Welcome to No Stranger Sunday, where every Sunday I will try to post an interview of a different blogger from around the blogsphere. Take the time, get to know these people. Visit their blogs. This week's featured blogger is Cassandra from Aubut Life! She has one of those blogs that if you read it once, you'll come back for more. So, once you check out our interview - go get stuck on her blog. :)
Tell us a bit about yourself:
Do you live in a city or a more rural area?
I am in a pretty Suburban area- Gilbert, AZ. Lived here my whole life and love it!!
Are you married? If so, how long?
I have been married for 5 years, and together for 10 years. Wow- that makes me sound old huh?
Do you have children? If so, how many
I do! Brody just turned 3 in December, and Ayla turned 2 in January! Yes- I had kids 13 months apart- I am a little crazy~!
Any extra family members? (i.e. pets)
I am waiting until the kids beg for pets. Right now- it is hard enough with them! But I will give in once they are old enough to ask me- I’m a sucker!
What food makes your mouth water, just thinking about it?
Sushi, Crème Brule, Onion Rings, and beer! I have a diverse palette!! Haha!
What is your favorite book?
I read about 2-3 books a week. I could never pick a favorite- but I love Great Expectations, and am currently obsessed with anything Diane Chamberlin writes!
Do you collect anything? If so, what?
I have always collected Swarovski Figurines- mostly sea animals. Since I have been with hubby- every year he buys me the Swarovski Christmas Ornament and all the accompanying ornaments - our goal is to one day have a Christmas tree decorated entirely in Swarovski Glittering crystals!!!!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare time??? Whats that? Kidding. I play with my kids- they can make me belly laugh at any point of the day! I read, I blog, I try to learn photography and Photoshop, I zone out to trashy reality TV…..Pathetic I know!
Tell us a bit about your blog:
Is there any certain reason that you named your blog "Aubut Life":
My blog started out as just a personal blog to keep family updated! It was about our family-and has blossomed into something so unexpected and so FUN!! Who knew!!??
When did you start blogging? New Years Day 2009
What is something that you love about your blog?
I love that I can write about anything I want! Some days, I want to talk about the kids, others fitness stuff, then Giveaways, then ranting- etc….it’s fun to be able to express yourself and have fun!!
Did you design your own blog? If not, who did?
The current design- I did with help from premade designs from The Cutest Blog on the Block. I am currently revamping my entire blog and will have a new look soon via Sweet Cheek Designs!
Are there any topics that you LOVE to blog about?
I LOVE great giveaways! I only do giveaways of products that I want to own myself and for my kids. I turn down a lot of PR if it not something I am not 100% interested in. And of course –I love to talk about my kids! ;)
Any topics that you really try not to blog about?
It all really depends on the day! I try to stay away from politics but there have been a couple instances I was not able to shut up!
How many blogs do you currently use?
Aubut Family is my main one. I also do separate ones for the kids and their day to day activities and school projects, but those are only interesting to family anyway!
Do you have any tips for other bloggers?
Just stick to what you really want to talk about! I don’t understand people who maintain blogs that just copy and re-iterate what others have already said.
Is there anything you'd like to say to the readers?
I ADORE you!! I am so grateful for the followers I have! I am not the most fascinating writer but I Love that you keep coming back- and I will try to keep you entertained any way I can!!
Cassandra, thanks so much for taking the time to be interviewed by me! I've enjoyed learning about you, and I'm sure that everyone else has too.
And thank all of you for visiting this week's No Stranger Sunday! If you would like to be interviewed, feel free to visit the No Stranger Sunday link and sign up. :)