Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Too Olive For Its Own Good
I have two sisters. An older sister who lives in country Victoria (happy birthday for the 13th if you happen to read this K) and a younger one who lives near Cambridge in the UK. I also have two younger brothers...one of whom gave me the lovely feedback on my shorthand for Saint Mike!
My younger sister and I are alike in many ways...most of them good :)
We have a few qualities that can be both a blessing and a curse. For example, we were both at the deep end of the pool when they turfed in the 'foot in mouth' gene...which was shortly after they tossed in a hefty dose of the 'let's call a spade a shovel' gene!!
Proof in point - upon reading my post on my favourite things for this month, my younger sister calls me up and informs me that:
a) The olive green patio setting has got to go
b) She's not a fan of my new blog design!!!
.....on the upside she quite likes the positioning of the lovely Samoan photos she gave me.
This got me to thinking.
Is she the ONLY person that took one look at the patio setting and shook their heads in disbelief??? I somehow think not...at least one friend who reads my blog (hello JB) has now tactfully informed me that it's a bit of a shocker (not the frame just the cover) and that it comes down to the fringeing/tassley bit!!!
So I'm opening up the floodgates for anyone who does read this blog to truthfully tell me that they hate the patio setting....if it makes you feel better I've decided I hate it too and have bought a lovely new oilcloth in blue and white (and no fringe)! Now I just need to make time to do it...
JB also commented (verbally) that the medicine cabinet looked better in 'context' with the rest of the kitchen...thanks to Rebecca from Rebecca Getting Real who was a fan of it based on only seeing the photo I provided :)
For everyone else, here's another shot of it 'in situ' surrounded by our new kitchen and Ikea shelves (and more of my copious supply of storage baskets)
I cleaned the counter especially before taking this shot :)
On the topic of the new blog design, I'm also happy to take feedback so feel free...I'm keen on it but I also liked my old blog heading with SM and the girls legs...