Saturday, November 17, 2012

Meet Tabetha ! [SPONSOR L♥VE]

Enter my giveaway here!

Here is another one of my lovely sponsors, Tabetha. She has been blogging for almost a year now (only a month away for her Blog anniversary ) and her blog has become a family project! Which I think is AMAZING! Her youngest daughter is the main photographer,  and her other daughter and son are working on some posts! 

And of course the COMMENTS ARE OFF!! why? Because I'd love for you to stop by and check out her blog! Leave her some love and PLEASE let her know I sent you! :) Let's get started!

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I’m a history professor living in a beautiful mountain town in Tennessee with my history professor hubby & three teenage kids {The Things}.  I love teaching & researching, but I also love crafting, painting, sewing & generally making a mess. 

What are you loving at the moment?

 Skirt: Vintage from Etsy/Owl pillow: Handmade by Me/Earrings:Products of 47

Right now I’m into vintage wrap skirts, especially if they have appliques.  Of owls.  I have no idea why.  I’m kinda owl mad at the moment…

I’m also loving Peter Fox.  He’s a German hip hop artist, and his album Stadtaffe is currently on repeat on my ITunes.    Ordinarily I’m a Dave Matthews/Mumford & Sons/Ben Howard fan, but man, I love me some German hip hop right now.  Weird, right?  You gotta give it a try before you judge me lol.  We’ve been watching Ghost Hunters on Amazon Video {fitting for the season & whatnot}—but I don’t know if I love it so much as am amused by it.  And of course, whenever I have a “nothing going on” minute, I’m playing World of Warcraft {nerd love}~*

Who are your role models?

Welp, see, that is a loaded question.  I’m a historian.  I have tons of role models. They come with the job, as it were. For the sake of time {and to hopefully avoid boring you} I’ll stick with my personal role models—my parents, Noney & Poppy as the Things call them.  They regularly appear in our adventures, are my best friends & the best parents ever imagined.

Who are your style icons?

Right now, I’m digging a late 1970’s style {if you hadn't previously guessed by the fascination with appliqued wrap skirts}.  Sort of Goldie Hawn in Foul Play meets Dianne Keaton in Annie Hall, meets Mary Tyler Moore {with a dash of Rhoda for good measure}… you know, the cute quirky girl.  Truth be told, my sense of style changes— though I tend to have a bohemian sensibility.  I’m not a believer in defining oneself as far as style or fashion goes—I don’t like to confine myself creatively.  After all, fashion should be fun!

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started reading blogs over winter break last year & was hooked.  I love the idea of being able to share, create & work with other people across the world.  I've made great blog buddies in England and Canada, in addition to across the states.  It’s a wonderful way to connect with people you would never have met otherwise-- & a great way to stay inspired!

Where can we find you?




What kind of posts can we find on your blog?

Everything from fashion to quotes to crafts to fun web links to family stories.  As a general rule I post quotations on Mondays {because who couldn't use a little motivation on Mondays?}, DIYS on Tuesdays, web finds on Wednesdays & rant about what’s on my mind on Thursdays.  Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays are open—sometimes I post on those days, sometimes we are too busy running around!  I’m also following along {& in } several blog hops & giveaways on other blogs.

Do you have anything special going on with your blog?

My blog is not for profit, so I’m always interested in ad swaps with fellow bloggers!  Luckily I’ve won some ad spaces lately {including on Girl Booklet's beautiful blog, yay!}, and I will be participating in a few giveaways through other blogs.  Join my blog through GFC or Bloglovin’ & I’ll be letting you know when the giveaways are up.

And finally, what advice would you give other bloggers?

There is a lot of pressure out there right now for bloggers to say something deep & meaningful -- it’s the whole “get real” thing.  But remember, what works for one person does not necessarily work for everyone.  Just be whatever you want to be & a let your blog reflect whatever it is you’re comfortable with!  Not every blog has to be a public diary or expose-- & frankly there are waaayyy to many bloggers out there trying to convince their readers that they have all the answers.  Blog how you want to blog & people will respond to your authenticity.  Readers can tell if you are comfortable—forcing yourself to give more information than you are comfortable with or, worse, exaggerating stories to try and seem like you are “getting real” comes across as forced.  Just relax—blogging, like crafts & fashion, should be fun!