Are you still pursuing an Etsy store? How is your etsy store coming along?
Yep – I’m still pursuing my Etsy store! I’m looking into local-ish P.O. Boxes and trying out two printing places to see what’ll be the best product for a better price but it is happening :)
What are some of your big life goals for the next 5 years? Where would you like to see the blog go in the next year or two?
In the next five years, personally, I hope that Joe and I are settled (hopefully in a house) with a kiddo or two. In terms of the blog, I would love to see it grow but for now I’m just enjoying everything it’s brought to me!
What’s your favorite book?
It is incredibly hard to me to choose just one favorite because there are so many I love! If I had to choose, I think I would say the Harry Potter series, but there are many books that hold a spot in my heart.
Whats your favorite kind of beer?
I love me a Blue Moon with an orange twist. Not the most original but it’s so delicious.
What’s your favorite recipe of all time, ever?
My mom’s lasagna – easily. That’s a weird answer because I no longer eat dairy or meat (it uses a meat sauce) but it was such a huge staple growing up and I one day hope to inherit the giant pans she makes it in (the lasagnas end up being 25lbs in case you were wondering how big the pans were).
What’s your favorite place to be and to travel to?
I’ve traveled a bit but my favorite place was London, with Edinburgh in a close second.
Are you still planning on moving out of New York? When are you and your Hubby thinking of buying a house?
Joe’s planning to finish his Master’s degree next Spring (2014) which is when the job hunt will commence. We’re open to moving anywhere between Boston, MA and Richmond, VA but would love to find either a small city or large town – basically a place with a nice main street that’s pedestrian friendly. Once we move, we’ll probably rent one more place for a short amount of time and then (hopefully) buy our forever home.
How are you enjoying your new place?
We love it! I wish we had found it when we first moved in together because this place feels the most like ‘us’ and what we want one day in a home.
What would YOU do if you won the lotto?
1) Have a dance party
2) quit my job
3) be responsible and pay off Joe’s student debt
When do you write most of your blogs? Morning, night? Do you write a bunch at once or one at a time? How long does a typical post take to put together?
I would say that at least 85% of my posts are written at night, after I get home from work, and I spend about four hours on them. Usually, I try to plan out what the week will look like and spend my weekends crafting, snapping photos, and potentially writing posts’ outlines. The night before a post goes up, I’ll write it up and edit the photos (I don’t edit the photos earlier because I’m not sure what photos I’ll be using yet).
Can you share more vegetarian recipes?
I would love to!
When do you plan to have kids?
Truth be told, Joe and I are only 26 (27 by the end of the year) so we’re not in an immediate rush to have kids. Probably after he’s done with school and we’re a little more settled.
I haven’t been reading long how did you name your blog?
You can read the long version here but the short version is that I was bouncing around the internet and found out that you could make popcorn by throwing kernels in a pan with oil. I was intrigued so I decided to try it out. It’s an incredibly easy and fun process – in fact, I was completely smitten with it – so when it came time to naming the blog, it seemed like the perfect idea.
What would your blog focus on if you quit your day job?
I think a lot of the same stuff – book reviews, the occasional recipe, and projects around the house. The only difference is that I’d have a lot more time so there’d be more of everything.
What kind of work do you do?
I’ve avoided this question because I like to keep work and blogging separate, but since a few of you asked, I work in the higher education field.
How does Joe feel about the blog??
Joe likes that I’m able to flex my creative skills and he likes helping out when he can. (I also help Kristen edit the blog. In fact, that’s what I’m doing right now -Joe).