Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: A Little Bit About Me + My Blog.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Little Bit About Me + My Blog.


I've definitely enjoyed reading all of the About Me posts lately. I always like to learn more about my blogging bff's. It's nice to sort of reintroduce ourselves every once in a while as well, to all our new friends. So I'm joining in today and giving you a little lesson in all things Mia

Name/Age/Location
Mia, I'm 28 and I live just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Family
My sweet hubby Dustin and I have been together for over 8 years and married for 6. We have a Pekingese fur child that goes by Pixie/Peke/peke-poo/peke-tron. We adopted her before we got married, 7 years ago. I'm the middle child, the only girl. I have an older and a younger brother. 



M-F 9 to 5
I work at an office making plat books for all the counties in Oklahoma. Yeah, it's hard to explain... I've worked there 8 years and they treat us good.


Welcome to my office.

What Do I enjoy 
Traveling & any adventure with Dustin, LifeGroup with my girls, working out, blogging, eating dessert (it's a hobby), concerts, shopping, painting my nails.

Favorite Eats
Mexican food! I cook some type of Mexican dish at least once a week and crave guacamole 24/7. No joke. *Fun fact- I've hated avocados my entire life, started liking them last year and now I want avocados and guacamole allllll the time. Also, I have the worst sweet tooth ever. I can't get enough! 


This was my plate in Mexico, every single day.


#truth

Favorite Color

Pink & gold, can't get enough of both. I'm 100% girly girl.

Coffee Order
Venti Iced skinny vanilla latte (Starbucks)
Iced White Chocolate Macadamia Nut (local coffee shop)

Bar Order
Wine, Cape Cod, mojito, beer or ciders. I hate tequila, no margaritas for Mia.



Where Do I Shop
Target, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, F21, Nordstrom Rack. Oh and Sephora, duh. 



Bedtime/Wake Up 
We are usually asleep by 10 pm and we both get up at 5 am. I make him a quick breakfast and he leaves for work at 5:30 am. I don't leave until 8:10 am so I spend my mornings doing blog stuff, watching a show or doing laundry. I've never been an early riser but once I got used to this routine, I love my early morning "me" time now! I get stuff done in the mornings so I don't have to in the evenings.

Beauty Product Must Haves
I have 4 holy grail products that I would recommend to everyone: Sigma F80 flat top kabuki brush, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and my Urban Decay setting spray.

What I Blog About
A little bit of this and that. I started as a beauty blog, but quickly realized I wanted to blog about everything else too. I share beauty finds and favorites, recipes, fitness and just lifestyle stuff in general. 

First Blog I Read
I believe the first 2 blogs I got hooked on were Peanut Butter Fingers & Olives n' Wine. Still read & love them both. They are both crazy dog moms too, my kind of girls. 

How Did I Get Started Blogging
I am a huge YouTube beauty guru fan. Jaclyn Hill and Nicole Guerriero are 2 girls I wish I knew in real life, for real. I love all things beauty and makeup related and enjoy sharing tips and my favorite products. However, I don't feel like I'm someone who could sit behind a camera and film, so the blog was born. 

Why I Blog
I blog for me, it's a creative outlet that I really enjoy. However, I love it so much more than I ever could have imagined because blogging has turned into something I never expected. I had absolutely no idea when I started this, the friendships that would come along with it. I have friends from all over the country that I get to talk to every day. Friends that I would feel 100% comfortable with jumping on a plane and spending a girls weekend with. It's so neat! The thoughts and expectations I had when I started this blog have completely changed over the last year, and I love it. 

I hope you've enjoyed getting to know me a little better today!

59 comments:

  1. I used to love that time between Steven going to work and me going to work where I had it to myself. I would even go to the gym when we lived in our apartment come back and do things around the house etc. Now, it's switched and I have that time at night since the kids seem to have sensors on me when I get up. It's so nice though just to enjoy the quiet and have some alone time!

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    1. I have been surprised at how much I love that early morning time, a lot more than I thought I would :)

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  2. yah! i love learning more about my favorite bloggers. im obsessed with mexican food too! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. Girl, we basically have the same appetite when it comes to food, drinks, and desserts. AKA desserts/sweets + avacado+ NO TEQUILA. Can't do it, can't do it. Lol

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  4. I loved reading this! You give me hope that maybe I'll eventually like guacamole too, and I'm not a big margarita fan either!

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  5. I love this! We have a ridiculously a lot in common from our hobbies to the times we wake up and go to bed :) I sure miss my mexican food (off our eating plan) seriously - we used to eat chips and salsa every day!!! Still love my avocados and glad you discovered your love for them! Love your intro, learning more about you, and so thankful you started blogging xoox

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  6. I love reading these posts, so fun learning more about the girl behind the blog!

    What is a plat?

    I'm all about guac too, it's my favorite. Pink and gold, so pretty xoxo

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  7. Oh my gosh, Pixie is so adorable I can't handle it. You are a sweet girl and I have enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you a little better. I hope that you are having a great day so far too. :-)

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    1. Thank you, she is my sweet little mess! I have enjoyed getting to know you too girl ;) You too!

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  8. i'm doing this next week!! i was the exact same about avocados until 5 years ago. now i want all the guacamole!!

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  9. I love this! Isn't it funny how our taste buds change as we get older? I used to have mad cravings for Chinese food, and when we had it for the first time in forever last week, I thought it was gross! I'm so glad we've connected through our little spaces on the Web - any time that you're up for that girls weekend, I'm in. :)

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  10. So fun! Love these posts! I'm soo with you on Mexican food! :)

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  11. I love this post, it is so nice to learn more about the blogger. I completely agree with your beauty faves!

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    1. I agree girl, I love reading them! Well I'm glad you agree, I just love them :)

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  12. I'm so happy when my fave bloggers do this - so much fun getting to know more about you and also even though I know you blog about make-up relearning your holy grail products is so fun!! xo

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  13. Awww... thanks for the shoutout, Mia! I remember you reaching out just before you started blogging and now I LOVE all of your beauty tips because girlfrand obviously needs some help in that area ;) Have a great Monday!

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    1. Of course, you've always been a fave girl! Ha you definitely never appear in need of help in the beauty area ;)

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  14. Love this and love getting to know you better! I feel the same way about the blogging world too. And I was the same about guac/avocados until the last couple of years!

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  15. I love these posts and learning a little bit more about my favorite ladies . . . I may just have to jump on board and do one of these myself

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  16. I might have to steal this post haha. Love the meme about having a sweet tooth... im totally guilty.

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  17. I loved this :)
    I wish I had a long period of time before I left for work.. I'm like your hubs - get up & 30 minutes later, out the door.

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  18. I'm obsessed with avocado and always put it in salads. Chips + Guac too. Craving that for a loong time. No margs for me- yuck to tequila!!

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  19. loved learning more about you! i am the middle and only girl as well! i love PB fingers and the 2 youtube girls you named. i feel the same way about the friends i've made blogging!

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  20. I was looking forward to reading this! Love your hobby and all of your sweet teeth haha. So true about the reason for blogging. We still need to make a big meetup happen! So glad you're part of this crazy blog world :)

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  21. How fun! I love these type of posts! Pink and gold are so pretty together! I was afraid to try avocados until a couple years ago now I love them!!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

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  22. It is amazing that you are able to get up so early, I am such a night owl it's always so hard for me to get up just in time for work haha. I love every one of your product recommendations, except I've never tried the concealer. It's always been on my list and my favourite concealer palette just melted in my car (sad day) so I might take the opportunity to try it out now! I could eat guacamole all day every day - I love it so much too!

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  23. Love this! I am totally a mexican food/sweets girl too! Fun to learn more about you. :)

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  24. Love this!!! Mmmm I love me some Mexican food! I'm not big on avocados but I am determined to like them so I hope the same obsession happens to me! ;) I have the WORST sweet tooth too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  25. Aww I LOVE these post and getting to know more about the girls behind the blogs! I wish I was a morning person like you--I am queen of the snooze and always running behind ha :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  26. Love learning more about my blog friends! I am a huge fan of Mexican food...both guac and queso!! Gosh I wish I could wake up at 5. It's just so hard to convince my half-awake self to do it....especially with Kevin sleeping in every day now! :)

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  27. I love reading these types of posts!! I can't get enough of guac and queso...gotta have them!! My routine is fixing to change and my new wake up time will be around 5 as well....let's hope I can get used to it like you have. Hehehe!

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    1. I promise it gets easier! Once you are out of bed and get that coffee in hand you are good to go :)

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  28. I love this and getting to know you a little better!! I used to be an early riser just so I could enjoy my me time in the mornings--I've been trying to get back to that!

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  29. What a great post idea, so neat to learn more about you! Love Oklahoma, my home away from home :)

    I didn't used to like avocados or guac either, and then I had the most amazing fresh guac made table-side and I was hooked!

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  30. I love how you clearly state that eating dessert is a hobby because, duh, it clearly is. I've mastered that hobby my friend. LOL! I loved getting to know you a bit better!

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  31. TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack for me too!!! And I am not a huge tequila fan either. I tried to have a watermelon margarita this weekend and it just wasn't very good. I decided tequila is not my think.

    Mexican food...mmmmm!!!!!! My favorite! We have something Mexican related at least once a week too! Sometimes even more. I haven't tried MAC's concealer yet. I have a problem with mine creasing. Maybe I need to give it a try!

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  32. Love getting to know you a little bit better! And the Mexican food...I could eat it all day every day for sure!

    xo!

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  33. Love this girl!! I loved getting to know more about you! And yes to Mexican food girl! I LOVE me some Mexican! Although I like a good margarita with mine :)

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  34. I love that you consider dessert a hobby. And YES Mexican food is the best, I could eat guacamole every day too!

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  35. Pink and gold were my wedding colors... fabulous choices :)

    Looks like we shop at all the same places... great minds think alike!

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  36. I love the person that Mia is! You are such a sweet, beautiful and loving soul with a huge heart! This was so nice to get to learn more about u! By the way- I crave Guacamole every day too! And my hubby hates it! So I get it all to myself!!! Lol ;)

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  37. I just love these! Good for you for getting into guacamole. I just can't do it!

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  38. I LOVE getting things done in the mornings if I can - you're so sweet to get up and make breakfast!

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  39. hello sweetie!!
    I`m here the first time & I wanna stay!
    How about follow each other?? I always follow back when I propose it :)
    I tell you that because I really love your blog! WOW!
    Pics so inspiring & descritpions are great!!!!
    so let me know sweetie!

    have a nice day!
    keep in touch :)
    kisses

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  40. Loved learning more about you, doll! And we're kindred guac spirits- I LOVE the stuff!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  41. Love love love learning that much more about you! I also 100% agree with mexican food, the colors, and no tequila haha xoxo

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  42. Eating dessert is a definite hobby of mine too! As for Mexican, I could eat it daily and never tire of it!

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  43. Love this! I really enjoyed reading it and getting to know you better. Crazy dog moms unite!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  44. I'm 100% girly as well! You better believe I take advantage of dressing my Mia (totally love your name, by the way, ha ha!) as girly as possible while I can... not looking forward to the day that she starts telling me "no!" HA!
    Guac is my faaaave! I crave it all the time but suck at making it! I made my second successful batch last night (craving it now, at 7am) in the history of our marriage... 6+ years! It's pathetic! I need to take a class just on making guac! I could live off that stuff if I could make it!
    Loved getting to know you, Mia!!

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  45. Loved learning about you Mia!
    You're a girl after my own heart with your obsession with mexican food and makeup! :)

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  46. So great getting to know you better in this post! :) Your job sounds really interesting! P.S. I'm jealous you still have two years left in your 20s! lol

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  47. Love these posts! Your job sounds interesting. Had no idea that's what you did! Your little fur baby is so cute! She just looks very prim and proper! Lol.

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  48. I loved learning more about you. Your office is adorable! And you know I love crazy dog mamas too! :) xo

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  49. The the middle child and only girl too!! Twinsies :) :)

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  50. HAHA! I workout so I can eat ice cream- we're basically the same person :)
    Love your blog!

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  51. We must be twins - I used to hate avocados too, but now I need them consistently in my life haha

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