Hi! Thanks for popping into Lars. I’m pleased to have you here. Here are a few questions that I get asked. Perhaps they’ll explain why I created this little spot in the world wide web.
Who is Lars?
Probably the most frequent question I get. And for good reason. It’s slightly odd, I’ll admit. Summed up, Lars is my dad. But my dad’s name is Bob. Ugh, that’s where it gets complicated. You see, growing up my dad would put in his name as Lars at restaurants and us 4 kids would get such a chuckle out of it. Silly dad.
I once had Oh Joy come to me in a dream and tell me that I needed to change the name of my blog, but I was too attached, so here it remains.
How did you start this blog?
I started The House That Lars Built for a grad school project for one of my interior design classes and I created a fictional family to live in the house I was designing. I named the dad Lars, after my real dad (see above). I maintained the blog for school for a few years before I realized that I really loved blogging. Over time it morphed into a craft/DIY blog and here I am today!
So, uh, what do you do for a living?
I know! It’s a mystery to me even. I blog! And I design! And I style! And I craft! I do a lot of everything basically. It’s what people do nowadays, I hear.
My main job is a blogger. A blog can be a full-time job and in my case it totally is. But then I also freelance design for products (like my new dinnerware line with Twig NY) and I have an Etsy shop where I sell my own products. But then I ALSO work as a freelance stylist, which basically means I do props and wardrobe for different clothing and product companies. They all kind of work hand in hand with each other since it’s basically what I do on my blog.
Do you love blogging?
Yes I do! Even though the NY Times write an article about how I’m burned out 🙂 but blogging for me is something that I truly enjoy. I love that it keeps my creativity accountable. And along the way I’ve been able to grow along with a supportive community. It’s a win win!
But how do you make money?
Oh man, the magical question. Through sponsorships on the blog, affiliate links, and my freelance work. On the blog, I love working with companies to create original content in my voice. I find it a fun way to exercise my creativity.
But what are affiliate links and why do you use them?
Affiliate links are products that I link to—products that I love—that I may receive a commission on sales. On occasion, I may work with affiliate links on my Pinterest pins. All items that I pin are things that I love and would use and/or wear myself.
Do you want to work collaborate?
Yes I do! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I become a sponsor on the blog?
Email me! I’m now taking sponsors for the year! email@example.com
Do you take your own photos?
Sometimes! But mostly I work with other photographers. I always credit them and link to them. Occasionally I use photos that I find on the web, but I always try to credit when I can. If for some reason I haven’t, please holler and I will make the appropriate credits or take it down.
Have a question? Email me!