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5.28.2015

{a mrs. and a giveaway}

I'm thrilled to introduce you all to Natalie today.
She blogs over at Being Mrs. Olson.
I love reading her blog for many reasons.
One of those reasons… girlfriend has got some serious DIY skills. See for yourself.
I envy a good DIY-er.

She also just moved across the country, so that is always fun to join someone through their exciting journey via the inter web.

I did a little Q&A session with Natalie that you should definitely check out.
Not only because she is awesome, but because she has a fun giveaway for you all too!

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Firstly - let's start out with your lovely blog. What inspired you to begin your blog?
I started my blog in 2012 after marrying my love. I had blogged my study abroad experience in 2010 and loved that I could go back and read about all the fun, crazy, and adventurous things I did at the age of 21. I thought that blogging again would be a great way to relive our first years of marriage when we needed to remember how sweet young love is. We will always have these memories to look back on via the blog. I also loved the idea of having an online journal for others to enjoy - with family and friends around the country and across oceans, it's a great way to share about my life!

The name of your blog is Being Mrs. Olson. What do you typically blog about?

Being Mrs. Olson is a blog about my life being married to the best guy. It is our life together, with everything from relationship advice to vacations and baking. I generally have a good mix of personal life updates, advice and reviews, and my sometimes blunt thoughts about living in this world. I love to eat, travel, and craft - so I will share bits of all of those on the blog. I really love to recommend places to eat, books, movies, etc. I also love to share quick and easy crafts {most that can be done with children!}. 

Looks like you snagged a mighty fine man. Tell us more about your journey.
I was lucky enough to be introduced to my man at the young age of 18. It was "love at second sight" after my brother introduced us at their fraternity and we all attended a birthday dinner two days later. October 14th, 2007 is a day I can recount pretty vividly! After I got his number from a friend, we started to spend time together with friends and kept in contact constantly. Each with a love for music, growing, and adventure, we were official by March 2008. We moved in together in the summer of 2009. In the fall of 2010, he visited me while I studied abroad in Oslo, Norway. We traveled to Paris, France (pre-smartphones) and realized we were a fantastic team. We got engaged in October of 2011 and were married in June of 2012. This summer we will celebrate three years of marriage and over seven years together. It has been an AMAZING journey and "Being Mrs. Olson" was the best choice I ever made. I am so lucky!

Could you share a little of what your daily life is like with my lovely readers?

Currently, my daily life is not very exciting! In April of this year, my husband and I moved back to Minnesota after living in Austin, Texas. We are staying with my parents while house hunting for our forever home in the country {keep your fingers crossed for us!}. My day consists of being a housewife for not only my husband, but my parents as well. I am loving it. My main project is getting the house clean and working with my mom to purge and organize every little bit of it. I also spend time outside with the family dog and have some DIY projects ready once it gets a bit warmer. I feel lucky to have this bit of down time in my life and am enjoying spending time with family and friends in my hometown.

When you're not blogging, what other things do you like to do?
I'm convinced that food, coffee, and craft beer are my hobbies. I love to check out coffee shops and can never turn down a good pastry. I also love to try new restaurants. Hubby and I enjoy frequenting local craft breweries and supporting local establishments and artisans - I am a sucker for handmade jewelry. I love to go junking and rehabbing projects, whether it be a picture frame or a bed. I prefer to do all these things while enjoying the sunshine!

Share some of your favorite posts with us and tell us why they're your fav.

A popular post to start with is "10 Things You Might Not Know". It's a fun look into getting to know me! 

"Why I'm Glad I Grew Up With Two Older Brothers" was a tribute to the older women in my life who have always inspired and looked out for me since I was young.

A good post that really looks in to our relationship and how I write is "Have You Checked in With Your Husband Lately?" A lot of people will enjoy this post as a real look in to marriage and how to take stock of your own. 

And to leave you with a funny one, I'm best friends with Target. I write a lot about how it always sucks me in - Target, The Black Hole.


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NOW Natalie is going to give away this totally awesome set of alphabet stamps to one lucky winner!
Go ahead and get entered NOW!


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