01 September 2011

a new show n' tell series. / oh how i love september.


launching a new series for the new season...

the first day of september is loaded with potential. it always is. possibility is perched in those trees, she's waiting to tumble down with the leaves. the beginning of a new season, a birthday just twenty-four days away, the start of projects and crisp notebooks to fill, ladling steamy soup into big bowls with crusty bread for dipping, cozy sweaters back in rotation; september sets the mood up for me. and this one shall be no different. am praying hard for productivity and inspiration. there are still lots of unknowns ahead (am learning to accept unknowns as they are a way of life). but i do know one thing: there will be painting! we'll be house hopping a bit this month, so blogging we'll be very sporadic (i hope you'll be patient!). still, i've got a couple things on the horizon.

the big one // the house hunt is finally over. hip hip hooray! it's true, we are in the process of buying our first home. we are relieved and excited. indeed it has been a process, emphasis added. of course, i'm learning, most worthwhile things in life come with a few hoops to jump through. our home is cozy and suitable and just feels right as so many of you told me it would. dan's sweet grandma bernice would pat me on the hand (seeing how frustrated i was) and tell me that i would know when we found the right house. i trusted her, but doubted my instincts would kick in. she was right. someone told me when you find the right house (or husband!), you love it so much you don't mind compromising on its minor flaws. they become endearing. isn't that so true?! this home was built in the 1940s; and what it lacks in closet space it makes up for in charm! we feel so blessed. God always knows and always carves out a path.

a new blog series // i continue to look for fresh content to blog about and am especially thrilled when i can introduce an etsy shop, designer, or artisan to (you!) my readers. being a small business owner myself, i know how much word of mouth can boost sales! this upcoming new series, HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, will be dedicated to unique and awesome artwork (including but not limited to the kind you frame and hang on the walls) which will be going up in our new home. the posts will be scheduled here and there while we're on-the-move. i've handpicked a few fabulous sponsors (from all over the globe) whom i'll be featuring right here on martawrites, and, obviously, in our home! which means these talented folks create pieces that i really, truly love. we are big believers in the william morris quote, have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. 

cheers to september and all the good we shall scoop out of it, jack-o-lantern style. p.s. that darling floral print (pictured) is actually the wallpaper in my mother-in-law's laundry room!!

interested in having your work featured in our home? please email me directly.

22 comments:

Amanda Greer said...

So excited! I can't wait to see the first post in the series! And I love the picture!

Susan said...

Congratulations on finding your new home! No doubt you will create a beautiful refuge where your family will thrive and grow in love. I look forward to your new series, as well as learning more about your new home. Your family photos are so joyful to see. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Susan

Katie said...

that just made my day! I am so excited for this new series!

Hil said...

I'm so excited for your new home! Can't wait to hear all about it. Also what a fun series coming up. I can't wait.

Amy said...

congrats on finding a house! And yes, God does carve out a path, when we finally found our home, the second I saw the pictures online I knew, and when I walked through it the first time it just confirmed that it was the house for us, it was kind of amazing :)

I love older homes, yours probably is charming, I hope you will share pictures. Older homes have so much more character and history. (Mine was built in 1917)

Cassie said...

What an amazing series to look forward to for the new season. I wish you all the very best of luck with your new home projects too and think of all the lovely holidays you will be settled in for!
xx

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Yay! How exciting {and what a relief!} to have finally found the home you've been waiting for. Congratulations!

Looking forward to the new series.

Lady Day said...

Happy September Marta! Congratulations on the new house and I'm looking forward to your new series. Hip Hip!

Tiffany said...

What great news! Congrats - I can't wait to see what you do with your new place.

jen byard said...

Old homes are the best! Every old home I've lived in has had so many unique things to discover. Enjoy moving in, and making it just right :)

ashley maureen said...

our house totally lacks closet space and makes up for it in charm, too! welcome to the club :)

Cat said...

Great news! I can't wait to see more... will you do spme nefore and after pics? Doesn't every house lack in closet space?

{amy k.} said...

yay for september! yay for a new home! and yay for a new blog series!

and i completely agree that it seems the things that are really worth it in life come with a few hoops before them. but the Lord will always carve us a path... so true!

Meg & Devin said...

Congratulations on your new home! What exciting things lie ahead for you and your family. I am an avid reader of your blog and a huge smile came to my face when I read this today. Warmest wishes in your new adventures!

Piper said...

ooh, great idea for a new series! great way to showcase cool art & designers. happy september to you :)

Nessa said...

Congrats on finding a place to call and feel home. Happy September Marta.

Pink Panda said...

Congrats on your new home!!! Home you enjoy it and make many Marta memories!

Ashley @ LML said...

Oh how wonderful! We just bought our first home as well, and after several years of renting we couldn't be more proud. Congratulations!

JJB said...

Yay for settling into a new home! Can't wait to see how you make it yours. Hopefully we're just a few months behind you on the house hunt!

Nicole said...

Yippee! Congratulations on finding your new home! Can't wait to see what you do with it. I wish I had a super fabulous shop with artwork to share. Looking forward to this new series!!

Louisejoyb said...

Congratulations on the new home; I adore September, can't wait to see what it brings!

Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

Amanda said...

Wow -- what exciting things you have going on in your life right now! Extremely happy for your family that you found a house and that the headache of moving is almost over!

Can't wait for the new series too! You always find the best things. :)

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