Happy Monday! I'm back with another edition of Meet & Greet Monday to feature my friend, Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls. As soon as I stumbled upon Beth's blog earlier this year, I felt a connection with her. I adore her wit, creativity and her boldness in her faith. She just celebrated her 9th wedding anniversary, and has two beautiful girls that she home schools. If you aren't already a loyal Beth Reader, get on the bandwagon. You're sure to find something you love about her.
How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start blogging?
I started blogging in March of 2014. I originally began my blog wanting to keep a "diary" of life with my girls and our home school adventures. The blog ended up being SO much more than I ever expected it to be. It turned into a creative outlet, ministry, family journal, recipe book, source of income and more.
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
I was sitting at the computer racking my brain and drawing a blank. I remember asking myself what I wanted this blog to be about and 'our pretty little girls' popped into my head. Somehow it stuck. I have thought about rebranding in the past, but that just seems like WAY too much work so I am pretty sure it will stick around. Besides, they'll always be my pretty little girls.
Of all your posts, which one was your favorite to write and why?
Goodness Emily that is a HARD one.
I think it might be Our Love Story. Never have I ever felt so real, honest and vulnerable on my blog than the day I posted that.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
To be yourself. Sure it sounds simple, but it is so hard. I feel like we take on the identity or try to take on the identity of the person we think we are supposed to be. Being totally comfortable just being yourself is something I think few people live out all the time.
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?
HA! I just can't see this happening but I would totally try to rock some sort of recipe on the Today show. I am assuming that would be the only reason anyone would be calling me because my DIY & fashion skills are questionable.
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?
JCP. One reason, coupons. We live on a tight budget and I can always find something cute and affordable there.
Friends are coming over for dinner tomorrow night? What’s your go to entertaining meal?
Grilled pizza. Who doesn't love pizza?! I'd serve it with a salad and apple crisp with ice cream
Your cleaning house on a Saturday afternoon. What’s your go to CD or Pandora station?
All Sons and Daughters. I adore that Pandora station. It stirs my heart to sing praises.
You need to stare mindlessly at the TV to unwind. What’s your go to TV show?
We don't have cable so I'd turn on Netflix and put on some random Food Network show.
You’re planning a date night (or girl’s night out). What’s your go to restaurant for a fun time?
Cheddars. The food is good & cheap plus the atmosphere is pretty fun too.
You need some encouragement. Who’s your go to person for a little pick me up?
Anna. She is the friend who I can call any time. I remember hystericall calling her on the way to the ER with my Emily. She kept me calm and prayed with me over the phone. I'll never forget that phone call.
I also often turn to Stephanie wifemommyme.com too. She is my blogging bestie and an amazing source of support and encouragement, in real life and blog things.
Thank you, thank you, Beth for letting me pick your brain today! Beth is the host of some fun linkups, too! A few of my favorites are Tuesday Talk, The Kids Behind the Blog and $10 at Target (although I've never participated in the Target linkup, it's still one of my favorites to read). You can learn about all of her linkups here. Make sure you stop by and say hi to Beth today!
Be sure to check out my other Meet & Greets, too!
Meet Johannah from the Sirois Family
Meet Johannah from the Sirois Family
Meet Shelly from The Queen in Between
Meet Amanda from A Brownie World
Meet Jessica from Life.Love.Reality
Meet Jill from Pharr Out Creations
Meet Jenny from California
Have a great week!
I'm linking up with Johannah for Hello Monday!