A big thank you to Jasper and Willow who has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award!
Click >>> HERE to see her awesome blog!!
I’m still so new to this blogging thing so this award means so much to me. 😊
I’m also excited because I get to nominate other awesome DIY bloggers that amaze me every time I read one of their posts.
They are all that good!
The Story of Our Blog:
Like most people, my husband and I love to go to flea markets. The rustier the junk, the better!
Our story started in Germany when we came across a mile long flea market that the community of Bremen held every Saturday morning.
You would not believe what they were selling at this flea market!! Seems like anything you would ever want and not want (they were actually selling Gynecology tools! ewww 😖).
So after we went through the whole flea market, we were definitely caught with the vintage and antique bug.
We both have always wanted to own our own business since we were kids.
Back then, I wanted to own a daycare center and Carson wanted to continue with his family band. Well, life happened and neither of us has made that dream a reality until now.
Blogging and making my own website was a natural choice for me.
I love the technical part about it but we both love hunting for the perfect item to refurbish into something new or just make pretty again.
I’ve only been blogging for a short time but I am loving every minute of it!!
Advice for New Bloggers:
Have patience when starting a blog. I know the feeling when you find bloggers that give great advice so you sign up for every freebie under the sun. But not all of them are right for you and you WILL be overwhelmed! It’s hard, but eventually, you’ll find someone that you trust and will match with what you want in a website and will teach you instead of just trying to sell you something. When you find a teacher, you will feel better about buying their product when it’s in your budget.
Quality over Quantity:
You don’t have to blog every day or a certain number of times a week. If your goal is to personally challenge yourself, go for it, but if you just want to have fun blogging and put something out there, and all you can manage is a post or two a week, that’s fine too. Doing something is better than doing nothing, or forcing yourself to do more than you can handle. I follow bloggers that post every day and others that just post occasionally. Frequency isn’t important as long as you’re enjoying yourself and meeting your own goals.
Bonus Advice! Groups:
Find some groups or a group, whether it be through Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, or whatever. A group will cheer you on and motivate you to do your best. They are especially important to help when you have questions and to encourage you when you think your work is not as good as you think it should be.
These are just a few of my favorite DIY bloggers that you should be following. They are all so nice and amazing!
Ambient Wares – She is making the best Halloween Decor ever! I love to read all her posts to see the amazing things she makes!
1915 House – She creates the most beautiful pieces and on a budget! Definite win!!
A Delightsome Life – I love her cottage style. 😊
Crafted Living Blog – Right now she is posting 31 days of homemade cards and they are all adorable.
Delyla Design – You have got to check out Tonya’s post about the Ultimate Flea Market Checklist!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 5 to 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.