At Floor Coverings International Arch City, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from some of web’s most influential bloggers. Our latest interview features DIY and craft blogger Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom. You can follow Carrie on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Etsy, and Pinterest.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Carrie and I blog over at Curly Crafty Mom. I am a wife, mom to 2 and I’ve been blogging since 2009! I have a lifestyle blog that mainly focuses on DIY/crafts with a little fashion mixed in. When I’m not blogging I enjoy time with my family and running. I just finished the Chicago Marathon in October. I also enjoy reading, European travel, red wine, food and trips to Hobby Lobby!
Why did you decide to start a blog? What do you enjoy about blogging?
I started a blog at the beginning of 2009 after I had my second child. My blog mainly focused on parenting then, but later I started following some DIY/crafting blogs and decided to make that my main focus on the blog. In the last couple of years I have added some fashion posts to my blog, which sparks my creative side as well!
There is a lot to enjoy about blogging, but the friendships I have made are by far the best part of it! I have a couple of bloggers that I text daily (Lauren at Mom Home Guide and Jill at Doused in Pink) and I’ve been able to meet a few bloggers in real life, too.
How would you describe your design style?
I try not to stick to one particular style, however lately I’ve been into neutrals instead bold colors.
Where do you find most of your inspiration?
A lot of ideas will pop into my head while I am strolling the aisles of Hobby Lobby, when I’m running or even while I’m flipping through the pages of a design catalog. My husband also inspires me, he is quite creative himself and will help me when I get stuck on a project.
Tell us about a recent project you’re proud of.
One of my recent projects was decorating a console table for the fall. I also took an old antique suitcase that was my mom’s, painted it and placed it on the bottom of the console table. Now I am working on decorating the table for the holiday season and I will be sharing a blog post in the near future with a neutral holiday theme for the table.