Hello my lovely readers! Today I want to introduce you to my lovely Caffeine IV sponsor this month, Katy from Plays Well With Coffee. You’ve probably seen her ad at the bottom of all of my posts this past month. I adore Katy, she’s such a sweetheart and of course I love other geeky bloggers. So, in order for you to get to know Katy a little bit better, I’ve gone ahead and asked her a few questions all interview style. Also, she’s generously decided to give one lucky reader of My So-Called Chaos a $25 Etsy Gift Card, so make sure to stick around after the interview for a chance to win that.
How did you get started blogging?
The first blog I started reading was Cake Wrecks, a longggg time ago. This led to my blog roll growing and growing as I found more blogs I loved. Finally, I thought “I should totally do my own blog”. And, here I am today, three blogs later (the first two weren’t as structured and I just lost motivation) at Plays Well With Coffee.
What made you choose the name of your blog, Plays Well With Coffee?
I honestly thought about it for two days straight. I wanted something to do with coffee or curly hair. I asked a few friends and we all came up with a bunch of good, but – generic sounding ones. And then, Plays Well With Coffee popped into my head and I knew that was the one!
How do you take your coffee? Do you have a favorite mug?
Right now, I’m on Whole 30, so I take my coffee with a splash of almond milk. But before it was with a splash of French Vanilla creamer and a packet of real sugar. Nothing too fancy. I do love me a white mocha though! And, nothing beats some Rumchata in your coffee, but I feel like my work would frown on that if I started doing it during the week hahaha. Mugwise: Well…. I had this AWESOME mug collection and my coffee mug holder got knocked off the wall and all my mugs broke. It was devastating lol. The coffee mug holder has since been fixed, and is now sitting on a buffet in the kitchen because I refuse to hang it again (Coffee Mug Holder Event PTSD I think). I’m slowly restarting my mug collection. My favorite mug at this point though is probably my Skyline Drive, VA mug – going on that little road trip was an awesome time with my man and our dog!
What is the best book you’ve read recently, and why?
Before I read it, I never ever would have guessed it would be the answer to this question, but: The Martian by Andy Weir. It may be the nerd in me speaking but, I really enjoyed all the science and calculations that he talked about throughout the journey. I honestly thought that would be the reason I WOULDN’T like the book. But Weir did an amazing job providing the ‘facts’, while simultaneously keeping the reader engaged.
What’s are some of your favorite geeky things?
My Funko Pops! And I have this Toothless print. Which I adore!!!!! One of my goals is collect all the geeky prints and hang them on the wall above my craft desk 🙂
Do you collect anything? If so what, and why?
Mugs and Funko Pops! 🙂 Because: Coffee and Geek Love!
If you won a billion dollars tomorrow, what would you do?
Shew – Pay off the house and bills, get new cars, get married, put an addition onto the house, build a lady shed (craft room/ office) in the back yard (no boys allowed), pay off things for our parents, donate a bunch to local animal shelters, and take an amazing vacation. Then have all the children!!! lol
Do you have any advice for other bloggers out there?
Just be yourself! It’s your blog, so always do you! And, make a schedule and stick to it!! But – don’t beat yourself up if you cant. Just learn and move on!
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Enter the Giveaway
As I said before, Katy is offering one lucky reader a $25 Etsy gift card. If you need a recommendation for what you’d spend it on, I have a lovely suggestion in the upper right of my sidebar this week. This giveaway is open worldwide, ends on 3/1/16 at 12AM, and entering below agrees to all Terms and Conditions within the Rafflecopter widget.