September 29, 2013

Blogger Realization

I have been the WORST new blogger ever. After a few weeks into blogging, I got stuck. I got self conscious. I started to compare myself to other bloggers. How many people have viewed my page? How  many followers do I have? Is the content I write about "readable"? Those were a few of the things running through my head. So I got behind...and I stopped logging in to write. I wasn't sure if blogging was worth it anymore, and thought that is was to late to get back into the routine I had started...until I met some amazing bloggers in real life this weekend.

A few weeks ago, Caitlin from Southern Curls & Pearls told me she was hosting a fall styling party at Lilly Pulitzer Charlotte. Well LP just so happens to be a love of mine, and above all else I LOVE TO SHOP. But most importantly, I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. I immediately thought that this would be something fun to do with my time, and since the event was in Charlotte I made sure to add it to my planner right away.

Shortly after I made up my mind to go to Caitlin's event, another semi-new blogger Alyssa over at The Lesson Plan Diva thought it would be a great idea to meet up and go to the event together...and I am so glad I did! Alyssa brought along her sweet boy, Philip, who knew Caitlin, and we ventured to the styling party excited and ready for a fun night ahead.

From here, all I can say is it that my night turned out to be one of the best nights I have had in such a long time. Caitlin and Alyssa literally are the sweetest.girls.ever. Not only are they precious and have the cutest style, but they are truly genuine, hilarious and now real life friends of mine...I couldn't be more thankful for this random friendship that has just begun! 

After sipping on pink bellini's, trying on clothes and making our purchases, Alyssa, Philip and I headed to Mavericks were we met my boyfriend Will for dinner! After dinner, we headed to Brazwells were we met up with Caitlin, Mason from Mason Like the Jar and my friend Allison and her boyfriend. Not once did I look at my phone to see what time it was because I was having so much fun and did not want the night to end! We spent the next few hours laughing hysterically, taking photos, and enjoying the night and atmosphere...(FMGM!)

(Left to Right) Mason, Caitlin, Me, Alyssa and Allison
Thankfully, I didn't have to say goodbye to these amazing girls at the end of the night (insert sleepover--whoop whoop)!! After leaving Brazwells we headed to Will and I's condo where Philip, Will and I ate pizza because Alyssa and Cailtin couldn't stay awake! After a long day, I was finally ready to go to sleep. I was content. I was happy. Will and I had a condo with 3 wonderful new friends. And Saturday morning was spent laughing about the previous night and saying our final goodbyes (until next step of course).

All in all, I am back to blogging thanks to Caitlin and Alyssa. It's a given that you need to check out their blogs. You won't be disappointed.


  1. Melissa I'm so so so happy I had the chance to meet you this weekend! You are just too cute and fun - I had a blast with you! I'm sure we will be laughing about this weekend for years to come - oh and I love how you threw FMGM in there ;)

  2. Mel Cheek, don't you ever give up! I have known you for years and I know you're not the type to give up at all! Blogging can be frustrating, but so fun!! I always tell myself to not look at the numbers or the views or anything! xoxo

  3. Gosh, I'm so jealous you got to meet all these local bloggers!! I'm so excited to have found your blog through Mason and Caitlin! I live in Durham and I love finding other NC bloggers! xoxo

  4. Gosh, I'm so jealous you got to meet all these local bloggers!! I'm so excited to have found your blog through Mason and Caitlin! I live in Durham and I love finding other NC bloggers! xoxo

    1. Hi Kristyn! I am SO happy you found my blog to! I am going to be checking yours out this afternoon and I CAN'T WAIT!!! From what I saw for split minute, you are so lovely and your blog looks super precious! YAY!


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