Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Happy Dance

UH OH . . . Karen's doing her happy dance.
We thought we'd better warn you . . . 
She's grinning from ear to ear . . .

Why she gets so excited over a silly room is beyond us!

Now - getting excited over a chew toy - that's exciting!
Hmmmm - I know it's in here somewhere .. . 

We think everyone was kinda done with the green.

You do remember the green don't you?

SHHEEEEEESH!!!!

This time, even Mark and Justin like it - that speaks for itself.
What is it about a room that can make someone so happy?

She was in there first thing this morning as the sun was coming up . . . 
taking pictures all around the room of the sun shining in.  


I think I'm much cuter . . . and I have my very own pink throne in here - 
Harley's got NOTHIN'!!!  Girls rule and boys drool!!!

"HARLEY! You're- you're - you're such a BOY!"

She isn't even done yet and she's as happy as can be! I mean, she has BARE SHELVES with nothing on them yet! Mark's lovin' it, but she told him, "Oh, just wait a week or so and we'll see what happens." It takes her a while to get things situated. But she loves puttering around.

Her new pink ORGANIZED closet. (bad light - sorry)
Only this one wall is actually pink . . . 
And she still has tags to make for the white storage boxes . . . 

Actually that little piece of wall under the cabinets is pink too . . . 

The silliest things make her happy . . . 
Like looking at all that stuff over and over 

I mean - who gets excited looking at 
canisters full of old ribbon and lace?
But she loves it! All of it. . . 

Especially stuff people make for her, or give her as a present.



I like presents!!!!

She's having a hard time getting a good picture of the 
exact color pink the one wall is . . . but this is pretty close.

And she really loves her new drapes! They are soooo soft and shimmery . . . 


Although she does need to get busy on a baby shower book she has to get done . . . she's going to run out of time!

Anyway - we thought we'd let you know she is dancing around up there . . . Women!

Licks from both of us - Jorja and Harley

oh! we belong to . . .
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42 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the new look of your room! You and your fuzzy crew can all do the happy dance! Now if only I could get organized *sigh*

Theresa said...

Oh I was doing the Happy Dance to see you were back! I miss you when you are missing in action, painting and making that gorgeous room even more gorgeous:) I love it all and I know you will be creating some incredibly beautiful things in there! Have a lovely evening and big 'ole hug from your Georgia friend:)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Karen,...oooh, Jorja and Harley are adorable! Big doggie kisses to them! So photogenic! Oh yes, your crafts room is beautiful! (sorry, I get carried away looking at animals!)... everything is so gorgeous in there and it looks so inviting with the sun coming in... xoxo Julie Marie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Ok Karen,
Now I'm jealous! It is so pretty!! I love the pink and ivory and that closet, oh wow, I mean double Wow! You have every little fun gadget and do-hicky to go with it. What a great job- I think you deserve a vacation!!! hehe. The puppies are adorable, and the girls rule, boys drool. HA! I remember when my daughter always taunted her step-brother with that. Kudos my friend! I will be seeing you soon, Hugs, Cindy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

LOVE the makeover! You & Lisa @ Tarnished & Tattered have inspired & motivated me to FINALLY finish my studio ( I can't even call it a make-over because it was never finished to begin with). I'll share pics when I finish & I am bound & determined to finish it!

Loved seeing your doggies!

paige said...

Karen, This is Paige from Where Women Create. I just emailed you to let you know that you won the Shelli Westcott Knitting prize! Congratulations! Check your email:). Have a great day~Paige

ps~We love your blog and added it to our blog roll. Beautiful creative space:)

A Fanciful Life said...

Ohhhhh, I love the pink room! Scrumptious shade of pink, the closets are so organized and neat. I would love to spend time in there too!
Sharon :-)

Shelia said...

Tell your Mommy, her room is so wonderful! I'm so jealous! Did you help your Mommy do this? Well, it's looks so fantastic and organized with so many pretties.
Now you two little fuzzy faces be sweet and go play with your tiny toys.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;O

Sandra said...

I love the new look! Oh my! So pretty!
Karen...may I ask? What kind of cut do you have on your Shih tzus? They are sooo cute!!
I need to take Skipper for a grooming but i'm contemplating on getting his fur cut a little shorter. Currently, he has the knot on top and his hair is on the long side.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh my...it made me happy just to see your room! I wish I could be creative enough to need such a room! It is gorgeous.

Sue

A Fanciful Life said...

Hey Karen, I just saw you won the prize over at Where Women Create - congratulations! Your comment said you are coming to No. Calif this summer. Where are you going to be visiting? I'd love to meet you in person!
Sharon :-)

Amy Arnaz said...

Karen....this is absolutely one of my all time favorite posts I have ever read on a blog. Very original and very FUNNY coming from the view of your pups. Just precious. Thanks for being so entertaining. It was a fun read. xoxo Amy

debi said...

Jorja and Harley, you must be helping alot because she sure got an awful lot done, really fast!! It looks so pretty!

Mieke said...

Oh Karen what a wonderful room, I would love to just sit there and enjoy the view. You made it look even better then it did before, don't know how that is possible...
Congrats on the prize you won and they even put you on their blogroll, that's like a reward itself !!!

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your room is gorgeous! So many beautiful goodies. Your writers are pretty darned sweet also...
Debby

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Harley and Jorja!!!

Did Mom make you have a photo shoot today??? ;) Ya'll are looking wonderful so it certainly paid off!

Can you do me a favor???

Please tell her that all of her hard work paid off and her room is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just love it and if I lived closer, I'd be playing in there right now!!!

Oh...tell her one more thing for me please...
Tell her that I said congratulations on winning the WHERE WOMEN CREATE giveaway AND that I am so happy to know a "star" now since she's on the blog roll!!!!! yay!!!!

If ever she can fit me in her appointment book (if she remembers who I am), she knows where to find me ;)

Thank you kids...you two are the cutest!

smooches~
Nanny Jo

Elyse said...

OMG, karen. your craft room is "diamonds!" absolutely amazing! the pink and white looks so pretty. i'm thrilled for you! enjoy!

xo
elyse

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Karen, I'm doing the happy dance with you! Great job, your studio looks fantastic! Can I move in, please? There are so many pretty things to play with. I also love your closet with all the storage possibilities and of course the pink wall talks to me :-)! Have a lot of fun in your new studio!!!
You might like to come over and see what you have been motivating me to ... :-).
xoxo,
Julia

Bryanna Lenan said...

ohhh so pretty!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

your studio is beautiful...I would do a happy dance too.

Your pups are equally as sweet :)

It is very refreshing to see that people still love pink and not everyone has gone all white and cream.

Zuzu said...

Hi. My name is Zuzu, and I get excited looking at canisters full of old ribbon and lace. :)

It's gorgeous, Karen! Bravo! Take a bow!!! Mucho Bettero!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Dawn said...

It's really beautiful, Karen. You've been reall busy! I love the pink. My daughter has a book shelf in her room that we painted a bright green. She's recently decided she would like pink better!

I posted about my wash house today and mentioned your comment with a link. It was funny to come by an see Jorja and Harley posting about your "new" studio!
Hugs,
Dawn

Lisa said...

What a difference a can (or two) of paint makes! WOW! It is just gorgeous and is the perfect backdrop for all the beautiful crafts that you make! Well done!!!

BellaRosa said...

Hi Karen, I found your beautiful blog through Julia of Vintage Laces, I had to become a follower to keep up with your lovely posts :) I LOVE your studio...Please visit my lil blog anytime :) Besos, Rose

Paulette Designs Inc. said...

Hi Karen,

I loved this! So inspiring. I'm still moving to my new studio and the ideas you have here are really inspiring! It helps to have a little "cheerleader" I am sure ! Love the pink and looking at all of your cubbies and organizing. You rock !! xoxo, paulette PS. I added you to my blog roll for "blogalicious blogs":))

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Oh goodness, what a room! I could have a whole lotta fun in there. Treasurs everywhere. Your babies are precious too! Lisa
PS I found my camera, I think it was all the blogging prayers!

Cozy Little House said...

I get excited about ribbons and such too! I love your room, Karen! Looks OMG so much better. I bet that green was about to blind you!
Brenda

Terry said...

Love your space, can you fix mine now? ;o) Terry Frias

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What an adorable post....I had an entire evening to blog hop....so much fun....to visit new blogs and catch up with friends Be sure and stop by mine. This is my ONE YEAR Blog Anniversary and there are LOTS of prizes everyday this week and next....I am celebrating the entire month.
Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Karen,
I am gettin so excited! I need to go dust off some summer clothes, haven't seen those in awhile. lol!
Have a great week-end and I will be packing comfy shoes! YAH!
Hugs, Cindy

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Karen,
Your craft room is stunning and gorgeous girl! ~WOW! I just adore every single inch of it. It is just so pretty, feminine and fun.
You did a fantastic job in here.

The doggies are beyond adorable! I want to hug them right now. The little sweethearts...:) *Smiles*

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Nina Diane said...

your room is beautiful..now will come to the east coast and do my craft room...please

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Karen, your room looks fabulous!!!! I love your pictures....makes me want to run, run to my craft room. You have done a wonderful job. Enjoy it.

Barb ♥

T's Daily Treasures said...

HA! What a fantastic post. Your fur babies are adorable. And the craft room makeover is fabulous! I'd be doing a happy dance, too. Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy

Leann said...

Oh Karen I love it - all that pink yumminess! And it looks so soft and girlie with plenty of organization thrown it.

You asked what Goolge reader is. Go to www.googlereader.com. Sign up for a google account if you don't have one. You're able to view all of the blogs that you follow in one place without actually going to the individual blogs. You can of course click thru to them at any time. Like I said I like it for catching up , but not for actually visiting.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Leann

stefanie said...

the pink walls are gorgeous!!!!! the shade is perfect! I am in love with your work area, everything is perfect...thanks for the inspiration

Our Back Porch said...

Karen,
OMGosh! Your room is GORGEOUS! I would definitely be doing the happy dance in that room too! Can I come play and create in it! lol Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

Hugs,
Rebecca

Manuela@TPOH said...

I liked the green but love the new look! How wonderful to have so much space!

Enjoy your new Jane Austen books! I wish I was discovering them for the first time - they're so delicious! Have you seen any of the movies? Sense and Sensibility with Hugh Grant is really good.

Manuela

Betty said...

Karen,
My first visit to your gorgeous blog...and your puppies are so pretty. We had Bandit, a Shitzu, for about 12 years that we loved dearly...

Your pink room is beautiful and looks so organized.

Blessings,
Betty @ Country Charm

Audra said...

How chic and elegant the room looks. I would never want to leave here, just spending the days crafting away. This room should inspire and keep your creative juices flowing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, entering the give away and following me. I am following you as well! Here's to new friends...

Gail said...

Beautiful room, I liked it green, too. Pink and green are my favorites. Grin. The new color is so soft and soothing, it is a keeper for sure. I found you thru Applestone Cottage, this should be a Pink Saturday post.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I made the room pics bigger this time and LIKE, WOWSIE! This really is a fabulous, girlie, fun room! Can't wait until next week, I have to get packin my hot pink suitcase! Hubby said he wanted to borrow it. hehe. Not really. Hugs, Cindy