Posted by: Brenda Kula | August 25, 2008

Updated Where Bloggers Create Tour

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The "Where Bloggers Create" tour that began yesterday was so much fun. After I’d seen everyone’s space, I had the urge to rearrange my garden room bookshelves, put all the books back up, and dust. Whew! The dust bunnies! But it makes me take a look at books I have that I’ve forgotten about and haven’t read yet. Note to self: Read more books before you buy new ones!

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The bookshelves were in an L-shape before in the same spot in the corner. I simply put them side by side.

When I was a little girl, some of my best memories were of going to the public library in our small town in Oklahoma. I began there my lifelong love of the written word and books. I always admired the long library tables. Of being able to gather some books and sit down to skim through them before making my selections of four books per visit. I don’t have room, obviously, for a long table. So I made due with this smaller one. My "mini-library!"

I want to thank everyone who participated for contributing to our tour. And I will be updating the list throughout the month of August, which ends Sunday the 31st. So if you still want to "show your space," put up the badge (if you so desire) and email me your blog site link. Or simply leave me a comment here with your information. I’ve updated the list below for today, Monday. And this time I’ve added their websites alongside. I thought this way, if you so choose, you can simply print out the list and not have to keep coming back to this site to click through and go visit them.

Whimsies And Words – Beth-  http://www.elizabethholcombe.typepad.com

Perennial Garden Lover – Racquel – http://perennialgardenlover.blogspot.com

The Vintage Nest – Lynn – http://lifeatcedarhill.blogspot.com

A Scrapbook Of Inspiration – Karen – http://karenharveycox.blogspot.com

The Stone Rabbit – Dana – http://thestonerabbit.typepad.com

Georgia Peachez – Suzy – http://www.georgiapeachez.com

Crafty Passions – Diane – http://dianobe.blogspot.com

Soliloquy – Nancy – http://nancybond.blogspot.com

Alamo North – Nola – http://alamo-north.blogspot.com

My Home For The Holidays – Laurie – http://myhomefortheholidays.blogspot.com

The Greenhouse Diaries – Tamara- http://thegreenhousediaries.blogspot.com

Karla’s Cottage – Karla – http://karlascottage.typepad.com

Bird Nest Cottage – Gretchen – http://birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Garden Joy 4 Me – Joy – http://gardenjoy4.blogspot.com

Diane’s Musings – Diane – http://dianeknottsmusings.blogspot.com

Pressing On – Curtiss Ann – http://curtissannmatlock.com

Linda’s Blue Gate – Linda – http://web.mac.com/lindasbluegate

Diary Of A Middle-Aged Gardener – Rosa – http://rose-gardendiary.blogspot.com

Bailiwick Designs – Jill – http://bailiwickdesigns.typepad.com

Rue’s Peanut Butter And Jelly Life – Rue – http://ruespeanutbutterandjellylife.blogspot.com

Montrealaise en Californie – Nancy – http://www.montrealaise-en-californie.blogspot.com

Foxgloves, Fabric And Folly – Heidi – http://foxglovesfabricandfolly.blogspot.com

La Rea Rose -Celestina – http://larearose.blogspot.com

Bling Queen – Karen – http://blingqueen.typepad.com

Stitching In Texas – Tina – http://www.stitchingintexas.blogspot.com

Life With Lisa Ann – Lisa – http://lifewithlisaann.blogspot.com

Dreams And Decor – Patti – http://dreamsanddecor.blogspot.com

Living Beautifully – Connie – http://connie-livingbeautifully.blogspot.com

Cackleberry Cottage – Lorilee – http://www.cackleberrycottage.blogspot.com

A Mellow Life – Carla – http://amellowlife.blogspot.com

Tickled Pink – Claudie – http://www.frid.com/Claudie

Crafty Gardener – Linda – http://craftygardener.blogspot.com

Garden Girl – Linda – http://gardengirl-lintys.blogspot.com

Bloggedy Blog Blog – Sasha – http://www.bloggedy-blog-blog-saucy.blogspot.com

Ribbonwood Cottage – Debbie – http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

Squirrel Chatter – Stacy – http://squirrelchatter.blogspot.com

Lavender Hill Studio – Penny – http://lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com

Heather’s Heartfelt Stitches  – Heather – http://heathersheartfeltstitches.blogspot.com

Meadowview Thymes – Linda – http://meadowviewthymes.blogspot.com

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Responses

  1. This is a wonderful tour, Brenda. Thanks for going to all the trouble to do this.. It is totally fascinating to see every one’s creative spot.

    I just pull up notepad and paste everyone’s URL there and leave it up in the background. Then just copy and paste from there, when I need the next blogger. Works for me.

  2. Hi Brenda, I just wanted to stop by & “thank you” for dreaming up, & carrying through with such a wonderful day yesterday! I think we all had a great day, visiting each other & being able to see exactly where each of us blogs & creates!…I met so many new friends that I will definitely keep visiting!!!….You are the best!…..Have a nice evening!…Heidi XO
    P.S. Please forgive me, but I have to ask…For some reason I thought you had signed up for my “Halloween Swap”, but I do not see your name??…If you did Brenda, would you please let me know & e-mail me your address as well! I would so appreciate it! ….and if you didn’t that is just fine too!….Just wanted to make sure I had everyone! Thanks again!…

  3. Hi Brenda,
    Sounds like it was a fun thing to do. I will have to get around to all of these blogs.
    I wish you were the right Brenda. I can’t seem to get hold of the Brenda that won the prize on my blog giveaway.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Rosemary

  4. Brenda, You’re a precious gem for taking the time to care for all the details, while the rest of us just sit back and read! Thanks a million!

  5. This is such a beautiful post, Brenda. I love your your library. I don’t have a big collection as I’m not really a reader (I’m more of a skimmer and loves pictures) but I keep my eyes peeled for a good bookshelf. It really makes the house looks complete!

    Thanks for your motherly hugs and sweet comments about Joe.

  6. I can see the difference in your “Space”, its really cute, I didn’t get around to it on the weekend, my brother and family came for a weekend visit, no time to do anything but tomorrow I will get mine up too….
    I really enjoyed peeking at everyone’s space !
    Diane

  7. Please add me, to the tour, I am putting up my post.

  8. I discovered in viewing the sites on the tour that I am a bookshelf addict. My eyes go there first. Like you, as a child I used beloved libraries. I have decided now, too, that I have gotten rid of enough of my books for moving. No more!

  9. Hi Brenda, I added my blogging space! Hope you don’t mind! I will edit the post and add your button! Thanks for hosting this fun event! You have a great blogging space! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  10. I really enjoyed your tour. Debbi from Aunt Debbi’s Garden told me you live in East Texas. Not too far from me!
    You have a wonderful blog–glad I found it!

  11. This is something new to me. I’ll be checking it out as I get the time. Amazing…truly!! Thanks for all your work!

  12. The list of addresses was very helpful–thanks, Brenda! I love your library! And check out those quilts! What pattern is the one by the bed? Speaking of which, I love your cozy bed area! What a great area to curl up with a good book! I have very fond memories of going to the library as a child also! Our limit was 4 books, too! Ours was on the 2nd floor above the police station & I remember it being a long walk up those stairs for a litte girl! Patti

  13. Well isn’t this going to be a fun tour.
    Terisa

  14. Morning,

    I’d like to share my sad sewing corner in my basement, maybe I can get some helpful hints and tips from some great ladies!

    Please add my bloggy link and come visit me 🙂

    Enjoy your Day,
    Heather

  15. a mini library… cute idea!

  16. You’ve been as busy as I have!!! I am still planning on doing the tour… hoping to get to it later this week. I’ll let you know. 🙂 xoxo, Joanna

  17. Hi Brenda, Just wanted to come back over and tell you what fun this was. I had a blast looking at everyone’s creating spaces and look forward to the rest of the week seeing more. okay…now I am off to create. 🙂

  18. I love your new library and table. I do that sometimes at home. I’ve read every book on my shelf but when I want to start a new one, I’ll look a few over and decide what to read.

    Thanks again for orchestrating the tour. I’ve met some wonderful new people I might never have known.

    Gretchen

  19. Brenda, thanks for hosting the tour. It was great seeing everyones creative spaces…..

    Hugs,
    Penny

  20. Hi Brenda!

    This was such a fun idea and I enjoyed looking at so many bloggers creative spots! I have to get working on making my spot more personal and organized.

    I love your book shelves! I have such a love for books, too, and they are spilling out from every pore of my house. .. magazines too. I need a library wall … I need a new house to put it in…lol!

    Thanks again! Love your blog!

    Hugs, Pat in NY

  21. Oh my…I have really been out of it lately and now will have to make time to visit all of these inspiring places! ~XO~ Janet

  22. Hi Brenda, I would LOVE to have you participate in my Halloween Swap!….Would you please e-mail me your address so I can pair you with a partner! I am busy doing it as we speak!….Heidi XO

  23. Brenda, I love your library area. We are also book lovers. Our kitchen, as you’ve seen has multiple shelves of cookbooks and in the upstairs landing, we have many more books. The hardest books to pass on, were the childrens books that filled our shelves for so many years.

  24. Brenda, I can’t wait to look at all of these blogs!!! I have been so busy with my new college classes and work, I haven’t had a chance to look at all my favorite blogs! This I can’t wait to curl up and read all this goodness.

    Wishing this comment finds you well!!

    Teresa
    xo

  25. what a fun idea! 🙂 this is where i create:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/loechness/2307319337/in/set-72157603947535610/

    i love the light that comes through in that corner! 🙂

  26. this is so interesting. thanks for being creative enough to come up with it. i like to get personal with my blogs so this is about as personal as you can be. GREAT IDEA!

  27. HI ,somehow found your site and what fun to see , also got a lot of ideas also to help — I am trying to organize — some places in my room have boxes and boxes of like items, stacked up -waiting to be placed – Somewhere ?? – Hope you visit — The saga of working on organizing my space started a few posts back from the current one — but didn’t want to miss a chance to share now .I got serious (?)about it when I realized I had bought the same $14. book on organizing twice –lol
    Guess i was Having a senior moment .
    Kathy – GA countrychintz.blogspot.com


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