Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Bell of the Ball!

       From ThisTo This

When I first bought my house, I put up a little hand-me-down door knob bell at Christmas time.  Very quickly I realized it was more than a decoration, it was a little announcement that someone was coming through the door.  As a result, for over five years, I have had an UGLY unappealing Christmas ornament as the last thing people see when leaving my home.
Yesterday, it got a little makeover!!
I removed the gaudy holly and ribbon, spray painted it gray to match my living room, added some stickers, a key, and a sheer black ribbon…and ding, ding, ding…we have the bell of the ball!!
Hope this inspires you to take a little ugly convenience in your home and turn it into a cute, little piece you can be proud to call your own.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Creativity at Work

Call me won't be the first, and you certainly won't be the last...but sometimes I go through periods of brain overload.  It's kind of like standing in the middle of Time Square.  Ideas are zooming past me, like occupied taxi cabs with their destination in mind.  They are like all the tourists bumping into me because they are twirling in awe of the lights, billboards and media that surround them.  I try, heaven help me, I try to jot them down, organize them into a perfectly tasked to do list, but it just never quite works out that way.  I think it's because just when I pick up my teal gel pen, I am slapped with yet another notion more glittery and sparkly than the last.

Then, suddenly, the traffic subsides, the bustle is gone and my to do list starts forming with ease (accept for all of the brilliant ideas that somehow were cut on production room floor).  Yet, it just isn't the same, suddenly the energy I felt before to leap into my tasks is gone.  I suddenly feel like I just don't have the energy...I get discouraged.

You know what happens next, my knight in shining armor rides in on his valiant steed and knows exactly what I need.  This week it was in the form of an email: "'To have a great idea, have a lot of them.' Thomas Edison".  Now that, my friends, is the man meant for me!!  Without my even telling him, he sensed what I needed...encouragement, support, and a little wisdom.  Valentine's Day has come and gone, but my love for my man did NOT go with it.

Happy Day!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Transferring Blogs

 People, I don't know whether to scream or celebrate...I have been so overwhelmed with the thought of implementing (and learning how to implement) all of the things that I want to do with this blog!  I wanted to get it ready, somewhat put together, so that I could tell all of my Entertain In Style followers to make the switch.  [Why is it my Insecurity makes me feel like I have to have it all put together when I know there is so much to do that I would NEVER post a single thing if I waited 'til then?

So today, I decided to just jump in with BOTH FEET!!  I am choosing to accept that blogs can morph as they go along...and I must allow my faithful followers to find me, because where would I be without them anyway.  

Your To Do List is Simple:
Subscribe to LivoCity
Check out my Grab Buttons (over there -->, all urban and cute...Thanks  Blogging with Amy for a great tutorial!)
If you have a blog, consider adding one of those cute little buttons. :) please.
Like my page on Facebook!!
Share my new page with EVERYONE!!!!