A big thanks to Carly for stopping by this week and sharing all her favorites! I know I had a lot of fun reading her posts. Hopefully we can have you back again to share even more. Happy weekend everyone!!
This week should be lots of fun, full of lots of fabulous posts! Carly from Chuckles and Grins is joining us this week to tell you all about her favorite things. She is bursting with talent from design to photography to creating beautiful things with her hands. I will admit I am a bit envious. But since I can't claim all those talents for myself, I'll settle for surrounding my life with people who do. So without further ado, let me introduce you to the one woman show!
[Basic Info] My name is Carly Farnsworth and I live in the greater Ogden area of Northern Utah. I live in the same place I was raised and would dare say it is the prettiest place in the country. I have an almost 2 year old little girl named Farrah who keeps me busy and happy at all times. I do most of my creating during nap time and once the little missy goes to bed. Sometimes I stay up way too late (okay, MOST nights I stay up way too late). It is the only way for me to get anything done!
[Tell us about your passion for designing + creating] I would say my passion for creating things stems from not being able to afford the things I see and love ha, ha. I have a tendency to get more satisfaction if I create something myself from start to finish than if I were to just buy it. Another great thing about being the designer and creator is that you can customize it to fit your needs. If I have something in mind I want, I would most likely have a difficult time actually finding something in a store that would fit the picture in my head. Instead, I go searching for elements that can be combined to create the finished product. This also makes it way more fun! Who doesn’t love a really great fabric store, art supply store, thrift store, etc.? Same thing goes for graphic and digital design. It is nice to see something and say, “that would be a great inspiration for a design.” I also love trying new things and creating something totally unique! To me that is what makes it so special.
[What do you love most about blogging?] The things I love most about blogging is staying in touch with friends and family and most of all being continuously INSPIRED by others in the blogosphere. I get so giddy when I run across a crafty/sewing/design/photography blog that I have never seen before. I can usually tell right away if it will be a favorite. Remember, first impressions actually do make a difference!
[Favorite time of year] My favorite time of year is hands down Autumn/Fall – no question. I love the clothes (sweaters, cute jeans, boots, layers – layers- layers), the colors, the temperature, the holidays, the traditions, college football (Go Michigan!), the food, the smells, the changing leaves, so basically EVERYTHING!
[Favorite beauty product] One of my very favorite beauty products is Dermablend Cover Creme makeup. I plan to expand on that during the week - so stay tuned.
[Favorite blog you check daily] Sugar City Journal (www.sugarcityjournal.blogspot.com) is a must read. Those gals are so amazing and inspiring. I also check C Jane Enjoy It (blog.cjanerun.com) daily for beautiful writing and Nie updates.
[Favorite baby must-have] Pedipeds and Baby Legs. I have/had several pairs of each for Farrah. The great thing about Baby Legs is she can continue to wear them for years and years.
[Favorite clothing store] I have always loved Nordstrom because of their fine quality clothing and great customer service; however my budget is much tighter since my little missy was born. I mostly shop at the fun affordable stores like Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, H & M, and Target. Sometimes I will indulge on more expensive items from a department store – like a pair of shoes, cute jeans, or a great bag.
Thanks Carly for joining us for the week! I think I can speak for everyone when I say we are excited to have you!! Welcome, welcome.