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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Guest Interview :: Lacee @ Mommas Like Me {{ and a DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!! }}

I am so excited to have the lovely Lacee here today from Mommas Like Me.  She has been such an encouragement and consistent voice in the comments section of my blog.
I had the chance to do a Q&A with her to let us get to know her better.  Here’s what she had to say.


1. Q:  What is the most valuable lesson you have learned about yourself through blogging up to this point? To stop doubting myself, to believe in myself and to follow my dreams and passions. When I started my blog 4 months ago I had NO idea what I was doing. I had only been reading a few other blogs for a few months, but I loved what I read. I loved reading about other mommas and their experiences...they made me feel like I was not alone in this whole parenting thing. I wanted to be apart of the blogging community and share my ideas and stories, but I was afraid. Afraid of what my friends and family would think, afraid that nobody would read or care, afraid that I wasn't technically smart enough to figure everything out, afraid that I would be a big fat failure. Well, for once I pushed all those feelings aside and dove in head first. It's been a learning experience and continues to be, but I've learned that I am capable and that my dreams are worth fulfilling. I have met some amazing women through blogging and truly feel like I am apart of something far greater than I could have ever imagined. I love every minute of this journey and I can't wait to see what the future hold for Mommas Like Me. 




2. Q: If you were given an all expense paid vacation (sitter included) for you and Josh, where would you go? Ooooh that's a toughy! My first thought was Africa since I've always dreamed of visiting there and going on a real safari. Then I asked the hubbs and he said Australia. He's been there before and absolutely loved it. Seriously though, if it was free and I could spend some alone time with my hubbs, I'd go just about anywhere!

3. Q: What is one piece of advice you would give a newly married couple? Hmmm...Probably that marriage is a lot of work...especially when you have kids. This is something that I didn't fully appreciate when I got married at the age of 19. We just celebrated out 10 year anniversary last month and even though it hasn't always been easy, its always been worth it. It takes patience, compromise, communication, team work and a whole lotta love. Never expect perfection from your mate...nobody is perfect. Use kind words to support and build each other up everyday. Never go to bed angry, but take time to talk it out. Pray together, dream together, laugh together, love together. 

10 year anniversary party

4. Q: What is the most important thing you wish for your son Carter? I hope that he grows up to be happy. That he'll be kind to others...a gentleman. That he'll have respect for women and for himself. That he'll always find joy in the little things. That he'll be a spiritual man and always look to God in everything he does. I hope that he learns from the example of his dad and grandpas and looks to them as he grows. I hope that he'll always believe in himself and that he can accomplish anything he puts his mind too. And most of all I hope he grows up to know how much he is loved and that his dad and I will always be there to support him. 



5. Q: How do you balance your life?  Are you the type of person who sticks to routines and schedules or easy going and laid back? Balance...oh boy. When it comes to balance, I feel like I am a constant work in progress. There is always so much more that I want to accomplish than I actually am able to. I've always been the type of person who does better when sticking to a routine and I tend to really hate it when my routine gets disrupted. But I am slowly learning to be more flexible and to prioritize. I know that somedays it is inhumanly possible to accomplish all that I have planned, and I try not be too hard on myself when I don't get everything on my list checked off. There are also somedays where I just throw my hands up in the air, put on my sweats and say screw it...there's always tomorrow!

6. Q: Are you a morning person or a night person? Definitely a night person. I despise having to get up early and I usually can't form complete sentences til' around 10am. 

7. Q: Besides blogging and crafting, what do you love to do on your spare time? I LOVE to bake and I love throwing parties and entertaining {though I don't do it nearly as much as I'd like}. I love feeding people...haha :)


8. Q: If you could visit Hawaii what are 3 things off the top of your head that you must do once you get here? I would go to Maui and I would first: Head over to my FAVORITE breakfast place called The Gazebo and have a fat plate of banana pancakes...they are THE BEST EVER! Then I would head to Kaanapali beach for some surfing, snorkeling and relaxing. After that I would then head over to my FAVORITE restaurant in Maui called Hula Grill and eat my most favorite thing in the entire world...crab and macadamia nut wontons. AHHHMAZING! I'm drooling just thinking about them!


9. Q: How was your school years and how do you wish for things to be different for Carter? School was good for me. I only went to public school until 6th grade then was on an independent study program all the way through high school. I graduated a year early when I was 16. I started teaching dance when I was 14 and was really involved with that so I still had a lot of social interaction and didn't really miss going to public school. When I was in public school I struggled with being shy and not always having the courage to speak up and my greatest concern about Carter starting school was that he would have the issues that I did. Thankfully so far though, he is doing amazing :) 


10. Q: Who is the most inspiring person to you at the moment? My husband. He is my everything. My rock, my happy place, my shoulder to cry on, my biggest supporter and my best friend. He inspires me everyday to be a better wife, momma, friend and me. He never criticizes all my crazy little endeavors, but stands behind me 100% in whatever I do. I admire and appreciate how hard he works for our little family. How he always makes time for our son and is such an amazing and involved daddy. And how as a husband he always makes me feel special, loved and safe. Without him, all that I have and love in my life would not be possible. I love him with all my heart.


You wanna know something else about me? I LOVE making my friends smile! And today I am going to give a present to one of YOU, my friends, in hopes that it will put a big smile on your face! Here's what's up for grabs...

A super cuddly, warm and cozy, perfect for winter, made with love by yours truly...
 Fleece Tie Blanket!
You choose the color...

Either Zebra and Pink

or Zebra with Turquoise

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory
Be a GFC follower of A Little Piece Of Me
Be a GFC follower of Mommas Like Me

Extra Entries:
Share this giveaway on your fb page

That's a total of 5 entries.
Please leave a separate comment on this post for each thing you do.
A winner will be chosen on Oct. 20th.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me a little better. And thank you to the lovely Salena for interviewing me here on A little Piece of me today. I hope you'll all come visit me over at Mommas Like Me!


xoxo,
Lacee



Thank you Lacee for taking the time to share about yourself here at A Little Piece of Me.  Please go over to Mommas Like Me to show her lots of encouragement.  =)


Lacee is interviewing me today over at {here} so go check it what she’s asking me!!!  Go!  Right now!!  Have a wonderful day!!!

All my heart,
Salena

44 comments:

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

This is awesome...not just the giveaway, but getting to know another momma a little better! I am a follower of A Little Piece Of Me!~

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I am also a follower of Lacee @ Mommas Like Me!

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I follow A Little Piece of Me on FB!~

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I also Follow Mommas Like Me on FB!

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I just shared on my facebook page and tagged ya both! These blankets are lovely! I hope I win... *wink, wink*! :)

Aimee Lee said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!

Aimee Lee said...

I follow Mommas like me :)

Aimee Lee said...

I follow you on FB

Aimee Lee said...

I follow Mommas Like Me on FB

Mrs. White said...

I follow Little Pieces of Me on Blogspot.

Mrs. White said...

I follow Mommas Like Me on Blogspot.

Mrs. White said...

I follow A Little Piece of Me on FB.

Mrs. White said...

I follow Mommas Like Me on FB.

Mrs. White said...

I shared this give away on Fb.

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

LOVE you and follow you Salena :)

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

Follow my girl Lacee ofcourse :)

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

Follow you on Facebook Salena

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

Follow Lacee on Facebook

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

Shared on my fb page :)

Ashley said...

I follow Mommas like me. :)

Ashley said...

I follow A little Piece of me too.

Ashley said...

I liked Lacee on FB.

Ashley said...

I liked A Little Piece of Me on facebook too. :)

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Here's hoping for 2 for 2! ;o) I'm a public GFC follower on A Little Piece of Me! :)

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

I follow Mommas Like Me!!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

I "like" A Little Piece of Me on Facebook! :)

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

I "Like" Mommas Like Me on Facebook! :)

Jess@Drops of Motherhood said...

I follow Salena's blog

Jess@Drops of Motherhood said...

I follow Lacee's blog

Jess@Drops of Motherhood said...

I follow Salena on FB

Jess@Drops of Motherhood said...

I folllow Lacee on FB

Kate said...

I follow your blog! :)

Kate said...

I follow Lacee's blog!

Kate said...

I "like" Momma's Like Me on FB :)

Kate said...

I "Like" a little piece of me on FB :)

Anna said...

I am a GFC FOllower of A Little Piece of Me

Anna said...

I am a GFC Follower of Mommas Like Me!

Anna said...

I follower A Little Piece of Me on FB!

Anna said...

I follow Mommas Like Me on FB!

Anna said...

I shared this giveaway on my FB page!

Jodi said...

I follow A Little Piece of Me via GFC!

Jodi said...

I follow Mommas Like Me via GFC!

Jodi said...

YAY for this giveaway! I "like" A Little Piece of Me on FB!

Jodi said...

I "like" Mommas Like Me on FB!