Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blog Q & A {If you're nosey this is a must read}

Confession, I originally thought that having y'all ask me questions and me answering them would be easy peezy! Boy was I wrong but that may have been my own fault by encouraging y'all to ask oodles of questions and oodles of questions were asked. Over 75 comments on this instagram post and here I am realizing that the post I originally had planned would have been a walk through the park!


Being the nosey person I am I ADORE reading these sorts of posts so I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about me courtesy of these random questions asked by my instagram followers! Also shootout to my funny friends for scattering in a few funny questions within the mix (@prepinyourstep on instagram to see those).

AND SO IT BEGINS…

When / Will you be putting up another youtube video?
This question is asked so frequently and I am not sure how to approach this. Youtube for me is a supplement to blogging but my blog will forever come first. With that being said, it is hard enough sometimes to keep up with my blog with my crazy schedule so youtube video filming and posting hasn't exactly been on my radar or my top priority! If my wifi at home was faster I may be more likely to post but uploading videos takes SO long and when I am at home the upload usually fails which is incredibly frustrating. So there you have it, two reasons why I have not been uploading videos. That is not to say that once I get back to school I won't get back into it but this summer I wouldn't hold your breath on seeing videos so hopefully my written posts will suffice!

What colleges did you apply to and what influenced your final decisions?
Ahh, such an exciting time. I actually have a whole weeks worth of posts dedicated to the decision time here!

What is your most recent purchase?
I am pre-posting so things will be going up while I am away so this is the most recent thing I've purchased as I am typing this and it's this adorable bathing suit top!

What are your favorite Lilly items?
 They change with the release of new products but here are some of them!

What is your best advice for someone starting a blog?
I did a post a month or two ago with my best advice for beginner bloggers! I think it would have been really helpful to know this when I started so I hope you enjoy!

Places in American and the world you want to visit?
Oh goodness, this could go on and on! I really want to travel and I have done some travel but sadly my passport has never been stamped! London, Paris, Italy you name it I would go there!

What encouraged you to start blogging?
I was looking for a creative outlet during a stressful workload junior year of high school. I really wanted to be productive while being creative and blogging was the perfect way to do that. Now, I can't imagine not blogging!

What is your favorite thing about blogging and what has been the most rewarding experience?
I love interacting with readers and making posts. I love it when I get super excited for a post to go up and hear what y'all think of the post! The most rewarding experience so far has been reaping the benefits of blogging in regards to my visit to the Lilly Pulitzer showroom over spring break. I would not have had that opportunity if I weren't a blogger!

What's your favorite brand?
I adore Lilly Pulitzer but J.Crew Factory is my go to! Nordstrom also rocks although it isn't a singular brand!

What's a trend you dislike?
This may be really unpopular but I am not a fan of Jack Rogers with nike shorts and a t-shirt. I think that looks kind of funny but to each is own!

Favorite foods to make and eat?
I like baking more than just cooking! Brownies, cookies, cupcakes haha no complaints with any of those!

What do you eat on a normal day?
I am not consistent enough to have a normal day food consumption list! I do love my cereal in the morning and hummus is always a welcome addition!

How do you balance school and all of the fun preppy social media and clothes and stuff?
It takes a lot of time management and prioritizing! I'm glad you think I am balancing it because behind the scenes it doesn't always look that way!

What are some things you are hoping to cross off your bucket list this sumer?
Hmm…I wish I had a summer bucket list but beach going would probably be one of them!

How do you stay motivated to blog?
I get motivated by reading other blogs and scrolling through my instagram feed and usually that leaves me motivated and inspired a great combination when blogging!

What were some factors in deciding on rushing for a sorority?
I knew that I wanted greek life to be a part of my college experience! It wasn't uncommon in my family, my grandparents were involved in greek life as were my mom and my dad and their stories always seemed like a lot of fun so I decided to join!

What's the best advice you can give someone going into college?
Don't put off fun ideas until later in the year because you will run out of time! Study a lot but know when to take time to do something fun. You aren't going to look back on the hours you spent in the library with an IV of coffee but you will look back fondly on those spontaneous times with friends!

Where is your favorite place to shop?
Can online be the answer to this? I know that doesn't really count but scrolling through pinterest is where I find tons of fun clothing pieces!

What do you want to name your future children?
I'm not entirely sure but I like the idea of using family names!

Where do you get your monogram stickers?
Etsy! Just search monogram decals!

What are some preppy staples?
Chino shorts, oxfords, jack rogers!

Favorite pair of Jack Rogers and how long did it take to break them in?
I adore my platinum pair and I never remember Jacks being too torturous to break in!

Favorite part of college?
Living with/ near my best friends!

Did you enjoy high school?
YES!

Favorite and most used apps?
Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, VSCOcam

Favorite part of being a camp counselor?
I love working with kids so that is a definite perk! I also love that I am able to impact campers and play at camp with them!

How did you choose which camp to work at?
I work at the camp I went to! 9 years going strong!

Who are some of your favorite instagrammers?
I have a super fun post coming up about that!

Favorite handbag you own?
I have a super great Tory Burch tan cross body bag that is so practical and I adore that I would have to consider my favorite!

How I stay motivated with a long to-do list?
I try to reward myself along the way and I don't like having tasks linger which causes me to speed along the process!

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Hopefully married with kids teaching school somewhere! Maybe still blogging, who knows!

Did you ever think you would become this successful?
Honestly no! And thanks for thinking that I am successful, my visual success is dependent on all of y'all  but I think I would probably still be blogging if only 10 people read because I genuinely enjoy it!

How do you keep coming up with genuine post ideas?
I write them down as I think of them and I get inspired by pinterest!

How was your high school experience?
It was good! Mine was not filled with crazy drama or any of the dramatics that TV shows try to make it out to seem but I enjoyed my four years!

What was the most memorable thing that happened to you in high school?
I can't necessarily think of a single most memorable thing that happened because lots of awesome things happened in high school (like the creation of my blog)!

What program do you use to create graphics for your blog?
I use powerpoint!

Favorite book of the moment?
I still can't get over how great The Fault In Our Stars was and I read that over Christmas!

Where would you want to visit for your honeymoon?
Depends on the season but I think somewhere tropical could be fun! I also think a European excursion could be great!

Do you diet or work out?
Yes to work out nope to diet! 

How do you stay in shape in college?
I am glad y'all think I'm in shape haha! I go to the gym and just try to remain active.

Do you ever miss out on experiencing a big school for college?
I don't think so! I am excited to go visit some friends at Alabama and Ole Miss this upcoming school year but I think a weekend of big school living will be more than enough to suffice and I assume that I'll gladly return to my small school lifestyle!

How do you handle an overwhelming amount of questions?
Somehow I did but I'm honestly not sure how!

17 comments :

  1. I have always wondered where you create your awesome blog graphics. Glad I know so that I can try that out :) Loved this post!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  2. I loved learning more about you! I also completely agree about not liking jacks with jogging shorts and a tshirt!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

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  3. How interesting that you use powerpoint for your graphics! I'll have to try it!

    Kasey
    http://www.preplovelove.com

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  4. LOVED this post! I am so glad that I got to know a little bit more about you!

    xoxo, Sydney
    everydaysouthernprep.blogspot.com

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