Welcome and Happy New Year! I have been wanting to write a blog for some time, but several things made me pause. There are a bajillion (estimated) blogs out there. Who would want to read this? Do I want anyone to read this? But, now that we’re starting a new year, I’ve decided to go with it.
I’ll start by answering a few questions I know are really gnawing at you right now:
(1) What will this blog be about?
Mainly about what I’m working on or thinking about…whether that be my latest DIY project, what I’m cooking; musings about family or dogs, etc. I’d like it to be interesting and maybe even helpful to others, but not in a saving the world kind of way. Well, except for getting on my soapbox about recycling.
(2) Why should I read this blog?
Um, I don’t know. You like me. You like DIY, upcycling, organization, and food. You want some fun home decor ideas that won’t break the bank. You are a parent in need of five minutes to yourself. I’ll try to make it funny. Sounds promising, right? (Right?!?)
(3) Who are you?
I am a wife, mother of two little kids, and dog parent to a yellow lab and golden retriever (both rescues – I’m sure that will come up during my blogging adventures). I used to be a lawyer and, for twelve years, taught legal writing, research and advocacy to first-year law students. I like to say I’m a “recovering lawyer.”
Please click here to go to my About page for my story.
(4) Why did you call this blog “Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza” (before it was The DIY Bungalow)?
With two little kids and a husband whose favorite food is pepperoni pizza, we eat pizza a lot in this house. Our yellow lab always thinks she should get some (the golden retriever never was fed people-food in his former life before we adopted him, so he’s clueless about people-food. He’s also not the brightest bulb on the porch.). So, about once a week, I have to say, “No, Bear. Dogs don’t eat pizza.” It’s become such an integral part of my life that I thought it’d be a good title for a blog about what’s going on in my life. That, and it’s a bit mysterious.
Lastly, a few ground rules. We play nice on this blog. I am a firm believer in “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” I will make my posts as nice as can be and I would love for your comments to also be nice. Then we’ll all join hands and sing “Kumbaya.”
With that, welcome to The DIY Bungalow – formerly Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza!!
Yay! I support you! I also want to have drinks with you. Can I support you by buying you drinks?
Most definitely! Let’s plan something soon! I can’t believe how long it’s been!