Blog: E.C.B. (Especially Creative Broad)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EspeciallyCreativeBroad
What first drew you to blogging? I started blogging because I have a (very) small business making children’s clothing and I thought it might get some more traffic to my Etsy shop…thing is though, the more I wrote, the less I cared about the shop! I think the shop might actually be empty right now…*gulps*
What is your blogging philosophy? Write what you know. I’m always shocked by the things that I get big responses on, they seem like such no-brainer, silly things, but people seem to really appreciate real bloggers. I’m certainly not perfect, so if I tried to pretend, it would just get exhausting. Besides, it’s way more fun to show you guys my dirty house and hair style screw-ups.
What is one thing every mother should do with her kids? Play. And when I say that, I don’t mean half-heartedly pushing a train along the track, I mean getting on the tricycle if you come even close to fitting and tooling around in the driveway, rolling down a hill with them, dancing like you’ve lost your mind and giggling at stuffed animals. It can be too easy to get caught up with the idea that we’re “in charge” and forget to have fun!
Favourite book: Oh man, I can’t pick a favorite book. I read voraciously and so I always have a “new” favorite. Right now I’m re-reading the Song of Ice and Fire series, but recent favorites have also included the Outlander series and The Alphabet versus the Goddess, which is a non-fiction book about the parallels between the evolution of the written word and the treatment of women.
song: Much like my taste in movies and books, I’m rather fickle about picking a long term favorite song. Current favorite is Lauren Pritchard, “Stuck”, it really speaks to me on those days when I feel like parenting my little guy is a little bit of a battlefield. I’m glad my man is in the bunker with me at least.
favourite blogs: The Bloggess always makes me laugh, Desire to Inspire makes me want to gut my house and start over, Small Notebook helps me stay committed to the idea of living more simply and Cirque du Bebe always inspires me to pick up my sewing scissors (not that I need that big of a push). I’m always looking for new blogs though, my Google Reader is out of control!
favourite way to spend alone time is: In a hot bath with a good book.
Finish the sentences:
at 16 I: was far too serious. I hadn’t caught on yet that it wasn’t the end of the world if you made a mistake and I freaked out at every B-. I got over it, thank goodness.
When I can’t sleep I: browse Pinterest until I lose interest. I’ve learned the hard way not to let myself start a craft or sewing project or it will be sunrise before I get to bed, and the kiddo doesn’t have a snooze button.
I got married because: I found a man who made me laugh, cooked for me, shared my hunger for knowledge, understood my weird jokes and was cute to boot. I wasn’t about to let anybody else steal him!
My first car was: A 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix in bright blue. I was so mad when my little brother stole it out from under me while I was at college.
my biggest pet peeves are: Whining (looks pointedly at the 2 year old) and a lack of curiosity.
ideal date night: Dancing! My Mr and I both love to dance! Unfortunately, it seems like lately, by the time we finish dinner and can get anywhere that has dancing, we’re both ready for bed.
hidden talents: Hmm, I’m not sure many of my talents are very hidden, most of them are on the blog…but maybe the fact that I can handle a car like a derby driver when I need to. Obviously not a skill I like having to use, but I’ve avoided many accidents/deer that way.
sweet or savoury treats: Lime chips are my crack.
favourite meal: Any meal somebody else makes! I’m getting much better at cooking, but I still can’t say I enjoy it.
favourite snack to make: Ham, cream cheese and pickle roll ups.
define your style: Modernized vintage. …does that even make sense? I like to take modern, geometric pieces and put them together in ways that imply older fashion trends. A long sleeved tshirt with Renaissance inspired hair styling, or a poodle skirt with a motorcycle styled jacket. My style is a little more toned down now that I’m a mom, I have to bow to the practical most days, but I still try to find unusual ways to combine the pieces in my closet.
style icon: Audrey Hepburn, she had a similar enough body type to mine that I have a better chance of looking cute in things she wore than if I try and pull off Marilyn.
favourite way to spend the weekend. With my man types. Don’t really care what we’re doing. Being out in the yard or exploring town is fabulous, but I just like spending time with my guys.
Thanks so much for coming and playing Erin!!
ps. Audrey is one of my most beloved movie stars. Such class.
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