Sunday, March 15, 2009

Open House: A Change of Scenery

"A trip is what you take
when you can't take any more of what you've been taking."
—Adeline Ainsworth

When you just need a change of scenery, you stay home and redecorate!
Or you visit Open Houses.
I'm receiving guests here at TravelinOma's and I'm dying to meet you all.

While you're here, check out my blog's new accessories: new pictures on the wall, new quotes on the shelves, new ideas in the mill. It's my version of spring cleaning. I offered refreshments earlier, (sorry you didn't get here in time) but you're very welcome to walk through Travelin'Oma's open house, anyway.

And please leave a comment in the comment box.
You just might win a prize!
(Drop in your comment before
Midnight Wednesday April 18th.)

Thanks for visiting!
I love meeting folks who live on the other side of my computer!


diane said...

I love the new look and your limeade is refreshing. I also had some cookies. Thank you!

You have a retro fashion blog.

Bev said...

I visit you almost every day, just to see what great things you're doing. I wish I'd made better choices so I could be writing the kinds of wonderful things you are to share with everyone. Ah, yes, regrets abound, but I enjoy visiting your world.

Diane Linford said...

You are an inspiration. I love your reflections as well as the challenges. Your Oma storybook is a wonderful idea and great legacy. I'm glad I happened to travel by your blog - now I stop by regularly.

Kay Dennison said...

Lookin' great!!!!! Been trying to get time to get mine all gussied up, too. Hopefully, it will happen soon.

Christie said...

LOVE that picture of you from way back when. I'll eat my own refreshments here since you didn't save me any...I'm a trooper that way.

gab said...

Geez, Mom! This looks like it took hours! (wink, wink, giggle) You always were the makeover queen!

Liz said...

I honestly can't remember how I got here....but I'm glad I did! I love your idea of creating story books about your life for your grandkids.

Polly said...

I love the new pictures and the way you've tied it all together with your words! It's perfect! Thanks for the invite for was just the thing I needed!

Michelle said...

Ooh, it's all so lovely. Thanks for the invite!

Beck said...

I love what you've done with the place - it looks very chic!

I, too, wish I was as creative as you (and heck, let's just admit it, as well traveled as you!), but I'm still working on it. You are an inspiration and I'm glad I crossed paths with your wisdom (via my sis-in-law, Tina).

Thanks for all the great ideas, quotes and travel helps!

gramakas said...

Beautiful! Inspiring! Insightful! Just like you in person!

Anonymous said...

I was at your class at women's conference, and you taught me what a blog is! I have loved stopping by here ever since. Thanks for the inspiration! Some day I'll get brave enough to try my own.

Jenibelle said...

Everything you write makes me wish I was more. More genteel, more patient, more fun, more appreciative, more, more, I want to be more!
Good thing there are people like you in the world who inspire people like me.

M. Halverson said...

Hey Marty,
I get around to reading your blog on occasion and it fills me in on what your spread out family is up to. I am amazed at all the great graphics you come up with and your gift of gab. Keep it up. I tried the blog thing a couple of times but every time I try to update it I get to many ideas running through my head. I am the one line face book type of guy. I do have thousands of pictures I would like to share and talk about some day.

Keri(th) said...

I love the new sidebar, especially the gorgeous picture of our tour guide! Thanks for the mad writing skills that you share with your readers. Your questions are thought provoking and your stories are inspirational.