Saturday 9 at 9 ~ An Interview with...

Today I'm interviewing one of my favorite bloggers - I've been following her blogs for years and she has become a great friend and resource on Facebook too!  In the hotseat today, I present Ellen from Confesssions of An Overworked Mom and The Socialite's Closet

1.     Tell us a little bit about your blog:

I have two blogs.  Confessions of an Overworked Mom started out as a place for me to share my family’s journey toward a more eco-friendly lifestyle. We live in rural Vermont on two acres and have gardens, ducks and chickens and fruit trees.  Eventually I started to include books and products that I like as well.  My focus is on eco-friendly, time saving, gourmet products with a focus on recipes, crafts, fashion, and fitness. I hope it’s a place that busy moms can really identify with.

My second blog is called The Socialite’s Closet  I started it to share my love for beauty and fashion products.  I do some reviews and share fashions that I love from Pinterest or celebrity sites.  In the warmer weather, when the ground isn’t covered with snow, I love doing outfit posts as well.

2.     How long have you been blogging and what do you love about it?

I started blogging in 2008 on Confessions of an Overworked Mom.  I like that it helps me connect with other busy moms.  Juggling work, kids and household responsibilities can be really stressful and I found myself feeling like I was the only one that wasn’t able to handle everything like June Cleaver.  Connecting with other moms and sharing my thoughts has helped me learn that I’m not the only one. I hope that my blog can help others realize that as well.

3.     Who is the person or group behind the blog?

The person behind both blogs would be me. My name is Ellen and I’m a 45 year old woman who juggles a career in social media, two blogs, two teenagers, a husband and the typical responsibilities of a wife and mom.

4.     What hobbies/interests do you have?

I have a bunch of hobbies. In the warmer weather, I like to garden, walk and go geocaching. I love to cook, dabble in a variety of crafts, read too much, work too many hours and go shopping.

5.     If you could invite 4 people (real or fictional, living or dead) to a dinner party, who would you invite and what would you serve?

I’d probably invite my Grandparents and a Great Aunt and Uncle to dinner.  When they grew up, they lived so close to the earth and were so self reliant that I would love to talk to them about what their lives were like. When they were alive, I was too young to appreciate what they were doing and now it’s too late to learn from them.  I would probably make a roast chicken with vegetables and potatoes and finish off with a homemade cheesecake.  That’s the type of meal I remember from my childhood.

6.     I can’t live without…

Coffee… lots of coffee.  I work too many hours and tend to drink way too much coffee but at least I don’t fall asleep doing laundry that way.

7.     Something people would be surprised to know about me is…

We have 4 ducks and 5 chickens and in the summer I cook in a solar oven on sunny days.

8.     Three of my favorite blogs to visit are (includue urls) : - for eco-friendly living – for blog improvement  - for gorgeous food photography and recipes

9.     Three of my favorite posts on my blog are (Include urls) :

Beyond visiting these two fabulous blogs, you can also find Ellen hanging out on the following social media sites:

Thanks so much for hanging out at Acting Balanced this morning, Ellen!  I hope everyone has a chance to pop over and visit your blogs!

If you'd like to be featured in a future interview, drop me a line to Heather at Actingbalanced dot com and I'll send you the questions!