About Me…A Blog Hop

Today’s post is a bit different.

I don’t know if you know, but I’m a regular contributor over at Or So She Says. It’s a really great site with lots of fun diy’s, really yummy looking food and other great ideas

The contributor’s and I decided to do a little blog hop to know each other better. The blog owner Mariel asked a set of questions and here are my answers…

Blog Hop

What inspired you to start your blog?

Honestly, I’m an accidental blogger. I started the blog to compliment my photography business. In the beginning, I was sharing letters parents wrote to their children with photos from their session. Then I started blogging about activities Elle and I did to connect with each other. It just seemed like a good fit since all my photography clients have kids around the same age….then it morphed into what it is today.

I’m really glad it did because through it all, I’ve learned a lot of new skills, made some new friends, and found out I really enjoy photographing the crafts and food that we made.

What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about blogging?

My favorite thing about blogging is creating images for posts and making them pretty for Pinterest. My least favourite thing about blogging…when someone tells me my site is down. That’s frustrating!

Tell me with only 20 words, 20 things you love.

In no particular order…grace, kids, photos, garden, flowers, veggies, husband, solitude, movies, cuddles, kisses, freedom, wind, adrenaline, family, music, imagination, growth, wisdom & laughter.

What is the one recipe you are most often asked to share? Please share it with us!

My chocolate chip black bean cookies. So many people asks for the recipe after they eat all my cookies! I decided to post it so they can make their own.

chocolate brownie easy gluten free cookies

5 favorite beauty products, right now… what are they?

All natural sunscreen, hair brush, Burt’s Bee chap stick, natural moisturizer and water

What’s your personal mantra? Something you tell yourself on a regular basis?

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

What movie made you laugh more than any other?

Movie, I don’t remember…Modern Family makes me laugh a lot =)

If you could recommend one family vacation, what would it be?

Every year my family (my parent’s side) rents a house on the beach. There’s 13 of us in a house and we spend a week frolicking on the beach, eating mom’s cooking and relaxing. We look forward to it every year =)

What goals are you currently working on?

So many to name…..oh gosh, where do I even start? Financial goals, time management goals, blog goals, family goals, relationship goals….oh my gosh I’m getting overwhelmed just thinking about it. I suppose it’s not the amount of goals you have but how many you accomplish, right?

Please share links to 3 blog posts that are favorites of yours, and explain why.

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Today My Baby Turns 3

This post I wrote almost a year ago when Elle turned 3.

gifts in a jar ideas

Snowman In A Jar

Elle and I had so much fun makes these to give to our friends and it was a hit.

You can play this matching game 3 ways and it’s a great game for busy bags. Free printable download.

Silhouette Matching Game

I made this game for Elle and because of all the cutting, it really was a labour of love. Since we liked it so much, we shared it on this blog and a lot of people have since downloaded it and had fun with it =)

Get to know my fellow contributor friends too!

They have fantastic blogs that will keep you pinning all day. (There are just a couple that couldn’t participate in the blog hop, but pay them a visit anyway. You’ll be glad you did! :))

Packed with Fun  /  What’s Cooking with Ruthie?  /  Blissful Roots

Darling Darleen  /  Prepared Housewives  /  Lemon Tree Dwelling

Tips for Family Trips  /  Five Heart Home  /  Double the Deliciousness

Nine a Plenty  /  Kleinworth & Co.  /  Creative Carmella

So Festive  /  Blahnik Baker  /  Family Volley  /  Shopgirl

Bits of Everything  /  Kiki and Company  /  Or so she says…