Read more on why I am having my blog break here. While on this break I will be sharing a great bunch of creative and inspiring guests on my blog over my break. Today I have Anna. Never met Anna before, yet we share so much in common when it comes to being creative and the same likes in things, ideas, topics and more. Now let's get to know Anna more today
Where are you from and where are you now?
I was born and raised in a little town on the North West Coast of Tasmania. Apart from three and a half years living in the state’s capital, Hobart, where I began school (Kindy, Prep, and Grade 1) – Smithton was my home until I was 27.5 years old. I married a Western Australian fella when I was 23 and became a Mum when I was 25 – all in my home town.
When it felt like it was time to move on – it only seemed right to go back to my husband’s home state. So we moved across to the other side of the country ;-) Since this big move we have moved three more times, we added another daughter to our little family (YAY!), I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue (not so Yay), and we’ve met so many lovely people along the way!!! It hasn’t been an easy journey but it has been worth it. We are now settled in a lovely little community an hour out of the most beautiful seaside town of Esperance WA.
Looking back over the last 4.5 years, good and bad, I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am now without these experiences –no matter what, I can still enjoy the journey and be thankful for what I have and where I’ve been in my life. There is still a whole lot more life to be lived and I’m determined to live it well.
What do you love about blogging?
That there is no hard and fast rule about how to do it. The freedom to write whatever I feel like writing about, whenever I feel like writing about it – there is no due date and it’s not being marked! LOL ;-)
I love that I have connected with so many super awesome people through blogging – as well as through other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
I have always expressed myself better through writing so blogging was just meant for me.
Where did your blog title come from?
Oh man! How to condense the story!?! Haha
Once I’d decided to start up a blog (and that is another story in itself), the first thing I did was brainstorm a HEAP of names. I wanted something that described me and how I view the way life is and should be. When visiting my blog, people will read about a whole plethora of topics; they will see what I’m doing, how I’m feeling, what I love right now, my creative endeavours, things about my family...basically everything that makes up my life is what my blog is about. So the name needed to form a broad banner over my blog. And be catchy too.
Sunshine makes me feel happy and who wouldn’t want their life filled with sunshiny happiness!?! So that had to be in the name somewhere.
Now...do you know the movies that show scenes where a distinguished, kinda posh woman asks the waiter for ‘a white wine spritzer thunk you dahh-ling’ ? – I mean...how delightfully swanky does that scenario sound! And I’ve always thought that sounded like such a delicious fancy drink. It sounds sparkly, bubbly and fun. Definitely a drink I would like – Spritz my wine anytime babe-ey! LOL!
[Yeah, I have a warped way of thinking hey!?! I know! ;-) ]
I like to view life in an upbeat, positive fashion and I hope to impart that energy onto those that read my blog and give someone, somewhere some sparkle in their life.
One Big Sunshine Spritzer was born.
At the end of my life when people are farewelling me from this earth, I would like them to be able to raise their glass – hopefully filled with the aforementioned beverage ;-) – and say... “She made life one big sunshine spritzer!” chink chink
What you’ve learnt from blogging?
When you start writing for others and not about things you are passionate about, you probably need to take a step back, reassess, and start afresh with a renewed perspective and fervour. This is your own space in the world wide web and you are a unique, original you - so say what YOU wanna say, write what YOU wanna write...
It’s the same in life really – stay true to you.
Favourite social media to use?
FOR A BIT OF FUN
My wedding ring. My iPhone. My coffee cup (with coffee in it!!).
Coffee or Tea drinker?
Coffee! However, I do drink tea on occasion. I have been trying some new tea blends which I have been enjoying.
What you do to relax?
Get into my studio and create!
Magazines or Pinterest?
Both! Pinterest is, and will probably always be, a great source of inspiration! I love it! But I also love the feel of a fresh new magazine in my hands, and flicking through its pages. My favourite mags are ‘Mollie Makes’, ‘Simply Crochet’ and ‘renegade COLLECTIVE’.
Favourite family activity?
I’d have to say...going to the beach. Complete with a visit to the Golden Arches for icecream afterwards.
Owning my own scrapbooking shop, whether online or a ‘bricks and mortar’ store, would truly be a dream. Everything I love and enjoy doing would be wrapped up into one.
What colour would you say best describes you?
I actually quizzed my husband for what colour he thought best described me – to which he promptly answered with...
“Because it’s shiny and sparkles like glitter” he says. Queue the ‘Awwwwww’. It’s not actually a colour per say, but a mineral that forms on certain types of rocks. It does, in fact, have a shimmery, shiny appearance. Google it – I did and I love that I have learnt something new!
I have been described by others as fun and vivacious and having a happy personality.
So the closest colour that I think fits all these descriptions would have to be gold or bronze.
I’ll go with that.