For the month of December, Chasing Esme is featuring Alina Davies from We Made This Life. A wonderful little blog about her beautiful family, there’s so much to love about Alina’s blog.
Let’s get to know her a bit more, shall we?
- Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am a mum to three children, two girls and a boy, aged 9, 5 and 2. We have recently moved into a big project house by the sea in Wales and my days are now completely full! Between looking after the children, blogging and renovating the house there is literally no time left in the day!
- When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging about 4 years ago to give myself something to do while I was on maternity leave. I was reading lots of different blogs and loved the way that blogs showcased those precious family memories and I wanted to do the same. When I started blogging I didn’t even know it could become a career and I think I’m so lucky to have found something I love doing and also has become my job!
- What is unique about yourself and your blog?
What a difficult question! I worry all the time that my blog is not unique – I don’t have a niche, I just write about the things that I love. I think the ethos behind our lifestyle and what I am trying to share on the blog is what makes it stand out a little though. I’m trying to make a life for my little family that is quite different to the one I had when I was growing up. It is an aspirational blog if you like and I’d like to inspire others too.
- When you’re not blogging, you’re … ?
Sleeping! Life is a little crazy here and I’m always busy! My husband always jokes that if I sit down for more than 15 minutes I’m asleep!
- Why should people visit your blog?
I think you should come and visit if you like reading about not just parenting, but life beyond that too. Fashion for mums, days out, food and recipes. I like to think of it as a bit of an online magazine. I like to think that I am quite honest, so while I try to make it pretty, it is always tempered with a touch of reality! I love getting new visitors to my blog, do leave me a comment if you pop by!
- What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
To work harder at my A levels. They matter and the results stay with your forever!!
- Tell me something that most people don’t know about you.
I have scoliosis and I have the majority of my spine fused into place. I try really hard not to let it affect my day to day life though, so unless you saw the scar you probably wouldn’t know I had it.
- What is your favourite colour and why?
My 5 year old asks me this one all the time! I really like white (which she says isn’t a proper colour!). I think it is clean and crisp and calming. And it goes with everything of course!
If you want to keep up to date with Alina and her blog, you can do so by visiting http://www.wemadethislife.com/