Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blog-erview With Casey Leigh of The Wiegands!!

Its Wednesday and time again for another Blog-erview!!!
Getting to know the amazing women behind your favorite blogs
and introducing some newbie bloggers you are sure to love,
through interviews her at Agape Love designs!
Lets welcome Casey from Casey Leigh (Formally The Weigands) to Agape Love Designs!!
If you are new here, find out about the Blog-erview Series {here}
And see all the other interviews {here}

  Tell us a little about yourself and Your blog.

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 :).

 How did you first get involved with blogging?
I was going through some messy stuff in December and I read this quote by Leslie
"If you haven't already gathered, or happen to be reading this blog for the first time in your life, I am a melancholy girl through and through. I find beauty in not only the beautiful things in life, but the bittersweet and sad as well. To me, there is something poignantly lovely about the human experience from its splendor to its grief. God created all our emotions, not just the happy ones, and for His good purposes. That's why a good cry can feel so good. And hitting our limits forces us to look outside ourselves for a Savior. It is in the plea, when we're at our end, that we can find that which is truly life-giving. Personally, my moments of deepest grief, deepest pain, have resulted in the most beautiful seasons in my heart. I've met God more intimately in those moments than in all the other pleasant ones combined. What isn't completely lovely about that?"

In a moment where I felt alone, I felt heartbroken, angry.....I read this and suddenly felt like someone out in the world possibly understood. In January of this year with 20 followers I started speaking out on my beliefs. I started talking about mama stuff, some heartache, money trouble, csection scars, NICUs, my miscarriage, almost killing my dog on accident....and that's not the half of it. I havent even gone down some of the REALLY tough roads of where I have been with you all yet.

I wanted (and still do) this to be a blog/ a place of inspiration, uplift, joy...but also truth. Because life is hard. 
A lot of us have been through some seriously icky stuff. 
And so I wanted this also to be "real". 

 Is there anything you know now that you wish you knew before you started blogging?
LOTS!!!!!!! The no-nos in the blogging world!!!!!

 How do you come up with material/content for your blog each day, What inspires you?
My kids inspire me, my husband, nature, music, pictures!

What has been the most challenging moment in being a blogger?
When you get criticized publicly. It's sad and it hurts.

 Everyone has a favorite/least favorite post. Name yours and why?
favorite post is prob this one: not sure if I have a least favorite! They all mean something to me!!!

 Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?
I look up to Gussy for what she has accomplished and I adore the Daybook's style!!!

 If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?
Be yourself. Don't try to be something you are not. Share your life, your story- it may really help someone.

 What Social Networks are you on?

 What networking do you do, that you feel helps your blog and/or shop the most?
sponsoring blogs and doing giveaways! great exposure!!!!

  What has been the best thing about blogging so far, feel free to share any exciting triumphs or milestones you have had or reached! :)
everything! the blogging community is amazing!!!
Thank you so much Casey!
You have such a beautiful heart, thank you for sharing it here with us. :)

Much Love & Hugs,

1 comment:

  1. don't you just love her blog!!?!! awesome interview-- great questions! was so fun to read!!:)



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