Friday, September 4, 2009

Blog Construction, and a WINNER!

I'm busy at re-vamping the blog, hopefully to be a better and more beautiful experience for you. In doing so, I'll be pulling some of my older posts from the archives and deleting them. Everything will be categorized for easier navigation of the site, and thankfully, new posts will update much more regularly now that my schedule has eased.

It's been such a fantastic journey, and I appreciate the time you choose to share with me each day at Color Outside the Lines. Here's to a few more!

And ... for the winner of the Inglenook Decor giveaway, drumroll please ...

Congratulations BJ. of Sweet Nothings. BJ said, "I went over to the cute shop...and marked it as a Favorite. I like the wire centerpiece basket and the French soap dish, along with just about everything they have!" BJ, please send me your mailing information and I'll send these cute little birds over to you as soon as I can.

Thanks again to everyone who left comments on the birds, and the fine products over at Inglenook Decor. Also, of course, thanks to all the super kind comments on the work I put into the tablescape.

As an aside, Color Outside the Lines will be unmanned from Sunday - Thursday, so I won't be able to post about the Design Star challenge on Monday. Have no fear though, since the teasers show this as the most interesting episode of the season, you can bet I'll have things to say on Friday morning!

Happy Labor Day! See you Friday!


  1. WOO HOONESS, ARTIE...omgosh, I am so thrilled to win these adorable birds. Thank you so much for giving me the chance. I am just thrilled beyond words...
    xo bj

  2. Congratulations to BJ. A fabulous giveaway and I know she will really enjoy them. Hugs, Marty

  3. Congratulations BJ! Can't wait to see how you showcase those beauties!

    Thank you so much Arti for showing us the way to Inglenook Decor, they carry such wonderful goodies and I've bookmarked it.

    Enjoy your time off and have fun revamping your blog (although I think it's beautiful just the way it is.)

    Have a good holiday ~ cheers!

  4. Love! your new background colour!!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

  5. Oh I missed your beautiful 'n creative Tablescape the other day and the Giveaway. Darn! (Congratulations to B.J.)

    Just cannot leave you alone for very long as you're either decorating or tweaking my friend. Love the new look of your Blog.

    Hugs -Brenda-

  6. Your Blog looks nice, like the change very much. Have a great weekend.

  7. Oh we love BJ -- can't wait to see what those birdies do when they fly on over to her table.

  8. Congrats to your lucky winner, and I love the new look on your site! So fresh and yummy! Have a wonderful weekend, twin. I'm sure I'll talk to you.

    xo Isa

  9. Can't wait to see the new blog format. I know it will be wonderful. Sally

  10. Hi Bill....thought you might find this little known blog interesting...she's a beautiful decorator....go back a few posts to see her gorgeous D.R.'s amazing....

  11. Ooh, congrats to BJ, one of my favorite peeps!

    The blog is looking really great, Artie. I love the background color. nice and soothing.

    Justine :o )

  12. Ohh, the early bird gets the worm! I wanted to enter this and went to do so this morning only to find I was too late. Oops, I need to practice being more timely. ;) There are a lot of lovely things there though and I bookmarked it. Your blog is gorgeous too! I am so enjoying myself here.

  13. Oh bummer!!! I was not at my desk for a few days, however I love the look of the blog and as always it is your inspiration that is the motivation behind all the posts. warmest regards as always, kel

  14. Congrats to the winner, Artie! Lucky BJ!...Christine

  15. Congratulations to the winner!

    Your last tablescape was jaw-dropping! I absolutely love it!!

    I'm in awe, really.
    All the best,

  16. Love the new look of your blog! I'll be back on Friday. I actually watched this and last week episodes of DS. Before I had only caught snippets here and there so it will be interesting to hear your commentary now that it's down to the final two. Have a good week.

  17. Wow! Congratulations! I love the “drum roll” makes it all so exciting! LOL!

  18. She’s a lucky girl! Congratulations!

  19. I'm impressed with the redesign! Also, I love how dramatic the glimmering twigs make your last tablescape.

    X Lauren

  20. Yea, BJ won! What a lovely Give-a-Way! :-) Can't wait to see what you do with your blog construction!

  21. Artie- The blog is lookin' GOOD !!!!Can't wait to see the end result.
    :-) Sue

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