We Bloggers

By Kate Riley September 3, 2010

First, just thank you.  Thank you so much for sharing your blog spaces this week ~ I was truly overwhelmed with the response to the blog party, nearly 300 inspirational stories, just amazing!  I’ve visited most of your spaces, met a lot of new friends, and learned so much from the glimpses into your lives.   

What’s the number one thing I learned from visiting all of you?   More than anything, we bloggers crave two things: comfort and convenience!  The kitchen island, dining room table, and family room sofa were the most popular spots where many settle in for time spent online.   In this modern age of portability, so many of us now create our ‘office’ wherever we plop down.  “Have laptop, will travel” was the dominant theme ~ I love that! 

Who are we?  We are bloggers!  And overwhelmingly, most of us prefer the comfort of our couch when we go online. 

name five things Name 5 Things


We also set up sunny spots in our family room, and we like to have pictures of our loved ones around us. 

Shades of Grey


We carve out spaces in our hallways, and in the main corners of our homes where we can be part of the action.  

colorful desks Burns House & Restyled Home


We can also be perfectly frank and keep it very real.  :-)


Perfectly Imperfect Life


Many create stylish personalized spaces centered around a white Parsons desk. 

fabulous k desk Fabulous K


maria colour me happy office

Colour Me Happy


emily clark parsons desk 

Emily A. Clark


house of smiths

House of Smiths


made by girl parsons desk

Made by Girl


 studio ten 25

Studio Ten 25


We love to read each other’s really cool blogs.   *wink*

be colorful desktop

 Be Colorful


We connect on our family room sofas, our kitchen tables, and in our bedrooms. 

lady bloggersMeganAmanda and Beth


We are resourceful !  We carve out nooks in closets, then pretty them up with gorgeous wallpaper.  

bloggers closet offices

Sense and Simplicity;  I Heart Organizing 


We even blog at tables we’ve built ourselves, yo. 

funky junk desk table

Funky Junk Interiors


We have stylish eclectic and collected home offices.

life at 5 feet

 Life at 5 Feet


We blog from our porches too !

 back porch 

 Small Home, Big Start


And when it comes to the end of the day, so so so  many of us blog on our sofas at night while our mates watch TV. 


Eat, Drink & Decorate


Who are we?  We are bloggers! 

We are a powerful community of inventive writers, connecting online in ways previous generations never imagined. 

We are wives, mothers, crafters, sewers, designers, professionals and SAHMs.  We swap stories, we share our homes, we share our wishes and our dreams. 

We share our decorating dilemmas, and we inspire each other with our creativity.  We aren’t afraid of power tools and we harness the power of paint.  We educate and we encourage.

We make each other laugh with our crazy but true tales.  We tear up when we read each other’s heartfelt stories. 

We are a group of creative, unique individuals who lift each other up and celebrate each and everyone’s contribution in this adventure called life. 

We are bloggers.  We truly are an amazing community.




  1. This is a great post, Kate! A wonderful party you hosted, and now a wonderful summary you’ve written, with shades, I think, of the St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V. Am I right?

    Thank you for all you add to this wonderful community. You’re marvelous.

  2. Wonderful summary. I’m so glad to be a part of it, though the showing of the spot was a bit too early for me as I’ve just started carving out a nook in our den for myself.
    And your words ring so true. I’ve once again opened up the creative/think outside of the box mindset that I thought was gone. And it’s because of the MANY, MANY blogs I read everyday. They’ve inspired me to spruce up and redo. Just because you’ve been in a house for a long time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rethink your decorating choices every so often.

  3. Wow!!! What an amazing post and some amazing office spaces! I didn’t get to link up but I loved peeking in on some of the links. In this new business venture & blog re-do I’m starting in the next few weeks it makes me feel so much better that I don’t have to have it “all together” to be inspired & ready to take the next step in expanding my horizons. Thanks for hosting a great party! :-D Take care!

  4. Fantastic post!! My goodness, those spaces look professional done! I am so impressed. What a great idea, thank you! And I completely agree with you about the blogging community. It’s been so much better than I ever dreamed. Have a great long weekend!

  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!! I am so sorry I didn’t share my blog space yesterday, because I was at work (doh!), but I loved peeking into other blogger’s homes and work spaces!

  6. And to think I didn’t post my spot because I thought I’d be the only one on the couch (no cute office), with my computer hastily put on a shelf of the tv unit when I’m done!

  7. Beautiful collections of pics! And your post was so inspiring…I almost teared up and felt like I should stand with my hand over my heart!! :) You could be a motivational speaker! Seriously!

    have a great long weekend in that ridiculously fab region of the country! I’ll be sweating and trying to control the frizz in my hair.
    xoxo, cassie

  8. Cheers! :) I smiled reading this entire post! It was so fun to see all the little blog spaces and read what you wrote. (writing this from my laptop in the living room) ;)

  9. This was such a fantastic party! Thank you, Kate! And thanks to everyone who shared, it was really fun and inspiring, I might have to go shopping for a new desk soon!

  10. Nice post!! I have enjoyed seeing everyone’s blogging space – still have lots to visit.
    Again, thanks for hosting this fun event. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

  11. I sooo missed this…this was create and its good to see where ppl spend most of there time. Since my house is undergoing renovations. My blog space is just about any space I can find.

    Great Blog @ Centsational Girl. Check mine out yuppielady.blogspt.com.

    I too will be sharing my crafty ideas. I toss in fashion of course.

  12. First of all, I see even more cool links that I need to go and visit. :) Second of all, I am feeling a mixture of excitement and also extreme embarrassment at seeing my picture in the recap! Why, oh why didn’t I do something to my hair before I took that shot?! ;)

    Thank you for hosting such a fun and unique party. And thank you for the linky love. :) This is still, hands down, one of my favorite reads each and every day. :)

  13. SO loved that you did this! Lots and lots of eye candy and inspiration and a feeling of togetherness! Thanks for featuring my closet today too! Made my heart pitter patter when I saw it in your post!


  14. Aww I can’t believe I missed out on this blog party! I’ve had such a busy week.
    I hope I can still participate sometime this weekend!

    It’s great to see I’m not the only one who blogs from the couch, and also who made an “office” from an empty corner of the house!

    I might still try to hook up to your blog party this weekend.

  15. Thank you for such a nice tribute. I’ve only been blogging for a short time and have found the community to be warm and welcoming.

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend! La

  16. LOVE THIS!! It totally inspires me to carve out a little blogging nook for myself. I hate to say it but my blogging spot (at work! shhh) looks a lot like Perfectly Imperfect Life’s. : /

    Not so inspirational.

  17. Well, thanks for the mention:) I had fun sharing my space, and loved looking at everyone else’s too. Enjoy your holiday weekend…I’ve been getting inspiration for my outside from some of your past posts so I’m excited to get started!

  18. Thanks for including my picture! I enjoyed this little recap. And, who am I kidding, you know I also end up on the couch, holding my laptop, watching Bachelor Pad or whatever else reality junk is on :)

  19. Kate, I really enjoyed this posting and am sorry to not participate !!

    Great thoughts, images and inspirations!!

    Art by Karena

  20. Thank you so very much for the party. It was truly awesome and you inspire so many of us. Your post-post (hehehe; get it? after the post) was very touching, true and heartfelt. Thank you for your insight and dedication to the “blogging universe”. What a great place to be!

    O and sorry about the cheezy joke – it’s still early here. :)

  21. What a wonderful summary Kate! It makes me feel proud to blog! Thanks for dropping by my space and for giving us the opportunity to share with others!

  22. Such a great post! Thanks for posting the picture of my living room in your recap and being such a wonderful hostess (and inspirational blogger)!

  23. Very nicely done. I…..sit at my same ole desk and blog, facebook and surf the net. Which in looking around, I see that it all needs cleaning and picking up! Thanks for that reminder.

  24. I am in awe at all the amazing work areas! I love all these ideas. I was going to participate in the party, but we just moved in and my desk is beyond pathetic. I was too embarrassed to even post about it!

    I’m glad you posted these though because now I have some really great ideas to work with when I update my area.

    Thanks! Allison @ House of Hepworths

  25. This is a really great post, I loved this so much! All the spaces were great and varied and your commentary was spot on and made me smile all the way while reading it. And I’m typing this from my recently craig-list find gray sectional sofa… count me in with all these sofa-bloggers!

  26. This was a fun party! Some amazing, creative and comfy “blog spots” from some amazing bloggers. Being relatively new to the blogging community, I am inspired to keep blogging, keep sharing and getting inspiration in return from so many of you talented gals. Blog on! :)

  27. I LOVED seeing where everyone blogs! And I loved the way this post really made it feel like everyone who blogs is connected in one big community. What a great feeling!

  28. What a lovely recap of our blogging spots. I have to say I was conflicted when I saw the photo of my ”messy” closet alongside some of the gorgeous spaces you featured – flattered but blushing at the same time. It really does look a little tidier in real life as the stacks of papers are hidden behind the wall. I might add, that my husband calls me ‘excuses-unlimited’ for a reason ;) Thanks for hosting such a fun link party!

  29. I loved, loved, loved this party! It was so fun to peek inside other bloggers’ blogging spaces and get to know them a bit more. I can so relate to Eat, Drink, and Decorate:) And I was excited to see myself sitting next to Amanda (even if it is only in blogland)! Thanks so much for hosting this party Kate. Great idea.

  30. This reads like a MLKJr. speech, almost. Love the highligts! And thank you for hosting such a fun, carefree party. The traffic I got to my blog from your party was unprecedented! So thank you thank you thank you again!

  31. I just had to pop in and say that this was such a great and interesting party! I love seeing where creative people work whether they be bloggers, artists, or writers (the book type). I tried desperately to come to the party but missed the timing by literally 2 seconds…needless to say I was a bit bummed, but at least I got a good post out of it. I found out about it to late (through Hooked On Houses) but gave it a shot.

    Your blog is fantastic and I’ve enjoyed exploring and learning from it (and you).

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