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Cranky Living: Renew, Refresh, Redecorate

Posted by: Maggie

There is something about the arrival of warm weather in the spring, and even warmer weather in the summer, that makes me want to redecorate the house. Before Eleanor was born, I would usually want to repaint, now I’m too tired to deal with repainting an apartment we might not live in another year. The last few years I’ve just been doing little things, like getting a new vase, rearranging the living room furniture, getting a new potted succulent for the front door.

This year, thanks to my 30 by 30 list (specifically #s 8 & 14) I’ve decided to take on some bigger projects.  I’m in the middle of redecorating the patio, Eleanor’s room, and our bedroom.

I’ve been using Pinterest to collect my decor ideas. Here is some of my inspiration:

Patio

Eleanor’s Room

Master Bedroom

The bedroom still needs a lot of work. I’m going for a yellow, gray & white theme. So far I only have a new duvet cover and sheets. I hope to have everything finished by the end of August at the latest.

Eleanor’s room needs a few more pieces. It’s a bright butterfly theme, by her request.  It’s almost done. We’ve got a new quilt and sheets, a new lamp, some butterfly decals for two of the walls. I just need some more art for the walls and I’m thinking about making a mobile. We’ll see. I hope to have it done in the next few weeks.

I should have the patio done this weekend! I’ve got new chairs with pillows, a rug, a little table, some lights, It just needs one or two finishing touches. I’ll have photos for you next week!

If you have any suggestions or see anything that you think will fit with my room inspirations comment below! And you can always following my design inspirations over at Pinterest!

Pinterest LA Meetup!

Posted by: Maggie

Last week I went to the Pinterest LA meetup (I know two events in one week! That makes up for the last three months of leaving the house only to take Eleanor to and from school). I posted about my love for Pinterest over on Maggie Keegan Gross Photography a few months ago. It’s a fantastic place to keep track of all the visual inspiration you find all over the web, share it with friends, and see what’s inspiring them. Because I love it so, I thought it would be fun to head out to Urbanic Paper (the cutest store ever) in Venice to meet up with some fellow pinners.

And it was! It was filled with LA creative types, who all looked effortlessly cute. They made me want to go on a serious shopping spree. I got to talk to some interesting Angelinos, and I even got to meet one of my blogging idols, Joy Cho of Oh Joy! She was very nice and very politely listened while I tried to convince her to add more baby style posts to her blog (she is pregnant after all). I don’t think I sold her on the idea.

Erin (that’s her taking a photo of me taking a photo of her, you can see her’s HERE), who I finally got to meet in person at the Arrojo launch party earlier in the week, was my date for the evening! I had so much fun getting to know her on our long drive to Venice! Thanks for being my date Erin! I had a blast!

If you haven’t joined Pinterest, I really recommend it, check it our HERE, and follow my boards HERE!

Fabulous Friday: My Favorite Blogs

Posted by: Maggie

Since it’s Friday and I know no one really works on Fridays, I thought I’d share some of my favorite blogs with you (Don’t worry I left out the business, legal, and tax blogs!).

Does everyone use a blog reader of some sort? Do you all read a bunch of blogs like I do? Right now, I follow about 175 blogs, which as I type this seems a little insane. I constantly have upwards of 800 unread posts in my Google Reader. I try to catch up on the weekends. I will admit that I do not actually read about half to three quarters of these. Many are wedding, design, decorating or photography blogs which I just follow for the visual inspiration. I just scroll through those posts for the photos and then post the ones I love to one of my Pinterest boards.

Here’s some time wasting fun for your Friday:

Food Blogs

Bakerella:

Smitten Kitchen:

Sunday Suppers:

Design Blogs

Letterhead Love:

Lovely Package:

Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Style Blogs

Design Love Fest:

Making It Lovely:

Oh Joy:

Event/Wedding Planning Blogs

Bash, Please:

Green Wedding Shoes:

The Sweetest Occasion:

Mommy Blogs

Dooce:

Finslippy:

Mom 101:

Parenting Blogs

Parenthacks:

Simple Mom:

Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments! I’m always looking for new blogs to follow!