Happy Tuesday! I just wanted to pop in to share a few extra photos of Emmy’s room today. However, I came across a blog post yesterday that got me to thinking about comments on blogs, so I wanted to ask your opinion. But first, the photos!
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about her dresser, we’ve changed the rotation of the bed in her space to allow for much more play room. The canopy is going to stay put so that she has a cozy little nook under it. Actually, she’s petite enough that she’s been sleeping the wide way on the bed now that it’s like this and she loves it!
You might notice another change- the canopy panels! We originally had aqua panels that were handed down from a friend, but we found these fabulous black tassel panels on clearance from Pier1. (They are still available here! Not an affiliate link, just wanted to pass along!) I had every intention to DIY some black tasseled panels, but for about $25 per panel with shipping…. the cost was about the same with so much less effort.
Before I go on, here’s a refresher of where we were (as of Christmas 2013).
I had previously thought the bed would be too long and would block her nook (where the dollhouse currently sits), but I was so wrong. I don’t know what I was measuring with that day. Or what I was drinking. But one day I just asked Chris to help me move it so I could see if it would work, and low and behold it did!
We’ve also been adding some new touches to the bed. Emmy needed new sheets and I found these awesome black mini swiss cross sheets at Target and loved them.
Under the canopy is a great little space for her to just relax, and it’s a great cozy place to sleep.
We still have many more changes to make, and her settee will soon be back from being slipcovered (it will go next to the bed, with a side table serving as a side table for the settee as well as a nightstand for the bed); but I wanted to show you where we are at right now, and also what a difference the bed makes in this position. With the settee, her hanging chair, and her bed against the wall, she will have lots of places to curl up and read, or have all of her girlfriends over for some girl talk when she’s a little older. 😉
For the lack of a more appropriate transition, I am just going to “sooooo” my way into this one. So, yesterday I came across a very interesting post about turning comments off on a blog. Last October, Bethany at Love Grows Design shared her thoughts on why she was turning her comments off. I read every word yesterday and have to say it totally made sense to me. Her post really got me to thinking about comments in general.
In these days it’s so much easier to comment on facebook or instagram than it is to comment on a blog, especially from mobile devices, so what if the conversation moved there?
Do those of you who leave a comment feel obligated to do so? (I never want you to feel like that!). Additionally, if you do leave comments, is it a huge turn off if the blogger doesn’t reply? I am considering possibly turning comments here off, or just cutting out the replies I make to each comment unless it’s a specific question.
I am interested to see what you, dear readers, think about this idea of turning comments off. I am always available via email, or you can find me on facebook or instagram as well. Would it be so much more simplified if I removed this one venue for comments?
This thought was totally new to me yesterday, but really appealing for many reasons. I want to hear what YOU think! So, ironically, I am asking for your comments below. 🙂
Have a great day!