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Waxing Intellectual... Opinions wanted.

18 July 2011

I hope you don't mind that I am rehashing this event so much!  It was such a dream come true!  And it was such a confidence booster/learning experience for me personally.  

Before I left I really wondered if I would be able to do it.  A whole room start to finish.  You see, I like to remodel meaning- pull walls out, tweak floor plans, paint walls and change flooring, but when it comes to decorating, I have never felt like I could really do it.  This is real life here, I have a budget...okay that is usually $0.00 to create my look, and I often feel like I don't know how to decorate.  But I figured something out.  I do know how, WOW!  I just need to trust my instinct, and go with what others may not like if it means I love it...  and now?- I really want to try and create a space that feels like me here. 

What else did I learn?  Well, with my personal aha moment, it has actually made me think a little bit about this blog and my lack of presence on it.  I am going to try and remedy that.  I will still be featuring projects, but I am going to try my hardest to actually tell you about some of the I am doing.  Because the fact is the truth, I have done a lot, but simply not had time to blog about it.   All these great ideas I've come up with never get shared.

Going to the event and talking with Lindsay of Living With Lindsay just really helped me.  She too has very young children, and it just put life into perspective.  THANK YOU LINDSAY!  Anyway, I can't really put it into words, but it felt so good to not feel like I was the only one struggling with being a mom and balancing it all.  

So my beloved readers, tell me, would it bug you if I shared a little bit more of my personal life?  Okay, not drama, but just day to day.  I have tried to keep it all separate, but I am missing my self in my very own blog.   I'd love to hear from you!



Catherine July 18, 2011 at 4:10 PM  

I would love to see more posts from you! I do enjoy the featured rooms and link-ups, but I also love to see what you are doing with your house. I'm still dying to see how those stairs turned out.. hint, hint ;)

Korrie@RedHenHome July 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM  

I would love to see what you've been up to. That's the direction I am leaning for my own blog as well. I am hoping that if I blog about life in addition to projects, I will not become so single-mindedly intent on finishing projects that I ignore life! Maybe that makes sense. ;-)

chris July 18, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

I would prefer to see more of you...otherwise it's just a diy blog without a personality.

Deb July 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM  

Please tell us more about your family day to day life and any old thing you want to talk about!

Caroline (Piorra Maison) July 18, 2011 at 4:27 PM  

We all do it, why not you! Sharing a little piece of ourselves, helps others in ways we have no idea. I know when I started out blogging it helped me to have a little more confidence in my writing skills. I was very self-conscious about my learning disability. So Please do "go for it"
We all love your blog!

Shannon July 18, 2011 at 4:35 PM  

I love your site and would live to read more about you! I always enjoy the posts and the content that is already here. But, having more of you would be great, too!

Elizabeth @ E Motion Studio July 18, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

Go for it! I think it would add an extra special touch to an already awesome blog!

Lisa July 18, 2011 at 5:00 PM  

Absolutely! It would be great to know more about the girl behind the blog! So glad this was such a gratifying experience for you! So exciting!

Erin July 18, 2011 at 5:27 PM  

Yes! Go for it! I think you will definitely be able to find a good balance between reader-submitted projects and your own projects. I think I would lose enthusiasm for blogging if I mainly featured others, because then my blog wouldn't have a distinct personality...it's awesome that you do let others shine, and wonderful for other blogs to get some exposure, but I think you'll enjoy putting some more of yourself back here. :)

Christina July 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM  

I would LOVE to hear more about you!! That's what I love the most...I get most excited when I see a post from YOU! :)

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue July 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM  

I love blogs with personality... where you can hear the voice of a person while reading their post.

I love to see the real thing... a blog without feeling to me is nothing more than another cute website.

I can't wait to see more of you... because you girl are pretty amazing ;)

Lindz July 18, 2011 at 5:48 PM  

I am new around these parts but have been blogging for 5 + years and I think that for a blog like yours, more personal touches and pieces would be nice - after all, you inspire others who are remodeling by showing them that real people do it on their own; writing about your life shows just that, that you're a real person. Go for it!

Diapers and Divas July 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM  

I think knowing more about the person makes you understand the designs that they are creating! You are so creative, and getting to know you even better would give your readers insight into Why you do what you do! Go for it!

laxsupermom July 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM  

I'd love to see more posts from you! Love your blog and I think the day to day stuff is just as interesting as the bigger tearing apart the stairs type posts.

Cheryl July 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

Yes yes yes yes yes! I like hearing from YOU and whatever real-life craziness that you include makes the rest of us feel like we can identify with you. So please include more of you - thanks for asking us! :)

Jenna July 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM  

I would love to read more about you, your projects, and whatever! My most fave blogs walk the perfect line between personal life, diy, and features. I think your readers would connect with you even more if you were a bigger presence here!

Amanda's Mom July 18, 2011 at 6:52 PM  

Not at all. I think that the more we share of our lives the more we realize that we are all more alike than we are different. Its always been amazing to me that the more I opened up, the more good things came into my life. Share away.

Mrs Lemon July 18, 2011 at 7:28 PM  

I think it would be great. I was just thinking today that many of the blogs I read, even when they do reviews, I'm happy to read them and give my feedback because I feel like I have a personal connection to them (even though they wouldn't know me from the bag lady on the street).

I would say though, that some weekly columns are too much as a weekly thing. Sometimes I wish some weekly columns would go to a monthly 2-3 day extravaganza instead. But that's just my opinion, and certainly not for you to take as criticism.

Decorate on!

~From one "not sure I know how" to another :)

Louise July 18, 2011 at 7:48 PM  

I always hang out to see your own posts :) Very happy to read more of them!

Sarah {The Student Knitter} July 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM  

I often find myself simply skimming the projects that you feature here I think because I'm not invested in them. I would love to hear more about you personally and I would love to be more invested in you. :)

Anna@Directions Not Included July 18, 2011 at 9:14 PM  

I would love to see more from you personally. I like blogs that have a personal touch to them. Yes, there are tons of great ones that showcase projects and those are wonderful but the ones that really draw you in are the ones you can make a personal connection with. Share with us and we'll continue to share back with you!

Rebecca@This Present Life July 18, 2011 at 9:50 PM  

I would love to see more of YOU on the blog! If I'm being honest, I always read your posts when it's one of your projects, but I don't always read all of the feature posts. So I say, YES, more Cassity :)

Tanya Ott July 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

I'm new around here too, but have been a professional storyteller for 20+ years and I agree with Lindz.... opening up a bit and showing who you are is always a good idea! Especially in the blogosphere :) Go for it!

mab July 18, 2011 at 10:50 PM  

As a mama also trying to find balance, I love to read more personal stories in blogs! Not only does it help me feel a connection with the blogger, it also makes me look forward to reading that blog more. Ok, ok... it's also because we're all a bit nosy and want to hear how other people live! :) Great blog! Keep it up!

Kari July 18, 2011 at 11:45 PM  

Absolutely not! This should be an outlet for you! I recently shared a crazy lady story on my blog!!

Kari @ the Sunset Lane

Joyce July 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM  

I love your blog, would love to see more of you and your life on here though!

Tanya Anurag July 19, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

I feel it's really good to share a part of our lives on our blogs... it helps the reader understand the kind of person we are and builds up a better relation between the blogger and the reader. I do that a lot and would really appreciate if you decide to share your story with all of us here :)

Keep writing!

Dee in BC July 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM  

I think it would be great. Also hearing about projects in context with someone's real life puts things in perspective. I'm a working mom. Some of the DIY projects I see on blogs, seem to be done, perfectly in about 2 hours, with no mishaps, no interrupting kids,no annoyed spouse (who wanted to do some thing else today) & no residual mess. Real life experiences ( which I'm sure can't go smoothly all the time)would actually be more inspiring.

Unknown July 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM  

Truth be told I only read your blog if it is something you have posted. Otherwise I just quickly glance at the pictures.

The DIY Show Off July 19, 2011 at 6:03 PM  

I love reading about the girl behind the blog so my answer is "no"...I do not mind reading more about you. In fact, I love reading 'real life'! :)

Stephanie July 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM  

Well, first of all, I love your blog. I was kind of taken a back when I saw that you wanted to change it...I have gotten used to the guest bloggers LOL I think you have been successful with this style, but I too love when you get on here and do your own posts...so I am torn..but I am willing to go the hall what ever you choose Cassity. Your post about your Shaw and HGtV experience was awesome, it really made me feel like I was there with you.

j*e*n July 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

I'd love to hear more about your family. If you are doing all of this & juggling life with little ones, you may be able to offer up a few more tips for those of is in similar situations. That, and I'm a sucker for family stories & pictures of cute kiddos. :)

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