The Little Goat: A Blog about Daily Life

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Let’s give Lauren, the author of The Little Goat, a warm SITS welcome.  Although the title of Lauren’s blog may lead you to believe this is a mom-blog, don’t be fooled.  Read on to find out how the title emerged and what Lauren’s blog is all about.

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Why do you blog?
For a while I wanted to blog because everyone else was doing it. I wanted a random spot to put my random musings, post stuff I liked, and be creative at times. I was never much of a diary keeper though, so I found it all to be a bit weird and forced. When I got engaged, that all changed. Now I had a place to put my details, my search for stuff, my process. But then I found that I didn’t want to share EVERYTHING, as I wanted the wedding to have some elements that were a surprise, so I mostly posted about my ideas, not my actual plans. I was selling handmade baby onesies (Wunzees) as well, so I’d post my latest creations, craft fairs that I was working, and even other awesomeness that I found on Etsy, my marketplace obsession. I used to have a feature called “Etsy Tag Monday” where I’d feature a theme on Etsy and cute stuff I’ve found. I got a bit lazy with the wedding planning, and then I just wanted to live my life and not necessarily write about it… but now that I’ve been blogging again as of recently, I may bring it back.

I want another reason to blog though. I want to blog about my family, babies, etc….but we are working on that part. :)

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What can readers expect to find when visiting your blog for the first time?
Readers will likely read through the posts, and think that a) I’m nesting, b) my husband is a bit odd–he is and that’s why I love him, and c) it’s a random hodge podge of stuff. Some cute, some short, lots of bright photography. All of this is true. Its a crafting fan blog with no real tutorials. It’s a wedding blog with no real advice. It’s just stuff I write at the moment, and I’m still definitely trying to find my voice.

I liked the name “The Little Goat,” as it worked with my Wunzees sales, becase if you think about it, a little goat is a kid, and my husband is obsessed with goats..so it worked. I have found however that my site looks like a mom blog or just that it should be coming from a mom, and I’m not one yet….so I guess I was thinking ahead?

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Tell us about “101 Things To Do In 1001 Days”?
This has been an Internet meme for a while now…and I thought I’d give it a shot. It gave me a reason to think about things I wanted to accomplish in the near future, and how I could actually do it. Like is it possible for me to go a week without the internet? Can I keep my finances in order? I recently updated my list, and realized that a lot of the stuff that I want to do, will probably be impossible before my 1001 days are up. I’d need to come into a windfall of money in order to travel like I had planned to, and to move to a home (hopefully our own), that I can paint walls to and have a backyard, are dreams, but need a longer timeline. The most recent update and thoughts on the 101 things can be found here.

Is there anything you won’t blog about?
There is a lot of stuff I like to keep private. My feelings for one. I’m not real big on putting it all out there like some of the really inspirational bloggers are. I can express myself when I need to, but I’m worried about those feelings that might be put in print forever coming back to bite me. When I get pregnant, I likely won’t post a lot of that stuff either. Jewish superstition says that you shouldn’t even have a baby shower before the baby is born, so I think that putting it in writing and sharing that way is even worse. My blogging habits I guess aren’t that of what a blogger should be. I mean, when I become a mother, I also don’t think that putting my kids lives out there for all to see before they even have a say is something I can get behind. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE reading about other kids antics…I just feel like if I’m protecting my privacy, theirs should be protected too.

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In what ways have you benefited from blogging?
It’s a good time killer, and a good way for me to get my ideas out there and ask for help. I’ve met a few great people, and reconnected with some I grew up with that are bloggers themselves. I feel like I have a lot more to learn and a lot farther to come. This SITS experience actually re-ignited my desire to write!

Favorite Posts:
The Rumors are True! I’m Engaged:  Love a good engagement story!
Will the Real Mick and Lauren Please Stand Up?:  Have you ever had anyone dress up as you?
Broderick K. Pubweiler Turns 5!:  Lauren’s dog is a “rescued” animal and much loved.

Comments

  1. Cute blog! And I am loving the mustache picture with the bridesmaids. Too cute!

  2. Yet another great FB! Happy Thursday, everyone!
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  3. The moustache picture with her bridesmaids is adorable!
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  4. YAY!!! Thanks so much for the feature today!! Cant wait to see the responses and interact with the community on my day!!
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  5. Love the photos! Off to check out more.
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  6. Love your style!
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  7. I love love love her wedding photos! So cute :)

    I’m so excited! We’re in FL today after a huge fiasco of a day (luckily the whole toddler on a plane part wasn’t part opf the bad stuff). Bad weather, scary flight, power outage upon our arrival! Yikes!
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  8. That is one way cool, nostalgic, old people wedding photo you got there!? LOL Wait….was i supposed to laugh? Good luck on that baby work. And remember you never get what you want (i.e. one girl) you get what you’re supposed to have (i.e. three boys)! ;)
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  9. Love the humor in the photos:)
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  10. Looks like another great blog!
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  11. Good Morning ladies!
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  12. can’t wait to settle in for a read!
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  13. This looks like a great blog! I can’t wait to check it out more.
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  14. What a great blog name! Heading over now.
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  15. I’m loving her boldness to be different and be herself. YAY!
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  16. I love all these pictures. Fantastic.

  17. Lots of good directions to go in & fun read! The b&w photo reminds me of my grandparents´ in the very early 1900s. The photos were quite serious. Nice to meet you!
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  18. Love her picures! a little bit quirky :)
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  19. Sounds interesting!
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  20. This blog is adorable! Vist it…now.
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  21. What absolutely gorgeous photos! Love the black and white, too.

    Good Morning, SITStahs. Hope everyone is having a great day!

  22. She seems freaking awesome!!!! I love that her blog isn’t just one niche. She is the niche! Great pics too.
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  23. Love the title of the blog, makes perfect sense, and I loved the pics, headed over there right now.
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  24. good morning! I love the photos!
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  25. Such fun pics!
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  26. Love those pictures. We’ll have to check it out.

    Happy Thursday!!
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  27. Looks like I have a great new blog to add to my reader!
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  28. I really love the wedding photo, very nice! Have a great SITS day!
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  29. Sounds like a unique blog! And I mean that in the best way possible :)
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  30. Happy SITS Day!

    While I’m a compulsive “over-sharer,” I can certainly appreciate Lauren’s perspective :-) It’s so interesting to meet bloggers with different missions, opinions, and motivations for deciding to write online. I’m so glad all these diverse and fascinating voices are finding an audience.
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  31. Off to read the feature:-)

  32. Great photos! I love blogs that are a hodgepodge of random things, so I can’t wait to check her out!
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  33. Love the title, the responses, & the pics!

    can’t wait to read more!
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  34. LOVE LOVe the photos!! Im going to go off and explore now.

    Come share YOUR Wednesday randoms with me and my readers!
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  35. Love Lauren’s attitude and can’t wait to check out her Wunzee line!
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  36. I wish I were talented enough to do things on Etsy. But no…

    Awesome photos! :D
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  37. Great pictures. Off to read!
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  38. OMG she is so cute! Love those wedding pictures! Congrats on your sits day.
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  39. Lauren sounds so lovely; I hope that someday, very soon, she will write a post that announces they are pregnant!
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  40. Love the blog name and the photos. If that’s any indication of your blog…I know I’m going to love it!
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  41. What fun pictures!
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  42. I try to keep some things private on my blog as well. I love the pics!
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  43. Her pictures are great!!
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  44. Goats!! Freakin’ digging it! And if that banner isn’t just the most adorable. Cannot wait to see more! Good addition to the SITS reading list
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  45. Loving the beard and the almost Munster(ish) b&w smile-less pic!! Totally not Bride and Groomy – though it is obviously. Lol! Superbly original. Loving your ability to remain so private. I’m the opposite in my creativity I expose myself – (in poetry and literature) but I’ve learned the hard way that secrets and silence can be damaging. Our experiences define us.

    Shah from wordsinsync.blogspot.com X
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  46. I love her fresh, honest voice. Great FB.
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  47. I’m definitely intrigued. And on my way to check it out! :)
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  48. Happy SITS day! My blog’s random too, be checking your blog in a minute!
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  49. I’m loving the pictures! I can’t wait to go over and check out her blog :)
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  50. What great photos. I especially love the black and white one. She seems like she’d be a lot of fun. Off to read more.
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