Julee is one awe inspiring woman. A "cool chickie" is what she would have been called in my time. LOL She is the mom to 6, yes I said SIX, wonderful children yet she finds the time to keep up a blog that offers notes on the love of family, moments of madness (which I think goes along with family at times),random thoughts,chaotic comedy (another family issue I think but a good one), everyday tips and some awesome recipes (like the BREAD one she posted about this past week), and last but not least some fantastic giveaways. Julee doesn't just do giveaways. She finds something that interest her...something she finds exciting...something that she believes others would need nooooo others would want to know about. She finds someone that has a talent and she puts them out there so others can see just what she saw in them.
Julee has become someone that I immediately felt like an old friend with. She gives me encouragement and the mindset that I can do anything. Now some of you are shaking your heads and saying "Yeah...RIGHT" and it may sound kinda old fashion or even cliche but it's true. Let me explain a bit.....I discovered Julee's blog by being involved in the Friday Follow event about two weeks ago. She was having this giveaway, The Activators, which I thought that Chaz (my 7yr old) would just love. I posted a comment as such. Then with the spirit of the event she commented back on one of my post, Chocolate and Mint, and here is what she said:
WOW...an offer to be a featured artist and that was only the beginning of what this special person has given me. Julee gave me the confidence to put myself and my craft out there for others. She told me of a quote by a famous artisan that is what really made me believe I could do it. The quote was this, Michelanglo once said of a piece of marble, "I saw an angel and I set it free". Julee has the eye to see something in others and then the gift to help others see it also. So you see, she doesn't just do giveaways....she promotes, encourages and believes in the person or people that she features. The confidence I gained from her lead me to open my own Etsy Shoppe, which I am so excited about. She still encourages me each and every day. It's not only me either. Julee believes in others with artistic talents...shares them with the world through her blog...encourage them to start their dream or even to continue it further. She doesn't just do giveaways, she offers something of interest and she offers something of herself.
Go look beyond what you normally would search for....you never know who you just might meet!!!!!
Until next time....