Friday, July 12, 2013

This Friday, we're quirky!

Today, I'm welcoming Karen from Somewhat Quirky!  Her blog is fun to read and she has some GREAT decorating ideas, so when you're finished reading this, you should check it out!

1.  If you could redecorate one room in your house, what would it be?

Well, dream world would be finishing out our basement which would equate to laundry, exercise, work, and storage rooms.

2.  How do you feel about granite?

Granite is nice. For me I would prefer concrete, soapstone, wood, marble, I guess it's pretty far down on my list - this coming from a girl who has ugly laminate countertops!

3. You live in Michigan--do you change your décor when it gets cold and snowy?

Except for the mantle, my mess stays pretty much the same year round.

4. Would you rather spend your money on a great meal or cute shoes?

Well, if you asked me 20 years ago it would have been shoes. Now - definitely a great meal.

5. Chartreuse or Seafoam?

All greens have a place in my repertoire.

6.  We know that you exercise a bunch.  What workout do you find gets the best results?
The best workout is the one that you will do. Period. Personally, I do elyptical workouts and P90X2.
7. Do you collect anything?

Mostly things with a purpose, like suitcases and citrus juicers. I have quite a bit of architectural salvage. And junk. There is always junk.

8. How many houses have you redecorated?

At least 6 for myself and a few more for others. But my mind redecorates every room I visit.
9. If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Italy. With Paris a close second. Places with wine.

10. Do you have any "go-to" bloggers that you read every day?

I'm a cluster reader so I read a couple or five days at a time.  Some of my favorites are Gwen Moss, Flower Patch Farmgirl, It All Started With Paint, K Appeal, Bliss Ranch, Dreaming In Color, Simply Vintageous, Silo Hill Farm, Miss Flibbertgibbet, Little Miss Maggie, What We Keep, Backyard Bungalow, and of course The Space Between.

Kirby Here:  Thanks so much to Karen for stopping by and answering my silly questions.  Next week I'll be featuring another great blogger!


  1. LOL Karen - except for the mantel your mess stays the same year round............... oh and by the way - I think I'd still pick shoes and make a peanut butter sandwich........
    Look at me - like it's my interview.
    Ok the room I'd change .............
    Great post ladies..............

  2. Fun interview Kirby and Karen! I can attest that Karen likes juicers! I can also attest to the fact that she redecorates every room she visits in her mind...she'll even give you some good ideas! So much fun to get to meet Karen...even if she didn't get me to work out with her!!

  3. This is great! Kirby- I didn't realize you were behind the scenes on this blog!

  4. Karen, I re-decorate every room in my head, too! It's a sickness. Sometimes, my husband is talking to me and I'm like "this place needs new drapes" and he's like "what?". I just can't help it! The best workout is the one you actually do....well said. I have a nice bike and an elliptical machine in my basement...I'm out of the habit of using it as my blubber will attest. Maybe when I'm finished re-decorating it (not in my mind), I'll go back down there and be able to exercise instead of re-arranging furniture in my head! Great questions, Kirby!

  5. Another fun interview. I love that Karen said in her mind she redecorates every room she visits.

  6. Guess Karen and I are going to dinner, to heck with new shoes.

  7. Exactly how many citrus juicers do you have, Karen? Inquiring minds want to know. Any green is good with me, too.
    Good job, Kirby.

  8. I re-decorate every room in my mind too!!

  9. I love the favorite true!!!

  10. These are some great questions, let's see...Karen has a major interior design disorder, collects junk and old suitcases, loves wine and great food, and refers to her house as a 'mess.' Oh my goodness, I have a new BFF! (Although I have to forgive the part about exercising a bunch):)
    what a great interview!
    Leslie aka Gwen Moss