Sharing my love of the things I enjoy most comes naturally to me as it’s an inherited family trait. Hi Dad! Writing long personally tailored emails to friends about my travels or party ideas was happening more and more and I had been thinking about creating a place to store this information for future use. That’s when I decided to start Hilarystyle.me.
Not really sure what to expect, I set two goals for myself:
The first smaller goal was to compile the information on the blog along with a few photos and links to our favorite places. This way if friends inquired about our travels I could point them in the direction of the blog.
My second larger scale goal was really more of a hope, the idea that maybe my experiences and thoughts would find their way out onto the web and actually be of interest to other people. You know, people who don’t already know me! Maybe no one would hit the “follow button” or care what I had to say, but I’d never know if I didn’t take a chance and besides I would be achieving goal number one.
People were interested! People I didn’t know! I told myself I wouldn’t care if no one took notice, but I won’t lie I’m pretty excited that people did. In fact I’m down right ecstatic! I’ve learned a lot about myself since I started writing hilarystyle.me and I’m pretty proud of what’s it’s become and where it’s going. Not only that, but I’ve “met” a number of other bloggers in the process and have been inspired by so many of them! Apparently, I’ve been of some inspiration to them as well because two different lovely blogging ladies nominated me for blogging awards!
The Sunshine Award
Cassy, a fashion blogger, nominated me for the Sunshine award, which is given to fellow bloggers who inspire and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers. Thank you Cassy for thinking of me, it’s such an honor to know that not only do you enjoy reading my blog, but that you think it’s cheerful and inspiring!Check out Cassy’s blog, baublesandknots.com for fun inspirational ideas about what to wear for just about any occasion! She’s always including fun jewelry and isn’t afraid to put herself out there! I LOVE THAT!There are some “rules” that come along with the honor of being nominated and I am posting them here:
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer the questions from your nominator.
- Nominate other bloggers that bring sunshine to your day.
- Ask your nominees as many thoughtful questions as you so desire.
- If you so desire click on a few of the blots see what they’re all about.
Cassy’s questions to me:
- Is there a favorite book/movie/band/artist that influences your personal style?
I am not one to limit myself and have a wide variety of tastes in all of the above. I think this is clearly reflected in my style!
- Do you think it is important to unplug & how do you balance this while participating in a digital world?
I do my best to unplug, but must admit I’m not always successful.
- What does style mean to you?
For me style means fun and for myself personally it’s a reflection of who I am inside as well.
The Liebster Award!
Beth, a fellow travel blogger nominated me for the Liebster Award, which is recognition to new bloggers by other bloggers who are enjoying or finding value in their work. Thank you so much for thinking of me! As I mentioned above it means a lot to know that not only are you putting your thoughts and ideas out into the world, but that your words are actually making a positive impact on someone else!
As Beth says: The main aim of the Liebster Award is to highlight new voices and pay the compliment forward to others. Kind of like a virtual chain letter combined with an online high-five.
Check out Beth’s blog VacationCoffee with fun tips about travel, travel with kids and amazing photos!
Beth’s Questions to me:
- Where do you call home?
Currently, the Bay Area, but I’ve lived all over the country.
- How would you describe the target audience of your blog in one sentence?
Anyone who loves travel, fashion or fun!
- What is the primary reason for starting your blog?
To share the fun and adventures I have with my family with others.
- How often do you post content on your blog?
I post twice a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8 am.
- Is there a story behind your blog name?
Only that I tend to do things in my own way, hence the name Hilarystyle.
- What is your ideal morning routine?
Lie around drinking coffee, reading blog posts, take the kids to school, work out, coffee with friends…
- Do you have a vice? If so, what is it?
Drinking white wine with the girls…
- When you’re not working on your blog, what are you doing instead?
Enjoying my time with family and friends.
- What is an amazing travel memory you have?
Three years ago, when I stepped out of the train station in Edinburgh, Scotland and my mouth literally fell open with awe at how beautiful it is!
- Where else on social media can we find you?
I’m on both twitter: @hilarystyleme and Instagram: hilarystyleme
- Who are your favorite people to spend time with?
My three boys!!
And now, I “nominate” . . .
I follow a variety of different blogs about everything from fashion and makeup to lifestyle, travel, and photography! I’m not sure any of them are all that new, but I enjoy them a great deal! I’ll post the addresses to a few of them here and I hope you’ll take a look and find some inspiration the way I have! Happy reading!