Monday, August 18, 2014

It's a Blogland Tour!

Hey, everyone! Exciting stuff is goin' on here today..!

See, there's this awesome Tour de Blogland, and last week, the Queen of Free (and so totally awesome), Mindi, of My Love 2 Create featured my blog. In sharing with the good Karma, I asked many-a-blogger to participate with me, but unfortunately, this seems to be a busy time for Blog Mavens.

However! My good friend Meg, blogger over at A Crunchy Situation, and au naturale extraordinaire gave me the honor of featuring her! See, Meg is awesome on so many levels, from sharing her delish recipes to dabbling in essential oils, to telling us all about her efforts to raise chickens. I love her, but go check her out and fall in love yourself!

Here's from Meg.

"I'm Meg - I love local farmers, Crock flip-flops, cooking at home, and Shea butter experiments. I'm a silly and moderately inappropriate crunchy kinda gal, a mom, and wifey extraordinaire to a VERY patient dude!"

Um, yum!

She just shared her Meg-Version of chiles rellenos, and I'm drooling. I love me some good chiles rellenos!

So now I get to answer a few questions about myself. Excuse me while I fumble around a lot, this is a lot harder than it seems!

1. What am I working on?

Halloween!! I haven't been blogging about it, because e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e. is asking, "Already?" - YES! ALREADY! But I won't put you all in a place you don't want to be yet. 

A big storm knocked down our tree where I usually set up our cemetery, so I have a lot of reconfiguring/rethinking to do.. I built this tripod to hold a cauldron from our fallen tree's branches, in addition to building 47 feet of fencing and starting a giant spider. 

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This is tough! There are so many bloggers out there that build/craft/design (and they don't procrastinate nearly as much as I do!). I really can't say..!

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

Another tough question! I started this blog because I was sharing photos of my "creations" with my sister, and she said, "You should start a blog!". So I did! But the amazing people and opportunities this blog has introduced me to is what keeps me going. I'll never be one of those bloggers who posts every day (my "crafts" have to finish and be cleaned up so my house can be lived in before I start dinner), and will never reach big time fame (even though I've been recognized in Lowe's and Home Depot! HI GUYS!!!), but it's fun and I wouldn't trade it for anything. 

4. How does your writing/ creating process work? 

So... I'll think of something, and then procrastinate starting it. Then I start it, get to a part that requires some brain activity, and then procrastinate... Eventually I'll pick up where I left off, probably get overheated and then procrastinate. I really am that lazy. When it's finished, I'll procrastinate writing about it because it requires me to edit pictures and actually think about what I'm going to say. Oh gosh, this is so bad to admit!

If you haven't had the chance to go on tour with all the amazing bloggers, I'd say to start with Mindi and work your way back. It's such a fun read, and you'll find so many amazing bloggers along the way!


  1. So fun Gina!! I love that you are a huge Halloween fan, we have been getting more into it the past few years (I even decorated our porch, which is huge for me) Our neighbor down the street does a haunted house every year and it is hooking us in... I think I am a lot like you on the procrastinating side, it should be my middle name. You are amazing, no matter how many times you post, as long as you post sometimes so I can see your cool projects! :) Thanks so much for participating, and good luck with your Halloween stuff, love the tripod and can't wait to see the spider!

  2. If you keep this up, you'll turn out like my friend Casey!

  3. Is everything ok? Just two days 'til Halloween and no posts since August? Highly unusual!