behind the blog: MJ from Honeypie Archives

I'm so excited to have MJ from the Honeypie Archives here today at Teatime Thoughts! If you're not following her adorable blog, you need to do that immediately. She's a lovely person inside and out, and has the greatest fashion sense. Seriously, the girl can rock the cutest vintage pieces ever! (so jealous!) 

We definitely hit it off from the moment we found the other's blog, and I'm lucky to call her a friend of mine. She's getting married in May, and has the cutest engagement photos ever! Alright, enough of my talking..take it away MJ! :)
1. What inspired you to blog?
Back when I was a graphic design major I took a photography class that required me to shoot at least once a week out of class time and document it with a blog.  My teacher felt the blog would push us to be better because we would have our classmates' blogs to compare with.  After the semester was over I left my blog alone for a couple months.  I slowly came back, and the rest is history.  Now I love blogging and wish I had more time to do it.  It's such a great way to document my life, hobbies, and memories.  It's also a great way to keep up with friends.

2. What have you learned from blogging, and do you have any tips you'd like to share?
I have learned so much from blogging.  Apart from learning HTML and all that techy nerdy stuff like that, the blog has pushed me to take more, and better photographs.  It's pushed me to use and fall in love with PhotoShop.  (I guess my photographer professor got the result he hoped for)  I love blogs with lots of pictures, and I think everyone thinks a post is more interesting if it includes pictures.  It spices up a blog!

3. Name 3 places you'd like to visit
Oh so many places, but right now someplace warm sounds the most enticing.  I am really anxious for warm, bare leg weather!  So Hawaii would be cool because I have never been!  The other two places are places I have been before, but loved.  I had the opportunity to go to DC this past summer, with my family.  My fiance and I are planning on visiting DC as soon as possible.  He is a political science major and history guru, so he would love DC.  Korea would be a dream, I have only been back once since coming here when I was a baby.  My fiance served a mission for our church there and  so he speaks Korean fluently.  He would be very useful to take to Korea, because the shopping can be dirt cheap if you have someone to haggle the price with the market shop owners for you.

4. Got any beauty secrets? Let's hear em!
This is a bit silly actually and probably sounds very odd, but for untamed eyebrows, spray a little hairspray on your finger and apply to your eyebrow.  It works wonders!

5. Who has been a role model to you and why?
This will probably sound super lame, but Hilary Duff.  I'm not even a huge fan of hers, but I've always admired her since the Lizzie McGuire days.  She's confident, fashionable, beautiful, and seems to be down to earth.  She never went through a crazy stage in life, and you can tell she is close to her family.

6. What's your favorite quote?
"Experience life; Agonize, scream, cry.  And then let it go." -Leo Buscaglia


Whim Wham Life said...

Adorable! MJ is so sweet:-) Great quote too, oh life! xoxo

Caroline Ruivo said...

Candice! It's nice to meet you.. I love your blog and you seem like a genuine, kind person. I write about how beauty connects you to God and your soul, please visit* I promise you'll be inspired :)

Meg said...

I babe,your blog is so nice!!!I'm a new follower,follow me back?

Renee said...

Like the beauty secret :)

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

MJ is so adorable. I like Hillary duff too.

Write it in Lipstick

I'm am new follower

Young People in Love said...

O M G. You do NOT love Hil Duff!! This clinches it. We are officially kindred blog spirits.
Raise your voice.


Candice said...

Thanks again for the awesome guest post, MJ! Big hug to you :) xoxo

Shay said...

Love that you featured MJ, Candace- she is such a doll! I love her blog and loved this feature! Hope you are doing well!

Mikelle Jade said...

Hey Candice.
Thanks so much for featuring me :)
Your blog is amazing, and it's an honor to know you!

Stephanie said...

So awesome how you want to travel to Korea! My boyfriend taught english there for half a year! It's def a place I want to visit too... I want to eat their good food :)

Betsey said...

ahh, love this. I love Hilary Duff for those same reasons too! She's definitely a great role model - unlike many of the celebs today.

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