So recently I was nominated for a blogger award by Alyssa from Teddy Bears and Lipsticks!! I was so honored and totally caught off guard. This award is really an opportunity to share a bit more about myself and what my blog is about. In this blogging business we are constantly being measured up against each other and these types of #shoutouts really remind us how much support and collaboration is happening. Part of my goal with Pish to Posh is help others feel fabulous and so at the end of this post I have nominated 5 other bloggers that are worth you taking taking a look at!! Thank you Alyssa for this award!
Fearless Award Questions:
Who are you?!
HI!!! I am Amanda. I am a wife, a mother, a lover of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, a sister and a friend. I am a Colorado native but have lived all over the world including Berlin and most recently, London. My dog is my best friend and confidant and I love macaroni and cheese. There are few things in life I like more than lazy weekends spent with my husband and son.
What is your blog/instagram all about?
Well….it is lifestyle, motherhood, fashion and a bit of humor. I love to write about my life and the way my mind works- I try to see the bigger picture in life and my hope is to inspire others to live their true authentic life. I love fashion and clothes but I love my son and my family even more. I write about being a mother but not how to be a mother. Sometimes I write about other bloggers and sometimes I write about my travels and adventures. My Instagram is my life captured in little squares put out into the world in hopes of inspiring someone to smile, to laugh, to reflect or to connect.
What do you LOVE about blogging/instagramming?
Freedom of expression. I love being able to share my world with others. I love connecting with like-minded ladies and I love meeting creative souls who challenge and inspire me. I love being able to share a snipet of my life but still keep some things close to my heart. I love being able to express myself in a manner that is true and authentic to who I am and who I want be.
What do you not love most about blogging/instagramming?
Such a loaded question!!! I put a lot of pressure on myself to grow, to engage and to be better. I do not love those feelings as they can be overwhelming and consuming. I hate the feeling of wonder when I publish a post (either on the blog or on Instaram) as to whether it will be received positively. And sometimes I loath Instagram because just when I start to figure it out I realize I have no idea what I am doing #beingtotallyhonest
What are your goals (big & small!) for your blog/instagram?
To start the goal was to create a platform where I could showcase the person I knew myself to be. As this journey has continued I want to inspire people. I want to connect with people and I want to provide an opportunity for people to feel connected. One of my goals is to never loose my passion and to remember why I started this. My goals, for both IG and the blog, are to remain authentic and grounded- be true to myself.
If you could be better at one thing, what would it be?
In general life it would be flexibility. I am person who craves structure and routine. I am working, everyday, to be more flexible.
In the blogging/Instagram world it would be photos. Both taking them and editing them. I would love to be more creative and artistic when I am behind the camera.
Who are your biggest supporters? How/why?
First and foremost my husband. He has to endure endless hours of chatter about hashtags, outfit choices, Instagram content, photo shoots and blog content. Next is my mother who reads every single post I write. My best friend has been an incredible supporter by initially encouraging me to start the blog and for continuing to push me when I want to quit.
What do you wish there was more of in your life
Tricky question… should I could go emotional and deep or go real and witty….
I wish there was one more chance to say goodbye to my grandmother.
Fearless Award Secret Facts:
- I danced from the time I was three until I graduated high school. Ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, tap- I did it all.
- I can change a flat tire.
- I love graph paper. Writing on it, making lists on it, creating my Instagram plan on it.
- I could (and have) eat a whole pan of brownies.
- I do not eat crusts on toast… and therefore neither does my son!
I met her when I moved back to Denver and I could not be happier about it. She is a fashionista who keeps herself grounded in the mommy world with her adorable son.
I met this amazing mama on Instagram and I simply adore her feed. She is creative, thoughtful and authentic.
Another blogger I met on Instagram and she has such a unique and genuine feed. Plus, we share a name so obviously I was drawn to her.
This gorgeous fashionista has the most amazing wardrobe and is as sweet as pie. Two things I admire in a lady!!
This pretty lady is one of the happiest people around. She is constantly smiling and her smile is so contagious- plus she wears the cutest outfits around!
I hope you enjoyed this fun little post and may have learned a little more about me and Pish to Posh. Thank you to Alyssa for nominating me- I was truly honored and surprised! My hope is that you have found a few more ladies to follow. Let them fill your feed and inbox – i promise you wont regret it.
What To Do Next:
Compose the post on your blog (or Instagram? Could be kind of fun?!) and THANK the person who nominated you! Be sure to link to their blog/Instagram!
Answer the Fearless Award questions (the questions that I answered above). List out 5 secret facts about yourself/blog/brand. Have fun with this!
Post on your blog/Instagram! If on blog: Include the Fearless Award graphic (available here & here). If on Instagram: use the hashtag #BecomingFearless and tag @stylecollective_
Nominate at least 5 #bossbabes who you think align with the Style Collective mantra of women championing women! List them and link to their blogs/Instagram. Include a sentence or two on why you love their blog/Instagram!
Inform the nominees that you’ve elected them for the Fearless Award! They should post their answers and award rules on their blog/Instagram