I’ve Been Invited to a Blog Hop!


My sweet friend Sahana from the blog Vikalpah has tagged me to participate in her blog hop! (In case you’re not familiar with the term, a blog hop also known as blog hopping, is to move from one blog after another to read the entries or to leave comments. Basically, it’s a great way to answer some questions and help your readers find some new bloggers that may become their favorites! So thanks so much to Sahana for tagging me! And you should totally check out her blog HERE. The girl can make ANYTHING – she’s totally creative!

So on to the blog hop!

Here are my questions from Sahana:

Question 1: What are you working on?

I am working on getting my brain to shut up so I can think clearly! HA! In all seriousness, I’m one of those people who always have a million ideas swirling around in my head. I’m in the midst of planning the next two weeks of blogging, in which I have had so many companies contact me to review products and do posts, that I will be blogging Monday through Friday for a bit, instead of my normal Monday, Wednesday and Friday posts! All good things, and I can’t wait to share them with my readers! I’m also already working on special things for Thanksgiving and Christmas here on the blog, too!

Question 2: How does your work differ from others in my genre?

That’s a good one! I’m really not sure how to answer that. My niche is all things domestic: cooking, baking, cleaning, organizing. I also throw in some decor and things relating to living gluten-free and being a woman! I think I may differ as far as subject matter: when you read a normal domestic blog, I’m not sure you get the gluten-free thrown in there. I also touch on career a bit (since I do work full-time still) so that might be a little different, too.

Question 3: Why do you write what you do?

Anything I’m writing about is something that I LOVE. When I started this blog, I made it a point to not write about anything I was lukewarm on – I wanted to write on things I was passionate about. The same goes for products I review and guest posts I allow here at The Road to Domestication. If I don’t LOVE the product or idea…it doesn’t make it to the blog!

Question 4: How does your creative process work?

It starts with an idea or a picture. And then pretty much the whole post is written in my head by the time I sit down at the computer. Some people say it takes them an hour or two to write a blog post – not me. It’s pretty much done, and I type fast! The ideas come from the deep recesses of my mind somewhere, and my favorite places to see pictures that spur my creativity are Pinterest, Houzz and Hometalk!

Thanks again to Sahana for tagging me, and now it’s my turn!

I’m tagging…

Alli Smith from An Alli Event.


Alli is a very creative Pastor’s wife who coordinates beautiful events, and always has fabulous recipes, home projects and party inspirations, as well as inspiration and humor in general on her blog! She just showed us how to do a lovely DIY Fall project, and you know how I love Fall!


Anna Esau from Northern Homestead.


Anna is probably the sweetest person I’ve met on this blog journey, and she blogs from Canada on homesteading in a cold climate! Her garden projects and from-scratch recipes are simply amazing! She just did a farm and garden update that was nothing short of incredible!


These ladies are absolutely fantastic and very inspirational to me! I hope you check out their blogs and that you enjoy them, as well!


81 thoughts on “I’ve Been Invited to a Blog Hop!

  1. Ooh, love the post Kristen! I participated in this bloghop way back in June this year and had such fun!

    I am loving that DIY pumpkin!

    So happy to meet you – and looking forward to staying connected!

    Am here via the Ultra Blog Challenge Facebook group!

    Love, Vidya

  2. That is a great post Kristen 🙂 Loved reading through your answers. It seems like a busy busy months ahead for you :).I don’t know how you manage to do photography, fulltime job, blogging and household works all with one brain. Because if I start doing my craft projects I totally forget about cooking or any other work.I think I should get training from you 🙂

    • HA!!! I feel like my head just constantly spins LOL You could turn around outside in circles for a while and function just how I do, that’s my training tip for today 🙂

  3. Kristen, I love your blog! This is the first time I have come to visit! I don’t know how you work, and write a blog 3 to 5 day a week, I’m impressed. I will be back often, I can’t wait to see what you have coming up for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  4. Dear Kristen,

    I LOVE that you write about what you LOVE!
    When you LOVE what you do, you never work a day in your life.
    I am so very grateful and blessed that I have always done what I LOVE in life.
    Now, I LOVE helping others be able to make enough money to do what THEY LOVE in life.
    Your posts are very good, always entertaining or informative.

    In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger “I’ll be back.” 😉

    Visiting from the Ultra Blog Challenge

  5. What a fun blog hop. One thing with blogging is you have to definitely be passionate about what you write about or you lose interest. You are definitely passionate about your topics.

  6. I have been here a while and it’s very clear that you are passionate about what you write about. I loved learning a little more about you.

  7. I participated in this same blog hop a couple of months ago so it was fun reading your answers! I also only write about things I’m passionate about – no time to write about anything negative!

  8. I think blog hops can be a great thing. They get action on our blogs and sometimes even some great comments. The only thing I don’t like is when they come to my blog and say I am from the so and so blog hop. That is usually the main reason I don’t do blog hops any longer.

  9. I love that only the things that you love make it onto the blog. That is so important and it shows in your writing! I will have to check out those other blogs that you mentioned. I love DIY crafts and great recipes. Kudos to you for working and blogging. The blogging takes up a ton of time imo but it is fun!

    • Take your time, Judy! Trust me, even seasoned bloggers are still trying to wrap their heads around it LOL

    • Whew! 5 days a week for 2 weeks…I don’t know if I can do much more than that! So glad you’re finding other blogs and being inspired TO blog! 🙂

  10. I love blog hops like this. It gives me a chance to check out other bloggers (which I really love doing!) And I’m similar to you in what I post – I have to be passionate about it!

  11. I’ve seen a blog hop or three & have gotten completely sucked in every single time. It’s so neat to hear about other bloggers & see some great posts.

  12. Thanks so much for tagging me, Kristen! And for that beautiful description of me and my blog! I had to look twice to make sure you were talking about me. 🙂

    You know I love, love, love your blog (and also your vlog)!

  13. What an awesome way to meet new bloggers! 🙂 By the way I love your little avatar! I always have a camera around my neck too! LOL! 🙂 I saw a picture somewhere that said a creative person’s mind is like having 100 tabs open on the computer. I so feel that way. I don’t do a ton of preplanning either. Most of my posts are genuine and just what comes out when I start typing.

  14. That is what blogging should be about, things that make us passionate!
    I loved learning about your thought process. Images also trigger most of my posts.
    thanks for sharing, never knew about a blog hop!

  15. Great replies to the questions. Our thought process for blogging is similar. I’m not a long drawn out kind of girl, I dig deep, get it out and I’m done. I’m looking forward to reading the responses of the ladies you tagged. Their blogs are great and I am excited to read more from them and of course you as well. 🙂

    • Oh my gosh, last year was CRAZY. I was literally reduced to tears on more than one occasion. So I’ve reworked my schedule in some major ways, and I’m hoping everything runs much more smoothly this year!

  16. It takes me an hour or two to write a post for real. The photos get to me and takes up most of my time. Do you know of an easier way to do photos..Would love to know!

    I agree with your picks – Anna and Alli. You described them well!

  17. Love your first answer, I’m always working on that too, lol! My brain never shuts up! My creative process is like yours too, I write in my head for the most part. Once I know what I want to write, it takes me under 20 minutes. Pictures are the longest part.

    • Agreed, Nikki! Nice to know there are others like me – I thought I was doing it all wrong for a while LOL

  18. How fun! Love the idea of the ‘interview’ blog hop and it’s neat to see projects from other blogs too. Really like the pumpkin one!

  19. Never heard that term “blog hopping” before, but it’s such a fantastic idea. I love it. I hope to participate in one someday 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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