You’ll probably recognize Tieka of Selective Potential from our recent Spring Fever Blogger Challenge. After working with her on that project, I realized I wanted to know a little more about this wonderful blogger, and I thought you all would too! She’s one of the sweetest people I’ve ever worked with, and it was fun finding out her favorite bands, who she’d have play her in a movie, and just what her dreams for the future are. Keep reading to learn what Tieka is up to when she’s not blogging, take a gander at some of her favorite ModCloth pieces, and get a glimpse of her amazing namesake dress.
You currently live in Michigan. Is that where you grew up? Do you think your locale influences your style?
Yes—born and raised! I definitely feel my locale influences my style—I use the many gorgeous scenic views we have here as inspiration for my outfits!
Which celebrity would play you in a movie of your life and why? Who would play your husband?
I would love it if Kate Hudson played me in the movie of my life—just like her scene in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days when she’s breaking up the boy’s poker night! It’s such a resemblance to me! I crack up every time I watch it. And as for my husband, it’d definitely be John Corbett. He melts my shorts!
Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your dreams for the future?
In five years – I see myself still happily married to my husband, with a few babies, living in a vintage home in the historic district of our town! My dream for the future is to have a simple life—watch my kids grow and celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary!
Do you blog full-time, or do you have a day job?
Although I technically work full-time on this blog, I have a part-time job at a recycling center, and I’m a full-time student at a small art and design college! I’m too busy for my own good! My major is in digital media with a focus in interactive design—probably why I love blogging so much! It combines so many things I love!
What style blogs do you follow?
My biggest inspirations are my fellow girls in the Delightful Dozen (love you girls!), and I’m also in love with Le Blog de Betty, Blonde Bedhead, Lulu Letty and Kendi Everyday, to name a few! Phew, that was hard. There are so many wonderful girls and blogs out there!
If you could travel anywhere in the universe, where would it be?
I’ve always wanted to travel to Tuscany, Italy. After watching Under the Tuscan Sun too many times for my own good, I’ve always wanted to travel there—to fix up an old crumbling villa, experience a new culture, learn a new language, cook amazing Italian dinners and ride Vespas through the streets!
When you’re not blogging, what are your other hobbies?
My husband and I go to the movies every week, if not twice a week. We also love to be tourists in our own state and visit all kinds of festivals, museums, zoos, shopping areas, tourist spots. It’s our favorite thing to travel—even if it is just locally right now! I also like to play guitar, read too many other blogs and the rest of my time is spent cleaning or playing Sims!
What are your favorite bands?
My absolute favorite band of all time is Minus the Bear. My other favorite bands are Hot Rod Circuit, The Jealous Sound, The Appleseed Cast, Phoenix, Tegan & Sara and Two Door Cinema Club.
And last but not least— if you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you eat?
I’m not one who goes too crazy for celebrities or anyone famous—so I’d have to say it’d be my grandpa, who passed away ten years ago. We’d eat cinnamon sugar toast for morning breakfast in their kitchen, and he would play old time cassettes on his radio player for me! Just like old times!
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