Jul 15, 2011

Heart to Heart GUEST POST with Casey Wiegand

Happy Friday! Before I forget, the gorgeous Josie at Josie's Lab, won the Soleil Selene giveaway! Email Leilani for deets.

I'm starting a new series, which will pop up randomly, titled Heart to Heart.
I choose a bundle of questions to ask bloggers who have mentored and/or inspired me, then share their answers with you. Channeling my Oprah skills, if you will.

Unless you've been in hibernation the last year, you all know Casey Wiegand. Her blog is beautiful. Her family gorgeous. Her fashion needs to be copied by me. Ha. I don't have her figure, though. Casey has blessed me in myriad ways the past several months and I am delighted to have her guest posting today. I am even more delighted that I get to meet her next month in Dallas. Road trip!

My name is Casey Wiegand, I am a freelance artist, wife and mama.

I love painting and sharing our life through my blog, where you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, with touches of art, creative inspiration, projects and things I love along the way. I have two little ones in the hopes of lots more and am married to the love of my life!

What quality do you admire most in another individual?

I admire love, kindness, gentle/ giving spirits... I am drawn to people that are uplifting and filled with joy.

Describe where you are in your heart/life in three words.

thankful, loved, blessed.


How do you relieve stress?

I go outside, take a walk with my family, or eat something super delicious :).

What do you think people remember most about you?

I have no idea. I HOPE that people would say I was loving, gentle, kind and peaceful.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?

Hm, I'd say my husband.... he always says to follow your dreams. Or maybe the advice "love well"... either one!


What in nature do you find most beautiful?

I love everything about nature. As an artist I am always noticing the details in nature.

What do you find most challenging about parenting? Marriage?

My greatest challenge right now in parenting is balancing them both. I have so much love to give...I want to make sure they are both feeling it equally all the time! And with marriage, I would say just the daily "dying" to our own sinful selfishness. Honestly, my hubby is amazing....he makes loving him daily easy.

What passage of scripture do you regularly rely on for encouragement?

There is no way I could pick just one! AH! All of them!!! And my number one book recommendation, changed my life..."a beautiful offering" by Angela Thomas.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Hershey bars.

Your blog has grown leaps and bounds over the past few months (congratulations!). What one outstanding piece of advice (related to business/blog growth) would you give hopefuls like me?

Be yourself, be vulnerable...share your struggles and your weaknesses...people can connect with that!



Cherry Tree Lane said...

What a great post! It made me happy....

Alyss said...

Love this idea! I can't wait to read more interviews. You go Oprah!

Marie said...

great post!

Kelly said...

splendid! casey's amazing.
great idea mindy i can't wait to read more.

Joyeful said...

What a fun series, Mindy!! such beautiful pictures, too!

life chasers said...

love it! i'm excited to see more!
and that is SO cool you get to meet up next month!!!!