Switching up the content a little bit today with a get to know me (and blogging) post! I was nominated by Gabriela of I Need More Clothes (could her blog title *be* (*Chandler voice*) anymore relatable?) She has posed 11 questions from personal to blogging.

The rules of this tag are to answer the 11 questions that my nominator asked me, nominate 11 other bloggers and to ask them 11 questions! Without further adieu, let’s start with the first question:

What is your favorite blogging memory?
April 13, 2015. Hitting ‘Publish’ for the very first time! It was exciting, nerve-racking and new. It gave me a place to create and call my own. I sat in a box office during the day thinking up blog names then my childhood bedroom night after night creating the space I wanted. After months, I finally got the courage to to buy a domain name and went full force. April 13th around 8pm, I launched The Brunette Blend and posted it on my Facebook page. Afterwards, I went downstairs to switch my laundry and thought, “I hope I spelled ‘Brunette’ right…”

Here is what it looked like at launch TWO YEARS ago. My has it changed.

What did you wish you knew when you first started blogging?
I wish I had known to start my blog on WordPress.org. I started my blog on a different host that didn’t allow for a lot of customization or tracking. IT was great to get my feet wet, but transferring over a year’s worth of content to WordPress was a pain. If you’re starting a blog or looking to switch host sites, WordPress.org!

Favorite way to edit your Instagram pictures?
My favorite apps to use are A Color Story + Snapseed. I like my images to be bright with a pop of color and a hint of haze.

What is one of your goals for your blog?
One of my goals for The Brunette Blend is to continue to learn to create engaging and interesting content. I never want to stay stagnant.

Who are your favorite bloggers?
I love The Skinny Confidential, What’s Gaby Cooking and The Every Girl.

Do you watch the bachelor/ bachelorette?
Probably one of the few, but I don’t follow along with The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. I think the last one I caught is when Trista chose Ryan Sutter. The year was when it was cool to have chunks of hair in your face. (OMG. Just googled it. It was 2003!) Needless to say, I’m SUPER behind, but like seeing people’s commentary on the show on social.

Favorite show to binge watch on Netflix
Right now I’m REALLY into Charmed. It was one of my favorite shows when it was on. So much so, my friend and I had a copy of The Book of Shadows from Borders. Anyway, started from the beginning when I saw it on Netflix and now we’re here (season 6).

What is your Starbucks order?
Grande cold brew or sweet vanilla cream cold brew. Currently having a problem where everything is too sweet and not enough coffee, the cold brews hit the spot.

Favorite guilty pleasure movie?

Wedding Singer!

What is one fashion trend you wish would come back in style?
Honestly, I don’t think I have one. Plus, I say if you want to rock it, ROCK IT. On trend or not. Chances are it’ll be back in ‘style’ soon enough. You’ll be seen as ahead of the time.

Mac or PC?
Mac, mac, mac! Although, based on the early 2000s, I think a PC desktop is prime for playing the Sims.

ALRIGHT! I now nominate:

Sabrina of The Brunette Ecoholic

Jordie of Pasta & Pearls

Fayrn of Really, It’s Fine

Araceli of Thrill of the Luxe

Abigail of Abigail Kay

Dulce of A Juxtaposed Mind

Savannah of The Trendy Gal Blog

Carly of The Empowerist

Michelle of The Crohnically Blonde

Summer of Summer In Season

Anna of Alive With Anna

Here are your questions:
1. Let’s get this out of the way ASAP. *N Y S Y N C or Backstreet Boys?
2. Has your blog changed directions since you started?
3. Who inspires you to be better?
4. What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
5. What is your social media platform of choice?
6. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
7. What have you learned from blogging?
8. What was the last photo you took?
9. What movie do you quote on a regular basis?
10. What is one of your beauty tips or hacks?
11. What are the three things that ALWAYS make it into your grocery cart?

Chat soon,

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