My wonderful friend Krissy Collins recently took part in a “Blog Hop.” She was asked to share a little about her blog, it’s mission and what inspires her. She then had the opportunity to feature a few of her friends… and she choose me. Krissy and I are new to blogging and she really has been quite the encouragement to me in this endevour . I couldn’t ask for a better friend.
I’m excited to share with you the WHY behind this blog, what makes it special to me, as well as introduce you to a few of my friends, some old and one very new (Monet).
Q: Why do I write what I do?
My grandma was my best friend. It was rare that I missed a day calling her, hearing her sweet voice was my comfort. We would talk on the phone for hours about life, food and Jesus. For years my grandma and I dreamed of starting a blog and writing a cook book to share our love for food, adventure and family traditions. Only she understood my dream to be “The Next Food Network Star.” Sometimes we would set up Facetime just to cook together. I would pretend to be a chef hosting a cooking show and she would laugh as I put on my best Juila Childs personality. I lost my grandma this past March. I lost my best friend. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her and long to talk to her. I often pick up the phone to call her only to remember I can’t… at least I have my grandpa’s sweet voice to pick up when I do (he’s pretty wonderful by the way). I am getting used to my new normal, it is not bad, just different. I have always had her to share my thoughts, dreams, pain, joy. This blog is in honor of her. Through writing I hear her voice, I share the wisdom and love she has given to me, through writing I find comfort.
Q: How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Well, it is just me. I know that it is important to stick to a particular genre or point of view but I just write from my heart. I have lots of ideas and inspiration and love to see where that takes me. I blog for FUN. I work a full time job, running a not so small coffee shop. I am a pastor’s wife and the mother of a spectacular 4 year old! I just want to share this life I love so much.
Q: What am I writing now?
Right now I am working on a few back to school ideas, a post about a super rad local band and a cooking show starring my 4 year old son, JUDE!!! I can’t wait for my favorite season of the year, Fall, to share some of my favorite comfort food recipes.
Q: How does my writing process work?
This beautiful world we live in is my constant inspiration. I love trying new things, collecting recipes and sharing life with family and friends. I love doodling out plans for blog posts in colorful pens, reading lots and lots of food magazines/articles and finding fun ways to entertain my little boy. I just try to share with my readers ways that I try to bring my family joy, our everyday life.
And now let me introduce you to my 3 friends and their very different must-read blogs…
My sweet friend is working on a beautiful project, telling stories. Telling stories full of love, hope and redemption. Sit down with a good cup of coffee and be blessed!
Stories are deep magic into which God breathes his power for life-transformation. Stories are a key that unlocks breakthrough for those telling them and possibilites for those hearing them.
Be inspired by these stories on Reclaimed Spaces.
Anecdotes and Apple Cores is a place for sharing simple and wholesome food that brings friends and family together.
Her food and photography are magical. Be sure to follow Monet on IG @cakestand
Monet’s husband, Ryan, and I are high school friends. Ryan is a craftsmen and artist, creating the most inspiring jewelry you have to see to understand. Find him at Stitch and Saw.
All My Love for All My Days is a blog about learning to love and loving the journey. It’s also about find hope and encouragement and strength. And maybe even some inspiration. You might find that she is full of eclectic little pieces of information that don’t seem to belong such as a crafting tutorial or a recipe, but I think they do belong and here’s why. Life, at least for the woman, is never just one thing. We are never just a mom or a doctor or a professional or a crafter. We are all these things and so many more at one time. And that’s the way it should be. Life should be full, constantly moving, never standing still.
What are your favorite blogs?