Hey everyone, I was asked by Mistle over at Sweet Tea and Hydrangeas to do something a little different.  I am going to give you the inside scoop on ME!!!

1. What inspired you to start a blog?

I have been running my Avon business for about 3 years now.  Last year I made President’s club.  That is when I realized my part time gig can actually make me some money.  I was trying to figure out what else I could do to get my name out there.  I have a page on facebook where I was doing weekly beauty tips.  I then started reading about a blogger that by writing about her business and about doing what she loved was able to meet a lot more people.  I figured I would give it a shot.  I have met some great people and read some amazing blogs and I’m just getting started.

2. Where are you originally from?

I am from Chicago land area.  I haven’t moved far from my original starting point.  I live about 8 miles from my dad.  He is getting up there in age so I like being close to him to help him out.

me and dad

3. What do you like to do for fun?

I have 2 dogs that are like my babies.  I love spending time with them either cuddling  on the couch or playing.  I love spending time with my boyfriend.  I work full time during the week so it is nice to be able to spend my weekends hanging with him going out to eat, movies, pool or hanging with other friends.

my babies
My babies 🙂

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I really want to visit Alaska.  I am almost obsessed with it.  I have all kinds of travel brochures and watch all the programs about Alaska on Discovery Channel and Travel Channel.  It will happen someday

5. What is your long-term goal for your blog?

I want to learn more about this blogging thing…lol.  I have pretty much only been doing this for a short time and just with this post figured out how to link someone’s page or add a link.  So it is safe to say I have a lot to learn.  I would love to attract more business to my Avon website. www.youravon.com/donnaettinger and I would love to find some folks that are looking to start their own beauty business and join my team.


6. What are two of your most popular posts?

I wrote a blog last week that blew up.  It is called My Plea to Bathing Suit Companies.  The second one is a follow up to that blog called Plus Size and Proud.  When the bathing suit post blew up it brought along some rude comments.  Instead of letting those comments hurt me it just prompted me to write a new blog.

7. What is your favorite tv show or movie?

I am sorry to say that I am a tv junkie…lol.  I know most talk about not watching much tv and what books they love to read, but I love my tv.  Right now it’s shark week…lol.  Love my sharks.  I am a loyal watcher of The Walking Dead.  I am counting the days until the next season starts. Right now I am into my Big Brother. I have been watching that show every summer since almost the beginning.

8. What advice would you give to bloggers that are just starting out?

Talk to other bloggers.  They know what they are doing and can pass that logic on to you.

9. What is your favorite food?


10. If you could listen to one cd for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This is a hard one.  I love my country music but I think if it was one cd it would have to be Appetite for Destruction by Guns n Roses (am I showing my age)

11. What is your favorite store to shop at?

I love thrift store shopping.  Every trip is an adventure.  You never know what you are going to find and I love the price 🙂

Well that’s it….that’s me in the nutshell.  I thought coming up with answers for 11 questions was going to be difficult.  I didn’t look ahead at the questions or spend a ton of thought on them.  I just answered them as they came so these are all raw and real answers with a couple pictures thrown in.  I hope you enjoyed.