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About Me + Why I Blog


I've been seeing this post float around blogland for the last couple of weeks so I thought I'd do it for myself! Hopefully this will help introduce myself to some of my newer readers and maybe share a few unknown things to you that have been reading for a while :)

Name/Age/Location
I go by Katie (obviously) but that actually isn't what my real given name is.  My name is actually Elizabeth Catherine... and since the day I was born, everyone has called me Katie.  I don't know why my parents didn't just make life much simpler for all of us and give me that name instead!  Anyway, I'm 26 years old and currently living in Chicago... for four more days :)  After this weekend, I will officially be a Kalamazoo, Michigan resident.

Family
I've been married to my husband, Nick, for 13 months tomorrow!  You can read about our wedding here and learn ALL about Nick here ;)  As for my "old family" as I jokingly call them, I have one younger brother.  My mom passed away when I was almost 15 years old and my dad got remarried last summer (it was the summer of weddings)... so I've now acquired a step mom and a younger step brother and sister -- they are all pretty great!


Work
As of right this second... unemployed/stay at home wife!  However, this is only due to the move.  I left my job at a country club on the North Shore of Chicago two weeks ago and will be looking for a new one once we get settled in Michigan!

Hobbies
I love spending time with my friends and family, traveling, playing volleyball, shopping, cooking (and eating), being a major beach bum and watching most sports.


Favorite Food
This is a hard one!  I'm going to have to go with fish.  Any kind of fish, I love it.  I'm a huge seafood fan.

Favorite Color
Pink!  What girl doesn't love pink?!

Standard Coffee Order
I can't handle very much caffeine so I usually stick with tea.  In the winter, it's a chai tea latte (add pumpkin in there if it's fall!) and in the summer, it's a peach green tea lemonade.  Starbucks obsessed.


Standard Bar Order
A mojito or moscow mule.  If I'm drinking beer, it's usually a Corona -- with lots of limes!

Places I Shop
Nordstrom, Gap, Forever 21, Target, J Crew... I don't discriminate, I'll shop anywhere ;)


Bedtime & Wake Up Time
Since I'm not working right now, I'm not on a "set" schedule.  I still tend to be up by 7am and we're usually in bed by 11pm. I'm definitely that person that needs my 8 hours.

Beauty Products I Can't Live Without
MASCARA.  Love it, need it, gotta have it.  Specifically either Benefit's They're Real or Bare Minerals Lash Domination. Also swear by Bare Minerals bronzer.


What I Blog About
I'm all over the place.  Everything from my life to my favorite beauty products to recipes.  I would consider myself a "lifestyle" blogger, though.

First Blog I Read
The Small Things Blog by Kate Bryan.  So many great hair and makeup tutorials... I still read it today!

How Did I Start Blogging
I just randomly decided to start one last September, I had no idea what I was doing or what I was going to write about.  The blog has come a long way in the past year -- it totally cracks me up that I first named my blog "Slice of Life."  We just started watching Dexter and that is the name of his boat!


Why I Blog
I didn't even have a reason to start blogging other than I thought it would be fun.  And fun it has been but it's also turned into SO much more than that.  It's been awesome having a place to document everything that is going on in our lives and not to mention all of the friendships I've developed... they've been such a blessing!

What about you?  Why did you start blogging?

32 comments

  1. So happy that you were one of the first blogs I found when I started blogging!!! I need to try a moscow mule!!

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  2. I can't live without mascara as well. I won't go anywhere without it. I love benifits mascara and will put bare minerals on my list. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. I'm the same way about mascara! And I've been meaning to try a moscow mule but I guess it'll have to wait a few months! haha Glad to hear you love blogging, I never knew what a great community it was until I started too!

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  4. Love reading more about you! How funny about your name! Katie is very pretty, as is your given name. My name is Virginia Zelle, but everyone calls me Zelle, of course,...though it can get confusing at the doctor's office (and very confusing the first day of classes each year in college). They're Real is my mascara of choice at the moment too! So glad I came across your blog! xo

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  5. I still have never had a moscow mule... they look so yummy though! And I am another person who needs 8 hours... I'm struggling right now because I definitely didn't last night :-P

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  6. Very nice to meet you! :) I started blogging because everyone always says I'm good at giving advice! And it's grown so much in the past 4 years it kind of includes everything now!
    XO, Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  7. What a fun post, I need to do one soon.

    I've never had a Moscow mule, but I've heard of em a lot recently! Great post!

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  8. Love these posts! Pink is obviously the best color, and so are peach green teas! We have the same middle name too!!

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  9. Isn't it fun how many of us just started random blogging and have met so many people?

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  10. Loved this! My real name is Allyson but I've always gone by Ally. I don't even respond if someone calls me Allyson. I'm like who's that?! Chai Tea Latte's are my fav as well. Too much caffiene gives me the shakes!

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  11. I love these posts! Always so fun to get to know each other even more. I feel so thankful that we randomly found each other and have become blogging buddies - one of these days, we need to meet in Chicago for a cocktail!

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  12. Great post! I didn't know that you were so young!! I feel so old haha. I've only had a sip of a moscow mule, but mojitos are really good. :-) Sorry that we weren't able to meet here, but I have enjoyed reading your posts and I look forward to reading more! :-)

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  13. this is such a great post, I have seen other posts like this but I really like the format of yours - the others had questions i was like.. i dont know how to answer those lol so i might copy yours completely, hope you dont mind ;)
    i need to try both of those mascaras, sigh.. one day! i love the 'i dont discriminate, i'll shop anywhere' lol
    and hold up, your real name is Elizabeth?! love it. I assumed Catherine, but Elizabeth threw me for a loop. Is that annoying in day to day life? I love the name Elizabeth, always have.. it may or may not be my first daughter's name (she doesnt exist yet lol)

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  14. Love this! Great way to learn little details about you..Elizabeth Catherine. :) xoxo Happy Tuesday!

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  15. Oh, I love this. I'm totally going to steal this idea ;)

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  16. Thanks for sharing, I definitely love reading these and learning more about the blogger! So, just throwing this out there, but I think you should stay a SAHW for as looooooong as possible... ;)

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  17. defintely will be doing one of these posts. i love everything about it! and i'm with you... i love eating too.

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  18. I need to do this :)
    WHAT? You can add pumpkin in a chai tea latte? I totally need to try that... but I'll still grieve my PGTL when its gone.

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  19. I might have to steal this idea!! Such a great post.

    And ummm i wish we were bff's in real life. Loved learning more about you!

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  20. Such a fun post and who knew we had a lot in common?! I also go by my middle name (and have my whole life), I put pumpkin in my chais in the fall and you have me hooked on that peach green tea and my go-to drink is a Moscow Mule. I may need to steal this post idea!

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  21. Loved this post! I'm pretty sure we can best friends now! Nordstrom, moscow mules...it could be quite the day!

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  22. Love learning more about you! What a fun post! We have lots in common - love of Starbucks and pink and shopping...

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  23. This is so cool, mind if I idea-steal? I'm not a coffee drinker either-but Dunkin Donuts iced coffees recently changed my life!

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  24. Love your blog...and all these details about you! Can't believe you get up at 7:00 am when you don't have to...are you crazy?!!? Haha! I'm so excited to follow your move and see what life brings you in Michigan!

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  25. I've been seeing these float around, love it! Get to packing those boxes!

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  26. Love this post (definitely gonna write one ASAP) and love your blog so much! Ps. that new pin-it button is lookin' good!

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  27. So loving these posts, I'm in the process of writing mine too. I love getting to know more about all of my favorite bloggers. So happy you started blogging, and that I've gotten a chance to read your blog since Slice of Life - you're awesome!!

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  28. Love this and would also like to write up one.
    I am a huge mascara fan too !!! :)

    xx
    http://missluludarling.blogspot.com

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  29. Love learning more about you! "They're Real" is my favorite mascara too! :) xo

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  30. Stalking your blog today, trying to catch up!;) this made me realize how much we are alike. My mom got remarried last summer as well, the same summer I got married. Jcrew, mojitos, they're real...love it all! Pretty crazy:)

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