Monday, January 12, 2015

Blog, Blog, Bliggity Blog. Welcome!

Good morning! Let me first start off by saying this blog is most certainly a work in progress!! So please, just bear with me as I go through some growing pains on here and start designing!
With that said, let's start off on why I want to start a blog. Wait, no, let's go back and let me explain what I DON'T want to do. I don't want to be on here to talk about negative or controversial things.... Pretty sure there's enough of that out there all over the news and social media, right?! So let's not add fuel to the fire. I want this blog to be a place of positivity, inspiration and maybe even some laughter! So if you're a meanie or want to be negative.... Just don't. Also, I'm a pretty big stickler on writing and grammar. That is all because I graduated with a bachelors degree in Journalism/Public Relations. All I can remember from college is the countless hours of writing, marketing writing, conversational writing, creative writing...etc. So, if I read a blog and it's mistake after mistake of errors, my OCD simply cannot take whatever they are trying to say and I probably don't read very often. (Not saying that I won't be making any mistakes, but I know the difference in your & you're and to and too. Making my English and college professors proud I'm sure!) :)  I will also try my best not to overload you with sappiness of my love for my kids and husband. I'm sorry, but as wives and mothers, we ALL love our life, husband and kids.... We don't need to read on every post how much you love yours. I might be alone, but it drives me bonkers to read that constantly. If you have to put that on social media AND on a blog.... Who are you trying to convince your love to?! My husband is extremely private, so he won't be making any debuts on this blog anytime soon! Haha!

So, why this blog? Well, I first starting blogging about 10 years ago when it was fairly new and not so trendy. I documented my first pregnancy and life right after. I also did some blogging in college, but that was mainly for a grade and not something I really put much thought into. Making it something I HAD to do, just sucked the fun right out of it! I'm starting this blog because: #1. I LOVE to write. I really miss it. I read so many blogs that I decided that I wanted to be a part of this! I could do it pretty easily and I usually have a lot to say... So, why not?!  #2. I'm starting to really pursue a passion in floral design/event planning and maybe soon dabbling in photography. I thought what a great way to document my journey, get some support and helpful criticism and have this to look back on. #3. Share with others the little things that make me happy and inspired. So yes, I guess overall it's just a lifestyle blog. Whether it's hair and skin products, a bible verse, a wedding that I get to be a part of, styling, floral design, fashion and everything in between.... I hope to write and share my thoughts with you all. And yes, I'm sure there will be some fun family things in there as well. My husband is hilarious, my kids are my everything... So there WILL be those posts too! I hope to keep this light-hearted, fun and also learn a lot!

On this blog you can see the people that I currently follow and read. I do read some others, but those are the ones that I just really adore! As I said before, this is the very beginning and I've got some BIG plans for this little blog of mine! If you have suggestions for other blogs, or your own... Please let me know! If you've made it to the end.... THANK YOU for being a part of this journey with me!

Happy Monday, friends!

Mandi Dawn

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