Monday, January 20, 2014


Are you ready for the second installment of meet out sponsors? Me too! 

This is Joni from 6 Cherries On Top, we have been blog friends for sometime now I can always relate to how crazy fun (fun and crazy?) big families can be! Why do all the best people have to live on the other side of the country from me? Internet bffs for life!

Her kids are crazy adorable, talented, and fun - Joni is one lucky lady to get to be there mama and she does a darn good job of it! A devoted blogger since 2009, she is always posting about weightless, diy ideas, her family going-ons and more. You'll want to add 6 Cherries On Top to your reader for sure!

I sent Joni a set of, what I thought were, fun questions to pick her brain a little and get to know her a better. See what she had to say...
1. Tell us two jokes. Come on, really make us laugh!

Unfortunately, I am not much of a joke teller. All my jokes are either on an Elementary level or too inappropriate to share. Besides, I am more of a "life comedian" (definitely a phrase I made up). I have a naturally funny personality and enjoy making those around me laugh.

2. Name three of your favorite Etsy shops. One has to be one you're pretty sure not a lot of us know about.

Crochet hats, headbands, and wrist warmers from Little Miss Frilly, little boy's bow ties and neck ties from Sweet-n-Sassy Shoppe, drawings and watercolor art from FlavorPink

3. If you have $500 to spend at Target right now, what would make it into your cart?

Right now, I can't stop thinking about warmer weather already. We love to spend most of our day outside during the Spring and Summer, and have been thinking about a new patio furniture set. We really have quite a large back porch and I would love for that space to be a little more inviting and user friendly for our kids, entertaining, and just having fun as a family.

4. Describe your perfect weekend.

Almost all of our life plans involve adventures with our children, but since Jason and I haven't had time together, that was more than a few hours, in a long time, I would love to have a kid free weekend of just him and I doing things around the city. It would definitely involve eating at all of our favorite restaurant locations, the movies, some shopping, and a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game.

5. What is your favorite thing about being a mama? On the flip-side, what part were you not expecting to be more difficult?

My favorite thing about being a mama is just simply being the mom of 6 amazing kids. I love having a big family! It's not always easy, but we do have a lot of fun! I also love being able to do things with them that my parents didn't do with me. My parents weren't always involved as much as I would have liked, so sometimes I am doing things with them for the first time myself.

The hardest part is not having much alone time. I do everything with my children. For the most part, I want to do everything with them, but sometimes I do need my space. Sometimes, I don't want to wake up at 5 a.m. and have full on conversations, I just want silence. Sometimes, I want to shower and pee in private, without someone coming in to ask me what we are having for dinner. Sometimes, I want to just head out the door on a whim and do whatever I want without having to find a sitter.

6. What is your Starbucks order?

I'm a plain Jane! It's a simple Caramel Macchiato for me.

7. Favorite movie line? Let's see if we can guess what it is from!

"One day can make your life, one day can ruin your life. All life is, is 3 or 4 big days that change everything."

8. Describe yourself in one word.


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So much yes to both parts of #5. Why are kids so chatty in the morning? Do they think of ALL the things they have to ask us the second we are at the breakfast table while sleeping? Ugh.

Thanks for stopping by Joni!
xoxo melissa