February 13, 2013

From The Mouth of Paisley Jade

Kristy is another lovely blogger who said yes when we approached her and asked if she would share her expertise with us on the panel. Kristy blogs from Whangarei - another spot in NZ with a strong blogging community.


My name is Kristy Drake

My blog address is www.paisleyjade.com

How long have you been blogging for? 5 years in April

What on earth made you say yes to speaking/answering questions at this event? I hate public speaking - but I want to live a daring life so decided to be crazy and say yes (plus, it's an honour to be asked to be involved!).

How do you feel about meeting new people? I'm naturally shy, although I do like to meet new people! Meeting other bloggers or blog readers is always fun, and sometimes it even feels like meeting a celebrity.

What is the best thing about blogging? Being inspired by others in all areas of life - parenting, crafty endeavours, health, photography, food etc. I've also absolutely loved meeting so many bloggers - some amazing friends have been made!

Please choose 5 words to describe your blog: Family, Crafty, Fun, Food, Faith

How do you spend your days in real-life? Apart from being the mum of 4 children, my husband Symon and I are Pastors of a great church in Whangarei, and I also work part-time in our School/Church in administration. Any time where I can squeeze in some crafty endeavour or baking after all of that is bonus (I have been known to hide away in the toilet or behind my bedroom curtains and crochet).

What is one thing you’d like to change about yourself? To not act so blonde - I do find myself saying and doing the silliest of things at times (like smelling fossilised dinosaur poo or patting my friends tummy and commenting about the baby not being here yet when she had already had it). Hopefully I won't make such a fool of myself on the question and answer panel!

What is one thing you love about meeting bloggers or reading blogs? I love realising that I'm not alone in the world out there - reading that others have the same thoughts, struggles etc as me can be refreshing! I also love being inspired by others.

What is something you are really proud of? That I discovered I could actually crochet after never thinking I had a creative bone in my body! A massive part of this was being inspired by bloggers who also loved to crochet.

One blog post you love - I love the post about my Dad's moustache cake. I did this before I knew moustaches were cool! http://www.paisleyjade.com/2010/03/mustache-cake.html 

Also love My Darkest Day - sad, but part of my journey that shows there is always hope even in the darkest moments. http://www.paisleyjade.com/2010/03/my-darkest-day.html


Are you getting excited about meeting all these fabulous women?? I certainly am. :o)


  1. YOU ROCK PJ. Blond moments and all :)

  2. I believe in blonde moments too - they are important for us all - even if just to lighten the atmosphere!

  3. Argh! You're a blogger-celeb for sure! Nervous/excited to meet you! :-)

  4. Yay - looking forward to meeting the famous PJ :)


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