What inspired you to start blogging?
I started blogging because I felt not satisfied about my life, especially about my job. I felt that I was ignoring my interior life and needed to do something about it. I also felt “blocked” about my life choices. One evening I was at the cinema watching the movie “Julie & Julia” in which the protagonist changed her life by starting a blog, so I thought it could be a good idea to do something nice for myself. I didn’t know much about blogging before that night…
Inspiring photos found on Little Emma English Home Blog
What will readers learn from your blog?
I’m conscious that there are many “professional” interior blogs and many blogger who do this better than me. They do an extraordinary work and I learn a lot from them, they inspire me and teach me how I can make my blog more interesting. When I started, I just wanted to create a space where I can share what I like and who I am. But now has become more than this and I feel a sort of “responsibility” towards the affectionate people who follow me day by day, I wish to find new ideas for them, new inspiring blogs, or simply share something more about my life with them. I hope they could find a sort of virtual place where we could all meet and share a nice time together. Some of them have become my friends, they write me wonderful mails, encourage me, are happy for my success. I sincerely want to share all those things with them, I really care.
I discovered this blog because of Zaira
What part of the country are you from?
I live in a small town south Milan called Lodi. It’s an historic town, very pretty, although the area is often grey and foggy in winter. But in summer I like to walk in the beautiful squared piazza or just drink cappuccino in one of the cafes that are all around the square. I like it because it’s very closed to important cities like Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Cremona. So sometimes, on Saturday morning, when I have nothing better to do, I get into my car and drive down there for some shopping at the markets or just to visit them.
How would you describe your decorating style?
I really don’t know how to describe my style. I like to mix many things: country, shabby, Scandinavian, french. I like romantic accents but not too much flowers or pink and not too many laces, vintage…I am a simple girl and I like simple things, neat shapes, daily life objects to be used in an alternative way. I like natural tones but also accents of colours. For example, I’m planning my kitchen with white furniture, white woods on the walls but all my utensils and fabrics are red. And for my bathroom a sort of
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inspiring photos found on Little Emma English Home
How did you come up with the name for your blog?
I’ve been thinking a lot about it, I wanted to find something that could reflect my love for English culture and its way of living, for it has always fascinated me so much. Emma is the name I would choose for my daughter, so the name of the blog refers to the kind of home I would build for my family.
How has blogging had an impact on your life?
Blogging gave me the courage to do those things I’ve always delayed because I felt not ready: find a house, search for a new job, do something for myself. Now I’m really addicted to it…And it gave me the chance to meet wonderful ladies not only from Italy,but from around the world. They inspire me a lot and I really hope to meet some of them in person sooner or later. I would like to finish this interview saying thank you Maria from the bottom of my heart, I feel honoured and happy to be here in your beautiful blog.
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What inspired you to start a blog?
I found my first blog, Bring the Rain, about 3 years ago. I was so inspired by Angie's story and her faith in the midst of losing a child. Her honesty and transparency reached into my soul and touched me in such a deep way. I had no idea that there were decorating blogs out there until I eventually stumbled onto My Sweet Savannah, Life in Grace, The Inspired Room and Nesting Place. I was so inspired by all of these women and the lives that they are living that I decided to join the fun!
I have to admit that coming up with a name for my blog was SO hard! I'm sure that I jotted down about 50 names before settling on "between you & me." Naming my children wasn't near as hard as naming this blog! I wish I could take credit for the name, but my husband actually came up with it when he was tweaking a picture of our family with our kids between us for my very first header. When he said it, it stuck! The name explains what the purpose of my blog is, which is to share my life with my readers, in hopes that they'll be inspired.
I love living life intentionally and transparently, and I want my readers to be inspired to love the life that they are living and not be afraid to live it before others.
How do you describe your decorating style?
I guess most would say that I have an eclectic style. I'm most inspired by cottage style living and farmhouse living. I've definitely become more confident in what I know that I love and want to surround myself with in the past several years. I'm no professional, but here are some of the decorating rules that I live by...I love mixing old with new. I love creamy whites with punches of color! Bright sunlight and plants work magic for any home. I'm a fan of buying art that you love, and I prefer a few big spectacular pieces of furniture over a lot of little pieces any day! You can learn a lot about your decorating style by looking at all the pictures featured out in blogland. If I'm drawn to a picture, then I like to think about what aspect of the picture has inspired me and then find a way to implement it in our home
How has blogging impacted your life?
I'm meeting so many wonderful people who are encouraging and intentional, and it's given me a creative outlet, which has brought such JOY in the midst of my daily routine.
Where are you from?
We are from North Georgia, but my husband's job moved us to Orlando, FL about 2 years ago. We've been married almost 14 years, and we've lived in Kentucky, Alabama,
Thanks Tara! She is the sweetest girl!