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Easter reading guide part 1

... hot cross buns

Holiday time is reading guide time on Desire to Inspire. All year round I flit from blog to blog, lurking but loving what I find. As I write this I have a pot of peppermint tea beside me and I'm thinking of warming some hot cross buns. Care to join me for a cuppa and a visit to some wonderful blogs?











Reader Comments (16)

I join you for tea - but skip the buns ( I am telling you that this whole blogging adventure is making my way too chubby!). Always fun to read your blog finds! Several of them I already know - and they are great!

Happy Easter to you both!

Much fondness, Mon

2 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSplendid Willow

Thank you so much for mentioning my blog..... hope you have a wonderful Easter !!!!

2 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I've been a frequent though silent reader for about a year now ( i even have your blog in my bookmarks bar, which means i visit u daily)!
and i thought it was about time i started participating in the blog life :-)
But lets take it easy....here is my first comment:
i love your choice of blogs and usually browse though them all finding new favorites every time. Well done, girls!

2 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenteragap

I will join you too.
Thank you so much for your blog finds :)))
Happy Eastern :)


2 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaru

Oh my goodness...I'm so so so flattered. Thank you so much featuring White Cabana. I'm enjoying a nice vanilla Rooibos (and Italian chocolates!) this morning. I figure it's perfectly healthy to have chocolate as a breakfast snack on Easter weekend.

2 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhite Cabana

Hi Jo - thanks for adding me to your reading list!
Natalie (the homely place)

2 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

these reading guides are dangerous! they always leave me hooked on more great blogs. thanks!!

2 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commentermary-kathryn

This is in answer to the curtains question. I've found that curtains look best hung close to the ceiling, as it makes the room look taller. I've also found that the volume of the curtain should usually be conmesurate (sp?) to the room: a small room generally looks smaller with heavy or tightly-pleated drapes.

I don't know where you live or the purpose your curtains will serve. That said, I find trying matchstick blinds before hanging curtains is a good idea, particularly in smaller rooms or abodes. The blinds do not take up visual space if their color is similar to that of the walls, and the look is very nice and very chic. The blinds themselves are very inexpensive.

I live in New York City, with poor views and small rooms. This is what I have:

In my living, dining and kitchen, I hung matchstick blinds. They hang closed even with the window open and allow air to flow through them. They block the ugly view but allow the light to come in. Finally, they take up very little visual space.

In my bedroom, I have dark reed blinds for light control. Then I have heavy but almost unpleated curtains hanging on a rod close to the ceiling. Closed, the curtains provide light control and mute the sound. I have the same curtains hung in front of my doorless closet; thus the room has a leitmotif and, since the curtains are a textured yellow that is almost ivory, they provide a very serene environment and go with everything.

Good luck with your project!


PS: Blog authors: I adore this blog and look at it daily. Thank you for providing daily beauty to my life.

2 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Thank you so much for featuring my blog! I think I may go make some tea now, too. Happy Easter!

3 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

oh my! thank you so much for the feature! so kind a lovely of you! I am such a huge fan of your blog, so it means a lot!


6 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrenee anne


Thanks for mentioning my blog! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE yours!

6 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Thank you for recommending my blog! Hope you had a happy Easter!

7 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

hi there! wow. what an honor to find myself on one of my favorite blogs!
thank you so much for featuring me. I am so happy you came by!!!
and so happy to see I am such great blogging company. i am in love with your other reads as well.
all my love!
Hope you had a great time this easter.

7 Apr 2010 | Unregistered Commenterashlina

Awwww.... you posted about my blog!! Love you, Love you, Love you. You really made my day and you put a big smile on my face. Mwah!!

7 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSlumber Designs

wow oh wow. thank you so much for the love! desire to inspire is one of the VERY first blogs that i started reading and one of the only ones from that time that i STILL read! thank you!

8 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmilia

I have really enjoyed working my way through all your reading suggestions! Thank you!

14 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeigha

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