Feature Friday is Back!

January 13, 2017, by Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life}

Happy Friday! Today's Feature Friday blogger is a fave of ours her at TBB.  Brenda is a fun blogger friend who shares with her readers her love of Family and all things Disney over at Chatting Over Chocolate!  We are so excited to get to know more about her today!! Take it away Brenda!


Other than blogging, what do you do for a living?

As a small child I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up.  Later, I dreamt of becoming an author.  By the time I was in college my greatest desire was to be a wife and mother.  All these dreams came true, although not exactly as I’d imagined.  I’m married to the love of my life and am mom to two beautiful girls who I've had the joy of homeschooling for eight years now.  As for writing, you won’t find my name on the cover of any books, but I have throughly enjoyed writing in blog post form for the past four years!  To others my life may not seem all that impressive.  I’m not a high paid executive and have no fancy title to boast.  Yet, I feel like I’m living such a charmed life as each day is spent doing what I value most!


In terms of blogging what is the greatest challenge?  Greatest reward? 

The greatest challenge for me is reigning in my rambling!  I’m a wordy girl.  I’m always trying to find just the right balance in sharing enough, but not too much.  The greatest reward is hands down the friendships made with those I’ve connected with through the blogging community!  I’ve formed what I fully anticipate being life long friendships with some incredible ladies who I can’t imagine life without now.


What hobbies do you have other than blogging?

I love to travel!  My biggest Disney dream came true in 2014 when my husband and I became Disney Vacation Club members.  Now, at any given time we’re either planning, packing, or enjoying a Disney vacation!  Next week on the blog I’ll begin adding new installments to my blog’s most requested (and my personal favorite) blogging series, Trip Report Tuesday.  This time around I’ll be sharing adventures of our recent two week trip across California.  The first week was spent in one big epic road trip followed by a week at “Walt Disney’s Original Magic Kingdom of Disneyland”!  I can hardly wait to take readers on a weekly virtual vacation, climbing mountains in Yosemite, waking to the sounds of sea lions at an oceanside resort, scooping up spoonfuls of deliciousness in Ghiradelli Square in San Francisco, and much more!  When I’m not busy wanderlusting, you’ll likely find me bargain hunting for online deals.  Once we thaw out here in the frozen Midwest, any extra hours of daylight will be enjoyed with my family outdoors bicycling with a picnic lunch, reading pool side while my girlies swim in our backyard, and taking evening family walk and talks!


Do you like to dine out or stay in and cook dinner?

If I had this option today I’d combine the best of both worlds, ordering takeout from our favorite Thai restaurant to enjoy in the cozy comfort of our home! 


What do you look forward to in 2017?

Right now, warm temperatures! Ha!  Seriously though, I’m looking forward to backyard pool parties and cookouts just around the corner!  I can hardly wait for fun in the sun with family and friends!  Also, you may have guessed it, our next Walt Disney World vacation! ;)




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Fridays's just the best day to make new blog friends isn't it??  Have a great weekend!  And thanks again Brenda for sharing so much of yourself with us today!

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