The Life of Bon: Well look who's doing interviews now!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Well look who's doing interviews now!

I  have figured out the coolest way to do a guest post.  I'm totally stoked about having Amanda over here today.  We sent questions to each other and both answered them.  This girl totally inspires me on the daily and I love how she writes without fear about her faith in God and allows Him to be a part of her blog.  Plus, she is a blogging guru.  This girl can answer any question in the book.  (I found this post about the difference in wordpress and blogger to be SO informative and helpful.)  After you're done reading this post, hop on over to her blog to see how I answered the same questions.

Oh hi there, have we met before?

In case we haven't met, here's the short version of who I am: I'm a country-living, ice tea drinking, good book reading, farming, ranching, Jesus-loving, curly-headed wife of a seminary professor.  He's a teacher, I'm a writer. He's a thinker, I'm a graphic designer. You can get to know me a little better here.

One of the things that I love about blogging is meeting like-minded women. But I also love having the opportunity to engage women who are a bit different than me.

For me, Bonnie falls somewhere in between. You see, Bonnie and I have similar world views. We both place a high value on marriage. We both place a high value on our religious beliefs. We both are non-mommy bloggers. We both bite our nails.

But we're quite different, too. Bonnie likes high heels and had the gumption to color her hair pink.  I hate high heels and would never consider coloring my hair anything other than the bottled blonde I currently sport. Bonnie writes with wit and sarcasm, offering you guys a peek at the humorous side of life. I write with a more serious tone, offering my readers a peek at the inspiring side of life. And while her religion (Mormonism) is often identified as a denomination of Christianity (my religion), our theological beliefs are different too.

Today Bonnie and I are embracing our differences. We're both here to answer ten questions. We want you to get to know us both a little better!

Bonnie's Questions: 
1.  What inspired you to first start blogging?
I first started blogging when my husband was in seminary. I am not a telephone talker (as in I could go all week without talking to anyone on the phone and I would think nothing of it) so I started blogging as a way to keep our family up-to-date with what was going on in our life.

2.  What is your guilty pleasure?
Dr. Pepper Icees. They're a little easier to resist during the winter, but I tend to crave them like crazy during the summer.

3.  How did you meet your husband?
I was working in the admission office at a local junior college. At that time Mr. E. was pursuing his master's at the seminary down the road. He went to church with my boss, and, being new in town, he headed over to the junior college to say hi to a friendly face. It just so happened that I was working that day...and I guess you might say that the rest is history.

4.  Favorite candy?

5.  What are your new years resolutions?
I guess I really only made one resolution this year: to create + stick with a cleaning schedule. My housekeeping skills are far from noteworthy (or very noteworthy, depending on how you look at it) and I want 2013 to be the year that changes. 

My questions:
1. What's your number one tip for a successful marriage?
The Professor and I are both very, very intentional to be aware of how the other one is feeling. I'm a feeler, he's a thinker. But that doesn't mean that he does not feel things. He just analyzes his feelings a bit more than I do. We both work hard to be aware of how the other feels. But we both also know that most of the time we have the ability to be in control of our feelings, so we try really hard not to let our feelings reign supreme.

My parents taught me that love is a choice. And the Professor and I make the choice to love each other every day. Even when we're acting unlovable. 

2. Where is your favorite place to vacation?
The Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Professor and I spent some time there last summer and I'm itching to go back!

3. What is your biggest blogging challenge?
My biggest challenge is finding the balance between networking and community building. I view networking as merely a tool for community building, but sometimes it sort of takes over and the actual community building falls along the wayside. 

4. Favorite movie from the 90's?
The Matrix (1999) is definitely one of my favorites. I also love Toy Story (1999) and Groundhog Day (1993). 

5. What do you love the most about your religion?
I am a Christian. A follower of Jesus Christ. What I love the most about following Jesus is that God's grace is so much greater than the judgement of man. While others may judge me for my words, my actions, my lifestyle choices, the grace that Jesus offers covers all of that, and more. 

If you happen to find your self at A Royal Daughter, please take time to say hi, okay? You'll also find me (a little too frequently) on Twitter and Facebook. And sometimes I share mindless pictures of my animals (which includes cows!) + whatever I'm eating that day on Instagram. Have a great Tuesday, y'all!
Thanks Bonnie!


  1. Great interview. I've been a follower of Amanda's for a while, but it's always nice to have someone else asking questions to help get to know more about other bloggers. Bonnie, do you think you'll keep doing blogger interviews?

  2. Bonnie, good job! i will have to check out her blog! glad i have met you!

  3. Love this exchange of posts and getting to know both of ya better.