Weekend Rewind+Blogger Challenge Week 5

Happy Monday Loves! 

F R I D A Y 
I was up pretty early Friday morning. I had a long to-do list of blog related things so I got started on that right away. When John got home from work, we ran out to do a few errands together then had Breakfast at Daily Eats. When we got home, I threw dinner in the crock pot and J and I netflixed/chilled/colored for a while. 

At 2pm, I headed down to Sarasota for my first hair trial! The girl that we hired is hands down the sweetest thing! She was SO detail oriented and a total perfectionist which is obviously want I would want for such a big day. I was there for almost three and a half hours. The end result got a rave response from my momma, john's grandmother, mother and John! After that, we enjoyed our Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup and Garlic bread while continuing our latest Netflix obsession, Lie to Me

I met my dad for our weekly breakfast. We decided on our father daughter dance song (eek-42 days!) and planned out what days to do dance lessons-oh yes, papa runge doesn't want to look like a fool. Afterwards, J and I lived the bum life netflixing and doing blog stuff. After a day of not doing too much, we decided to go to Applebees for late night 1/2 priced apps and drinks. 

S U N D A Y 
J headed into work for a bit while I cleaned the house, fed the donkeys and ran around with the pups. Later in the morning I "met" two of my very best blogger besties- Jasmine and Lexi over a google hangout. We talked about all things concerning the Show Your Blog Love group and got to know one another a bit better. Afterwards, J and I went out to target and a few other places. I met my momma for dinner and then ended the night watching Grease Live...did any of y'all watch it? I thought it was SO good! 

Join the SYBL group this month for the February Instagram Challenge! 

Welcome Back to Week 5 of the 52 Week Blogger Challenge!
One thing that I am always asking fellow bloggers is, why did you start? So today, I am sharing with you why I started!

First I will give you a look into how we got to Sarah Emily Blogs.

Back in 2011, I had moved home from Ohio and just got my own apartment back in my home town. I was busy looking for jobs and just didn't have much to do. Although I grew up in this city, the friends that I had were not my friends any longer so I really just sat around binge watching the o.c. one of the girls I was close with in college sent out a link to her blog. I was intrigued so I decided to start one of my own. That, was when Bombshelled Glitter was created (after my fav victorias secret spray Bombshell). I wrote about once a week for a month and then here and there for the next few months but it never really stuck.

Then, in 2013 when I started teaching full time, I was always looking for project ideas and classroom management. Most of the pins I found lead to blogs so again I got intrigued and created Juiceboxes and Glitter. This time, it stuck. I got myself onto a schedule and loved it! I met so many fabulous bloggers and it was great. I blogged on JB&G for a year then my life changed and teaching wasn't a major passion of mine.

I still loved blogging so I created Coffee&Glitter. C&G became a place for recipes, beauty posts, and everyday life. I started blogging on C&G full time in March 2015. In December 2015, I changed the name of Coffee&Glitter to Sarah Emily Blogs. I felt like the name change was necessary so my blog can grow with me through different stages of my life.

I have always said that I started blogging because it is a great creative outlet for me. Even in the beginning when I didn't really stick to it 100%, I loved being able to just have a little space to write and share. Now that I have routinely been blogging for almost three years, my answer would be that I love everything about it. I have met some amazing girls through blogging and although we haven't met IRL, we talk all the time. I also love learning new recipes, blogger tips and html code! I think blogging teaches you a lot and it has truly become a passion for me.

So, why do you blog?


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  2. I just discovered the 52 week blogger challenge and love reading your story! Looking forward to learning more about you in the weeks to come!


  3. So much good food! There's nothing better than Chicken Noodle Soup, garlic bread, and couch time!

  4. I keep seeing a lot of bloggers doing coloring books, so I guess it's time for to join lol Coloring is such a great way to stay sane.

  5. I lost my pencil sharpener in the move to the new house and I just got a new one a week or so ago. I haven't colored since my surgery in June and am so excited to color again!

  6. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Thanks again for hosting the link-up. I loved today's prompt! It seems like all of us bloggers were just looking for a creative outlet in the beginning. :-]

  7. That crockpot chicken noodle soup looks so yummy!

  8. You know from my snaps back and forth that i'm loving getting to live your wedding through you. I wish I could go back and do mine again every single day. No joke! I'm loving that you had a low key weekend, we did, too and those are the best! Bring on the coloring books! I'll definitely be linking up with the Instagram challenge! And of course, I forgot the blog challenge again but I love reading your answers and your blog!

  9. Yay for a successful hair trial!!

  10. I love blogging because it's an amazing creative outlet and I can just write about whatever I want :D
    Jess | www.beautifulbreakable.com ♥

  11. That's very cool, you and your dad meet up weekly for breakfast. That omelet looks amazing!

  12. Yay for your hair trial - so exciting! And love that you and your dad meet for breakfast, so sweet. Cheers to a fabulous week <3
    Green Fashionista

  13. Sounds like such a fun weekend :)
    I bet your hair will look absolutely amazing for the wedding!

    xoxo, Jenny

  14. Sounds like such a productive weekend! Are the days coming closer to your wedding going by fast or slow? I can't wait until I start planning mine! Oh & the 52 week blogger challenge sounds pretty cool I'm going to join it!(let's see if I do it right!)

  15. I think I need a coloring book! It'd be so much fun and a good way to release the stress. That breakfast looks amazing! I'm obsessed with breakfast food.

  16. OMG just 42 days, you must be so excited - Congrats! :) Such a fun weekend, oh I wanted to watch Grease live but missed it, definitely going to add that to my list this week :)
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

  17. So I think I need to do the blog challenge! I've never in 6 years done one or an instagram challenge!

  18. I'm joining a little late, but I love this! Thanks for the chance to participate and get to know a little more about who's behind the blog. :)


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