Blogland Tour at Stow & Tell U

If you have a hobby or passion, you tend to want to get to know others that have that same hobby or passion, right?  Often you join clubs together, get to know each other, ” networking”, if you will.

Well the Blogland tour is a network of bloggers sharing other blogs, and so on.

Cori from The Flying C invited me to join the Blogland Tour as a chance to tell you a little bit more about myself and to introduce you to a few awesome bloggers that you may not already know about.

Cori is a mover and a shaker!  Not only is she a blogger who retails several paint lines, is working on her OWN paint line, is working on creating workshops on how to paint, but she is a full time operating room nurse to boot.

In her own words, Cori aims at blogging about not only DIY projects, but applying the DIY approach to every aspect of your lifestyle, wherever possible.  Now I’ll show you what I mean in a minute, but first let me show you this pretty dressing table that she gave a make over to.

Burlap drawers

 She creatively covered the drawers in burlap.  Love this idea and I’m so gonna have to give this a try:)

 

Magic juice technique

These clothes pins look like they’ve been around for a few 30 years, right?  Wrong.  Cori shows you a quick tip on how to make wood and metal items look weathered and aged much, much sooner than 30 yrs.  Key word: magic juice!

 

Sagging-cushions

Here is another handy, dandy trick she shows you how to put to use:  Renewing those sagging cushions!!   Think of the money you could save not having to buy new furniture any time soon..$$$

 

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Cori shares posts like this one about how to keep your house clean and stay sane while doing it!  Like I mentioned, Cori focuses on a DIY approach to everyday life that I really admire and want to emulate.

 

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I’m floored at how much energy this girl has.  Stop on over and pay her a visit, because you WILL be floored at how positive, creative, crafty and clever she is whether she is working on a piece of furniture or inspiring her readers to think outside the box on just how much the DIY approach can improve your life.

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 As part of the Blogland Tour, I’ve been asked to answer a few questions myself.  So here we go.

 1. What am I working on?

I have so many ideas I’d like to bring to fruition, but staying consistent and focused is my priority for right now. My hope for the near future is an Etsy shop and several targeted series, but it’s all in the works.

The main goal I have at the moment is getting our basement re-done, so that we can put the rest of our house back together, so that I CAN concentrate on those new directions.

Fingers crossed, pending any other unforeseen additional basement nightmares, I am hoping we will have that ceiling, walls and floor painted in the next month.  Putting the basement back together and giving it some pizzazz with DIY projects should take us into the new year.

2. How does my work differ from others of it’s genre?

When I started my own blog, two years ago, I read somewhere that one should narrow down three or four of her favorite things and blog about those.

The four subjects that I was most passionate about were:

Travel, textures, storage solutions and DIY salvage projects.

My bio states: Travel tidbits, texture on anything, storage solutions, salvage of old finds and furniture and DIY projects, furniture and crafts inspired by all of the above!

So far, I think I have created a blog based on this idea, but to be quite honest:

I’m still working on it what my blog is all about!!

Having said that,  here are a few projects that reflect where I’ve taken it so far:

From our yearly trips to the dunes

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I was inspired to make a few projects.   These fisherman netting jars

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and the texture of beach-weathered twigs with this twig lampshade are two examples.

In additon there is:

Exploring ways to decorate with textures

Ideas for fun and/or easy storage.

Finding ways to upcycle salvage finds of any kind.

I am also pretty crazy about decoupage, chicken wire and repurposing lamps!

My blog is a work in progress, I only have the future to bring together my four favorite things or to bring it in a new direction as I find my way.

3. Why do I write/ create what I do?

Easy answer:  1) Therapy 2) Love of DIY

4. How does my writing/ creating process work?

As for writing:

I am direct.    I don’t like to beat around the bush.   I say things outright, or I usually just don’t say them at all.

I start off writing a post like I would say it… and then usually have to go back and edit, so I don’t scare people, lol!  But at least I’ve written down the points I wanted to make by then;)

As for creating:

The creative process always starts in my head, then to paper (usually)  and so on from there.  My preferred way is  to keep the whole process organized, and often I do, but every so often I just go off the deep end and throw a project together on a whim with no plan.

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How would you like to meet a few AWESOME bloggers that you may not already know about?

Please meet:  Kathleen from Musings From a French Cottage

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My name is Kathleen and I am a wife to my wonderful husband and mom to four kiddos. My passions include painting furniture, creating pretty things out of old castoffs, junking, going to flea markets, and of course all things French! I love to decorate and make our house a home – all on a budget. My favorite thing of all? Sharing tips, tricks, and how to make your home look great without spending a lot of money!

 

 

Wendy from:  This is the Life I Have Chosen

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  I’m a Blogger, bonus mom (sounds better than step-mom) to three awesome girls, yogi, budding lifestyle guru, tree hugger, healthy eater and knower of a little bit about a lot of stuff. I love learning and trying new things, and I thought other folks might too. So, some posts are about new stuff I’ve learned, found, made, tried…. you get the point. But I’m also a big believer in “thoughts become things”.  So, to try and remind myself to look on the bright side each day, I search out a lovely little nugget of wisdom every morning and call them “Daily Brain Vitamins”. Just to start the day off on the right foot.  Even on the “stub your toe getting out of bed” kind of days. 

 

 

Joanna from: Lazy Mom’s

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 My name is Joanna, and I’m a blogger behind Lazy Mom’s blog. I’m a stay at home mom of a very busy toddler girl and a sweet little baby girl. I love to cook , bake and craft. I have a background in psychology, so I’m interested by all that’s human nature, behavior and culture.  I hope to make a difference by small acts, raising smart and sensitive children and by being conscious in our every day choices.

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Here is a shout out to Cori at The Flying C for inviting me on the Blogland Tour!

Thank you so much to Kathleen, Wendy and Joanna for joining in, as well!

All four of these bloggers are so individual in their own way.  I look forward to getting to know them all and I hope you all do, too!!

Hope you are having a great day!! ~ Amy

   

 

 

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11 Responses to Blogland Tour at Stow & Tell U

  1. Mel August 25, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    Oh I love hearing about your processes, we would not work well together though I’m a mm lets try this, maybe why I have disasters, you sound so organised. Also you’d never scare me lol

  2. Anne August 25, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    mmm I think we have the same creative process! Thanks for sharing Amy! xox

  3. cori warner August 25, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Amy, thank you for making me look so good! I have really enjoyed working with you the past few weeks! Keep in touch!!

  4. dannibaird August 26, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    Amy you did a beautiful job on the blog tour and you already know I love your projects! I don’t know how you decided which ones to post, but I love the jar and the lamp. I’m glad you are getting near the end of your basement project and I’m looking forward to whatever series you are thinking about doing.

  5. Feral Turtle August 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    You totally rock my friend. So glad that you blog and I love your ideas! Keep em coming!

  6. doreen@househoneys August 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    I think you’ve stayed true to what your blog is about Amy! I love your projects as I too am a ‘texture’ junky :).

    I’ll be paying a visit to your blog buds now!

  7. Bliss September 1, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    We start out our posts in a similar way….and then we edit!

  8. Sherry@Thrift My House September 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    So cool to get to know you better! I blog pretty much the same way you do. I write how I would say it in conversation and then edit. I tend to be sarcastic and I wonder how I come across sometimes … oh well, I love your creativity! I’m a huge fan of your blog …if I can just stay caught up! Great post Amy!

  9. Donna Harvey July 26, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    Hi Amy, I am so happy I found your Blog. I am new to Blogging, and really would love to talk to other Bloggers who have the same interest as I do. I think crafty people are very caring and love to share. I would love your opinion, and any suggestions you have for my Blog. If you have time (I know how much time it takes to do what we do) please check out my Blog. http://www.createanbehappy.com Look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you, Donna Harvey

    • Amy July 28, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Donna. I’m heading over to check out your blog now 🙂

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