FAQ

BLOG STUFF

WHAT IS SWEET PHENOMENA ABOUT?

I used to blog about homeschooling, but recently I decided to switch things up.

I’m excited to write about how parents can help their 8-12 year old daughters sparkle and shine through education appreciation, career exploration, and self-esteem building.

Visit this page to learn a bit more!

WHO DESIGNED YOUR BLOG?

That’s a hefty question!  It was definitely a group effort.

I am now using Genesis {I love it SO much more than Thesis!}, and the child theme I’m using is Cre8tive Burst.  The theme’s code has been tweaked quite a bit, though, to match my colors, etc.

My logo was designed by a designer I found on Etsy.  I loved her work, and am happy with my logo, but I won’t be linking to her here.  She never finished the job she was paid to do and won’t return my emails, so I don’t want to give her any promotion.

If you really must know who she is, email me and I’ll let you know.

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE DATED POSTS WITH THE PICTURES?

Way back when I started blogging I found out about Project 365.  I started participating, and then I started sucking at participating.

I probably would have stopped doing it, but I realized that Vince loves seeing the photos.  He’s not here much of the time and it gives him a chance to see what’s going on.

Each month feeds to a portfolio page, but to do so, they have to first be posted as posts with a certain category.

Hence, the photos.

WHAT’S WITH THE BLOG NAME?  I THOUGHT THE BLOG WOULD BE ABOUT BAKING…

At the time I started the blog, I was still baking as a profession.  Kinda, sorta…

My business name was “The Sweet Emporium,” so the sweet thing kind of just stuck.

Sweet Phenomena embodies what I love: showing girls that they can be totally epic {sweet} and a phenomena that will change the world.

DO YOU ACCEPT GUEST POSTS?

Not at this time.

PERSONAL STUFF

HOW DID YOU END UP IN AL?

Vince was getting out of the Navy and he needed a job.  We like to eat, you know…

I told him I’d live anywhere except CA {too expensive and all…}.  Within three months we were in AL and he was starting a new job.

I love my house and the life we’re building, but it sure isn’t home.  Or WA, which is the place I still get homesick for.

DO YOU WORK?

Doesn’t every mom?

Besides being the most amazeballs mom to Babydoll, I also work from home as a boutique business consultant and I write {you know, the blog, my eBook, other projects}.

WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR PREVIOUS LIFE?

You mean before becoming a mother?

I went to school.  Then, I became a mother, and I was a mother.

Then, I decided I wanted to do something for myself, because I’m selfish like that, so I took cake decorating lessons and started a custom cake company in Seattle, called Cakes by Tiffany.

Then, we moved and I decided to restart the business, but with a different name and branding.  The Sweet Emporium still exists, in name only, but still cranks out a cake or two for uber-special people.

Then, I decided to start writing, because that was something else I wanted to do.  And here we are, surround by all this awesome.

WHAT’S SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

When I was in high school, I had a problem with running into walls…

Now, as an adult, I have a problem with falling down the stairs…