Friday, October 3, 2014

High Five ORC Friday

TGIF!!! Here are my five favorites for the week, otherwise known as the "High Five."

1. One Room Challenge Line-up

Have you seen the line-up for this year's One Room Challenge?! I cannot even believe all of the amazing talent. For real. It is over the top. I have only gotten a third of the way through the top 20 and am blown away by all of the inspiration. Thankfully, it's going to be a rainy weekend here and I'll be able to binge blog-read my way through the rest.

2. One Room Challenge Link-up
This is the One Room Challenge that I am participating in: the Linking Party. As of this morning, there are 91 other blogs playing along. It's chock full of talent and friends that I've made through blogging, and I cannot wait to check it out fully, too!!

3. Linda
Can I get an amen for all that Linda of Calling it Home does?! She created the One Room Challenge, which is trademarked, and has grown it into a mega-force. She also has to be one of the most encouraging supporters of blogs. Before anyone else was reading this crazy little blog of mine, she was here: commenting, google friend-connecting, showing me how it's done. I call her my blogging fairy godmother, and I'm sure lots of others could too.

4. Getting (sh)it done
Yes, the linking party is for everyone (with a blog). If you want to get in on the Linking Party, you still have time. The personal rewards of doing so are HUGE. I wasn't sure that I was going to do it last spring and jumped in at the very last moment. Having that one small area of my home decorated (even though it's not done-done; is design ever really done??) is such a good feeling! The ORC is so successful in that way because it forces me to focus on just one room at a time. I also have met so many great, talented blogging friends who inspire me and make me feel like I could go anywhere in the U.S. and have a kindred spirit to shop with! :)

5. A Bowl Full of Lemons
Likewise, I am enjoying the organizing blog A Bowl Full of Lemons' 31-day series on purging our homes. Every day Toni assigns a new task: today is dresser drawers. Yesterday was magazines and catalogs; Wednesday was expired food items in the pantry. The assignments are bite-sized and address common problem areas. I like that I don't have to think about what to do; each day is its own special prompt. You can even post your progress to Instagram and/or Facebook for more fun accountability. 
Wow, my house is going to look amazing in a few weeks! If I ever get off this computer... ;) 

Have a great weekend!! 


  1. Great top five. Looking forward to following all the ORC participants. Love the 31 day purge idea.

  2. so looking forward to the ORC, I'm int he process of redecorating and it's so inspiring!

  3. We are having the best time participating…love it!


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