The Writing Process Blog Tour/Blogland Tour


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Hello my readers!  Today I will be participating in the Writing Process Blog Tour.  I was invited to participate by Bonnie of the blog, Revolutionaries.  The purpose of the blog tour is to let you all in on the behind-the-scenes of how bloggers write and come up with their content, etc.  Anyhoo, I'm glad to share my portion with you.  But first, let me introduce you to Bonnie!

Meet Bonnie.

I have enjoyed reading Bonnie's blog, Revolutionaries.  Bonnie is super talented and I love her furniture makeovers.  How cool is it for your DIYs to work for you?  Did I mention that Bonnie also sings backup in two Christian bands?  Way to go, Bonnie!

Bonnie is a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer living in Georgia! She writes about DIY crafts, furniture redos, craft booth tips, tips for decorating a rental home, music, and her faith on her blog, Revolutionaries. She is also a contributing writer at Crafting a Green World and Feel Good Style. Bonnie's mission is to inspire and encourage others that they can decorate their home with furniture and decor that are beautiful without going broke. She loves to challenge herself to see what she can create with spending little to no money! Often times this means repurposing, upcycling, and rarely buying new. To keep up with all of the awesomeness, you can find Bonnie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+.

Meet Stephanie.

I'm not sure exactly when Stephanie and my paths crossed, but I'm so glad they did.  Stephanie consistantly posts words of encouragement on her blog.  And who doesn't need to hear an encouraging word?  I also enjoy her love for all things feminine and participating in her tea cup exchanges.  Because of her, I have a newfound love for teacups.  I already loved tea.  :-)

Hello Lovelies!
My name is Stephanie and my blog is The Enchanting Rose. 
First and foremost, I am a blessed daughter of the King of kings, 
wife to an amazing man, and mother to a precious son.
My little place consist of crafts, sewing, recipes, hymns, tea cups, 
and sweet encouragement from the Bible.
I'm a lover of all things vintage and beautiful books. 
Roses are my weakness and reading is a pure joy!
Please feel free to come by for a visit
because I love meeting new people and making sweet friends.

As for me....

My Writing Process

**What am I working on/writing?**
 
Currently, I've got my hands in all kinds of pots....in my home.  My summer goal has been to declutter my home and in doing so, I also embarked upon a home office renovation project.  I'm thankful to say that that room is almost complete and I can't wait to show it to you.  As for the decluttering, I think I need a little more time.  :-)


**How does my work/writing differ from others of its genre?**

The truth about my blog is that I'm not sure if I fit into a specific genre.  I like sharing what's going on in my world, and that varies.  Sometimes I share recipes, home improvement projects, crafts, my latest photographic endeavors, or just my thoughts.  I tried narrowing down my topics of interest, but I can't.  Initially I had two different blogs, but I realized that they were equal extensions of myself and so I decided to merge them to show you all more of who I am in one space.  (Special thank yous for those of you who have been there from the beginning, through the two blogs, the name change, the url move.  Much appreciated!) 

**Why do I write what I do?**

There's something exciting about the internet in that has the ability to merge people from all over the world who share similar interests.  I love writing my thoughts out, especially online because you can get feedback as opposed to writing in a journal.  The comments you all leave make my day!

**How does my writing process work?**


As you know I do have an organizational problem, so let's be real.  No, I have not been successful at planning out my posts way in advance and scheduling them.  I do schedule posts and it's not uncommon for me to create a week of posts in one sitting and schedule them out.  But for the most part, I write in the moment.  I do that a lot in the summer when I'm off work from my for-pay job.  During the school year, my time is different so that's when you're more likely to see a lull in my blog if I don't schedule or don't have time to take photographs of my dishes (so you never see the recipe) or don't have time for my beloved DIY projects.

Ok, now that you know a little more about how I operate, let me introduce you to one of my blog friends, Yetunde.  To date, Yetunde is the only blog friend that I've actually met in person!  And yes, she's just as amazing in person.  :-)

Meet Yetunde.

 
Yetunde Rodriguez, is a Graphic Designer and Interior Stylist. She is also the creative mind behind AfroMartha, a lifestyle DIY, Food and Home Decor Blog.  AfroMartha aims to give readers practical solutions to life's little everyday challenges...all on a budget.  AfroMartha's philosophy is simple: anything you want, whether it is a fabulous meal, a beautiful environment, or solutions to storage and organization, can all be had with a few basic skills, and a willingness to be open to creative inspiration. The name 'AfroMartha' is a humorous homage to The Original Martha, the Doyenne of Domesticity, and is also a nod to the creator's African heritage. The blog can be found at http://www.afromartha.com

Getting Ahead of the Big Day: Bridal Session


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Last month I was able to work with a bride and her family the week before her wedding.  Many times at weddings, the guests are waiting for a long time while formal pictures are taken.  Some couples opt to appease their guests by scheduling some of their portraits ahead of time.  Such was the case here.


As our venue, we chose the gardens outside of a historic home in town.  Such a beautiful view for a beautiful young lady.


The bride took her bridal session photos and her immediate family came along, all dressed in their wedding attire so that they would be able to take time to capture this family moment before the wedding day.  The other advantage is that they were able to choose a location that had the scenery they wanted in their photos.


It was a pleasure working with this family and I look forward to more opportunities with other brides in the future.

Interested in seeing the big day?  Stay tuned for Thursday's post.

Farm Fresh Ventures Box #6


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The Farm Fresh Ventures Cooperative let us know in advance that this week we would not receive as many different items, but we would receive more of each.  That was totally fine with us.


After receiving this box, we had one of our family reunions so I flash froze the blueberries, put the peaches aside to do the same. my mom stewed some of the corn (it was good), and the rest of the veggies would have to wait.

This produce box has been an interesting summer adventure.