Monday, July 27, 2009

Featured Reader: Let me introduce you to....



La Dolce Vita


Hello friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I always love Monday's since it means I have the great pleasure of introducing you to a fab reader. For some reason I thought I had already featured Dawn of Bee and Rose but realized I hadn't so this feature is long overdue(sorry Dawn) If you aren't already following Dawn's blog I know you will be soon. There are so many things I love about Dawn and her blog, for one she very funny and I find a daily dose of Bee and Rose is a must, she also finds the funniest pictures to share and is a fellow small biz owner. Dawn and I share many of the same loves especially when it comes to our TV. Grab a cup of joe and get to know my friend Dawn, you won't be disappointed!

Blog Name: Dawn Smith of Bee and Rose

Family:

Husband: William age 41, Catherine age 6 and Connor 12 (

almost 13!!)

Catherine look at her medals!!

How did you start blogging?

I’ve always loved writing. I made a decision on New Year’s Eve 08 to commit to writing in some form at least 3-4x weekly in 2009. I thought the blog forum would be a great way for my family and friends to keep up with us. I also felt I would be more accountable to my writing commitment with this forum. Now I’m hooked!


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If you are a parent do you have a parenting philosophy?

*Never lose faith in yourself. *If you can believe it, you can achieve it.

*The Golden Rule ~ Treat others as you would like to be treated.

*Don’t be afraid to speak your truth even if it’s unpopular.

I am here to create a structured, loving place for my kids to discover who they are, surround them with love and teach them to be self sufficient, loving human beings. I want them to be proud of who they are, healthy and live life with joy.

You will never find me without......

A book !

Day job:

Stay~at~home Mom, Home School Educator, Owner of Black Crow Boutique

Black Crow Boutique is a whimsical Halloween themed boutique filled with enchanted needfuls for your haunted home! We will be opening on Etsy soon and re-launching our website in a few months! We have lots of new things in store this year! Some of our new collections include “Toile-a-ween”, “Pink-a-boo”, “Shabby Eek!”, “Three Witches CafĂ©” and “Goblin Hollow”! We are very excited about the upcoming season! Here is a link to see a wee bit of what we’re offering this fall, click HERE

Favorite Stuff:

Music: Coldplay, Michael Buble, Celtic Music, James Taylor, Instrumentals, The Killers, Phil Vassar, Steven Curtis Chapman, ABBA, Beatles…I really love it all!

Food: Pizza, Greek food, Cupcakes

Tv/ Movies:

TV~ Lie To Me, Burn Notice, True Blood, Royal Pains, Style Network, Food Network, and HGTV (I haven’t been watching much TV lately!)

Movies ~ Love Actually, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Enchanted, Pride and Prejudice

Reading: Harry Potter, anything by Wayne Dyer, The Thirteenth Tale, Sookie Stackhouse series, any book, really!

If you had to wear a T-shirt with your favorite saying on it what would it be?

“It is what it is!” (I have a few others, but I say this all the time!)

Favorite stores to shop at

Kitson (online), Sephora, Target, Anthropologie, Talbots, Kohls, Borders

If you could trade with a blogger for the day who would it be and please provide the link.

I would love to trade places with you! I love your creativity and your fabulous style! ( oh man how sweet is this, love ya Dawn!

Other good stuff from Dawn:

We are currently spending lots of time learning about Irish culture since Catherine is very involved in Irish step~dancing. She’s recently started the competition circuit and really loving it!

We also love playing Guitar Hero and Rock Band with Connor. He’s amazing with the guitar! He can play songs on his “real” guitar just by listening to a song a few times…he doesn’t even need to read the music!

I really need to put these kids and their talents to work for me! lol!

Make sure you leave Dawn some comment love below and also visit her blog HERE.

43 comments:

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Whoot! I get to be the first to give comment love!! Yay! This never happens. EVER.

I already follow Dawn. I find her real and refreshing. She is indeed a treat to read.

Polka Dot Moon said...

Bee and Rose is like my mornin' cup of coffee......I'm addicted! Love her humor!!!

Bee and Rose said...

Thank you so much for featuring me! In the words of Linda Richman.."I'm verklempt!"

You're the best, Kristen!

Ter said...

dawn made me come over and say hi. :)

I like your bloggy feature. I have a follower of the month feature on my blog, so this gave me some ideas of other questions I might ask in the future. :)

LT said...

What a super nice write up for Dawn! I really enjoy her blog, and her comments on mine!
Thanks for posit this!

stephilinn said...

I love BEE and ROSE! She's one of my favs! Thank you for featuring her on your blog. How Sweet!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Beautiful feature :)

Kim said...

Love me some Bee and Rose!

blueviolet said...

I have been following her since she was a bloggy baby and she's absolutely wonderful! She has a heart of gold and I'd do anything for her! Great feature!

Shannon said...

Great feature! I love reading Dawn's blog. And her Black Crow Boutique has some of the coolest stuff!

The Blonde Duck said...

Kristen, you're so sweet to feature one of my favorite buddies! Dawn's fabulous. I vote for her. I don't know what I'm voting for, but I'm voting.

LadyStyx said...

Bee and Rose is one of my Must Reads for the day!

Annie said...

I totally enjoy Dawn's blog!

aforestfrolic said...

I love Dawn, she's a hoot!

Jamie :)

the ungourmet said...

So fun reading about Dawn! I love the things in the Black Crow Boutique!!

LORI said...

DAWN AND I DECIDED LONG AGO (LIKE A FEW MONTHS AGO, ACTUALLY) THAT WE WERE POSSIBLY CLONES WHO HAD BEEN SEPARATED AT BIRTH (ER, CONSTRUCTION?)! I LOVE THAT GIRL AND HER BLOG!

sclangs said...

Love Bee and Rose!! Thanks for a great story about her.

Caitlin said...

I loooove Dawn! No one is more deserving! I love her updates and she definitely NEEDS that necklace! :)

Jillene said...

I love Dawn and her blog!! She ROCKS!!

Kathy B! said...

I absolutely love Dawn!! And I really enjoyed reading all these great details about her. What a fun way to get to know her better... Now I'm supposed to vote! Does this comment count, or did I miss something?!

Tranquility said...

Bee and Rose - one of my favorites! I look forward to my reader popping up with a new post by Dawn!

Yaya said...

I love Dawn! And her Irish Dancing Daughter! And her quirky PMS posts! And those crazy rubber ducks!

blueviolet said...

I have to give Dawn another vote today!

Hit 40 said...

Bee and Rose!!! She is a sweety. Love her blog.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Dawn is fabulous! Plus, she home schools, which means she *ROCKS* in my book! She cracks me up and speaks her mind!:) Lori

♥georgie♥ said...

I LURVE dawn too! she gets my vote...she has the cutest items in her lil boutique!

Mother Mayhem said...

LOVE me some Bee and Rose! :o)

LT said...

I have to give Dawn another vote again today too! I am always excited when I see she wrote a post!

Jennifer said...

I heart Dawn!

She's the shizzle!

Heather said...

Love Bee and Rose (though I've been slacking on ALL blog reading lately. Oops.)!

Vickie said...

Bee and Rose's blog is great. I have been a follower of her for some time.

Congrats Dawn!!

Em said...

Adore Dawn, already in myReader - GREAT choice!!!

Brenda Jean said...

Dawn is a hoot (a little owl humor just for her!). BAHAHAHAHAHA She aways makes me smile:)

Polka Dot Moon said...

Another vote for our fabulous bloggy friend Dawn!!!

My fingers are crossed for ya!
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Caitlin said...

Another vote for Dawn! Love her!!

♥georgie♥ said...

stopping by to give dawn another vote...I already follow

Kim said...

Here's another declaration of lurve for Dawn!

Janna Bee said...

Aww... Dawn is so nice! Love following her blog!

Kelly said...

Dawn is Da Bomb!

Amy said...

I follow the Bee's buzz and love that you featured her.

blueviolet said...

A vote for Dawn!

Magirk said...

I follow Dawn's blog - she is the BEST! Good luck, Dawn!! I hope you win. ;-)

TuTu's Bliss said...

I adore her! I can't believe I am catching on to her feature so late!! Hugs, Jen