Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In The Bloglight

I am truly honored today to have been chosen as a featured blogger in HomeTalk's "In The Bloglight" series.
Some of you may be wondering what is HomeTalk!? Home Talk is a great place to get inspired, ask questions, and to share your personal projects. You do not even have to have a blog! It is a great online community for everybody. 

Miriam, HomeTalk's Director of Community Development, asked me a few fun questions.

How did you get into blogging?

I first started blogging about 7 years ago after I stumbled upon Sugarpie Farmhouse and Kelly's Korner. Blogging looked like a lot of fun and I could not wait to start my own blog. My first blog centered around every day life with toddlers and my baby boutique business. 

How did you decide on the name of your blog?
From My Front Porch To Yours Acadian Home
It did not take me very long to come up with the name of my blog. At the time we lived in Baton Rouge and had an acadian style home with a long front porch. It was one of my most favorite things about our Baton Rouge House and 'From My Front Porch To Yours' just seemed fitting. 

What was the first project you ever posted?

I have to admit my blog was not all that exciting at first. It actually has taken quite a few years to find myself in the world of blogging. I go back to the beginning from time to time and think to myself yawn!;) 
From My Front Porch To Yours
Our breakfast room in our Baton Rouge House was one of the first projects I ever posted. I cringe looking at this pic because I have learned so much thru the years of blogging. Flash is NOT your friend and it is always best to scan your space to make sure there are not any Chick Fil A cups sitting around!;)

What is your most popular project on HomeTalk to date?
From My Front Porch To Yours

I love sharing over on HomeTalk and my most popular project to date on HomeTalk is how I painted our kitchen cabinets last spring. I am blown away by the fact that it has been viewed over 43,000 times!

Do you stick to a strict posting schedule?
I try to stick to some what of a schedule for blogging. Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. central you can come over and find Treasure Hunt Thursday where you can link up your treasures and projects for the week. It is such a wonderful party and I am happy to see it steadily growing. 
On Sundays you can find my series "How I Found My Style Sundays" where some fabulous bloggers stop by to share how they found their decorating style and some decorating tips.  
Outside of those I go thru spurts where I am accomplishing many different projects and have a lot to share to like now where I am just busy organizing and cleaning the house and have nothing really to share. 

How has blogging changed me?
Blogging has introduced me to a whole new world that I never knew that was out there. It has helped me find my style along the way which I have come to realize is rather eclectic. I have "met" so many wonderful ladies who have the same interest as I do. Some of them I have been fortunate enough to meet in person. Blogging has given me a dose of self confidence that I never had before and for that I am grateful. I have always been a quiet self reserved gal and blogging has helped me come out of my box tremendously! If you have ever thought about starting a blog I say go for it! You have nothing loose and it can take you on an adventure you never even imagined.

Thank you Mariam for giving me the "bloglight" today!:)

Hope to see everybody back her today 4 p.m central for Treasure Hunt Thursday #139.


  1. Your posts on FB are some of my favorites and I am glad to find the blog story too! Thanks for sharing, encouraging and engaging us all! ~Sweetie

  2. Wonderful Pamela! So happy for you!

  3. Congratulations on the feature. Love the BR home. My sis-in-law used to live in Baton Rouge.

  4. Pamela, I have been following you long before I started blogging myself! I love your style and personality!

  5. This is a great interview, Pamela! I'm so glad to know you better. I think we all look back at those early days of blogging and laugh, my photography was so lame (not that I'm a pro now!!). I love coming to your blog, you always have something new and fresh going on. Congratulations on your gig with Hometalk. I go there a lot with my crazy questions! lol!


  6. Congratulations on the feature, Pamela! Definitely well deserved and you have been a favorite blogger of mine since before I started my own!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  7. This was wonderful to read & to get to know you a bit better! Congratulations on the feature. :)
    Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

  8. Congratulations Pamela… well deserved! Love the new hair do…so cute!

  9. The first thing I have to do is read your painting kitchen cabinet post! 43,000 can't be wrong! :) That porch is out of this world amazing! You have a lovely blog! Congrats on the spotlight. :)

  10. Congrats on the Spotlight!! You deserve it so much~~ I truly love reading your blog and love you even more!!

  11. Congrats on being in the Bloglight this week! You are so deserving and I am always amazed at your projects, especially your kitchen! I couldn't help but laugh at the Chick Fil A cup on your table and thanks for showing it! Makes is all real, you know!

  12. Congrats, Pamela! I loved reading how you found your style. ;) And I laughed at the Chic-fil-a cup! Love your blog. Keep up the great work. ~ Angie

  13. Congrats Pamela!! Loved reading how you got started in blogging!


  14. Congrats on the bloglight, looking forward to reading more about you.

  15. Congratulations on your feature Pamela! So well deserved,oh yes the early photos...LOL.I have many of those please don't look at my early posts.Your home was beautiful then and even better now :-)

  16. You come a long way baby! I have to say though your home in Baton was gorgeous! I love the exterior. What a nice feature Pamela!

  17. Congrats Pam! Isn't it amazing when you look back at your first posts (with flash!)? Some of my first projects are actually really good but the photography is so bad... Best of luck for another 7 years of blogging!

  18. Couldn't be happier for you Pamela! You are a great example for me as a blogger and a person.


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