Some people never tell ANYONE they know in real-life that they blog. Which blows my mind. Now don't get me wrong, I didn't set up a blog and instantly blast it out to the world, or announce it on Facebook or anything like that. I blogged sporadically for awhile, trying to figure out what the heck Blogger even was. But as I blogged more and more, I started telling people about it. First just a couple close friends knew about it; they basically looked at it, said "that's weird" and we moved on. Then family started reading it, and friends of the family and now it's no secret to anyone that I have this blog now.
So since I'm out of the bloggy-closet and have been for QUITE some time now, I'm determined to get everyone I know blogging. I don't think a week goes by that I don't tell a friend or a cousin that they should start a blog. If anyone I know even so much HINTS that they're interested in blogging, I offer them my services and tell them I want to teach them everything. True life, I'm addicted to blogging and want everyone else to be as well ;)
I say all that to say that it makes me SO excited when a "real life" friend starts a blog. It's like a blogfriend/realfriend jackpot when that happens. Chelsea was one of my great friends in college and she's unfortunately probably got more dirt on me than any one person should have ;) Our college years were awesome and as life goes, we drifted apart after we both graduated. We kept up on Facebook, sure, but it was rare for us to chat and it had been a looong time since we'd really caught up. Basically? Blogging brought us back together and I couldn't be happier to share this sweet girl with the rest of the world!
So Chelsea, tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you pick your blog name?
The name of my blog, A Little Bit of Heaven with a Wild Side, fits me perfectly. I am a stubborn, opinionated and strong-willed sinner saved by grace.
How about sports? You into those?
Sports are a BIG deal in my house! I love the Bengals, the Reds, Michigan football (I know, I know, I can hear the haters now) and Duke basketball. Seriously, JJ Redick will forever be my favorite person on Earth. Not many people share my love for Michigan Football and my Dukies, right Erin? (<--- For the record, I hate Duke. -Erin)
Favorite college memory with Erin, go.Haha, oh man! I could name quite a few, but for the sake of our reputations I will say my favorite would have to be: Toga night at the basketball game, along with MANY other theme nights, OR belting out "Nobody's Supposed to be Here" at the top of our lungs in the apartment bathroom. Really, why didn't we get invited to the Grammy's?!
I have two "go-to meals": Baked Penne (you can never go wrong with carbs and lots of cheese, right?) and this fantastic, super easy chicken, potato, and green beans dish that I found on Pinterest. It's very simple: put chicken breast, green beans, and red potatoes in an 9x13 dish and cover it with a little bit of butter and a package of Italian dressing mix. Ta-da!
Favorite blog post of yours that you'd like everyone to read?
This is a tough question, because many blog posts are very dear to my heart. However, if I had to choose, I would say this one right here. This post came straight from my heart and is one that I go back and read time and time again.
If you want to read more about Chelsea's adventures in life, teaching and as a momma- check out her blog here! And then immediately go make all your friends a blog and get them started ;)