Thursday, October 25, 2012

BOTW, Spouseisms

It has been a crazy exhausting busy few weeks.  I transferred over 13 designs in the past two weeks and finally updated the gallery with 26 new designs since September.  Then I had the honor of working on the Silent Auction (thanks to all who bid, by the way) and was thoroughly surprised to learned we raised over $12,000 for Julee and her precious baby girl.  Between the designing and the auction, I think I could go to bed and sleep for a week straight.  Not even kidding!

So I hope you’ll forgive the small break in Blog of the Week highlights.  But we’re back with a vengeance and I’m thrilled to introduce you to Melissa and her blog, Spouseisms.

Melissa, Spouseisms

Explain the meaning behind the name of your blog.
When Mark and I got married, we had to fill out all the name change paperwork. Many of the documents would say "Your name", then "Spouse's name". So we jokingly began calling one another, "Spouse". We became "The Spouses" to our friends and it stuck. :) Spouseisms are the tidbits of solicited and unsolicited marriage and dating advice we give so willingly. I keep saying we are going to write a book called "Spouseisms". We haven't done that, so I figured a blog would be a good start.

How long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
I have had some blogs (read: soapbox rants) in my head for some time now, but I published the first one in March of this year (2012) on our drive to Houston. It looks like we may have some traveling in our future and blogging is a good way to let our people keep up with us! A friend said blogging is the new scrapbooking, ya know!

SpouseismsThere's another matter-- Spouse and I live our lives and study the Bible with an amazing group of students. With our traveling, I couldn't bear the thought of them missing out on some of our Spouseisms or Rantisms. Blogging seems like a good way to stay in their head.

What do you love most blogging?
It's been neat to see who will take the time to read my shenanigans! Plus, secretly, I dig having a platform to stand on.

What's the most surprising thing you've discovered since you began blogging?
I am most surprised that people read it. Seriously!

What is the one thing you want others to know about yourself, or your blog?
Oh. Know that I am a mess! Our family is a mess! Most of the time our homeschool is a mess! This messy Spouse is a follower of Jesus Christ. I hope that all my rants and -isms just point to Jesus.


Anonymous said...

I love Melissa and I love her blog. I love the way she loves Jesus, her spouse, her kids, the way she loves her Millenials and the way she loves people for Jesus. That's Melissa. Love, Love. She even signs off that way.

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