Sunday, June 29, 2014


Hello, friends!

Today, I am proudly participating in a blog tour.
I was invited by Lisa at Texas Decor.

I have been following Lisa's blog for a long time now.
I love her decorating style, so pretty and fresh, and her posts are always interesting and very inspirational to me.
I love Lisa's post series " Some of my favorite things".
She always has wonderful products and ideas to share with her readers. 
 And, by the way, she is also one of the kindest and sweetest ladies in Blogland.

Ok, lets start this tour!

 Here are the four questions I'm supposed to answer:

 1)  What are you working on right now?

Our biggest project this year is building up our back yard and transform it into a nice outdoor space.
A new deck is being built, an outdoor kitchen will be added and several more improvements. 
For right now, we are enjoying our back porch
In the last couple of weeks, I have been mostly organizing our home and gave the coat closet a full remodel. 
Cleaning closets is always fun! :)
I have also changed our upstairs landing and, re-purposing items I already had, 
I created a family gallery wall which I will be sharing soon.

2)  How does my work differ from others in this genre?

This is a hard question. :) I think my blog is different to others because it is about me, my family, my home.
We are all different people and that is one of the things I most love about blogging. 
I get inspire by other blogs and I hope my little blog also inspire others.
I love sharing my crafts, DIY projects and anything else that may be happening around our home.

3)  Why do I write/create what I do?

 I love blogging and I really like sharing with others that have the same love for decorating and improving our homes. 
I have met so many wonderful people through this blogging journey and I have learned so much from all of you. 
I hope to be able to continue sharing for a long time to come.

 4)  How does your writing/creating process work?

 I am by nature an organized person, so I normally prepare my posts in advanced 
and make a plan on when they will be published on my blog.
Now, there are weeks it just does not happen that way! :)
I am not much of a writer, so I try to write my posts like if I had you on front of me and was talking to you in person.
After all, I am just a very down to earth, simple person.

 Now I would like to introduce to you the three wonderful bloggers I've chosen. 
They will all participate in the tour next Monday, July 7th.
 You will love these ladies and their blogs.
They all have been very inspirational to me and are just the nicest people you will ever meet.

1. Tammy at One More Time Events

Her blog is entirely dedicated to home decorating along with gardening ideas and a few quick and easy recipes.    Her design view: homey, budget-conscious, and trying to be as creative as she can in an elegant way. She enjoys the challenge of reinventing her decor and  figuring out how to make something out of ‘nothing’, creatively and beautifully, urging and sharing with others  to recycle reuse, revamp, redecorate and remodel with  beautiful results. When you walk through her house and garden, you will see she likes to decorate her home so it brings out her style and a sense of what she likes to call home. 

Kathy is a native New Yorker now living in Ohio for the past 2 1/2 years. She loves to decorate, sew, create, makeover, repurpose, DIY, and make her home a more pleasant place to be on a budget.  She has been married for 29 years and have two adult children and one granddaughter.  

3. Angela at Twelve Oaks Manor

Angela is an empty nester that blogs at  She loves everything related to decorating and making a house a home. Once the children left the nest, she decided to re-invent their home, one room at a time!  
She would love for you to visit!!!


I hope you pay these ladies a visit. 
Their blogs are full of gorgeous inspiration for your homes.
 You won't be disappointed!

Enjoy your day!


  1. I enjoyed reading more about how you blog! Thank you for the sweet things you said about me too. :) I'm so glad you could participate in the tour! I'll be sure to check out the blogs you mentioned. Enjoy your Sunday!!

  2. So love your back porch and the red out front! You have a beautiful home!

  3. Thank you so much for including me in your blog tour, Maria! I love your home and style plus the fact you're in the very same city as I am! One day...sooon....we need to get together on each other's porches and chat!!! I'm off to tour more blogs!!~~Angela

  4. Simply Suzannes at Home

    Dear Maria Elena, Thank you so much for the lovely feature! What a pleasant surprise!
    You featured so many beautiful projects today.
    Thanks for hosting another fun party :0)
    Have a wonderful Fourth of July with your family,

  5. It has been interesting to see how the tour participants answer the same questions. I am looking forward to doing mine and thank you again for asking me, Maria Elena! : )


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