There are sometimes gray days, when we need to find little things to help us move forward. Mrs. Heather Hesington runs a blog called HousewifeGlamour.com that does just that: it helps you find the glamor in your life. Whether you’re planning to get fit for a semi-marathon, to cook a Thanksgiving dinner or to engage into a personal cleaning project, Heather Hesington got you covered. So let’s find out more about her.
1. Please briefly introduce yourself.
Hi! My name is Heather, and I am the writer behind Housewife Glamour. I am a blogger, freelance writer, certified personal trainer, former NBA dancer, health nut, animal lover, and fitness enthusiast.
I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and moved up to Rochester Hills, Michigan for my husband’s job in 2012. To say it has been an adjustment would be a serious understatement! After two years of living in the Midwest, I have learned to appreciate the seasons and enjoy exploring fun things to do and places to dine out in our area. We don’t have any children, yet, but we do have three crazy fur kids that keep us quite entertained. Both my husband and I like to run in long distance races and I often take my pup, Roadie, along for the training!
2. How did you find your passion for writing and what made you start blogging?
What started out as a way to document our wedding planning has blossomed into the lighthearted healthy living and lifestyle blog you see today, and I am so thankful I started the journey years ago. My goal with blogging is to make an impact and show how fun (and delicious!) healthy, happy, and active living can be. While workouts and recipes are my main focus, I do enjoy dabbling into “Do It Yourself” (DIY) projects and decorating when I get the itch for it. I am really looking forward to buying a house and getting into the makeover projects when that time comes!
3. What’s the story behind housewifeglamour.com?
I came up with the name Housewife Glamour as a blog title when I was a newlywed in 2011, while I was very much into being Betty Homemaker and creating everything DIY. Since then, my focus has morphed into healthy living, but I’ve chosen to keep the name and run with it for now. (Read more about the meaning behind the title here.)
I write to inspire anyone and everyone to join the healthy living lifestyle by introducing quick and healthy meals, snacks, recipes, and workouts you could easily incorporate into a hectic schedule. Both my husband and I love to travel and are self-proclaimed foodies, so I also cover a lot of our trips, restaurant reviews and whereabouts.
4. Thanksgiving is approaching. What are your plans for the dinner, what will you prepare? What about after?
Since my husband and I moved to Michigan, our Thanksgivings have been a little different than when I was growing up. I was happy to host my in-laws over the past two Thanksgivings, and went all out last year with a huge dinner spread including homemade butternut squash soup, turkey, pot roast, stuffed mushrooms, green bean casserole, glazed carrots, pumpkin pie, blueberry jello salad, and pumpkin bread!
My mother is coming into town for Thanksgiving this year, and we all agreed to keep things low key this time. I made a request for my husband’s famous spicy brisket chili with cornbread, and of course, pumpkin pie. Cleaning up after a big dinner party is almost just as much work as preparing for it! I always try to clean as I go while I’m cooking, and appreciate it when guests want to talk by the kitchen afterwards so I can get a head start on putting everything away.
5. How about the winter holidays?
I honestly haven’t even thought about Christmas. My husband and I might go home to spend the holiday with his family in Missouri, which would be great!
6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Will you still be blogging?
I can see myself blogging for quite a while. Currently, I share posts and articles often (usually twice a weekday), and will continue to do so as long as it makes sense for my schedule. I am a certified personal trainer and hope to get back into teaching group exercise classes, so when we decide to settle down and start a family it will all depend on what is doable.
When I become a mother, I will probably include posts about motherhood, but my plans are to keep the same focus. Regardless of how often I blog, I enjoy the creative outlet and plan to keep it up for years to come!
7. What is your current vacuum cleaner? How do you feel about it?
Oh my goodness, our vacuum cleaner is ancient. We are in dire need of an upgrade! Currently, I use a Eureka Boss Smartvac that my husband had before 2007 when I met him. It gets the job done, has held up over the past eight (or maybe more) years, and I like the attachments, but I would love to try something new. Eurekas are great, but I am dying to try out a Dyson Ball (the DC50 Animal Compact or DC65 Animal Upright)!
8. Would you recommend professional cleaning services?
If cleaning your home is something you spend a big chunk of your free time doing, I definitely recommend it. I currently don’t use a house cleaner, but I have in the past when I was working three jobs and barely home. It’s a really nice feeling to come home to a clean house on a Friday after work!
9. How many times do you clean your home per week? Could you give a few cleaning tips for our readers?
Since I work mostly from home, it’s nice to be able to clean up here and there throughout the day. I clean the house from top to bottom when I am done with my work every Friday afternoon. In order to keep things tidy throughout the week and easier for me on cleaning days, I sweep the floors every couple of days and do a load of laundry every other day or so. I make the bed as soon as I get out of it, which helps me keep our bedroom organized. I am an avid daily shower spray and squeegee user. Also, I straighten up and put things away every night before I go to bed. I make sure all the laundry is off the floor, pillows are on the couch, blankets are folded, and dishes are put away. Even taking ten to fifteen minutes a day makes a huge difference!
10. A message to your fans…
Whatever you click over to read or get out of reading my blog, I hope it influences you to do what makes you happy. Being “glamorous” is more than just skin deep. Feeling good about who you are is what makes you beautiful, and moving across the country has forced me out of my comfort zone and into making the most out of the challenges life hands us. My goals are to inspire you to keep positive, happy, healthy, and enjoy the little things life has to offer.
Thank you so much for reading!
Thank you Heather, this was indeed a lovely interview! I saw you are interested in Dyson DC50, I’ll be reviewing it pretty soon. If you liked this interview, both me and Heather would love some feedback. Have a great day!