Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Busy Bee!

I have been busy as a bee with no time to spare lately! I was crazed with finals in school up until a few weeks ago then my son graduated kindergarten and had his 6th Birthday Bash on June 14th. I hoped I would have had some time to catch my breath by now but no such luck!! Work mode has been in high gear and I've been swamped with 12 and 14 hour work days. Summer is the busy season in home improvement and as a single mom to boot, there isn't much free time! Winter is always slower but this fall I'll be back in school so I'm afraid my social life will continue to suffer..oh well, could be worse!

I miss visiting some of my favorite blogs too but finally spent a few minutes tonight doing just that. SfgirlByBay is one of my most favorite blogs. San Francisco based Victoria, the authoress, has so many awesome posts to do with interior design, vintage style and great san francisco finds. I loved how she put this space plan together for one of her readers.
She also shared a link which you might want to visit if you want to experiment with a new space plan yourself. check out Icovia and give their free trial a whirl. I haven't used this one personally but it looks nice. Working with a room in this way ( on paper or on screen) can give you some fresh ideas and it's a lot of fun!

Decor 8 is holding a mood board contest which has some gorgeous entries from all over the world. If you're looking for design inspiration, these boards will be a great resource for you. You might feel like starting your own, which is a great way to help you get clear on your design ideas. It's fun to see all these boards, the different styles and uses of color, wish I had time to view them all.

Print + Pattern has an open call for entries for an upcoming book to be published by Laurence King. If you're a designer, illustrator, student or whatever with a talent for surface design you should visit the link and see if there is something you want to enter. The print + pattern blog is fun to visit. I always find some inspiration there.

Hope you all are having a great summer!