I'm it

I've been tagged by the lovely Rambling Renovators with 5 questions! Here goes....

1. What inspired you to blog? What is your favourite blog?

As I mentioned a few posts ago, friends encouraged me to start a blog years ago, but I'm lazy and just got around to starting Just Over The River last year. For me- I blog to have a record of our house projects, use as an inspiration platform and discussion for future diy and decorating projects and to offer up a bit of a creative outlet.

My favorite blog would have to be Design*Sponge. It provides a constant source of inspiration.

2. If there was a fire in your house, and you only had time to grab 4 things (excluding your family!), what would they be?

I picked a little more than 4 items...this was hard!
  • Documents (house things and wallet): If I just dealt with a fire the last thing I want to do is trying to figure out how to get replacement paperwork, credit cards and license.
  • Picture album from my childhood
  • Grandmother's ski pin collection
  • A few of my great-grandmother's doilies
  • My first Steiff bear, Dorma
3. If you could live somewhere else in the world, where would it be?Why?

I've thought of this one since my high school days. I'd live on Lisa Island. This island would have mountains for skiing but also waves for surfing. Temperatures would be mild off of the mountain (no 100 degree days). I would also settle for Switzerland.

4. If money were no object, what would your dream house look like?

It would be a simple modern cabin in the woods with amazing views.

5. Name something you wish you had more time for.

I really enjoy making things. Having more time to create for my self and friends would be a dream. I'd also love to have some time to take horse back riding lessons and restore an Airstream trailer.


I'm going to use some of the similar "rules" as Rambling Renovators:


a) Post your answer to the 5 questions on your blog.
b) Ask 5 questions (can be your own or some repeats).
c) Tag a few other bloggers.
d) After you post your answers, come back and comment with a link to your post.

Questions (I'm using some repeats!)-
1. What was your inspiration to first start blogging?
2. If there was a fire in your house, and you only had time to grab 4 things (excluding your family), what would they be?
3. If you were "forced" to take on another residence would it be a houseboat, a farm estate, a city apartment, a seaside home, or a one room cabin in the woods?
4. If money was no object, what would be the next house or decor project that you would tackle be and describe!
5. Name something you wish you had more time for.

I'm tagging:
Eva at the fourth door
Elizabeth at Peacock Feathers
Sara at Russet Street Reno
the lovely Holyoke Home
Laurendy at Laurendy Home

Have fun!


  1. I've never heard of Lisa Island? Now I'm intrigued!


  2. passed the tag along - http://laurendyhome.blogspot.com/2010/07/im-it.html

  3. @ Kelly = Lisa Island is rad. Also it includes garden gnomes to do your work, trees that grow grilled cheese sandwiches, and free internet.

    @ Laurendy = Thanks for participating!!

  4. Ohh thanks for the tag! Lisa island sounds fantastic!

  5. Oooh! So nice of you! My posts for the rest of the week are already scheduled, but now I have a post idea for next week! Thank you so much.

    You called me lovely. I think you're lovely too.

  6. is this some new island called the lisa island, looks a cool enough place to visit - its great

  7. Eva's answers are up at the fourth door: http://thefourthdoor.blogspot.com/2010/07/last-week-lisa-of.html