The Little Red Owl

DIY ideas for home, health, & life

Why do I blog?

I started a blog in an effort to hold myself more accountable and to inspire myself (and hopefully others). Honestly, I started the blog for me. Yes, I want people to read and yes, I want followers but I started it for Amy.


I have a lot of goals and dreams but I am not always the best on follow through. I am sure you can tell that from my rash of posts and then silence for a week-I can be flaky. I get on a kick and stay with it until the next kick comes on. I want to get better about this and I want to be more strict with myself to be patient and follow through on my goals and dreams.

I have a ton of ideas on decorating, cooking, cleaning, and all sorts of things-I love that I can organize those and share those via this blog.

Apparently I am a little closed off as a person (except with Husband). I do not wear my heart on my sleeve. This blog can be a good way for me to connect with family and friends. Talking about myself and what I am passionate about is not something that comes easy to me-this blog helps me put myself out there a bit and it allows me to share with those that I care about. The world can see what is going on inside my home.

I am hoping to write and share on a wider variety of topics for the rest of this year. Recipes, gardening (minimal since I have NO green thumb), DIY cleaning and health & beauty products, frugal clothing ideas, DIY decor and how to save money!

I would love to connect more with other, like-minded, creative women in an effort to better myself, the world, and my community.

I hope to be able to attend a small blog conference this year and to set up my shop at a local outdoor market in the spring and summer in Cincinnati. I am also taking a photography class this week. I know I have a lot of areas to grow in and that is exciting!

Saying all this , especially in such a public way, is EXTREMELY frightening for me. I am afraid to fail and sometimes that makes me afraid to try. I think I might like to have my own brick and mortar shop someday and sell vintage items and homemade products or maybe a non for profit where I help decorate charity built homes. I do not know if those are things that will work out-but I know if I do not make an effort and try to move in that direction then I have no hope.

Thanks for letting me share, I will continue to try :)



4 thoughts on “Why I blog…

  1. Debra says:

    We believe in you! Thank you or sharing your heart. You can do everything you listed here… you are an Iles through and through : )

  2. Grandma says:

    I am one of your followers and I like reading about you. Hope you find out that you have many talents.

    1. Amy says:

      Thank you, please know I appreciate it and I love reading your comments!

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