**Guest post from Susannah, friend of Inspire Me Grey**
My bestie Elizabeth offered to pick up Chick-fil-A for me for dinner. When I declined, she knew it was true...I was well and truly sick. After 32 years of infamous immunity, my system waved the white flag and surrendered my unsuspecting body to strep throat. I resent this cruel betrayal.
In another attempt to distract me, she offered a Guest Blogger role on Inspire Me Grey. My first response was succinct: "I'm sure it would be brilliant." After all, my beloved doctor provided me with Vicodin after peering into my throat...and I've watched five episodes of House Crashers, yet can describe none of the reveals. Clearly I'm not in my most-right mind. My second response was, "Can it be about my favorite grey fleece pants?" Elizabeth obviously enjoys humoring me (and Jenny hasn't met me, but I already like her due to her relation to one of my favorite people), because she said, "Why not?!"
But it's not. It's actually about my sick grey sweater. The grey sweater that I pull out of my closet every time I feel, to quote my grandmother, peaky. The knee-length cardigan that has never been in style, but offers something better: comfort. It's the comfort of chicken noodle soup, hot tea, episodes of Gilmore Girls, and Janet Evanovich books (also featured during my sick days). It's nubby, old, and beloved. It's my sick grey sweater, and you can't find one, because I don't know where it came from. Be jealous. And pass the remote.
March 13, 2011
Our great grandmother Margaretta came to the U.S. from County Down, Northern Ireland. When I was in college, I spent a semester studying at Queen's University Belfast, and during my time there I was lucky to meet and spend time with some of my Northern Irish relatives. One couple, James and Gwen, was so kind and welcoming, and they continue to send me Christmas cards almost 10 years later. Their 2010 card is an easy favorite and one that I plan to display year-round. I love the contrast of the stormy grey skies, roiling blue-green waters, and orange sails.
"Off to the Goodwins" by Alistair Roach
to benefit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man
March 2, 2011
After remodeling several homes and having to take it down, I've sworn off wallpaper. However, every once in awhile I'm tempted, and tempted I am by this beautiful grey and taupe Petal Pusher print from Hygge & West. A bit pricey for my budget, but in a small powder room I think it would look quite lovely.
A few more wallpaper sites to check out:
Vintage Wallpaper: Secondhand Rose
Modern Wallpaper: Wallnutz
Kids Wallpaper: fermLIVING (love the owls!)
Posted by Jen G