Hello everyone! I am so excited to be guest posting for Hayley today and sharing some of my favorites with all of you. It's been so much fun getting to know her through this awesome community and become an avid reader of her inspirational blog! Normally you can find me over at Josiah's Nest, my personal outlet to share the things I love most: faith, family, and creative inspiration.
My daily reads:
1. Enjoying The Small Things - Heartwarming and influential blog about a mother "enjoying the small things" in life with her beautiful daughters.
2. GussySews - Inspirational story of a girl who quit her day job to fulfill her dream of running a handmade business. She makes very pretty ruffly things! I've even had the pleasure of hanging out with her several times and admiring her lovely eyelashes.
3. Dear Baby - Pretty much the most adorable bloggin' family on the internet.
My dream outfit: Anything and everything ever worn by Naomi from The Rockstar Diaries. Pregnancy makes it harder to find anything flattering to wear while also staying comfortable. Naomi just gave birth to her little baby last week, so I've been using her blog as fashion inspiration to dress my own belly every day!
My favorite picture of myself: I am normally a very reserved, quiet, and pleasant person to be around. However, when I get around those I am most comfortable with (i.e. my husband and cousins) I turn into a psycho lady and instantly become the center of attention. I like to think that this picture is the real me that I am most often too scared to let people see: Crazy Mo. I love making my family laugh. This picture if from my cousin's wedding almost 2 years ago. Pretty sure I wore those shades all day.
One thing I love about myself: I like to think that I am a very caring person. There are a lot of things I am passionate about and have strong feelings for, one of them being for children with disabilities. Before becoming a mother, I worked as a behavior therapist for children with autism and it was definitely the best job I've ever had. I know that God has given me a heart for children in need and I plan to continue pursuing these passions in the future.
A note from Tiny Twig: I am starting a new Friday series with some questions for some of my favorite bloggers. These questions quench my desire to know more about my online friends. :) I want to know the blogs the love, the things they love about themselves and some of what they dream about. Without further ado, here is the first installment with Lindsey from honeysuckle & heart. p.s.--check out here "about" page...I think we might have worn the same wedding dress!
hello, sweet readers of Tiny Twig! I'm thrilled to be writing a post here, because this blog has inspired me in so many ways - especially to seek community in our neighborhood and live boldly. Normally you can find me at honeysuckle & heart, where I journal about our home, daily stories, and all things girly.
My daily reads: 1. Simple Lovely - this blog was one of the first I started reading, and it is a gem, chock full of design & family life inspiration 2. Cupcakes and Cashmere - delicious recipes and outfit compositions stream from a golden California girl's blog 3. Little Green Notebook - I live vicariously through this sweet interior designer who posts her design and d.i.y. projects
My dream outfit:
Everything about this look reads timeless, simple, and fun. Dresses are my staple since they can transition through three Indiana seasons. The twinkling white star print paired with pockets won me over. Check out the little stripes peeking out from the inside of her yellow bag. LOVE.
My dream office:
Currently, my husband and I share a tiny desk that usually gets overwhelmed with paperwork each week -- so I'm dreaming big here, friends! I love this beautiful white & grey office nestled into a nook with three windows. The upholstered chair to curl up in is a must when I'm blogging or grading research papers. A view of the outdoors energizes me even during mundane tasks like paying bills. I would love to put the magnetic inspiration board to good use with all the magazine clippings that normally collect on my desk. Favorite picture of myself:
This picture was taken by my husband on our first vacation alone since our honeymoon. I love it, because he caught the loving expression in my eyes. Somehow when he takes the picture, I'm not worried about body image or clothes - but I look through the lens at him. I almost chose a picture from our honeymoon (partially because I had a tan), but I switched because this was taken after we had endured more together. Things aren't as fresh & shiny anymore, but our love is deeper for each other - prettier than any tan. One thing I love about myself: My inner tomboy. Growing up surrounded by boys, I secretly relish the fact that I can hit a line drive, ski a black diamond, wake board (a little), and hold my own in a science lab.