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Welcome to my lifestyle blog. I document my adventures in DIY, interior design, entertaining, and fashion all while sharing little tidbits of my life along the way. Thanks so much for following along. It seriously means the world to me!

Blog Hop

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I am doing something a bit different today. I am getting all personal on you. Laurel from A Bubbly Life asked me to participate in a blog hop that has been traversing the blog world. Laurel is just the sweetest, so of course I said yes. Plus, her site is just darling. You have to check A Bubbly Life out if you haven't. You will fall in love immediately. 

So on to the hop!

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My short and simple answer to this question is I love to make things. I would be DIYing things for my house, sewing clothes, and trying to make parties look pretty even if I didn't have a blog. Ever since I was little, I have loved to create. My first project was a tie for my dad. I had no idea how to make one, so I took apart one of his old ties and reverse engineered it (obviously I had no idea what "reverse engineered" meant at the time). It was more like "figuring out how it was put together." My dad tells the story of the tie like this. "I went to work when you started working on that tie, and you were still working on that tie when I got home. You were sitting right in the same spot. I don't even think you got up to eat. I love that tie. That is the tie I want to be buried in." I realize that last statement is a bit morbid, but it really touches me. DIYing is something that is just a part of me, so being able to share it with all of you is really special.

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Currently I am working on some marble shelves.  Eeeks I can't wait to show you guys the tutorial when it's ready (because it definitely isn't). Right now it is merely a messy patched up wall that I just sanded.

I am also working on growing my business, and I want to share my journey with you all. I'm putting together some behind the scenes stuff to share. I can't wait to show you! 

how does my work differ

Hmmm ... this question is so hard to answer! It is so difficult for me to define my style. I feel like I just make what I like. I have been told that I have a modern style. I enjoy making things with clean lines. I absolutely love coming up with new ideas. It gives me so much excitement when I come up with a DIY that I think you all will appreciate. I am starting to share more behind the scenes stuff and will be providing tools to help others who are looking to embark on the blogging journey. So I think that might be a unique aspect of my blog.

what is your creative process

For some reason, I get better ideas offline (and at 12 am when I'm trying to fall asleep ... which is totally convenient). Whether I am combing through a magazine, walking through the aisles of a store, or staring at my shelves, I get inspiration from what I see. I really love to figure out how I can transform something or make something from scratch.

On a more technical note, I try to adhere to an editorial calendar, but I rarely do. My problem is sometimes I get so excited about a new project, I just "have to make it now" regardless of what is on the calendar. My process is certainly a work in progress.


Next on the Blog Hop ...

Coreen Murphy (yes, my sis!) blogs over at The Food Click. She is the healthier one between the two of us. You can find delicious vegetarian and gluten free recipes on her site as well as some amazing yoga inspiration. A little (healthy) icing on the cake? She is an amazing person. She is more than a sister to me. She is my best friend.

My friend Joanna Meyer has a blog called Baked By Joanna. She is an absolutely amazing baker and cook. You will find lots of yummy things over there. Joanna might be one of the most supportive bloggers I know too.  She is a genuinely wonderful person. I highly recommend following her. You won't be disappointed!

Thank you so much for letting me share!

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