Saturday, May 31, 2014

Show Off & Inspire - A Thoughtful Place

Today I am so happy to be able to Show Off and Brag about A Thoughtful Place.  Courtney is absolutely stunning and her home is beautiful.  I love her style and how she shares her love of fashion as well as decor.  She's a pretty great cook too.  So enjoy, I know you are going to love her as much as I do.

Hi, everyone! What a treat to be hanging out here with Marty. I have been a long time follower of hers and think she is fantastic. I am the author of A Thoughtful Place, mommy to two little ones, interior decorator and lover of all things organized and pretty. I have never been one to focus on just one thing at a time and my blog reflects that. I am all over the map with topics such as design, entertaining, fashion and organization. I really started my blog as an outlet and have tried to stay true to those roots. I am married to my best friends and we make it a priority to sneak in a date night every week. I am excited to share a little bit of our home as well as fun projects I have worked on. 

Our living room is an example of my love for pattern mixing. I don't shy away from color and think every room should have a personal touch and something meaningful. More of this space can be seen here. 

While we are actually in the middle of a master bedroom makeover, the photo below reflects how our room has looked for the past couple of years. I love fresh white bedding and think the master bedroom should be soft and relaxing. To get a sneak peek of our current bedroom you can go here. 

Both of our children have bright and colorful rooms. I am just now getting around to making drapes for my daughter's room. It's only been a year or so! We move slowly around here, my friends. 

We went crazy bold in her closet office space. A peek at my son's room can be found right here. 
Besides decorating, I love to entertain. I dream of having a big home one day where I can invite tons of friends and family. For now, we pack everyone in and that's fine by me! I grew up with a mom who loved setting a pretty table and that has carried over to my own entertaining style. I share tips for easy table ideas on my blog. 
I also love throwing a party. My daughter, who can't wait to visit Japan one day, just requested a party reflecting her love for that country this past month. 
My daughter has party planning in her genes! She planned out this entire event with me. SO fun to do these special parties with her. More can be seen here. And lastly, I am a DIY girl through and through. I enjoy making things and creating special things for our home. Here is a tray I made from a frame. 
A happen to also love poetry and the book pictured above was sent to me by a wonderful friend. It's a beautiful book. To see other projects you can go to my project gallery. 
Such an honor to be here, Marty. Thank you for letting me share a little bit of my world with your readers. Enjoy your day. 

Don't you just love her easy way with design and her great use of color.  I so admire her style.  Now she has tons to share on her blog, so be sure to rush over, click the follow button so you don't miss a single post.
Thanks so much Courtney for allowing me to Show You Off and Brag a little about you.    It has been a thrill.

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  1. What a great feature, Marty. I had the special treat of meeting Courtney last year and she is just as lovely as her home. Best, Sarah

  2. Great choice Marty. Courtney's home is just gorgeous. Love her master bedroom retreat. I have always felt your bedroom should be your sanctuary at the end of the day and Courtney hit it out of the park with her relaxing retreat. Beautiful.

  3. love courtney's home and blog as well!

  4. A beautiful home with lots of personality. Blessings, Catherine

  5. Thank you so much for the kind words, everyone. And thank you, Marty, for such a special feature. You made my weekend! Thank you! Thank you!

  6. Marty,
    What a beautiful home to feature. Love all of Courtney's drapes.


  7. Courtney's home is beautiful. She has a great sense of style.

  8. I just love Courtney! I have been following Courtney's blog for a long time now and it's always such a treat to stop by daily and see what she is up to. She is a woman of many talents and does it all with such beauty and grace. And, she is so sweet, sincere and down to earth. She inspires me so much. I look forward to meeting her in person sometime this summer. Thank you for featuring her Marty and nice to meet you. I look forward to visiting your blog.

  9. What a fun post! I'm glad I stopped by!

  10. Going over now her little girls room!

  11. Thanks for featuring her today! It was fun to learn more about her and see her pretty home. I love her daughters room too!

  12. I'm a new follower of yours and I'm glad to have started with this feature. I love Courtney's style and her daughter's room is just too darn cute! I'm glad to have gotten to know her.

  13. What a lovely, lovely home!! And I've so gotta check out more of that beautiful party!!
    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  14. Just beautiful!! I am a new follower and found you through Boogieboard Cottage! Your blog is terrific! Happy to see your next post!!


  15. This is a ice blog to follow. You got some interesting ideas.

  16. Marty, thank you for sharing. Courtney's home is gorgeous! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's blue soiree. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse