Happy Monday, friends! You may have heard of a fun little thing called the Tour Through Blogland, where bloggers share a little bit about themselves and give you a peek inside their homes and blogs.
I was recently invited to be a part of the Tour Through Blogland, by the sweet and talented Amanda at Burlap and Babies.
As a fairly new homeowner, Amanda has been working on personalizing her new home, and making it function better for herself and her family. She just finished up some serious kitchen renovations and is starting to decorate the nursery for her sweet baby-to-be, who will be making her grand entrance this November. This room is going to be seriously AWESOME.
Speaking of awesome rooms, check out the shelves Amanda built for her living room. Lucky for us, she has a detailed tutorial!
If you haven’t visited Amanda yet, head on over to Burlap and Babies and see for yourself. Just be prepared to stay awhile…
And now a little bit about me, for those who may be new here. I’m a wife, and mama to two teens and four fur babies, so life gets a little busy around here sometimes. I work a full time job outside the home and I started Home Remedies as my creative outlet; something very different from my day job in social work. My family has moved quite a bit in the last 20 years and each new home brought it’s own decorating challenges, which I tried to tackle creatively, and on a budget. That usually meant furnishing with second-hand finds, re-purposing, re-painting, and quite a bit of DIY. Last year we finally settled down, into a home we plan to stay in awhile, and we’ve been busy personalizing it, one space at a time. I like to share our adventures in daily living, decorating, DIY, and even the occasional recipe, here on the blog.
1) What Am I Working On?
Most of my projects are squeezed in on the weekends, or after work during the week, so I feel like I am constantly working on something. Sometimes my projects take much longer than I’d like, due to my limited amount of free-time. Over the summer I (finally) finished up our dining room, which got quite the makeover!
More recently I tackled our entryway, making it more functional while trying to stay on a pretty tight budget.
I’ve now moved onto our family room, sewing new pillows for our sofa, re-purposing some vintage finds, and finishing up an entertainment center that my husband and I have been working on together (more on that soon). I’ll be sharing more of this room later this week, so come on back to see what I’ve been up to.
After the holidays I plan on finishing up my master bedroom refresh that got put on the back-burner earlier this year. I have a lot of fun ideas and I’m excited to get that room prettified for my hubby and I.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “its all been done before”. I feel like the DIY/Home Decor niche is so full of creative, inspiring bloggers, but I just continue to do what I do, in my own way, and hope that readers can relate and learn something new from me. When it comes to decorating my home, I try to balance pretty with practical. Any item in my home has to be able to survive daily life with two teens, four animals, my husband and I, and our friends and family that frequently stop by. Any project I do on the blog is a project that really, truly needs done in real life. I don’t have the time or energy to do tutorials or anything else for the sake of having blog content. Through my blog I try to show readers that time, money, and skill set are all relative. You can make the time, save the money, and learn the skills needed to create the home you desire, no matter what the obstacles!
3) Why do I write/create what I do?
I can’t NOT do what I do. I am a creative person and I can’t help but express that in my daily life. I like pretty things. I like to learn new skills. I like to save money. I like to help people. Roll it all together and you get this crazy little blog, where I can do all of those things, and bring you along for the ride (buckle up!).
4) How does your writing/creating process work?
I keep a running list of things I’d like to write about, mostly involving the projects that need done around my house. Due to my busy schedule, I have to look a few months ahead and try to figure out when I can fit things in. And if it’s a project that I need help from my husband with, we have to coordinate our schedules. And then life happens and I usually have to re-arrange things to work better on the fly, or push the larger projects to another weekend so I can at least squeeze in a smaller project. So, really, it’s no small miracle that things get done at all! But honestly, I think I work better under pressure. It helps keep me motivated to keep moving forward, building, creating.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my world! And now I’d like to introduce you to Amy. She’s a wife and homeschooling mama of four who blogs about life and home over at The Little Farm Diary.
You’ll feel welcome the minute you arrive on her (beautiful) doorstep…
And once inside, I promise you, you’ll want to stay for a looooong while…
to hear stories about life on the farm, homeschooling kiddos, decorating, DIY and the beautiful life Amy enjoys with her family. Head on over to The Little Farm Diary next Monday, September 15th, take her tour and get to know her. I promise you’ll love her.
Thanks for joining me today on my Tour Through Blogland, I’m so happy to have you here! Have a great week!
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