August 3, 2008 3

amazing gift

By in Inspiration & Ideas, Life, Me


One day last week I went to check my mail only to find an Amazon Books package outside on my front porch. I was surprised because I couldn’t remember ordering anything. I opened it to find an amazing book for my birthday from an amazing friend, Anna at Door Sixteen.

Jonathan Adler’s: My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living is an amazing book and has really inspired me to rethink how I am decorating my home. I have a lot of stuff, and I think it is arranged very well, but a lot of it is stuff that I have not because I really really like it, but because of sentimental reasons or because it was given to me a long time ago. I think I need to go through and edit some things and when I have my garage sale later this month I will let some of it go to others who will enjoy it and I can get some cash to put towards new furniture. This book has made me realize that I can have a lot of fun displaying the things I love without caring what others think and still have my home look like a place I want to show off to everyone!

Anna has been a wonderful friend for many years and has really inspired me to take charge of my home and not be afraid to do things myself! She inspired (and created) this blog and my bedroom remodel project. For this and her friendship in general I am very grateful!

3 Responses to “amazing gift”

  1. April in CT says:

    That book looks like a lot of fun! What a thoughtful birthday gift. 🙂

    We move every four years or so and it’s taught me to really edit and keep only what we truly love. It’s really a hard task when you have as much as we do! We’ve had yard sales, donated, eBay’d and still have a lot, but we are working on it. Once you take the time to really ask yourself if you love the item or not and a reason why you’re keeping it the process gets easier and easier. I crave simplicity these days and it’s great motivation.

  2. carlyn says:

    That is such a great book – one of my favorites. Anna should use your house as part of a portfolio to promote what I’m sure could be a highly successful design consultation business. She does have amazing taste.

  3. Adam says:

    I agree Carlyn! She could make a fortune doing this!

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