriday)