Sometimes, when we're surfing through blogs, the name is enough to draw us in...sometimes we find a gem and other times we move on. While we were definitely intrigued by the name of this week's featured blog, when we clicked on it, the unanimous response was WOW.
If you aren't already an avid fan, you will be after today. Cora's photographs are beautiful, her voice is genuine and her crafty projects will inspire you. We so pleased to be sharing with you...
We asked Cora to share a little bit about herself...we hope you enjoy it!
Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
I was born in the south and married a good old southern boy. We started dating in high school and later married after I finished college. Five years and a miracle later, we became parents to a beautiful daughter. We have since added a wonderful son-in-law. Now, married 30 years this May 17th, I find myself retired from working in the public and just working at home at my leisure.
Who or what originally inspired you to start blogging?
My inspiration came from a fellow Flickr member who had a blog that I read each day. She drew me in with her family life, living in the country, and her beautiful photography. So, I thought I can do this and I want to do this....I love to share! (Check out Cora's Flickr photos here.)
On your blog, we've loved your beautiful photos, the recipes you've shared and the crafty goodness that inspires us. Of these, which would you say your TRUE passion is...or is it something else? How do you stay inspired
I believe my true passion is photography and being crafty. (Click here for Cora's Etsy shop.) When I'm not doing one I'm usually doing the other. Like everyone with a passion, there are times we need to be inspired or jump-started out of a rut. I find my inspiration from others, nature, and just about anything that jolts my brain. I have met many challenges through Flickr and Bloggerville, as I like to call it.
Speaking of recipes, do you have a favorite you'd like to share?
I do have many favorites that my family loves, but I like the easy ones the best. Tried, true, and tasty! One of them is my Slap Yo Mama Italian Pasta which I recently shared on my blog. It is so good that it will make you want to slap someone...hopefully Mama on her back with a "job well done" compliment!
Complete this sentence: In my kitchen, we never run out of _______.
Eggs, I seem to always have them around because I buy them each time I go to the the store. White ones or brown ones...they work very well in my photos. I love a good old country photo from the country cooking aspect. You can view my egg shots on Flickr and on my blog.
Aside from your family & friends, what are 5 things that you just can't do without?
Thrift stores (on the hunt for vintage items and anything old), a good sharp knife, my camera, shorts and t-shirts, and of course cookbooks (I could not cook without them!)
Tell us something that no one would guess about you.
Oh this is hard....I guess I can safely say my age. Everyone tells me I do not look my age, and this is a good thing!
(We must agree about the age...check out this photo of her lovely daughter Holly and you'll see what we mean. They look like they could be sisters!)
Thanks again, Cora! We look forward to your photos, writing and more...keep up the beautiful work!