5.27.2010

Interview with Shari from Little Blue Deer


Little Blue Deer was love at first site for me (get it, site?).  As soon as I looked at the design, the content, the personalized messages on each post I just knew I'd be checking this blog every day.  And I do.  "Little Blue Deer is a lifestyle, design, & inspiration source. I'm trying to live more beautifully... one day at a time", Shari Miller, the creative mind behind the blog, writes.  I wanted to know more about this unique designer so I decided to interview her and share what I found with you.  Some things I learned: she is as genuine, well spoken, as straight and to the point as I had always imagined.  She says so much in so little, which truly is a gift.  Read more to make an opinion of your own.

1.  How long have you been blogging?
I started Little Blue Deer on February 14, 2010 (it has turned out to be a Valentine's present to myself!)

2.  What got you into blogging?
I have always loved interior design and DIY, and I began poking around the blogosphere looking for inspiration for our own home.  Of course, it took about a minute for me to decide to start Little Blue Deer!

3.  Where does your inspiration come from?
I find inspiration everywhere.  My rule for blog posts is, if I don't absolutely love the image, it doesn't go up. So basically Little Blue Deer is a collection of images that touch my heart and appeal to me aesthetically.

4.  What do you do for a living?
I wish I blogged for a living!  My husband and I own a coffee shop and roasting company.  We operate it together and I am responsible for a lot of the marketing and all of the graphic design. I am a self-taught graphic artist and I freelance when I can.

5.  Do you have any goals when it comes to your blog?
See my first sentence above!  I also try to incorporate as much of my own design as possible into my blog, I think of it as somewhat of a portfolio.

Be sure to check out her exquisite blog HERE.  Also, be sure to enjoy it, because if you don't . . . that's a sure sign of insanity.

43 comments:

shari @ little blue deer said...

Awww, you are so awesome, Rachael! I am truly touched by your sweet, sweet words, they mean the world to me and I think you are SIMPLY amazing!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

adore her blog~ visual delights!

me :) said...

What beautiful pictures. I'll check out her blog now. Thanks for the recommendation :) xx

julianne. said...

those pictures are absolutley stunning.<3

Melanie said...

Great interview. I look at her blog daily, too. She's wonderful!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Thanks for giving us a little more insight on Little Deer. I'm following now.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Shari has a great blog, she will do great thinks I’m sure!

A Perfect Gray said...

so great to know a little more about shari! I love her blog and have been a faithful follower of hers since, well, the beginning, I guess! great post!

Josie said...

I love her! She's amazing.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Erika said...

I MUST check out her blog immediately! And I have to agree...blogging for a living would be fabulous!! :)

Ces't La Vie said...

i just love those colors...

sara

Diana Mieczan said...

I love her...She is such a great girl:)
Beautiful photos and thanks sweetie for that cool post!
Muah

Taj Acosta said...

Love Shari's blog! She's the sweetest too!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

1st i can't get over the pictures and 2nd how cute of an interview ... loves it

*Kisses*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Great interview! I love Little Blue Deer!

Jeanette said...

Love Shari and Little Blue Deer. I read her daily now and didn't even know we started our blogs around the same time - that's fun. She has a fabulous eye.

mise said...

It's nice to learn more about Shari, who is always so friendly and full of ideas, and I'm very impressed that she manages to combine blogging with operating a coffee shop.

Kelle Dame said...

I'm a huge fan of little blue deer and now a huge fan of Its simple love! I love that you included Audrey with her famous quote! She is the definition of simple elegance! Happily following :)

LouBoo said...

Hi - I am a big fan of Shari's blog and of yours - so this collaboration is great! Nice answers and I love that Shari says if it's not good enough it doesn't go on the blog. I agree with that approach! L x

Andhari said...

She has such a great styl! Good eye!:D

brit @ Antika Moda said...

Great interview choice!! I love her blog :) ♥

ALFIE said...

what an awesome combination of blog friends!! loved getting to know shari a bit more! you both have such lovely, lovely blogs :)

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Hey Rachael :)

I visit Shari's blog often, and it's always full of beauty and "gifts".... :) Good interview :) Have a fab evening :)

Emelie - C'est LA vie said...

Hi just found you through Shari's link. Yes, her blog is very special and lovely (and so is yours!) So many amazingly talented ladies out there - It's inspiring! X

Debby Lee said...

Rachael, I love when I get 2 of my favorite bloggers on the same page! Shari is so sweet and she outdid herself with these pictures! Great feature. xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

What a fabulous interview! Love Shari and so loved learning more about her :)

tywo said...

I love her blog!!!!


LOVE!

Vicki said...

I just love her interior images.. and she is such a lovely friendly blogger :) great interview!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Enjoyed reading this interview with Shari. I read her blog daily;)

Rhiannon Nicole said...

I adore Shari too!! What a fun little interview :) I love when you do these kinds of posts, they are so fun!! XO

The Girl Who Loved To Salsa said...

i just can not get enough of Little Blue Deer! already following her and she is following me !
her blog is absolutely divine :DD

so is yours btw :)))

following x x x
http://thesalsagirl.blogspot.com/
feel free to follow x x x

lisa golightly said...

Love that very talented Shari !!! Such a 'deer' ( he he ). XO Lisa

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I do so enjoy her blog! Great pics and interview!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Lovely photos. Lovely interview. I actually found your blog through Little Blue Deer & I'm so glad I did.

I'm your 500th follower, do I get a gift? Just kidding, darling. I'm looking forward to catching up on your past posts. Have a whimsical evening!

http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com
http://closetfullofgoodies.blogspot.com

VictoriaArt said...

Great! I adore her style and love to come back every day as well! She is the sweetest!
Great interview, Simple love!

Victoria

Wild and Precious said...

500 followers. rock on girl!

Tina said...

I love the gorgeous Shari and her beautiful blog:) Fabulous interview! Wishing you both a wonderful weekend ~ Tina :)

shopgirl said...

I love these interviews! I love learning about other people.

Great blog! I'm now a follower.

Cheers!

Rambles with Reese

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

Love Shari and everything she does!! What a great interview!! Thanks for sharing!!

Liz said...

hola rachael...

awesome post and interview. i just came acquainted with shari recently and so happy i did. i love you both ladies and blogs.

i hope you've had a wonderful week.

happy friday night and happy marvelous memorial day weekend.

oxox

Suyinsays said...

the guest posting is such a great idea!!! love your blog so much!
xxx

Fé... said...

I love each and every picture in your post. They're too beautiful. But then again, you always have beautiful stuff here. It's such a pleasure to be around!

Lily Riani said...

i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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