Like it or not (does anyone ever say that when they LIKE it?) it's time for Helen to report for doody. No that's NOT a mistake. I have a deadline coming up and if I miss it, the you know what is going to hit the fan.
|Do you realize how much that would drop to resale value of said fan? Helen shudders to think!|
So I've decided to make things easier on myself.
|Yes, that is how I usually do things. This time I'm just owning up to it.|
And I am going to spout off about something that has been bothering me for more than a week by posting an open letter to one of my favorite magazines (I am in no way associated with them, not promoting anything,) and sharing loads of pics (which is the real point of it, tons of photos that I want to share) this week. The subject is color and I want to encourage anyone reading to participate. If you have a particularly colorful post -
|Bowlene would like to remind you that colorful does NOT mean being a potty mouth. Don't make her use those meaty manhands to delete your comment|
|Spamwich, I get but Spam Birds? I am repulsed and a little bit sad that anyone thought that was good to say, much less eat.|
Thanks! Now here is my open letter to COUNTRY LIVING magazine
Dear Country Living,
I LOVE your magazine. I pour over every page.
|And I am not just talking about serving myself from my infamous Thermos-O-Gin|
I hang onto copies until they are so tattered I am forced to relinquish them. I follow you on Facebook and visit your website. I mean it, I love you... BUT
|There is always but with Helen, isn't there?|
...about that 'color' issue. While the piece on decorating with carnival collectibles had me green with envy at the fab finds and I was tickled pink over your featuring the incomparable The Glamorous Housewife, I couldn't help thinking there was something missing from your issue about using color.
|I'd call it an OUT of control kitchen.|
Pops of sun-mellowed yellows, mintified greens and vivid blues against white washed and bare wood backdrops are absolutely lovely. But, dear Country Living -
|Helen's actual Basement wall|
|My Living room looked a teeny bit less lived in than usual|
|My bedside table NEVER looks this uncluttered - where is that control lady when I need her?|
|Stained glass window decor in my kitchen and in my son's bedroom - done by talented hubby .|
THIS is COLOR!
And that's just getting started - more colorful pics from around Chez Hartman to come... meantime, share a link in your comment if you want to fly your own shining colors.
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