Sunday, July 31, 2016

Meet & Greet Monday

I don't typically post on Mondays...until now.  My favorite thing about blogging (and most unexpected) has been the friendships I have developed with other bloggers.  I have decided to restart a series I began in January (when I began blogging) called Meet & Greet to introduce you to a few of my favorite bloggers.  These girls are must reads for me, in fact a few of them, I even text and email throughout the day quite frequently.  If you're not already a loyal reader of these blogs, I hope you'll discover one you love!

First off, my friend, Jessica, from Live.Love.Reality.  I am so thankful for Jessica!  We have become friends in real life and actually had dinner together last week.  We laughed and bounced blog ideas off of each other, and even have plans for a link up in the near future.  If you aren't familiar with Jessica, you will love her!  She has a strong faith, an adorable family, and a love for life!



Meet my friend Jessica...

How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start blogging?

Almost 10 years, and it's hard to believe. I started my first blog in May 2007 so that our extended family could see pictures of their grand kids.  Blogging was also a social outlet at that time and a lot of my friends were blogging as well. It's a great way to share life with others.

How did you come up with the name of your blog?

I recently changed from Blogger to Wordpress and at that time I wanted to go with something that reflected what mattered to me and what is a good representation of my style.  Life, Love and Reality… lets face it, we are not perfect moms and it's more fun, and easier, to just be yourself and enjoy life's reality.

Of all your posts, which one was your favorite to write and why?

I loved the Christmas Post I wrote in July.  I love doing posts about memories from our past and reflecting on fun family memories. It helps put things into perspective to look back at where you came from and understand where you are now.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Matthew 7:12  Very difficult sometimes, and I don't always succeed in that, but it's always a great guidepost.
I also really like this one... Put your big girl panties on and deal with it.

Let’s pretend a big TV executive called you up and wanted to feature you on a popular talk show each week.  Who’s talk show would you want to appear on and what would your segments be about?

Today Show - They would invite me because I did some kind of amazing service project that got national news. I'd talk each week about how to engage your community through simple ideas and turn service to others into part of your life.

What are your go to’s?  In other words, I’m going to give you a scenario when you might find yourself in a time crunch…tell me the first thing that pops in your head.

You need an outfit and you only have an hour to find it.  What store is your go to?

Old Navy

Friends are coming over for dinner tomorrow night?  What’s your go to entertaining meal?

Chicken and Pasta – crockpot meal

You are cleaning house on a Saturday afternoon.  What’s your go to CD or Pandora station?

I would probably go with my 90’s Pop Radio or Taylor Swift Station.  I am so all over the place with music – Christian, electronic, country, Disney Stars, and today hits – I listen to it all.


You need to stare mindlessly at the TV to unwind.  What’s your go to TV show?

Any show on Food Network…right now it is Next Food Network Star

You’re planning a date night (or girl’s night out).  What’s your go to restaurant for a fun time?

Mi Cocina – I love their Mambo Taxi!!!

You need some encouragement.  Who’s your go to person for a little pick me up?

My husband!  He is always honest with me and always know what to say to make me feel better.

Thank you so much, Jessica, for letting me give you the third degree!  If you want to follow along on her family's adventure check out Life.Love.Reality and follow her on Instagram.  

Be sure to check back next Monday to see who I am featuring then!  Have a great day!

Emily

Previous Meet & Greets:

Meet My Friend Jenny, From California

Meet My Friend Jill, From Pharr Out Creations


25 comments:

  1. I've never "met" Jessica before so this was super fun to read. The go to questions were a lot of fun too. Happy Monday Emily.

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce you to her! You'll love her! Hope you have a fantastic day, too!

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  2. I love to check out her blog! Now I feel like I know who she is a bit better! Love this 😀

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    2. Thanks, Amanda!! You're up next week! I'm looking forward to putting the spotlight on you! :)

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  3. Thanks Emily!!! I am looking forward to your new series and can't wait until we kick off our new idea blog ideas. Hope you have a great day!!

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    1. Thanks for letting me interview you! I hope you're having a fantastic vacation!

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  4. What a great post! I've not read Jessica's blog before, and now I am going to check it out!! This blogging community is amazing, and the people I've "met" including you have been nothing but wonderful =) Have a great day!!

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    1. Thank you, Johannah! I am so thankful we met through that gift exchange. I look forward to your blog everyday. Definitely check out Jessica's, too!

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  5. What a fun idea Emily! Jessica is one of my favorites as well! Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! I agree; Jessica is one of my favorites, too!

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  6. This is great!! So happy to find new blogs from awesome people! Heading over now....

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    1. Thank you! I hope you'll check out Jessica's blog! Have a fantastic day!

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  8. This is such a great idea! WAy to help promote your friends too! Can't wait for more

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    1. Thank you, Erika! I am so thankful for this little blogging community and the people I've met. I'm happy to share them with others. :)

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  9. What a great idea!! Love meeting Jessica! Great way to meet new friends and bloggers!! :)

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  10. What a great idea for a series! I'm looking forward to checking out her blog, and look forward to seeing more of your must-read's. Have a marvelous Monday!

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  11. Love this post! Isn’t it so awesome when blogger friends become in real like friends and it feels like you’ve been friends forever? Jessica’s blog is new to me, but I can’t wait to follow along now!

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  12. Both of you are so on my list of bloggers I'd love to meet! So fun that you girls have hooked up in real life.

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  13. Great interview, Emily, with thoughtful questions. So nice getting to know Jessica.

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  14. This is such a fun idea for a series! Loved it!

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  15. What a fun series!! Love the name too!! Will def check out Jessica's blog!!

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