flowers from the Farmers Market this weekThanks to Kari, for hosting this fun little party. She is a great example of everything I love about blogging. She's so great at hosting parties, and swaps. I love the blogging for bliss book, I spent hours at barnes and nobles looking at it.
I like the idea of talking about blogging for bliss. I started this blog 2 1/2 years ago. It was fun to reread my very first post. (Also very cringeworthy to look at the early pics.) I guess I started this blog because I was inspired by all the pretty eye candy out there. I wanted it to be a place where I could share the crafts I made, and meet other people with the same interests as me. I wanted to start up an etsy shop, and sure enough- now I am doing just that. It isn't super successful, and it's taken hours of learning, but I love it and it's worth all the hard work. I can't wait to see what happens in the coming year. I would love to grow and learn from all the great artist bloggers out there. I hope to attend ArtFest if I can. I really want to get more interactive with making things and grow more.
the wedding cake I made for our wedding
sharing before and after projects
I love looking at the world through the eyes of blogging, even though it may be silly- I love to take a picture just because it is pretty and inspiring. I know that other people enjoy seeing the little pretty, mundane things in life that make it a little more enjoyable. I like looking at stuff and enjoying all the pretty things God gives us. I think it builds the artistic, creative side of us.
advent calendars I made for my etsy shop
Bloggers are usually cheerful. I think we're all aware that life isn't rosy all the time, but there is so much negativity on the news that it's nice to find a place to share uplifting anti-depressive ideas. The blogging community is so supportive. When we do fall down and have rough days people are there to leave a comment and cheer you up. Bloggers are also generous, where else do you get so many people giving away things for free? Speaking of giveaways- I'm doing one this week, just leave a comment on the previous post for a beach tote full of goodies.
my giveaway you can win right now
I must admit, I'm not too good at commenting. I'm awful at coming up with clever one liners- I feel a little awkward. I am starting to come out of my shell though. I'm so excited to be participating in Ally's ATC swap. You can join in too! And I'm excited to meet people through this blogging for bliss party!
our adventures living in Berkeley
I like blogging because it keeps my family updated on what's going on in my life. And it's not too in their face, if they want to look they can, but they don't have to.
adventures of running a lodge that hosted weddings
Overall it's just a nice way for me to blab on and express myself and there really aren't too many rules. I like it! It's helped me learn how to take better pictures. I love writing, journaling, crafts, cooking, photography, thrifting, the outdoors, interior design, and artistic stuff so I feel blogging is a perfect marriage of all those interests. The fact that we can interact throughout the world for free on a pretty online journal is fantastic.