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7.17.2014

{simply love | a fun q+a}

First things first.
Tomorrow is our "Oh hey, Friday" link up.

I can't thank you all enough for the huge success of last weeks link up.

Come on back tomorrow and join us again!
Write about any five things you'd like.
Add the above button,
and add your link to the link up.
Can't wait to see you there and read your posts!



NOW, I have a treat for y'all today.

I don't want to seem pompous,
but I'm pretty good at spotting budding and successful bloggers.
Luckily I've discovered one and you get to meet her today through a fun q&a.
Nelle from Simply Love is a total doll.
See for yourself...

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Amy:  Outside of blogging, how do you spend a majority of your time? 

Nelle: I teach 8th grade language arts and love to read /write (and grade papers) at local coffee shops, practice hot yoga, attend farmer's markets, browse flea markets, plan events for loved ones, grow with God through my faith, listen to live music/enjoy unique food with my husband and with friends, and travel as much as possible - always with my camera in hand {I have a deep passion for photos}
Amy: nothing wrong with that. Sounds like a perfect way to spend any and all of your time!
Next question...
 If you could eat only three things for the rest of your life, what would they be? 

Peanut butter, guacamole, and sushi.
Amy: Yum... perhaps not all together at once though. That'd make an interesting medley! :)
Next...

 Girlfriend, you can throw a party! Please tell us all how you go about planning such a fab bash.

Nelle: I absolutely love doing things for other people (a lot) and love to pour my soul into the little details. I have always been an extremely visual person and usually start with an inspiration board. Then I almost always create a folder in etsy of 'favorites' (love the shop owners- so sincere, talented, and willing to help). Next I always create a spreadsheet (google docs are incredible) to organize the process of 'needs to do,' 'in the process of'' and lastly, 'completed.' I try to stay really organized so that it's fun and not stressful. I also try to DIY what I can and then decide what I have/what to purchase for the particular event -- praying that in the end, it all comes together and most of all, that people enjoy themselves :) 
Amy: I'd let you throw a party for me any day of the week!

My hubby is in charge of my thirtieth, and I think he could use your help.

Speaking of my hubs, he's

 pretty unenthusiastic about my excited blog talk. How about yours?

Nelle: I can't lie… surprisingly, he is one of my biggest fans (my dad is also one of my most avid readers- always sending love, appreciation for certain aspects, and encouragement) My husband is very supportive about all of of my crazy, enthusiastic blog talk {… did he just lose his 'man card' ??} I think he just really sees how many people I have been able to connect with, which is my absolute favorite part. I dearly love the relationships I have been able to gain from blogging- so many wonderful people out there!! 
Amy: Well, doesn't he sound like a total dreamboat. Lucky gal.

Speaking of your hubs, explain your typical Saturday night with him. 


Nelle: We live right outside the city of Charlotte, North Carolina and love to explore our eclectic neighborhood- whether it's a picnic in the park, socializing with friends over tapas, enjoying live music, food trucks, or a movie at home … it varies, but we love to be out and about walking our neighborhood and enjoying our city. 
Amy: get it girl. 
You guys are just too cute!


If you could shop for your clothes in only one store, which would it be?


Nelle: Oh - Anthropologie - swoon - forever. 
… I find myself just walking around often and embracing the unique beauty (usually in the sale room) but it's true love. 

Amy: I'll meet you there gal. 
We can shop for the rest of our lives. Deal?
We may be broke, but we'd look super cute.

Lastly...
What is your single happiest day of your life thus far?


Nelle: Without a doubt, our wedding day, which took place on June 29, 2013 in uptown Charlotte. 
Marrying the man I have always dreamed of .. he's the first thing I think of in the morning and my perfect dream at night. My uncle is a priest and he was able to marry us in our beautiful church, which was so special. In addition  I spent countless hours planning our special day and seeing it all come together- surrounded by our friends and family- was the single best day of my life so far.  

We ended the evening dancing to the Avett Brothers' song --"You Swept Me Away,"  as our family members and friends came in and hugged us… followed by a sparkler exit and surprise 1960's white rolls royce with 'Monaco' on the license plate to ride away in... (a gift [just for the night] from my parents) -- it was a truly magical day.  A day that I am so very grateful and thankful for… 
Amy: Wish I had gotten invited! I'd eat that cake.
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I'm pretty sure she's my soul sister.
And if Idaho and North Carolina weren't on opposite ends of the country,
we'd be besties.

At least we can be virtual pals.
And lucky for you, you can be her friend too!
I'd recommend it.

You can find Nelle here:


Go ahead and follow her!


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