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Monday, August 18, 2014

{Touring Through Blogland} A little about me and 3 bloggers you'll want to meet

Happy Monday, everyone!  Have you all been enjoying the tours through blogland?  Last week, Erin and Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs shared their tour and invited me to participate in the tour this week.

One of the best things about blogging is the blogging community.  In the year that I've been blogging I've meet so many wonderful, creative women and Erin and Emily are at the top of the list.  They have reached out to me on numerous occasions inviting me to guest post on their blog and also to join them as a host to their weekly link party, Your Designs This Time.

If you haven't checked out their blog, Elizabeth Joan Designs, head over and check out their projects page to see what they've been up to.

Just look how cute this ruler succulent planter is and just in time for back to school.

Now it's my turn to welcome you into my home and learn a little more about me.

Two of my absolute favorite rooms in my house are my master bedroom and my daughters room, both of which were recently updated and a bit more colorful than my normal style.

A Little About Me

For those of you that are new around here, welcome and thank you for stopping by!   I live in a small rancher with my husband and two beautiful kids, hence the name Little House of Four.  The great part about where I live is that I am surrounded by family.  We live in the same neighborhood as my in-laws (and where my husband grew up), my parents live about a mile away and my brother, sister-in-law and aunt live 3 miles away. For some, this may not be the ideal situation, but for me, I wouldn't have it any other way.

I met my husband through my older brother when I was in high school (older brother's are the best for meeting guys.)  and we married when I was just 22 (he's five years older than me and I never let him forget it).  Having an older brother and husband who are great friends and get along is amazing.  It makes family get together's so much more enjoyable.  Shortly after we were married, when I was 24, I had my daughter Paige, and then my son, Owen 2 years later.  If that wasn't enough about me, you can head over to my "About" page, here .

What am I working on right now?

If you're a regular reader then you'll know that the big project we are currently working on is our garage and mudroom/kitchen addition.

My husband is working as general contractor and has been so busy organizing contractors and trying to meet all the counties demands.  It's a ton of work, but he has saved us thousands of dollars by doing the majority of work himself.  While that is going on, I'm keeping myself busy with smaller projects that I have planned for fall and figuring out how I'm going to make the mudroom look "finished" while we save up to actually complete phase two of the renovations.

How does my work differ from others in my genre?

First of all, what?  I don't consider blogging work, but I'll do my best to answer the question.

Some people have a very defined style, I on the other hand have a more eclectic (aka all over the place) style.  I love mid century modern pieces,  dark furniture, rustic and vintage touches and pops of gold.  I tend to lean toward cooler, neutral tones throughout my house and mix a variety of styles.   I'm not a big fan of bright colors, but have gone outside of my comfort zone in our bedrooms.  

The hardest part of loving so many different styles is incorporating them all into my home, which can definitely be a challenge when decorating. 
I just recently purchased this vintage server from the Vintage market and LOVE the color and feel that it adds to my dining room.
On the other hand, these DIY pallet frames and steel pipe shelves add a more rustic and industrial feel to my home.
I can't forget the touches of gold throughout my house, like this gold dot pillow.

How does my writing/creative process work?

I can't live without a list.  Lists are the only way I keep all the crazy ideas in my head organized while working full time, taking care of two young children and keeping my house in order.  When an idea or project pops into my head I usually write it down in my book.  I have limited DIY and project time, so when I get a few minutes I'll complete something off my list.  

I'm also a visual person, so sometimes I'll draw out a plan from an idea in my head or I'll see something similar in a magazine.  

Why do I write/create what I do?

I've always loved doing projects, crafts, decorating and turning junk into treasures.  I feel like I have a pretty good eye for seeing the potential in things and love the hunt of finding a good deal.  I'm a strong believer that decorating doesn't have to cost a fortune and wanted others to see that you can make your house a home without blowing the budget.  

Passing it on!

Enough about me, now let me introduce you to two other fabulous bloggers that I have had the pleasure of getting to know.

Meet Karen From A House Full of Sunshine

"You won't have to stick around here long to learn that I'm kind of obsessed with interior design and all things home. My husband is a property developer, so I've been lucky enough to work on a portfolio of close to a hundred homes over the years. I still get a buzz out of choosing tiles and paint colours and tap-ware." 

Meet Amber From Restless Arrow

"I started this blog to document progress of a foreclosed home we purchased, share DIY projects, and hopefully, share a little about this blessed life we live.
Along the way, after starting one year ago in this documentation, I’ve learned so much and hope to inspire you to use what you have to inspire YOURSELF as you change. If you’re anything like me, you enjoy change in a way that freshens things up and makes your home invitingcomfortable, and peaceful to those around you. I’m slowly learning my style and the discovery as it unfolds around me."


  1. Yay!! Loved your tour, Katie! Your home is so fun and it is great getting to know you even better!!

    1. Thanks so much for inviting me to participate!

  2. Great tour Katie! I love getting to know you better! By the way, I have the exact same green couch as you!

    1. Great minds must think a like :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Just found your blog thru the Happy Housie and took your home tour. I love your decorating style! I'm a new follower too!

    Lori @ Thrifty Decor Mom

    1. Thanks SO much, Lori! I'm thrilled that you found my blog and took the time to stop by.

  4. Katie, I loved reading this and learning more about you! Your projects are all beautiful. Thank you so much for inviting me to participate in the tour!

  5. Thanks Karen! I'm looking forward to your tour next week and getting to know you better :)

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