Thursday, July 31, 2014

Behind the Blog - Danielle of Framed Frosting

1)   When & why did you start blogging?

I started my blog, Framed Frosting in April 2011. I was about to graduate from high school and starting a blog seemed like the perfect way to document my college adventures. Since then, Framed Frosting has evolved to be about so much more than college. It has motivated me to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things, especially new recipes!

2)   What’s the greatest thing that’s come out of blogging?

Blogging friends have become real friends. When I started blogging, I never would have thought I would make real-life friends from the online community. However, here I am now attending blogger brunches and having dinner or coffee with other Kansans like Alissa and Ashley.

3)   When you’re not blogging, what can you be found doing?

When I'm not blogging, you can usually find me sitting at my desk working on homework, papers, and studying for exams...did I mention I was a college student? I can't wait to graduate this May and put all the studying behind me! When I have free time, I also enjoying baking and watching TV shows while snuggled up with a warm blanket and a glass of wine.

4)   If you were stranded on a desert island, what would be the one thing you would take with you {people don’t count!}

Suncreen with SPF 50. I am extremely pale and would end up looking like a bright red tomato within just a few hours.

5)   What’s the one piece of advice you would share with bloggers just starting out? 

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there! Whether it's pitching to a large brand for a sponsored post or sending an email to a local blogger to meet up for coffee. You'll only get as much out of this experience as you put into it.

6)   What’s your “can’t live without” piece in your closet, kitchen, home etc?

I absolutely could not live without my KitchenAid stand mixer! As for my closet, I think every girl should splurge on a great handbag. My Michael Kors tote goes everywhere with me!

7)   On a Friday night, what can you be found doing?

I'm usually snuggled up on the couch with a blanket catching up on my DVR'd shows from the week. Or if my boyfriend is in town, we grab dinner from this amazing Asian restaurant in town and rent a Redbox movie.

8)   How do you balance blogging with a work/social life?

This is still something I struggle with. At the beginning of the week, I look at my calendar and try to prioritize everything that needs to get done that week. I work two jobs as a pharmacy technician and the social media + marketing manager for Gracie B. and attend college full-time. Those are my top priorities and everything else kind of follows along behind. There are some weeks when I don't have time to blog at all and other weeks when I photograph 2-3 posts in one day. If I have time to fit in a coffee date or shopping at the mall, it's a good week!

9)   What’s your favorite quote? Or what’s a quote that describes you?

"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before."

This quote describes me perfectly because I'm finally at the stage in my life where I have the money and time to travel. In the upcoming year, I will be visiting Houston and Napa Valley and cannot wait to eat good food, tour some wineries, and enjoy the outdoors! 

10) What’s your dream job if you haven’t landed it yet?

I'll be graduating in May with a degree in Marketing. Some day I hope to land a job doing campaign management for a large home decor or gourmet foods company.

11) Guilty pleasures?

Dark chocolate, Grey's Anatomy, online shopping, and Nicholas Sparks books. 

12)  What’s your favorite “little thing” in life?

Sitting on the patio with a glass of wine and watching the clouds and the airplanes fly by overhead.

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