Hello friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend, the sun did FINALLY peek out this weekend after a week of rain, but it is cold, cold, cold! I am not ready for the cold weather and every year ask myself why we live in Michigan??? Be sure to check out the fab giveaways I am hosting right now see the top right hand corner for the links!
Monday's are always fun since I have the great pleasure of introducing you to a fellow blogger. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Lisa of Moore Minutes. Lisa is a busy Mom to 3 adorable boys and also happens to be very crafty, you will find great inspiration at her blog. Please grab a cup of joe and get to know my friend Lisa.
Name: Lisa of Moore Minutes
I have been lovingly married for 9 years to my husband, Chris. I am so blessed because he is strongly supportive of who I am and all that I do. We are young parents! We ran head on into "real life" and it has been an exciting adventure. We had three boys by the time we were 21! They are now 9, 7, and 5. Cameron Skyler, our oldest is very serious and a little perfectionist. Dakotah, our middle son has a huge heart and cares about everyone. Titus, our youngest is a little clown who laughs constantly. Life most parents, they are our constant source of joy in life.
How did you start blogging?
My best friend encouraged me to start one and I resisted and procrastinated at first. She knew me well enough to know that I would fall in love with it. I am so thankful that she pushed me and encouraged me to start!
What is your parenting philosophy?
As a parent my main goal is to capture my childrens' hearts. I want them to obey and be responsible simply because they love me as passionately as I love them. I want them to know that I love them unconditionally in the true sense of the word. They don't have to earn my approval and they don't have to meet expectations. I hold their hearts close no matter what.
I encourage them to KNOW who they are and to BE who they are. It is important to build and strengthen their character so that they can withstand anything that their future life may bring. Character building is also imperative so they are capable of helping others who need strength during this journey of life. I hope they soar with success and ambition, but if they fall short of the world's standards, I hope they know that they are still incredible and fully valuable...and that they always will be.
You will never find me without......
shamefully...my cell phone and carmex
I home school my oldest son and my younger two attend a private school. The majority of my day is spent teaching and doing all the Mom and Wife stuff. I especially enjoying making my house SO COZY in unique ways. I love entertaining and hosting dinners and parties! So some days are spent planning for those activities. If my laundry pile isn't looking very enticing I like to make mini escapes online to blog!
Music: I have an eclectic taste in music..the best picks of everything. Mika has been a favorite for awhile! Also, right now I like anything with a playful, charming, and a bit of an odd beat.
Food: Sandwiches and Sees Candy
Tv/ Movies: The Notebook, Rocky, Anne of Green Gables.
I don't have television but I watched Gilmore Girls on dvd and was instantly in love!
Reading: Books are a very important part of my life. My all time favorite book is Gone with the Wind
If you had to wear a T-shirt with your favorite saying on it what would it be?
My favorite saying changes with my moods. But lately i like:
Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.
Favorite stores to shop at:
Ballard Designs (catalog), Pottery Barn Kids, Sephora, and unique little boutiques are always treasures!
If you could trade with a blogger for the day who would it be?
Fun question! Without a doubt, Jenn at hostessblog.com I get fresh and moving inspiration with every visit! I admire the success that she has created through her personal loves and the beauty that she displays daily on her blog. Parties and events are passions of mine and Jenn displays only the best, with every detail perfect.
Other good stuff from Lisa:
The key in anything you do is to pursue and spend time on things that energize you rather than drain you! Find what fuels your energy and run with it. Life becomes so vivid and exciting when you do! This sums up why I love blogs. Each blog treasure I find motivates me and propels me to action.
Please be sure to leave Lisa some comment love and head on over to her blog for a dose of inspiration.
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