In case you're wondering about my title, no, I don't need a big slice of humble pie. I'm participating in the "5 Reasons Why My Blog Rocks" party at Serenity Now!
Amanda created this party as an opportunity for those of us who couldn't go to Blissdom to network and get to know each other.
Actually this is sorta hard for me- as I suspect it is for most women. We're generally taught at a pretty young age that it's not nice to brag, and while men seem to learn the difference between bragging and self-promotion, most women I know (myself included) can't even take a compliment! I guess we think we'll seem full of ourselves if we just say "thank you" when someone says something nice about us?
My Boogie (in case you're new here, that's my goofy pet name for my husband) has been trying to cure me of this since we met. On one of our first dates while answering all of the typical getting-to-know-you questions it came up that he was a fine art minor in college. Then he said something like, "I paint. I'm actually really good at it." I was a little startled that he could state his talent so plainly. Then it was my turn. I told him I was a music major with a vocal concentration. He said something like, "so, you sing. Are you good?" To him it was a simle question, but I couldn't bring myself to say "yes, I'm quite good" even though I had a degree to prove it! Since then he has been forcing me to just smile and say thank you every time he gives me a compliment, no matter what. Sometimes it takes all I've got not to disqualify the compliment with some sarcastic comment, but I'm getting better at it!
So here it goes, my 5 reasons why my blog rocks!
1. No filler posts here!
I don't post everyday, but I'm trying for 3 times a week, and while my posts are not as frequent as some other bloggers, I only post when I really have somthing interesting to share.
2. I love a good makeover!
Most of my posts involve before and after photos, either of simple solutions for problem spots around the house, room makeovers, or furniture makeovers.
3. My projects are either cheap or free
I'm a sahm, and living on one salary means I can't spend much (or sometimes anything!) on my decorating projects. I find that this actually works to my advantage since necessity is the mother of all invention- motherhood has necessitated my inventions! So along with some cool diy projects I'll offer ways to procure the materials for next to nothing.
4. I offer clear instructions and lots of encouragement!
Some of my projects are simple, others may seem pretty lofty, but I'll always do my best to give you all the information and encouragement you need to get the job done!
5. I'll be the guinea pig!
All this necessity makes me come up with some pretty hair-brained ideas (like turning garbage into furniture) and I'm crazy enough to try them out! I'll work the kinks out so you get the benefit of my mistakes and my successes!
There, I guess that wasn't so hard! I hope you'll come back to visit me again soon!