Thursday, June 20, 2013

BOTW, The Ruby Turtle Hippie Times

I have had the privilege of working with Sam on two designs, both of which were so unique and fun to work on.  I appreciate that Sam gives me an idea and then gives me creative liberty to design her site.  I’m not going to lie, her latest design is probably one of my favorites.  So without further ado…

Sam, The Ruby Turtle Hippie Times

Explain the meaning behind the name of your blog.
HA!  Wellllllllll....

Ruby- this is a nod to my favorite color, movie and football team. My favorite color is ruby red as in the ruby red slippers. My favorite movie is as you've probably already guessed, The Wizard of Oz. My favorite football team is the Oklahoma Sooners! (I'm an alumni!) And yes, I know our colors are crimson and cream, but ruby sounded better.

Turtle- T is for Turtle. Duh. No my last name starts with a T, but I don't reveal my last name ever on the blog so you get Turtle instead. Plus, I really like turtles. We got to hold one on our honeymoon and then we started collecting them. They're all through our house now.

Hippie- This is a nod towards my political beliefs and my love for one of the most famous political families, the Kennedy's.

In a nutshell, my blog name really describes me and parts of my personality. Plus, it's original.

SamHow long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
I've been blogging for four years now. I started blogging as a way to keep up with my best friend who lives in NEW! YORK! CITY! (said in my best Pace Picante commercial voice!). From there, I just kept blogging.

What do you love most blogging?
I love the relationships that are formed based on the similar situations we've all been in and how each person might go through the same experience, but what it looks like on paper...err...the computer screen is completely different and yet totally relatable.

What's the most surprising thing you've discovered since you began blogging?
I really enjoy writing. It's such a good exercise for my brain and it is now one of my releases when I'm going through something. It really does help me to sit down and write about it and put it out into the blogosphere. It's a really cheap form of therapy.

What is the one thing you want others to know about yourself, or your blog?
I love Jesus and without Him, my accomplishments of all forms would not exist.


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