We are so happy to have Jamie from Inspired Mess as our first featured blogger
How long have you been blogging, and why did you start in the first place?
I started blogging in May, 2008 so it's been 3+ years now! I never read any blogs when I started blogging. My whole purpose was to be able to share pictures on my myspace blog when I shared stories. (haha! I sooo wish I was making that up!) I would write my blog post and add the pictures and then copy and paste the whole thing to myspace. *hangs head in shame*
Your favorite type of craft to work on?
There are so many things I love to create. It all depends on my mood! My favorites are embroidery, taking pictures, creating decor for our home and art journaling.
What are some of your inspirations?
I find inspiration everywhere. I know that's said by so many, but it's so true! I get my best ideas while taking long walks or when I'm in the shower (especially on Saturday mornings for some reason). Music is a big inspiration, quotes, love, nature, day-to-day living all inspire me in one way or another! Whenever I need an extra boost, reading my favorite blogs or browsing pinterest never fails to spark some inspiration!
How do you balance between family, work and blogging?
Oh goodness, I'm not a very good "balancer" at all. Family always comes first, no matter what. I don't like keeping a blog schedule so I blog (or not) whenever the mood strikes or I have something to share. I'm very blessed to have a job with flexible hours. I'm working on getting our home really organized with this new school year starting. (We'll see how that goes, ha!)
Favorite guilty pleasure?
Without a doubt, Reality TV!!!! I'm lucky that my husband loves it as much as I do. I'd really get a lot more done without the tv on so much. It's probably something I need to work on. But then it wouldn't be a guilty pleasure! ;)
Favorite t.v. show?
I just asked my husband what my favorite is and he answered, "Oprah". I told him that it wasn't on anymore so he couldn't pick that one. His reply was "You have a lot of favorites but with that one, you threatened me with bodily harm if I deleted it or even talked during it." (lol) I really love Chopped, Big Brother and Project Runway.
Are you working on anything special at the moment?
I've been in a bit of a rut lately and haven't really made anything in quite awhile. This weekend I'm looking forward to getting my craft room back in order and I'm sure that will spark some creativity! I've really been into hanging pictures in collages and rearranging our walls. It's amazing how moving stuff around can make me happier! Something about it makes it so fresh. I may even break out some paint! Look out!
Be sure to go check out Jamie's blog !!!!
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