Once upon a time, in a bloggy land not so faraway--Michigan to be exact--there lived a beautiful and witty blogger princess, who entertained her royal court with stories of snakes in the wall and goats and excessively friendly Wal-Mart check boys and other fuzzy and cuddly things. The blogger princess--let's call her Dweej--had an incredible gift, a talent for making people laugh. She was so full of happiness and joy, that just by association her devoted readers would become filled with happiness and joy as well. Well, by association and also by reading her lovable and sarcastic blog posts which chronicled her fascinating life as a blogger princess transported from Southern California to rural Michigan. The more the princess wrote the more she was adored, and she and all of her blogger friends and, oh, yeah, let's not forget That Donkey Guy, all lived happily ever after...as long as she never stopped writing. The End...
...But if you're only just discovering Dwija and House Unseen, Life Unscripted, then it's really only the beginning. You can thank me later. I take checks, cash, or baby goats.
What's In a Name?
Sometimes a title hints at a world untouched and undiscovered. For instance, when I first read the name "House Unseen, Life Unscripted," I remember thinking to myself "Self! There's a story behind this blog. I gua-ran-tee it!" You see I'm very intuitive. You may even say I have a sixth sense when it comes to these things. To give you, reader who hasn't been introduced to Dwija's blog and therefore now owes me a baby goat, an indication of what this mysteriously compelling title means I give you this condensed explanation, aka House Unseen, Life Unscripted, abridged:
Couple purchases home off of internet without setting eyes on it. Couple move themselves and brood of four kids halfway across the country to live in said home. Couple begins to transform fixer-upper into fixed-upper. Couple and brood of four kids grow with addition of dogs and chickens and various other happy things. Couple shares joy with the world via hi-larious web series about an enthusiastic donkey with a sexy Spanish accent and hi-larious blog chronicling the day-to-day adventures of their household joy and fabulosity. (Yes, that just happened.)
The long and short of it? The title gives only a tiny glimpse into the awesome adventure that is Dweej and her family's story. Read this blog. It's like a great book you can't put down.
The Gift of Dweej
Dweej, the blogger princess behind House Unseen, is a gift that keeps on giving. Her positive attitude and seemingly effortless sense of humor (<---CLICK ME for laughs!) is lovely and endearing and addictive. I only recently discovered Dwija and House Unseen, and yet, I already consider her a friend, and I can honestly say I'm glad to "know" her. Both she and her words uplift me, even when I'm feeling blue. As I was preparing this post last night, I had the pleasure of reading some of her older posts, posts I had previously not had time to catch up on. I took this feature as the opportunity to catch up as much as possible, because I don't want to miss a second of her story or her message. I came across this post, which inspired me in so many ways. In addition to laughs and entertainment, be sure to take away the wisdom that Dwija shares. Her mantra "always wonder, never worry" is one I will hold close to my heart forever.
Dwija really is a princess, and I hope you all will take the time to get to "know" her. You'll love her and House Unseen, Life Unscripted and That Donkey Guy and her four adorable kids and her three cute puppy-wuppies and her darling little chickens and her house that's becoming her castle. I promise. And remember that when you do fall in love with all the above, because you will, you owe me those goats.
And without further ado, a look inside House Unseen's mind and tummy...
Scrumptious Survey: Questions Answered By Dwija at House Unseen, Life Unscripted
What’s your favorite dish/food?
Well, when I was little I ate lots and lots and lots of Indian food, even for breakfast (true story), so curry and spiciness both hold very special places in my heart. And tomato products. If there is any such thing as spicy tomato curry, then that is totally my favorite food.
What’s your favorite type of cuisine (Italian, French, etc.)?
I know I just said Indian up there, but if I had to pick one cuisine I'd say Thai. Probably because it's something we just can't make very well at home so we're "forced" to go to a restaurant where someone else cooks and washes the dishes and sweeps the rice up off the floor. Doesn't that just sound awful?
What is unique about the cuisine in your part of the world?
My current part of the world is Michigan so you are gonna find some amazing home-cooked Polish food. Pierogis, kielbasa, delicious soups. Hearty, comforting and handmade by my awesome aunts!
The House Unseen, Life Unscripted love-fest ends here. I hope you all enjoyed my tribute to one of my very favorite blogs and its truly fabulous blogger princess.