February 27, 2012

11 questions

Tag! I'm it. The very lovely Brooke from Inside-Out Design has tagged me and 10 other design bloggers to answer 11 questions about ourselves. She is one crafty genius and one of my very first blogger friends. She's a big inspiration for me and I'm so happy to play 11 questions with her. Thanks Brooke!

The Rules are simple:
First rule - you do not talk about Fight Club...wait, wrong game.
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the 11 questions the tager posted for you and then create 11 new questions to ask the people you've taged.
3. Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Let them know you have tagged them. 

May I present to you, Brooke's questions:

1. What is your favorite room to decorate and why? 
I'm a sucker for a good living room. I have a chair obsession and love pretty much all upholstered furniture. The pillows, the vignettes, the lighting. Oy! So many options. So much fun. My Living Room is on the to-do list for this spring/summer.
This baby is in need of an overhaul!

2. Do you have a "Monica's closet" aka a hidden space in your house that's either a total mess or completely undecorated? 
YES! Sadly my bedroom is always a total mess and hasn't had a touch of attention since we moved in. During parties it is always the room we throw all the last minute messiness into and close the door. Sad. This is why its my next project!!

3. What is your favorite room in your house?
That's a hard one as it changes all the time. Right now it is probably a room I haven't really ever talked about - my girls room. There is a lot of laughing and happiness in that room. It is a happy place to be. I'll be posting pictures of it soon. 

4. What made you decide to start a blog?
I've been designing, whether it was my bedroom, dorm room, apartment(s) or house since I was able to move a chair. I look at this blog as a creative outlet, a chance to learn and share with a wonderful blogging community and also a way to look back on all of the projects I attempt. 

5. What is the best decorating tip that you've learned from another blog?
The best thing I've learned is not from one blog in particular, but several of them - not everything you try is a home run and that is OK. Its OK to strike out. And usually those big busts lead to an even better idea.

6. What is your favorite movie?
There are so many bad movies I watch over and over again because I love to study the interiors. Sex and the City for example. Good gracious they are bad (especially #2) but I watch them over and over again. Mr. and Mrs. Smith - I get upset every time they hurt that wonderful house. Do your shooting outside! 
As for real movie loves, I quote move lines all the time so I could never pick just one favorite. A few that come to mind are Gone With The Wind, anything by John Hughes or Thank You For Smoking. 

7. What is your favorite food?
Sushi is something we do on date night, so that represents happy adult time to me. However, my go to comfort food will always be pizza. (homemade - I make a mean pizza)

8. Is there a decorating trend that you hate and why?
Get ready to throw rocks and burn my car - I'm kind of over chevron. There, I said it.

9. Do you prefer baking or cooking?
I actually really like both.

10. What is your all-time favorite blog post? (That you've done)
I would say my gallery post because it all came together so fast and it was such a big change. Although, my spray painted lampshades are a close second because I am still so surprised by how well that worked. I will say though, I've got a lot of good projects up my sleeve that I'm pretty excited about too.

11. What project have you completed that has made the biggest impact, visually or otherwise, in your home?
My kitchen. We did this prior to the blog but it was a long, blood sweat and tears kind of project. We wanted to make as many updates as we could without making any huge (aka expensive) changes. I'm happy with how well it has been updated with very little money spent. 

So there you have it. A fun Monday glimpse into the weirdo that writes these posts. :)  Now to pass along the fun, here are the 11 bloggers I'm tagging.

Megan at A Lived in Home
Erin at Clementine + Olive
Diane at Diane Again
Colleen at Lemondrop Dreams
Charmaine at My Best Friend Craig
Meg at Nutmeg and Company
Amber at Simple Dwellings
Andrea at Strawberry Chic
Megan at Sugar Megnolia
Elizabeth at The Mustard Ceiling
Camille at The Vintique Object

These are all very talented ladies and I encourage you to check them out if you haven't already.

Your questions are:
1. What room in your house would you change if you had an unlimited budget?
2. What is your decorating trend prediction for 2012?
3. If someone where to show up at your house right now, would it be presentable? (i.e. - clean)
4. What was your favorite blog post?
5. Music or Movies?
6. If you had your own show on HGTV, what would it be called?
7. What is your favorite low budget project?
8. What was your first decorating disaster?
9. What was your first decorating success?
10. What is the one design related task you hate doing? (i.e. painting trim, sanding furniture, hanging curtains)
11. What is your favorite cocktail?


  1. I have never heard of that movie. I still love your gallery wall. So well done. Sushi is my favorite, too. I can't make pizza....bravo to you. By the way, do you know that you have word verification on?

    1. Thanks Linda! And thanks for letting me know about the word verification. I wasn't sure if it was on or not. I've removed it. :)

  2. Thanks Chica! I've seen these posts all over blogs and am excited you tagged me so I can join in on the fun!

  3. Hi, I'm Charmaine and I too am obsessed with chairs!:)

    This is fun! Thanks for the tag!

  4. *Gasp!!* How could you diss chevron like that Elizabeth?! haha just kidding!! Thanks for playing along; it was fun to get to know you better! Thank goodness I'm not the only one who's master bedroom isn't so "masterful"....mine's pretty hideous. Think dark paneling and plastic boxes in leu of actual furniture...One day I'll post pictures of it when I'm feeling really brave.

    1. I'm thinking I'm going to have to have a stiff drink before I post a picture of my room. Especially today, good gracious! Thanks again for the tag! :)

  5. Thanks for the tag. Show us your room. No one will judge!

    You living room doesn't look like it needs any help at all.

  6. Hi Elizabeth -- just wanted to let you know I finally got around to answering a few of your questions today. Thanks again for tagging me!


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