I love writing fun tutorial posts on a DIY project, decorations for the home, or sharing a new recipe or fashion find. That’s what started this little blog – my love for creating things without spending too much time or money. But after almost 2 years of blogging, I realized I needed to be better about keeping up with all the other aspects of running a blog. Things like organization. ugh. Not necessarily the fun blogging stuff, but just as important. So I organized my posts into different categories so you can access all of them via the top navigation menu bar on my blog: DIY, home decor, holiday and freebies.
Creating a blog has been such a great venture and learning experience. If you’re not familiar with the blog world, there are several ways to create one. Without going into too many boring details, you can have a company build and manage one for you where you write your posts and tell your story, or you can build and design and manage a blog on your own doing all the back end technical stuff and editing things on the fly. The second way gives you much more control but it is way more challenging. Anyone who knows me knows that I chose the latter. I like a challenge. And control.
But I’m a graphic designer. I use a Mac to design logos, pretty brochures, ads, web graphics and company marketing materials. I know nothing about HTML, writing code, or the behind the scenes workings of programs and computers. Like, actually nothing. So before I started this little blog, I took an online class through a blog called Jones Design Company and I was hooked. And learned a ton. I got the basics down and maybe a few extras. But I needed my blog to be more organized, interactive and useful. More technical challenges. And more figuring things out. So here it is. A little more organization so you can access projects and ideas to help you create your own versions. There’s even a page dedicated to all the freebies I’ve given away! I still have a lot more to do – and learn – but I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I figure something out on my own. And honestly, I hope to inspire you all to feel the same way. Try a new DIY project, paint a different color on your walls, or cook something new for dinner.
Here’s each link to go directly to the specific pages. You can also access each category from the top navigation menu bar on my blog:
I hope this is a great resource for you and will encourage you to make your own creations. If you do make something, I would love to see it! Send me a picture on Facebook or attach it with a comment.
Have a great week!