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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

LittleBirdieSecrets Fabulous Interview

I had and amazing interview with Jessica,Mandy and Stacy over at littlebirdiesecrets

They are creative and crafty.. You will love their answers..I love that they have a friendship and can share there experiences together. So sit back and read all about them. Then go over to their site and tell them how Fabulous they are..

1.How did you come up with the name for your blog? Jessica: Mandy came up with it! Brilliant share our ideas/secrets with others. Mandy:Lots and lots of brainstorming! We knew we loved all the bird images being used lately, so that helped narrow it down. Stacy:See Mandy's answer to #1.

2.What inspires you? Jessica: I am inspired by holidays, friends, and cute PAPER! :)
Mandy:Everything! I love looking through magazines, at other blogs, in stores and catalogs, but I also find inspiration in nature and my kids!
Stacy:Absolutely everything. I can't turn my brain off. I daydream about crafts or get ideas from everyday life.

3.Have you always been Crafty?Jessica: I never really did much crafting until I met these two dear friends that made me believe in myself enough to try.
Mandy:I have been crafty in a way as long as I can remember. I was into drawing and painting as a child, and arts and crafts was always my favorite part of school. But I moved to scrapbooking and card making in my late teens. After I went to work for the Stampin' Up corporate offices the possibilities of crafting really opened up for me and I started to branch out. Then I met Stacy, and my crafty-ness just exploded!
What or who gave you the idea to start your blog? I wanted to start a blog to show my family and friends things I'd made, and maybe even sell a few things. Then I went to a Women's conference with Stacy and Jessica and we attended a class about blogging. That weekend we decided we were going to do it.
Stacy:Yes, I love anything artistic and crafty. I remember sewing my first full outfit all by myself in 9th grade.

4.What makes you smile? Jessica:These two best friends! We wanted a place to share our creativity my kids, family, friends and the smell of new crafting supplies. Mandy:My boys, my husband's lame jokes, seeing the sunshine (it's a little rare here in Seattle!), and finishing a project!Stacy:See Mandy and Jessica's answer to this one.Babies (and my family too when they are not terrorizing me and the house!)

5.What makes you sad? Jessica: Tragedy, illness, and ignorance Mandy:Thinking of others who are suffering in the world while we enjoy so much. Stacy:Heartbreak-not just my own, but to see it in other people. I think we need more compassion in this world.

6.What makes for a good recipe/story?Jessica: A good recipe comes from the memories that are associated with it. Every time you eat it, the memories rush back.Mandy:DRAMA of course!Stacy:The story behind it. The who, where, what, why and when. you know, all the little details. I love using recipes that have a history or are made for a specific reason. For example, my husband spent some time in South America. His mother tracked down a recipe that used ingredients specific to South America and boy was that cake ever tasty. What made it more special was how much thought she put into serving that specific cake. Or a special salad with someones favorite nut because they love them so much.

7.What do you look for in other blogs?Jessica: Ideas that inspire me to create something of my own.Mandy:Great photos, good descriptions, and new ideas.Stacy:Personality, great pictures and inspiring posts

9.Do you belong to any social sites?Jessica: I belong to facebook...very addictive :)Mandy:Facebook, but I haven't been using it much lately. Too busy!Stacy:Facebook. Little Birdie Secrets is also a part of the Tip Junkie Ning group

10.What suggestions do you have for new bloggers?Jessica: Find your passion and run with it. If you aren't excited about what you are blogging will never work.Mandy:Patience! It took us a while to get to the level of readership we're at now, but it's been so fun seeing it grow. Also, posting often is a must!Stacy:Be passionate and love what you do. It will show.

11.If you could change one thing you blogged about what would that be?Jessica: I would have more crafty projects of my own to show.Mandy:(Not sure I understand this question)Stacy:Nothing

12.Where does your sense of humor some from?Jessica: ME! Mandy:I've always liked kind of dry humor. I'm not sure where I got that from!Stacy:I try to have a sense of humor in all that I do.

13.What is the one thing you have done in your life that you are very proud of?Jessica: Three boys named Jake, Logan and Grayson Mandy:Besides my kids (standard answer), running 6 marathons!Stacy:I am very proud that I put a husband through undergrad and law school while raising children, working, crafting, volunteering, and keeping a house. I juggle so many different balls and at the end of the day I am still standing.

14.What is the one thing you want to accomplish in your life,that you haven't yet? Jessica:Getting a masters degree and counseling others Mandy:Getting completely organized and never running late. Not sure that's possible, but a girl can dream!
Stacy:My list is huge. I would love to go to law school and also start up a craft studio where people can come to create and be inspired.


  1. Love that interview!!! You girls are so much fun. Thanks for sending me here to TFF. It's so cute & cheery! Hey maybe one day me and my gals at the 5 Moms can do a little interview.

  2. I have an award for you here:


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