Thank you so much to everyone who took time to answer the survey! You guys are awesome!
And, 18% of you have been here since the beginning (thanks to my immediate family ;)
Your favorite & want you want MORE of:
I share DIY 1-2 times a week, and until the girls go to school, I am not sure I can do more! I want to! You should see my DIY idea list, it is longggggg... But, I am going to make a concerted effort for 2 a week.
You want more:
2) Home Tour- Good news! We finished our house remodel and I will be sharing a lot more of my home this year- not just that one corner that gets fab lighting.
3) The Creative Entrepreneur (Biz of Blogging posts) & Party Crafts & Recipe/Cocktails were pretty much tied. Although, probably a slightly confusing question since Party crafts may fall under DIY as well. My bad.
Least Favorite Posts:
Product Roundups- I only do a handful of these a year, so I will stick to that or lose them all together.
Have you done a DIY/recipe from A Bubbly Life?
Whew hoo!!! My favorite answer! 42% of you have done a DIY/recipe from A Bubbly Life. My goal on ABL is to make DIYs I think anyone can do- with little no-how, not so special tools and little time on their hands. Basically, me. I do not know what I am doing (although I have learned a lot in 4 years), I have 2 little girls who run the show and I like to make things. The easiest way possible. Glue is my bestie.
Also 42% was huge to me, I would have been happy with 5 people doing a DIY.
Questions for me:
How would you define creativity?
Woah. I was expecting what my fav food was. I loveeee this question so much that I am going to dedicate a whole post to it soon. (Haha, be careful what you wish for, am I right?)
What blogs do you like to read?
I am more a Pinterest/Craftgawker reader of blogs, picking up things that strike my interest. I find if I read the same blogs consistently, it screws up my creativity. Creativity requires a hefty amount of fearlessness and reading blogs can inhibit that for me (and I emphasize for me, I am sure it doesn't mess with a lot of people). Ones that I consistently find I pin are- The Merrythought and Sugar & Charm.
What's your favorite post?
I love when I have shared my business experience in the series The Creative Entrepreneur. My favorite DIY post changes up year to year, but my current favorite DIY is my copper edged mirror- it was just so easy to do and I really love it. I have it hanging in my living room and sometimes I look at it and I am like, I cannot believe I made that. Ha. Which sounds like I am bragging, but it just was one of those projects that came out better than I envisioned. Other things I love- copper pipe ipad holder and wine holder- used daily. So, I guess I love more of the home, useful DIYs?
For these next two questions, my post on working at home as a Mom is more thorough!
Is blogging your full time job?
Yes and no. I am first a Mom to my 2 girls who are both home with me, which means I have to ditch the blog sometimes to take care of them etc. I blog full time in the standard sense- as I work at least 40 hours a week on it and my freelance work. However, the blog requires more like 80plus hours a week to be a "huge" success and I cannot dedicate that time right now.
How do you blog and stay at home with the kids? (I got this question a lot)
The post I link to above has actionable pieces on how I juggle being a Mom & the blog. But, in a sorta long nutshell (haha), I try my best and I struggle and I succeed and I fail and I jump up & down at opportunities I never thought I would get and I cry, freak out and stress. I have a supportive husband. It is not easy. But, I l do not want to give up my time at home with girls. I also am in the wonderful position to love the work that I do. So, I make it work because I am not a complete person unless I am creating.
Thank you for reading and here is to a great 2016!!
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