My Styled Living life is pretty busy. Tracking trends, “pinning” ideas and inspirations, resourcing materials, dreaming up design solutions, meeting with clients, creating floor plans and design palettes, etc, etc. Oh. And Yes. The BLOG! This is my main way of communicating all this wonderful information with you. The audience. My favorite followers. Close friends. Curious Strangers. Fellow Bloggers. I love you all. That is why I need to share this fun opportunity with you……

The Blog Workshop is holding a fabulously fun and highly informational ONLINE Blog conference.  This is so appealing to me. In March, I was lusting after a Design Blog Conference that I simply could not attend. Travel, cost, childcare, time away from my day job, etc. So when a friend of mine (thespincycleblog.com) posted about this online conference I stopped what I was doing and paid attention.

It is online!!! No need to travel, super duper cost effective, and an incredible line up of speakers from IZEA, Blog-Trends, Attorney Jeneba Ghatt, Blogads, Sverve CEO Rohit Vashisht and more.  There is more though….PRIZES!!  There will be giveaways such as blogging equipment, LegalZoom packages and more.

If you have ever considered blogging, this would be a great springboard for you and your company. If you are a current blogger and feel a little stuck, this might just be what you need to energize and reboot.

You could sit in your tub and attend the conference

Photo courtesy of freshome

You can go "glamping" and attend (as long as there is wifi)

Photo courtesy of Living in Portugal

Maybe you want to attend from your desk

Photo courtesy of freshome

Hang out in your beautiful Living Room and login

Photo courtesy of  Decorstorage

Chill in your super styled kitchen

Photo Courtesy of Decorpad

So think about it for a minute or two (Ticket sales end May 10th)
and use the discount Code: TBW25HURRY to get $25 off registration
(April 26th deal expires).

Here is all you need to know:

http://theblogworkshop.com

Registration:
http://theblogworkshop.com/registration






Kane County Flea Market is my happy place.
It runs Feb-Dec and is usually the first weekend of the month.
The cost is $5.
The items for sale range from crazy kids meal toys to the finest of antique sideboards.
It is MAGIC.
I laugh. I swoon.
I fall deeply in love with ideas for my home and yours.
Join me sometime.

(Disclaimer: sometimes the website is a tiny bit out of date)

 If you live in the North America, spring is upon us (at least we hope).  If you live in Australia, you are in the midst of autumn.  When the seasons change, our palettes change too.  If only for a season, we feel renewed or maybe we feel the need to nest. Food preferences are altered and many of us feel the urge to adjust our interiors as well.

Here are some ideas for a spring refresh:

Bring in Cherry, quince or apple blossoms for forcing.  Simply split the ends of woody stems and place them in a warm room.
 
You can also use seasonal fruits and vegetables.


Succulents. They are juicy fun and add the best texture to any arrangement.


Put away the heavy blankets and surround yourself with soft and fuzzy textiles that evoke the feeling of a young chick hatching.

Pair with a fun pillow


Perhaps you can replace a dark window treatment for a soft raw silk or linen drapery.

Paint a room. We know that gray is the color of the moment right now. Gray can be very tricky with your existing wood floor or carpet. Consider a fresh color with a gray undertone.  Artichoke Heart from Benjamin Moore makes a fantastic dining room color.
Change a lampshade to something more translucent or something totally fun.


For those of you in Australia/New Zealand, you are entering my favorite season. Autumn is upon you and here are some foundations to set up your interior:

Bring color inside. The season of abundance is one filled with great golds, oranges, and purples. Bring some foliage inside and let its texture create a backdrop
for your living spaces.


Pair up cozy, soft throws with a giraffe print pillow or add satin trim to your existing pillows.



Bring out the darker rattan baskets and let them be used for book and periodical storage.  Their texture compliments the natural colors of autumn.


Lay down a new area rug.
Finally, I am a realist. Not everyone has the space to store seasonal items or the budget to afford two sets of window treatments to accommodate the seasons.  Nearly all of the items you see in this blog post are from Target.  How great is that?
You CAN have it your spring AND autumn too.


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