Why I Suck At Blogging

You guys, It's about to get real for a minute. And by it, I mean me. I'm about to get real. I'll start with a random photo that really has nothing to do with my posts. 

Sometimes bloggers do that, right?! 
This is a post I've started writing several times and just never finished. For several reasons I guess. 

The world of blogging and social media is scary. Like, way scary you guys. I'm not rich. I don't live in a big ol fancy house, I live in a small town in a small county in a small state. I don't live in Cali where it's sunny all the time, I don't live in Texas where it's always warm. I don't live in any place special at all really. Which is why I think blogging is intimidating to me. It's super silly, I know it. There are plenty of bloggers out there without big fancy houses, but sometimes, I look at my house in comparison and I'm like..meh. 

Maybe it's not good enough for a blog.

Sometimes that's just the way I feel. 

I'm not really good with fashion. I shop at small boutique shops and might buy a quick cute tank at Target if I'm able to get five minutes to myself with Sav throwing stuff out of the cart to check for my size. So those super cute, well styled adorable momma and me pics don't really happen. In part because I don't have anyone to take a picture of us..nor do I have something white to stand in front of to take those cute shots. 

These are all excuses, obviously. I could find a way to do these things. But then sometimes, it starts to feel too much like work and I just want to be honest and real with you guys. 

Sometimes, I don't feel interesting. I feel like a boring Mom, that has dirty dishes in the sink, too much laundry in the laundry hamper, clothes thrown on the bed and popcorn on the floor. Most days I'm lucky to change out of my daily mom attire of yoga pants and my favorite Luke Bryan concert tee. Most of the time Savanna wants to run around with no clothes at all, and I'm not sure that's blog appropriate either;) 

I'm not super creative in the kitchen. So there goes the whole food blogger thing. Yeah. Ain't gunna happen. 

Sometimes, I feel like my blog is motivational. I have a list of projects a mile long that I want to share with you. Projects that will get finished one day, but not all at once. 

Then I also have days where I just want to share some positive vibes with you, I know so many of us are in the same boat. So I decide to share those little things I do to make our home more, well, like a home. It's been a journey with lots of highs and lots of lows. I don't think this place will ever be finished because we're always changing and evolving and well, as long as you all are here, I'll keep sharing because on days like today, when you are feeling like me, I want you to be inspired. I want to show you REAL SPACES AND REAL LIFE IN A REAL WAY. If that makes any sort of sense. 

I'm growing and continuing this journey to see where it takes me! 

In the meantime, I'm sorry if I suck at blogging and I hope you understand. 

I hope you understand that I'm a real person, with a real life, and a real house, with real projects to complete. I have real feelings and emotions. I'm a raw and open person. I won't sugar coat things or hide my feelings most of the time. I'm not always happy and I'm not always motivated. And also. I'm late. Like, A lot. BUT one thing is true. 

I love having you here, the fact that so many of you take the time out of your day to come sit and hang out with me for a few minutes means the world. 


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  1. I adore you and your blog and I love following along with you! And I think you're a better blogger than you think you are! Just keep on doing what you're doing, Momma!

  2. Laurie,

    I have been following your blog for a while now and absolutely love it! I want you to know that YOU inspire me. See, I am a young mom as well with a darling husband and two kiddos. And to be quite frank, it is exhausting! Most days my floors are covered in lucky charms and shoes. It is a constant struggle of dishes, cooking, homework, work-work, time for the hubby and of course poo duty for the dog. And if that isn't enough to handle, I have a job I have togo to every week for 40+ hours. But with my youngest heading off to Kindergarten in the fall, I am left thinking "Who is Wendy?". Now that my life isn't baby food and diaper duty or up all nighters and ABC's, I now have (a little) time for me. And you have completely inspired me with your blog, home, and projects. Once upon a time, interior design was a dream of mine. Living in the big apple and making something of myself. But that dream disappeared when I met my husband and we started our family. And for a while now, I have felt lost and a little alone. But you along with other awesome, crafty moms have helped to show me that even though that dream is gone, it doesn't mean a new one couldn't exist. So, thank you. Thank you for being bold and fearless. Thanks for helping to inspire other small town moms like me to dream bigger and try harder.

    With love,

  3. You don't suck at blogging at all, Laurie!! I know I suck at commenting sometimes, but I read every one of your posts. You have such great style and give such great tips! And I love that you're real when you post. Keep it up! I'll definitely stick around! :)

  4. Thank you for sharing! I feel the same way some times- actually right now. But your content is all about you- so cheers to that!

  5. Oh goodness you are amazing and an inspiration!!! I'm cheering you on! Your neighbor in the north!

  6. Hi! I am not a blogger. I am a reader and I love reading your blog! I read a few blogs first thing every morning and look forward to seeing what others are doing in this big country of ours. Some of the ladies I follow have gotten off task (if you will) and everyone is buying or building big homes and ordering clothes and shilling stuff right and left. I am having a hard time keeping them on my Favorites. I don't care what everyone wears, I am a plus size woman (14) and I can't wear a portion of what they wear. Nor do I want to. I like what I like. My husband and I are empty nesters, our kids are grown and amazing and I am patiently waiting for grand babies to fill my life! Just keep doing what you do best and enjoy your life! I surely enjoy reading about it! Thank you for inviting us into your home and life!

  7. I feel the same way!! Thanks for sharing :) And keep up the great work because despite all that your blog doesn't suck ;)

  8. And I follow you because you are so real. It can be a real downer to me to follow people whose lives look so perfect. It's all about perception and what people allow others to see about themselves. I don't wanna read a blog where the author has full make up on,hair done,stylish outfit and perky as all get out by 6am. And she then precedes to make her perfect little family the perfect home cooked breakfast, in her perfect pristine kitchen before sending them out into the world for the day.Yada,yada,Yada. That to me,is boring. And quite frankly,it makes me feel like a failure. I LOVE your REALNESS!! I think the majority can relate to it. You are a terrific blogger!!! I love your decorating style and find you inspirational. Don't change a thing.
    P.S. Plus your from my beautiful home state.

  9. I just found your blog today and it is lovely! I am struggling with the same thoughts about blogging, especially as I find more and more blogs of beautifully decorated houses. I want to post more about what I'm doing at my house and my plans but I have a hard time getting a post up because it doesn't feel good enough. There are a dozen projects going on here at once but it's a matter of finishing them and taking the photos that sometimes holds me back. I'm determined to work through it...this week anyway :)

  10. I love how real you are! Keep doing what you're doing! I love coming here!