Monday, August 4, 2014

Touring Through Blogland

Hi all!!! I'm super excited about this post. Shonee from Hawthorne and Main asked if I'd like to be apart of a blog tour.  Just ask my kids how many times I squealed when I got the email. I thought this would be a great way to meet lots of other bloggers and a great way for readers to connect with other bloggers. Please visit Shonee and say hi for me. Her blog is so sweet with lots of great projects and recipes sure to inspire you.


So welcome to my tour, if you were really touring my home I would offer you some sweet tea of course.
I'll start the tour with my family, they are the biggest reason I do what I do.

This picture says a lot! Nolan usually doesn't want to cooperate our way, it his way or the highway. Sadie is good and does her own thing. My bigs, Lissy and Jackson are great kids!! And yes my husband is missing from the photo, he's behind the camera. With 6 of us it's hard to catch us all in the same place.
I'm sharing this photo of my husband and I because it shows how my husband loves and supports me. He is a carpenter (have I mentioned that before? hehe) so he knows how to use tools and uses them daily. I give him credit here often because without his help most of my projects wouldn't be completed. Here he is in this photo showing me how to use the saw he gave me. He had such patience with me that day and it was totally his idea for this spur of the moment lesson.


So here are my answers to the questions all of the participating blogs are answering:
1. What am I working on?
Everything!!! Ok, more specifically: Moving the blog to it's own domain is my number one priority right now. I'm so not techie so it's been difficult. Look for At Home with Sweet T's new home in a few weeks (just losing that .blogspot at the end). We are gearing up for Phase 2 of the kitchen update which will include new counters, backsplash, sink and faucet. My Tween's bedroom is in need of a major update somewhere closer to teenville and far from kidville. Since my husband has moved his workspace out of our garage and gotten his own shop, I desperately need to get some organization going out there and get my shop/studio set up. Those are the big things, I always have something going on.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I suppose my genre is a little DIY, crafty, d├ęcor right? I think everyone's answer to this question is the same, my work is different because it comes from me, from my heart and creative spirit.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
This answer applies to question 2 as well. I do what I do because it's what makes me happy. Some things I do fill a need in my home and family. I share it here on my blog so that my work can inspire others. I don't expect every reader to create exactly what I have created the exact way I did it. For instance if my Family Command Center inspires another family to set up something similar to keep them organized then I am super happy.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
So my creating process is all over the place. I am terrible at starting a project and then not doing anything with it for months (Right, babe). Sometimes I am creating something out of a need and sometimes it's because something has completely inspired me and I need to get my version or idea out before I can move on. I may not finish that project but just by starting it I feel better. As far as my writing here on the blog, I try to be real and write as if I'm talking to a good friend.

So the last part of the tour is to introduce you to 3 other great bloggers. These ladies will be sharing on their blogs next week, so be sure to come back here next week for the links to their blogs to see their tours. But for now go ahead and click over and say hi to these lovely ladies, be sure to tell them that I sent you.

1. Laura from Pink Cake Plate
Laura is so super sweet and loves to show her Disney side. Being a bit of a Disney lover myself that's probably why I connected with Laura so well. She has a lot of great recipes on her blog.  Warning: I think even her photos have a calorie count. ;)
2. Ann-Marie from Chaos is Bliss
Ann-Marie is busy mom to 3 cuties. She shares ways to save $$$ for family. I'm not talking coupons, she's got great tips for saving everywhere. She knows how to stretch a dollar!
3. Missi from Life is Poppin
Missi is a local (to me) gal whose life is just as her blog title says. She shares a big mix of topics from saving money to DIY to recipes. On her blog, cake pops have their own tab, check them out.

Thanks for stopping by At Home with Sweet T!!!
(Please go visit these other ladies I've linked to in this post and show them some bloggy love)
-Tracy