Friday, May 22, 2009

IN HER SHOES: Blueprint Bliss

You’ve heard me say it before, but I have to say it again. I think I was meant to live in the south. I love those beautiful houses with their wrap around porches, monograms, and all that wonderful southern hospitality!

Another reason for my desire to be a Southern belle and all the reasons that I keep showing my husband houses in Alabama is due to all the wonderful bloggers from that region. You already learned about my love for Marianne, but I have all sorts of love for another AL blogger know as Brooke from Blueprint Bliss!


Ms. Brooke is sweet as can be and has an amazing sense of style that keeps me coming back for more and more and more. (you get the idea) She blogs about all her favorites in the interior design world and works as a commercial interior designer along with doing jobs in her very own home as well.

So sit back, relax and enjoy I day in the life of Brooke:

5 am- My day always starts off at this time and in these shoes...


6:15 am- Arrive home from my run and start getting ready for work. In the meantime, I fold a load of clothes and check a few emails. I take a few minutes to read a devotional in Streams in the desert.


7:15 am- Out the front door with a banana and cup of coffee in hand.

7:35 am- Arrive at the office (I work for an Architecture firm) and into my cubicle (glamorous, I know). I spend a few minutes checking emails, drinking coffee, talking to coworkers. Disclaimer- I am usually not this messy. I am what my husband calls a bit OCD. But when I am busy at work- my desk ends up looking like this…..



8:00 am- Staff Meeting to discuss all that is going on this week.

9:30 am- Meeting with an electrical engineer to discuss a current project I am working on.

11:30 am- A quick run to Target to pick up a few things, then finish off a lean cuisine at my desk while catching up on my daily blog reads. This is when I usually figure out what I am going to blog about for the next day….

1:15 pm- Leave the office to head to a meeting. Pick up marble/stone samples on my way. And also a quick stop for a large diet coke from McDonald’s (FYI- I don’t like McD’s… just their DC’s!)


2:00-4:00 pm- Presentation to client to show floor plans, finish selections, lighting plans, etc.

Project: Senior Center


4:15 pm- Back at the office. Catch up on emails, return missed calls, etc.

5:40 pm- Leave the office and head home. Call my mom for our daily chat and we talk until I pull in my driveway.

6 pm- Arrive home. Nice to be home from another long day at work. The husband pulls up (this is early for him) and we have happy hour in the front yard with our neighbors while the dogs run around and play. A good way to unwind from the day.

6:25- 6:55 pm- In the kitchen preparing dinner… roast (which cooked all day- so nice to come home to the main dish ready to serve), mashed potatoes, and green beans. I have something to go to tomorrow night- so I mix up some chocolate chip cookies and put some in the oven.

7:00 pm- Dinner with the husband. Catch up on what all went on today.

7:30- Finish dinner and clean up the kitchen


8:00 pm- Downtime for both of us- reading magazines, watching tv, playing on the internet….

9:00 pm- Lights out.

My day was spent in these shoes….


That’s a typical day in my life. Hope you enjoyed a peek into my world!


A big thanks to Brooke for joining in on the fun! She was a bit afraid that her day was too boring, but I loved every second of it. I also now think that I wake up way to late! Must start to get up early with Brooke! I also must know where Brooke got those gold flats, because they need to come home with me!

Hope you all have a lovely Memorial day weekend. I wish I had something super fun going on this weekend, but I don’t. Totally low key weekend, but should be fun anyway!



Blogger Susie (So Blessed) said...

Thanks for the glimpse into the life of my daughter...her schedule makes me tired. I don't believe I was nearly that energetic or productive even when I was her age!

I now read all of Brooke's friends' blogs and I enjoy these Friday posts that you do...I am beginning to feel as though I "know" all of you girls and I think it is marvelous that the world of blogging has brought about these friendships.

Have a great weekend!

May 22, 2009 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

First off... love the sandals. I have been eyeing a pair of those for myself! And it's true, McDonald's DOES have the best Diet Coke! Yum! Fun day!

May 22, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger GracefulElegance said...

Reading days like this make me want to get up off my a&& and excersize, get up early and be more productive. Great post!!!

May 22, 2009 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love this series and hope you keep them coming... I too wish I lived in the south and was a southern belle, living in Illinois isn't as exciting as it used to be and a change is always a good thing.

May 22, 2009 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh, she is so cute! Love the gold sandals! And her kitchen is just the most adorable thing even. Makes me want to leave work and go clean mine right now! Have a wonderful weekend!

May 22, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

I must say, if i go to McDs, its for the diet coke! but i love this, and I love Brooke's blog! and Cam, this series is great! keep it up!!!

and he cubicle is spotless compared to mine!!! we're moving offices next week, so its mayhem!!

May 22, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

What a great day, but 5am oh my gosh so early! I guess I need to start going to bed earlier :)

I love Brooke and her blog and I'm with you Camila living in the South seems so great!

PS- I think the shoes are Steve Madden Sanfrann Gold Sandals but I could be wrong. And yes I have a shopping problem :)

Happy long weekend!!

May 22, 2009 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Thank y'all for all of the comments! Too sweet.

The sandals are a knock off of the Steve Madden ones. I found them at TJ Maxx a couple of weeks ago for $15. And I am scared that I am going to need another pair because I may wear these out. The brand is Fahrenheit, if that helps!

xo- Brooke

May 22, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

Love the by-the-clock glimpse into her day. And I do love those gold sandals too!!

May 22, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

wow, running at 5am?! i am seriously and impressed.

May 22, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a cute blog you have! I'll definitely be back. And thanks for introducing me to other AL bloggers. I'm in B'ham and am also a decorating blogger. Cheers!

May 22, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

After a full day, I am happy to hear you have a low key weekend! Love these "in her shoes" posts! :)

May 22, 2009 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Hi Camila,

Great choice picking Brooke. She is such a wonderful friend and designer. I think everyone who knows her is in awe of how much she accomplishes every day. I know when I go to her blog I will always find something pleasing to the eyes! Have a great weekend!

May 22, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Slices of Beauty... said...

Insightful, lovely!
Love that you do devotional reading.

May 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I have LOVED this series!

you really do need to move to Birmingham -- we'd love to have you!

May 26, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

my goodness so productive!!! yeah brooke!!

also, happy hour with the neighbors & dogs sounds like so much fun!!!


May 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger paula said...

I just love Brooke! She is just wonderful. Loved this post and those shoes.

May 27, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger No.35style said...

i loved her kitchen project!

June 2, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

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