Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Guest Blogger - Home, Love and Life As I Live It

Hi and welcome to my first Guest Blogger post. 

If you missed my announcement you can read more about this series here

My very first guest is the lovely Michelle her blog is called Home, Love & Life As I Live It

I met Michelle through blogging and we connected instantly. We have so much in common and I have really enjoyed getting to know her better and chatting throughout the day on Facebook or via emails.

Michelle happily offered to be my guest and graciously shared more about her and her life. I hope you enjoy getting to know her better as much as I have.

Why did you start to blog and how long have you been blogging?
I started Blogging because I love to write and get to know different people. I hoped my blog would lead me to people with similar interests to myself and thankfully it has. I have been blogging for 9 months now and I love it each and every day and enjoy reading fellow bloggers blogs as well.

What do you mainly blog about?
I blog mostly about my life, family, decorating my house and life in general. If I should learn a new skill then I like to pass that on to my readers as I believe we can all teach each other something even if we think we can’t.

What does a normal day look like for you?
A normal day for me starts at 5am when I get up with Chris as he’s getting ready for work. Once he’s left I make a coffee, sit down with my laptop while everyone else is asleep and blog or catch up on blog reading or emails. I like to do this early as it’s the only time of day I have complete quiet. Then once Bec and Luke are up (usually around 7am) the day starts with the usual breakfast, then tidying up, maybe run a few errands in town and then home to some gardening, looking after crazy animals and planning how to decorate the rest of my new home.

Most used small appliance in your kitchen?
This would undoubtedly have to be my coffee machine....I can’t go a day without a good cup of coffee and though I try not to drink too much some days I just need more than one cup  J

Do you buy things for your house because they look pretty or because they are functional and serve a purpose?
Hmmm this is a tough one....I would have to say a bit of both...I recently bought a new doona cover as I’m decorating with a new scheme and have to say this doona cover was bought purely out of prettiness.....I always try to buy for functionality first but sometimes functional isn’t pretty enough so I’ll wait and see if something pretty and functional combined will come along.

What is your dream job?
This is hard as I have a lot of interests which I would love to turn into a career....my first and foremost dream job has always been to be a hairdresser...these days I would love to write a column of some sort, interior designer or a photographer.....

Do you have a major goal this year and what is it?
In the blog world for myself my goal would be to develop my blog to the best it can be and have a whole lot of new visitors. Personally my biggest goal would be to become a mum again....
we’ll just have to wait and see how that one goes..... J

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I think I get most of my inspiration from what’s going on around me within my family and friends. I also find I have some amazing friends (they know who they are) who inspire and encourage me when others don't. If I find I'm lacking inspiration then I head to the beach as I find some time there always refreshes my mind and soul.

Are you a homebody or a traveller?
I think I would class myself as both...I love my home and my creature comforts but I love to get on the road and explore new places. Ideally I would love to take a year to travel and take lots of photos but I think that will be waiting until Chris retires..

How do you relax?
I love music and I’m a huge country music fan...yes people I love the country so stop with the faces hehehe.....I find even if I have work to do as long as the music is going then I'm relaxed. However when I'm just 'relaxing' I love to have a coffee and a chat with a good friend or go for a drive with Chris and obviously when the weather is good it's straight to the beach for me.

Thank you Michelle for being my first Guest Blogger, it was so lovely to learn more about you and your life.

I hope that you all enjoyed reading Michelle's answers and please pop over and say Hi to her at her blog:

If you want to participate in my Guest Blogger series, I would love that! Just send me an email to



  1. Thanks for introducing me to a great new blog Nellie, and a fellow WA blogger too. I loved reading Michelle's answers x

  2. Fantastic Idea - well written Michelle.

  3. Good Article which is very simply and neatly explained about Home Love and Life.. thanks for posting the article

  4. Anonymous06 June, 2012

    Hiya Nellie! Once again, love your guest post idea and awesome to see Michelle here *waves*
    Cas x