June 15, 2012

From Blog to Real Life Linkup!

First of all.... I reached my first little milestone today... 100 Followers!!!!!! Yay! Get ready for a big ole group giveaway with 9 fabulous ladies on July 1st!!! I can't wait!! XOXO Love y'all!

Lovely Little Things

Today I am linking up with two beautiful ladies that blog over at Lovely Little Things & The Magnolia Pair. I actually heard about it from Dusty though who got me excited to do this linkup!!

I think this little questionnaire linkup is a great idea, because let's face it: who doesn't love meeting new bloggers, shouting out your favorites, and getting to know your blog friends better? I could name several bloggers that I wish that I lived 15 minutes away from so that we could hang out!
So you answer the questions here, and then you go over to those ladies blogs an/or twitter and let them know you gave em a shoutout! :-) So here is mine!

The Questions:

1. Do you have any real life blog friends?
Since I live in Austin, we have had several blogger meet ups and happy hours, and I have to say I just love all of these girls: Ruthie Hart, Mallorie Owens, Jenni D, Nikol Shiller, Shalyn Nelson, and Brittany W! We just have so much fun together so we try to meet together as often as possible! Out of all of them I probably see Ruthie the most since we attend the same Church.
2. Which blogger are you just dying to meet?
My Italian Sista ASHLEY from Luce Blog!! This girl and I have connected in so many ways through blogging for almost a year now and we exchange emails all the time! This is one of those things where she just happens to live in DC, so we are already talking about me takin a flight there someday just to meet her! She has the kindest heart, her faith shines through her blog daily, her love for her man is so sweet, and she is so talented havnig her own shop - she's recently started making these cute little bowtie's for boys!

3. Which blogger's closet do you want to raid?
Steph from Beautiful Mess seriously always has the cutest clothes, boots, jewelry! Gahh even just pics of her home decor are fab! I would totally raid her closet. :-). Also would be a great excuse to hang out with her! She is so funny and her blog really shows her personality, I have been following her forever now! xo I briefly met her at a blogger hang out recently but there were so many of us gals never really gotta chance to chat much! ////// Another FABULOUS Fashion/Design Blogger I just LOVE is my girl ASHLYN from Let it be Beautiful! Gosh it seems like every day she is wearing an outfit straight off of Pinterest and she is so gorgeous! Half of the clothes I know I probably wouldn't look all that great in but gaw she can pull off anything! I love her style and her blog is super cute! I've started o get to know her better over the last two months and I am loving her! :)

4. You are stuck on an island. Which blogger would you want with you to help you survive?
Hmmm... this one really stumped me because I don't know many hiking, adventure, or "survivor" type bloggers... so I'm just going to go with bloggers that would be at least fun to be stuck on an island with (hopefully there would be a bar on the island too lol) Shalyn and Dusty from Girls Love Fried Pickles! These girls are always making me laugh and I know we'd have a good time.  

5. The first blogger you remember "meeting" and connecting with ?
The first two girls I connected with quickly and really enjoyed talking to are Heather from Finding Beauty in the Ordinary, and Ruthie Hart. They were both so helpful to me with blog-stuff and still today are super encouraging, and I love emailing/talking with them both! Love these girls!

6. Any blogger that you admire and look up to?
I know I just mentioned, but I have to say Heather from Finding Beauty. Everytime I talk to her, read her blog, read her testimony, it just amazes me how gracious, strong minded, and gorgeous she really is! She and her hubby are about to have a beautiful baby girl, she is so great at putting her faith into writing, no matter how many followers she may have you are always treated like her greatest friend, you can just tell by talking to her what a great person she is. :-) I love her heart and I definitely admire her writing abilities when talking about faith, fear, life, triumphs, sometimes I am not that great at wording how I feel about things.

7. Who is the craziest/funniest blogger?
These girls are my fav - everytime I read their blog I am laughin about something! Shalyn with her enthusiasm - the first time I met her she did a heel stretch!, Dusty who is always so positive but has a funny twist of sarcasm.. also I learned this word going around "Hot Snot?" lol, and Steph from Beautiful Mess who is a mixture of both being so enthusiastic and sarcastic at the same time! These are the girls you wish attended happy hour with you every week!  

8. There's a reality television show for bloggers, who would you want to be casted with you?
I am pretty confident the "Real Housewife Bloggers of Austin" would take over television! We had a Co-Ed party a few weeks ago with these girls and their hubbies, and it was hilarious. All of us are so different in so many ways I think it'd make a really fun & crazy show! (Ruthie Hart, Mallorie Owens, Jenni D, Nikol Shiller, Shalyn Nelson, and Brittany W)

9. Some bloggers have really cool jobs, anybody you'd like to swap careers with?
I know she'd never swap with me but I am actually striving to get back in school and get my RN like she has! Brittany is a nurse which is what I've always wanted to be and WILL be someday! I met her through twitter more than blogging, but she also is from Louisiana which I looove!

10. Favorite blog design?
My favorite designs are Megan from And Here's to You Mrs. Robinson (love love love her!!), Alana from Mrs. Alana's Miscellany,  whose design was created by Katie Price (who actually designed my blog too - love love her too!), Jenni from Story of My Life, and Nikol from Who's Austin!!  
and my OWN Question/Answer:
11. New FAV Blog that you must go check out:
BROOKE from Loving This Unique Life! Brooke is new to the blog world. I've known Brooke for a long time and funny enough she ALSO graduated with Ruthie and me! :-) Go show her some love right now! :) You will love her! kthx!
Today is also my kings birthday, Scottie!!! Who is turning 28!!!! Tomorrow is my little sister, Maddie's birthday who will be 14, and so we'll be super busy but I'll take TONS of pics for yall as I have a fun Saturday birthday surprise planned for them! :).
See you Monday!!


Megan said...

you are so incredibly NICE!!! thanks for the shout out! it seriously made my day! i have actually been thinking about how i wanted to change up my design cause i thought maybe it was kind of dumb, haha. so you saying that made me feel a lot better about it. thank you so much! :)

Nikol Schiller said...

YOU ARE SO SWEET! :) Real Housewife Bloggers of Austin- GREAT IDEA! That would be hilarioius. Love it! What a sweet post. Thanks for featuring all of us ladies on your blog today. <3

Alana said...

Thanks for the shout out girl! Isn't Katie awesome?

Brooke Houston said...

OOO! Maybe I'll get to meet the Austin bloggin ladies next time y'all meet up ;)

Katie Price said...

Thanks for the shout-out Amanda! What a cool thing to have real life blogging friends who totally "get" you!

Ashley @ Luce said...

OMG!!!! i heart you. so so sweet! you totally just made my freakin morning! what a nice way to start a monday morning..check out my girls blog and then bam, such sweet and kind words. *HUG* i just e-mailed you back too!!

you look BEAUTIFUL in that picture!!!