March 27, 2010

A little bit of this and that

1. Thanks for the award!!

beautiful_blogawardThe lovely Mrs B at Decorating a Modern Home recently gave DesignTies the Beautiful Blogger award.

It’s always an honour to receive an award from a blog buddy. Sometimes the blogging mojo needs a bit of a boost, and receiving an award for what we do is a great mojo booster!! Thank you so much, Mrs B — we love reading your blog and following the progress of your beautiful home :-)

Now we’re going to pass this award along to some other beautiful blogs… so hard to choose, because we love so many great blogs!! We’re going to take this opportunity to share some of our favourite blogs that are either new, or that don’t have a huge following but should!!

dh designs, Lisa Goulet Design, and Sonya Kinkade Design: These three Ottawa ladies are smart & sexy & sassy — not to mention talented decorators :-)

Diane Schuller Lifestyle Photography: Diane’s beautiful photographs will capture your imagination and make you want to pick up a camera and do what she does :-)

Marcus Designs: Nancy is a new blogger in Vancouver. Not only does she have great home decor ideas, she’s also an extremely talented artist. Be sure to check out her art portfolio when you visit her blog.

Moving Designz: If you haven’t checked out the gorgeous projects that Susan is working on, you don’t know what you’re missing!! PEI might be our smallest province, but it’s super-big on talent!!

Hue: Rachel always comes up with the most interesting colour-related topics. And she has not one but TWO purple sofas in her living room!!

LiveYourStyle: Do you know where Mauritius is?? Sharon can tell you, because she lives and decorates and blogs on this beautiful island.

qerat: Quite possibly the most beautiful furniture. Ever.

theLennoxx: Every time I do a search for pictures to include in my blog posts, I end up at theLennoxx. Linda and I must share a home decor brain ;-)

2. Make that seventeen colours

Kathy from Emptynester left a comment on my Colours of the Sweet Sixteen post and mentioned that she would have been interested to see what room I would have come up with for the University of Texas. Kathy, this is for you!!

texas longhorns logo luci's droffice schafer traditional-building

3. The new JAX Decor & Design web site

At Kimberley Seldon’s Business of Design seminars earlier this month, one of my “take action” tasks to complete before the end of the month was to update my web site for JAX Decor & Design with my revised services and rates. I also had to update my portfolio. Well, I finally got my butt in gear and did it!! I’d love to know what you think :-)

JAX web site

4. Don’t forget Earth Hour!

earth-hour-logo-thumb-250x223 At 8:30 tonight (Saturday, March 27th), don’t forget to turn off your lights for one hour in support of Earth Hour. Help support the campaign for climate awareness!!

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Kat said...

Wow Kelly! HOOK 'EM! Love these rooms, and I'm not usually much of an orange girl except during football season :). But I love that dining room. Thanks for including Bevo! Kathy

Unknown said...

an award, for me? wow, i'm really honored! thanks so much, ladies! so do i get to pass it on, too?

Unknown said...

congrats to hue! i'll be sure to check out the other blogs.
btw- your website updates look great. ;) photos are lovely...especially that bedroom with the violet. good job.

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

Wow, thank you so much girls! I've never gotten an award before =D And I do believe we share the same taste in interiors, because I love everything I see on Design Ties!! Thanks again, you made my day!

Nancy@marcusdesign said...

Thank you so much Kelly and Victoria!! I too have never recieved an award before and you have really made my day :) Thank you for your on-going support and encouragement, you girls are really amazing!!

PS. Love Sarah's dining room, good pick for orange!!

Lisa said...

Ah Jeez, an award! Thanks guys! My first blog award - I love your site you've been a great inspiration!

Sharon said...

Awww, that's so sweet of you:)) I'm honored to be listed on DesignTies, thanks!!

qerat said...

Kelly & Victoria

You are super :)
Thank you so much. Well, you know how much we love your blog so it is great to be listed on it. the other blogs are great too I just visited them

Susan said...

My typical Saturday morning consists of browsing through my favorite bloggers sites, finding new ones and commenting here and there.

Yesterday was far from typical as I read your post. I was surprised and honoured with the lovely award you posted for me and my work.
Thank you so much. It made me feel special all day :)

I tried to post a comment yesterday but blogger would not let me, so I am a day late.

I love your new website. It is a fantastic representation of your work and your "style". And of course you know I love Design Ties blog.

I have been visiting the other nominees sites as well. All beautiful inspiring blogs.

Thanks again, Have a wonderful day.

Karena said...

Really rich and warm, and I love shades of orange!

Giveaway is now up on my site!

Art by Karena

Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Wow - thanks so much Kelly & Victoria :).

Just lifting my head for a breather (and a coffee) from a very busy weekend and what do I find - a Beautiful Blogger Award.

You gals are inspiration for all Smart, Sexy and Sassy bloggers!

Thanks again!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Congrats Ladies!!! I just got this award passed on from The Lennoxx. Fun!

Mrs B said...

Hi Kelly and Victoria

I am so thrilled you passed on the award to several other beautiful blogs. Sometimes it is just so nice when you get recognition for your blog and just the fact you know somebody out there in blog land is reading your posts! We all know the time and effort it takes to write a post and just hoping that somebody takes the time to visit and say hi.
Once again, your blog is truly inspiring and to think I have been with you from the start.

Mrs B xx

A Room For Everyone said...

Your blog is amazing, so much gorgeousness in one place! I meant to visit quite some time ago after you left a lovely comment about my laundry and I got lost in Blogland somewhere.. I'll put you on the roll and follow along now..Rachaelxx

Gayle said...

Congratulations on your award! You ladies deserve it!

Kelly, your website is great. Very sleek and clean looking!

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