Image by Lewis Chaplin.
I am stealing away this weekend for a good ol’ fashioned girls weekend.
This is one of the sweet Ukrainian placemats I picked up at a local rummage sale last weekend. I love the concept of a rummage sale – loads of stuff on tables and old ladies standing around asking you if .50 cents is too much for a China plate!
Have a great weekend crew! I’ll be thinking of you when I am nesting down during our upcoming weekend of rain and drinking a glass of Chianti!
PS – did you see on Twitter that I said I have some exciting news to share soon? Am just sorting out the nitty gritty details then I will be doing a big “ta-da” reveal here on the Row House Nest! I can say this – it’s going to be super fun, a great adventure and full of amazing splendid-ness.
There are lots of different kinds of pipes out there.
Image: UCLA Library
But I’m talking industrial, nitty, gritty factory pipes today. In your home.
Minus the nitty gritty of course. You can make lots of sweet do it yourself pipe inspired projects.
Like this garment rack:
Spotted on A Beautiful Mess
And want a rack but need some lighting going on in there?
Spotted on Weekday Carnival
A skinny pipe desk.
Spotted on the Arting Starvist
Bam! Open concept industrial shelving!
Spotted on iVillage (although the how-to component seems to be gone?)
Farmhouse table with some new legs
Spotted on Frugal Farmhouse Design
More open concept shelving.
Spotted on The Brick House
I like the simplicity of this small desk and that it is tucked away against a wall (feels like something I would do).
Spotted on Katherine Sharpe’s blog
That’s all for today, excuse my brevity! Still trying to find my feet after the last few weeks of manic work and social activities!Pin It
In no particular order….
Image by Freckled Mommy on Flickr
B’s visit. Awesome.
Blog Podium. Awesome.
Image from Blog Podium website.
Finding out I am now officially a member of the Para Paints BLOG CREW. AWESOME!!!
Wow huh? I am still in shock. Pinch me. Really hard.
This is Garry Belfall (Para Paints) announcing that myself and four other talented bloggers had won the contest!
Image from Mango Studios
You see… There is a story behind why I needed to see a picture of Garry announcing who won because I sadly missed the glorious moment. I was pounding the Queen Street pavement at that exact moment. But before that? Ya well I was racing down the Queensway as I had to walk from the Humber Loop to Roncesvalles when the streetcars lost power – not a big deal if I had planned for it but I hadn’t. It was a #TTCfail but that’s okay. I made it in one piece to Blog Podium.
Here is Garry again with Jen Knox (PR – Deb McCain Communication) at the Para Paints booth. Such nice people. I can’t wait to work with them. I think I am going to need to buy some painter’s coveralls to go along with my years’ worth of paint!
Image from Para Paints on Facebook
There have been tons and tons of amazing Blog Podium recaps published by other attendees and honestly, I really don’t think I could do a better job so I am going to encourage you to head over and read all of their lovely reviews, perspectives and thoughts on the fantastic day that it is.
Adriane’s at The A & B Stories
Lauren’s at The Wee Lass
Rachel at the paper hearts blog
Brian at The Duke of Design
Now I need to give a special shout out to Lauren, Brian, Rach and Adriane – I ‘knew’ Lauren before from living vicariously through her Instagram images, sweet blog and oogling images of her beagle Wendel (who I have mentioned before) but Adriane, Rach and Brian were newbie friends who I really really really loved meeting. Even more amazing? Each person has a super awesome blog that I can’t believe I hadn’t spied before (WHAT IS UP WITH THAT? It makes me love/hate the blogsphere when I randomly come across a blog I didn’t know about before! I feel cheated but also thrilled to have finally found ‘em).
And more great recaps!
Nicole at Adding the Finishing Touch (LipstikEvents)
Christine at Bijou and Boheme
Jen at Rambling Renovators (and co-founder of Blog Podium!)
Heather at Interior Groupie
April at the Money Pit Love
Jeanette from This Dusty House (NETTE!)
Michelle from The 236
Brittney from My Daily Randomness
SEE WHAT I MEAN? So many great roundups, recaps and reviews. I would just be re-inventing the wheel. Please go check out each blog. All of these bloggers are very talented people and deserve lots of blog reading love! And sorry if I missed anyone, it isn’t/wasn’t intentional – I just remembered these ones off the top of my head and Twitter (yeah for Twitter!).
One of the best parts of Blog Podium? Connecting with new people, meeting up with old and taking spicy pictures together!
I thought I would take more photos with my Iphone, but I didn’t. I was too busy chatting or listening! Anyway, I can’t wait to find out more about the Para Paint Blog Crew that I am now involved with – I think it’s going to lead to lots of amazing paint-filled adventures.