New Blog Loves | Bloggers To Follow

A few weekends ago I was mindlessly scrolling through Twitter when I found this post from Brooke. Someone had retweeted her and I just happened to click on her post and oh my goodness, I fell down the rabbit hole HARD. I ended up with a wonderful new list of bloggers I’ve been loving the last few weeks.

I don’t know if anyone else has had this problem the last, oh I don’t know, YEAR (?!) but my blog roll has been so dried up and blah. It’s because I’ve been a part of this blogging community for such a long time now. Most of the people I loved and read religiously when I first started are gone and I haven’t replaced them with enough new and fresh bloggers.

Changing that now.

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I started with Brooke’s list (thank you so much Brooke!) and then started reading the comments on everyone’s posts and clicking on those people and then reading their blogs and the comments on their posts and finding more bloggers and whoa. Internet rabbit hole.

Without further adieu, a few bloggers I’m obsessing over..

1.

Jodie Loue

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She’s young and sweet and takes really great blog photos. Her blog is nice to look at and I really like and can relate to her writing style, if that makes any sense. When I read her blog I just think “yep, she’s good at this, she’s on her way up to top blogger status.” Just being honest.

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2.

that’s just fabulous

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I’m really into Faith right now. Her whole blog aesthetic I’m just really into. I also like her opinions on beauty products, which I know sounds weird, but I do, I like them. She’s a winner, especially if you’re into beauty blogging.

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3.

In The Frow

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Victoria is #goals. I don’t know what else to say other than I love her. Can’t even begin to recommend her enough. Goals, goals, goals. She also has a Youtube channel and UGH, she’s great, right?

Her Blog. • Her TwitterHer Instagram

4.

Brooke Elise

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I can’t forget the girl who started this whole thing. I think my favorite thing about reading Brooke’s blog this past week was just how much she’s not afraid to write the posts that need to be written. Girl is not about to be shy and I commend her for it.

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So who’s next? I’m ready for more new blogs to read, so throw ’em at me! If you’ve got recommendation or you want to promote your own blog, NOW IS THE TIME. Leave links in the comments, please! 

Also, be sure to always check out the comment section of blog posts you read, you can find some real hidden gems in there!!

 

Xx Kay

My 26th Birthday Blog Post. Weird.

I’ve been blogging regularly since I was 22 and so for the past several (four, ok. it’s been four, i’m 26 now, how did this happen?) birthdays I’ve written a birthday post on my blog (my previous blog that is). Well, last Friday was  my 26th birthday and so here’s my birthday post to myself.

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Last night I read all of my previous birthday blog posts and oh my goodness, isn’t it kind of crazy how many things can change in a year and then also how little things can change in a year? Isn’t life the weirdest thing?

If we’re being honest, I wanted to get this post up on my blog on Friday. Ya know, actually post it ON my birthday. However, I’ve had a lot of shit going on, ok? Which is another blog post that is currently sitting in my drafts that I add to and edit constantly but still don’t have it ready to post because it makes me cry.

So anyways..

I went back and forth on what to write for my 26th birthday post. Do I talk about my 25th year of life? Recap it for you? Do I make a list of wants for my 26th year? A goal list, perhaps? (also, didn’t i just do that?) But I’ve been there, I’ve done all of that.

Instead, let’s talk about how I’m now officially closer to 30 than I am to 20 and THAT’S WEIRD. There are so many things I wanted to have done before I was 26 and I haven’t done them! Now I feel like I’m in a race with myself, which is so obnoxiously annoying. Or maybe it’s just a little bit motivating? I’ve been 26 for 5ish (“ish” because i can’t be bothered to do real math right now) days now and I’ve just been ticking things off my life list left and right. Starting with going through my apartment and either cleaning everything and organizing it in a way that makes sense to me OR getting rid of it if its not something I’m 100% in love with. YES, ok.. I own that “Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” book and yes, I finally read it. I’m 26 now, new year of life, new me.

And this new me is ready to kick some ass.

Welcome to Kay at 26.
Just totally out of control and unpredictable.
High Five.

Xx Kay

Yes, This Is Another 2016 Resolutions Post

I know you’re thinking it. ANOTHER POST ABOUT 2016 RESOLUTIONS?!
The answer is YES, another post about 2016 resolutions. Hear me out.

In 2014 I made a list of resolutions and goals I wanted to work toward throughout the year. In 2015 I didn’t. 2014 was a good year, full of learning and new experiences and 2015, not so much. So, here we are with a 2016 goal list! It seemed like a no-brainer.

Also, ps. I kind of like referring to them as goals and not resolutions. Goals sound much more attainable and user friendly.

So here are my 2016 Goals.

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Blog More. LOL, I know. But listen to me, I really want to create something here. I think I have things to say and put out there into the world wide web. I really want to stick to this goal.

Drink More Water. This is like a life goal. I always need to work on drinking more water. Putting it in writing will hopefully just help motivate me to do it.

Get Healthy. Overall, there are a lot of improvements I could make and I want to make that a priority this year. In year’s past it’s not always been something that I’ve stuck to, but I don’t see why this year can’t be the year.

Take More Photos. I oddly don’t take enough and I’m annoyed by that. Photograph everything. That’s the new motto.

Give More Compliments. I tend to think nice things about people or the things people are doing, but I don’t often think about saying it out loud to them.

Say YES More. When my first instinct is to say No, I want to say Yes. I want to experience new things, spend more time with the people in my life, and battle my inner desire for No.

 

Did anyone else make resolutions or goals? I legitimately want to read them. In all seriousness, let me know in the comments or leave me a link to a post you’ve written with your resolutions for my binging pleasure. Thank you, I love you!

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Xx Kay

Back To Blogging

I haven’t been the most consistent blogger lately and even saying that is a bit of an understatement, I’m aware. However, I would really like to change that.

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New year, new me, new blog, and all that stuff.

I briefly considered writing a long post about why I hadn’t blogged and what I’ve been doing instead. In fact, I did start writing a post just like that. But when I decided I wanted to come back here and I planned it to coincide with the new year, I felt like talking about the why and the what of the past just wasn’t important or good for me or for Champagne Laced.

Instead I want to talk about what I love about blogging.

I love reading words from other people. I’ve always found it so interesting what people decide to share online and I love reading their words. I also love seeing their photos. Whether it’s a photo of their home, their favorite things, their family, or themselves – I find it so fascinating. I also admire the hell out of it.

It takes courage to put something out into the world that is as personal to someone as all of that and I like it. It’s why I really love reading blogs. So, one would think that I would put out into the world what I enjoy and what I love reading, right. Well, I stopped doing that for a time, and I had a lot of trouble loving blogging because of it. So, no more bullshit.

The plans I have for this blog are simple.
Simple, but interesting.
Because I want to put out into the world things I love. I want to be proud and happy with every post I publish on Champagne Laced and I want to make this place on the internet something I’m proud of, something I want to show off.

That’s the plan.

So if you’re a long time reader, thank you and I’m so glad to have you back and I’m so glad you’ve stuck around – you must be crazy, which means I like you. And if you’re new here – Welcome to Champagne Laced. Grab a glass and get comfy. 

 

Xx Kay