This weeks friend is Marie from Spun by Me. Marie and I share a lot of the same interests. We definitely share the love of crafting and she is a very talented lady. Craftiness isn't her only talent though, she also has a knack for being one of the sweetest people I've met in the blogosphere. Oh and she has some super cute little grandchildren that she shares on her blog too.
Take it away Marie
1) How long have you been blogging and what made you start?
I started blogging in July of 2008...the same year my first wo grandchildren were born. It's because of them that I started my blog. I wanted to have a venue to "show off" my sweet grandbabies to my mom and extended family living far away. It also seemed like a great way to "journal" about my life. I've never been real good at writing in a journal but I've stuck with my blog for over four years...so I think hat' a good thing. A reallynice bonus to having the blog has been the nice people I've come to know!
2) What is one piece of advice you would give to a new blogger?
Blog for yourself. Don't dwell on what other people might want to read. Blog what matters to you. Blog with honesty. Blog without obligation. Don't worry about how many comments you get....just write from your heart (or your funny bone as the case may be). Hmmmm....I guess that's more than one piece of advice.......
3) Do you have any hobbies or special talents?
I love to read....wish I had more time to do it. I like to create too. I'm not a painter or a knitter or a sewer. I'm not an artist...I've decided that I'm a "maker of things". I just like to take stuff and make other stuff. Not sure that makes sense...but it's what I like to do. Of course I need to accumulate stuff, so I also really love thrifting. In fact, it's one of my very favorite things to do!
4) Of course you love all the blogs you visit but share a link to one of those and tell us why we should check it out.
One of my favorite blogs is Sweet Cottage Dreams. I've been reading Becky's blog almost as long as I've been writing mine. I love her decorating & her home, her writing, her dogs...I admire (so much) her faith in God. I live on the east coast, she lives on the west. Someday, I'd love to meet her! http://sweetcottagedreams.blogspot.com
5) What is the one things that totally makes you crazy?
Negative people. We all have "junk" in our lives...but I really try not to dwell on the "junk" in mine. I especially try not to share it regularly with others.
I love the Bible verse Philippians 4:8. "Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is pure. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. If anything is excellent or praiseworthy. Think about such things."
If we all did that....there'd be a whole lot less negative people to deal with. : )
6) Give one random though.
The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".