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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Farewell, Google Reader

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As you might have heard, Google Reader is officially retiring tomorrow, July 1.  Sad, sure, but there are several great alternative sites that are actually prettier and more powerful than Reader ever was.  From what I can tell, the top two contenders are Bloglovin' and Feedly.  Cassie at Hi Sugarplum wrote a great explanation of how to swap into both sites.  You can also learn how to download all your Reader data here, although before Reader closes tomorrow most other feed sites will transfer all your blog subscriptions in just a few steps.  Personally, I've been using Feedly since March and much prefer its clean look and simple interface.

Have you found your new favorite service?  Is there another great feed site that you love more than Bloglovin' and Feedly?  If you haven't yet, you can continue to follow The Great Indoors by clicking on the links below.




Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hopes for Summer

Last summer we were up to our elbows in bathroom renovations, not completely by choice.  This year (knock on wood) we'd like to plan a few projects.  Here's a rundown of our summer goals.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring 2013 Pinterest Challenge: DIY Roman Shade

Since we finished the master bathroom about six months ago, I've been wanting to replace our crap-ola miniblinds with a Roman shade.  The trouble is that I could never make up my mind on a fabric.  Mr. GI finally guilted me into finishing it, so I looked in earnest last weekend for the perfect fabric -- and I found it on sale at JoAnn's:  Robert Allen's Baja Damask Greystone.  It was marked down to $10/yard (originally $20/yard), and I'm glad I swiped it up because it's no longer available online.  (They also have a beautiful blue version of the same pattern).  To spoil the ending, here is the finished product in our bathroom.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Decor

It's good to be back!  I'm thankfully on the other side of the spring semester, with a few weeks off before I start classes over the summer.  While I have a little time sans school, it'll be a great time to catch up on the ol' blog.  Although we're not too far from summer, I thought I'd share our spring decor.  Mr. Great Indoors and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary this April, so I try to bring our wedding colors into our decor in the spring:  lavender, blue, and green.  What a beautiful cake we had.  (Photography by Tommy Blaylock of Accomplished Productions, cake by our wedding venue.)


Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Bifold Door Headboard

If you're like me, you've ripped every set of bifold doors out of your house.  And you've probably stuffed them in your attic until you get around to donating them.  Well, Young House Love showed me a better way.  Without further ado...