Friday, February 25, 2011

All about me

You asked questions last week and I'm going to answer!! First off, here's some general info about me.

I have four little kids and one amazing husband. I grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming and now live in Kansas. Today actually is my birthday and I just turned 21.... hehe not really. That would be pretty bad to be 21 with a 6 year old :). I'm really 27 (that was the first time for me to say that!). I'm the youngest of 9 children and because of that I have always wanted to be unique and different.

Now onto the questions that you asked me

Q: I'd love to know how you manage it all with a family. It is so hard to stay on top of a blog along with family, home, projects, etc. -Denise
A: This is actually a struggle for me sometimes. Sometimes I spend a little too much time on crafts and blogging and not on my family. So right now, I'm trying to only do the things during quiet/nap time. One thing that I do is I plan ahead. I try to have all of my posts ready for the whole week, so I don't do any last minute things. I will take one afternoon and write up 3 or 4 posts for the next week.

Q:Why did you start blogging?- Chandeen
A: I started blogging because I wanted people in my family to know what is happening in my life. The closest family member is 6 hours away and so I wanted them to see what is going on. I started my craft blog because I was posting too many crafts on my family blog and I wanted that one to be just for my family.

Q: What is your philosophy on ads for your blog? -Chandeen
A: I think ads are just fine. I have them because even if I get $5, I could use that money towards another craft. I feel like I'm paying for my own hobby instead of having to use our budget money for it.

Q: I want to know when you have time. Esp. with 4 little kiddos. - Tiffany
A: I have the time because I send all of them to a day care 5 days a week. Ha! I wish!! No, I just make the time for crafts. This is the one hobby that I have, I don't read or really do anything else right now, so that's what I do in my spare time. When the kids are asleep I get to work. But before they are asleep, I have already planned out exactly what I am going to do, so I don't waste time and I can get right to work. Also, I do a lot of crafts in the middle of the night when I can't sleep.

Q:How did you get started in blogging ? - Anne
A: I got started in blogging with my family blog. I had it for two years before I started my craft blog. I didn't even know that there were craft blogs out there. I asked some friends if they knew any good blogs that had crafts for kids and they directed me to craft blogs. Then one my of friends in my ward started one and that got my mind turning. It looked like fun, so I started this blog, really not thinking anything was going happen. I was hoping for 50 followers and NEVER thought that people would actually like my blog and read it.

Q: What inspires you the most when you blog? -Michelle
A: Lots of things inspire me to blog. I get a lot of my ideas from all of your blogs, so that really inspires me to blog. I love blogging because when I'm excited about something, I just want to share it to the world!

Q: I would like to know how you respond to comments.-Mamarazzi
A: I respond to questions in comments in a couple of ways. If it's a question about the post, I usually just leave a comment to answer the question. I figure that if someone had a question about it, then others might want to know it too. If the question is a personal question, I'll go to their blog and answer it.

Thanks to all that asked me a question! Have a wonderful day!!

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Leda said...

So fun to get to know you better! What a darling family you have!!! I too am the youngest of 9. You are a wonderful mommy and blogger...keep up the great work! They grow up too fast. I didn't believe that when people told my 'baby' is 17 and I have 4 grandchildren! :)

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Love your blog and it's nice to learn more about you. You have a beautiful family!

Leslie said...

What a fun post to read about! Thanks for sharing your personal info with us!

Life with the Websters! said...

Your family is adorable!

Chandeen said...

Thanks for answering my questions. Loved your answer about ads, I'm new at blogging and am never sure how to address that. I'm the second of four children so I have a good sense of what your house must be like. its amazing you can blog too.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

First time visitor to your blog--very cute! I have just barely started my own blog, so it's fun to read about other people's starts.