IS THIS OUR TERRACE?
IS THIS WHERE WE HAVE OUR "INTIMATE" DINING PARTIES?
IS THIS MC'S KITCHEN--- WHERE HE WHIPS UP THOSE DELICIOUS DISHES?
IS THIS OUR "SMALL" WARM FOYER
IS THIS IS THE BUCKET LIST HOUSE?
ON MY ....NO ! NO!
all 2050sq.ft. plus 2 car garage
Have you noticed that Patty's Binterest List has been updated? For the past week I have been peeking at the blogs from the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Series ----which has led me to other blogs----which then has made me rethink what direction I wanted to go with Patty's Epiphanies.
I'm trying to bring some "reality" to this sometimes insane Blog.
The great Blogs that I am now recommending are blogs from Designers, some with Blogs, and Bloggers! These are all very talented people who range in age from their early twenties, up to me--- God ----no one is as old as I am!
The following have taken time out of their busy lives to read Patty's Epiphanies and have left many, many kind comments. They have become family! I am blessed to have them in my life! Thank you all!
Tiffany, who is 22, is in Design School in Toronto. You can click and visit Tiffany and all her wonderful young ideas at:
Tiffany Leigh Interior Design.
You have to visit Kathysue who lives in California. She has a great design business and shares practical advice. Also has lots of wonderful hints for skin and hair care! I have found her skin product advice to be very reasonable (drug store) and very effective! After reading her blog, MC and I went shopping for face creams, shampoos and great shower gels! Wonderful products--especially those of us with "dry" skin...Patti take note. Please, oh please, visit Kathysue at:
The Good Life of Design...
Lisa Mende from Charlotte, N.C. Her blog Lisa Mende Design can be found at: http://lisamendedesign.blogspot.com/
Lisa has become a great new friend! I only wish that I knew her when we lived in Charlotte. What fun we would have "shopping" and enjoying a lunch! Her design work is outstanding. You must check her site. She is now one of MC's biggest fans.
I beg of you, please read their Bio's. You will find out just how fabulous and talented they are, and quickly learn that these are true down to earth wonderful people who wish to guide, help, and make your world beautiful!
One special Designer who also has a blog is Loi Thai. He has a very successful design business in DC and an Antique shop. He shares the projects he's working on and one of his specialties is gardens..gorgeous gardens!
His blog is Tone on Tone at:
and of course.......
I can't say enough about Sherry. I had a wonderful, fun, fun day with Sherry last Friday afternoon at Scotts Antique Market. Probably made a fool of myself--- acting like a Groupie! Sherry was my first Blog "live" meeting! She paid for my pillows with her personal check and actually trusted me to pay her back. The fact I wasn't prepared with cash or checks proved to all that I am not a hip antique shopper! I didn't realize many dealers don't take credit cards...I know, I don't watch those TV shows. Have no idea how to shop an antique market!
Sherry has a very successful Design business in Atlanta, gives design lectures,--- must attend one, --- and is so sharing of her talents. You can visit Sherry Hart at: Design Indulgence
Fly out to Illinois and visit Jessie! Jessie commented on my blog over a month ago and has been checking in daily ever since! I am so appreciative. Thanks so much Jessie! She is from Lpoh, Malaysia and received a BA in Advertising from Campbell University in North Carolina. She found her passion for design as a newlywed and hasn't stopped since! She and her husband are redoing their Master Bedroom for the One Room Challenge and her husband has completely redone their wood flooring!!! Another MC! Her Blog is Mix and Chic:
We have many more who have taken the time to visit Patty's Epiphanies and have dropped off a note or two. I'm always checking out their new posts.
Linda, a transplant to N.J. from California who specializes in DIY!!! Her blog, My Crafty Home:
Linda from Raleigh is a Realtor who has a staging blog: Linda Beam An Affection for Staging:
Kim Macumber Interiors has gorgeous designs:
Tiffany McLean's blog is a DIY must: Living Savvy:
Elizabeth at Little Black Door--I absolutely love that name---is a young Mom who also loves DIY.
Abby at Delightful Design checks in from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Beth at Powell Brower Home who calls her blog a stop for Frequent Redecorators...that's me!
But I have a few more to recommend! IF YOU LOVE TURQUOISE YOU MUST, MUST VISIT this one. I am constantly amazed at the beautiful spaces Erin shows in all shades of turquoise and blues. Gorgeous, gorgeous rooms! House of Turquois. She has me loving blues all over again! I will warn you that her spaces are very elegant and beachy at the same time! Now that's a talent!
A reader from New England, Naz, has become a faithful fan. Naz is there for every post! She is selling her home, that they have lived in for over 20 years. What a fun time she is having clearing out stuff!!!
These are some of my new and dear friends. Please support them. I assure you, you will be taken in. I am spending hours at my laptop checking them daily!!! Wednesdays I get NOTHING DONE! Most are involved with the One Room Challenge...only two weeks left! Maybe my life will go back to some normalcy in August!
BTW MC HAS FINISHED MY NEW "OFFICE"!! IN FACT I AM WORKING IN IT NOW!
I PROMISE TO FEATURE IT IN MY NEXT POST....