In the SPOTLIGHT...{Carrie Underwood Sequin Top?}

Last week I received an uber uber sweet email from Kaitlin at Raids of Orange.

Her email was one of the nicest things I've ever read and she asked me if I would do a guest post for her today on why I first started blogging and any tips/advice I had for bloggers who are just starting out. Really...measely ole' me?! I was flattered to say the least.

You can go read my guest post about who & what inspired me to start KC & CO here.

Well, she gave me an idea and I decided I wanted to pay it forward. I want to put a few of my favorite blogs recently {once again, Erin, we read minds} and even some girls that I went to high school with and am real life friends with...in the SPOTLIGHT. Yes, I do have friends if you're wondering. like you even had to wonder.

I know what it's like to first start a blog and be absolutely clueless about posting & even if people will want to read what you are writing about.



Here are girls who just started blogging that you should stop on over to their blogs and introduce yourself! :)

 My BF

Ashley @ In This Life

Ashley and I grew up in the same city & went to high school together!

I know that she is really enjoying blogging so far and I love reading her posts. Ashley and her boyfriend {pictured} love to travel together. She is super cute & adventurous!
Go check her out.

{Jessie and I..classic beer stain on my top}

Jessie and I met through mutual friends
and I'm so glad to be able to call her a friend now.

She is so down to earth and we both share a mutual love for soakin' up rays at the pool and country music :) She is SO much fun and drop dead gorgeousss. Jessie has great style and I'd like to steal each item in her closet...what do ya say, Jessie?! ;) She is brand spankin' new to blogging, but is really excited to make the jump and I know the blogging world will love her.

Please WELCOME her and go say hi!


Kaitlin Jean @ Raids of Orange

You can tell how genuine Kaitlin is by her lovely email she sent me.
She is so passionate about blogging and it really shows. She is an adorable military girlfriend just living the dream in college. <--JEALOUS {of the college part that is..I admire you for the military gf part} :)


Emily @ Playground Duty

Another fellow Columbus lady!
We are so awesome, what can I say?

Emily is a teacher and I KNOW how much you teachers stick together. She's had her blog for a little while now, but I just had to feature her because she leaves the sweetest comments and I know many of you will enjoy her, too.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank Jenna @ a la mode for having me as a guest on her blog last week...I adore her blog and so do many many others, so go check it out!

Thank you Kaitlin for having me as a guest today on your blog and for the inspiration for this post :)

Take a looksies at what I found at the mall last night.

Top similar to Carrie's?

No, it's not silver. No, I don't have her luscious blonde locks and legs that are perfection, but it's a good shot I'd like to think.

I immediately texted the top info to miss Pink Lou Lou herself so she could add to her collection if she wished. Now, I just need her to travel to Ohio and put the damn poof in my hair because clearly I can't even master a hair tutorial.
By the way..you can find this top at Charlotte Russe for $22 :)

Tonight, I will be set, spiking, and serving with my vball team at our tournament and then going to the midnight showing of Harry Potter with the hubs. Which, by the way, took absolutely zero whining or complaining from myself to get him to go...he was willing. Unreal. :)

Tomorrow Billy's 2 cousins come in town and it's going to be fun in the sun ALL weekend long!
Let's hope today goes quickly...



  1. Katie, you are the sweetest!!! Thanks for mentioning me on your blog girlie :)

    Love, love that top from CR :)

    Are you by any chance going to Brad Paisley concert??

    Have a great day!!


  2. Thank you, thank you for featuring me today!!! You are too sweet :)

    I LOVE that top from CR. I just posted about needing convincing to go to the mall....I'm convinced now! Tuttle, here I come :)

    Have a great day and good luck at vball tonight! Do you play at flannagans? I have friends who play but they play on Wednesday nights.

  3. New follower here...can't believe I hadn't found you before! :)

    Love the sequin top...so cute!

  4. Luv that top! You always find gret outfits!!!! Jealous, I can't shop worth a darn :( Looks great on you.

  5. I love that top! Thanks for giving me some new blogs to check out!

  6. girl you look super cute! love the top!! I'm definitely going to check out these ladies' blogs that you mentioned :)

  7. You are so kind! I love this made me smile!

    Loving that outfit! You look way cuter that Carrie!

    Have a wonderful day!

  8. The top is adorable. Love the outfit! So sweet of you to introduce new bloggers to the community. I'll have to stop by and check them out! :)

  9. You have WAY better looking legs than Ms. Underwood. I'm not even joking. I have no motive to say it so it must be the truth!

  10. I'm so excited to check out these blogs! That top is HOT!! And what a steal! That's always a good thing :)

    I think my man and I are going to see Harry Potter tonight except it's the other way around... he's been dying to go and I'm being a good sport, lol.

  11. I'm so jealous you're going to HP tonight! I really want to go, but I really don't know if I would be able to function tomorrow at work! And I love that top, so cute and at a great price!

  12. I loooooooooove that shirt! Where did you get it!??!

  13. Oh my goodness, I lovvve that top! I may be making a pit stop in to Charlotte Russe on the way to the airport to pick up my husband tonight! Came across your blog at Raids of Orange, and I LOVE it. Super super cute, and seriously, your color combo in your blog design is the best. Consider me your newest follower :)

  14. You are so sweet! Thank you for all the blog loving! I cant wait to check out theses ladies blogs!

    I hope you have so much fun at the Harry Potter showing! I want to go SOO bad but My boyfriend and I promised each other we would wait to see it together! So unfortunately I wont be seeing it until like October probably! Thanks for the admoration btw! It means alot for you to say that!

    And your Carrie Underwood outfit looks FABULOUS on you! If I looked like you I would be struting my stuff all over the place! lol

    Have a fabulous day! Loves ya!

  15. Hey Lady! Love your blog - so cute! :) It's so great that you're featuring new bloggers - being a new blogger myself, its good to hear what other people have to say about their blogs. I love the idea of having a way to remember all the things I'm doing during this period in my life.. and meeting new people you wouldn't normally meet!
    xox-Katie @ sparklesinthesnow.blogspot.co.

  16. What great blogs! Thanks for sharing, I love having new blogs to follow and all of these ladies are adorable!!

    LOVE that top too. You can never have too many sparkles.

  17. Katie! You are the CUTEST! Thank you so much for sharing my blog today! I REALLY appreciate you. You inspire me!

    LOVE, Jess

  18. 1. Great post over at Kaitlin's blog today..Loved it.
    2. Love the new shirt even more. You are so cute. Love the hair and the shoes you have goin' on with it. Adorable.
    3. I probably need to have you guest post for me sometime soon just because you're amazing.

    K, that's all :)

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  20. Three things:

    1. Your picture and the comment about your beer stain made me laugh loud enough to scare my dog. HILARIOUS! Sadly...I have many pictures like that. But my stains are from wine.

    2. LOVE the top you found and P.S. I would kill for your skinny legs.

    3. So I am totally obsessed with HP and Twilight and I am SUPER jealous you and the hubs are going tonight! I have two kiddies who didn't nap today and I am hosting a playdate for 8 KIDDIES tomorrow morning. Yikes. I'm going to need all the fuel I can get. But I hope you have a great time!!! It's going to be awesome!!

  21. I love the top!!! I am definitely going to try to find it.

  22. Thanks for introducing all of these new bloggers!! I love my usual reads but also love to venture out and find other inspiring bloggers!!

    Loving your sparkling top! Looks just like Carrie's! ;) and your legs are pretty close to perfection! Long and tan!! Rock em girl!

    Hope you have a fun movie date!!

  23. love!!! that top!!!! super super cute. and with the white shorts and heels. you loook great!!!
    i think I might have to head to the mall to get a similar outfit ;)

  24. I love love love your blog girl!! If you have any bloggie advice, send my way! I feel very new here :)


  25. That top is amazing! I love Sequin! Oh and look at Carrie's legs? Ahhhh, not fair haha.



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