Monday, September 16, 2013

a new name and an update

A while back I changed my blog name from “Fireside Studios” to “Emily M. Gish”.  I wanted visitors to remember me with a easy recognizable name that simple is just “ME”.  There is no confusion on what my blog is named or what visitors remember, it’s simply just my name.

With a new name change I wanted my blog to have a more simpler look.  Right NOW I’m very much into neutral colors with a splash of sparkle.  I say that “now” because I could possibly have a totally different idea of what I want next year.

I did need to update the blog.  I wanted it to be easy to find me in the social media world.  I recently started a Facebook page and opened a Twitter account.  Not a whole lot of stuff is happening on my end with those pages.  But I am on Pinterest and Instagram several times a day.  So come follow me on one or on all four.  I would love it if you did!

My most important thing I updated was that I added a custom designed “Pin It” button to all of my pictures.  Move your cursor to the the top right hand portion of any picture and it will allow you to pin to your Pinterest account.  This is nothing new I know.  I just love it when sites have this!  It makes saving what you want to save that much easier.

If you were wondering where my blog design came from, it can be found here.  The designer I worked with was wonderful and answered all of my questions.  I would definitely use them again!

On to things I’m working on right now….

I took down my gallery wall.  You can see it here.  Along the same lines as my blog design, I want a more simpler look.  So right now it looks like this.


Pretty sad I know.  I haven’t taken down all the screws yet from the shelves, I MIGHT change my mind.  But I think I need a change.  We brought up this old bottom half of a book shelf that will act as a entry table.


As you can see the top is marked up from having a TV on it.  It needs more than a fresh coat of paint.  What it needs is for it to be sanded down and sprayed a new coat of paint.  Also…


It’s missing the trim molding on the left door.  I wouldn’t think it would be to hard replace.?  Hopefully it’s something that can be picked up at a hardware store, cut, and glued on.  Let’s cross our fingers on that one!

This cabinet and definitely the wall behind will need work – patching holes and totally repainting the wall…


I posted this picture on Instagram today.  Weird?  Yes!  But I’m excited that my handy husband brought this home for me!  Yes, my husband doesn’t bring me flowers he brings me spackling.  Weird again?  Yes, I know!  Not only will I patch the holes with this but also I want to make a painting…


I want to make a painting out of this 3’ x 3’ wood sheet that will hang above our sofa.  This was a project from years ago that I lost interest in and never completed.  It sat in our basement until now.  I plan on using the spackling to give it some texture.  I would like to paint an abstract of a horizon line using this paint…


I’ve never brought Martha’s paint before and I’ve never worked with metallic paint either.  I’m excited to give them both a try.

Finally, yes there is an end…


I bought this fabric from here and it came super quick this week.  I’m going to try my hand at sewing a pillow!  I’ve sown a few things but never a pillow.  Oddly enough my oldest daughter is in a home economic class right now, and they are sewing a pillow.  I guess I can always ask my 11 year old daughter if I’m “doing it right”. 

Thanks for hanging in there and reading about my rambling.

I’ve got some work ahead of myself!

Of course I’ll keep you posted on all this!

Thanks for stopping!

Bye for now.

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