Monday, September 27, 2010

Making Friends Monday

Welcome to another installment of Making Friends Monday!
First, let's meet Rachelle.  I first met Rachelle at an LDStorymakers writers conference, and was immediately taken by what a genuinely sweet person she is.  She blogs over at Rachelle Writes.  
Rachelle, how long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging for 3 years—holy cow! I didn’t realize it had been 3 years already, guess time flies when you’re having fun. My blog is a potpourri of writing goodness, book reviews, crafts, recipes, whatever I feel like spouting off about at the moment.
My kind of girl - spouting is one of my favorite things!  Now, is there anything you'd like my blog readers to know about you?

I’m a farm girl and my big dream is to have enough land to be a mini-farmer. We already have a great start, though, with a garden, fruit trees, and six chickens. I love to write and my published books include a suspense novel, Wrong Number, and a nonfiction book, Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage for Latter-day Saints.

Now let's meet Susan, who is a relatively new blogger, having been a citizen of Blogland for less than a year.  Susan can be found out my back door.  No, not literally ... that's the name of her blog - "Looking Out My Back Door." 

 Susan, what do you generally blog about?
Mondays are about teaching children (I am a former homeschool mom, and I taught at private schools for several years: American Heritage and Liahona. This section comes from those experiences and 20+ years in the Primary.) Wednesdays are random ideas--mostly related to writing or books, Fridays I post book reviews every other week. On off weeks, I may write about Jonah or Hezekiah.

That's awesome!!  I'm a homeschool mom right now!  Anything else you'd like us to know about you?

1. I love historic heroes (men and women). 2. I was raised the second of nine children (I was the "fun" older sister). 3. I'll go for a hike at the least suggestion. 4. I am now a grandmama. 5. My favorite vacation included 5 days in the Philippines.6. I'm 80+% whole-grain vegan.

I may have to hit you up for some recipes - my husband is a very health-conscious person and likes to focus on whole grains.

Last, but most certainly not least, is Taffy, whose real name is Stephanie, but no one calls her that unless they're mad at her.  I can't imagine anyone getting mad at her, so, Taffy it is. I first met Taffy as a friend of a friend, and then I glommed on to her and now she's my friend too. You can find her blog here, "Taffy's Candy."

Taffy, when did you start blogging?

I've been blogging since June 2008. My oldest daughter actually started a family blog; she was 12 at the time. I took it over thinking she wanted me run it. After writing this, I think I may have taken it out of her hands without asking. I'll ask her tonight if she wants to run it. She's really creative and fun. I think she'd do a great job. My writing blog is about my newbie writer journey. I also have a book review blog as well as the above mentioned family blog.

I already know that you're an awesomesauce person - and a great book reviewer - and fun to hang out with.  Any deep, dark secrets you've been keeping from me?

I played the bassoon in high school. 

Wow, that is pretty deep and dark.

Thanks for joining us for this week's installment of Making Friends Monday!  I hope you take the chance to visit this great bloggers and get to know them a little more.  I think you'll like them as much as I do.  And if you'd like to be featured on Making Friends Monday, click here for more details. 


Valerie Ipson said...

Happy to make new friends!

Rachelle said...

Thanks, Tristi! It's fun to meet new friends. Thanks for the feature. :)

Taffy said...

I can't believe you pulled my dark deep secret from me :)

Thanks Tristi!

kbrebes said...

Tristi, I love your easy sense of humor! Nice blogs everyone. I tried to follow Susan, but couldn't get it to work.


Hello new friends :)

RaShelle said...

Well ladies, it was fun to get to know you all a little better. Thanks for sharing.

I've seriously considered homeschooling, but I decided I might go insane, so I changed my mind.

I lived on a small "farm" (3 acres) when I was in HS. We had chickens too. Lots of fun. I do miss it.

And Taffy is a great nickname! And one of my fav candies. Used to make it with my fam when we were young. Lots of fun. =D

Thanks Tristi!!!

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Very fun interview! But I have to say, you need to make your font bigger. Maybe I'm just getting old! LOL

Jane Isfeld Still said...

Well hi everyone, just mosying around the webs taking a peek. Very fun Tristi. :)

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