Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Enough Design...Lets Go For A Run (There's a gift at the end!)

I know I'm taking a few liberties here, this is a design blog after all, but between the mild weather in CNY and the hustle and bustle of the season- this has just been an A-MAZ-ING December! I want to show you where I do so much designing. The type of designing I call "thinkatecture".

I do feel so totally blessed to have this small lake and nature preserve within running distance from my home. Often, I am greeted by deer, roaming around, many times with fawns at their side. A sight that stops me dead in my tracks- their beauty is just overwhelming.

Believe it or not, even this foot bridge is special to me. My son built it for his Eagle Scout project over an area that typically floods in the spring, rendering the path unusable . Of course I can't run over it without thinking of him.

While running, I was thinking about my blog. I'm approaching my one year anniversary and I was thinking of what I've done, what I'd like to change and how I can improve.  

The last few months I've been inconsistent and I'm looking forward to getting back on track, adding some regular features and I'm also considering changing up the blogs look a bit.

I've been asked to write a post for My Life As A Blog a feature of Blogstar. It will be featured January 15. Writing that post will help me to really put this past year in perspective! I'm looking forward to sharing it with you, so much of it will be about you- all of the readers of Ispirato Design blog. 

I'm also looking forward to building more relationships this upcoming year, interacting more with readers and other bloggers. Now that the logistics of starting a blog are finished, that is definitely going to be my focus!

I'm excited to give a gift! 
Back in July, I offered a Pet Portrait Give Away to be given away when I reached 200 followers. Even though I'm not there yet, I want to play Santa and give one away today! 
I'll start another pet portrait give away in the new year.  

Now, I'll go to and generate a random number to see who the winner is- hold on, I'll be right back :)

Okay, I'm back... and the winner is: 


  1. What truly beautiful pictures and you are blessed indeed to have such a place closeby! Thank you so much for the giveaway and I am so totally thrilled I have won!

  2. You're so fortunate to have such a wonderful place to run. We have our woods and paths but we're in the country. Congratulations to the lucky winner of the pet protrait.

    Enjoy your Holidays!

  3. I was sure I commented before, but I can't see it, so second try :)

    You are blessed indeed with such a beautiful place nearby! Wonderful pictures!

    Thanks for having the giveaway, I am so happy!

    Happy holidays! - Elsina

  4. You have a beautiful landscape to ponder life's thoughts that's for sure. I often find myself inspired by nature as well. I'm very happy to have found your blog this year. I've also started my 2012 goals list and I have many goals related to my blog listed. Looking forward to what 2012 has to bring for all of us. HOpe you have a wonderful holiday! And you're right, we've had a great December on the east coast.