I Want Your Input, Please!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a fantastic holiday season. As luck would have it, I started feeling lousy on Christmas Eve and couldn’t even get out of bed until December 27th. Although I was able to make our New Year’s trip out to the mountains, I had to forgo skiing or much of anything else. I’m still not feeling 100%, but I’m slowing working on projects that I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks. I’m also catching up on updating the Project Gallery and a few other blog housekeeping tasks I’ve fallen behind on. My goal is to make it super easy for you to find past projects, tutorials and information on decorating, organizing, DIY and more.

Satori Design for Living | Project Gallery

Not feeling well over the holidays reiterated how important it is to appreciate the simple things we often take for granted. Of course my family is always on the forefront of my mind, but do I let them know that on a daily basis? Perhaps not, and that’s going to change! Is the work I do truly meaningful? I feel it is, but there’s always room for improvement. The purpose of this blog has always been to inspire you to create a home where you feel nurtured, peaceful, uplifted and most like yourself- your sanctuary. This year I want to continue on that path, making it more about YOU.

That’s where your feedback and input comes in. I’d love to know what you’d like to see more of on the blog this year i.e which posts inspire you the most? Organizing? Decorating? DIY? Recipes? Outdoor and Gardening?  Something else? (You can be specific or general.)

As well, is there anything about the blog you find difficult? Navigating? Posting comments? Pinning images? Sharing posts? Something else?

And, finally, are there any additional services you would like to see offered? What do you struggle with when it comes to your home?

I welcome and appreciate your feedback.

Thank you!


  1. Thrift shop or salvage makeovers are probably my favorite projects. So glad to hear, and I will definitely be bringing more of those to the blog in the coming months. Thanks for being such a dedicated reader the past couple of years! I appreciate your comments and feedback :)

    1. Interior design, decorating and decor are the heart of the blog and I will continue to share those posts. So glad to have found your blog- great inspiration for design!

  2. Hello Shauna, I like everything here the way it is. You’ve got a little of this and that and it’s just the right amount too. Sorry I’m no help!

    1. Your feedback does help me so that I know to continue with many of the same types of posts. It’s good to know that what inspires me inspires you as well. I think a good mix and some balance is what works, but not too scatter-brained! Thanks for stopping by :)

    1. I definitely need to improve on documenting my client projects and sharing the process from beginning to end. Quite often I finish a project and move onto the next one before I get a chance to blog about it. I’ll definitely do a better job of that this year! Thanks for your input :)

  3. I’m so sorry you got sick over Christmas! I have been very ill before and I know how it changes your thinking. I think one thing that kept me going when I was in the hospital several years ago was that I was going to make Beef Bourginon that I saw on French Cooking and clean my house like never before. It may not have happened right away, but it’s the simple things that you can’t wait to get back to doing. I love it all-décor, diy, organizing, etc. We all need help with it all so offer up what you can!

    1. It’s funny how that happens. I was in the hospital years ago and my husband brought me a Better Homes & Gardens magazine. I couldn’t wait to get home to bake these yummy cookies that were on the cover! Perhaps being at home and doing those sorts of things are out reset button? Anyway, Happy 2014!

  4. I really enjoyed all the group projects you showed over Christmas! It was great to see all the eye candy and inspiring posts. Sorry that you were sick! Believe me, it’s like that in our house. Christmas means someone has a cold. 

    1. I think you’re talking about the One Item Project Challenge. I really enjoy the group projects too. Can’t wait for the Outdoor Extravaganza which starts in May. Hope you’ll join!

  5. So sorry to hear you were sick! We take mega doses of vitamin D this time of year and it really seems to help. My fav posts are always your DIY projects – I always learn something great. Happy New Year! I do have 1 suggestion – I’d love to be notified of any reply to my comment. Not many bloggers do this but I am seeing it more and more. We just added that to our blog, it seems to be working.

    1. On the vitamin D and C (as well as others), but I must’ve picked it up somewhere (probably the mall)! Happy to continue on with the DIY projects! As always, thanks for your comments and feedback. I do have a comment reply notification check box when you fill in your comment, but perhaps I should look for an automatic one. 

  6. Sorry to hear you were sick over the holidays!  That is never fun.  I love your DIY projects Shauna, keep them coming! 

  7. I think your blog looks great and to be honest wouldn’t change anything… In fact I can learn a lot from you in organization!

  8. This was such a bad year for flus & colds – everyone I know was sick over Christmas!  Keep doing what you’re doing!  I love the styling & mixing colour & patterns posts because I’m lousy at those things!!

    Have a great weekend Shauna!

  9. I love all that you do so I’m grateful that you will be cataloging things for easier browsing! I did the same thing on Garden Therapy last year and I think that dividing out almost 500 projects into galleries has really helped!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! Yes, getting in the habit of doing it as I post will really help out. I just need to commit to it. Your efforts were worth it- your blog looks great!

  10. Shauna, I love the variety of posts you have.  But my faves are ones you have updated your house or have done a project for your home.  I love the posts about how your basement turned out, what color to paint your front door, and your book page wreath.  I think we all secretly or not so secretly want to see inside each other’s houses and see ideas and projects that work for them and their families.  Hope you are feeling better :)

    1. Thanks Sandra. More basement posts to come (I haven’t shown furniture and decor updates and people have been asking to see them)! I agree it’s fun to peek inside each others’ homes. I’ll try to show more of that this year.

  11. Your blog rocks Shauna so overall I think you are completely ‘on top of it’! If you have a chance to blog about your client projects I think that would be fun!! So sorry to hear you were sick over the holidays! ~ Heather

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