Inspiring Blogger Interview: Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

Inspiring blogger badge
Y’all are in for a treat today!!  My sweet friend Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy is here to chat about her fabulous blog, her newly renovated lake side home,  and what inspires her sense of style.  She is, indeed, one crafty chick, turning out favorites like this one…

 

and this…

 

I love her ingenuity AND her sweet spirit… and wait’ll you see her house!! Take it away, Jaime!!

***

I am SO honored and thrilled to be here sharing a little bit about my blogging journey with Heidi and her blogging friends. To have someone like Heidi call me an inspiring blogger, well that is about the greatest compliment I could ever get, because I think Heidi is one of the greatest gals and bloggers out there!
1. How did I get started blogging:
I started blogging when I was in my 4th year of dental school. My sister always had a family/personal blog that I kept up with–she pushed me to start mine. It wasn’t until I realized I could do crafts and share them months later, that I really became interested in blogging.
2. Tell us a little bit about your home:
My husband and I JUST bought our first house this past May. We just finished years of schooling and we are just starting our careers, and so, this is our first house and it is a fixer-upper. BUT it is on a lake, which makes it all worth it.
3. How would you describe your home decor style:
My style is hard to classify because it is always changing. As of this moment, I would say shabby chic with a touch of modern. {does that even exist??} Although I do have a huge place in my heart for rustic beach decor as well.
4. What inspires your style and projects around the home:
I always try to do things:
a.) On a budget, so that inspires me to be creative with materials I already have.
b.) With meaning, I like when a project isn’t just a project but has hints of personal touch in them.
{we added meaningful numbers to the back of our dining room chairs for an extra touch of interest}
5. Do you have a favorite DIY project?
Hummm, that is hard. I would say my house projects have been my favorite lately. My husband and I have done some serious DIY renovating!
6. What is your secret DIY weapon?
I do like staple guns for some reason. Pretty much if I can use a staple gun I will!
7. Any DIY fails?
Ohhhh YES. TONS. Let me think on that one…. yep, wayyyy to many to even mention!!!!
8. What is your favorite shopping source for home decor?
TJ Maxx, Home Goods and Marshalls–you just NEVER know what you are going to find there! And I am ALWAYS up for a good garage sale or thrift store to find treasures!
9. What is your favorite space in your home.
My living room, it has really become the hub of my house right now. And it has such a great view of the lake, I tend to want to spend a lot of time in there!
10. What is one piece of advice you would share for those on the journey of making a house into a home:
Surround yourself with things you love. Let your style be decided by a collection of things that you love. Don’t decorate a specific way because it is popular, decorate in a way that you love, that makes your style timeless and something you will want to be around and that is all that matters.
***
Wow, thanks for sharing, Jaime!  I love a girl that loves a staple gun!  Be sure to pop over to Crafty Scrappy Happy to see more of her gorgeous home and DIY projects.  And she’s got some pretty cute dogs, too. :-)
Happy Friday, friends… we’re heading into the holidays and I’ll be fluffing my booth, doing a little thrifting and DIY-ing, and spending time with my family this weekend.  Hope yours is of the best sort!
Pin It© Copyright 2012 Heidi, All rights Reserved. Written For: Decor & More

Comments

  1. Love it! Jaime is so talented.
    Kelly @ View Along the Way recently posted..Reader Questions: Would you paint this mantle?My Profile

  2. Bliss says:

    I get giddy with excitement for Jaime every time I see the way she is transforming her house into a home. I hope she blogs long enough that I get to see little feet hitting the floor too. And I don’t mean the doggies!

    Bliss
    Bliss recently posted..Turkeys, Chairs, and Lisa’s HusbandMy Profile

  3. Awhhhh thank you SO much for having me today Heidi. It is absolutely the most perfect way to end my day…. seriously such a treat! I adore you and your blog so much :) Now if only I could come and shop at your booth and do a little DIY-ing with you this weekend!!! :) Hugs sweet friend!
    Jaime
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy recently posted..Happy Hour Link Party {10}My Profile

  4. Love me some Jaime!! I want a lake house to remodel. :)
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog recently posted..the budget traveler’s survival kitMy Profile

  5. cassie says:

    i love jaime! she is so talented and sweet!
    cassie recently posted..Thanksgiving WreathMy Profile

  6. Some day (perhaps just weeks before my death…after I guilt my husband into submission) I will have a lake house. Or pond. Or creek.
    Kirby Carespodi recently posted..This is being published while I’m away…My Profile

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Blogger Interview series, too.  I want to thank KariAnne, Elizabeth, Linda, Michelle, Kelly, Jaime, and Kelly for participating!  It’s always fun to have a fresh voice talking DIY, home [...]

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge