Casey is an artist with the clearest appreciation and passion for motherhood. She inspires me to "feel" moments to their fullest. Casey shares her joys and sadness, her art, her faith and her heart on her blog The Wiegands. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and on Instagram. Also visit her at The Wiegands and read more about Hope Spoken HERE.
What is your favorite part about being a mother?
Being a mom defines so much of my heart. I longed to be a mom for as long as I can remember. Becoming a mom gave me such a love and purpose that I never knew existed. My heart swells in motherhood- I love every part of it.
What are your children's names/ages and your favorite characteristics of each?
My oldest is Aiden (3). I love Aiden's sensitivity and tenderness. I see so much of myself in him and can really connect with him in a unique way. My second is Ainsleigh (2), and my favorite characteristics in Ains is her contagious personality and loving spirit. She's my little sunshine girl! Blessing everyone she comes in contact with! My third is Apple (6 months), and Apple is joyful and easy going. Her spirit is just absolutely precious. I am so smitten with all three of these babies; they carry my heart in each of them!
What is your favorite part of the day or week?
When we are together as a family, away from tvs/ phones/computers- just truly enjoying one another. I am so grateful for the family God has blessed me with and enjoying them is such a treasure to me.
When do you feel most relaxed and content?
I feel most relaxed and content when I am organized, when I have stayed on top of work/ house work/ quality time with family. Basically when everything is working as it should!
What is an ideal date night for you?
Dinner on a beach, watching the sunset and then walking down to an art gallery or a local candy shop.
How do you balance your home life and your blogging life?
The balance is constantly changing. I really only want to create when I am inspired so what this means is I will write when my heart is moving and I will save it in drafts...then I will publish it in my blog schedule when it allows for it. I try to not work when my babies are awake so that is always a bit tricky but somehow we make it work. My husband is amazing and incredibly supportive. He works from home so if I have a deadline for Disney baby or something that really needs to be done, he is great about trading off!
What is your "style uniform?"
My style uniform is normally jeans/pants, white t-shirt, sneaker wedges and a fun headband or hat!
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What are your favorite brands and stores to shop?
What is Hope Spoken? Tell us about the heart behind it.
On March 15, 2012, I wrote THIS post. I had a huge dream and strong push in my heart to host a Dallas conference. Then I started having complications with my pregnancy with Apple and heard a soft whisper to wait. Then two sweet girls scooped me up and asked me to walk along side them in their dream and that was an incredible honor. An honor to see God use them and to see their dreams come true. But I still had a pull in my heart. I still had my vision and my dream. So I took the leap. Emily Anderson and Danielle Burkleo also have a dream and ideas and creativity and hopes and all of this collided into one beautiful event, Hope Spoken.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. // Romans 5:1-5
"We have to be brave with our stories so that others can be brave with theirs."
You're very passionate about your faith and sharing it. Can you tell us about your heart and your beliefs?
I am an evangelical Christian- Saved by faith and grace. God rescuing me is humbling and I forever owe Him my life. If my purpose here on earth is to share with others His love then by all means I should be using the platform that was given to me to so unashamedly. I am faithfully His. I make mistakes but I can promise that I will always share of His impact in my life.