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!