GTKY with Belle Brita

















*taken from her linkup* 
Getting to Know You is a monthly interview series that Brita created after the dissolution of Guys Behind the Blog. While Brita and her husband both answer the questions each month, feel free to use these questions to interview anyone in your life! Or just share your own responses. Link-up goes live on the last Tuesday of each month. 

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  • Make sure you link the relevant post, not your whole blog page.
  • Check out a few blogs while you’re here, and leave at least one comment.

How have you become a better person this year?

I don’t think per say I have improved on myself as much as I would have liked. I kinda fell back into a lot of old bad habits and became lazy in it all. I tend to let my emotions take over in most everyday tense or stressful scenario. I want to work on ALL these things. 

What do you think about creative outlets? Do you have one, and if so, what is it?

It’s great for your soul. Everyone needs an outlet to balance their life in one way or another. I definitely think this, blogging is my creative outlet! I am enjoying new things such as reading lots and brush lettering as a new skill. I have planned time to read at night for 30 mins to an hour and make it a priority to review the books. 

In a perfect world, what would be your top 5 priorities in life?

1. Buy a house
2. Have a happy, loving, successful marriage
3. Have a herd of dogs 😉
4. Have a blog that brings in supplemental income
5. Have a great group of friends who love and respect me

What do you want to improve about your life in 2017?

I want to have so much more follow through in this new year. I’m going to enjoy my passions and make my life more balanced. Goals are my big to do this year so I’m gonna create steps to achieve them. I want to get healthy with diet, fitness and water intake. We started by going getting a gym membership and I’ve been blogging steadily all week. I’m already on the way to accomplishing what I hope to as long as I stick to it!

Good Luck! Talk soon.

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Fresh Start, New Blog

Welcome!
If you’re new here- I’m Nora Spaulding (as you may have guessed) and I’m genuinely so excited to have you.. I want you to really understand what I’m trying to do here. Hold tight and I will explain everything! You can follow me on social media in the meantime, grab a cup of coffee/tea/favorite drink and read closely.

And if you’re returning and following along from The Petite Mrs blog then I must graciously thank you. It means a lot that you took a few moments to resubscribe, follow, bookmark or add me on my new social media. Those you can find to the right of the screen, I’m working on a few more fun places you can find me without making it look messy.

I write this lifestyle blog. I cannot say I fit into any one niche or have set topics because I don’t. It’s a little all over the place but I can tell you what you can expect to see while you’re here. In the description of this blog, I’d say it’s generally advice, general everyday lifestyle (mish- mosh of daily posts), a little marriage, pets, food/cooking, beauty/reviews/hauls, lots of good intentions/goals and stories from my past. I starting writing because it makes me feel good,… whole. Blogging has been a part of me since 2010, one year after Sean and I were married. I began a blog called “Two is better than One” (yes from the Boys like Girls song)  I wanted to share our newlywed adventures and inform family and friends on how we were doing.

Soon it morphed into making posts just for fun and I discovered the life of blogging. I only talked to a few selected people, but was constantly on the computer engaging in posts on Google Reader and stalking everyone’s social media every moment. The more I learned about it, the more time I wanted to spend writing, guest posting, getting designs made and making it all look nicer.

Over the years, I got antsy and changed the title a few times. First there was Two is better than one, then This Little Love, after that it was Nora Maybelle and finally The Petite Mrs which I used for a couple years. But I feel I outgrew it and I think it was sending the wrong idea. I’m not just a wife. I’m very proud and happy to be a wife of seven years but that’s not all I am. This will be a sacred piece of the web even more raw and personal, happy and positive (with all that I have). I’ll allow myself to change, grow and be determined to make 2017 better than 2016.

So this blog is a discovery of who I am in each and every little way. We’ll be talking and sharing lots of things with each other. My main objective has always been to be transparent and relatable. This word keeps popping up recently, I’m not sure what I even mean.  Commonality through my blog is important and to feel like we are close friends. While remaining and being very reliable here on my blog with a posting schedule I can stick to and hold up on my end. For the most part I’ll be posting 3+ days a week. Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays and Sunday with a linkup a co-host called Bloggy Brunch.  You can see the rules and guidelines over on Pamelas’ blog Hodge Podge Moments *I recommend following her anyway because she’s incredible!* This post by Pam will explain what it’s all about and what the simple rules are and they’re the same every week. We are also accompanied by Raewyn again as well. It’s a great way to share, be sure to comment on others and be seen by lots of fellow bloggers. The first one of 2017 went live yesterday- go check it out here now.

We are off to a good start for 2017 and I want to continue the momentum with nothing but positivity. January Goals coming up next on Wednesday! I’ll always share each blog post to social media a few times the morning it goes live. So be subscribed or be on the lookout for new posts from me every M/W/F and Sunday!

Bloggy Brunch Week 1

Welcome to the first edition of Bloggy Brunch linkup 2017! 

I’m so thrilled you could make it and if you’re new here don’t hesitate to jump right in, leave a link and be sure to leave love on other posts you enjoy! I know to most of you I’m brand new (or here’s a refresher). I’m Nora, 27, living in Sandy in the PNW and loving it! I’ve been married for 7 years and counting to my wonderful and supportive husband Sean. We have two dachshunds Bouncer and Maggie who are featured here quite often. They’re adorable and it’s pretty great having them be our fur-kids. I’ve been blogging for 7 years now and I’m so excited to be back on Blogger and on my own personal URL.

I hope the holidays were good to you, it was a pretty good season for us too. We enjoyed time with my in-laws and extended family. And we also played in the snow that came twice during the cold weeks of snow and ice. Everyone here in the house (roommate and his girlfriend included) went out for a few ventures out in the ice and that made it a nerve-wracking kind of adventure. Luckily we got chains for our Prius (too light, skids) before it gets too bad into the coming months. Now let’s hope it doesn’t suddenly stay a warmer season. Six inches was unbelievable for me to see. It was pure beauty of nature and I took a lot of pictures for proof.
I’m thankful for having my ladies (Raewyn, Pamela) join me again in this link-up and I think it’s fitting for a relaxing, around community Sunday type of post.
Tell me below What your favorite Sunday activity is? Or non-activity?


This is where each featured post from the previous week will be. 


I hope you have a lovely first week of 2017 and please let me know if you want to see any certain topics. Welcome to my new space, I’m so blessed to have you.
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Hi! I'm Nora

I’m a stay-at-home wife & dog-mom. I began this blog ten years ago,  I couldn’t ignore that I felt a calling to help people find comfort, a sense of belonging or a place of community whenever they really needed it. » Read more about me here on my About page!

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