An Interview with Becca from ‘Home is Where My Story Begins’

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Our Guest this week is from Washington State, USA!


Today, we are welcoming Becca from Home is Where My Story Begins. Becca is flying all the way from Washington State to visit and I was hoping to have the Green Room all ready for her. But, Ellen has so many guests in her Green Room for her show today that she asked me if I could take on her over-flow. Apparently, she booked the entire Mormon Tabernacle Choir for interviews and didn’t have room left over for Martha Stewart and Paula Deen.

Now, let me tell you that with my cooking skills, I’m more than a little intimidated by Martha and Paula. My cooking skills are rather non-existent and my buddy Tom Selleck isn’t any better at it than I am. But we are kinda a team, so we did our best to set up the Green Room to accommodate everyone. The budget at Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom isn’t quite as generous as Ellen’s, so they will have to settle with corn dogs, macaroni and cheese and diet coke. Tom made the food, and I did what I was best at. I put the diet coke in the fridge.

And you know, they arrived and they were both properly cordial and hadn’t been here ten minutes before the room started to smell like potpourri. I’m all for letting my guests make themselves at home, but I’m amazed at how fast Martha took control of the situation. It took her no time to fold all my McDonalds napkins into little swans, decorate the foyer with paper bag luminaries and organize my yarn stash by color, lot number and weight.

Meanwhile, Paula is digging through the fridge looking for the butter and mumbling something about wrapping the macaroni and cheese in bacon and deep frying it. Y’all!

So let’s leave them to their fun and take a few moments and talk to Becca.  Becca’s site, Home is Where My Story Begins is not a typical “crafty” site.  Becca concentrates more on homelife including taking care of her family, organizing, cooking and decorating.  The warm, beautiful photos on her site take me back to when I was growing up.  In a house of warmth and love.

Suzy: So, Becca, when and why did you start blogging, and where would you like your blogging to lead?
Becca: My goal in starting my blog was simply to write. As a teacher, we tell our kids to live like writers. We want them to see each new moment as something they might want to capture in their writing. My problem? I wasn’t practicing what I was preaching. I started my blog to capture the writing voice that I knew was in there, but that I never used. At the same time, I was learning how to use my “fancy pants” camera.

Suzy:Can you tell us a few things that most folks don’t know about you?
Becca: I’m a book worm, but I can’t stand reading adult fiction. People always talk about how they can get lost in a novel for hours. My idea of reading fun is a book about how to take better pictures, decorate your home, prepare healthy meals, teach comprehension strategies in reading, or raise happy children.
Suzy: Name a few of your favorite websites that you go to for inspiration.
Becca: Karla at It’s the Little Things, and Serena at The Farm Chicks.
Suzy: Since I’m kinda a crafty blog, I have to ask. Is there a type of craft that you prefer? You, know- the thing that you get so involved in that you lose total track of time…
Becca: Quilts, pillows, and curtains are some of my favorite things to make. I love browsing my local fabric stores. I’m learning how to combine fabrics, but always rely on the advice of my ladies at Calico Corners.
Suzy: Since I’m also kinda a sitcom-type blog, do you have a favorite television star? Tom wants to know….
Becca: Modern Family absolutely cracks me up! I couldn’t tell you which character is my favorite because they are all hilarious.

Becca: I take pictures of everything and keep a writer’s notebook (a tool we teach our kids to use, but had never actually used myself) to keep track of my thoughts.

Suzy: How do make time in your day to blog? I know first hand how time-consuming a good blog is. How do you schedule it all in?
Becca: I wake up early, so I tend to write on the weekends before the family is ready to start on the day. I love that I can schedule my posts throughout the week.

Suzy: Is there anything that you would like me to particularly promote? Any special tutorials coming up? Any sponsors? Giveaways?
Becca: I don’t have sponsors or do giveaways. I know those things help grow your blog, but I just can’t imagine adding anything more to my plate. I’m a wife, mom, and kindergarten teacher. I added Blogger to my list, and that’s plenty for me. I don’t have grand plans for where I’d like my blog to take me. I’m just enjoying the process. I love to learn, read, grow, and create. Blogging helps me do those things and keeps me moving on to the next big project.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, Becca! It was a real pleasure to meet you.

Please take a moment to stop by Becca’s site, Home is Where My Story Begins.  There you will find lots of inspiration, ideas for your home and family, and tons of beautiful photos. She does offer a Home and Family Linky party every Friday that you really shouldn’t miss. So check it out.  It is a wonderful place to visit.

We should probably go check on our other Green Room guests. Tom just called and wants us to rescue him. Apparently, Martha has taken a liking to him and macraméd him to the chair using a bit of yarn, recycled plastic and pop-top rings. She and Paula found hotdogs in the freezer. So Martha put together an exquisite tarragon rose petal and saffron demi-glace with pecan crusted hearts of palm and delicate mint fennel sauce to go along with Paula’s deep fried, buttered hotdog bites. Tom is afraid. Very afraid…


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