My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.
Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.
On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.
Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]
Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]
For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]
And I'm enjoying you reading the book and bringing it back to us! These are wonderful tips and I'm going to start applying them to my own biz as well!
Another fab tip in another inspiring post!! I had never heard of the book until you mentioned it, so I ordered one for myself last night. I can't wait to read it and for your upcoming posts!
(More gorgeous pics again too!)
GREAT POST! This book is now officially on my amazon wishlist. These business tips seem simple enough but I know how easy it is to get out of control. Thanks for keeping us grounded and inspiring us with those great photos.
I'm really enjoying your Martha posts…makes me want to go get the book.
Yes, thanks for doing the "leg work" and providing all this great info! These are fantastic insights and have inspired me to take a second look at my business! Thanks!
these are all very wonderful ways to think about becoming an entrepreneur! thanks so much for sharing.
This sounds like it's a great book. I also love the pictures in this post!
Great post. I really appreciate you giving us the cliff note version.
Great post… I've been thinking about exactly this with relations to my blog lately…
"Whether you are selling a service or a product you really need to sit down and take a moment to figure out what it is that makes you stand out. "
What great advice- I love reading your take on her rules as it applies to the design world!
I'm loving this series on The Martha Rules — not only are Martha's rules spot on, but your own application and discussion is so thoughtful and interesting. Hope you keep walking us through the book!
Such a great series. Looking forward to Rule 3!
Seriously, I am getting this book. Thanks for posting excerpts.
Thanks for posting about this, I love it! I think I'll have to read the book sometime! It's so interesting to hear you relate it back to your business. I can't wait til you have your website up! We're working on mine now.
Definitely making me want to rush out and buy this book! Martha definitely has the secret figured out, and I could definitely use those tips in my business!
~ Liz @ It's Great To Be Home
This is wonderful. I'm in process of getting a business venture together so it is very timely.
Great tips! Thanks for breaking the book down like this. Very inspiring.
I love the tips! I always toy with opening my own store or small cafe and these are awesome.
Great tips – I will have to read this book.
I struggle with how to charge clients too and also offer some DIY options.
Thanks too for dropping by my blog!!! I need to start following yours.
cristin @ simplified bee
Love the wallpaper in the top picture!! This was a great post – just what I needed today. thanks 🙂
yeah i need the wallpaper in the top pic!
Ok, I'm convinced that I need to go buy this book now! You are selling me! And I love the photos you picked to go along with the rule!
Great tips! I'm going to need this book. Seriously, Martha's business strategies are DEAD ON. She's made all the right choices (well, except for one. 🙂
Thanks for sharing! I'm on the same page as you- but in Nashville rather than New York. Would love to switch cities for a day.. 🙂 Wouldn't that be fun?! xoRH