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Blog Crawl: My Life is an Open Book

 Yay! So excited to be included in Hello Splendor's Blog Crawl. Bloggers are by far the most creative & inspiring people I've ever met {online & offline}. I've been reading the ones that has posted so far. They are all amazing & intriguing at the same time. Thanks to One Sydney Road for passing the torch to me...check her story out, it's in sci-fi! So, my story goes like this....


The Author: doing my favorite past time, flea market shopping!

Me...restless soul, cafe au lait & beignet lover {french macaroons too!}, adores courtyards, ivy covered walls & a big fan of Al Fresco dining and as it cheesy as it sounds, a Matchbox Twenty & Rob Thomas.fan club member.











The Setting: mainly in Austin, the live music capital of the world where Austinites don't take their slogan "Keep Austin Weird" lightly

and where I lived before and constantly still visits, Beaumont...yes in Texas too, the origin of the first Oil Gusher.
The Characters: 

Jason, vodka & cigar lover, my biggest & strongest support...he's a dreamer too!

Noelle, my baby who is now 13! {Ugh...I'm old!}. She's a fashionista in the making. That's her just 2 days ago at the airport...she adore's her sparkly shoes!

 


Here they are...he's thinking teenagers think they're all that. She's thinking she's all that & more...

The Plot: Working 9-7 running & seeing patients at a Physical Therapy private practice. My weekends & vacations were filled with little trips to antique alleys, vintage shops & one-of-a-kind stores. 

The Twist: Five years into the practice, I started dreaming of opening a shop of my own to share unique finds. All was set for my departure from the practice when we had a partnership falling out. Looking for a storefront location was halted. Turns out to be a blessing in disguise as the retail gloom & doom became very real with changes in the economy. Fast forward two years & two other partners became active. Dreams of a storefront became an online venture, The Inglenook Decor. September 2009 marked my big move from Beaumont to Austin, working at a clinic to working from home, Physical Therapist to online retailer.

Coming soon....

A wedding at the end of the year.


 And a new website is in the works, not an e-commerce. It's on the back burner but working on it slowly but surely...stay tuned!


 Check out Haydee at Happenstance next! 

Have you read our decorating tip of the week? Visit our site at http://www.theinglenookdecor.com.
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