Mirror Mirror

Mirror, Mirror on the wall who knows the coolest bloggers of them all?  I do!

I wanted to say a huge thank you to those that left comments on my last post.  Everyone had interesting insights that I thoroughly appreciated and can completely relate to.

A few things I noticed:

  • None of these bloggers overly share with “real life” people about their blog.  It’s a creative outlet that they never want to make their family and friends feel obligated to read.  I totally agree!
  • You should check them out.  They all have genuine, funny and generous qualities that shine through in their blogs.  None of them come off like they are trying to be “experts” about anything or that they take any of this too seriously.  That’s why they are some of my favorites!
  • We all could be a little less shy.  All these gals are AMAZING!  Every time one of them would comment, I would think “Really? They are totally awesome and should be sharing their blogs with the people they know”.  And so maybe I shouldn’t sweat it as much either.  In the end, if it comes up naturally (which it just doesn’t very often), I’ll put it out there.  Otherwise… I’ll leave the sharing about this blog to Tyson.

Anyhoo… I originally titled this post “Mirror, Mirror” for another reason.  Last weekend, we installed a mirror in Tessa’s room that is fit for a queen!  The new piece helped take her desk from this…

… to this.

Peeking back at the “before” picture really captures how much we are transitioning from young girl to young adult?  *sigh*

Tess and I had the same vision in mind for a mirror to go above her desk.  We wanted an oval style with feminine details. I was able to find this one at Home Goods for $40.  Love!

As for the desk itself, we added some additional storage.

I purchased a small tray from Target’s dollar section for homework supplies.

I also picked up two boxes from their dollar section that holds jewelry and hair accessories.

It was Tessa’s idea to stagger them on the shelf and add her decorative flowers.  I think it’s well staged.

The second shelf will store her flute and music for the upcoming school year.  Nice and compact!

Lastly, I reused a box for her school papers and supplies.  I’m wanting the kids to clean out their backpacks every Friday and store their graded paperwork.  I can’t get over how heavy their backpacks are!  I’m hoping this will help.

Eventually, we will replace the lamp with something a little more modern.

And I picked up some new fabric to change out on the desk chair.  I found it this week along with window coverings that I can’t wait to share!

So there you have it… a place to do homework and to primp.  Hopefully more of the former will take place for awhile.

Again, thank you to everyone that left comments on how you share your blog with others. This most definitely isn’t a closed discussion, so if you have additional thoughts, I’d always love to hear them.

And don’t forget to check out the bloggers that commented.  I truly think you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.

What about you?  Do you have a favorite blog that I need to check out?  Is there someone that you look forward to reading because they are both creative and genuine?  Feel free to toot their horn here.


  1. Makaila says:

    you are too sweet my dear! you know, your last post was the first time that I have subscribed to the comments (I just had never thought to do it) and it was neat to read all the thoughts on the topic and your responses.. it’s nice to hear how other women feel about blogging and their blogs.

    the read I look forward to always is Lacie at Leather & Lace. She is a straight shooter, says things I think but don’t say, and is HILARIOUS! Her last post is here: http://leatherandlace-lg.blogspot.com/2012/07/dear-gemma.html and it is a GEM. Just like her little new baby Gemma.

    Your little girl looks like she got a big girl room transformation!! It is lovely!

    • Storypiece says:

      I loved the comments and thank you again for being a part of them! I think it is my new favorite post because of the interesting feedback I got. It was like opening a treasure box! And thanks for the recommendation… I’m looking forward to checking out Leather & Lace.

  2. Alex @ northofseven says:

    WOW WOW WOW! I love it! When I was a teen I begged my Dad for dark burgundy walls when I went through a total Depeche Mode meets Leopard print Anne Rice phase. He refused. So I plastered the walls with magazine covers instead. Her room is amazing! I am not a fan of purple (we share the same purple issues) but that is a kick ass shade and a kick ass room. The mirror is wicked and the chair cover! Are you kidding me? Now I really feel bad for not following through on my NY’s resolution to learn to sew anything yet. Love the fabric!

    • Storypiece says:

      DEPECHE MODE!!! They were my favorite band back in high school and my biggest regret is not seeing them in concert when I had the chance. I have a whole story about my room growing up that I need to share some time. Let’s just say my rebellion went beyond plastering the walls with magazine covers. I’m not proud. But I do think it’s one of the reasons I like seeing my kiddos express themselves in their decor.

      PS. The year’s not over so that resolution still stands. 🙂 I’m going to do a “how-to” on the chair… it’s SUPER easy!

  3. Stacey says:

    The white mirror looks amazing against the deep purple! Good choice cool mama. (surely that’s what Tessa calls you, right — cool mama!)
    And I’ll by not-so-patiently waiting to see the fabric you put on the chair. I have a feeling it’s going to rock! It’s all coming together beautifully… and definitely fit for a young adult.

    • Stacey says:

      Okay… I just read Alex’s comment and now I’m confused about what I read. Is this the new fabric… or are you revealing the new when you reveal the curtains? I can be dense, you know. 🙂

      • Storypiece says:

        I have new fabric that we just purchased that I’ll be adding to the chair this weekend. I love the current gray fabric that is on there, but the oranges and reds are out of place now. So sad!

        • Stacey says:

          Okay, that’s what I thought. Then back to my original comment…. I CANT WAIT! The mirror just looks white in the pix but off white is probably even better.
          HA HA HA HA! “trying to make the room look good”. HILARIOUS! Really Danielle, you must get with it then! Come on! 🙂

    • Storypiece says:

      True confessions: The mirror is a bit off white and I literally thought 1)”Is this going to drive me crazy?” and 2)”I wonder if Stacey will notice and will it drive her crazy?” But now that it’s in the room, I’m liking it. There are a few pieces around the space that are slightly off and it all works together. YAY!

      As for the cool mama title… I made a suggestion this week and i heard, “Mom. I’m trying to make the room look good.” So. Was. I. Ha… It was so funny!!

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