this week while my dad’s out of town i’m up in tennessee house sitting, dog sitting and watching my grandmother for him. i was a little worried when i got here because i didn’t think i was going to be able to connect to the internet. he must have changed the network key to his router since he wrote it down the last time, but after a trip to staples to purchase a cat5 cable that i can hook directly to the router i’m back in business.
dad’s house is in pigeon forge on a mountain top so i’ve got a great view while i’m here. i wish the trees had started to turn though. there’s nothing prettier than fall in the mountains of east tennessee.
i brought along some great reading materials…the new house beautiful and the new traditional home magazines. they will keep me busy in case i run out of blog to read. i’ve got a few blogs that i have been meaning to do some back reading on and haven’t had time so this will be the perfect opportunity.
i’m bad about flipping through new magazines before i sit down to actually read the articles. i did sneak a peak at the cover story of house beautiful “rooms you’ll never get tired of.” they are right, i don’t think i would get tired of this family room in california designed by michael s. smith. in the magazine this image covers almost 2 pages so you can really see the details well. the chandelier is very charming with the turquoise glass beads around the center. i also like the layered rugs.
i wouldn’t get tired of this kitchen either. it’s from the same california home.
and how inviting is the guest room!
well off to catch up on my favorite blogs. happy monday.