Last summer, I asked the very question in a post that Karen of My Colonial Home is giving as a challenge. I love seeing the names of blogs and my curiosity got the best of me and I just had to ask that question……..how did you all get the name of your blog. And many of you told me in a comment. And I enjoyed it! So I love that Karen is giving this challenge. I hope many more take the challenge because I enjoy learning the story behind the blog name.
I am taking Karen’s challenge. My blogging name is not really a big mystery. But there WAS a lot of thought that went into it. A LOT. When I began blogging, I was on the Country Sampler forum with many ladies that now have blogs. (As a matter of fact, that's where Karen and I met). :) Several of the ladies were starting their blogs and I enjoyed them so much and I just decided that blogging was something I’d really enjoy. I was so technically challenged (still am but I just jump into it until I learn). I knew I wanted to share my home………decorating, crafting, thrifting, repurposing, home improvement projects as well as family and faith. I didn’t want to attach a name to my blog that would tie me down to something I might not “be” in a few years. I knew I’d always be a country girl. I’ve been that since I was a little girl. I even wrote a book in 7th grade that was entitled Country Girl. And later if my decorating preference wasn’t completely primitive (which it really isn’t) since I love rustic and farmhouse styles as well, I would still want my name to represent me. The only other name I considered was This Country Girl. I think I must have really annoyed my family trying to get their opinion between that one and Country Girl at Home. In the end, I thought Country Girl at Home fit me best. I will always be a country girl and home is my favorite place to be and I wanted to share all those above mentioned things from my home with the blogging world. And that is how Country Girl at Home came to be. It was born in May of 2008. My first post summed up how I’ve always been a country girl. If you’d like, you can read that first post here.
A dear blogging friend, Mandie, of Life in the Craft Lane, did random acts of kindness. She chose me for one of her RAKs and made the header for me that I use in my blog. She did it all without my knowledge and just sent it to me. She found the picture of my home on the blog and designed it. If you notice, I never change it, because I've never found anything I like any better than it. She is a sweetheart and very talented graphic designer.
From the beginning, I’ve met so many sweet people and made such wonderful friends. I’m just amazed at the compassion and generosity among my blogging friends! Sometimes I talk about you ladies to my family and they know you by name. I know that if I ask you to pray, you will pray. Thank you for that! And I look forward to my time spent sharing posts here and visiting your blogs! Thank you to all my blogging friends for your friendship! I treasure it!
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!
♥ Tammy ♥