I've been waiting for this edition for a long time, so I'm very excited to have the colorful person behind Pink Suede Shoe here today.
I first stumbled across Erika's blog about four years ago and became an instant fan. While she no longer writes her blog (check it out anyway because there are some great tutorials there), her instagram feed is full of the most beautiful pictures. If you aren't already following her, run over there right now (@pinksuedeshoe)!!
And Erika sent me lots of pictures to share. So let's get started.
How did you choose the name, Pink Suede Shoe?
Well, when my daughter was about 6 months old I was just coming out of the new mom funk. I wanted something that I could do to keep me from turning into a person I didn't recognize. I felt like being a mom was taking over my whole personality, and I felt like I was losing myself. I needed something, ANYTHING, to remind me of who I am, what I love, and what I am capable of outside of my role as a mother. I decided to start a blog. It was National Pink Day, June 23, 2009. My sister and I were throwing around ideas and checking url's to see what was available. I knew I wanted it to have pink in there somewhere, and she came up with pinksuedeshoe. I bought the URL that day and started my blog.
For a few years I had a new blog post everyday, but it has been nearly 4 years since I updated my blog at all. Instagram killed it. I'm ok with that. I like the IG format of short captions with photos. I've been on IG for over 5 years and it's a great outlet for me to share what I am working on without spending too much time writing posts, or feeling the pressure to keep up with the demands that blogging and reading blogs can bring.