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Thursday, January 10, 2013

A New Year Brings New Adventures

Well, if you follow me on instagram (carmel_ourfifthhouse) then you already know I was struck down by the flu.  Oh. my. word.  It literally hit me like a ton of bricks from out of nowhere.  Thankfully I got my hands on some Tamiflu and am already starting to feel a little better.  I'm out of bed for the first time in two days, so I feel like I've got a new lease on life even if I'm not quite 100% yet.  What a way to ring in a new year!

I am excited to share some good news that this new year has brought.  Beckie from Infarrantly  Creative asked me to join her team of contributing writers!  I was so thrilled and honored!  Today is my first post over there.

Here's a sneak peek.  It's a new addition to my boy's room.

Can you figure out what it is?  Head on over to find out!


  1. That lego lamp is pretty cool. Is that it? I'm a new reader, so I don't know what all you already have done! Sorry you have the flu. What a bummer!!

  2. Glad you are on the mend! Congrats, you will be an amazing addition!

  3. Oh, I am so happy you are feeling better. That lamp is darling and congratulations. I am so proud of you on your new venture as a contributor.

  4. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I am so afraid we are going to get it next. It's such a bad flu year! Adorable lego lamp! My son would love that!

  5. congrats on the new gig! the lamp is awesome!

  6. Cutest lamp I have seen for a little boy's room. I bet he loves it. Glad you are feeling better. Do you need me to bring soup?

    1. Thanks Janette - you're so sweet to ask, but my hub has been doing a great job of taking care of me.

  7. Love your blog post over at "It's Overflowing"! Thank you for sharing your inspiring ideas. I am now happily a new follower!

  8. What a fun idea! I love the lego lamp. You're whole house is just beautiful. Hope you don't mind that I included a picture of your living room with a link on a blog post I just wrote.

    Feel better soon!

  9. Congratulations on the exciting news Carmel!!! You are so talented so it comes as no surprise! :-)

  10. So sorry to hear you got the nasty flu!!! Take care. I just came from Aimee's and love you house tour!!! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Found you at it's overflowing and I LOVE you already :-) Happy to be a new follower!!
    Amanda @ Dixie Delights

  12. I saw your home featured at Aimee's blog and I had to follow your blog to see what you will be up to in 2013!! Feel better soon!


  13. That cute lamp!!! LOVE it. Seriously where do you come up with stuff?? You're too good.

  14. You have a awesome blog so I can see why Infarrantly Creative would want you


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