Happy Friday! Today is the last day I have my Mom here visiting and staying with us – her whole trip has been such a treat. Bix and I will be taking his “Nana” back to the airport later this morning, but first I have something fun to share with you. Are you a fan of Emily Henderson? She was the season 5 HGTV Design Star and currently hosts her own show, Secrets From A Stylist. Well, Emily recently posted a design challenge for bloggers, but this one is a wee bit different (sorry, I couldn’t resist)…
photo: Mouse House
That’s right, it’s a dollhouse design challenge! Now, here I thought I was alone in harboring a secret, long-standing obsession with dolls’ houses and all things miniature, but apparently I was totally wrong. Design bloggers from all over are getting absurdly excited about this miniature crafting challenge, and with lovely ladies like Nicole and Erin involved, you know there are going to be some a-mazing mini homes by the end of this challenge in December!
photo: Mouse House
I never did finish making an entire doll house, but I spent years collecting tiny furnishings, crafting my own mini room dividers out of fancy stationary paper, and day dreaming about the little world I was creating. Part of me is saying that I would be nuts to participate, that I am way too busy and with no money to burn, I would need to make everything from found items, completely by hand…but the little me in there is jumping up and down and stamping her feet, saying Just Do It! Succumb to the allure of the tiny world where you can have anything your heart desires. Missoni rugs? Check. Orla Kiely wallpaper? Why not!
photos: Emily Henderson
If you are interested in participating, you can find out all of the details in Emily’s post on the I’m…A…Giant…Blog Challenge!!! And if you live in L.A., there will even be a gallery/party for those participating to show off their little houses and mingle with other miniature-crazed bloggers.
Happy Friday my friends! I’ll be taking Monday off for the holiday here, so I’ll see you on Tuesday! xo Laura