Behind The Blog Scene // Brittany Watson Jepsen from The House That Lars Built


I'm having a big old pinch me moment with this week's interview.  The House That Lars Built has been a long time favourite, a bright and shiny blogging escape that led the way for many future DIY bloggers. I love how Brittany's path has been unconventional but she had the guts to follow her heart and I think that's a big lesson for me this week (and a timely reminder for many of you too I hope). If you are unfamiliar with her blog - brace yourself - and take some time to sit back and be impressed. It's visual, playful and captures the essence of what blogging is all about - having fun and making magic.  Go on and be inspired to create some of your own magic this week...

Describe your blog in 3 words…
Beautiful (hopefully!), whimsical, restrained
What is your blogging manifesto?
An artful life.  I have it right under my title because The House that Lars Built doesn't necessarily say "Here you will learn how to make projects for your life that add beautiful eye candy to your life."
Top 3 blogging essentials?
Patience, creativity, calendar!
My biggest blogging moment/milestone was....
Making a living from my blog. Nearly every day I'm still stunned at how we have food on the table from doing this!
My dream collaboration would be?
Oh wow. A collaboration with Tim Walker might nearly make me die. I'd just be happy to be on set with him as a fly on the wall.
Right now I'm listening to...
A Fine Frenzy's Now is the start. That is the theme song for this summer! The song screams happiness!
Best piece of advice to a newbie blogger?
Don't do it for what you think might be money. Do it because you want to add something valuable to the world.
If I wasn't blogging I'd be...
I have no idea. At an interior design firm? That's my background. Funny thing is, I tried so hard to get a 9-5 job and it just didn't work out. I was ready to play along, but I think someone had another plan for my life.
Behind the scenes of my blog looks like...
A mess. Seriously. My studio is a disaster.
In 2014 I'm most excited about...
Cleaning up my blog, getting a redesign, building my team, making magic!