Where I Come From...

Often I think I do a horrible job of representing just how small of a town I come from. We're talking population of 3,400 which in blog terms is about half of my readership base [I don't understand it either]. Literally there is one stop light in the town I grew up in and more times than not you are stuck behind an Amish buggy on your way to anywhere. The crazy thing is that I dig it. I love the quaint, simple, not a lot to do [at all] type of feel. It also has its fair share of charm working in its favor complete with old buildings, old things, and old people. Basically anything under the age of 82 isn't cool [which explains why I go to bed at 9 pm...] This past weekend my dad was in charge of a bi-annual outdoor antique market that he puts together. Being that I grew up around antiques I hated them for the longest while because who needs old things when you have Target? Except recently I've realized how fun and interesting they actually can be. Long story short, I went, I bought, and I am happy that I did. Here's a few snap shots from the morning. 

There is a 100% chance that I walked away with that side table which I am hoping to use outdoors with plants sitting on top or possibly sit somewhere inside the house if I can convince my husband that it's awesome and not as ugly as he thinks it is. 

Anyhow, there is a small snippet of more about me and where I come from. Speaking of getting to know people better, I have somebody I would like to introduce to you. Her name is Kelly and she writes a fun fashion and lifestyle blog, Sparkles and Shoes. Two things I am a huge fan of. I asked Kelly some questions so you could get to know her better [loving every single answer...] Make sure to read along, win yo'self some free make-up, and go say hello immediately to this little bedazzler. I guarantee you her life is much more interesting than mine. 

Food is my ultimate love. If you could eat three things for the rest of your life what would they be?
See, this is why I read your blog everyday – because I love food too!  And as picking one thing would be far too hard to pick I would pick my ideal meal – fresh bread, Caprese salad, lobster ravioli with a side of asparagus and Brussels sprouts, and chocolate lava cake for dessert.

You have to choose one or the other--sparkles or shoes, which is it going to be? 
Sparkles, definitely. Shoes are a great accessory and the perfect way to finish off an outfit but sparkles are forever. I do not think of sparkles as in glitter I think of sparkles as happiness, a bubbly personality, and a general outlook on life – sparkly with a sunny disposition!  

What is one piece of advice you would give to a blogger just starting out? 
Be yourself.  When I first started out in blogging there were dozens of blogs I read and I wanted to be just like some of the glamour girls who posted spectacular outfits every day.  Then I realized, that was not me and if I tried to be like them it would not be authentic.  My favorite blogs make me feel like I have a window into that person’s life – the good, the bad, and the funny keep me coming back.  That said, read other blogs because it is the best way to become a part of the family!

Hypothetically speaking, if you were to have a lavish giveaway in today's post where you buy all of my readers love and adoration, what would you give away? 
I would give the amazing Living in Yellow readers a pair of Christian Louboutins of their choice because they are the number one on my list of things I would buy if I won a million dollars.Their pillage pumps from their Spring collection are amazing but I think I would go for their black patent option but in this ultimate hypothetical giveaway the reader could choose their favorite!

Instead, I am giving away $25 to Sephora because I could spend all of my money there and there are always a dozen things on my Sephora wishlist! I think I'll even sweeten the deal and throw in a 300x250 ad space because why not?



  1. Try being from a town with only 700 people. We have one gas station/store, a bank, + post office. There are literally two roads through the whole town. It's just rediculous. Lol.


  2. I love Kelly's blog! :)


  3. I was raised in a small town too! I moved and went to Ohio State for college - huge culture shock and then moved south when I got married. We moved back to my little town to raise our daughter and I would not trade it! Except the weather - I would totally trade that!! Thanks for the introduction to Kelly! And for the give away! Susan

  4. Heyyyy, I'm from small town too :) We're talking "let's have a party out in the country....we'll build a bon fire, drink, and then destroy evidence we were ever there...." however 1 tiny piece of paper we used to build the bon fire was my friend's homework and his name was on the paper....the owner of the farm called all of our parents. THAT kind of small town. lol

  5. Another small town girl over here too....think the general conclusion is small towns just seem to rock in a strange sort of way.

  6. My dad's side of the family is from a small farming town in Idaho, so I know that feel and inherent love of old, small, and quaint. One of my favorite things to do in towns is visit the center of downtown. I love it.

  7. I love small towns with old buildings and scenery I dont know the population of my town but everyone knows everyone and you cant get out of the grocery store without having a conversation with someone. lol

  8. I am from a small town of about 1200. I love it and would have it any other way. Big cities scare the crap out of me... I always feel like I am going to get jumped or mugged or something. P.S. LOVE THAT TABLE!

  9. Small town girl here, too! Population 1800 or so. . . It fluctuates with harvest/hunting seasons! ;)


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