Saturday, July 14, 2012

BOTW, Ladybugs, Butterflies, & Boxing

Introducing this week’s Blog of the Week.  This was such a fun design to work on and with such a sweet lady too!  Enjoy!

Sonja, Ladybugs, Butterflies and Boxing

Explain the meaning behind the name of your blog.
When I first began blogging I had no idea what to name mine.  I read blogs and searched google and found tons of catchy titles but those were of course already taken.  I wanted something to represent me and my family so I came up with Ladybugs, Butterflies and Boxing.  Ladybugs are for me, it is a nickname that my mom gave me a long time ago, they are all around our house and I even have two tattoos that are ladybugs. The butterfly portion is for Lauren.  I started blogging when she was barely one years old and when we decorated her nursery the bedding and border we picked out has butterflies all over it.  The boxing part is for my husband and to man up the blog a bit!  Long before Lauren was born Brian began training with a friend of his to become a UFC style of boxer/fighter.  He would train several hours a day, most days of the week and he really wanted to do some amateur fights.  When Lauren was born he decided that it was really more of a  hobby to him rather than something he wanted to do professionally.  {thank goodness!!}  So that is how Ladybugs Butterflies and Boxing came about.

How long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
I have been blogging since February of 2009 after coming accross a couple that I fell in love with and started reading on a regular basis.  I figured "hey I can do that!"  Originally I started blogging to keep a record of our life, document all the things about Lauren that mommas don't want to forget and also to combine my passion for baking and photography.  I wanted a place to keep all my recipes and pictures that I had taken.  I am by no means a food blogger but I do enjoy posting about what we make and recipes I really like!  Most of all I do it for me.  I like to look back at where we were, what we have done and how far we have come.

the_karelsWhat do you love most blogging?  
I love blogging for the release that it gives me.  I used to write alot when I was younger but was never the type to really keep a journal.  I like being able to record things about my kids but most of all I love how blogging is a community.  I have met and connected with so many wonderful people and made friends with other bloggers!

What's the most surprising thing you've discovered since you began blogging? 
How many blogs there are!  I had no idea!  There are blogs for every topic and there are some really talented people out in the blogging world.  I stumble accross new ones daily.  When I am looking for information I would rather go to a blog than a website because I like to get real people's opinions about products and experiences. 

What is the one thing you want others to know about yourself, or your blog? 
I am happily married to the love of my life, we have two wonderful children and are navigating our way through this journey of life.  I blog about everything from funny things my kids do and say to the hard stuff about life and marriage.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have been reading Sonya's blog for a few years now. I love reading about their life and enjoy watching the children as they grow.

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