Now onto the blog hop questions!
What am I working on?
My daughter is 6.5 months old and I still have not finished her nursery, but I am working on 3 little projects for Colette’s nursery- these will be done and on blog shortly!
Also, because building IKEA cabinets does not make for a pretty picture, I included the picture above to show some cute items from Colette’s nursery 🙂
How does my work differ from those in my genre?
I wanted to spend time on creative projects and blog about them but I was so busy with a career, life and excuses that I never did. After I had my daughter, the pressure came over me (a good kind of pressure) to do all the things I said I wanted to do, to be an example to her and hopefully have her one day look up to me as a Mom, friend and woman. I quit my business career about 1 year after I started the blog. I realized the best way to show my daughter (and now I have 2!) that dreams are achievable was by living my own dream.
Now, I cannot imagine a life without it. And after a long day with the girls- painting, creating (with some wine 😉 is the best thing ever for me to relax!
My husband asked me this often and I never could think of an answer that explained my process; my reply often turned into a rambling monologue, and he would zone out after 10 minutes… When I found this quote, I was so excited to show him because it encapsulates what I think about creativity.
The non-philosophical reply is: I complete a project, photograph the steps and final result, edit photos and typically write tutorials the day before I post. I would LOVE to be more on top of things, but I totally suck at work/life balance.
The weird reply is: I get A LOT of ideas by holding an object in my hand and thinking about it… What ways could this be used differently than its’ original purpose? What do I need for my office/bedroom/nursery/kitchen? Would this look good pink? 😉
Next on the blog hop!
My girlfriend, Katie, blogs over at Life With A Dash Of Whimsy- a lifestyle blog with the greatest interior design posts and so much more. She had an AH-mazing tour of her home on The Everygirl. She is super awesome, inspiring and beautiful inside and out.
I met Kristi over at KristiMurphy.com a couple weeks ago and I L-O-V-E her blog and especially love her Leather Couch Chronicles posts– she is ridiculously creative. I am so lucky she lives in Arizona and cannot wait for more coffee dates and events with her!!