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Oh Susannah!

A big hearty thanks to Susannah Conway from Ink on my Fingers, an English photographer and writer who interviewed me today on her beautiful blog.

Thank you Susannah!

It was fun to really open up like this in an interview, I definitely am learning to drop my guard and feel more at ease when approached with questions. Or perhaps it’s that Susannah just knows how to ask the right questions. In any sense, I talk about my recent class and experience as a teacher, childhood hobbies, favorite books and I list four people that I’d love to see mildly intoxicated… Ha! I hope that you enjoy it. :)

Thank you Susannah!

(image: susannah conway)

Posted in press on May 21, 2009

Thanks Chronicle Books!

I hope I don’t come across as bragging here but I’m quite excited that Chronicle Books quotes me from a recent review I wrote about the book, “Secrets of Simplicity” over at Real Simple and I’m flattered by it. Here’s the ad, you may have seen it floating around…

Chronicle Ad  - My quote!

In addition to this ad, I forgot to tell everyone last year that I’m also quoted on the back of Amy Butler’s latest book, “Little Stitches For Little Ones” released last July ‘08. Here are my words as they appear on the back jacket of the book: “Sewing is suddenly fresh and exciting again thanks to Amy’s easy-to-follow instructions and her gorgeous vintage modern fabrics in some of the most inspiring colorways ever.” – Holly Becker, decor8 (it has my old blog address but oh well, I changed domains since then.

Quoted on book jacket

Point is, I was so thrilled when Amy wrote to me asking for my thoughts about her book — it’s pretty wild to pick up a book at Barnes & Noble and see your own name on the back. It’s also encouraging to know that people trust my opinion, this means so much to me above all other things — I’m trustworthy. How nice. I like that because above all other things, it’s what I look for when I pick my own friends or when I scour the web for product reviews. I want to know that my source can be trusted.

My friend Shanon Gass commented today on a Flickr photo showing the Chronicle ad above, “YAY! That’s so exciting. I love that your voice represents trustworthiness and that writers/blog writers that work so hard, like you do, are having their opinions respected. Congrats!” – I agree, well said not just on my behalf but for all those bloggers out there.

(images: top: chronicle books, lower: holly becker for decor8)

Posted in press on May 20, 2009

Heart Handmade Interviews…

My husband! Wow! Tee just told me that Marichelle from the Heart Handmade blog interviewed him in her “other half” series, a column she writes to highlight the significant others behind the bloggers out there. I love the column idea and am so pleased to see that Thorsten participated. I really loved reading his answers to some of her questions, like how we met, how he supports me with blogging, 5 random things about him, etc.

This is by far the sweetest interview ever, thank you Tee and Marichelle!

(image: screenshot from heart handmade blog)

Posted in press on March 03, 2009

Thanks, Glamour!

I’m smiling and blushing as I type this because I do not consider myself a blogging babe but hey, if Glamour magazine says so… I’ll bask in this for the entire week!

Thank you Beth at Glamour for including me in your Blogging Babes series, it was fun to talk cosmetics and hot rollers which I swear by. :)

(image from glamour mag)

Posted in press on February 17, 2009

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