5 Qustions With Silly Little Kiwi

We’re so excited to introduce you to lifestyle blogger Tara of Silly Little Kiwi! Read all about her below and make sure to visit her blog and Instagram for more!
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging since 2011. I started my blog to keep my family updated on my travels while I studied abroad in New Zealand. I kept traveling, so I kept blogging. I love being able to look back on moments of my life through my blog and I like the idea that I’m {hopefully} providing valuable content to those who read it.
2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I’ll never forget getting my first sponsorship and my first email for a collaboration. I felt really proud. Being featured on Treasures and Travels blog was really exciting. I think my proudest moment, however, is any time I’ve ever received a comment from people who say I come across as ‘authentic’ on my blog. It’s important to me that people who read Silly Little Kiwi know everything I write comes from a genuine place. No blogging smoke and mirrors.
3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I’d like to learn how to better utilize Lightroom and how to use my GoPro to its fullest potential. I’m constantly learning more about the world of blogging and I’m always keen to make friends with more bloggers so I can learn from them.
4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I love Black Tap Coffee! I like to sit in the window and people watch while I work. They’re playlist has all my favorite artists on it too.
5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
The Daybook was the first blog I ever read and fell in love with, so grabbing coffee with Sydney Poulton would be a dream. I once bought a sweater on her Instagram sale and I’m pretty sure that makes me an official blogger groupie of hers ha! I also think I have a lot in common with Chelsea Lankford from Trulane. If I could grab coffee with her in Seattle and talk about Andrew McCartney’s books, that would also be a dream.

5 Questions With Chasing Cinderella

We’re so excited to introduce you to lifestyle blogger Kelsey of Chasing Cinderella! Read all about her below and make sure to visit her blog and Instagram for more!
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I followed a bunch of fashion/lifestyle blogs while I was in college, and in the back of my head it was always something I wanted to do. Once I graduated and moved home, I figured why not start one?! And Chasing Cinderella was created! My one year blogaversery ​is on December 2nd!

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
​I recently was approached by a well-known clothing brand and was offered a sponsorship opportunity! I never expected this to happen this early into blogging, and I couldn’t be happier!

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I definitely want to learn more about photography! I know the basics of my DSLR but would love to know more.. especially about indoor photography! ​

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I’m still so new to the city that I haven’t found my favorite spot yet! I am on the lookout for the perfect coffee shop!​

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would definitely have to say Kathleen form Carrie Bradshaw Lied. She is seriously hilarious and is such an inspiration! ​

5 Questions With Angela Marie Made

We’re so excited to introduce you to DIY blogger Angela Marie Made! Read all about her below and make sure to visit her blog and Instagram for more! img_4563-31. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I’ve always loved making things, even when I was little. While planning my wedding a few years ago and buying a house at the same time, I started doing a lot of DIY projects and realized how much I loved doing it all the time! I decided to start a blog to share all my DIY home projects and hopefully help others with their homes by sharing. I’ve been blogging for almost a year.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest blogging moment was when one my pin’s on Pinterest for a DIY project I created took off and received over 5,000 pins. It was exciting to see one of my project’s be liked by so many others and to see other people want to make it for their own homes!

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I’d love to learn more about photography, specifically interior photography. As a DIY and home decor blogger, I’ve learned how challenging it can be to take good photos inside where natural light is limited and there are all sorts of weird angles.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I love sitting on the patio at Kudu Coffee. Although there is no Wi-Fi, it’s a great place to sit and brainstorm blog ideas.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would love to grab coffee with Liz Marie of Liz Marie Blog. I love that she has her own unique, rustic style and creates really cool home decor using DIY.

5 Questions With Charleston Shop Curator

Today we are interviewing Andrea of Charleston Shop Curator a fashion and lifestyle blog. Scroll below to read more about Andrea and make sure to check out her blog and Instagram!andrea-serrano
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
There was a void in promoting the local fashion scene and I wanted to feature the creative community. 3 1/2 years.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
So many milestones! Being able to host Fashion Friday on Lowcountry Live because of my blog has been my most recent proud moment.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
How to partner up with more big brands.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
Eclectic Vinyl and Cafe

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad). Other than being a global influencer, she has built a fashion product brand, and she seems genuine and fun!

5 Questions With A Load Of Craft

Today we are introducing you to DIY blogger Megan of A Load of Craft. Read on to learn more about Megan and make sure to visit her blog and Instagram! craft-blogger1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I have always been the type that would rather “diy it than buy it”. If I ever see something in a store that I want, I take a picture of it or even online I take a screenshot of it so I can make it myself later. I swear, probably all the pictures in my phone are for future projects. I started blogging May 2016 so just a few months.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
Finally creating a blog at all! For years I would do my projects and post before and after pictures and everyone around me would say, “You need to start a blog so that we can make that too!!!”

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
Overall. . . blogging. I’m all about projects and creating things but the website and business side of blogging can be overwhelming and I am completely clueless.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
If the weather isn’t too hot and humid I love The Waterfront Park, which has WiFi; plus downtown Charleston has so much inspiration. If I’m schvitzing from the heat I go set up at Glazed and feast on bacon apple fritters and iced coffees.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
Mandi of Vintage Revivals. She is seriously the best DIY blogger, her projects are amazing. I’ve been following her for a few years and she makes moderate carpentry look like it’s nothing. . . . homegirl does not play!

5 Questions With Authentic Stereotypes

Today we are interviewing Stefani of Authentic Stereotypes a beauty and lifestyle blog. Scroll below to read more about Stefani and make sure to check out her blog and Instagram! headshot

1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I was inspired to start blogging when I realized that my friends were always asking me for beauty advice. I spend a lot of time reading beauty blogs and thought it was time for me to give writing one a try. I had run a few other blogs previously, but nothing that I was ever passionate about personally. I’ve been blogging on Authentic Stereotypes for about 8 months now but have written for different blogs for 3 years.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
Launching Authentic Stereotypes. It was great to see something that I had dreamed about for so long finally come to life.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I’d like to learn more about monetizing and marketing my blog. Since this is currently a side-hustle for me at the moment it would be great to get back some of the money I invest into it.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I do most of my blogging at home where my favorite place to sit is on my porch, which overlooks the woods. It’s so calm and peaceful!

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would love to get coffee with Estee Lalonde. Her blog was the first I ever followed and I really admire how she’s been able to seamlessly transition from beauty to lifestyle blogging.

5 Questions With XOXO, I. Joelle

Today we’d like to introduce you to fashion blogger extraordinaire Ireana Nathan of XOXO, I. Joelle. Read all about Ireana below and make sure to check out more on her blog and Instagram.callivibes

1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
My inspiration for blogging is from my love of writing and being able to write about the things I love. When I put the two together it was just magical. I was always very shy and didn’t have much to say growing up. Blogging has become a creative outlet for my voice to be heard and has allowed me to open up and be fearless. I want to be a voice for plus size women locally because there isn’t large number or plus size bloggers locally. I just want to be that someone I needed when I was younger.

I’ve been blogging for the past 3 years and I haven’t looked back since. It has been the best decision that I have made.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest blogging moment is reaching the point where I am now. I feel that if I would’ve given up and didn’t work hard I wouldn’t have the opportunities that I have now.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
As a blogger I would love to learn more about being more creative. I would love to take up a Calligraphy class just for fun. Also a workshop or conference on how to bring revenue to my blog.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
My all time favorite place to blog is Starbucks, no matter the location. I love the vibe that Starbucks gives off while I’m working and sipping on a White-Chocolate Mocha Frappe.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would grab coffee with Plus Size Blogger & Influencer Gabi of Gabi Fresh. She has been one of my inspirations to

5 Questions With Charleston Weekender

Today we’d like to introduce you to the super fun and talented blogger Liz Martin of Charleston Weekender. Read all about Liz below and make sure to check out more on her blog and Instagram. liz martin1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging since the Fall of 2015 to accompany the small business I started last year. After reading that your life will feel longer the more vivid your memories are of your experiences (in “Moonwalking With Einstein”), I was inspired to start documenting more of my travels as well. Discovering other blogs on Pinterest is usually how I plan what to see when I take a trip, & I would love to offer the same thing to other travelers.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I coordinated, styled, and wrote an effortless dinner party feature, and Style Me Pretty Living published it this week! (click here) It was very rewarding to be accepted to a national blog that delivers such inspiring content.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I would love to learn more about other cultures, especially through traveling. It is easy to get wrapped up in our happy little American bubble. Partnering with my cousin to import goods from Turkey has been a great reality check. Her life in Istanbul is very similar to mine, except that recent bombings in Turkey have obviously added a new sense of uneasiness to her environment. One such bombing happened near our wool supplier, so now she mainly does our ordering over the phone. Understanding other cultures helps us be more empathetic humans & have a broader understanding of current events. It’s so important to understand the culture around you as well, so I have always wanted to have a broader knowledge of the history of Charleston.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I love going places that allow me to bring along my fur baby, Maddie Martin! Queen Street Grocery is one of the only indoor dog friendly spots I know of, and I really love sitting at the picnic tables at Park Cafe when the weather allows.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would love to get coffee with Simone from Honey & Fizz. For one thing, I wouldn’t mind going to meet her in a coffee shop in Australia (where she lives). I love her clean and minimalist home decor, & how she makes mundane events like her kids’ snack time extra fabulous. My favorite saying is “it’s all in the presentation” and she always nails it!

5 Questions With Southern Soul Blog

We are so excited to introduce you to Brittany of the blog Southern Soul today! southern soul1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
A good friend of mine had a lifestyle blog which is who really helped me pull the plug on blogging. I had always wanted a blog, but I figured no one would visit it or care what I had to say. Once this friend convinced me to make my blog my life hasn’t been the same! I’ve been officially blogging since April 2014 and look forward to many more years of blogging ahead!

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest blogging moment would probably be all the little moments leading up to where I am now. I can’t think of one thing. My favorite thing about blogging is all of the connections I have made and all the connections I will make. It’s incredible!

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I would love to learn more about the business side of blogging. I am just starting to get into this side of it, but that is my main focus!

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I have only blogged at one Starbucks in Charleston since moving here in August of 2015. I am definitely on the hunt for quaint spots to inspire creativity!

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would love to grab coffee with Melyssa Griffin. She has been an inspiration to me from the start and I just love her style.

5 Questions With Black Southern Belle

We can’t wait to introduce you to wedding blogger Michiel of Black Southern Belle. Read on below to learn how she got her start in blogging and make sure to follow her Instagram here!BSB-Feb-2016-153
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I was inspired to start blogging as I went through the process of decorating my home in Maryland and planning my wedding in Charleston. As a low country native, I wanted to find inspiration of truly southern inspired weddings and homes with African American images. I was not able to find such inspiration after asking all of my Southern Belle friends in the South and who were transplants. With that in mind, I found the URL blacksouthernebelle.com was available and decided to start to launch the digital magazine. I have been blogging since March 2015 and haven’t looked back since.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest moment blogging was when I was featured by Draper James with a food and lifestyle inspired story. Let’s just say a lot of biscuits were involved and who doesn’t love Reese Witherspoon.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I would like to learn more about web design, I design and edit my blog myself and have become obsessive about it. I would love to learn to make my own app for the site one day down the line, right now I am just trying to survive the Charleston allergy season 🙂

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
My favorite place to blog in the city is any furniture or home decor store. I get so much inspiration from them and not to mention content ideas. I always get a great post when I visit any store in the area. If I could decorate my home every few months I would, but my husband’s might not be too happy about that.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
If I could grab coffee with any blogger it would be Erika Ward of Blue Label Bungalow, I love her design style and love how truly southern she keeps the homes she designs.


Image Credits: Photography: Sean Money & Elizabeth Fay // Florals and Design: Yoj Events // Rentals: Ruth’s House // Catering: Hamby Catering & Events // Makeup: Lure & Ravish