simply lovely interview + giveaway

i’m excited to have Angel here today on the blog!
Angel is one awesome & talented lady and she has the Etsy shop to prove it.
she is a very strong, motivating, and inspiring woman and i have loved getting to know her better.
i hope you take the time to get to know Angel today!

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1. How would your friends describe you?
They would describe me as outgoing, funny and ridiculously organized. I love meeting new people and office supplies!

2. How long have you been married and what {honest} advice would you give to someone about to be married?
I am divorced so my honest advice is not to rush in. Make sure you know your partner and that you both want the same things from life, each other and your marriage. As long as you are on and stay on the same page, you should do fine.

3. How did you start your blog & shop and why?
I started my blog and shop because I wanted to share the things I love with the world. A friend of mine was the final push I needed. She opened her shop and gave me the courage to open mine. Thanks Jenelle!

4. What inspires you?
So many things inspire me. I have many boards on Pinterest but also have an idea notebook that I am constantly adding too. Sometimes it’s a sketch or photo and sometimes it’s something as simple as a fabric swatch. I also love vintage things and often find some of my best ideas that way.

5. What would your totem-pole animal spirit be? 
That’s tough but I think it would be a dog. I have a great passion for my fur babies and loyalty is one of my most important qualities.

6. What are some of your favorite items in your shop or blog posts [with links] and why?
I love my cabochon rings. I wear one almost every day. The little pop of color makes me happy.
Hot Pink Cabachon Ring
Cream Rosette Ring 

7. How do you define success?
To me success is any goal I set and accomplish. Happiness is the ultimate goal so if you’re happy then you’re successful!

8. What advice would you give to new shop owners/bloggers? What did you wish you knew when you first started?
Patience, patience, patience. I wish someone would have told me earlier on that this is a waiting game. I thought I‘ll just make my product, lit it and wham bam it flies out the door. There is so much more to it than that.

9. What is a talent you have that you wish you used more?
Writing. I love to write but I just can’t seem to find the time lately to put the pen to paper so to speak.

10. Do you squeeze the top of the toothpaste tube or the bottom? Which one does your fiancé do?
I squeeze from the bottom as everyone should! ;) My fiancé however just grabs the tube any old way and squeezes the crap out of. He also hangs toilet paper the wrong but I love him despite these faults!

11. What are your goals for the future {long and short}? Do you have anything you want to change?
Right now life is pretty good so I’m just going to keep plugging away. This year I would like to make it to a blog conference but we’ll have to see. 

blog / shop / twitter / instagram

 

AND A GIVEAWAY!

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Angel is so nice that she is offering to give away one, peach cabachon flower ring with a silver tone adjustable band.

here’s how to enter:
[leave a comment for each entry]
**links fixed!! sorry about that!**

1. follow Simply Lovely Things blog
2. follow Angel on Twitter

3. visit Angel’s shop
and tell me what your favorite product is

GOOD LUCK!

12 comments:

Jessica Who? said...

i follow the simply lovely things blog!

Rachel said...

I follow Angel's blog!

Rachel said...

The Peyote stitch bracelet is gorgeous. Love it!

Kat said...

Hello! Following you from Hop Til Ya Drop! Looking forward to reading more! Would appreciate the follow back!
Have a great weekend!!! :)
-Kat

http://mom-uncensored.blogspot.com

Lindsey Bell said...

Love the earrings with the vintage keys!

Motivated Mommy of two said...

Hello I am your newest follower via bloglovin stopping by from the blog hop

Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

i follow her blog!

Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

i follow her on twitter!

Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

i love the little flower hairpins!

Brittany T. said...

i follow simply lovely things blog via gfc as brittany t

Brittany T. said...

i follow angel on twitter via littlequeen114

Brittany T. said...

my fave item from angel's shop is the Hand Crafted Elegant Three Charm Valentine's Bracelet!