Blog Tour

Summer is officially over for my kids as of today. They are off to school and full of excitement, and so am I! Actually, I'll miss my crazy bunch of girls, it's really quiet without them. However, I won't be too lonely since we just got a new puppy! Meet Coco- our Jack Russel Terrier mix. Our girls are in absolute bliss (and helping me potty train her).

Throughout blog land there are some fun 'get to know you' blog tours going on. I was asked by Tamara, from Provident Home Design to join in. Thanks Tamara! Stop on over to her blog to check out her great DIY projects and design ideas. She is a talented lady and made these upholstered bed frames for her boys.

DIY wood bed
And she made this marble console table too...
DIY Marble Top Console Table

Now here are some questions for me to answer in this blog tour:

1.What am I working on right now?
I'm working on a project for Home Depot! (You'll be able to see it in a couple of weeks.) I can't wait to show you the whole thing, but I'm in the middle of it right now. 
I'm also organizing a spot for school papers to come in. Oh yeah!

2.Why do I write/create?
 I started blogging since Steve (my sweet hubby) and I do a lot of our own work for our home. I have loved blogs since I started reading them years ago and found them so inspiring. I want to capture the projects I'm doing in our home and hope it might help someone else or explain how to build something. I also think blogging is a great way for me to get things done. I love home projects and design. Now I create some deadlines for myself. 

3.How does my work differ from others in this genre?
Every blogger and designer is different even if they have similarities. Everyone has their own style. I am interested in interior design, and DIY but also art, gardening, cooking, organizing, thrifting, running, fashion, antiques, art history, historical homes, fabrics, and painting. Yikes- sometimes I feel like I'm interested in too many things! However, it's fun to keep learning. I definitely want to become better at my graphics, design, and photography.

4.How does your writing/creating process work?
There is so much that inspires me: movies, travel, design magazines, bloggers, Pintrest, etc. I'm still new to  blogging so I'm still figuring out my writing style, but I like to keep it brief (unless I need to give a tutorial). I also haven't figured out a regular posting schedule yet. I better work on that one. The creative process is really hard to pinpoint because so much goes into influencing a design or project that it's not just one thing. I studied Art History and worked at some museums and galleries before I stayed home with our children and I feel I learned so much from a museum experience of how things are presented and curated.

5. Here are four blogs I like to read (but there are so many more too)...

I love Kris' blog, Driven By Decor

She has incredible style and elegance in her home. I mean look at that plate wall and this whole room- what a show stopper!

Jennifer, from Decorating Delirium also has some great inspirations and DIY projects on her blog like these pom-pom drapes she made.
Pom Pom Drapes 4

Beth, from Design Post Interiors, has great DIY skills and character in her home with all the things she's sewed and painted.

The other blog that is inspiring is The Makerista, written by Gwen, who has great photography skills and a beautiful eye for all things design in fashion, home, and decor. This is a bathroom that her and her husband recently finished and I can't stop but marvel at the whole thing.

See? So much inspiration! Now go check out some blogs and get going on your next project. 


  1. Your new puppy is precious! I am sure you and your girls are having fun with her. Thanks so much for joining in and including Decorating Delirium on the Blog Tour.

    1. Thanks Jennifer for including me on your blog too. I love your style! And we are all head over heals for our puppy.

  2. Those are all some of my favorites too! Can you believe The Makerista had to move from that gorgeous bathroom?! And your new puppy is adorable- we have a jack russell too!

    1. How fun that you have a jack russell too! And that bathroom would be hard to move from!

  3. Thanks so much for the sweet shout-out Tracy! I love following along with your blog too - can't wait to see what you've got cooking with Home Depot!