But let's get on with the interview-I've asked her a few questions so you can get to know her better:
How did The Good Witch of the Midwest get started?
I wanted a platform mainly for my love of polish. But I'm also a photographer and an avid (albeit, amateur chef) so the pictures and recipe tutorials just fell into place with all the polish and pretties. I love having somewhat of a digital diary to share my passions with others.
What inspires your love of nail polish?
When I was in eighth grade, my favorite teacher was my sounding board for all things. I called him Sir, as a nod to my favorite movie of the time (and song) To Sir With Love. I asked him one day what guys really notice first in a girl. He said one of the first things he noticed about his wife was her nails. They were always well manicured and painted and always looked good. From then on I was hooked on polish, even though my dad wouldn't let me wear it. After my parents split I bought my first bottle of polish for $6... An Urban Decay polish that was navy blue with silver sparkles. My absolute favorite polish ever. Plus, I love that my polish can change with my moods. If I'm dark and stormy, my nails will be too. If I'm in a great mood, looking forward to having a great time, my nails are a conduit.
What are your favorite things to write about on your blog?
My life. It may not be much to some, but to me, every life experience that I have could help someone else. I wrote about loosing our house, finding a new one and making it ours just so people wouldn't be so scared of the change themselves. Last night I blogged a series of recipes celebrating my mother-in-law that passed away hoping that someone might be able to honor their loved one the way I honored mine. I also love sharing my pictures. Whether they are just of flowers, or lightning (which I haven't had the chance to get this year *sad panda*), conceptual shots or just shots of my kiddos, I love to share and hopefully bring a smile to someones day.
Who inspires you in your daily life and why?
My children inspire my daily life. They're one of the main reasons I'm here on this earth. They keep me going when I don't want to walk another step and always keep me on my toes.
What are a few of your favorite posts you've posted on your blog?
Hmmm... The one where I made my famous Baklava. Ugh I can't wait for the holidays. My DIY River Song journal which I still use to this day... One of my favorites is a glimpse of what I do on a typical day, which took my readers to Neewollah, the nations oldest Halloween festival. And shoots of my beautiful town in full fall swing.. Ok... That's it. I have way too many favorites LOL
If you could give one piece of sound life advice, what would it be?
My motto has always been: Let what happens, happen. It's easier said than done. I am a huge worrier. I can't help it, but I try to. I try my hardest to just breathe and let it be. If a situation is too heavy for you to handle at the moment, back up... Take a few steps back and breathe. Then come back at a different angle and attack it the best way you know how with a clear head.
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