I found myself scrolling through Instagram one day, only to stop dead in my tracks when I came across Laicie Heeley's feed. I was hooked. I immediately reached out and introduced myself because sometimes you just know when you're supposed to meet someone - ever get that feeling? Laicie's a girl after my own heart and I can't wait for you to meet her today.
She's clever, witty, has a great eye for style and her blog A Thousand Threads will soon be bookmarked as a favourite. If that's not enough she's also runs 2 other businesses, is the news correspondent for The Everygirl and works full time as a policy analyst. The girl is busy and brilliant which is why its so great to grab a few minutes of her time today and pick her brain on all things blogging...happy reading.
Describe your blog in 3 words…
Simple, honest, adventurous
What is your blogging manifesto?
The blog's name is based on a quote about marriage, and the blog is all about life and love. Not just the love between my husband and I, or our love of our family, but also our love of life. We strive every day to create a life that we love, above all else, and any little part we can play in inspiring others to do the same is a success.
Top 3 blogging essentials?
Photoshop, my iPhone (and a very, very big data plan), and these days, cloud storage. We take a lot of pictures ha. :)
My biggest blogging moment/milestone was....
I've had a few! But one huge recent milestone was being asked to speak at Alt Summit this past year. When I started blogging, just getting to Alt felt like a huge accomplishment. It was incredible to have the chance to speak.
My dream collaboration would be?
Oh wow, there are so many. I'm such a big fan of Steven Alan, to catch their eye would be huge.
Right now I'm listening to...
We try to get up to Newport Folk Fest every year if we can, and the bands we discover there are always so incredible. Right now Reignwolf, Hozier, Shakey Graves, and Lucius are set on constant repeat.
Best piece of advice to a newbie blogger?
Hang in there, and if there's something you feel like you need to improve, take a class. Nobody starts out right where they want to be. It takes time to get into the groove. If you stick with it and work hard, though, you will. I promise.
If I wasn't blogging I'd be...
Writing in some other way, even if it was just in my journal! Maybe I'd be doing more freelance.
Behind the scenes of my blog looks like...
Haha! A mess? You should see our studio. It's an incredible, beautiful mess, though. Nothing makes me happier.
This year I'm most excited about...
So many things! Our series of Field + Foundry dinners just kicked off with the first in Virginia, and our business, Dough Uprising, is growing fast. There are so many possibilities on the horizon right now, and that's a really good feeling.