CCY Designs:: interview & giveaway

i’m excited to be able to interview Cassie from Live.Laugh.L0ve and CCY Designs today! i love Cassie and have been so blessed with her friendship. she has been one of the most supportive people to me throughout this last year.

i’ll be honest, this blogging world isn’t the easiest thing to do although everyone makes it seem like all you have to do is start a blog and boom! you are golden.

that’s not true.
it can be really tiring & frustrating at times.
but Cassie has really been there for me no matter what is happening.
she is always so encouraging, kind, helpful, sweet, and more!
i know she is a big reason why i keep my head up during frustrating times because she’s there to help pull me back up.

you should all get to know her and love her just like i do!

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1. How would your friends describe you?
Honestly I have no idea but here is my guess. I think it would be unique. I can be shy, quiet & soft spoken and loud, outgoing and fun. I get the word sweet a lot so possibly that too. Lol. 

2. How long have you been married and what {honest} advice would you give to someone about to be married?
I have been married for a year and half but we have been together for 6 1/2 years total now. My honest advice is communicate, communicate, communicate. I really wouldn't be able to stress that enough. Communication can make or break your marriage.

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3. How did you start your blog & shop and why?
I started my blog out of pure bordem one day. We were snowed in and I was going mad I found a blog and loved it - I've always loved to write so I dived right in. I started my shop as a way to be creative. I love handmade items - buying and making them and my shop is my way too share things I love making.

4. What inspires you?
Oh goodness. Anything & everything. God, my husband and my children. Family & friends inspire. The beauty of the world around be inspires me.

 5. What would your totem-pole animal spirit be? :) [like a great eagle or an otter :)] I looked up animal spirit and their means. I'm going with Cougar. Leadership, loyalty, courage, taking responsibility and foresight. Or I could be a cheetah. Swiftness, insight and focus.

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5. What are some of your favorite items in your shop or blog posts and why?
This headband is one of my favorites & I love my new button necklaces. From the blog my favorite posts would be this one and this one.

6. How do you define success?
I define success and happiness. Being truly happy in life. Living life how you want and doing what you love. That is success to me.

7. What advice would you give to new shop owners/bloggers? What did you wish you knew when you first started?
What did you wish you knew when you first started? For shop owners - before you open shop make sure you are doing something you LOVE and something you can grow with, it really makes all the difference. With blogging - I don't know if I really have advice for this because if you want to write then go for it! :) For my shop - I wish I would have known that sometimes it can be emotionally draining and for my blog I wish I knew how much it was going to mean to me from the beginning. :)

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8. What is a talent you have that you wish you used more?
 Haha - that's a good question. I guess it would have to be writing and not just writing for a blog. My dream is to be a published author and I just finished my first book not that long along {getting ready to send it in} and I don't think I spend enough time trying to live that dream. Life always seems so busy!

9. Do you squeeze the top of the toothpaste tube or the bottom? Which one does your husband do? {This is a silly question from Stronger Marriage that we would ask couples just for fun}
I squeeze the top and hubs squeezes the bottom.

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10. What are your goals for the future {long and short}? Do you have anything you want to change?
Really I'm not sure how to answer this one because I try very hard to live in the moment and not think too much about the future. But - Here are a few I came up with off the top of my head. Short terms goals are to earn a little extra income, grow with my shop, watch my boys grow and learn, have tons more date nights with the hubs, enjoy life as much as I can and continue trying to live my dream. For my long term goals - It would be to become a published author, pay off our house, see my kids and husband happy and have a successful handmade shop. :)

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Cassie is truly one of the kindest people i’ve ever met!
i am so grateful for her friendship and reaching out to me through this whole blogging experience.
it has made a world of difference especially on days when i feel especially alone.
she has always been there!

and really she is so nice because she also giving away a free XL AD SPACE on her blog!

here’s how to enter:

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you can enter in any and/or ALL of the following ways
leave a comment for each entry:

1. Follow Cassie’s blog Live.Laugh.L0ve
2. Like Live.Laugh.L0ve on
Facebook
3. Follow Cassie on
Twitter
4. Follow Live.Laugh.L0ve on Bloglovin’
5. Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite item in the shop

5 ways to enter!
{and remember leave a comment for each!}

GOOD LUCK!

and be sure to check out Cassie’s blog and show her some love!

30 comments:

skye @ neathering our fest said...

I have been a looong time follower of Cassie's blog. She is one of my bloggy BFFs and I totally agree with you - she is one of the most supportive people I have ever come across in blog land! :) I loved this interview!

skye @ neathering our fest said...

I like her FB page (via neathering our fest)

Elisha(: said...

I follow cassies blog!!

skye @ neathering our fest said...

I follow Cassie on twitter (@rinderceiia)

skye @ neathering our fest said...

I am loving her new button necklaces - she has always loved to crochet and I'm so glad she is getting back in to it! :)

Amanda said...

I follow Cassie's blog! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda said...

I'm a FB Fan!

Amanda said...

I follow Cassie on twitter

Melissa Enault said...

I follow cassie's blog!

Melissa Enault said...

And I follow her on twitter!

Melissa Enault said...

And I liked her Facebook page!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Amanda said...

This is super cute for Spring: http://ccydesigns.storenvy.com/products/305216-green-pink-headband-with-matching-flower

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I follow Cassie's fun blog! :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I like her FB page!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I follow Cassie on twitter! @kassarie

Jennifer said...

Love this post! And your blog. :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i follow her blog!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i like her on fb.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

and following her on twitter.

Live*Laugh*Love said...

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Jessica Sebastian said...

I follow Cassie's blog!

Jessica Sebastian said...

I follow her on FB, too.

Jessica Sebastian said...

I follow her on Twitter.

Jessica Sebastian said...

...and Bloglovin'

Jessica Sebastian said...

I follow her on Storenvy and my fave item is definitely the wavy green and yellow headband.

Laura said...

You have a very beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring posts! I'd like to invite you to be my friend and follow each other:)
I also have an amazing GIVEAWAY on my blog, please check it out:)

Bagatelle Designs said...

Following Casey's blog on bloglovin.

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Bagatelle Designs said...

I like her FB page under name Bagatelle Designs

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Bagatelle Designs said...

I follow Cassie on Twitter

name : @BagatelleDesign

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Bagatelle Designs said...

My favorite item is the Green & Blue stripe button necklace.

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