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

Bloggers Night Out // Blend Juice Bar

This Spring we hosted a super yummy night out at Blend Juice Bar in Mt. Pleasant. Blend pulled out all the stops with an array of mini juices and items from their brand new food menu. The bloggers enjoying snacking on healthy treats like avocado toast and energy bites and later in the evening we were given a tour of their brand new food truck. Throughout the night we held a blind taste test of one of their smoothies and the lucky winners, Venita and Louis, took home a one day juice cleanse! Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_001 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_002 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_003 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_004 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_005 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_006 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_007 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_008 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_009 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_010 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_011 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_013 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_014 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_015 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_016 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_017 Charleston_Blog_Society_Blend_018


Photography: Gillian Ellis Photography Thanks to Blend for hosting us!

5 Questions With Borrowed Heaven

Today we’d like to introduce you to lifestyle blogger Meg of Borrowed Heaven. Make sure you check out her blog and follow along with her Instagram! storyboard001
1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I started blogging a month before I graduated from college to document all of the changes going on in my life. However, I didn’t share my blog with anyone for a good year and a half. Now (almost 5 years later), I like to think I still blog for myself, but I also love sharing my life, recipes, and favorite styles with everyone back in New England (where I’m from) and across the country in this awesome blogging community.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest blogging moment happens every time people close to me in real life (friends, family, even my mom!) who I didn’t know read my blog, tell me how much they enjoy it.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
Photography, for sure! I love blogs with big, eye-catching, and colorful images.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
Sitting outside at Queen Street Grocery, enjoying a cup of their delicious coffee and a crepe while typing away on my laptop is my perfect afternoon!

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I desperately want Chungah from Damn Delicious to teach me everything she knows!