Friday, May 18, 2018

Girl Behind the Blog

Welcome to Girl Talk Blog and happy Friday! Today is an exciting day on Girl Talk! I am launching a new blog series,  Get to Know the Blogger! Each Friday I will introduce or re-introduce (if you already know who they are) you to a blogger I have enjoyed getting to know! 

I thought I would begin with myself. I am so happy to see how much Girl Talk has grown over the past year and am so thankful to have such a wonderful community to express my creativity with!

As some of you may know, my name is Ashley and I am a lifestyle blogger. I blog about whatever gives me inspiration; one day it may be recipes and the other it may be about weddings - you never really know what you are going to get here, so it keeps things interesting. I have been married for 2 1/2 years to Timothy and we live in NC with our 2 pups, we love so much!

So here is a little more about the girl behind the blog!

What is the name of your blog and the story behind your blog name?
I have had a blog since 2014 and it has had 2 different names. The OG name was Southern and a Little Sass, it lasted maybe a few months and went to Girl Talk. I was in the midst of planning my wedding and was just doing a whole bunch of girl talk and thought that would be the perfect name for my born again blog!

Why did you start blogging?
I had created a blog before my mom passed away and before I got engaged, but after both of those things happened I really put a lot of time and thought into what I blogged about. I wanted to have a space where I could look back and remember things about planning my wedding and I also wanted to have a space where I could share things about my mom and express my emotions. I used this space to let people read stories about my mom and used it as a space to let out my grief.

What is your favorite topic to blog about?
Even though I don't blog about it very much recently, weddings will always be my favorite topic to blog about!

How do you find inspiration for blog posts?
A lot of my inspiration comes from other bloggers. I love reading other blogs and coming up with ideas for my own blog.

Do you have a favorite post from your blog?
I have about 30 of them, all from my  wedding

What is your favorite social media website?
I use Instagram the most!  Go follow me :) 

To take blog pictures, do you use a real camera or your camera on your phone?
iPhone portrait mode all the way! I have been wanting a good camera, but let's be honest even if I do have one I don't think I would remember to use it!

What is your favorite blog to read?
My favorite is  Medicine & Manicures! I love all of Kristina's outfits and love all her blog posts! She only lives a couple hours from me too! 

What type of blog posts do you enjoy reading the most?
Lately I have been loving home decor posts! One day I am going to have all new furniture so I love day dreaming!

What is your favorite way to spend your free time?
It really depends on the season, during the summer it is relaxing by the pool or if it's cooler out, Timothy and I love cuddling up and watching Netflix together!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Timothy and I have talked about this a lot and I think we have narrowed it down to 3 places. We would live in Delray Beach, Florida, Savvanah, Georgia or Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

If you could only wear one beauty product a day for the rest of your life, what product would it be?
Mascara. I can not where anything else and feel fine, but if I leave the house with mascara on I feel naked!

Connect with me!
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Caits Cozy Corner said...

i love this and getting to know everyone behind their blog! wedding posts are my favorite too!

Summer @ Coffee With Summer said...

LOVE this, Ashley! So fun getting to learn more about you - I need to check out your wedding posts. Also, yes to Netflix!

Indya | The Small Adventurer said...

I love this idea! Getting to know a blogger is what takes me from liking a blog to loving it. I just love getting to know the person behind the words, it makes you feel like you've made a friend!

ericaligenza said...

I'm with ya on mascara - it's a must!