Thursday, September 27, 2012

of popsicle stick boxes and blogging

I've been meaning to publish a new post but generally blog at night and have just been too sleepy to figure out Blogger's new "improvements." Well, tonight I'm sleepy but determined so please bear with any formatting issues or rambling!

I actually thought it would be easy to re-run an old post but as I perused my archives I discovered something: This very week four years ago I wrote a post entitled Ooh La La: Popsicle Stick Boxes. In that single paragraph I shared my enjoyment of cobbling these little boxes, how I was about to be a first-time vendor at a craft show, and would anyone ever buy one of these things?

Four years later I am excitedly putting the finishing touches on a book I have written of over thirty-five craft projects (backstory here) of all types of things I adore tinkering, set to publish in February.

With blogging, you just never know what sort of untapped passion you might uncover or discover. Perhaps it's finding that you have a natural eye for styling, photographing, making things, decorating, writing, connecting with others, and countless other wonderful things.

The online landscape has changed dramatically since I first clicked the orange "publish" button. Back then there were no "mom bloggers" earning six-digit incomes, no Pinterest or tagging images, no Facebook -- just a platform where many of us logged-on to share and stumble upon like-minded individuals with whom we literally clicked, often becoming special, supportive (and longtime) friends.

To me, there is still nothing quite like blogging.

I wish you happy blogging, always


Monday, September 17, 2012

giveaway winner announcement

Thank you very much to everyone who entered to win my recent giveaway of the light switch project featured in the October issue of Romantic Homes magazine.

Using I am happy to announce that the winner is Daisy of the always beautiful blog, Daisy Pink Cupcake!


Monday, September 10, 2012

"bright idea" giveaway

Hello! I guess it's been a while. I'm still shaking my head that Labor Day has passed. Since my last post life has been busy with the boys going back to school (still adjusting to needing to be so organized on a daily basis), reviewing layouts of the book (pinch me!), pitching new ideas, and finally getting around to some home improvement projects.

I even missed posting on my 4th Blogthday, a milestone that means so very much to me. To thank everyone for still visiting despite my absence, I'm having a little giveaway.

The prize is the two frames featured in my "make it" feature of the October issue of Romantic Homes. I will also assemble a bag of tinkering treats to include.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. You do not need a blog to enter, just be sure to check back to see if you have won or leave your email address in your entry comment. This giveaway is open to international blog friends, too.

For additional chances, post about the giveaway on your blog, Facebook page or Twitter and leave a comment for each so that I know to include those entries.

A winner will be chosen using on Monday, September 17, 2012.

Have a great week!