An Interview With Casey

Today and tomorrow I'm bring some attention to two blogs that I read daily.

I am SO honored that Casey's kind heart took a little bit of time out of her day to answer some interview questions for me. I'm sure most of you know her in the blogger community. If you haven't check out her blog here! I read every SINGLE one of her posts. She always knows what I need to hear Coincidence? Maybe. 

I'm sure all dying to read the good stuff now so here you go...

[1] Let's cover the basics. Tell us about yourself.

My name is Casey Wiegand, I am a freelance artist, wife and mama. 
I love painting and sharing our life through my blog...where you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, with touches of art, creative inspiration, projects and things I love along the way. I have two little ones with the hopes of lots more and am married to the love of my life!

[2] What blogs do you read every day?

The Daybook and A Beautiful Mess

[3] What made you start blogging?

In January of this year my blog had around 20 followers, I posted every once in awhile...really only our parents read it! Then I was going through some messy stuff in December and I read this quote by Leslie
"If you haven't already gathered, or happen to be reading this blog for the first time in your life, I am a melancholy girl through and through. I find beauty in not only the beautiful things in life, but the bittersweet and sad as well. To me, there is something poignantly lovely about the human experience from its splendor to its grief. God created all our emotions, not just the happy ones, and for His good purposes. That's why a good cry can feel so good. And hitting our limits forces us to look outside ourselves for a Savior. It is in the plea, when we're at our end, that we can find that which is truly life-giving. Personally, my moments of deepest grief, deepest pain, have resulted in the most beautiful seasons in my heart. I've met God more intimately in those moments than in all the other pleasant ones combined. What isn't completely lovely about that?"

In a moment where I felt alone, I felt heartbroken, angry.....I read this and suddenly felt like someone out in the world possibly understood. In January of this year with 20 followers I started speaking out on my beliefs. I started talking about mama stuff, some heartache, money trouble, csection scars, NICUs, my miscarriage, almost killing my dog on accident....and that's not the half of it. I havent even gone down some of the REALLY tough roads of where I have been with my readers yet.

[4] Where do your passions lie?

 In my family, in creating and following dreams.

[5] Who is your hero?

my kids, my husband :)

[6] What do you wish you knew five years ago?

I wish so bad that I knew all I know now. I don't even think I could write it all's almost like you have to experience it on your own- life, heartache, suffering, trials- it all changes you.

[7] Where do you see yourself in five years?

I hope to have 2-3 more babies, be writing a book and pursuing a few other dreams I have up my sleeve!

[8] What are your go-to, never fail items in your closet?

A long dress!

[9] What's at the top of your want list?

another baby :).

[10] What advice to do you have for new bloggers?

Be yourself, stay at it, be true to who you are, dont be afraid to tell your story and blog about what you know!

A BIG BIG thanks to Casey!!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.


  1. She sounds awesome!! Thanks so much for introducing us to her :)

  2. she's fab. thanks for featuring her! just noticed you and i have the exact same amount of followers today. must be our lucky day. (ya, i'm a nerd for noticing)


  3. thanks for this wonderful post hollie!! she is so honest and real and true, i always love her posts.

  4. Thanks for the wonderful post and introducing me to casey, I am going to go check out her blog now! She sounds like a really inspiring person! I hope you have a wonderful monday!

  5. Wow Hollie thanks so much for this interview. Not only did I meet and start following her, but I was introduced to some other awesome blogs on hers that I'm not following. I really needed that. Thank you again!!!

    - Sarah

  6. Casey's pictures are STUNNING! I'm adding her to my daily reads list asap :) xoxo Marissa

  7. What a great interview - going to check her out!


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