Monday, June 30, 2014

Blog Tour Continues

Hi Girls and Happy Monday!

 I was recently invited by Lisa at Texas Decor to participate in the 
Blog Tour that's going around.  I couldn't say no to such a sweet blogger. :)
Lisa is a fellow Texan not too far down the road from me.
That makes us immediate friends in my book.

We all blog for different reasons and with different goals in mind. 
With this post I'm supposed to answer a few questions...


What am I working on?

We moved to this house two years ago. It is quite different from our previous house that we lived in for many years. I would say that I'm working on feeling at home in this place.  So I've been asked lately if we feel all cozy and at home here...I would say yes and no. But mostly yes. :) I've tried to inject our style into a house that probably really isn't our style. Does that make sense?

Right now I'm working through the slowest door painting process on earth. I'm not your furniture painting friend in blog land...just saying. I kind of hate it. Anyway, the door came from my dad's 104 year old house that he is currently moving out of.
The door is kind of a reminder of the house of my dreams.
It will go in our girly guest room upstairs.


How does my work differ from others?

Oh gosh, it probably doesn't. The only difference you'll find with me is that I am still in love with color during a time when so many people are loving lots of white. I love the white too but can't live without color. It makes my husband and me happy!


Why do I create what I do?

In our house I create for my family and for a sense of home.
My goal is to make a happy, pretty home that we enjoy living in. 

In my garden, I create because I can't live without it! I love to dig, plant, and watch things grow.
This love was passed to me by my parents.


My blogging goal is simply to connect with others who love the same things.
It's a great feeling to "meet" others with whom you share common interests.


How does my writing/creating process work?

In decorating, I'm very visual. I'm inspired by magazines, blogs, and Pinterest. It's fun to look at photos of homes I love and see the commonalities. They are usually repeated somewhere in our house and for years at a time. When I love something in decor - I love it! I don't change things
all the time. (though it would make for a lot more blogging material if I did)


My blog process is pretty spur of the moment. Periodically I brainstorm ideas for blog posts and keep a running list but more often than not something pops up in my mind and I go with it.

I'd like to pass the torch of for this process to:

BJ at Sweet Nothings.
BJ's blog was the very first one I ever stumbled across and I will
forever be her fan. Go visit her and be prepared to see some beautiful
decorating and amazing food. You'll also be inspired by her kindness
and love of family.

Carol at Carol's Heirloom Collection
Carol and I have actually met in person. :)
She blogs about home, her grandkids, and lots of other
things near and dear to my heart. Oh and she loves her
Oklahoma State University!

Leslie Ann at Fairhope Supply
Leslie Ann lives in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama.
She shares life on the Gulf Coast mixed with lots of southern tradition,
recipes, decorating, and fun in her town.
Each time I read her work, I want to pack my bags and head for Alabama!

Have a great day y'all!

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18 comments:

Cindy Coghill said...

So nice to get to know you better since we've just recently met. You sound very down-to-earth and real - someone I would enjoy knowing in person.
I love that red pillow and the one in front of it that is barely visible. Must do a post on that bed so we can see all.
Cindy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I am glad you are participating in the tour. I enjoyed getting to know a little more about you. I too am a color girl..

Kathleen Grace said...

You aren't alone in your love of color Stacey! That is one of the things I love about your blog:>) This was a great way to find out a little more about what makes you tick. Thanks for participating, great post!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Great job Stacey! I enjoyed learning more about you. I struggle between color and neutrals. I've decided that I like neutrals with small pops of color ... I think haha. Your home is beautiful.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I really liked reading more about how you blog! Thanks so much for participating in the tour! :) I do know bj, but not the others. I'll be sure to visit their blogs today. :)

Kathy Olson said...

I love the color red and even though people are getting away from red in dining rooms for example, I still love it!
I like your style:)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love your style! and I too have to have some color!

Carol said...

Thanks so much for featuring my blog! I already had a visitor this morning.
I like your decorating style & enjoy seeing your beautiful flowers & plants. You truly have a green thumb!

Smiles,
Carol

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Aren't you nice for including me in the fun! I always love learning about the personal likes and dislikes of the people behind the blogs.

I'm with you on being a visual person and love seeing things that were created with great care and attention to detail.

Thanks for the shout-out!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A fun read and I don't change things around very much either! And when i was young I painted unfinished furniture and I stripped and re-finished furniture and painted paneled rooms and kitchen cabinets and on and on and to paint anything now is a chore !! Not a painting blogger either, lol!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...



what!!?? you, too? i thought i was the only one left who loves color. no, not really, but glad you do, too.

great to read more about you!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It was great to read your answers to these questions, Stacey! I had lots of color in our previous home. I was getting a little tired of it and the condo we moved to had neutral walls, so I am liking that right now. I do love the white look, but can't seem to leave color totally behind. : )

Happy@Home said...

I love the way you use color inside and out. You have created a most welcoming home and garden.
It was fun to learn a bit more about you, Stacey.

Art and Sand said...

I loved reading your blog tour answers and I can't wait to read the posts of the other 3 bloggers.

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bj said...

Dear Darling, :)
THANK YOU for this honor.
I'm sorry I'm just getting to this.
I've been on MEMAW DUTY for over a week and have done a HIT AND MISS on blogging and emails. I had a bunch of email and just discovered this one this morning.
Now, I'll go back and read just what I am supposed to do...how fun...
and thanks again.
love, bj

bj said...

OK, I see what I must do for this fun Blog Tour.
I am going on a week or more vacation Monday and IF I can get this post worked up, I'll post before we leave...if not, I will post when I return. Hope this is ok...?
xo

Debra Howard said...

I love painting but I completely understand your dislike of it. I am the same way about scraping old paint...I think it is a job that should belong to the devil for sure. I have learned to swap out doing what I like for what other friends do like to do and it usually works out pretty great. I have friends who dislike painting so I do that part and they do the part I don't like such as getting the piece ready to paint or adding the finishing seal coat.