I’m feeling truly blessed. Despite all the challenges of single motherhood, I am doing really great. And this year was the first year of my life that I’ve travelled and have been to so many places. Cozumel, Mexico. Nassau, Bahamas. New York City. Keystone, Colorado (which I won on Mom Central). Yes, all four beautiful places visited in a span of only seven months this year I feel like a true jet-setter. 🙂
My two boys are doing great too and they’re both growing bigger. They’re happy and healthy. They’re both in school for special programs provided by the state and both of them are really benefiting from those too. Their minds are expanding and they’re learning new and fun things everyday.
So I’m counting my blessings. There’s so much to be thankful for. 🙂
Anyway, today I was inspired to read about some articles on home decorating. There’s this room in our house I’ve been wanting to set up as my home office for some time and this weekend, I am finally tackling this exciting home project.
Speaking of home decorating, I recently received a head’s up about HomeGoods StyleScope. HG StyleScope is a simple interactive tool created by Deborah Needleman, founding editor of Domino Magazine, that provides a customized style as well as helpful tips to put that style to use.
I took this fun, two-minute, ten simple question HG StyleScope Quiz to find out my own home decorating style and here’s my result: I’m a Bohemian Casual.
It said: Jocelyn, you are a Bohemian Casual
You are interested in creating a place where people feel relaxed. You have a variety of interests and influences and so appreciate different styles, cultures, and objects. Your home is cozy, with comfy chairs, throw pillows and places to set a drink or a book. But it also feels creative and visually intriguing, because you have an artist’s eye that allows you to find objects that appeal to you in a unique and personal way—whether from your travels or from a local shop. This gives your home a feeling of being laid-back, and maybe even a bit quirky with its mix of pieces—some of which are classic, some handmade, some ethnic, and some just rich in meaning to you.
You value comfort. Your home is a warm and open friendly place, and you feel happiest when everyone is cared for and relaxed in your space. Elements like pillows, throws, overstuffed furniture, and good lighting set the mood. You may also enjoy layering different fabrics or mixing patterns to create a cozy effect.
Wow, this quiz is really helpful. It didn’t only provide me with great ideas, tips and tricks for decorating my home, it also showed me my “Happy Home Colors”. So now that I know what I need as far as decorating my home office, I’m inspired to check out the HomeGoods store near where I live. I love shopping there! It’s one of my favorite stops whenever I’m at the mall. Next time I go to HomeGoods, I’ll be sure to check out the cool stuff they have to decorate my home office.
If you’re new to the brand, HomeGoods truly has something for everyone- at prices 20-60% less than department or specialty stores. They got tons of in-season top quality designer and brand name home fashions and accessories, including unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for every style and every room in your house. For me, there’s nothing better than to have a stylish home décor while saving money at the same time! At HomeGoods, it’s so easy to decorate in my style with my kind of budget.
For those of you who love stylish home décor but don’t know how to incorporate specific trends or styles into your own homes, why not take this fun and quick online HG StyleScope Quiz? Whether you’re a Bohemian Classic, Earthy Modern, Dramatic Eclectic, or like me, a Bohemian Casual– you’ll be glad you took this quiz! Even better, HomeGoods is offering a chance to win a weekly $5,000 shopping spree or a daily gift card giveaway to HomeGoods now through the end of September when you take the HG StylScope Quiz. So take a few minutes of your day and enter for a chance to win!
*And good news, Hip Mama’s Place readers! One of you will win a $50 giftcard to HomeGoods (US entrants only)!
To enter this contest, take the HG StyleScope Quiz (which takes two minutes at the most) to find out your own home decorating style. When you’re done taking the quiz, leave a comment on this post telling me what your style is (Bohemian Classic, etcetera). Please include your email address in your comment to contact you in case you win. This contest ends on September 29th, 2009 at 12MN, EST and is open to US addresses only. I will choose one (1) winner using Random.org and will be announced as a comment on this post.
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