Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Welcome to my Blog!!

Hello! I've finally decided to create my own blog after visiting so many others' blogs for the past month or two. Hopefully, you'll get to know me through my blogs and pictures as I have gotten to know some of you through yours.

I've wanted to post comments many times but felt awkward leaving messages when you don't know anything about me. Hopefully, you'll visit me often and learn more of more through my decorating style and crafting abilities.

I feel I have a lot in common with many of you in the fact that I, too, like to learn new decorating ideas and crafting techniques. I tend to live with the motto, "If there's a will, there's a way". I definitely have the will and I try hard to find the way. I have always prided myself in my crafting abilities; I'm always up for a challenge to learn new things. I've learned to design and build furniture, sew, cross stitch, needle punch, rug hooking, and many more fun things to make my home warm and inviting. I get many ideas from looking at magazines and at pictures of people's homes. I've learned so many things following certain blogs that it's become an addiction. I get so excited to the point that I find myself sticking labels on jars, grunging candles lying around, dusting things with cinnamon, cross stitching free patterns, making pantry cakes and fly screen covers, running to thrift stores to find treasures to makeover, and so many other fun things that I need to stop and ask myself, "Okay, now where am I going to put all these wonderful things?!!" I have downloaded and printed out so many patterns and ideas than I know what to do with, but I find myself checking every day to see what new things have been posted!!

I'm always changing things around and redecorating. My family even teases me about how many times I've changed wall colors, curtains, and always rearranging decor. My husband often comes home from work and says, "Looks like you cleaned house today!", as he stares at the numerous amount of things scattered all over my dining room table! You see, every time I clean, I decide that I don't like a certain gathering on a shelf, or what have you, and have to redo it. I'm not talking about just taking something from over here and putting it over there, I'll need to make something new! Sound familiar to anybody? LOL

So the next challenge I've decided to tackle was to create a blog. Hopefully, I'll be able to share with you some new ideas and post pictures that will get you inspired as much as many of yours have inspired me. Please bear with me, though, because this is a whole new experience for me and I still have a lot to learn (like what are "widgets" and Live Feed"?)!! LOL I guess you could say that my site is still a work in progress as I learn how to add different features and such. Any thoughts and advice will be greatly appreciated!

I have some pictures of my home posted on Webshots (http://community.webshots.com/user/simplyprim). There's only a few, but I'll post more later. I'm trying to create a slideshow for my blog, but I'm not having any luck getting the embedding code accepted. I followed the directions like it said so I don't know what I'm doing wrong! Can anyone help?

Well, I guess I'll be going.

Until next time... Kris


  1. Things are taking shape and well I love your slideshow. You will really start enjoying it more when you get more followers and they leave you comments about things you do. It is SO addicting!! Anyway, can't wait to see more!!


  2. Welcome to blogland! Loved your slideshow. You will love meeting everyone, such talent, generosity, and friendship out there.

  3. Welcome to blogging!
    It is very nice to meet you!
    I have viewed you slide show, and your home is amazing!
    I am looking forward to reading and seeing more!
    Be forewarned, it is very addicting!

  4. Congrats. on your new adventure. The pictures of your home are just beautiful. Good luck!

  5. Congratulations on starting a blog....you're going to love the ride!

  6. LOL you have the addiction too I see! Thanks so much for letting me know about your blog. I have joined as a follower so I will know when you update!! Looking forward to getting to know you.

    hugs, Linda

  7. Welcome to the blogging world! So nice to meet you!

  8. Hi Kris and welcome to blog land...I am fairly new at it too but it fun to learn..I am following
    you too now...
    Prim Blessings...

  9. Hi Kris!

    Welcome to Blogland! As you already know then, it's a wonderful place! It's always a highlight to my day and so many wonderful people here! I'm looking forward to visiting more often! I'm off now to look at your webshots!

    Have a great day!

  10. It is a pleasure to welcome another to blogging, especially another Buckeye fan. I look forward to following you and seeing all you have to share.

  11. Kris, Welcome to blogging. I've "meet" the absolute nicest people through this medium. I'm sure you'll love it too. ~Ann - NW Ohio

  12. Hi Kris,
    Welcome to blogland. I found your blog through Lisa's from "Primitives From Above". I also live in Ohio...actually not all the far from Lisa. I love the webshot photos of your home. I signed up as a follower and am looking forward to getting to know you.
    prim blessings, Cindy

  13. Hi Kris, so glad you have set up Blog. I have enjoyed visiting many wonderful blogs for several months now and it is addictive!! I love the pics of your home and look forward to seeing more of your prim goodies. Wishing you the best with this venture! Sherrie

  14. Hello Kris, I'm Rachel and I live in Belgium. I discovered your blog a few days ago and I just LOVE IT !
    It's full of great ideas in a style that doesn't exists here (what a pitty). Anyway, thank you for sharing your secrets and more and one thing is for sure: I'll be following every post.


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