This week I started my interior design classes and I think I am in love...who knew I loved/missed school? Never saw that one coming! I am taking AutoCAD to brush up, a graphic presentation class and a History of Furniture and Interior Design. Sitting in my history class on Tueday night with my eccentric, jolly and lovable Sean Connery look-a-like professor I thought, "Do I really get to go to class for this?" Its one of those dream classes, we get to learn about all of the classical furniture and modern classics that I drool over in magazines and blogs. Its a funny thing, to go back to school for something you actually love and want to learn. Soon I will be able to identify each of my currently untouched dining chairs!
As for the rest of life, does anyone else's to-do and want-to-do list seem to grow exponentially as time goes on? Off to buy the rest of my art supplies!
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."