Hi All! We are so excited to share that StyleMutt Home has been awarded the Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a particularly special honor because it's an award that bloggers give other bloggers. How cool is that?! What a supportive community to be in and we are so grateful to our ||talented|| friend Iris of Around the Watts House for nominating us. Iris is a fellow decor and DIY lover and her blog has been such a joy to follow. So many fantastic ideas from such a sweet, down to earth woman. It's humbling and so very encouraging to know that what we're doing here at StyleMutt Home is reaching beyond just those directly related to us...:)
So here's how the Liebster Award works! A blogger nominates another blogger and includes a list of questions for them to answer and share on their blog. The nominated blogger then turns around and passes the Liebster Award on to someone else. It's a cool chain reaction of learning about fresh new blogs that you may not of heard about before! The idea is to nominate new-ish blogs that are starting up as a way of spreading the word. So, just past our 4 month birthday this is a fun way for us to share a bit about ourselves and network with others sharing the same passion!
Here are the questions Iris came up with for us. Since we are a co-authored blog, we'll both answer!
1. What made you decide to start a blog?
Chelsea: Not everyone might know this, but StyleMutt Home began as the blog, Chelsea's Garage, which I started shortly after moving into our first/current home 5 years ago. It was a means of sharing my small furniture refinishing business which I ran straight out of the garage! And let's be honest, it was a serious source of relaxation! It's been so healthy for me to have a creative outlet that gives my mind another way to think and work. We've got three really young kids which we had within 16 months from first to last, and for me personally, I find myself a more patient, understanding mother in general with this creative passion. Plus, it was a great way to connect with others when suddenly finding myself surrounded by the walls of my home, alone with three kiddos...(If ANYONE ever wants to discuss owning and operating a small business as a stay-at-home parent, I'm an open book and happy to talk about it!)
Cate: There was one particular afternoon Chelsea and I had spent day-dreaming about decor and giggling over our mutual love for all things eclectic. A couple minutes after I had already left her house to head home, I was surprised to look down and see she was calling me. Naturally I figured I must have forgot something. But when I answered, Chelsea blurted out "Would you blog with me?" It was a proposal to rival when her brother popped the question ;) I was so honored and excited that she would want to fold me right into Chelsea's Garage - which after a year or so of guest posting, we then rebranded as StyleMutt Home to represen our new-found co-authorship.
Oh look! This was our first ever business meeting!