Monday, September 1, 2014

A Tour Through Blogland with Vintage Gwen



Hey there! It's Monday and I have a treat for you!
I was invited to participate in some blogging fun called A Tour Through Blogland. Basically this tour is a way to get to know bloggers better and I thought it'd be fun AND I get to share a little about a few of my favorite bloggers! Before I share about Vintage Gwen let me introduce you to the fabulous Bethany of Pitter and Glink, who invited me to the tour. 

Bethany is one of my favorite bloggers because she is just so dang creative! All of her crafts and diys always leave me smiling.  Creativity seems like it comes with ease to her and I so admire that! She makes everything look effortless, she builds furniture even!! She made this vintage table! This is one of most  favorite projects of hers and repinned images (and hers too I'm sure!)


....how fun is this makeup pouch? I could seriously rave about Bethany all day long! Be sure and visit her blog!
And now let me share a little and answer the tour questions.
1. What are you currently working on?
The answer really makes me sad a little...nothing in particular! I have so many home projects I need to do and finish it's not even funny.  I have a 3rd bedroom that needs to be cleaned out, I'd like to finish my bedroom by hanging curtains and photos, I have photos to add to my gallery wall and I recently bought a new bed frame that's going to need to be painted. I"ll just be honest, if there are 'life things' going on then I don't get to create.  And there's been some 'life things' going on lately.  My youngest brother got remarried and we just gave them a reception, Lil' Hunkie just started PreK but then there's some 'life things' coming up like a ladies retreat and a bridal shower.  So it's all about juggling! 
I'm hoping the next thing I get to work on is my bed frame!

2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
Whoa! Talk about the hardest question of all time!!!
I totally agree with how Bethany answered this question:
 "I think everyone who blogs brings a unique perspective to the web, and while readers of a blog can easily see that blogger's uniqueness, I think it's sometimes hard for the blogger to describe that uniqueness. Some people want their blogs to fit into a certain box, but I try not to limit myself to one specific craft or project type.  I try to stay true to things that I really love, so you won't see me jumping onto any band wagons just for the heck of it."  
I love crafting. And so if I see something I'd like to try my hand at I give it a go. I want the things I share be something a reader could do, so a lot of my crafts I focus on being uncomplicated. 

3. Why do you write/create what you do?
Again, I love crafting! I was doing it long before I decided to blog about it. And I love baking and cooking and simply put I love Jesus. Oh yeah and I'm a tad bit of a beauty junkie! So I write about what I like and love. Annnd I really like writing. I almost went into fashion journalism instead of apparel merchandising in college.  Annnd it might be on my bucket list to write a children's book.  So I know that some may say a blog should have one main focus like just crafts or just recipes but I think that's a pretty small box and takes a lot of energy to maintain. 

4.  How does your writing/creating process work?
Again such a hard question for me! First of all I like having a 'blogging calendar' to go by. So Wednesdays is always the Show & Share link party, Thursdays I try and share a craft/diy, Fridays beauty/fashion and Saturdays is Chapel (devotional type post). I fit recipes in here and there.  And sometimes special posts come along like this one! And inspiration is just about everywhere now since we have Pinterest and the magic of hashtags. One of my favorite things to do is to look through hashtags on Instagram to get ideas. Yep, I'm a visual person!
And there's always tons of great, creative, inspiring bloggers out there.  
I invited Emily to the tour and I'm so excited she accepted!

Emily is a  hip creator let me tell ya! I love the simple, yet modern spin she puts on things. Her and her hubby are currently remodeling their home and it's going to be so rad when they are done! Just look at what they've got going on in the kitchen....

Beautiful!!
And guess what else I love about Emily? She lives in Oklahoma like me and loves Jesus too!
Be sure and visit Emily at her place!

Well, hope you enjoyed my little part of the tour!
Happy Monday lovelies!!

3 comments:

Bethany Lee said...

You are too sweet! Thanks so much for your kind words! I loved reading this post and learning more about you as a blogger. I can't wait to see the projects that you plan to work on soon!!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Marilyn Clark said...

What a great trip through Blogland! I agree...Bethany is one talented lady!

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