While I was at the Haven conference last month, I became friends with Krista of The Happy Housie. She was my roomie and my travel buddy.
She is a lovely soul with a great eye for colourful style. And she invited me to participate in a Tour Through Blogland – where bloggers connect to each other in order to share a small “tour” of their blog and answer a few questions.
Of course I would participate! I was honoured.
Each blogger is asked the same four questions – I’ll let them guide me through the post.
Aside from the house, I’m currently scouring Craigslist and garage sales for furniture projects. We’ve got a gutted house to furnish! And now that September (and school – gulp!) is looming, I’m sure that I’ll start to focus on projects related to Lila and her first year in Kindergarten.
But we can’t talk about that now. I’m deep in denial that my little 5 year old is going to march through those big school doors. That’s a whole other angsty post.
I don’t take myself all that seriously. I love to have a laugh – even at my own expense.
They eagerly hop up to the table (or countertop or wherever we may be) if I ask if they want to make something with me. I love the confidence they have as they grasp paint brushes, mixing spoons, or – their favourite – scissors. I hope that they always feel a connection to their creative sides.
But as much as I love spray paint and glueing stuff to other stuff, I equally love the writing side of blogging. I feel like writing a post is like having a conversation; I write the way I talk.
This means that my writing can be a bit disjointed. There are lots of sentence fragments and sentences that start with “and”. Sometimes I abuse the word “like”. Other times I over-use “awesome”.
The English teacher in me does not approve. But the blogger says, “Bah. It’s fine. Hyper-editing is for suckers.”
It’s been a wonderful year and a half of creating Suburble, and I haven’t lost steam yet. And with this house sitting in a pile of dust and discombobulation, you know that I’ll have ample material to chatter about.
My kitchen cabinets are sitting in the family room. And there’s a garage full of SMARTWALL that somebody is going to have to put up. The lists… they’re not short.
Now as this leg of the Blogland Tour ends, I invite you to continue on to meet another talented blogger.
Next week, my dear friend, Kirsten from Sweet Tea and Saving Grace, will be taking you on a tour of her little bloggy haunt.
Get to know her; she’s fabulous!
Krista @ the happy housie
You always are telling a story and are a fabulous story teller to boot! That voice of yours makes your blog one of the few that I “read” word for word instead of skimming for the glossy pictures. Thanks for participating Tara! You’re a great sport:)
Thank you so very much, Krista! Your words mean so much! 🙂
Awwww! I think you’re pretty fabulous, too missy! LOVE your tour 🙂 Your family is the sweetest and you are uber-talented. I’m seriously itching to see that house! I know you’re loving all the DIY goodness. 🙂
I am loving the DIY-craziness… but you ARE fabulous, friend! I’m so happy that you’re back in the blogging world – we missed you!
Tara, this was fun to read and nice to know a little more about you! I have enjoyed your blog since the beginning and was thrilled when you offered to do a guest post for me way back when! Keep up the good work girl!
Thank you so much, Danni! You’ve been such a wonderful friend throughout my entire blog-career. I remember that guest post – I was like “I’m going to be on SOMEONE ELSE’S BLOG! Woot woot!”
Nice to know a bit more about you Tara!
Aww… thanks, friend. 🙂
Great post Tara as always! Love your blog:)
Thank you so much, Roya! You’re such a sweet soul. 🙂