Mi4M got over 200 links yesterday! Wowsa...4 months ago when I started I wasn't sure anyone would even come. I'm stoked that so many enjoy participating by either linking up or clicking thru the list. The inspiration is pretty incredible.
And I overhauled the blog. I hope the new colors and stuff still reflect what ::cottage instincts:: is all about. I thought the soft peachy-pinks and browns with touches of robin's egg blue would be a good fit for the warmer months. Though I love birds and I downloaded tons of them from all over the internet, I needed a change. That's me, I love freshness and change. I had originally seen (and fallen in love with) the picture in my banner when I first started blogging last August, but didn't know enough back then to make it my own. I found it over at Banner of Blessings. She's got some lovely stuff.
And because no blog post is complete without some pictures, here is my springtime front door tin basket:
And here is the new shelf arrangements in my reading room. I moved all the neutral decor in here including my natural slipcovered sofa. The aqua sofa and chippy shutter moved back to the family room. Because that room is so dark all the time, I decided I wanted to try my happy colors in there. I'll get some pics of the new mantle and hutch arrangements soon.
This picture was taken without my halogen lights. I still don't know how to do this photography thing.
And lastly, I reunited the ruffled/pleated pillows I had made a month ago with the double rocker I painted and recovered. It now sits in this 'neutral' room right in front of the drop cloth drapes I made.
So that's all I gots for today folks. Revamping the blog took most of the day, but I'm liking my new buttons, header and signature. A bit of sweetness to usher in the spring....