Home Life Blog: Tour Through Blogland

September 15, 2014

Tour Through Blogland

When Shannon from Bohemian Junktion asked me to join the Tour Through Blogland fun, I immediately said yes!

I found Shannon's blog through a link party (an online party where other bloggers link up their projects so other's can see).  I loved her blog from the get-go!  She has such a fun style and I loved how she is a queen at DIY on the cheap!  I messaged her and actually nominated her for the Leibster Blog Award.   I was excited when she said yes.  Check out her amazing talent for yourself with some of these amazing projects she's done.

Are you drooling yet?  Need more eye candy?  You can check out her blog here  and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to get your fix!  Now on to the questions for this post. 

1)  What am I working on right now?

Right now I'm working on my closet area.


I've shown you how it looked after I decluttered it a few months ago, now I'm working on incorporating a place for all my pretty jewelry.  I currently keep my jewelry in a drawer and on a wall (no picture of that yet).  I'm hoping to be done with this project before October, so stay tuned! =)

2)  How does my work differ from others in the same genre?

I don't know how it's really different from everyone else's, but I try my best to do and show my readers projects that are easy.  I know when I read other organizing blogs I like to see things that I can do myself.  Something that doesn't take much dedication or time to do.  I also love to make things look pretty.

It doesn't matter if it's something out of sight, like the drawer under the bathroom sink.

Or a command center that is seen by everyone.

If there is a way to make it pretty and functional, I will find it!

3)  Why do I create/write what I do?

I started this blog as a way to motivate myself into getting organized.  I wanted it as a way to track my accomplishments and hold myself accountable.  Organization is a learning process and it's always evolving.  I wanted to share my projects with everyone in case anyone else could get ideas.  I like helping people out, so if this is a way I can do that, then I'm happy to do it.

I'm not claiming to be a professional organizer or anything, I am still far from that and I'm still learning new things each and every day, but I hope I can help inspire anyone who is feeling over whelmed or needs a new idea on getting organized.

4)  How does my writing/creative process work?

I put a lot of thought into a project before I start it no matter how big or small it may be.  I'm talking months sometimes, really thinking about every detail and how it might work down the line.  You can see that in my Puzzle Organization post here where I debate weather to use plastic bags or not.

Every once in a while I'll do a small project and just make it up as I go, but those usually are the ones that don't work well.  Here's the process I used for some of my most successful projects.
  1. Be a guest in my own home.  I basically try to look at my house through "new eyes" as if I was looking at everything for the first time.  Sometimes we overlook things that don't work because we get so used to it already.
  2. I look around and see what works and what doesn't work.  I even see how I can make things work better.
  3. After pinpointing a problem, I try to think of a solution.  This is the time where I get inspiration from other blogs, pinterest or just with objects I know I would like to incorporate.  
  4. Implement the solution and use it for a while.
  5. Re-eveluate the project and see if it's working or not.  If not, then I repeat these steps until I find a good solution.  

That about sums it up for this part!  Now it's time to move on to the blog I nominated!

Robyn from Robyn's Little Nest!  Here's a little sneak peek into her awesome blog!  

I'm loving all of her organization inspiration!  From the coat closet turned entryway to the spices all nice and organized in the kitchen cabinet.  She even found a great way to organize all those project life kits so you can find exactly what you are looking for!  

Check out these and more awesome projects on her blog Robyn's Little Nest.  You can also follow her through these other social media outlets: Facebok, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  I can't wait to see your Tour Through Blogland on Monday Robyn!  

Before I end this tour I just wanted to give a quick thank you again for the nomination to Shannon from Bohemian Junktion!   What an awesome gal you are!  =)

I hope you all enjoyed this tour as much as I enjoyed putting it together! 



  1. Fun! Closet organization is a tough one for us. We live in an old house with TINY closets.

    1. Thanks. Closets are are tough for us too. We had to make a closet against the wall because we didn't have one. If you have space under the bed, you could store seasonal clothes there to make more room. Then, switch them out when the next season starts. =)

  2. Loved reading about your process :) You and I are exactly opposites. I usually make everything up as I go along and have a super hard time planning ahead. I get an idea and then don't stop till it's all done. I also tend ftoward super complicated, massive time commitment projects...lol. I suppose my readers might appreciate a little less complication, though.

    1. Thank you Anna. Everyone has their own way of doing things. As long as it works for you, then it's a good process. ;)

  3. You are so sweet. OK, I want you to come help get my closet and shed organized. Plus, I'm totally using your process. I like the whole idea of looking through the eyes of a guest. Thanks for participating.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

    1. Haha! Thanks Shannon! It sounds like a deal. I had fun putting this tour together and I feel like I know the two of you a little better. =)

  4. Love the idea of looking at my home through the eyes of a guest! That's great. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you could stop by! =)

  5. I loved reading about your creative process! It gives me some great ideas for when I get stuck!

    1. Thanks Valerie! Glad I can help!

  6. Love reading how other bloggers work! Great post, love how organized you are!

  7. What a lovely post! This is such a great way to get to know other bloggers and their blogs!

  8. What a great blog and such a great post!! I wish I was more organized... I wish I knew where to start AND how to finish it. SOOOOOO overwhelming! ;) I will have to read more often!

  9. I love your tip for looking at your home like you're the guest. I'm always amazed at how much stuff I could easily fix, but I just don't NOTICE it.


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