Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HomeGoods Quiz and $5,000 Giveaway

I haven't been a very good blogger lately.

Maybe it is because I needed a break, even though I was just home for 6 weeks after ankle surgery. I need a BREAK. Not pain.

Maybe it is because I'm tired from our new morning schedule. Tired from waking up at the crack-of-dawn, lack of sleep in the middle of the night when my son wakes up crying, and tired from long days at work.

Maybe it is because I'm burned out... ?????????

Maybe it is all of the above. I'm inclined to believe that. Are you?

So to help break my silence, I've taken a quiz that Sandy at Reluctant Entertainer, and PK at Room Remix featured on their blogs. It is a HomeGoods StyleScope Quiz. The results? Well... I'd have to say -- eerily on target. Eerily. (I just wanted to say that again). It's an easy test - point and click. Anyone can do it. Especially people brain dead like me!

Here are the results: I'm Country Casual. Here's what they said about me...

Your home expresses your open, easygoing approach to life. You love unique finds, and can turn a few mismatched garden chairs or floral teacups into a charming arrangement. You appreciate a pretty mix of relaxed pieces, like painted wood or weathered furniture, lovely florals and other patterns, lots of throws and pillows, mementos and bunches of fresh flowers that give your home a unique sense of breeziness and charm.

You value comfort. Your home is a warm and open friendly place, and you feel happiest when everyone is cared for and relaxed in your space. Elements like pillows, throws, overstuffed furniture, and good lighting set the mood. You may also enjoy layering different fabrics or mixing patterns to create a cozy effect.

Hmmmmmmm ... Pretty accurate on most of it. But what I thought was even MORE accurate was this from their "Putting Your Style to Work!" section:

Your Design Challenge: ORGANIZE

Ummmmmmmm ...... DUH. YA THINK SO? My front hall is a revolving MESS. Mail on the dining room table, shoes on the floor, bags on the table... It does NOT set a good mood. I hate it. So now... I'm in search of an inexpensive console or possibly a used dresser with nice trays and bowls for mail, keys and sunglasses. That was their suggestion, and I'm gonna try to do it.

Fortunately, I have a place for hats, gloves and scarfs (a shoe organizer that I hung on the inside of the closet door), and I have a bin for Hunter that he should drop his shoes in, and hooks for his coats. So I'm half way there.

I will say this: My current home is more contemporary than my style is. My style is a mix of Contry Cottage, French Country, English Garden Bungalow. It doesn't go in my current home, and it makes me miss my old home so much I feel sick. It was a bungalow home with a picket fence. I had beautiful painted murals in the kitchen, powder room and bathroom that were like a garden, and it was so cozy. Like one of those places you go to have tea. One of these days I'll have a home like that again. One of these days.

Anyway -- enough pitty party!

Hop on over and take the quiz, then let me know what you are!

Don't forget to enter for a $5,000 weekly shopping spree drawing!

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