When I Grow Up…

… I wanna be a star, drive nice cars, I wanna have boobies. I know those aren’t really the words to the actual Pussycat Dolls’ song, but that’s what it sounds like… Anyway the girls from Eclectically Vintage, Thistlewood Farm, It All Started with Paint and The Space Between are having a bloggy party tomorrow and sharing how they want their blogs to grow and I decided to join them. With Jesse and I starting a new chapter in our lives and me really getting into this whole blogging thing, I felt like I needed to sit and reflect on what I want to really do with my little piece of the Internetz. I started my blog because I loved reading other peoples’ blogs and felt challenged (but in a good way) to really make my house more homey and to find a hobby that I enjoyed. This blog encourages me to think of new “artsy” and decorative things everyday and to inspire others, like so many of you have inspired me. So here it is, what I want my blog to be as “she” grows up or goals I have in general. :)

1. A source of realistic inspiration to others. I want other crafters, housewives and domestics out there to be able to look at my blog and the things I do and know that they can do them too. I’m not Superwoman, I can’t do it all, but I can sit on my butt watching Gossip Girl a little less. 

2. A hobby I enjoy. If that means taking a break every now and then or not filling my posts with all projects all the time, then that’s what I’ll do. I started this blog for me and for people who care enough to read about my boring life. It’s not worth it to try to be the next Young House Love and grow to hate what I’ve started. 

3. Meet some of bloggy friends so they can be real life friends. I know most of my readers, and bloggers I follow, are spread about the country, so this will be kinda difficult, but it could also be really fun. *Don’t think I’m a creeper for wanting to actually meet you one day. I promise I’m not a stalker.* 

4. Grow enough to make me a little money for when I quit working. I plan on being a stay-at-home mom when Jesse and I start to have children (2014 is the magic year we’re aiming for) so a little money from my ads and things would be nice. More money from the blog = more money for the blog. 

5. Get Jesse more involved in the blog. He already listens to me talk about it all the time and I’m always enlisting his help for projects or following him around with the camera, so why shouldn’t he be more included. This goal is already starting to be achieved because he is in the process of working on a post for next week!

What plans do you have for your blog? Join the party and let us know!

I want to apologize to everybody for all my willy-nilly posting and lack of reading your blogs lately. I have been given a bunch of new responsibilities at work (which is great) but it means I’ve lost a lot of my blog reading time. I’m making time in the evenings, but haven’t hammered out a schedule yet. Believe me when I say I miss reading your posts and hope to get caught up soon. I also promise next week there will be a house post for almost every day of the week, including one from Jesse!

Pictures from here, here and here.

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When I Grow Up… — 34 Comments

  1. I think it would be fun to meet some of the other bloggers! Since we’re checking out each other’s pages all the time, it sometimes feels like we’re already friends (that makes me sound weird). And I agree with you about the stay-at-home mom thing. I hope my blog generates a little bit of revenue eventually so I can stay at home with any future kiddos. :)

  2. My goals for my blog match up with yours exactly! Even to the point of not wanting to become the next Young House Love (their blog is way more than a full time job). I would love to be able to earn a little extra money. Hopefully enough so that the blog could support all our home improvement projects someday. If not that’s ok because I feel so rewarded and love when I run into people and they tell me how much they enjoy reading the blog.
    I have also found that as I have transitioned to a stay-at-home mom that I still feel challenged and enjoy the deadlines I give myself for writing new posts each week. I hope you enjoy growing your blog as much as I do!

  3. I like that all of your blog goals are super realisitc! Whenever my blog starts to annoy me i take a break from it and regroup…just like everything in life I guess. I don’t know how some bloggers can post every single day, it would make me a crazy person. It’ll be cool to see where you end up in a couple years! Keep it up!

  4. Those are all great goals! Love them. I should think about what my blog goals are, too.
    Oh and I watch Gossip Girl too… (and a lot of other TV shows. The key, for me, is that I watch one show a day while I work out – that way I don’t feel guilty about wasting time).

  5. Awesome list of goals! I think the trick is to definitely stay true to you. I’m pretty sure YHL is the only blog I’ve ever read where they haven’t admitted to be tired at some point or another.

    PS – I definitely let someone know all of the information I’d “accidentally stumbled” on about them on Facebook and they totally looked at me like I had 3 heads and was going to kill them.

  6. This was seriously a great post! I love your #2 and feel the EXACT same way! I’ll always be here reading about your {not} boring, but REAL life! :)

  7. These are all great goals! I am with ya on pretty much every one of them. I think it’s great as a hobby but I am realistic about it. Personally, I am not interesting enough to be the next YHL nor do I want to be. lol. I certainly wouldn’t turn down a bit of income from it though! lol

    And I think it’d be great to actually meet some of the people you check in with and read everyday. Although yes- it’s hard not to sound creepy lol

  8. I totally agree with your number 3. I always feel like people will think I’m a creeper. But I’d love to make friends with bloggie people. I’d love to get hubby more involved in projects but he isn’t really the handy type. Maybe it will happen someday.

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  10. Goal #2…It is a bit of a double edged sword. Blogging is more fun if people are reading and responding, but it would stop being fun if it became burdensome.

  11. Your goals are great, I love that your man is getting involved, I pretty sure my husband completly tunes out as soon as he hears the word blog, but he’s a good guy so he pretends to listen while I blab on . I’ve never been to your blog before but am excited to read more. I also would like some boobies, don’t so much care to be a star, or have a fancy car, but a c cup at least (I don’t think that’s asking to much).

  12. Oh, I want boobies too! One’s that haven’t breast fed two kids. I can dream, right? Maybe if my blog makes some real money some day?

    I love your goals! And there’s nothing wrong with wanting to meet your fellow bloggers and blog crushes. That’s why I’m going to the Haven blogger conference …

    And I just love that your goal of getting your husband more involved here is coming to fruition so quickly …

    Thanks for sharing your blog wishes and dreams at our linky party …



  13. I’ve heard you have a better chance of fulfilling your goals if you tell at least one person about them because they will hold you accountable. I give you lots of credit for posting yours on your blog. Now you pretty much HAVE to make them happen :)

  14. I hear you – less Real Housewives (I admit with shame) and more focus on the blog!

    If you enjoy it – all the rest will follow! Your life isn’t boring – it’s your point of view. You’re funny and creative and you have a cutie pie hubs – what’s not to like!

    Everyone has their secret blog crushes – get them out in the open and you’ll be amazed at all the friendships you’ll make.

    So glad you joined our party!

    (by the way, your RSS feed says it can’t find a link back to you – you should check that out so people can follow that way).

  15. your newest blog party fan. I look forward to reading your post but I’m kinda new at this stuff a linky friends button or google friend connect button would help bunches :(

    • I know Google friend connect is stopping soon and I’m not on linky friends… yet! Feel free to like me on FB or sign up for my RSS feed to keep up on a daily basis for now! :)

  16. I love your attitude and love your writing style! You always make me smile. I think it’s an awesome idea to have your husband participate! Thanks for joining up at the party and have an incredible week!


  17. I’m with you on all of the goals. I’m already at home with the kids, so maybe a few years ahead of you, but I can totally relate. And you are not at all creepy/stalkerish, as far as I understand that is what blog conferences are for! Plus it’s a good way to spend that blog money:)

  18. i love this- you crack me up! and hope you achieve that last goal! i wish my husband was even the teensiest bit interested in my blog, but alas he is not! we have our differences and love each other and accept each other for them…. i don’t have to enjoy basketball and he doesn’t have to enjoy blogs! 😉

  19. I totally want boobies too!! hahaha So fun to hear your thoughts, I feel like you guys have so many exciting things going on right now…what a great time to have a blog and get all of it in photos and on paper…for the world to see!

    Love the pics of the master and kitchen too. I bet it is so much more comfortable to have the kitchen tidied up a bit.

    Thanks so much for linking up!!

  20. Hey there ~ I’m just catching up on reading the goals from the linky party and how refreshing are yours?? Love that you want to involve your hubs more and that he’s a handy guy (aren’t you lucky?). And I’m all about blog crushes — I’m headed to Haven this year and hope I’m not a blithering idiot the entire time!
    Good luck with your goals!!
    Heidi @ Decor & More

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