Tour Around Blogland

Hi everyone, Happy Monday!

Is there such a thing?

Of course there is, because today is THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!  I am thrilled that my kids’ brains with be occupied with the acquisition of knowledge, rather than occupied with plotting to kill each other.  ;)

So, today I’m participating in the Tour Through Blogland.  I’m not actually sure who started this tour, but it was a fabulous person because it’s a really great idea.  Each Monday, bloggers first introduce the blogger who invited them,  answer four questions about themselves, and finally introduce the  3 additional bloggers that they have invited!


I was invited by JannYvette Byrd, blogger at Confessions of a Junkaholic.   Oh my goodness, a girl after my own heart.

JannYvette is clearly an expert picker, and knows how to turn her trashy finds into treasures.  Recently she posted a tutorial on painting and distressing furniture.  Look at this beauty!





JannYvette recently began selling a line of t-shirts for us  junky girls.  And I just had to share a picture.




SOOO cute, right?  Go here for more information.


Now for the official Blogland Tour questions.  Here we go.

1.  What am I working on right now?

Well…I just finished making curtains for my family room and a cute matching pillow cover, so after all that measuring and cutting and swearing, I must have a break from sewing.

So I’ll paint something.  Probably the master bathroom.

I’m also working on a Wanderlust look for our powder room, a place to showcase my gorgeous All’asta finds.


2.  How Does My Work Differ From Others in the Genre?

What’s a genre?

Just kidding.  One way that my work differs from some others, is, that instead of an occasional “keepin’ it real” post, it’s pretty real around here all. the. time.  I really want this to be a place where we can all hang out, bounce ideas off each other and drool over our “finds.”  It helps if you are as addicted as I am to decorating.   I don’t have a lot of money to spend on my house, and I know that most of you don’t either.  So we’ll figure it out together.

Oh and I HATE typos and incorrect use of contractions.  (i.e. your, you’re) and the incorrect use of there, they’re and there.  I don’t know if that makes me different, but it really bugs me and I had to get it off my chest.  K?


3.  Why Do I Write/Create What I Do?

Hmmm…because I’m obsessed, I guess.  I eat, sleep and dream about decorating.  I can’t leave well enough alone for even a season.  Just ask my engineer husband, the one with the total right brain, black and white, see a problem solve a problem way of thinking.  Thank goodness he loves me even when he doesn’t “get me.”

I would MUCH rather buy a piece with a history and make it work for our house then buy something that matches perfectly from a big store.  And I LOVE sharing those finds with you.   Although, if Pottery Barn or West Elm would like to give me a whole house worth of furniture and accessories, I’d reverse my position on a dime.  ;)

I can’t believe I”m saying this, but I think I have a knack for it.  At least my friends tell me I do.  I LOVE it when they ask for my decorating advice.  AND I love pretending that you did too.  ;)


4.  How Does My Writing/Creative Process Work?

Uh oh.  I don’t actually have any sort of formal process.  My projects are usually ideas born from trying to change something up in my house without spending any or very little  money.  I get a kick out of creating a whole new look with stuff I already have.  And/or other peoples’ trash.

When it comes time to write, I just word vomit it all out and then come back later and edit, edit, edit.

Yikes, I hope you all stick around after that.


Now to introduce the three fabulous ladies that I have invited to this here tour.

First up is Let’s Get Crafty.  Christine has such an adorable blog, I squealed when I saw the header, let alone the content!  :)  I am her newest, biggest fan.

LOOK at this apothecary cabinet makeover!





Told ya.  Christine will be posting her Blogland Tour post on September 1st.


OH my goodness, I can’t believe it’s going to be September next week!


Next up is Julia, from Just Something I Whipped Up.

I adore her workspace.  It is from this adorable space that Julia will also post on September 1.





Last, but certainly not least, Lauren from Mom Home Guide, who will also post on September 1.  I met Lauren at the Haven Conference this year, and she is as cute and nice as can be.

Mom Home Guide is fast becoming my go to gardening resource, cuz I neeeed one of those.  Look at these black-eyed susans!

Mine would just be black.




That’s it for my little portion of the Tour Around Blogland!

Please visit my new friends and give them some love!

And please come back here to visit me even though I stink at answering official questions.

Have a great day!


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  1. Hi! Thanks for inviting me to the Blog Tour — I can’t wait to share my home and what I’ve been working on next week! BTW, I love your new curtains — I am working on new curtains for my home, too (for my living room)! It was great meeting you at Haven! Thanks again! :)
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