Friday, March 11, 2011

My Addiction to HGTV

There aren't many hobbies that I haven't tried.  I have done everything from dancing to snowboarding to trying to learn how to sew, to baking.  I've done it all.  My most recent obsession, which has actually been going on for a while now is my addiction to HGTV, more importantly, to interior design.  I don't know what it is but there is just something about having all of these designing ideas in my head that just gives me a high.  One of my biggest guilty pleasures lately is praying that my two sons are still napping at 3 o clock so that I can catch even a few minutes of Nate Berkus.  I remember right before my second son was born in November Berkus was doing suprise makeovers to some lucky Connecticut families homes.  I secretly believed that my wonderful husband had submitted my story to Nate and I would therefore wake up one morning, walk downstairs (9 months pregnant and all), and find a completely renovated living room.  Well, I waited....but it never happened.  Funny thing is though that a mere hours before I had my little boy, sure enough, Nate Berkus was on in the delivery room.  One of our final name choices was Nathaniel.  I honestly believe that my husband was just so disgusted with my obsession that he vetoed the name and chose Luke as the winner.

As part of my addiction I spent many hours scouring around for design ideas.  I have gathered some pictures of some of my favorite finds.  Being it a weekend and all I thought we could take some time from talking about our children and indulge in our own passions, or...just mine. Our living room is a mixture of beiges and blues.  I am trying to make it very natural yet contemporary at the same time.  I like using colors that are found in nature.  Some of the rooms I chose have this general theme.  I also have a slight obsession with baskets.  I think they are a great tool for storing toys, books, blankets, mittens, gloves, you name it.  We have quite a few in our living room.  I love the dark wicker colored ones.  Anyway, I hope I can inspire your creative side a little.  Enjoy!

Maybe, if I'm brave enough, I will invite you into my home (through pictures of course) to help me solve my design dilemma.


  1. New follower from the Saturday Hop! I could not sleep so thought I would get a jump on things a little early in case I crash later.
    Love the blog! I would love a follow back. I am new to blogging so no reviews or giveaways yet until I have more experience but I am posting other bloggers contests to help me win some contests and help them get more exposure.


  2. I'm a new follower from Surfin' Saturday. Nice to meet you!

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

  3. from Surfing hop New gfc follower thanks

  4. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Saturday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  5. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

  6. Happy Saturday and I am following Hope your weekend is great
    I would love to have you stop by my blog or Etsy store.
    Having a giveaway at 1000 fans stop by and like her if you can

  7. I'm a new follower! I, too, am obsessed with designing my house... on a limited budget. So here's a question that you may have an answer to, since you have a boy... how do you keep him off of the coffee table? Or just buy a coffee table able to hold the weight and hope for the best? I'm in a quandry.

  8. New follower from the blog hop! I love HGTV and it drives my husband insane. I also love Nate. He always has such great ideas!

    Hope to see you at my blog sometime

  9. FOllowing from Surfing Saturday!
    Would love for you to stop by
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
    God Bless,
    < a href="">Finding My Life in Faith< /a>

  11. Hello there, stopping by from Bloggy Moms! I get addicted to shows too.

    I look forward to following your blog.



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