Wednesday, April 14, 2010

just "Dishing It"


I'm happy to be joining in on Amanda's dishing it party!

I LOVE parties!  this is a party we can all join in on, and get to know each other better! 

How long have you been blogging?

well, I've had a private family blog for a couple of years, but I just started this blog in February of 2010.

Why did you start blogging?

well, my cute kids were not getting the attention and space they deserved on our family blog...because it was being over-run with all of my projects and ideas.  I wanted one place I could keep track of things I've done, and also a place to keep ideas of things I want to do.

Tell me about your blog title, why did you choose it?

that's easy, I chose Delights because the things that I wanted to feature on my blog are the things that I delight in.  I really just did this blog for me, decorating, organizing, cooking, crafting re-purposing things and making them better...well those are my delights.

What do you blog about?

Actually, I'm still trying to figure that all out. LOL!  I have been really inspired by all the fabulous blogs out there...and I figured, if "they"  could do it, so could I.  I wanted a place to share "real" ideas on decorating and making a house a home.  I am the mom of 4 kids, my husband works 2 jobs, and we live in the real world..  My house gets messy, my kids are naughty sometimes, some nights we eat cold cereal for dinner, and I guess I  just wanted to share ideas and tips for other average everyday moms like me that might  help make life a little easier...or at least a little more pleasant to look at.

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I really have enjoyed getting to know new friends...and keeping connections with old ones.  Before I had my blog I rarely left comments on others blogs, but one day I actually had something to say, lol!  And from that one comment, a friendship was built.   I was always good at leaving comments on friends and family members blogs, but I just felt stupid I guess for leaving them on someones blog I didn't know...well my outlook has changed on that.  I figure if someone has put enough time and energy into posting something, it means something to them.  No, I don't comment on every blog post I read, but I  love to read other peoples comments on mine, so if I can make someone else happy that way, then I want to do it.   It's been really fun to make new friends get new ideas, and be inspired by others, and hopefully I can inspire someone in turn.

If you had to choose one famous person to be your next devoted blog reader, who would you pick?

Wow, that is a toughy!  Really, I don't want anyone famous reading my blog...LOL, it's not that great! :)
I really just hope that the readers of my blog will get an I can do this sense...cause if I can do it, ANYBODY can do it!  I'm not a professional decorator, I'm not a gourmet cook, but these are things that I enjoy doing, and I just want to share good and fun ideas with normal people like me.  Did I just say I was normal? haha!

What is the funniest comment you have ever recieved on your blog?

I don't think I've recieved anything too funny.  after I re-did my playroom I got a comment from someone named Steph, and she told me I was crazy!  But, that she liked it.  at first I thought it was just my sister Steph, but when I clicked on her name, I had NO idea who she was, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.  turns out it was my other sister, logged in under Steph's name, and Steph had a blog on her list of blogs that I knew nothing about. so that was kind of  funny to me!  I'm sure I'll get more in the future, and I'm sure there will be others telling me I'm crazy too.

I look forward to getting to know others better too!


Kimberly said...

Hi Amber, I am going to join in the fun tomorrow! loved all your answers. We sometimes have cold cereal for dinner too!

Dawn said...

Stopping by from Amanda's blog-I have 5 kids and cold cereal is great for supper on nights when they have practices!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Amber! I think you hit the nail on the head with commenting. :) I always do my best to leave a comment, especially if I can see that the blogger really made an effort with his/her post. :) Thank you for stopping by to link up at my party. I hope you're having a good time "mingling." :)

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Nice to meet you! Looking forward to checking out some of your old posts.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog post! Like you, I enjoy when someone takes a few seconds to hear what I have to say. I'm married with NO children and WE sometimes have cold cereal. :) Sad, but true. Such is life! I've enjoyed looking through your blog and checking out some of your tips and tricks. I'm always working on making my first house a "home"...slowly, but surely, one day! Keep in touch! Have a good night. :)

Paula said...

I'm stopping by from Amanda's party. I enjoyed looking through your blog and getting to know you.

Ashley Allen said...

Here for the party! (@ 8 in the morning! lol) My kind of party! pjs and kids and messy house! lol Nice to meet you and look forward to following!

Please visit me sometime and share ideas!

Craftify It! said...

This was fun to read & get to know you more! I think I might join in tomorrow & you should join in the "What Makes you Feel Beautiful" party too! I'd love to read your post!