Hi guys. How is your three day weekend going? This is the last official day of summer here at Our home, tomorrow Nora starts first grade. And the following week, my boy’s start preschool. We are using it to get some things done around the house, and spend time with the kids. Anyways, onto this here blog. Today I am honored and excited to be a part of a Tour through blogland. It is a way for bloggers to celebrate others, share some tiny pieces of themselves, and introduce even more talent to other’s.
I was nominated by Vicki and Amy at Canary street crafts, they are a Mother and daughter duo who blog about home decor, recipes, life, fun, all of it. There is some amazing things they have created.
What am I working on?
We have just finished up a big time bathroom redo. I think I am going to break it apart into a few projects before I do the big reveal. I am also looking to paint and decorate my bedroom and add the built ins to the fireplace. I also am going to start being a contributor at Fancy Shanty and Homedit. I am really excited about these new ventures. I will be starting these in the near, near future. And sharing with you all anytime I have a article up over there. I will be sharing new and some old projects of mine. I am so excited to be in the company of other amazing contributors and talented people.
How does MY work differ from others of its genre?
I think my work differs from other’s because it is mine. I am not saying mine is any better or worse (hopefully) then others. But there is only me creating for my space, in my home, with my family’s needs in mind. I created this blog because I had found a way to create and make my home the exact way I wanted without breaking the bank. I wanted to share it with others. I was not aware just how many other home decor blogs existed with this similar mentality in mind. But I am still me, writing, and creating for me. I hope that what people take from my blog is they can create too, using my ideas. Or use it as a jumping off point to do exactly what is right for them and their home. Our house now a home, is anyone’s house being turned into a home.
Why do I write/create what I do?
I began creating the way I did as a means to an end. I wanted the dream home, on a young family budget. As the saying goes champagne taste on a beer budget. I create champagne out of beer so to speak. I now look at it as a challenge, can I get a light I want for $20? Maybe, I am going to try. I love having someone compliment something in my home and I proudly yell out the price I spent on it. Gets me every time. I write because it is something I have always enjoyed doing. For a few years I put writing on the back burner, work, kids, responsibility’s got in the way. And then once I started this blog the love of writing came flowing out of me again. Now, I can’t get enough of writing or anything home decor. It is my “thing” and I love it. I have been able to find a balance of family, life, decorating, creating and writing. I am now fortunate enough to see a career blossoming out of this, very excited to see where my previously hidden but now bursting out passion will take me.
How does your writing/creating process work?
Both of these differs from week to week. Sometimes I have a whole month planned out, with projects set up and done accordingly. On those times I am able to write the whole following week of posts right away. Those times are nice and organized. Other times life happens. Projects took longer then expected, my mind is drawing a blank on inspiration, the kids are sick, needy, or just being three young kids. Whatever is happening. I have set a goal of one project a week to share on this blog. To keep things fun, interesting and not stagnate for you guys. Most of the time I have more then one waiting and ready to go. As far as writing the posts, sometimes I write in the evenings when my kids are in bed, during nap (rarely do they nap anymore), or if the kids are occupied I hop over to the computer and try to get a post done. My life with three littles is organized chaos and this blog seems to follow that trend. It all gets done, I seem to always come back for more, and am always eagerly wanting to move onto the next project in my home. For myself and this blog.
I hope you guys enjoyed this, I have loved the tour through blogland posts I have seen from others. Thank you so much Canary street crafts for choosing me as one of your blogs to share this experience with. I also got to choose two blogs to have you all visit next week, Monday September 8.