Happy Monday afternoon, friends!
I’ve been asked by Julia from It’s Always Ruetten and by Selene from Restoration Beauty to participate in a Blog Tour. It’s a bit like a blogging chain letter meets a blog tour. So, I’m excited to share a little behind the scenes for you.
Julia has a wonderful lifestyle blog where she loves being crafty and has a new found talent for making amazing cards for all occasions! Honestly, gorgeous.
Selene‘s blog features all kinds of fun home things like decor, DIY and tips for keeping organized… oh yes also makeup!
Let’s get started…
1. What am I working on?
I. am. constantly. working. on. my. “behind the scenes” blog. stuff!! I do all the web design for my blog and sometimes thats awesome and sometimes it’s not so awesome. Just returning from Alt Summit I have about 1200 things I want to add or tweak on my site… it’s a slow and painful process for me.
On the fun side, I’m STILL working on my office + guest room update. I have a few (who am I kidding, a ton) of projects going on in there still. And until a few big game changer items have happened, I don’t want to share too too much and ruin the surprise. Here is where I’m at currently.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Wow, “my work” that sounds very official. I’d say that my blog is different by being true to my style and color palette. I am drawn to geometric patterns like a moth to a flame and yet, I love soft colors; peach, coral, mint, cream, white, brown and gray. I also love natural materials mixed with clean white.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
This blog has become my creative outlet. I went to school for Landscape Architecture and practiced for eight years. After our second kiddo came on the scene (P) only 15 months after our first (A), I decided it was time to stay at home full time.
But my creativity didn’t stop just because I was at home… in fact, I would say it only increased! I create because my brain would explode if I didn’t. I create because when I go a few days without it, I feel itchy and restless. Did you know I also have an Etsy store? (below print is for sale) This blog has been such a blessing to me!
My process goes like this, I have 8 million ideas all at the same time. I have Pinterest boards, notepads, lists and a blogging calendar. I have ideas planned out for months in advance. If I had the time, I would probably post multiple projects per day… just an explosion of creativity going on in my mind at all times.
Then, during the one hour I have while BOTH of my young kids are napping, I pull out supplies and craft in high speed. Most days, it takes me a few days to finish a project since I have such little time. And pictures of my projects are best when taken during the day, so it’s a slow process.
I try to get all the pictures I need during the days and then during the evenings I sit at my dining room table or on the couch with the hubs and with baby monitor, my notebook and laptop I edit and write my posts.