Monday, September 22, 2014

DIY Blog Tour

Happy Monday! If you’re an avid blog reader like I am you may have noticed other bloggers participating in a DIY Blog Tour. Well last week the sweet girls at My Only Sunshine posted their blog tour and tagged me to do my own this week, so it’s my turn to give you a little peak behind the scenes of Blue 11 Interiors!


1. What are you working on?

October is going to be a super busy month for me! I’m attending the KC Bloggers Workshop on the 4th, going to Go Blog Social’s pop-up conference in Chicago on the 11th, and spending a week in Washington D.C. with my hubby later that month! I’m also focusing on getting my decorating business going. I’m taking Kirsten Krason’s e-design business course so I hope to start offering that service very soon. I just started working with a friend from college on her new house which I am super excited about! I’ll be posting about our ideas for her house this week.

Before we sell our house in the spring, I’d like to tackle a few projects, like replacing the backsplash in the kitchen, so I’ll be sure to keep you posted on that!

2. How does your work differ from others in its genre?

Blue 11 Interiors is primarily a decorating and design blog, but I, like most people, don’t have a ton of money to spend on decorating, so I like to share budget-friendly finds and ideas. I also throw in a few lifestyle posts about what I’m up to and liking at the moment (books, movies, etc). I have a lot of local readers, and I adore Kansas City, so I like to highlight local places and events as well.

3. Why do you write/create what you do?

I became hooked on design blogs several years ago. I would read Apartment Therapy and see the home tours and DIY projects and just feel so amazed and inspired at others bloggers’ style and creativity and I wanted to be part of that world. I started Blue 11 Interiors around the same time I was transitioning out my job at a bank and into interior design school, which was also around the same time we bought our first house, so I had lots of inspiration/ideas/projects to share. Two and half years later, I love blogging even more and I’m still finding lots of fun stuff to post about.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I’d love to say I’m very organized and plan out my posts weeks in advance, but that isn’t true. For the most part I really just post whatever I’m working on or liking on that particular day. I do keep track of ideas that pop into my head by keeping a list of post ideas on my iPhone and by pinning ideas onto a secret board on Pinterest.

I have a nice office that I should work from but most days I blog from the couch while watching reruns of Gilmore Girls and How I Met Your Mother (although today I’m proud of myself for taking my laptop outside and working from the deck while listening to my Backstreet Boys Pandora station Smile ).


That’s it for the tour! I’m tagging Erin from Color Me Styled to participate in the tour next Monday.

I met Erin at Go Blog Social in April and she is as cool in person as she seems on her blog. She focuses on fashion but she does a few DIY projects as well, including this hanging geometric wall art project that I adore:

DIY Paper Cut Out Wall Art Craft Easy

Thanks so much to Brittnee and Skylar from My Only Sunshine for tagging me in the tour! Make sure to check out their blog for all kinds of cute DIY projects. These girls have only been blogging for a couple months but they are seriously talented. And also make sure you pop over to Color Me Styled and look out for Erin’s blog tour post next Monday!


  1. Thanks for the shout out girl! I've got a DIY going up tomorrow and can't wait to share my info on Monday!

  2. Yay Gilmore Girls! That show is the best:) It was fun to get a sneak peak into your blog world:)

  3. I sure wish my creative process was more organized too, but I blame it on the need to be inspired in order to write! ;)

    1. Yeah, I'm not disorganized, I just need to be inspired! Haha

  4. I'm anxious to hear about the GBS Chicago event. I wish I was going to be able to make it!