Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blogger Spotlight

Girls-I have to introuce you to my sweet friend, Karissa. She blogs over at The Start of the Shaws and it seriously is my favorite read. I am lucky enough to not only be blogging besties with this girl, but also real life friends.

We met at work in November 2012, right after I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Life was sort of dark for me in that season, I was struggling health wise but that overflowed into all areas of my life including my work life. I know that God sent Karissa to our office for the short period of time to be a light in my life because she really was. I am so thankful to have met her, and to be her friend.

Her blog is so cute, she is so stylish and blogs about her fun little life with her hubby Krieg. Recently she got a new job, they adopted a dog, and just bought a house. She also puts together thrifty, adorable outfits for cheap that she shares on the blog. CHECK HER OUT!

Karissa Rae Shaw

Tell us a little bit about you: Hi friends! My name is Karissa, 23, born and raised in Boise, Idaho. I've been married to the cutest guy I know since August 3, 2012. I love my sweet husband Krieg, our American Eskimo Stanley, a good deal, Starbucks, big hair, and fashion.

Tell us a little bit about your blog: My blog, The Start of the Shaw's is a little bit of this and a little bit of that, so I like to call it a 'lifestyle' blog. Mostly I write about my life, the joys and trials of being a newlywed, with a little bit of DIY, recipes, and outfit posts tossed in the middle.
What inspired you to start it? I've always wanted to journal. It's something I've started a million times but could never seem to stick with. I started blogging as a way to keep up and connect with a few friends in my life, and I wanted to be able to document memories of our first year of marriage. It's been such a great way to meet new people and connect with others who share the same feelings and challenges I have faced. I love being a part of the blogger network.

What is your favorite thing to write about? I love to do outfit posts. Consignment shopping is one of my favorite past times and I love to be able to feature a cute outfit that I put together for a great price!

What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting a blog? Be consistent! Start blogging and stick with it. Find something, or several things, that you enjoy writing about and share them as often as you can.
When you're not blogging, where can we find you? As of right now, you can find me working on the lawn of my 'almost' home, at a home decor store spending money, playing Scrabble with my main man Krieg, eating too many carbs at book club, or training for my 5k with Brittany!

Go hop on over to Karissa's Blog, and give her some love!!
Instagram: Karissaraeshaw

1 comment:

  1. i loved this post and the pictures of one of your favorite bloggers! so fun! xo