Sponsor Love – A Spoonful of Love


A few weeks ago, Shawni from A Spoonful of Love, and I became really close blogging/twitter buddies.  In fact, she’s the one who introduced me to the Scarf Swap and from then on, I knew she was cool.  Shawni and I have so much in common such as our love for crafting, cooking, and bargain shopping!  🙂  On her blog, she posts about her fabulous cooking concoctions, what she is reading, her art journals, her fashionable finds, inspirations, and she really is just a straight up sweetheart!  And isn’t her blog name soo cute?  If you’re curious about how she got that name, read more about her here!
1) What inspired you to start blogging?

I started blogging because I missed writing. I had a Tumblr account at first, and most of my posts were very sad. I was going through a hard time in my life and just really needed a space to vent. i kept a lots of things private, but I did enjoy most of what I was getting out. I started my blog spot with my friend Liz’s help. She has a great blog and I was just really inspired by all of the things she showed me. My other huge influence was Keiko Lynn’s blog. I loved seeing her outfit posts daily and as really inspired. I decided to do a little cooking, a little reading, and a little fashion for my blog. I am really enjoying sharing me life and meeting inspiring ladies in the process.

2) How did you come up with the name “A Spoonful of Love”?

I was really excited to start my blog, but I didn’t want to do so without having a great name and a layout to go with it. Together Liz and I brainstormed. I have this wooden spoon that she bought me in the shape of a heart, that was pretty much the inspiration. She knows I love to cook and that I have a really big heart that I want to share with the world. It pretty much fit perfectly.

3) What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I would have to say it’s just the creative process. Getting to write and share pictures with people all over the country and now even the world. It’s really exciting to hear what others have to say in response to what you have shared. I have been very lucky to have some pretty great readers. They share love and advice with me, I couldn’t be more excited by it all.

4) Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

My favorite vacation spot so far was Italy. The country is so rick and full of culture. I had chills pretty much the entire time.

5) I heard you were thinking about opening an etsy shop soon!  What items are you planning on making for it?

I am planning on opening my store at beginning of November. Cross your fingers. I am hand crafting bookmarks. Reading has always been my favorite way to relax. I try and read a book each weekend. Just because that’s what makes me happiest. So I decided to make a few book marks one Saturday and they turned out pretty well! Liz encouraged me to take it a step further. I am still working on a name, but I have some pretty great ideas.

Don’t you just love her??  Make sure to go follow Shawni’s blog and twitter to get more daily updates of beautiful happenings, crafts, fashion, recipes, inspirations and so you can keep tabs on her opening up her shop in November!  😉


  1. October 11, 2010 / 10:36 am

    awww-any blog friend of yours is a friend of mine. A Spoonful of Love blog is so adorable, just like your blog!

  2. October 11, 2010 / 11:16 am

    i just started getting to know shawni via twitter!! so i totally enjoyed reading this. excited to see more of her creations. great interview, ladies!!!

  3. October 11, 2010 / 11:55 am

    Shawni is such a lovely and beautiful gal and I am so glad to have ‘met’ her.
    She always has such enchanting blog posts from her fantastic sense of style to her beautiful journal pages, I love reading about her latest adventures!
    And, of course, she is a doll to chat with on Twitter!!!
    She is so talented, I can’t wait for her Etsy shoppe to open!!
    Thank you for this beautiful post Sandy!!!

  4. October 11, 2010 / 11:58 am

    Really enjoyed reading this! I love the idea of her etsy shop too!
    Thanks ladies!

  5. October 11, 2010 / 12:00 pm

    Sandy, thanks so much for the feature! You are the sweetest girl ever! I have met SO many amazing talented women via blog/twitter. Thank you to all of you for the love and support <3


  6. October 11, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    She really is the sweetest! I won her giveaway recently and she’s soo cute in her e-mails 🙂

  7. October 11, 2010 / 1:56 pm

    Love her blog name! It’s so true, but I think a good name is an important ingredient for a successful blog! And I totally relate to using blogging as a means to vent during a tough time. For a while, I had an anonymous blog where I did just that. I realized how much I enjoyed blogging, but I wanted to go public…that’s when I started The Maddy Chronicles 🙂

  8. October 11, 2010 / 6:51 pm

    I love Shawni!!! And I love our blog world 🙂

  9. October 11, 2010 / 7:20 pm

    she’s a sweety! and i loe her blog!
    Just started getting to know her recently!


  10. October 11, 2010 / 8:11 pm

    Dearest sandy, this is such an awesome featured and interview! Shawni is so taleneted and i too adore the things she create. Her space is very inspiring! Have alovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

  11. ChantaleP
    October 11, 2010 / 8:16 pm

    What a lovely person and can’t wait to see her etsy shop open up again. Thanks for introducing us to her!

  12. October 12, 2010 / 12:29 am

    Hi! Great blog! I loved reading through these answers and I love all the outfit pics on this post. Love that lace skirt!

  13. October 13, 2010 / 12:17 am

    We all started (or are starting) as little blogs, so sharing the blog love is so important! Thanks for featuring such a thoughtful and inspirational blogger!

  14. October 13, 2010 / 6:31 pm

    She’s the greatest. I’m lucky she’s my best friend <3

  15. October 14, 2010 / 1:44 pm

    Love Shawni! 🙂 She’s so sweet.

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