August 22, 2009

My First ...

Do you remember your "first" ?? ... the first blog you ever read ?! ... I do!!
I won't ever forget it and I'm still a die hard fan of Jennifer Grey from
"The Old Painted Cottage"

I stumbled upon her site quite by accident and well, ... the rest is history ...

One of my favorite sections on her website is "Cottage of the Month" were she features someone's cottage style home inside and out ... the photos are always great and coupled with Jennifer's wonderful writing skills you feel as if you've been given a personal tour.

For the past year Jennifer and her husband, Adam, have been renovating their own new cottage ... extensively ... just check out her blog and you can catch a peek here and there of their progress.

I've accused Jennifer of being a tease before, as she has only revealed small bits of info about the renovation ... well ... this Monday at 9:00 am {pacific standard time} that will change!
She's actually going to share it ALL!! She's hosting a blog party for the big, MUCH ANTICIPATED reveal ... this is a must see and I'm sure it'll will be loaded with inspirational decorating ideas ... if that's not enough the self proclaimed "Cottage Queen" said there will be "music, fun and prizes".

I'm so there ... wanna join me?


  1. When I came across MY name, I blinked twice and had to read it again! I am extremely honored, thank you for such a beautiful post. And I'm sure my husband won't mind if I tell him I was your first ((wink, wink)) LOL


  2. Yeah thanks Jill, not only do I have already over 200 !! blogs on my blog roll - you give me another one. Good job.

    lol! Looks great! I do love finding new blogs even though I am getting overwhelmed in all the goodness.

    Not a bad place to be I guess.

    Have a good Sunday!

  3. Count me in to visit her new look.. Love your blog as well.. very nice.. will be back!

  4. Hey,
    I already saw her house. OMGoodness it is gorgeous. I loved every corner of it from top to bottom. I think the before photos are funny. I never saw anyone paint a dishwasher like that before.
    I do remember the first blog I ever read. I still read it as soon as there is a new post.
    I am new to blogging (writing) myself, but am already totally addicted.
    ♥ Rebecca

  5. My frist blog was Garden Antiques... I didn't even know what a blog was.... however I liked what i saw and read such inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by and I am so excited to see that you are following me... i am quite honored :) i love your blog and instantly became a follower of yours just recently. I look forward to getting to know you better in our blogland world. Enjoy your day!


  6. Sheila, The old Painted Cottage was one of my first blogs too :) For the longest time, I loved going on there to see the "Cottage of the month" and all the great projects that they were doing on their house. We own a 1916 house here in Ca, and the redo process has been ever so slow so I tended to live vicariously thru her blog :) Then we reformatted our computer and I lost alot of my favorite old blogs...Thank you for bringing me back in contact with it and as you might already imagine, I was speechless with all the beauiful things that I saw and I might add a lil green :) But I am truly happy for her and her husband, they did an amazing transformation! Rose


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