Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your initials necklace from? 

It’s from Kate Spade and you can find it right here. I bought each charm separately and then used pliers to add them all to one chain.

What kind of sewing machine do you use?

I currently sew on the Skyline S9 machine from Janome. I’m part of their on-loan blogger program so I get to try their latest machines in exchange for sharing my sewing projects. But I started sewing on an old hand-me-down Kenmore and that’s what I used to make all of my projects for the first four or five years of my blog.

Who takes your photos?

Tara from Rad and Happy. But before I hired professional photographers for my blog, I did almost all of my own photos on a tripod with a remote. I shared a post all about it here.

How tall are you?

I’m 5’6″.

I want to start a blog. Do you have any advice?

I truly believe that there is no specific formula for success in blogging — so much depends on your content, your readership, timing, luck, etc. Don’t go in with any expectations of becoming the next big thing, because you’ll probably be disappointed. Instead, do it because you are passionate about something and want to share. Post consistently and keep your content genuine, and you’ll be successful!


Who cuts and colors your hair?

I go to Hair by Jana, and she’s amazing for medium and long hair. We keep my natural color and she paints in blonde highlights through the lower half. It’s a really low-maintenance cut and color — I go in every 8 or 9 months!

How do you curl your hair?

I shared a video tutorial right here!

What makeup products do you use?

I shared my beauty routine here!

What is your fitness routine?

Honestly I haven’t been great about fitting in exercise this past year. I eat very healthy, I nurse my baby, and I have good genetics…so those are pulling for me right now while my schedule is feeling super full. But when I do exercise, I like Billy Blanks’ Lower Body Bootcamp DVD.


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