Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Inspirational Interview- Cheryl

I had the pleasure of reading Cheryl's blog, A Pretty Cool Life, for the first time last October. Her gumdrop wreath made my entire holiday season just a little bit sweeter. These days, this mother of two little ones is quite busy... Spreading her time between the day to day, as well as stocking her Etsy store, Just Pretty, and competing in the third session of 
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Little Miss. Pretty a bit more throughout the interview process, and I hope the same for you!

1. How did you choose the name of your business and or blog?
I named my blog A Pretty Cool Life because I think it's true. 
I hang out with my boys all day.  I make stuff.  My husband lets me and doesn't question my projects. 
That's pretty cool.
As for my etsy shop, Just Pretty?  It's just how I want to describe everything in it. 

2. What is your morning ritual?
I am not a morning person.  At all.  I stay up way too late and have to drag myself out of bed in the morning.
So after my two little human alarm clocks wake me up at 6:30, we ease into our day slowly.  I get them dressed, we play, and then we have breakfast, all the while trying to be quiet so Daddy can get a few extra minutes of sleep.

3. What inspires you?
Lovely photographs and other blogs always amaze me. 
I have a huge envelope overflowing with pages ripped out of magazines and catalogs.  I also have a folder on my computer's desktop that is equally full of pictures I've bookmarked or saved. 
Pictures really are worth a thousand words. 

4. What is a little known fact about yourself?
I've never eaten a Big Mac.  Really. 

5. What is the furthest destination that you have traveled to from the United States?
Maui is the furthest I've ever been from home, but I've never been outside of the United States. 

6. What was your intention in starting your blog?
I really didn't have a direction when I started my blog.  It was pretty much just me rambling. 
Since then, I stumbled across the little world of creative blogs out there and mine quickly became about creating, too--mainly sewing and other crafts--and still plenty of rambling!

7. What is your favorite color?
I have so many!  Navy, kelly green, raspberry...  And although I never wear it, red.

8. Greatest influence?
My boys and husband influence everything I do.  I just want them to be happy.

9. Earliest childhood memory?
The earliest I can remember is being 2, when my mom was pregnant with my sister.  I can remember laying on the couch with her with that big belly.  Little did I know how much my life was going to change...

10. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Of course!

11. Everyday must have?
Time at home with my boys.  I'm so grateful to be a stay at home mom.  I can't imagine leaving them to go to work every day. 

12. Lucky number?
I'm not really lucky when it comes to games and contests (maybe because I don't have a lucky number??), but my high school and college volleyball number was always 6.

13. Hopes for your future in both business and your personal life?
I hope we continue to have a happy family life and that my boys grow up to be nice young men.  I also hope to be able to devote more time to my shop and watch it grow and be successful. 

14. Run, walk or skip?
Run.  I have 3 and 1 year old boys.  I don't have much of a choice.

15. If you could live your life again, knowing what you know at this very moment, what would you do differently?
I suppose I would re-think spending money in unwise ways.  Other than that, I think everything in my life has led me to where I am today.


jenjen said...

Great interview! I just love Cheryl. She is so talented and such a nice person. What a great person to interview!!!


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Stopping by from Cheryl's blog and yours is so cute too. Great interview!