When I got home from work yesterday, there was a package in the mail for me from Laura Trevey. Laura has two blogs: Watercolors by Laura L. Trevey and Bright, Bold & Beautiful. In January, Laura had a challenge and a giveaway — she challenged herself to create a new painting every day in January, and she would give a free print from her Etsy shop to everyone who left a comment on at least 10 of her January posts. I was so impressed with her beautiful paintings, I commented on all 31 of them!! I selected this beautiful print, which arrived yesterday:
It was hard to choose just one print, because all of Laura’s work is so beautiful :-) In the end, I went with this one because it has all my favourite colours — purple, bright green, and turquoise :-) These are just some of Laura’s other prints...
She also sells original watercolours in her Etsy shop. Unfortunately, somebody else snapped up this adorable bluebird painting before I had a chance to:
Thank you, Laura!!
Later yesterday afternoon, I went to an information session at Custom Home Interiors. The presenters were Rosemary of SoHome Interior Decorating and Marie from Modern Ottawa and M2JL :: Studio — who just happens to be one of the bloggers that we follow :-)
Rosemary talked about home staging, and Marie talked about decorating on a budget. The info session was fun and informative, and Marie’s talent and charm came shining through in her presentation :-) I introduced myself to Marie at the end of the info session. We had a great chat, and we’ll hopefully be getting together soon with another blogger buddy, Donna at dh designs :-)
This is blog-related stuff that happened in one afternoon. I can’t keep track of all the wonderful blog-related experiences that I’ve had over the past 13 months!! I’ve learned so much from other bloggers, seen tons of inspirational pictures and read tons of fabulous posts, gotten lots of great ideas, received wonderful decorating advice—I owe my kitchen to Paul at Kitchen & Residential Design!!—and made lots of blogger buddies.
Speaking of which… pics of my kitchen makeover are coming soon — just waiting for some alterations to the roman blind. Here’s a peek at some of the fabrics that I considered for the blind…