Well my computer needs a new motherboard (forget it – it’s $300 for a new one) but they were able to encase my harddrive so I can use it as an external harddrive (this is new to me?). So the good news is that my pictures are saved and more importantly my Quicken is saved! I dreaded having to start fresh with that because I have years of data (history of spending in different categories etc) that I use all the time. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet. I’ll use my daughter’s desktop while she’s in school and see how that works out for the time being.
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This post is an edited repeat.
When you walk through my home you’re sure to see a few recurring themes or motifs! Not so many that you can actually say something like “Wow, she really, really, really likes harlequins!” type of thing, but enough so that there’s a unifying feeling that flows from room to room.
Today I’ll just show the check & harlequin patterns. The first thing you see is that red harlequin door mat outside on my front porch (top photo). Then when you enter you see this black check doormat. The risers say “There’s No Place Like Home“, for those of you who haven’t seen the steps before.
Up the steps and the first thing you see is the black and white checkerboard floor of my kitchen. I really love it. We did black and white marble tiles (peel and stick) instead of the solid white and black you usually sees. It’s much better at hiding dirt!
I love those candles! We light them every morning while we have our coffee (since it’s pitch black outside when we get up). It makes for such a nice calm way to start the day.
The kitchen isn’t really this fluorescent green! It’s a kiwi or pear green.
I’m sure most of you can guess at some other recurring themes I have ~ smile.
Or BIG checks!
I’m always looking for things that have a harlequin or check pattern and surprisingly they’re really not that easy to find.
As you can tell I like black! I pretty much stick to black, white, and red with some apple green as an accent and I think of my yellow walls as a neutral. I find that makes shopping for things so much easier plus I love those colors and have never gotten tired of them.
I try not to go overboard with any of the themes or motifs I have, but that’s just me and what I like. I know a lot of people are into roosters, or sea shells, nests, or flowers. What themes do you having running through your house and do you find that people buy you things with those themes? Do you like that? I personally don’t like it when people buy me things for the house unless they know me really really well. Just because I like & collect dog paintings doesn’t mean I’m going to like that one with all the dogs in clothes sitting around a poker table! Know what I mean!