Sunday, August 24, 2014

tour through blogland...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, ours was eventful, sports, a wedding,
 a family BBQ, and a trip to the ER by ambulance to keep it exciting. It ended up
Mr. Simple had an episode of vertigo, I wasn't home and he called me not feeling well, 
the scary symptoms were worsening after being on the phone with him for 20 minutes and I
 decided to call 911. I arrived home to six paramedics and firemen in my kitchen, all is well,
 they gave him meds and he was home from the hospital after after a few hours.
 Thank goodness.  

I'm sure you've seen some of the tours through blogland, a fun get-to-know me game of
 tag, if you will. A huge thank you to Amber of Simple Dwellings who invited me to participate. 
Be sure to stop over and check out some of Amber's creative DIY projects!

Next up, a few questions for me to answer...

What am I working on right now?
Most recently, I've been focusing on an exciting project that I finally get to 
reveal at the end of the week, stay tuned! I've also continued working on client
projects, including the remodel of three bathrooms for my favorite clients, 
my mom and dad! :) 

How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I think every designer has their own unique style evolving over time from their life experiences, travels, etc. I believe designers are like snowflakes - no two are alike!  

How do I write/create what I do?
I see the world through my DIY lens- always trying to figure out a way to take something
I have and make it unique. I love cruising through my local Home Depot or Lowes to
check out everyday items to see how I can creatively incorporate them into projects like
I did with my kitchen hood. 

How does my writing/creative process work?
My creative process begins in many varied and unpredictable ways. My mind is always
 in DIY-mode.My inspiration comes from everything from nature to the aisles of
 hardware to high-end retail stores, to Pinterst, to my fellow bloggers. Like many
 designers, the creative process started when I was very young. While a box of tin foil
 may represent a mundane method of covering food to some; to me it inspired visions
 of mirrors for my Barbie house.

Keeping my writing style simple, short and direct works perfectly for my can't-sit-still personality. I would rather by DIYing and tweaking the styling of a fun reveal for you
 than sitting at the computer writing intricate details about it! 

Two of my favorite bloggers:

You're going to love these sweet, and incredibly inspiring ladies!
 They're always knocking out killer DIY projects and ooze style.
Grab your coffee and click on their blog name, you're in for a treat! 

Shelley @ Crazy Wonderful

Hey guys!  I'm Shelley from Crazy Wonderful, a blog where I share my undying love of DIY projects and the process of decorating our home on a budget. I recently moved to Houston, TX with my husband and our two young children, and am currently working on warming up our new build.  Creating is my hobby and blogging is the perfect outlet.  Especially since my husband doesn't understand how difficult it is to find that perfect shade of gray ;) 

Hi there Simple Details readers! I’m Becky and the author of This Is Happiness. I started my blog a little over two years ago to share my love for interior design and DIY. I love mixing styles and designing a space that is beautiful, simple and comfortable using pieces that I truly love or that have a special meaning.  I also have a passion for entertaining, food and fashion all of which I share a little of on my blog. I live in Texas with my wonderful husband of almost 15 years and our two amazing children ages 8 and 6.  Come along with me as I create a stylish home one project at a time.

Thanks so much to Amber for including me and Shelley and Becky
 for joining in the tour!


Crazy Wonderful said...

Oh my goodness Pam, that is terrifying. I am so glad everything is ok!!! I totally got a laugh when you mentioned making mirrors out of foil for your Barbies because I was the same way! I spent more time doing DIY Barbie projects than I ever did "playing" with them :D Thank you again for including me in the blog tour!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Yikes - I'm so glad that Mr. Simple is ok - that's a little too much excitement for any one weekend!

Unknown said...

Oh Pam, I'm so glad Mr. Simple is ok! I can only imagine how terrified you were! I agree with Kris, a little TOO exciting of a weekend! Love this and love hearing your thoughts on your creative process. Just adore you and all you do!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I am so glad that Mr. Simple is ok. That must have been so scary. Great post, Pam! I love the Otomi bean bag and the gorgeous girl's room with the sweet gold heart above the bed. Thanks for sharing your creative process and being a part of it. :)

therelishedroost said...

Great post love all the spaces and DIY!

Cassie Bustamante said...

OOOOH love the people you tagged and loved reading more about you! love how you think and i agree about designers and snowflakes!!! and that hook kills me every time.

René said...

Glad he is OK. Vertigo can be a scary thing!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

Yikes...scary stuff about your hubby!! I'm glad everything is fine now!!! THis was a great post...I love hearing the process bloggers use, and I always love seeing more pics of your house!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

So glad your husband is ok! Love Shelley too and can't wait to check out Amber's blog. Thanks so much Pam for including me in the tour :)

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Glad your hubby is ok and best wishes for his recovery. I had vertigo last winter, its extremely scary! Can't wait to see your recent projects. :)

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Oh my gosh Pam....thank God he's OK... What a weekend! Thanks for sharing the other blogs...I've already checked them out...

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

My hubs has vertigo episodes from time to time - they are serious business. Glad your Mr. is OK. So sorry for the hectic weekend. Glad everyone is on the med. Hope this week goes well!! :)

Anonymous said...

Pam, so glad everything is ok. Thanks for sharing the great blogs.

Take care

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved this post and so great to see your stunning creations glad Mr. Simple is doing OK..

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am so sorry to hear about your husband. That sounds scary! OK, so I am not your favorite blogger :)...can't wait to check out these ladies. Love your answers, you definitely inspire me.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I've been wondering about your Mom and Dad's house. Can't wait to see what's up this week!

Calypso In The Country said...

Glad your husband is ok! Can't wait to see your latest are always so inspiring Pam!


Pam....I totally consider you my DIY queen! I don't think there is anything you can't do. That being said Amber and Shelley can certainly hold their own! My sister spent a few days on the hospital with's scary! Glad your husband is OK.

Vel Criste said...

Hew! Glad it wasn't anything serious with Mr. Simple, that's my worse nightmare, seeing an ambulance or police cars outside my home with my loved ones inside!!!!! Love your blog dear, your one of the best and most creative in this vast home decorating blogging world!

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