Thursday, April 14, 2011

Defining My Blog

My blog, I think, is a lot like me.
There's not really a set in stone style.
Sometimes it's totally disorganized and a little A.D.D

When I started blogging I had heard that you should pick a design and decide what your blog will mainly consist of and stick with it. (Example: is it a decorating blog, a crafting blog, a family blog, a food blog, an inspiration blog. Are you modern, country, shabby?) 

I am unable to do this. In real life I am all over the place and I love a bit of everything. I enjoy decorating, re-doing furniture, crafting, baking, showing things I enjoy on the great big web.

I live in an old farmhouse that is farmy on the outside with chickens and a garden, the inside is a mishmash of white and clean, French and ornate, and Shabby and chic.

I blog to keep track of my world and the things I do that aren't typically noticed or recorded in every day life. Our adventure into life. 

I don't blog a lot about my children because they are young and it is their private life, though they are the BIGGEST part of my world.

So to narrow my definition of my blog down to one sentence.....
Well, it's my world in pictures and words.

Anyways, if you didn't already know, you may be wondering what prompted this post, Modern Country Style
is having a "Define Your Blog"  link party!


  1. Hello Nicki! So nice to meet you! I'll be linking up later, but I just wanted to say that I love your style. And I LOVE that you put a mirror above your stove--I've never seen anything like that before. :)

  2. Came over from Sarah's ... I agree, life is all over the board, how can our blogs not be also!
    I look forward to going back and reading your older posts...I love your style and this just seems like a cheery place to visit!

    Sarah xo

  3. Oh, that chick is just too sweet! Aaaah! Your house is LOVELY! I really like the mix of different looks that you have - but it still comes through as you own special style. Gorgeous!


  4. Hi Nicki!

    Your home is loaded with personality and style. I'd have to agree with, Shelly, I've never seen a mirror used in a kitchen, but it really works! I have a bit of decorating A.D.D. so blogging reels me in :) You have a lovely home, as well as your kids. Enjoyed stopping by!

  5. thrilled to find you via sarah's party. i totally relate to so many of your sentiments expressed here. love your personal style and beautiful blog.

    come visit anytime!


  6. you home is gorgeous, and so are your babies! his little grin is a heart stopper!

  7. Great post! I am a bit ADD in my blog, too! My other blog, which I had for 3 years but quit, was a horse blog. But I found that I kept posting home decor stuff on there! ;-) Then my family and I opened Jazz so I decided we needed a blog for it. But I like to share some of my other interests and personal life (although I'm still pretty private) because I think it's interesting to learn about the people you are inspired by or buying from.

  8. Hi Nicki ~ so nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog is all of the white and your home seems so airy and beautiful! You MUST tell me where you found your gorgeous white ruffled bedspread on your bed! I am in love with it and have been looking for something similar for the summer. Do tell! ( ~Stacy~ (*_*)

  9. Hi,
    I am joining Sarah's lovely party from my vintage apartment in Chicago. So glad you joined, too.


    Gg - Notes on the Journey
    Link #26

    ps. I love your sentence that your blog is the most like you . . . this make for an authentic blog, which I really enjoy.

  10. And what a lovely blog you have, so happy that you write and post pictures by feelings and what you are doing rather than a set format....makes blogging more fun!

  11. Hi Nicki,
    I love your blog!
    I've been following you for awhile now!
    I love your home!! And that mirror in the!
    We know how I love my mirrors!!

    I should be getting some chicks in any day now!!

  12. Hey Nicki, I love everything about your blog. Your house is beautiful! judy

  13. Nicki , do you think you will put some of the blue mason jars on Etsy? I could use a few. judy

  14. I feel the same way about my life and my blog too. I am always changing my design in my home. I change the taste of what I love so thats what I seem fit to do on my blog.
    I really enjoyed yours and clicked to follow. Kath' from

  15. I agree with you on picking a design and sticking with it.
    I couldn't do it!
    I could barely define my blog...that was hard.
    I love reading yours.

  16. I am unable to do this either! And who made the rules of da Blog anyway? *winks* I think there are many of us who have many varied passions and our blogs and lives are constantly evolving. You said it all very eloquently and in a heartfelt way. I am so glad I discovered your Beautiful Blog through the Modern Country Style defining Blog Party.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  17. I just love your blog... the photos are beautiful. I love anything vintage and farm... so you have found a new follower in me! I also choose not to blog about my son as i am very protective of him, but he is my life. Children are such a blessing! Thank you so much for sharing!

  18. cute post-love the mirror above the stove-just redid the kitchen and tried to get the family to agree to that such luck-maybe I can talk a client into it! love your blog

  19. Hi, Nicki. So nice to meet you. I'm enjoying your blog. Love that you can just be yourself and share what you like. Great world in pics.

  20. Well what ever you do....don't change a thing! :)


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