Get to know Courtney from Lil Noodle Bug!
1. When did you start your blog?
I first started blogging in 2007 when we found out I was prego with the lil lady to have a place for family and friends to follow our journey J Back then it was strictly a family blog and under DaveandCourtsCorner. I decided to launch LilNoodleBug Fall of 2011 when I went full force with my business!
2. What are two websites do you visit when you hop online? (Excluding social media.)
The top 2 most visited sites (excluding Twitter and Facebook) on my browser are Pinterest and Etsy!
3. Name your top three blog mentors. Why do they inspire you?
Dana – Dana Made It was the first blog I followed...years ago. I love her heart, her creative abilities, her love for what she does and the way she speaks so highly of her hubs and kids. Her blog was the reason I created Lil Noodle Bug. I was so inspired by her talent, I continue to be awe struck!
Casey Wiegand – her honesty, vulnerability and genuine personality is addictive. I can’t help but feel good after reading every post of hers.
You, Kimmie – I am so grateful to know you. You have inspired me to move forward, you have given me the push that I needed to pursue my dream and you have helped and guided me through it all. I honestly wouldn’t be here answering these questions if it weren’t for you....Thank you!
4. Where do you see your blog in five years?
Oh goodness – I will be almost 35 in 5 years and both my kiddos will be in school. In all honesty I just hope it brings me the same joy and happiness it provides me with now. It is my place where I write, where I vent, and where I share my joys.
5. If you could only have five items in your purse for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Oh my goodness, this is a good question!!!! Burts Bees Chapstick, My Erin Condren Life Planner (which contains pics of my hubs and kids), My license, My debit card and feminine products J
6. What does your blog name mean? How did you come up with it?
Lil Noodle Bug is actually my daughters nickname. I wanted something meaningful and since my kids inspire me the most I thought it was fitting to name my business after my leading lady.
7. What is your day-to-day life like?
Pure Craziness. I have actually written a post about it (BLOG POST HERE). I am a wife and a mother of 2 young kiddos that works full time and is pursuing my craft business. There is not enough time in the day!
8. Do you have a favorite post that you have written? What's the link? Why is it your favorite?
My favorite post is one I just posted. I was honest with myself in dealing with weight issues and I am actually doing something about it!!!! (BLOG POST HERE)
9. Where is your favorite place to shop for clothing?
This is a hard one for me – I love H&M, Kohl’s, Modcloth and Target...but if I had TONS of money to spend I would shop at Anthropologie and Nordstroms.
10. Do you know of an online shop that you would recommend to everyone?
I LOVE Splendor. (SHOP HERE) I have the HOPE bracelet and wear it almost everyday. I was able to get a couple of my close friends/co-workers a Christmas present and I bought everything from Splendor and they were all smitten!!! And to top it off, Laura is so Amazing and inspirational!
Awww thank you, Courtney!
I love getting to know you better!
And guess what, Sugar and Dots readers?
Courtney is offering one of you a Valentine's Day Wreath!
You MUST be a follower of Sugar and Dots AND Lil Noodle Bug via Google Friend Connect.
Leave a comment below telling me that you follow both blogs.
For additional entries:
1. Visit Courtney's Shop and leave a comment below telling me your favorite item.
Visit her on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me that you've liked her page.
Follow her on Twitter and leave a comment below telling me that you follow her.
Follow Courtney on Pinterest and leave a comment telling me that you do.
Follow her blog via Blog Lovin and leave a comment telling me that you follow.
Winner will be announced Friday January 27th.