Monday, 21 July 2014

BlogLand Tour

Last week I was invited by my blogging friend, Jann, at Have A Daily cup of Mrs. Olsen to take part in a BlogLand Tour.
Thank you, Jann, for including me!
Jann has such an interesting blog to follow... She is a quilter, a gardener, and a crafter who always has a project in the works. Her blog is just packed full of creative inspiration!
One of Jann's most recent projects was her sewing room redo. If you missed it, you will definitely want to view it here.
Now to start my part of the BlogLand Tour, I am to answer the following four questions:
1) What are you working on?
Actually, I am working on nothing right now, except having all the fun that I can pack into one week with my sweet granddaughter, Starlet!
She is a pure joy to her Papa and me.
She and I will be working on projects together, but most of our time has been spent fishing and swimming while the weather is holding out.
I did recently finish a Budget Porch Project that you can view here, if you missed it when it was recently posted.
I have also finished a Budget Basement Laundry Room Redo, but it will have to wait until after my time with my granddaughter's is over.
Family first, right?
2) How does my work differ from others?

The only way that I think that it might differ is simply because we are all unique individuals with differing taste and style preferences of our own.
Hopefully we are creating those things that we enjoy ourselves or that we believe will bring joy to others!

3) Why do I write/create what I do?

Again, it is because it brings me such joy! It's very satisfying to have an inspiring idea, and then in turn see it come together before your eyes.
I enjoy reading about what other blogger friends are creating, I love hearing how their families are getting on,
seeing the beautiful scenery from their neck of the woods; even trying a recipe or two they've been good enough to share. I, in turn, hope they are enjoying my post too.
4) How does your writing/creating process work?
It's really pretty simple!
A lot of times my writing comes as a result of a beautiful photo that I have taken that's inspired me.
Other times I am writing about a project I'm working on or a story about a trip I've taken somewhere.
I'm inspired by life in general...
Now I would like you to meet two sweet ladies whose blogs I immensely enjoy and I think that you will too.
Both of these women have accepted my invitation to carry on the BlogLand Tour for July 28th.
Lovely Brandi blogs over at Do Not Disturb This Groove . She is a wife, mother of two, and mom to three fur babies. Brandi loves to create pretty things and decorate her home on a budget. After renting for years she and her husband purchased their home six years ago. Brandi enjoys making her house a home. She and her husband stay busy making changes to their home. For the past few years they've enjoyed updating the kitchen cabinets, giving their son's room a new look  and most recently, creating a relaxing outdoor patio.
Brandi loves the challenge of a DIY project!
Sweet Stephanie's blog is The Enchanting Rose.
She says that her little place consist of crafts, sewing, recipes, hymns, tea cups, and sweet encouragement from the Bible.
Stephanie is a lover of all things vintage and beautiful books. Roses are her weakness and reading is a pure joy to her!
A big "Thank You" again to both of you ladies for participating in The BlogLand Tour!
Partying Here:





  1. Great post! I absolutely adored your budget porch project and wouldn't be surprised if I ever saw it featured in a magazine someday. And I'm looking forward to your laundry project. I need some personality added to my laundry room, so I hope your transformation helps to inspire me!

  2. Hi Kimberly, You are very creative and I always enjoy reading what your projects are. I especially like it when people make beautiful things while on a budget... You should write a book!!


  3. Loved the post Kimberly, fantastic pictures, Blessings Francine.

  4. I love Jann's idea of featuring other blogs. It's what most bloggers did before Pinterest literally took over. So glad that you are enjoying your time with your beautiful granddaughter. Sometimes grands keep us way busy and other times they help slow us down and enjoy the season.

  5. Stephanie sent me over and I just want to say you did a beautiful job on your porch, wonderful decorating and to have such a wonderful view outside too, what a blessing!

  6. I'm visiting from Stephanie's. First of all I'm impressed by your your beautiful porch and photos. Lovely!

  7. Great idea and a good way to really get to know a Blogger. Fun, interesting info you are sharing.
    Your porch is lovely and I can appreciate you taking the time to talk about how you write. Happy Monday.

  8. Great post.
    Looking forward to reading the other blogs that you linked to.

    So happy for you that you are enjoying this time with your sweet Granddaughter!! Warm memories being made, for certain!!

    Have a happy day, my friend.


  9. Just popping in from Stephanie's blog. I love your cute! And the toolbox 5 ways couldn't have come at a better time as I found four identical to yours in my hubby's shop yesterday and told him I had to have one to paint and put in the house! Excellent ideas for how to use it. Thanks!

    Blessings, Vicky

  10. Creative tool box uses! My husband built me one a while back to keep gardening supplies in. They are handy little carriers. I am visiting from Stephanie's today - nice to meet you!

  11. What a treat to visit your glorious blog! I was sent here by lovely Stephanie and I am so glad I was, because I have fallen in love with your blog. I look forward to reading more of your posts to come :) Your post was such a delight to read and see all of the sweet things you shared. Your porch turned out too beautiful for words.

    Blessings to you!
    Have a wonderful day♥

  12. This blog tour has been so nice. I really enjoy hearing a little more about how you think and work!

  13. A beautiful post, Kimberly :) I know I have told you before, but I will say it again. . .I love your porch on a budget project! Everything is so sweet and pretty and of course I love the vintage look :)

    Thanks for asking me to be apart of the tour - I truly appreciate it. Wishing you a lovely afternoon!

    Hugs and blessings!

  14. Such a lovely post, Kimberly. Isn't the blogging community wonderful? What an opportunity we all have to learn from one another and make friends with folks that we would otherwise never meet.
    It's great to discover your blog and I look forward to visiting often.
    Have a great day :)

  15. I enjoyed reading your answers and post, Kimberly. Have fun with your granddaughter during her visit! I will be back to check out your links later. Enjoy your day!

  16. Hi,
    Just popping over from Stephanie's blog. I'm so glad that I did. What a lovely post. Your porch is absolutely lovely!
    Looking forward to following along.
    Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

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  19. Hi, I'm visiting from Stephanie's blog. I hope you have good weather and lots of fun this week!

  20. Fun post, Kimberly! I love seeing what your up to and how your creative mind works! Thanks for sharing the others, too! It's been a fun tour!

  21. Hi Kimberly, I left a comment yesterday, but not seeing it. Wonder if I didn't publish it. lol! You know I love your porch and can't wait to see laundry room! I adore Stephanie, but am not familiar with your other blogger. Will say 'hi'. Thanks so much for joining!

  22. Hi Kimberley! Thank you again so much for including me in the blog hop. It's been a pleasure getting to know you more. I hope that you and your granddaughter are having lots of fun together.

  23. Hi, you made your porch look so pretty and I love all the things you can do with a tool box. It was nice to get to know you a little bit today.
    Julie's Lifestyle

  24. I have always enjoyed seeing what you create, because like me, you have to stick to a very small budget and you love to use vintage items, like myself.
    It's good to know that you are having a grand summer.
    Hugs, Cindy


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  26. Hello :) I recognized Your blog and thought I was already a follower but when I checked,I was wrong.I corrected that and now am Your new follower.I'm blog hoping and came from Stephanie's blog. I love Your pretty porch-What a delight. Denise


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