blog love: Rouge & Whimsy

everyone, meet erika. erika, meet everyone. honestly though people, if you haven't stopped by Rouge & Whimsy yet it is a must because she is a must! not only is she creative with her etsy shop, but her and her adorable hubby take it up a notch with their hilarious humor, and her amazing fashion sense. 
so let's get whisked away with erika! 
xo TJ

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What are five words to describe your personality? 
creative + passionate + scattered + loving + joyful


Why did you decide to start blogging? 
I've always loved writing and I started a more personal blog shortly after getting married. I started blogging about less personal, day-to-day things and more about my side interest: fashion, creating, etc. It made sense to drop the personal blog and move to one just for me!



How did you name your blog? 
I love French culture and "rouge" is French for red. (I have red hair.) Plus I think that my personality is pretty creative, whimsical and I hope that my blog is a place of whimsy and happines for readers. Hence-- rouge & whimsy! 


What are some of your favorite blogs? 
I can never pick one! But currently I am loving Julie Ann Art, (julieannart.com), just lovely things (justlove.ly), lollipops (lollipopscards.com)  


What do you do when you are not blogging? 
work! :/ but that's boring to talk about-- so I love to cook and experiment with new recipes, sleep!, harass my puppy and hang out with the husband and friends.



A fellow Seattlite, I love it! Where are you favorite go-to spots in the city? (because you and I both know it doesn't rain ALL the time, ha)  
I LOVE Seattle. And yes, it doesn't rain all the time-- it just is gray a lot. But I love Ballard -- a sweet, funky neighborhood that has a great cafes , cobblestone streets, cute shops and a Sunday farmers' market!


You have yourself an etsy shop. What got you started in that? 
I've always been creative-- sewing, crafting, writing, whatever and selling things that I design and make seems like a great extension. I just launched a line of purses that I'm really excited about!




I just adore all your little DIY tutorials. What has been your favorite so far? 
Gosh I don't know! Probably making my doily banner! It's hanging across my living room window and makes me happy every time I see it! 


I'm a sucker for love stories. Tell us a little bit about you and your cute hubby! 
My hubby is very cute and so supportive of me! We met in college. I came home and he was studying business calculus with my roommate. Later we ended up chatting in the kitchen and became very good friends that started dating a few months later! We dated all through college and he proposed to me my senior year. (He's a year older than me.)


What are your future goals? 
Gosh-- I have so many! I would love my bags to be more successful, my blog to be more successful. I want to live a very creative life and ultimately get paid to do so. And have some kids along the way and travel more as well. :)


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so now that we've all gotten acquainted, let's all travel over and say a little hello to the lovely miss erika!

20 comments:

  1. She seems really nice - I'm going to check out her webpage.

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com
    x

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  2. She has some great style. My fav is her long skirt and scarf outfit!

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  3. First of all, somehow missed your last post...but the weekend photos are gorgeous! What glorious weather and pretty colours...and that food looks scrumptious!

    Thanks for sharing...I'm a huge fan of Rouge & Whimsy, she's fun and has great style!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Fun outfits!!! And I love that cutie purse! :)

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  5. I found Erica's blog recently and fell in love with it :)

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  6. oh jeez she is so adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I wish I had boots like those :) cute style Erica

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  8. she is just so darn adorable!!! AND a fellow Seattlite??!! this chickadee is a must meet for me :) thanks for the intro :) XO brynn

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  9. She's adorable! Thanks for sending me to her blog!

    elizabethabend.blogpost.com

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  10. I started following her blog a few months ago, I think she is just darling! I also love the fact that she lives in Seattle. I will be moving there then end of summer so local bloggy friends would be helpful in getting adjusted to a new place!

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  11. Great post!! I love her... and checking out the etsy shop now.

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  12. such a nice feature. she is so cute.

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  13. Oh isn't she the cutest? Love love her style!

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  14. love this little introduction to Erika! She is so lovely & creative.

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  15. Love her! So glad I got to meet her this weekend :)

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  16. Ooh I love that bag! Pink and Orange are my favorite colors to mix together =)

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  17. hi dear...
    you are very beautiful!!
    I'm discovering your blog now and it's fantastic..
    i'd like to know what do you think about my new post on my blog..
    http://www.2befab.com/2012/03/my-fashion-winter.html
    tell me know.. :) thanks
    xoxo2befab

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