Ah, the dream home. How I want thee. Funny story (ok, tangent): When I originally took the quiz, it said my style was "Artisan Bauhaus" (whatever that means) - I just took the quiz again (just for fun, ya know), choosing all of the same answers as before, and now it tells me my style is "Winsome Charm". The funniest thing? I took it a third time, made one change (picked the Shakespearean-looking actor instead of the ballerina), and got "Winsome Charm" again, but with a different description.
Winsome Charm #1: An intimate home of modest proportions. A kitchen that reflects your passion… large, sweeping - authentic. Resort, retreat, getaway - all inside your bedroom. Choreographed by you, the design fundamentals and colors present a moving style. Your relaxed table atmosphere is enjoyed by everyone. Watch the grass grow in the hot summer sun. Pre-war, upper east side attitude. A creative and social space, your kitchen is managed competently by you..
Winsome Charm #2: Details of craftsmanship with natural materials surround you. To cook a grand meal in an elegant kitchen is your joy. Build a roaring fire and jump into your cozy bed. Players have their exits and entrances… your home the stage. Lake Cabin table for your salads and seafood. Watch the grass grow in the hot summer sun. Pre-war, upper east side attitude. Focused on good food and good company, you're the chef!.
I know. Insane. Your mind is boggled. It's totally silly. Kind of accurate though.
Anyway, I have definitely been in Dream Home mode lately. Ever since we decided to get cable again, I've been watching a lot of Property Virgins (my current HGTV show of choice). I'm back on the reading-all-sorts-of-home-improvement-blogs bandwagon, and I'm in full on nesting mode at home. Perhaps it's because Spring is in the air, and with Spring comes Spring Cleaning, and we still have some cozy rainy days, perfect for organizing the house. Last night, we took two trips worth of recycling down to the garage, ridding our living room of several boxes. This weekend, I hope to finish unpacking (eep, could we really do it?) so I can start tidying and maybe even thinking about some real decorating (side note: I'll need your advice).
In the spirit of homeystuff and nesting, I'm doing a little giveaway. See, my friend Rachel is awesome. She recently started a company called Coasting Along, where she sells handmade coasters. They are really great - I got the Sudoku print ones for Will's dad for Christmas, and they were a big hit!
Rachel has graciously offered to give away a set of coasters (up to $13 value) to one lucky reader! Omigod you guys! So awesome.
- Visit Rachel's shop at www.coastingalong.artfire.com
- Come back here and leave a comment telling me which coaster set you'd choose if you win (you can change your mind later if you want)
- You can earn additional entries by Tweeting, Facebooking, Blogging, Digging, or otherwise sharing this post on the interwebs. Simply come back here and leave a comment for each thing you did.
- There is no limit on entries! Enter as many times as you like! Wheeee!
Get your entries in by Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:59pm PDT - a winner will be chosen on Wednesday 3/23 by the Random Number Generator! :-)
Enjoy, and good luck!