September 30, 2011

Fall Craftiness

Are these painted pumpkins not absolutely beautiful?  I am totally making at least one of these this fall.  I just have to do this.  Absolutely stunning. 

You can find the tutorial at Alisa Burke's blog, found here.

September 29, 2011

The 1st ever DecorAddict Survey!

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September 17, 2011

What The Water Gave Me

Florence And The Machine's new album is out, or coming out soon, can't really remember at the moment as i'm scrambling around getting ready for a make that 2 weddings today.

I had to share this song/video from their new album as it just totally speaks to me, no idea how or why, but whenever I hear this song or see the video I just literally jump inside the moment and just listen.

September 16, 2011

You light up my the bedroom! {guest post}

I was contacted last week by Susi @ Arcadian Lighting about doing a guest post here at DecorAddict.  I was hesitant at first, but when I checked out their website, I was in love with so many pieces, and I couldn't say no.  

Trina xo


 Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products. Visit their website and cool blog for more information. We're thinking about décor inspiration for bedroom lighting. The standard lighting in most bedrooms in newer homes is a single ceiling fixture. This is a great place to start, and swap out for something with more style. But most bedrooms need a mixture of table top, ceiling and/or wall lights to really come to life. We've pulled together a list of our favorite lighting solutions for the bedroom to inspire your bedroom décor.
Bedroom Design
Pinterest via
A pair of table lamps atop bedside tables is the classic solution for bedroom lighting. Consider the height of the lamps when choosing them. Taller lamps will give off a larger circle of light.

Bedroom Decor
FFFFound via
 A combination of overhead and bedside lamps gives a well rounded light to a bedroom. The overhead light can be on a dimmer for more lighting options.

Bedroom Decor
Pottery Barn via
Pendant lights hung alongside the headboard provide light without taking up valuable space on the nightstand. Perfect for a small bedroom.

Bedroom Decor
Decor8 via
Wall sconces are also space saving lights for a bedroom. Look for a light that coordinates with your current style. Some wall sconces do not need to be hardwired but most do need to be installed by a professional electrician.

Bedroom Decor
Pretty Petals via
Mix up styles in the bedroom with lighting. Adding a modern clip light to an antique French style headboard gives the room an eclectic feeling.

Bedroom Decor
A Cup of Jo via
Industrial inspired adjustable desk lamps can make stylish bedside lighting. Great for reading in bed while the other one sleeps.

Bedroom Decor
Not My Beautiful Home via
A swing arm lamp provides both ambient and reading light. Look for swing arm wall lamps with long cords that plug into an outlet to avoid the expense of an electrician.

Bedroom Decor
HGTV via
This bedroom demonstrates the various types of lighting and lighting zones that can be created. There is ambient light, reading light, task lighting and spot lighting for artwork. Of course, not every bedroom needs all of these types of light fixtures to be well lit.

If you're looking for more lighting fixture ideas for your whole home, check out Arcadian Lighting's brilliant selection today!


Thanks so much Susi for these helpful hints!  I hope to take them to heart as well!

September 7, 2011

DIY Shelving with Ikea Prant Boxes !

This is such a great idea.  One I may just use in my daughter's room one day soon.  Especially since I know she'll spend hours upon hours stacking and restacking them.

How easy can this be?  Grab a pile of Ikea Prant plywood boxes, in varying shapes, however many you want, paint the inside whatever colours you want, and stack accordingly!

I absolutely love that these are held together with binder clips!  Genius!

 all photos - Livet Hemma Blog, Ikea Sweden 

September 2, 2011

Me Time vs. Creative Time

Everyone female on the planet remembers the movie "The Notebook" right?  I think I saw it at the theatre at least 3 times, and was in line to buy the movie when it came out on DVD.  That movie was life chaning for me, and helped me realize that I had ignored myself, and my creativity for MUCH too long.

The painting scene (captured below) hit me so hard, I was a sobbing idiot in the theater when I saw it for the first time.  I had become so busy being someone that I though I was supposed to me, and stopped listening to myself, and what I truly wanted to be, and do with my life.

I NEED to be creative.  Whether it's crocheting a granny square blanket, or surfing the net for new artwork for our home.  It is a part of me, and I truly NEED that in my life.

This fact really hit me hard - again - last night.  My daughter was staying overnight at her grandparents house, since our sitter was on vacation for a couple days, and we still had to work - my hubby was at softball, and for the first time in likely at LEAST a year, I had the entire house to myself.  And not just for 10 or 15 minutes.  But 4 entire hours!  You have NO idea how happy I was to have this time to myself.   Finally some ME time.  Yet, I did nothing.  Nothing but sit my butt on the sofa, watching HGTV, and catching up on the latest antics on Jersey Shore.

Here I was looking forward to some time alone, yet I felt like I had totally wasted it watching trash TV.  I felt guilty.  Guilty that I wasn't doing the one thing that I kicked myself for so many years ago.  I should of at least picked up my crochet and did some more work on a blanket i'm working on for my daughter's big girl bed.  Or I could have worked on some blog posts.  Or I could have started that mood board I've been meaning to start.

But I didn't.  I sat on my butt, and watched the tube instead, where all I did was miss my kid.


What's the point of me time, if you don't use that me time constructively?  So, i've made myself a promise, to NOT do that again.  It made me realize that sure I need my me time, but I need my creative time MORE.  So, it's come time to make conscious effort to start taking that creative time.  Even if it's only 30 minutes a day.  It's something.  And i'll feel better when that rare 3-4 hour window comes along again for me to JUST DO NOTHING.

Do you take me time?  How to you spend it?  Doing something creative?  Doing nothing like I did last night?  Or do you do something else?