Coffee with the Mrs.
Tell me a little about yourself and your blog.
My name is Amy and my blog is Coffee with the Mrs. I started blogging last April as a way to share some of my thoughts and stories of being a stay-at-home-mom. Around July of last year, I posted my very first giveaway for a DVD and decided to incorporate reviews/giveaways into my blogging.
I’m a “shopper” at heart so sharing my thoughts on products is something I’ve always done. Even before I started sharing reviews on my blog, my friends knew I had a website or a store for everything they could ever ask for. (If I didn’t have one, I thought it was fun to do a web search to find one.) I would have to say though, the friends I’ve made through blogging have become some of the most priceless and valuable people I know.
What’s your favorite product that you’ve reviewed and why?
Oh, this is a tough question. I think I’m going to have to choose the thing my family has enjoyed the most overall, though. So, my answer is, our review stay at the Great Wolf Lodge. We had so much fun and made a lot of memories. My 2 year old still talks about the water park to this day and my husband is excited for us to make a trip back there. (Hopefully next year or so.)
You do vlog reviews occasionally and seem to be so comfortable in front of the camera! Any vlogging tips?
First of all, I’m way more comfortable in front of a camera than I am in front of people (unless I know them.) Public speaking has never been my forte. Having said that, I approach a vlog as if I were talking to one of my best friends.
My advice is:
1. Be yourself (don’t be afraid to make a joke here or there if that’s what you normally do in conversation) and
2. Don’t forget, “practice makes perfect”. If you have to record a vlog 5 times before you’re happy with the outcome, no one will ever know. (Maybe one time I can post some “out-takes” to share with the class.)
Is there anyone that you look to for advice in the blogging community?
Oh, yes, I do. I have a great group of friends that are always there to give advice or listen to me vent. They are Toni (juststopscreaming.com), Jennifer (eightymphmom.com), Jennifer (rundpinne.blogspot.com), Andrea (mommasreview.com), Sky (seeryusmama.com), Christine (livelaughlovebloggings.com), Erin (sliceoheaven.us), Kari (nateandjakeandme.blogspot.com), and Lizzy (lizzydearslife.com).
What do you like to do in your free time, when you’re not behind a computer or chasing after your toddler?
I enjoy going out with my local friends for coffee or spending time with my mom. We both love to shop and we both love the theatre. I also love taking photos of things I see in nature. I am always in awe of how beautiful the “great outdoors” is.
Thank you to Amy for sharing her story with us this week. Be sure to visit Coffee with the Mrs. to read her great reviews and get to know her even more!
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