I just wanted to take a second to thank Kari for this awesome opportunity to guest post on Newlyweds on a Budget! I am so excited to share a little about me and would love to get to know more about you too! As I mention below, I love finding new blogs and getting to know the great people behind them. I would love for you to stop by and tell me who you are!
Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog a few months after I had my first baby. I wanted a hobby (since I didn’t really seem to have many at the time) and a way to communicate with others as I became a stay at home mom. Little did I know that as I developed my hobby more, I would have much less time to do it with my growing family.
What made you chose your blog name?
My husband and have learned a lot through trial and error in our 3.5 years of marriage. We think there needs to be a book for newlyweds of all the things to do and not do. We thought we should write one of our own and that’s kind of how my blog developed. We Like to Learn as We Go! Because that’s how we live – learning as we go. And now it’s mostly about how I am learning as a mom and as our family grows.
3. What is your favorite thing that has come from blogging?
I love all the awesome experiences I’ve had and continue to have with blogging. I’ve been able to attend some really fun events and meet some really great people. I love that blogging is interactive. I also love seeing everyone else’s ideas, which help inspire my own.
4. What is your favorite color and why?
Blue. It has been since I was a kid and hasn’t really changed. I love the bright blues that pop to the more gray blues used as furniture and wall colors. I just really like it!
5. What inspires you?
Other moms and Pinterest. I love listening to the experiences of other moms in person, on Facebook, and on other blogs. I love to see how other moms live and it inspires me to be the mom I want to be. And of course, Pinterest. I just love it! It helps my creative juices get flowing and I love seeing what other people can do! And then try to learn how to do it too.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I asked my husband what my guilty pleasure was and he said blogging. And that’s probably true! I love to do it when I can and it’s so fun! But I don’t have all the time that I want to do it while raising my two little girls (2 and 10 months).
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
More summer! I love the sunshine and living in Utah, that only happens a few months out of the year. I just don’t like snow or the cold. I grew up in Southern California and love warm weather! All. The. Time.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
San Diego. As I just said, I love the sun! And the beach. I tell my husband all the time that the best feeling in the world is when you go swimming in the ocean, then lay on the sand, and you can feel the sun absorbing all the water off you. Aaaahhh. And I just really like the area.
If you could change something about your home, without worrying about expenses, what would it be?
I just want a home! We might be living in my parent’s basement right now… But we have an excuse! My husband is changing careers to be a teacher and he has to do student teaching for a semester and we’re trying to save up for a house. So hopefully in about a year we’ll be in a house of our own!
Who is your celebrity crush (boy or girl) and if you could spend a day with them what would you do?
I don’t really get into the celebrity thing…but if I had to choose one it would probably be Sandra Bullock. I just really like her acting! And she seems like the type of person you could talk to about whatever. I think I would just like to get lunch with her and chat.
Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Definitely Hobby Lobby. I could seriously spend all day there and would buy almost everything if I didn’t have my kids in the stroller crying because they’re bored and didn’t have a budget.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a teacher. And then I was one of those few children who actually became what they’ve wanted to do since they could remember. For better or for worse. I never wanted to be anything else. I got my degree in Elementary Education although I haven’t had a classroom of my own…yet.
What was your first job?
I was a tutor and tutored elementary kids to high school kids in all subjects. But my first “real” job was a t a movie theater. I rotated between concessions, clean up, and the coveted box office.
What is your best memory?
I have a lot of great memories of chatting in my parents’ bed with them and my sisters. I have two sisters so it was, and still is, easy to talk a lot.
Would you rather live near mountains or by the sea?
The sea! Hands down! Which is funny because I live by the mountains. And I have grown to love them, but the sea still wins.
What do you consider the best TV Show or Movie ever created?
The best movie ever created is Pride and Prejudice and the Harry Potter series. Those are pretty much the only movies I can watch again and again.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Mom, clever, goofy.
If you knew that tomorrow your life would change forever, what would you do to appreciate today?
Just not stress about the day to day things – finances, cleaning, laundry. You know, the boring stuff.
Favorite blog (or blogs)?
I have a ton of favorite blogs! And I find new ones that I love all the time. My top three are probably Nie Nie Dialogues, Lil’ Luna, and Somewhat Simple. Wow, that was really hard to choose.
One thing you’ve learned about yourself in the last year.
I’ve learned that I can still influence people even on the smallest level. And that I don’t have to be the biggest or most popular blog to make a difference. I learned that I can just be me and I feel great about that!
Thanks so much Alexis! All of these answers were fantastic! Be sure to share the love over at her blog today!