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Welcome to COLOR YOUR LIFE – Guest Blogger week! We have invited 5 vibrant contributors to the YOLO Colorhouse blog to write about how color inspires the creative work they do and beautifies the world we live in. Today’s guest blogger: Megan Reardon from NotMartha.org.

Comment on Megan’s blog for your chance to win a COLOR YOUR LIFE Kit – 1 gal of YOLO Colorhouse paint, set of YOLO Colorhouse fan decks, and a 100% organic cotton canvas YOLO tote. Your comment also counts as a $1 donation to Megan’s non-profit of choice, MusiCares – a non-profit that helps music people who don’t have safety nets for emergencies.

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Megan created her blog, Not Martha, in 2001 as a place to keep track of her many crafty projects. From sewing to baking to interior design, Megan documents her color-filled projects daily on her blog, which has garnered mentions from hundreds of heavily trafficked sites including Daily Candy, Apartment Therapy, and Metafilter, and has been nominated for several Bloggie awards.

I create DIY projects for my website and they are often themed for holidays so I use lots of color to reflect the celebration.

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Megan Reardon – notmartha.org

 

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Megan Reardon – notmartha.org

 

When I have supplies spread out across my dining room to take photographs the mess is so festive I almost don’t want to put everything away. I have a lot of fun gathering supplies for a new project and have been known to travel far to see if the shades of a different brand of tissue paper would be even better.

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Megan Reardon – notmartha.org

 

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Megan Reardon – notmartha.org

 

Often when I’m out looking for materials the color options will inspire or finalize a project and I’ll return far more obsessed than I started out.

Color is also essential in my house, I live in Seattle and bright splashes of color help combat the gloomy winter months. I have an orange dining room wall that makes the room feel very awake, a Mediterranean blue front door and some fresh green doors in our back entry. Touches of bright yellow lighten my bedroom and are easy to swap out if I change my mind (which I do, often). With these colors surrounding me it reminds me to keep my life as well as my work playful.

 

Let me know how color inspires your daily life in the comments below — each comment counts as a $1 donation to my non-profit of choice (up to $100), MusiCares – an organization that helps music people who don’t have safety nets for emergencies, and enters you to win a COLOR YOUR LIFE kit!

– Megan Reardon

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COLOR YOUR LIFE Kit: 1 gal of YOLO Colorhouse paint, set of YOLO Colorhouse fan decks, and a 100% organic cotton canvas YOLO tote