It’s Nice To Share

June 8, 2009

As you probably know already, David and I are relatively new homeowners. We bought our house in December 2008 and moved in this past January. It was in great condition, but since it was built in 1983 and an older couple owned it before us, not everything was quite to our taste. Eventually every room will need to be redecorated, but right now we’re just starting a little at a time.

Although I’m not 8 months pregnant, I have been feeling the nesting instinct. Maybe it’s just a female thing? I don’t know, but lately I’ve been addicted to watching HGTV and scouring the internet for home decor and furniture ideas. I wanted to share just a few of the resources I’ve found with you.


1. Young House Love – I’m addicted to this blog because it is written by a young married couple (John and Sherry) almost exactly my age who have totally redone their 50-year-old ranch house after two years. The blog has become Sherry’s full-time job and they now offer design services for others as well. Every Monday there is a great giveaway, and they are extremely responsive to readers. I love their taste and know that I’ll be using tons of their ideas in my own home because they are young and know what it’s like to be on a budget!


2. Bower Power – Katie writes about life in general but focuses on the home. She is also young and a somewhat newlywed, and it’s always great to connect with other people in my similar walk of life. Her blog is full of ideas, and I especially love her humor. I think that we could be BFFs if we met in person, but unfortunately she lives in Atlanta. That, and the fact that we haven’t even met online yet, considering I’m not extremely assertive in my blog reading habits. Hmm, hope she isn’t creeped out by this!

3. Houzz – You really just have to check this out yourself. It has tons of pictures and ideas, and if you set up an account you can save pictures to customizable “ideabooks” of your own. They have a feature where they interview design bloggers and show pictures of the blogger’s home. At the end of each interview there is a giveaway, and I’m excited to say that I am the most recent winner! I won this:


Wouldn’t it be super cute to put in an office, or eventually a nursery? I’m so excited! This giveaway was chosen by…


4. Ish & Chi – I just started following this blog after I saw Vivian’s interview on Houzz, and I am hooked. It has a perfect mix of pictures, ideas, and inspiration. Plus, she lives in Sydney, so that makes her extra cool.

I hope you enjoy these links! Let me know what you think, and if you have any similar blogs that you stalk, please share!

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Comments on It’s Nice To Share

  1. 1

    From BB:

    Oh, cool links! Thanks for sharing!

    We’ve been in our first house for a little over a year now and it’s finally coming together…it actually feels more like “our” home now :)

    Nest away!

  2. 2

    From DeMo:

    Congratulations on your win! I think that is so cute.

    This one has some good inspiration. She’s a mommy blogger, but she’s a COOL mommy blogger. I absolutely love her house.

  3. 3

    From Christine:

    Thanks for sharing these links – I always need help in the decoration department!

  4. 4

    From Julienne:

    Bah! There was a shout out to me that I didn’t even notice! Thanks girl, I love This Young House, so much good idea especially if you’re looking to tackle some DIY.

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