TDC gives me anxiety

Anyone ever heard of a little blog called…

Ya, I already knew you know her. Who doesn’t know her? She’s like, the hottest blog in town.

Trust me, with almost 6,500 “google friends” (compared to my 600+), I’m pretty sure everyone knows Sarah.

I’m not here to convince you how amazing her blog is. It speaks for itself.

What I am gonna do is to show you why I get serious fits of anxiety whenever I stalk read her blog.

There’s one word that throws me into a fit of heart-racing, cold-sweating panic like no other.


Here is Sarah’s most recent family room picture:


Beautiful, right?!

I love the way she decorates. LURVE it. With a big fat capital LURVE.

But what I love even more than her accessories and amazing sense of style…


I love the moulding.

There’s a reason she has almost 6,500 “google friends”. I mean, come on! Just look at her house!


Now, yes, she does give me anxiety. Like as in, I-think-I-may-be-going-through-“the change” level of anxiety. But not all anxiety is bad. Mine is the good kind, though still as annoying as the bad kind.

It’s good anxiety because when I see Sarah’s house, my heart jumps out of my chest and yells at me,

“You can do this! You can totally hang moulding. THIS is something that you can copy-eeeeee!”


I love Sarah’s blog because she has such amazing ideas that I know I can replicate. It’s all I can do to keep myself from jumping up and racing to Home Depot to purchase moulding and paint.

Eventually I will have this moulding in my house.

Unforch I have to prioritize my projects (dang time constraints and cash flow, or lack thereof!). Unforch I can’t hang moulding at the moment because I should probably finish unpacking and taking care of other things first.

BUT, and a big fat BUT!, I WILL copy Sarah eventually and I WILL get molding hung up in my family room.

Her fireplace also makes my heart pitter-pat.


We have similar fireplaces in our family rooms, and trust me when I say I literally canNOT wait to get my hands on some moulding for above my fireplace.


Seriously, why can’t all my other crap just be done already so I can get busy on the moulding?!!

Moulding is one of the cheapest easiest ways to turn your home from boring to FAB. It’s so easy to install (just some nails and a level! Oh, and a saw.) and can transform a room in only a short amount of time and a few greenbacks.

Here’s my living room at the moment (Well, this was like a week ago, so it’s a tiny bit more “finished” but not really).


So boring. The gumball machine IS NOT staying there. FYI. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep my Rodney White print above the fireplace for awhile though.

Instead of me trying to describe what I want to do, here’s a picture instead.


Basically I’m going to copy Thrifty Decor Chick as much as possible, and then for the rest of the room I’m going to decorate based on how I think Thrifty Decor Chick would actually decorate the room. (I have no problem admitting that most of my inspiration comes from other bloggers!)

And in case I haven’t mentioned it enough yet, go check out Mrs. Thrifty Decor Chick herself by clicking on the link below.


My goal in life is to be as awesome and successful at home decorating as Sarah.

If I reach 6,500 Google Friends, I’ll know I’ve made it. Hell, I’ll be pretty flippin’ thrilled with 1,000. But 6,500 would just rock.

(I’m actually thrilled that there are
600 peeps out there who actually want to read what I have to say! I always wondered if my constant chattering would eventually pay off. For all the teachers who scolded me for talking non.stop. (all of them), ppfft.)

PS If you haven’t added me as a friend yet on Google Friend Connect… pretty please?!

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  1. tangled zen says:

    I guess I live under a rock – I have never heard of TDC before – but thanks for the link. Can’t wait to see how your projects turn out. I have a long standing love affair with molding but it just doesn’t make sense in our current home (maybe some day…..)

  2. I’ve wanted to ask a lot of bloggers this a lot of times, so I’m finally going to ask you… I’ve been blogging for 3 years, but on wordpress. What is the purpose of Google connect?

  3. My mother in law said this to me tonight:

    “I told my friends about your blog. I said, ‘She loves to talk and she loves her life so she just talks and talks about her life!'”

    I think she meant it as a compliment?? So you aren’t the only one who never stops talking!


  4. I love TDC! She is awesome…have you watched her tutorials on doing molding? She’s so cute! Love the idea of all the molding in your space… it! :mrgreen:

  5. Ack! You are cracking me UP!! I freakin’ love you! You can SO do this — swear. Your room is screaming out for it (do you hear it? I do.) It will look fantastic with that paint color!
    Let me know when you do it!

  6. I LOVE Sarah’s blog too! I even stalk her from work!!

    Though, I stalk you too…just so you know! 🙂

  7. My goal, much to my husband’s dismay, is to have molding (or is it moulding) up in every room of our home. I LOVE it!!

  8. ok… I am NOW Following you! I’ve stalked your blog for awhile now, but now I want to be your friend! 🙂 (BTW- I stalk Thrifty Decor chick too)

  9. You go girl!!! You’ll have it looking awesome in no time.

  10. Ha! Sounds like you have a plan! I’d go with it. Moulding is definitely a keeper!

    I’m having a Target giveaway on my blog. Love if you could stop by!
    And. I’m having a link party on Friday. I’d be so happy, nay, HONORED if you would join!

  11. Just go for it! I often put off things that are a bit new and after am SOOOO glad I learned how to do it and am so in love with the results that I wished I’d done it sooner! It’ll look great! Love TDC too.

  12. I have been following you in google reader as with TDC!!! NOW, I am a google friend!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE both of you!!!!

  13. Yeah I know that crazy decor chick. I love her moulding too but it would totally not work in my house.
    But you go for it! For the both of us…

  14. I found your blog on Met Monday, I love your post – I can totally relate! Anxiety can be a good thing! I am new to blogging and love your blog. I am now a follower!!

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