Floor Coverings International Monmouth County is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Courtney Buteau blogs about DIY, craft activities, food ideas, and more at her popular blog The Mod Mommy. You can follow Courtney on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I live in a small, coastal town in Rhode Island with my husband and three young children. I also have one more baby on the way! I’m dog obsessed and love to cook. In my free time I like to make soap and other natural and organic beauty products. I love creating stuff, especially in the home. I equally love to veg out and catch up on my favorite TV shows. Right now, I’m enjoying Schitt’s Creek, This Is Us, Parenthood (on Netflix!) and How to Get Away With Murder. While you can follow some of my creations and adventures on my blog, The Mod Mommy, you can also find me on TV turning blog posts into fun, live segments.
Why did you decide to start a blog? What do you enjoy about blogging?
I decided to start a blog when my first child was around 10-months-old. At the time, I was following a lot of mom blogs for advice and reviews on baby products and I wanted to share my own experience to help other parents make decisions. I’ve been a TV journalist since 2004 so writing and telling stories is what I enjoy doing. Starting a parenting blog was a natural transition for me and it’s turned out to be a lot of fun. My favorite thing about blogging is how it’s introduced me to like-minded parents. We are all in this together and I love hearing their stories as much as I enjoy to share mine.
What is your favorite type of flooring and why?
I LOVE the way hardwood looks in our home and how easy it is to clean, but because I have young children, rugs are best for them at this point. It’s soft and durable and easy to maintain.
Do you follow any other blogs for inspiration? If so, which ones?
I follow a lot of food blogs because I love to cook. Pinch of Yum, The Picky Palate, The Pioneer Woman and Sally’s Baking Addiction are my most favorite blogs for food. I subscribe to them and love getting their emails. As for parenting blogs, I most connect with Momma’s Gone City and Baby Rabies because they too, have four children and I need all the advice I can get.
Can you explain a recent project or post you’ve been working on?
The biggest project my husband and I did in our home together, without hiring anyone, was our mini kitchen makeover. We wallpapered and painted our cabinets and also added a backsplash. The update was on a budget and was a quick fix because we didn’t love how dark our kitchen seemed. So, brightening it up with white paint really improved it.