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Blog Awards Catch Up

Hey, friends! I have been tagged in a couple of blogging awards over the last few weeks and felt that today would be the perfect day to sit down and answer all of your questions and tag some of my favorite WordPress ladies for you to follow too.

I would like to thank Abigail from thefreckledfashionista for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! She is the sweetest and am so thankful for her tag!

Rules-

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

Brief Story- Over a year ago I sat down in my mom’s office looking for a way to combine my love for photography, clothing, makeup, and writing. She told me to start a blog. The idea made me nervous but I told her that if we could think of a name I would be willing to start one. A few weeks later my website was designed, a name was picked, and my first blog post ever was published. Just like that my life was flipped upside down and I could not be more grateful for this blog and all the people I have met along the way!

Two Pieces Of Advice- There are two things in specific that I wish someone had told me before starting a blog and making it more than a way to spend my free time. The first being, you are half the recipe to your success. If you want to reach your goals, go out and work towards them. Half of your success depends upon yourself, your passion, and your content. The other half is up to the people who read your blog and are the numbers behind it, which brings me to my next piece of advice. Stop worrying about the number. If your blog is not ‘growing’ the way you want it or you feel like there are so many people doing better than you, take the time to really look at your following. I currently stand at 1,200 WordPress followers and compared to others that number is so minuscule and to others that is so huge. Think of your following as the actual people and faces they are, not the number they make up. You’d be surprised how differently you view your following from then on.

15 Bloggers I tag-

  1. Mercy Immanuela
  2. Azra
  3. Absolutely Olivia
  4. Abeautifulthing
  5. Kristen Shane
  6. Makeup_By_Makena
  7. Mackmarie
  8. Apocketfulofprep
  9. miprepp
  10. Queen City Petite
  11. akmakeupaddict
  12. Meredith Ann
  13. Jessica Jade Beauty
  14. lexrayn
  15. sunnyskieshazeleyes

I would like to thank soosophisticatedbeauty for tagging me in the Mystery Blogger Award! Check out her page for the cutest beauty reviews. This award was created by Okoto Enigma, be sure to check her out here.

Rules-

  1. List the rules.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link them
  3. Mention and link the creator of the award
  4. Tell your followers 3 things about yourself
  5. Answer the 5 questions left for you by your nominator
  6. Nominate 10 bloggers and notify them
  7. Ask your nominees 5 questions
  8. Share links to your best/fav blog posts.

Three things about me:
1. I am a fraternal twin. My sister’s name is Madison and she almost always takes my blog pictures.
2. I really love planning things out. I always am writing something down in order to keep my thoughts organized.
3. I hope to travel to fifteen states this year.

5 Questions Left By My Nominator- 

  1. Lipstick or Lipgloss? Both! I am such a sucker for glossy, plump lips but love wearing lipstick on an everyday basis.
  2. Top 5 wishlist products. Currently on my wishlist is a marble computer case, New Balance sneakers, red Hunters, a microphone for YouTube videos, and a dress for Winter formal.
  3. If you could anything at this very moment, right this very second, what would it be? If I could be anything right now, it would be successful in all the ways I wish.
  4. What’s your current favourite TV series to watch? Right now I’m watching 90210 and love it but my all time favorite show is One Tree Hill.
  5. Next Travel Destination ? New York to visit my aunt is where I’ll be headed next!

10 Bloggers I Tag-

  1. Emily Clare Beauty
  2. Beauty and the Ballroom
  3. Sophie Maie
  4. Ivana’s Makeup World
  5. Beautybyadutchgirl
  6. marioness
  7. theresamariedaily
  8. lamodefou
  9. thatswhatsupblogger
  10. jasistyleforever

and the 5 Questions for them-

1. What are your favorite blog posts to write?
2. What do you want to be when you’re older?
3. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4. Are you closer with your mom or dad?
5. Have you ever been out of the country?

My Three Favorite Blog Posts-

1. The Power Of Makeup
2. Styledbymckenz Turns One
3. 1,000 Followers

Well that’s a wrap for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed and congratualations to the twenty five ladies who I have nominated! Wishing you all the best today and always. With love, McKenz.

 

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Catching Up On Tags + 10 More WordPress Followers to Follow NOW!

Hey ladies I was tagged to do the 20 Questions Tag by sophiemaie and the 20 Things That Make Me Happy Tag by mergingthreads. I figured what better way to kick off the month of December by answering some questions, telling you what makes me happy, and sharing ten more WordPress bloggers with you all?! I also want to wish you all a happy December! I am not participating in Blogmas this year but will be posting five times a week. If you all have any holiday post requests please leave them below along with any questions or comments. I hope you all enjoy this post and have a fabulous Friday. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

Starting with the Twenty Questions Tag…

  1. Things you cannot live without? My computer, clothes, and my family.
  2. Favorite makeup brand? As far as high-end goes, I love Urban Decay for any eye products. From the drugstore I prefer Maybelline. I adore their face products and lippies.
  3. Favorite flowers? Sunflowers, how can you look at them and not be instantly happy?!
  4. Favorite clothing stores? Old Navy by far, Gap, Forever 21, and Nordstrom Rack.
  5. Favorite Perfume? Warm Vanilla Sugar from Bath&Body Works.
  6. Heels or flats? Shoes with heels make me feel so good about myself, so def heels. However, flats are far more comfortable.
  7. Do you get good grades? Yes, I am a fairly good student and always make Honor Roll.
  8. Favorite color? Yellow is my favorite color but if I had to pick my favorite color to wear it would totally be white or a shade of green.
  9. Do you drink energy drinks? Nope.
  10. Do you drink juice? Not usually but I do like it.
  11. Do you like swimming? I’m not very good at it but I do love swimming. I love lakes best.
  12. Do you eat chips with a fork? Of course not.
  13. What’s your favorite moisturizer? Cetaphil has my favorite moisturizer, it’s super thick which I love.
  14. Do you want to be married in the future? Yes, I would love to be married and have a big family one day.
  15. Do you get mad easily? Not necessarily, more so irritated.
  16. Are you into ghost hunting? Absolutely not. I do not like anything scary either.
  17. Any phobias? I don’t have any phobias, but flying over water scares me. I do it anyways though.
  18. Do you bite your nails? Yes, when I’m super nervous. This habit bothers me so much which is why I love having my nails painted to keep me from biting.
  19. Have you ever had a near death experience? Nope.
  20. Do you drink coffee? On the occasion, but it’s not an everyday thing for me.

Now for the twenty things that make me happy; these are just a few (,:

  1. Spending time doodling in my Bible and chatting with Jesus every night.
  2.  Wearing heels. It makes me feel so elegant.
  3. Friday night football games in my small hicktown.
  4. The little things.
  5. Checking something off a list; it makes me feel so accomplished.
  6. Wearing a new outfit.
  7. Sundays!!! They are the best days to collect your thoughts and get work done.
  8. Boys that hold the door open for you. (the way it should be)
  9. Blogging and all the internet friends I’ve made from it.
  10. A freshly made bed.
  11. Long walks around the neighborhood with Celia.
  12. Pictures that have been developed.
  13. People that play the piano.
  14. Flying at night.
  15. Anything sentimental, letters are some of my favorites!
  16. When the blinds to my bedroom are open!
  17. Mumford and Suns, Jack Johnson, and Hozier
  18. Doing something on the weekends.
  19. Reading before bed.
  20. The overwhelming amount of love I feel when logging onto styledbymckenz.

And lastly, ten WordPress bloggers you need to be following! Ladies, feel free to answer the Twenty Questions above and she twenty things that make you happy.

  1. Mergingthreads
  2. Marioness
  3. Fashion With a V
  4. CharitySantibanez
  5. lovejennyxo
  6. Azra
  7. Andshewentonandon
  8. Aoifelr
  9. maceyalexandra
  10. kimberlyhseih