Birthday Q & A with Amy Michelle

Hi, friends!  How is your week going?  Mine has been great since we are home in Ohio for a few days!  It’s been so much fun seeing everyone!  Today is my BIRTHDAY! I never do anything really big to celebrate my birthday.  I think we are going out to eat tonight and that is exactly all I want!  Maybe next year for my 30th we’ll do something crazy!

I thought it would be fun to do a little Q & A session for my birthday!  Some of you sent me messages on Instagram with questions you wanted me to answer, and I mixed in some other questions that I get quite a bit!  If there’s a question you still want answered, just include it down in the comments, and I will add it in!

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What type of camera do you use?

I use a Nikon D3300 DSLR camera.  We use a 50 mm lens for most of our pictures, but we also have the kit lenses that we use sometimes, too!  I also use my iPhone 6 to take some of my pictures!  Hoping to upgrade my phone soon!

Who takes your photos?

My boyfriend, Mitch, takes most/all of my photos!  He is such a trooper!  And one of the main reasons I have this blog today! I have worked with a few photographers, but Mitch takes basically all of my photos!

How do you teach full time and still have time for blogging?

It’s all about organizing your time.  During the school year, I am focused completely on school during the day.  Then, on evenings and weekends I work on my blog.  There are definitely some late nights and early mornings, but it is worth it!  During the summer, I work full time on my blog.  It’s all about making time for what you love!  If you love something enough, you’ll make time for it!

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What do you like most about blogging?

I love connecting with people, both readers and other bloggers!  I have met some really amazing people through blogging!  I also love interacting with my readers!  I love getting questions and feedback from y’all!  That’s really what keeps me going!

Do you like living in Raleigh?

I LOVE living in the south.  I grew up in a small town in Northwest Ohio and lived in Columbus for a few years.  While Columbus will always have a special place in my heart, I absolutely love living in Raleigh.  We have met some really great people there, and the weather is amazing!  After spending a winter in the south, you’ll never want to move back up north!

How tall are you?

I am 5’10” but I wear heels most of the time so it looks like I am taller!

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Where do you get your hair done?

I have tried a few different places since I’ve been in Raleigh, but right now Lauren does my hair from BANG hair studio.  Click here to check out her work!  And if you’re looking for a hair stylist in Raleigh, Lauren will give you a discount if you let her know you heard about her from me!

What else do you like to do outside of blogging?

While I love using my time for blogging, I do spend a lot of time being active!  Mitch and I go to the gym at least 4 times a week, and I love playing sand volleyball!  I played a lot of basketball when I was younger, but volleyball is what I love to play right now!  I also love to hang out by the pool and watch all my fave television shows!

What do you teach?

This year I will be starting my 8th year of teaching, and I’ve taught 4th grade all 8 of those years!

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Where are your favorite places to shop?

I love to shop at a lot of different places!  Nordstrom is always one of my go to places.  I can always find what I’m looking for there.  I also love Goodnight Macaroon, Chicwish, Baublebar, Asos, Target, and about any other place you can find in a mall!  I’m really not picky when it comes to shopping, I just love it!

What book are you reading now?

I actually have been really bad with reading this summer.  I try to read as much as possible, and I love it when I get into a good book.  I just haven’t gotten started with it this summer.  I did start this book a few months ago and loved it, but I need to get back into it!  If you have any good recommendations, leave me a comment down below!

What is the one makeup product you can’t live without?

This is such a hard one!  I love all of my makeup products!  If I had to choose one I couldn’t live without, it would probably be my mascara!  I actually switch it up between a few different mascaras each day, and I like to layer them, too!  This one is my favorite right now!  And here is my favorite drugstore mascara!  

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If there are any other questions that you want answered, just leave a comment down below and I will make sure to get it answered for ya!  This was fun!  I’m about to spend the rest of today lounging in the pool!  Make sure to check out the fun giveaway below!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!


1 Comment

  1. Ashley

    Happy birthday, my dear friend!! I’m so so bummed I missed you on your Ohio trip! I guess that means the Breeses will have to head to Raleigh to visit sometime! Hope you had a great birthday. Miss you lots!

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