Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tag! You're It!

Ok, I'm a sucker for these blogger 'tag' games.  I'll admit it.  I love to read bloggers' answers to these crazy questions - it feels like a little glimpse into their lives.  I was tagged by Elizabeth, over at The Little Black Door.  I'm a big fan of Elizabeth, and her fearless use of colour, so I'm really pleased to answer her questions!

How fun is Elizabeth's Dining Room?

Back to tag, here are the rules:
  1.  You must post the rules.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger has posted for you and then create 11 new questions to ask the    people you've tagged.
  3.  Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
  4. Let them know you've tagged them.

Here are Elizabeth's questions:

What room in your house would you change if you had an unlimited budget?
That's easy.  KITCHEN. I would gut the whole deal and freshen everything up with custom white cabinetry, marble counters and open shelving with antique corbels.  There would be a big island for my kids to eat cereal at and industrial lighting.  

What is your decorating trend prediction for 2012?
I guess I'm predicting a return of colour - are you seeing all the neon everywhere?  I'm not really subscribing to this trend except in very restrained doses.

If someone were to show up at your house right now, would it be presentable? (i.e. -clean)
That's funny, my house is actually perfectly clean right now.  That's only because it's for sale and we had an open house on Sunday afternoon.  I'm a little crazy during this process about keeping things tidy.  You would normally find a very lived in looking house.  Two kids and a golden retriever make a lot of mess.

What was your favorite blog post?
This would be the post where I over-shared all about the struggling we're doing right now.  The reason I loved it so much is that there were so many comments from kind blogging friends who made me feel like a million bucks.  It is amazing what the kindness of strangers can do.  It's not a post about design but it's my favorite anyway.

Music or Movies?
As if I could pick!!!!  I guess music.  No... movies.  I rented a good one last night:  Crazy Stupid Love.  I enjoyed it (and not just for the Ryan Gosling, although he is pretty easy on the eyes).

If you had your own show on HGTV, what would it be called?
Uh.... Disaster DIY?  Unfinished Decor??  The Shoemaker's Children Who Have No Shoes??  That's cause we own a renovation company but live in a very un-renovated home. 

What is your favorite low budget project?
I'm not sure which one I like the most but I know it involves a can of paint.  Either on the walls, furniture or even a canvas, paint is the ultimate low budget decorating too. Just paint it out and you have a whole new look!

What was your first decorating disaster?
I really wish I had a picture of this one.  In the first apartment my husband and I had together, I stenciled a moss green checkerboard with red apples in the squares onto the kitchen cabinets.  I have no idea what look I was going for, or why I ever thought it would look good.  But I did it.  I hereby formally apologize to our landlord from 1996. 

What was your first decorating success?

My first decorating success was the little starter home that my husband and I fell in love with.  The whole house was my first real attempt at decorating.  We both really put everything we had into that little house.  You can read about it here.

What is the one design related task you hate doing?
I hate sanding drywall mud.  Makes me cringe like fingernails on a chalkboard.  

What is your favorite cocktail?
Vodka Tonic.  Tall Glass. Two limes.  Really, just like that.  

That was fun!  Maybe you learned something new about me.  Below you will find the list of bloggers I'm dying to know more about, and my list of questions!  

Shannon at 8 foot 6
Amelia at House Pretty Up
Cathy from Room Rx
Miranda at ROOST

  1. What is the best thing about blogging?
  2. What is the best thing you cook?
  3. What project are you working on in your home right now?
  4. Which room in your house reflects your style the most?
  5. What makes your house a home?
  6. What is your favorite fabric?
  7. Chocolate or Vanilla?
  8. What was your childhood nickname?
  9. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  10. What is your favorite season?
  11. How much time in a day do you devote to blogging?

xo Meg


  1. Thanks for tagging me Meg! I loved reading your answers and you've asked some great questions :)

  2. Thanks for tagging me Meg! :) I love learning more about you. I actually just posted my answers to Barbara's 11 questions today as well haha

  3. Thanks for tagging me, how sweet! Your little started home is darling.

  4. Thanks for playing Meg :) I love your answers! and I'm with you girl - a nice vodka tonic. Mmm.