Thursday, October 09, 2014

Blood Moon in the Decorator's World

Day Eight:

At the 2015 Sherwin Williams color forecast at the Decorative Center of Houston, one of the color palettes was to be an inspiration from the blood moons scheduled to appear in our atmosphere.  Here is what they are saying about one of the color palettes that include the blood moon:


“To boldly go where no man has gone before.” That phrase 
was fantasy when it was born during the Sputnik era. Today 
we’re living it. The sci-fi dreams of the past have become 
everyday reality — from space tourism to undersea resorts. 
No longer confined to our earthly plane, we look to the 
beyond and find colors that are supernatural and magical. 
Unusual atmospheric events, including a decade-best 
aurora borealis and a rare sequence of “blood moons,” 
will keep our focus on the heavens in the months ahead.

Here is a room painted in the Blood Moon color: SW0007

This is a photo posted by my artist friend, Ben Gradwell.
What an amazing shot!  I wish I would have set my alarm to see this!

Good night.  Next time.

Positive Input

Day Seven:

Some time ago I watched, I think all, of Maria Menounos YouTube Videos.  She is a really inspiring person who was a regular girl and now a super busy and successful in her own ways.  I have read peaks of her book in Barnes and Noble.  I recently ordered my own copy, as I love the feel and ownership of my very own library, and, it arrived today!

So here is what I do.  When I see a book I want to read, I can almost always find it at Barnes and Noble or Amazon for a fraction of the cost.  I purchased on new but if you look here, you will see you can purchase used ones for as low as $1.99!  

Got started and enjoying thus far.  I just need life to slow down a little so I can put my inspiration into action.  I am a personal believer to NOT just read inspiration, but get up and put it into action.  

You should never stop growing.  Although a bit over 60, I still strive to keep improving and refreshing areas of my life.  

Just like a stale room that has not been rearranged or given a facelift in a long time, so are our lives sometimes.  Just like rearranging your living room, freshening the plants, purchasing a new throw or throw pillows or even a stack of pretty napkins on a tray, your stale room begins to breath in new life.

I think I have read every book on organizing and could most likely write one myself, but I don't get tired of being inspired by other's journey to a more organized life.

One quote in her book:  "Run your life like a business.  Your life is the corporation and you're the CEO."

Kinda' makes you feel a little more important and puts emphasis where you are in control. Like I once heard, "if it's going to be, it's up to me". So very true.

Take care and we'll meet again next time.  This is my "catch up" post for the day I missed. : )