Monday, July 18, 2011

1st Blog Post

Okay, so I'm finally joining the blog world and throwing my two cents out there.  Let's make this a fun Q&A and get this blog set up.

Q: Why start a blog? 
A: I think I have something to offer, and even if no one ever were to see it, I'll be happy to have a record of all the fun 'crafty crap' I do.

Q: Why not start a blog? 
A: I think fear.  (Yes that sounds silly, I'm well aware) But seriously, since I've joined Twitter, I've been following many amazingly talented people and am now following their blogs.  I was afraid that I could never compare to the sheer talent of blogs like Miss Mustard Seed or be as fun and peppy as blogs like Mod Podge Rocks!

But who cares!? I am me, and that's all there is to it!

Also a HUGE thank you to Jennifer (@garagesalediary), Jill (@JunkyVagobond), and Cari (@CariCucksey) for encouraging me to start blogging :-) Please tell me you're following them, they are really some fabulous ladies! And please make it a point to encourage someone today; you never know what your kind words will do.

This image from Pinterest was the final push to make me do it:


Although shouldn't that be 'lose'?

Q: Why is the blog called Pearl Gateway?  A: My middle name that I share with my mom is Pearl, and I absolutely love it.  Something so ''yester-year" or some other such about it.  I'd say 'vintage' but that word couldn't be more overused at the moment.  Anyway, I digress!  Gateway represents my love of travel, a connection to somewhere new.  I also take it as my connection to creativity, and hopefully, my potential to connect creatively with others.

Q: So what am I going to blog about?  A: Anything CREATIVE!  Papercrafts, mosaics, painting, furniture re-dos, all that 'crafty crap' as I call it.  I also consider garage saling creative (creative with your money, as well as being able to see the treasure potential from someone's trash), so I'll post some fun finds.  I think fashion is creative, so maybe if I have a cute outfit, I'll post that too.  I'm not really a cook, but every now and then I find a fab recipe that must be shared - and hey, cooking is creative - so maybe I'll post something super yummy with you!

Looking forward to being creative with you,

Kristina


2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blog! I am so glad you did it! I cannot wait to read what you have to share! Happy 1st Post Pearl Gateway!

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  2. Hey you! I'm finally getting back to 'work' after my project that swallowed my whole summer...and I just connected the dots when I saw you on twitter as Pearl Gateway instead of Kristina. Duh, you started your blog!!! YAY You! I've been reading your posts and am so excited for you - you've got something special here :)

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