You Asked, I’m Answering {Answering Your Questions}

Hey guys! You guys came up with so many great questions, and I had such a fun time answering them. I’m sure you’re eager to read, so I won’t keep you any more with a boring intro!

// blogging & etsy //

What is the best and worst thing about running a business / having a blog?

I’d say that the best thing about blogging / running a business is that you get meet new people, encourage and inspire people and create content. The worst thing is that there is always more work to do and more content to create.

What piece of advise would you give someone looking to start an Etsy shop?

Good question! I’d say to stick to one niche with your Etsy shop (remember you can always open another one with a different theme) and to consistently create products. Also, remember that visuals are super important on Etsy, so your photos need to be on point!

What are your five favorite entrepreneur resources?

Ooh, I love this question. Well if we’re talking any entrepreneur resources in the world, than here you go!

  1. OneNote – or another similar planning system such as Evernote
  2. Business Boutique – podcast and book
  3. Adobe Software – Photoshop and Lightroom
  4. WordPress – blog hosting service, free and payed options
  5. Grammerly – spellcheck, personal editor

What are your productivity tips?

Ooh, another great question! Some things I do to boost my productivity are 1) Exercise, 2) Drink lemon water, 3) Listen to music in the background.

Favorite Etsy shops?

Well, I love a lot of Etsy shops, but if I had to narrow it down to only a few, then they would be..

Since you’ve started blogging, how has your life been different?

Since I started blogging I’ve definitely become more confident and more comfortable talking to people, which I’m so happy for. #thanksblogging

Why did you start blogging?

I actually started for school program. I was only required to make 1 post with 1 picture. XD I just liked it so much that I kept going until I realized that I could make this hobby a “thing”

// fashion //

What stores would you not recommend for clothing?

Well, I don’t like shopping online at TJMaxx, because they’ve sent the wrong size multiple times, but in-store is fine. I also found some of Old Navy’s items to not be super high quality, but I do have things from there that are fine. (sorry Old Navy fans) I’m also SUPER picky about jeans, and I think that Walmart jeans feel cheap and stretch out super easily.

Your top 3 favorite scrunchie stores?

Ooh, good question for scrunchies I love Francesca’s, Brave With Grace (on Etsy), and Kohls

Would your rather wear shorts or jeans for the rest of your life?

Definitely jeans, they’re much more versatile and practical than shorts. πŸ˜‰

What is something you don’t wear often but wish you did?

Jumpsuits! I really want to start wearing these more!

Do you prefer wearing dressy / casual style?

Ooh, good question! Definitely more casual, not that I don’t enjoy dressing up, I just prefer more casual clothes.

What is your favorite color scheme to wear?

I love more neutral color schemes in general, and other than that I really like mostly any neutral color scheme.

What is your opinion on yoga pants?

Good question! I think that if they’re not completely skin tight, they’re fine, and if they are you should wear something longer over them, if that makes sense. πŸ™‚

Have you ever bought clothes off Amazon?

I have bought two clothing items off Amazon, one was a swimsuit, which seemed nice enough but then the design wore off after the first wash, and a pair of shorts, which I actually really like. I think the reason I don’t do it more often is because often the pictures aren’t high quality enough to tell what the quality of the item is. If that makes any sense.

// life //

How many pen pals do you have?

I currently have 3!

Do you have twinkle lights?

Yes I do, and they are quite lovely!

Your favorite bible verses?

Ooh, good question! There really are so many good ones out there, but two that come to me right now are:

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.

Romans 15:13 NIV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Phillippians 4:6-7 NIV

Do you have a long distance friend, if yes how do you guys keep in touch?

I wouldn’t say I have a long distance friend, like someone who moved away or something. However all of my pen-pals and blogging friends live quite far apart, so I stay in contact through email and writing letters. πŸ™‚

What’s been the highlight of your summer?

Ooh, definitely going to summer camp!

What’s your opinion on going barefoot?

Yes, completely yes. Although, socks are nice too. As are shoes.

Favorite instrumental music?

I love listening to the tunes of old hymns, they’re so peaceful.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Kind of both? I definitely can talk to people and enjoy hanging out with groups of friends, but I also enjoy my “me” time too.

What’s been your favorite question to answer from this q&a?

Eeeep, good question! I really liked the “favorite Etsy shops” question. XD

If you have dinner with any one person the world, who would it be?

Ooh, I’d love to have dinner with one of my blogging friends, or with Joanna Gaines. XD

Favorite book series and why?

THE PENDERWICKS. Why? Because they are literally the most interesting and humorous books I’ve ever read. And they are easy to read, which is quite nice!

Best ice cream flavor in the world?

Ooh, black raspberry chocolate chunk πŸ˜›

What are your thoughts on teenage relationships?

Good question. I think that all relationships should start out as genuine friendships, and if you decide to start dating someone it should always be with the intent of marriage. Therefore I think that whenever you are ready to date with the intent of marriage (typically when you are close or ready to get married) you could date someone.

What camera do you use?

I currently use a Canon Rebel T6.

Some tips for repairing broken friendships?

First of all, I totally know how this feels, and I don’t have it all completely figured out, but I have found a few things that I have really helped me personally: 1) Always, always stay true to yourself. Don’t change because the other person has changed, don’t cave into your beliefs. In the long run staying yourself will be so much better. 2) Do all things with love. If there is someone who has hurt you don’t gossip, don’t hate, just love. love, love love.

What do you describe as a perfect day?

Oh good question! 70 degree weather, a nice morning run, doing blogging, maybe some baking and letter writing, then shopping in the evening.

Do you prefer Bethel or Hillsong?

Bethel, because of their spontaneous live videos. Guys, it’s like being at a concert for about 15 minutes…kind of. πŸ˜‰

Do you overthink of not think at all?

I do overthink things, yes.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading the answers to the questions. If you didn’t see your exact question, it’s because there were seriously SO MANY questions, and so many of them were the same or super close, so I combined those into one question that kind of covered it all.

Have a wonderful weekend guys and enjoy the last “real” weekend of summer!

πŸ’™ Hannah

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