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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Duluth Lifetime Leather Bag and Giveaway

There is never a dull moment around here! Although Dreamingincolor is keeping me very busy, I enjoy all the projects I get into. Working with paint and furniture leads to heavy loads and cumbersome packages. I am constantly unpacking, boxing things and moving them to my house and back again.

I have learned several tricks to make life easier. One I discovered is Duluth Trading Co. I have known about them for years but always thought of them as the place to get really good work clothes. I have several shirts from them and love the way they wear.



While attending Haven I was introduced to their leather work bags. Love the smell of leather! The Lifetime Leather Tote is one of the newest leather bags. I really hate saying they are just a work bag!! They are so beautiful they can easily be the bag you use everyday!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dreamingincolor on TV


This has been one exciting week. For the first time, Dreamingincolor had a spot on TV! Talk of the Town to be exact. Yes, I just said that! This goes down as one of the cool things I have done as a blogger and store owner. Talk of the Town is a local show that does news, weather, and great demos on great topics. 

It was great meeting everyone that worked on the set. Lelan Statom is the weatherman. I know Lelan from way back when I taught Forensics (Speech and Debate). He was a judge for one of the other schools. His daughter used to compete. He was always kind and had the best personality. It was so good to see him again after all these years.

Meryll Rose is the host. She was the person I had most of my time with. She is sweet and gracious. What I noticed most was how comfortable she was with everyone and how she made us feel the same way. It's no wonder it is the top show both local and syndicated.



I got 4 minutes of time to show my Dorm Decor. It went by sooo fast!!
I was so excited to be able to use my signature color "Dreamingincolor" on the program. I demonstrated how to paint a chevron pattern, just like my post for Old Time Pottery.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ironing Board Chalkboard and accessories


Sprucing up the laundry room does not have to cost a lot. I headed over to Old Time Pottery this week and got some fun items to transform
I put the ole Dreamingincolor twist on some ordinary products.
Like this ironing board chalk board.
It is a fun easy project. This would even look good in a dorm room with the other decor I did. We all know they won't be ironing!!! Ha! They can use this as a memo board.


Always lots of ways to transform items.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dreamingincolor is the Talk of The Town

There are so many opportunities that arise in social media. Last week I attended a Nashville Influencer's party hosted by Forrest Media. All types of social media professionals attended. Dana Tucker and Nancy McNulty are the masterminds behind this group. Dana hosted this event at her beautiful home which I will share with you soon.

I met lots of interesting people. 
One in particular was Merle Rose the host of "Talk of the Town"
We spoke shortly and she is such a sweet soul. Just like the down to earth person she reveals as host on her show.

This week she called me and asked if Dreamingincolor (me) would be interested in doing a spot on NewsChannel5 Talk of the Town. Of course I said yes!!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Haven and Dreamingincolor {Third Time Is A Charm}

Funny how you can do something again and again and wind up with different results. 
That's what happens every year I go to Haven.

I have been going to Haven for three years! The first year I went was the first year Haven was started. I had met Rhoda when we were shooting a pilot for HGTV and she told me about her vision.
I knew that it would be a good fit for me. I had a lot to learn though. I never had been to a blogging conference and didn't know what to do. I thought the vendors like Ryobi, Home Depot, and Kregg were there to sell me something or just wanted my info to send me tons of emails. Boy was I wrong!  I quickly learned that the vendors that came were there to work with bloggers. They knew that social media was the place to put their efforts. Bloggers can really be a voice!
That started a whole new world for me. I knew that season 2 would be making relationships with my favorites. Ryobi being my number one!


Ryobi has been so kind to me. They really want to work with us. They appreciate what we do. They know how to have fun too!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Dorm Decor


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...It is almost time for back to school and it is time to start thinking of dorm decor. Something that shows your personality. Let's face it, there are so many things to purchase. Anytime you can find a bargain, you need to snatch it up! That's were Old Time Pottery comes in. I shopped their Bargain Blast Sale and came up with a few ideas to help you decorate your dorm room. I added a little chevron, color, and pizzazz to a otherwise dull look.



Head on over to Old Time Pottery Blog and get details of the savings and learn how to do this yourself!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dreamingincolor Summer Mantel {Beach Dreamin}

Summer is upon us and we have decorated a few times here at the store.
One of the things I most enjoy is rearranging the store. 
Dreamingincolor has made a name for itself by having fun vignettes set up around each room.
The problem is the don't stay long before we are rearranging again!!
I am not complaining. It is a good problem to have.

We are excited to be celebrating summer. Decorating for summer is something I do all year long at my home. I use vintage suitcases and some beachy things all around. I dream of the beach all the time. I miss the salty air and even the sand that can be annoying most of the time.

Owning a store has put a little cramp in my travel plans. It is hard to leave. So not sure I will be getting to the beach this year.
That is how I came up Dreamingincolor's summer mantel.


What is so neat about this sign is what it is made of. 
Click to read more!