Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tour Through Blogland

I want to thank Sam from The Junk House for nominating me for the Tour Through Blogland.  I love reading Sam's posts about all of her DIY projects and home projects.  I love the way she updated her entry way and console table, and the stripes she painted in her office look amazing and have me wanting to paint stripes somewhere in my house too!  So thanks again Sam for nominating me.

This is basically a chance for bloggers to share more about themselves, their projects, and their blog.  It's a great way to meet other bloggers and find new blogs to read too!

1) What am I working on now?
I'm not really working on any particular project right now, but I am getting ready to decorate my house for fall.  I have plans to do a lot with my front porch, but I need to get started on it ASAP!  I'm picturing a couple of mums, pumpkins, lanterns...I can't wait to get it done!

2) How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I'm probably considered a lifestyle blogger, so the main way my work differs from others is that it's about me.  As far as my work goes, all of my projects are done at the smallest budget possible, so you won't see me buying many name brand items unless I get a super deal.  That goes for clothes, home decor, projects, etc.  I try to be frugal and do my projects on a "real world" budget.  When people spend $700+ on a rug, my jaw hits the floor because I can't imagine spending that much money on a rug, when I know I can find something else for a fraction of the price.

3) How does my creative process work?

To be honest, I don't consider myself a very creative person.  But I can see an idea on Pinterest and totally recreate it!  My favorite Pinterest project so far has been the wedding card box I made for our wedding.  I never saw one in stores that I loved, so I went to Pinterest for ideas and created one that I LOVED! 

See the DIY tutorial HERE.

One project where I really felt "creative" was when I stenciled our headboard wall.  I love the way it turned out and feel like it's a pretty unique feature in our bedroom.

Stenciled Wall Tutorial HERE.

4) Why do I write/create what I do?

Originally, I started this blog to document our wedding planning process and home buying/owning process.  I was able to keep friends and family that were out of town, up to date on everything that was happening in our busy lives.  I fell in love with blogging and decided to keep going after our wedding was over.  Now I'd love to move more toward DIY/home blogging, since those are the types of blog posts I love reading the most.  And I have SO many ideas for our house, so I'd love to be able to document and share that with anyone who might find inspiration from it.

Thanks for reading along on this Tour Through Blogland.  I nominate Taylor from Tattered to Taylored and Cait from Home Sweet Ruby to continue on with the Tour Through Blogland.  Make sure you go check out their blogs!


  1. I need to start decorating for fall too! I'm usually not very good about decorating the inside of the house for seasons/holidays, but I want to at least decorate my front porch. I love the mums and lanterns idea!

  2. Nice to know that I am *not* the only blogger who can't spend $700 on a rug! I do a lot of shopping at dollar stores and Wal-Mart...but you can find surprisingly great stuff there!