Nothing But Purple: Blogger Interview: Sara   

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blogger Interview: Sara

Alright now that Mabels Labels contest is up and running, I give a warm welcome to Sara of Momma Findings and My Sippy Cup Runneth Over. Please grab a Pepsi, iced tea or whatever your posion is and stay awhile.

What got you interested in blogging?

I started my blog as a prayer journal of some sort. We had just recently moved from Memphis to Charlotte and I was having a hard time. I was mourning the loss of my life there with Church, Friends, and comfort. Once we arrived here it seemed so difficult to meet people, find a church, and on top of that we were having marital issues. I've always believed in Prayer, but I seemed so broken that I couldn't utter a word out of my mouth. So silently I started typing each prayer out. It then turned into Momma vents, Momma Stories, and My Sippy Cup Runneth Over was born.

Momma Findings, my review blog, started after I won my very first giveaway on Sophistishe. I browsed her reviews and thought.. "Hmm.. I think I would enjoy reviewing products." I started off with new store products and finally networked my way into others. It's been fun and I enjoy every second of it!

How long have u been blogging?
I started in December 2007

What are some of your favorite posts?

That's a hard one! I have a lot of favorites. You can say I'm my biggest fan!
No Grunting Allowed, Gym Policy - To Grunt or Not To Grunt, that is the question.
P.U. You Stink Mommy! - Nothing says it better than I love you!
Mario Kart Humility - That hurt mommies feelers but forgiveness is always the best give when an apology is said.
The Negotiator - definitely a scare but all was well in the procelain department and mommy didn't even yell. WTG MOM!

What about your favorite bloggers?

I have lots of favs, but here are a few:

Jean Stockdale- She taught a MOMS Bible Study group at Bellevue Baptist Church. The first time I attended I was hooked and immediately took to her teaching. She encourages Moms in such a way that you can't help, but WANT to be a Godly Mother and Wife. She is amazing!

Golden Goodness- Tina was my first REAL connection via Bloggy Land. She left a comment on my boring classic layout blog and when I visited her blog I saw she was hosting a giveaway for a free Blog Makeover. I won and was ECSTATIC to get to work. She redesigned my blog and that's when I realized she doesn't live far from Memphis (Where I used to live and will be moving to in October). She is a hoot and I enjoy "watching" her life as a Christian Momma to two beautiful children.

His Grace is Enough Today- JMBMommy is so encouraging as she speaks about her Walk with Christ. She is a Momma of three beautiful children, living in TX, and using her blog to share her Faith.

What's behind the name of your blog?
As a SAHM to three little ones, it's sometimes hard to see the positive side of things. Lack of sleep, whining and crying, with laundry & dishes, negativity seemed to spill out of my mouth day in and day out. This overwhelming feeling would creep up on me out of nowhere so I made a deal with myself to see all the blessing God has given me instead of all the struggles I face. My Cup Runneth Over is a saying I hear quite often, as to say my blessings are abundant, so I adjusted it to fit my Momma circumstances My Sippy Cup Runneth Over.
What types of blogs do you like to read?
I love reading Momma blogs. It's nice to read that others go through the same struggles as mine. Christian Mom Blogs are even more fun for me to read because I share the same Faith they do and I can use every ounce of encouragement in my Walk.

Are there any posts that you HAVEN'T seen on a blog, yet? If so, what would u like to see?
Honestly? I'd like to see marriage discussed more. I know (or at least I hope) that I'm not the only one with an imperfect marriage. There are issues and struggles each couple go through and just like the Mom Blogs give me the Momma Encouragement, I think reading other Wife Matters can do the same. I used to write a Marriage Blog that was more honest than hubby liked. I discussed our trials: Infidelity, Financial Struggles, temptations, and every day life as a wife. I eventually deleted it because it was too much for my better half to read and contribute to. I sometimes wish I hadn't, but I think if more people discuss their struggles in their marriage and how they overcome those struggles through healing... It would speak to a HUGE amt of women, me including.

If they is anything else you would like to add just go ahead and do so.
I just want to add that my blog would be NOTHING if I didnt' have my sweet sweet family. My children: Zach, Abby, & Rudy. My husband of 7 years, Brian. I love you all so much and I feel so blessed to share my life with you and my Blog Readers.



  1. Oh WOW! I feel so famous! Thanks for posting my interview Jess! :)

  2. Great interview with 'my' Sara! :) She is a blessing to me as well...and I can't wait until she moves 'home'!!!



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