May I tell you more about being a Blog Angel? I was assigned
Holli is delightful! We have become electronic pen pals. Here is a questionnaire Holli answered!
What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
My cousin Lauren had a blog and I really enjoyed reading it. I actually started my blog a year ago in August when my Dad was leaving the country for a stem cell treatment. I was in a lot of worry and turmoil and I literally decided one day to start it so I could get some of my feelings off my chest. Then just went from there.
Tell me a little about your family- dogs too:
I don’t have any kids of my own or pets at the moment. My boyfriend has 2 kids and we get them every other weekend. I enjoy them so much. I have a brother, a step brother and a stepsister that I love like my own. I have 3 nieces total and one more on the way. I LIVE to spoil my nieces. I love them so much and they make me happier than I could ever imagine. I guess never having children of my own, may be the reason I’m crazy attached to my nieces. My Mom and her husband live in Montana and my Dad and amazing stepmom Deb live less than an hour away. My grandma, she goes by Nanny, is in her 80’s and I also try to visit her as often as I can. She lives a few hours away, but what’s a few hours when it comes to quality time with the ones you love! :-)
What are your hobbies and interests?
Well, I love to go JUNKIN at garage sales, craft shows, flea markets, etc. I like to “repurpose” items and I’m amazed at the good stuff people get rid of. I also am very active with a National group called CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association). My boyfriend, Todd, and I have a Heritage softtail 100th anniversary Harley Davidson. We go everywhere on it. I grew up in a Harley family and it’s part of who am for sure. I love to read A LOT and another big interest I have is music. I go to a lot of concerts or just local places to watch bands. To go with the music, I never get tired of dancing. Dancing is also something I’ve enjoyed but I don’t get to do much at all.
Do you have a favorite color?
Orange. Oh, how I love orange. I loved orange before it was cool. My friends even made fun of me in school when I said Orange because it wasn’t purple or pink or a popular color. When I think about Harley’s main colors are orange and black and Halloween’s colors are orange and black which is my fave holiday. There is a pattern for sure.
Do you work outside of the home?
I do. I’m a corporate trainer for a distribution company and going on my 18th year there. I love my job and I get to travel quite a bit, too.
Are you doing anything fun for Halloween (decoration wise)?
YES! My Honey and I are having a small get together for some friends and family. I’ve been decorating now for a few weeks. Is there a support group for me because I’m seriously out of control from buying more Halloween decorations, wine, and candy for the party. Everyday. I have almost every room decked out with some sort of decoration. I love Halloween and it’s my time that I go crazy. I actually am pretty tame during Christmas and just use the same stuff every year. Christmas is fun but it’s NOT HALLOWEEN!
What are your next goals for your blog for 2013?
I need to learn how to put other options on my blog for people to follow me. Right now I just have email or GFC options. Like maybe BlogLovin, or something. Anyone reading this-can you help me? I’d like to get better organized on my posts. I’ve very very random.
Tell us about yourself on any topic that you feel like talking/writing about:
I just want to say how fortunate I am to have made some genuine new friends just from blogging. I am pretty honest and I put some personal stuff out there. It makes us vulnerable and open for people to judge or to make crappy comments. I’ve been blessed that I haven’t encountered anyone too bad. I am a part of a Texas Blogging group that has a facebook page. This group is amazing to give
support and helpful hints on each other’s blogs. I’ve had people let me know when I had the annoying captcha thing on or if my reply back wasn’t working. That’s what we need is more helpful honest people. I still have loads to learn but I am grateful every single day that someone stops to read what I posted.
I also want to say that you are a great Blog Angel and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to have been paired with. I enjoy you so much and I love having you as a friend now. When are you coming to Texas?!
Now that you know a little more about Holli, you want to go to Texas with me, don't you?! Being a Blog Angel has been wonderful! I am so glad I got to meet Holli!