An Interview with Malia from ‘Yesterday on Tuesday’

by Susan Myers on May 8, 2012

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Charlene in the Americas

Our Guest this week is from Washington State, USA!

Today we have Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday joining us.  Malia is coming all the way in from Seattle, WA, for the interview and my buddy Tom Selleck, his mustache and I are very excited. Seems that Malia knows Tom’s cousin. So, he has been spiffing up the place all day in preparation for her arrival.

The Green Room was still a bit messed up from when all the Justin Beiber fans broke through the doors last week. When they finally figured out that Justin was not here, they helped themselves to most of what I had in the pantry, including Tom’s secret stash of Doritos. Tom really loved those Doritos. There was angst.

And we had just gotten everything cleaned up when Charlie Sheen showed up. Seems that he needed a place to crash that doesn’t have talk show hosts, TV cameras, or prostitutes. And naturally, my Green Room fit the bill. Unfortunately for him, I do not have any liquor or drugs here either. And no Doritos. So I’m hoping that he doesn’t stay too long.

Turns out that Charlie’s bad boy image is well-earned. He is totally a bad influence on Tom. And frankly, I’ve just about had it. Charlie and Tom have been playing practical jokes on me all day. With Charlie taking the lead, they froze my tube of toothpaste, and put a chicken bouillon cube inside my showerhead. I now smell like a boiled chicken and the dogs will not leave me alone.

Tom, wipe that smirk off your face.

And they didn’t stop there. They filled my entire office with packing peanuts, taped my computer mouse to the ceiling and covered my car in post-it notes. And they both are still laughing over the saran wrap on the toilet seat incident which I will not go into. This is a family blog. But I have to say that Charlie is just going to have to go.

Malia, I apologize for all the shenanigans. Because my office is full of packing peanuts and the Green Room is full of idiots, we will just have to go out on the patio to do your interview.

Suzy:Tell me a little about yourself, your family, your other hobbies…
Malia: From the time I was a little girl, I have always enjoyed making things (aka crafting), drawing and painting. I am very visual and find that I need to get my art fix every day just as much as I need my morning cup of coffee! My other hobbies include writing (my actual “paying” job is with an online women’s magazine called GalTime, and my lifetime goals of becoming a good tap dancer and speaking flawless French. Yes seriously.

Suzy: Good for you! My French is limited, but I do know not to order escargot. I think that is important. Ha!

Suzy: When and why did you start blogging, and where would you like your blogging to lead?
Malia: I started blogging in late 2009. My original goal was to keep my family and friends in the loop about my son Max’s serious back injury. People were so kind, always checking on us and emailing or calling. But it was hard for me to keep up with all of that with Max’s many appointments etc., so I started blogging. I quickly found that it was a great outlet, and more than that– that there was a big beautiful world of creativity and amazingly talented people online.

Suzy: Can you tell us a few things that most folks don’t know about you?
Malia: I was a very shy little girl, and *managing* that has shaped my life in a positive way. I majored in speech in college, went to law school and have worked in the media ever since. Dealing with my shyness has created the framework for my life. I am still more comfortable speaking to a room full of people than meeting someone new.

Suzy: Since I’m kinda a crafty blog, I have to ask. Are there any particular crafts that you love?
Malia: Where to start? My favorite types of crafts and things that “make something out of nothing”– things that you grab from the recycling bin and make something cool out of. I like everything– paper crafts, jewelry making, sewing (working on my skills), painting, decoupage– yes I LIKE IT ALL!
Malia: Here are are a few examples of what I am into:

Suzy: I know you have a very busy life. I also know first hand how time-consuming a good blog is. How do you schedule it all in?
Malia: I am a very early riser. I get up and do my blog stuff for an hour then my “real” job until the kids get up. Then I work again after I get them to school. I do wish there were a few more hours in the day though– I love moseying through other people’s blogs and lingering on their project tutorials… I don’t have enough time to devote to that these days and I miss it.

Suzy: This bloggy community is full of wonderful folks. Can you tell me what blogs inspire you?
Malia: Whew I am into so many. Artsy Blogs: Amy Powers- Inspire Co.,  Bluebird Notes,  Heaven and Nature Sing,  This Art that Makes Me HappyGraphic Inspiration: Free Pretty Things for You, How About Orange,  Pugly Pixel,  The Graphics Fairy, and all the blogs under the “Blog Love” and “Friends” categories on my blog.

Suzy: Can you tell us a little about what you are promoting right now? Any upcoming events?
Malia: I am always working on my blog– the way it looks and the content, trying to make it better. I am so enjoying all the connections and friendships I’ve made. I look forward to those relationships growing. I am trying to decide what to do/how to develop my art. I have a little side business selling my stuff at a local shop and I’ve also been a vendor at a fabulous local flea market– exploring how it could all come together.

Suzy: Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time for an interview, Malia! It was a real pleasure meeting you! Please take a few moments to check out Malia’s site, Yesterday on Tuesday. She offers plenty of crafty goodness, recipes and wonderful tips and stories. Be sure to swing by on Thursdays to check out her linky party, A Crafty Soiree. A great source to inspire and be inspired.

Well, we’d best get back in there. Tom just called me on my cell. Seems that Charlie has locked Tom in the bathroom along with his assistant and some dude that wandered in from the National Enquirer. And now Charlie is busying himself with changing all the settings on the TIVO remote.

It’s time to evict the trouble maker and get things back to normal around here.

On second thought, let’s let them all stew for a while. I’m still a bit aggravated about that chicken flavored shower I took. It would serve Tom right the next time he tries to watch Quigley Down Under and ends up having to watch Toddlers and Tiaras instead. Let’s go out to Folk’s and get some lunch. I’ve got a craving for a grilled chicken salad for some reason…

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karyn18 May 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm

This is a short but informative interview. Thanks for having Malia here. I love reading your post!

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2 Divya N May 9, 2012 at 2:17 am

Off to check out her blog now

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3 Jill May 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I’ve never visited Malia’s blog before – the photos of her projects look great and thanks to your interview I’m off to find out more now!
Thanks for introducing her to us Suzy!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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