Friday, August 22, 2014

Behind the Scenes: About Me & Why I Blog

Hello lovelies! My week was such a total whirlwind that I didn't even have time to take many pictures this week. Sad, I know. The previous weekend was filled with camping, and Tuesday and Wednesday were filled with work, which is also where I am all day today. 

Why I Blog and About Me

So, I decided to do a little different post today. A "recap of me"! I always love reading these kinds of posts about other bloggers, and I haven't done one like this in such a while. I'm hoping my new readers (and old ones!) will enjoy it!

Favorite Places to Shop:
Francesca's
Dottie Couture
Red Dress Boutique
 Forever 21


Favorite Coffee Order: 
(From Starbucks of course!)
Caramel Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte


Favorite Restaurant for Date Night:
Bagger Dave's
Any pizza place!


What I Blog About:

I started out blogging as a DIY blogger, but that changed the longer I blogged! I now blog about fashion, beauty, my everyday life, and DIY's! I participate in a lot of link ups that include Trending Tuesdays, What I Wore Wednesdays, Weekending Recaps on Mondays, and Friday Favorites on the weekend!


How it All Started:

I stumbled upon Kate's blog - The Small Things Blog - on pinterest when looking for hair styles for my wedding. And I just kind of started randomly following along. I loved her blog a ton. I had been working as a night shift nurse for 2 years, and got bored a lot when I was up at the wrong hours. So I thought "I could just try this and see how it goes, right??" And the rest is history! I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do, and it has led to my etsy shop opening up (Made In The Shade Shop), which is also a fun hobby of mine! 

I started out with a different blog name, one that I didn't give a ton of thought to. When I wanted to open my Etsy shop, I realized I would need to rebrand and be a little more official. So I invested in a web page design, and decided on a new name!

Made In The Shade Blog really has been a perfect fit for me. A lot of my readers know me for my craftiness, and this name just seemed to suit that!


My Favorite Blogs to Follow Now:

I follow a TON of bloggers. But I love these girls' blogs - I read them pretty much on a daily basis! They each inspire me in a different way to keep my blogging going! You need to check them out ASAP!








27 comments:

  1. I loved reading this! It's always fun to continually get to know each other better. :) It's so funny that The Small Things Blog kind of inspired you to start blogging because it was the same with me! Along with Cupcakes and Cashmere which was the first blog I ever started following in college. You are SO sweet to include me in your list of bloggers to check out - I hope you know you inspire me, too and I love starting my morning reading your posts! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  2. Aww love this! It's so fun to hear more about other bloggers instead of just what you see in the blog post. Sometimes I feel like you never get to really know the blogger. And pumpkin spice lattes are back next week!!! YAY! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  3. Aww this was so fun getting to know you even more!! I have loved following you and seeing your blog evolve into an incredible site AND Etsy shop--you know your creativity always inspires me :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  4. i love plain ole margarita pizza. plain, simple and delish!

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  5. I love getting to know more about the girl behind the blog, thanks so much for sharing! Hope you are adjusting well to your new work schedule and that you have a great weekend!

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  6. Well I know I'm sure glad you started your blog :)

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  7. So amazing that starting this blog led to your new business venture!! Loved learning a little bit more about you and why you started to blog and thank you so much for the shout out!!

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  8. Aww, loved this post and loved learning more about you :)

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  9. Love your blog and all the creative things you continue to post! And love you, obvi ;) You're a must read each day, too, for sure! Happy weekend, lady!

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  10. Cute! I like the questions you answered. "Bagger Daves" sounds interesting!

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  11. It's always fun reading more about the life and inner workings of the bloggers that you follow! Thanks for sharing a snippet of you! Always fun!

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  12. Awwwww you are so sweet girl thanks so much for the love! I always love hearing about why/how people started blogging I think I need to work on a post like this! I love your fashion and DIY posts so much! xoxoxo

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  13. isn't it so interesting how your blog starts off one way and then morphs as time goes on? mine did the exact same thing :) it's so cool to see how it changes over time. have a great weekend!!

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  14. I too started blogging because I was bored working nights. Now that I work days I don't have the time to blog as often as I'd like but I've leaned that's ok but I'm much happier being awake during normal hours!!

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  15. This is such a great idea for a post-- might do something similar in the future! Thanks for including me-- you already know you're one of my favorite bloggers too!

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  16. Love this! Loved learning a little more about you! I love caramel machiattos from Starbucks but I've yet to try the caramel latte! Have a great weekend, xo!

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  17. I LOVE hearing about how bloggers started out... So cute that you were inspired by something you stumbled across via Pinterest! :)

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  18. Aw love this post!! It's so nice to learn a little but more about you! Cant wait for pumpkin spice lattes!!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  19. Aww thanks for the shout out girlfriend! I'm such a fan of yours. I've recently been really into Francesca's. It's not a store I get to often but they have had such cute things for summer and really fun jewelry.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  20. B Loved Boston and Meet at the Barre are two of my favorites, too! And so is pizza! haha

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  21. I always love to learn more about my blogger girls! :) Have a great weekend hun!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  22. I just love to get to know other bloggers and what they like! It is nice to know how your blog got started and now I am craving a caramel latte! :)

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  23. I love reading these kind of posts too! And girl I obsessed with those coffee drinks and shops too!!
    xo,
    Brittney Marie
    Pretty Little Pursuits

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  24. I love reading these! Learning a little more about you! :)

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    http://thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com/

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  25. Fun post! Love reading how/why people started blogging.

    Cheers!
    Jaclyn
    www.sharingmysole.com

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  26. I loved this! Getting to know bloggers behind the scenes is always the best part! I couldn't agree more with your favourite blogs, though some of those I've never read before. Definitely going to check them out!

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