Monday, July 25, 2011

Inspirations in Blogland

Do you ever find yourself going from one site to another?  I love blogging, blog hopping and any kind of boards, or visual interest.  In my college classes I teach my students to recognize their learning style.  Most people have a preferred way to obtain information and learn best.  I am a Visual learner.  I love to have a display that is appealing to the eye.   I will fiddle with things over and over to achieve balance.

I like this Cottage Kitchen.

While some prefer all white or white/black or turquoise/black combos I love color...especially red.  Red is a very strong color.  I once went into a house with an all red wall, not pretty.  Red needs friends to put it mildly.  Something that will tone down or complement.  I love red/yellow, red/blue, the classic red/blue and red/white.  What colors do you find most appealing and in what shades?  Do you prefer pastels, muted colors, bright colors?? I'm loving any color with fresh clean white lately. 

When it comes to decorating I prefer my floors and walls to take a backseat.  I don't want to compete with my accessories or furniture.  I know I can hear many of you out there saying ah..vanilla plain walls yuck! It's something that works for me.  To each his own I guess.  Also, I love to decorate for the seasons so when Fall arrives in another month or so I will be ready to usher in brilliant shades of yellow, reds, browns and orange.  No problem, with a neutral background.  Then again at Christmas I can usher in the greens and reds.  I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks about this.

I love the Sweet Cider sign.

I love the wood in this kitchen against the creamy backdrop of the cabinets.  Good blend of old and new!

What colors are you drawn too, what inspires you?

Here's some sites I visit on a regular basis:



Inspired Room

Better Homes and Gardens

Country Living

My favorite blogs

Between Naps on the Porch

Sugar Pie Farmhouse

Old Centennial Farmhouse

My Crazy Life as a Farmer's Wife (my new favorite)

Keep'n the Sunnyside

Sunnyside of the Porch

Huckleberry Prairie

Cozy Cottage Cute

Sunny Simple Life

I can't think of one of these blogs that don't take you on some kind of a visual journey.  Great photos, excellent color that immediately attracts me. I love the everyday beauty of their blogs and sometimes simple topics/subjects. I would love to know what you're favorite sites/blogs are too, so be sure to share.



  1. Just out bloghopping and found my way here. I really enjoyed my stay. Hoping you can stop over and say hi. :)

  2. AH.. Thanks Carey for including me on your blog list.

    I love color, but I like a neutral background.. wall.. flooring, etc.
    I like change.. often.. I guess I have decor commitment issues.. LOL!

    I just painted stripes on my daughters bedroom wall. Just one.. as an accent wall. I debated it for a while.. again.. commitment issues. She loves it, so I'm cool with it.

    BTW.. I love Pinterest and finally jumped in with both feet.. now.. I waste
    too much time on it.

  3. Oh my gosh what an honor to be included in your list. Thank you so much. I love those kitchens too!!

  4. Hi Carey! Oh, I love to blog hop too and such inspiration I find! I love red, too! I used to have red walls in my kitchen and they stayed that way fro about 5 years. Then I was tired of the walls and painted them yellow but I still have lots of red all around.
    You my like the blog 'Cozy Little House' - she decorates so homey and she loves color - especially red!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)