So when I was reading through Seashells + Sparkles, I knew Rachel was a fun and outgoing person, but after doing this interview, she's someone who will honestly brighten up your day! She's an amazingly funny and super sweet and if you haven't checked out her blog... Your missing out on something great!
So below I give you a peep inside the mastermind of Seashells + Sparkles, everyone I give you Rachel!
How would you describe yourself and your personality?
You’re totally going to laugh, but I would definitely say I’m spunky. I’m not really sure what being “spunky” entails by dictionary definition but I’m all over the place, I work hard, I like having a good time, I love my friends, I am a procrastinator, and I’m energetic and friendly!
What did you start your blog and why?
I didn’t work over the summer going into my junior year of college so I was spending a lot of time outside and even more time reading. I seriously read everything and anything I could get my hands on – newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, the list goes on and on. After reading blogs nonstop for a couple of weeks, I figured since I had so much time on my hands that it would be a fun challenge to start a blog! Since then, my blogging has really evolved and Seashells + Sparkles is almost a year old!
How has blogging impacted your life?
There’s such a supportive blogging community that has not only allowed me to meet some amazing and inspiring ladies, but I’ve been able to work with some great companies and attend some phenomenal events. The Internet is such a diverse place and every blog is different, but the whole aspect of blogging has taught me so much more than how to write and in my eyes, there’s nothing better than that.
How do you maintain a successful blog?
I would be nowhere without my planner – it’s my lifeline. I also am constantly writing down blog post ideas and scribbling out brainstorm sessions. Also, in order to promote your blog, you need to promote yourself so I try to be as active on social media as much as possible and always remind myself to keep a constant voice across all platforms!
What are your go to resources for blogging?
I swear by Pinterest, The Nectar Collective, and Helene in Between for blogging resources. Between the three of those websites/blogs, I can always find the answer to something I’m trying to figure out.
What blog do you highly recommend others to read?
I absolutely adore Helene In Between – Helene has some great advice, funny posts, and awesome webinars! Cathleen of Classy Cathleen and Cristina from Cristina on Campus are my home girls so I’m very biased and love their blogs!
What’s your aspiration in life?
This is a tough question to answer because I’m not 100% sure what I want to do with my life, but my main focus is finding something I love to do and sticking to it. Enjoying what you do changes your outlook on life and how happy you are.
What’s your inspiration in life?
Life itself is so inspiring – from the people I meet, the places I go, and the things I see. It’s hard not to be inspired when you live in such a beautiful world!
What would you consider your style?
My style is all over the place but I think I would have to consider it classic with a modern twist. I love playing with my style and incorporating all the fun trends!
What are your top five favorite items in your closet?
My anorak jacket from the Loft, my Frye riding boots, a comfy pair of running sneaks, my Lululemon leggings (cause, duh), and my Piko top!
What can you not leave the house without?
My cell phone! I’m a total phone junkie – I’m addicted to social media, texting my friends, and playing the Kim Kardashian game (go ahead, you can laugh). It’s a bad habit to rely on my phone so much, but I’m trying to break it! I’ll let you know how that one goes…..
What’s one thing you want to do before you leave this world and be remembered for?
I could care less about how successful my work is and how much of an impact it makes on those around me. What I do want to do is to inspire my friends, family, and those around me and be a positive person in their life. There would be no greater honor than knowing my friends and family members knowing I loved them so much.
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