Truth, Love & Insight – Elise Blaha

Elise's Blue Wall

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. (Oprah Winfrey)

Hello lovelies! I hope you're having a great week. I'm enjoying the slightly cooler weather and am excited to share some big news with you soon (perhaps tomorrow). Until then, I hope you gain some creative inspiration from today's Truth, Love & Insight interview. My previous TLI feature of Lisa Thiele was full of beautiful photographs + her fascinating story. I highly recommend you check it out if you haven't already.

Today I'm excited to feature Elise Blaha. Her blog is filled with thoughts on leading a healthy, lovely & crafty life. I truly appreciate Elise's creative style and honesty. Not to mention, her recent site redesign is unbelievably gorgeous! Her poststweets and pins are delightful! Just a little more about Elise, in her own words:

My name is Elise and I write a blog, have a shop and teach online workshops. I live in San Diego, California, my favorite city in the world.

Elise Blaha

1. How did your blog get started?

I started my blog over 5 years ago when I was a junior in college because I thought I had something to say. At the time, I wrote a lot about what I was thinking (more than what I was doing) and I am so happy to have that record. Overtime, my blog grew into something much more craft and project focused, but I have tried to always keep the personal stories as well.

2. What motivates you to continue sharing your story with the web?

More than anything, habit. Writing almost daily has become such a routine. I am always crafting blog posts and I think I would really miss the outlet if I stopped.

3. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to yourself as a budding blogger?

Sort your posts into categories from day one. And write for you, never for readers.


4. If you could go forward in time, what is one question you would like to ask yourself? How do you imagine you might answer it?

My husband is currently deployed to Afghanistan. I wish I could as myself how I got through the next six months gracefully. I can't imagine how I would answer it yet... :)

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5. What are your favorite creative resources?

By far, Pinterest. I loving being able to save ideas, projects, color schemes and more in one place. I also love using the search function because the results all have pictures and are curated by others.

6. Who inspires you online? Offline?

ONLINE : Kal Bartestki & Erin Loechner OFFLINE : sort of everyone but mostly my parents.

7. How do you make every day an extraordinary adventure?

I allow for DO NOTHING time when my only goal is to doodle and think.

Images via Elise Blaha