Happy Friday Morning friends! It’s been a busy week around here (I’m starting to think that’s every week) but the weekend is coming and I’m excited to get some stuff done in the backyard and also hopefully in the kitchen. Sunday is also Mother’s Day and I always love getting home made cards from my children and usually a cute gift or poem that they made in school. Those always make me really happy!
Speaking of happy, today the Blooming Blogger is my new friend Maury from the blog Life on Mars. Maury & I met while both doing the Color My World Challenge and I’m so glad we did. She has a wonderful blog and I recently came across her kitchen painting post. If you are thinking of doing cabinet transformations you might want to read her version, Don’t Ever Paint your cabinets. I love reading Maury’s blog because she keeps it real, is funny and also super sweet. Not only does she share DIY, home decor type of stuff but also some great recipes and bonus, she lives in South Carolina. So I’m hoping we can crash her house in June after we’ve met at Haven and she isn’t freaked out that I typed this and realizes I’m not a Craigslist type stalker.
Don’t they just look like the perfect couple? Love this picture!
How did you come up with your blog name?
Well actually, I’ve had two blog names. The first I was informed was actually copy righted (and I’m not even allowed to mention it) so I had about a week to change it or I’d be sued. My reaction: Um, what now? So I frantically thought of a million names for new blogs. I knew I didn’t want to pigeon hole myself into being one thing. My blog is mostly about crafts, DIY and home décor, but what if it develops into something different in the future? I didn’t want to end up being a cooking blog (BTW probably NOT going to happen) and have named it “What I Know about Home Décor.”
So that super wordy explanation left me with playing around with my nick name, which is Mars. My college roommate gave me the nickname and I always wondered if it wasn’t her way of telling me I’m a little weird… like alien. So I thought… Life on Mars! Anything and everything that makes me… me.
Favorite thing about blogging?
The community, except for that whole “change your name or I’ll sue you thing.” I’ve “met” so many amazing women who encourage me and who I feel a deep kinship with. Now, I know everyone says that the blogging community is the best, so I’ll give you something else too… #2 would be the motivation it gives me to get things done. It’s a constant push to get myself off the couch and doing something, anything… because I can’t write a post about watching Smash, Biggest Loser or Glee (oh wait, I have written posts about that).
My Apple Crisp. I could seriously eat the whole pan by myself in one sitting. No I haven’t done it yet, but I’m not counting it out
Ha… funny story. So my best friend, Whitney, wanted to set me up with her boyfriend’s friend, who we’ll call “Nate” (terrible because I can’t remember his real name – you can probably guess that things didn’t work out with Nate). We arranged this big group trip to the local baseball game. I went to get a Diet Coke (a pretty common occurrence for me) when I came back, there was a cute guy sitting in my seat next to my friend. She introduced him as Kilgo (which is his last name and everyone called him that), so I assumed this was the guy. We talked, hit it off and half way through the game, Whitney introduces me to Nate and I’m like… so who is this guy that I’ve been talking to for an hour? I never had real conversation with Nate. But I did get a date with JOHN Kilgo, who was a completely different person.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. I make it a point to read it once a year.
Show us your favorite room or project you’ve completed.
What is your favorite board on your Pinterest page?
Craft To-Do List. It gives me inspiration.
Favorite new DIY/Home trend that you think might be here to stay?
Confession: I’m not very trendy. Though I love painting the insides of bookcase/shelves a different color. That could stick around and I’d be good with it.
What was the first piece of furniture you ever painted?
My Coffee Table for the Sunroom
What did you want to be when you grew up?
An Actress (I still want to be an actress when I grow up. I don’t care about being famous, but I still think its super fun)
Person that inspires you the most
My Mom. She’s kind of amazing. She has style, grace, humor, love and is the best mother/wife/friend that I know.
Thanks Maury for stopping by and hanging with us! You now need to head over to Maury’s blog Life on Mars and say Hi to her. She recently made some striped curtains for her guest room and she painted them, they are fabulous!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mothers Day!