When I am not tending to my family, I am usually knee deep in a project around our home.
I am one of those people who has to have something going on.
If I get quiet on my blog “All That Makes You…” it is because I am out hunting the perfect side table with the dimensions I desire and made of a material that compliments the room.
I also need home and garden projects to express my creative side.
If I cannot make something more beautiful, comfortable or usable I don’t feel alive.
Ok, I rearrange vacation rental houses during the week we stay there. I do. I spend the first morning shuffling chairs and tilting couches so it feels more comfortable.
Why can’t my “art” be a collage of items in a room that makes me want to sit and linger and put my feet up?
Why would painting a canvas be more important that finding the perfect environment for that piece of art on canvas to live?
Why do I obsess over finding wall colors comfortable in both morning light and evening light?
Why do some people go for “the new style” instead of what is comfortable and usable in their homes?
Why shouldn’t I be blogging about these projects in my home and sharing what we are doing and have done?
As usual, blogging has lead me to a personal epiphany.
I have decided to launch a new blog where I share before and after photos, tips I have learned and even ask for my readers opinions about decorating.
It will be called…
All That Makes You, at Home
allthatmakesyouathome.com will be launching soon!
What a difference a year makes.
A year ago I was just figuring out my role and voice here on “All That Makes You.”
I am going to continue on with sharing our silly stories here but I will also have a space where I share what I love, making a house a home.
I have decided that I can still write and share the creative side of me and still do the projects at home that bring our family closer together.
This year while I was in Chicago, attending BlogHer, and I was tickled to be able to visit with the folks at La-Z-Boy.
They sponsored a booth and let me just say I would have ordered all the furniture in the booth if they came with the “MATCHING” gentlemen.
Wouldn’t They look cute in my house?
I have a little thing I like to brag about.
I am convinced we own the world’s largest La-Z-Boy sectional.
We all know about our boys obsession with making it into the “Guinness Book of World Records” (if you don’t know about it you can see a picture here.) So I am guessing they get that from me.
Several years ago we decided to put in a home theater. Most people were doing “theater seating” at that time.
I don’t even like going to the movies because I have to sit in a chair, hence wanting a home theater.
I want to lay down on a big couch with my kids and hubby in a huddle with blankets.
We have a beautiful La-Z-Boy showroom in our town.
They made it so easy to get EVERYTHING we wanted.
- Comfortable with deep seats to lay next to each other.
- Fabric that does not show buttery popcorn hands.
- A sleeper bed hidden for family visits.
- Two recliners for those who like to sit to be comfy as well.
Once we chose the sofa that met out needs they had an associate that helped me design the pieces to fit into our space.
We ended up with TEN pieces AND all of our criteria had been met.
We affectionally call the sectional “The Pit” because it is where we hunker down and watch a movie on Sunday nights together before going back to school. It is where our friends come to watch football games and tease us and call it the “class reunion” couch. It is where house guests refuse to unfold the sleeper bed because the couch is so comfortable they just want to sleep on it!
We love La-Z Boy around here.
La-Z-Boy embodies my design style.
I don’t care how amazing that sofa looks, if I don’t want to sit on it.
La-Z-Boy makes furniture that we all want to hang out on.
We have a fairly formal home and have found many pieces from La-Z-Boy that fit our style. We have been able to customize fabrics on chairs and give a modern twist on a traditional, formal home.
I am looking forward to sharing those La-Z-Boy pieces on my new blog.
During the time I spent trying to see if the folks at La-Z-Boy booth knew if anyone may have a larger sectional than ours, I found out they are having a contest for $5,000 worth of La-Z-Boy products.
$5,000 worth of La-Z-Boy to do a room in our home for my new home blog!
Hello! Hello! I am here! This is my entry and can I just say I already have the room inspiration picked out that I would use in a sitting room we have.
Wish me luck and lots of energy as these two blogs have me very excited!
Thank you La-Z-Boy for the opportunity to enter this contest.
Also, thank you for making our room sized sectional and family time so great!