Showing posts with label Meet & Mingle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Meet & Mingle. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Meet & Mingle || The Birds Nest

Hi there! Welcome to our first "Meet & Mingle"!  I chose the name "Meet & Mingle" because that's exactly what I envisioned happening when I thought of this series.  I want you to meet other bloggers and mingle together...ask questions, visit blogs, pin images, share your favorite posts - get to know each other in a fun way! Each week, I'll be featuring different bloggers and sharing a glimpse of their lives with you.  I've always loved getting to know the blogger behind the blog so here's your chance to do the same. To kick the series off, I thought I'd share a little about myself.  Hope you enjoy the first "Meet + Mingle"!

Your blog name & it’s significance:

Hi, I'm Kaitlyn! I started my blog, The Birds Nest, in 2010 when I was a newlywed. After reading my very first blog ever, Thrifty Decor Chick, I was inspired to start my own blog to share DIY projects, recipes, and newlywed life.  After a brief hiatus, I started blogging again after my daughter was born and it's been a mini-baby book ever since. I really enjoy connecting with other bloggers and it's been a fun road for me so far! 

Tell us a little about your family:

My husband, Rob, and I have been married almost five years (on July 3) and we have a two year old daughter, Olivia Grace.  She's a sweet, caring, compassionate little girl who is the light of our lives and she cracks us up everyday.  We also have a dog, Harper, and cat, Annabelle, who keep us on our toes (and help to make the furniture "cozy").  

Currently in my shower [favorite beauty products]...

I've been using L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 and really love how strong my hair has been.  I also use Matrix Total Results Color Care So Silver Shampoo about once a week, which is great for keeping my blonde highlights bright.  Dove bar soap is a staple and I love using homemade sugar scrubs to exfoliate.  This Coconut Almond Sugar Scrub is one of my favorites! 

I never leave the house without...

Chapstick, my iPhone, sunglasses.  Of course the diaper bag as well if I'm out with my little one, which contains my entire life. 

First thing you do when you have 5 minutes to yourself...

Sit down and relax with a cup of tea (my favorite is Harney & Sons Green Tea with Thai Flavors), browse social media, and catch up on my ;) 

Favorite cupcake...

Ah, cupcakes are my weakness! I love them all! If I had to pick just one, I think it would be chocolate cake with mocha fudge frosting...or chocolate cake with coconut...or...lemon cake with coconut...I admit I have a cupcake problem. 

Top three baby items you'd recommend to new moms:

1. Summer Infant baby monitor 
3. Baby wrap (Technically, I never had one with Olivia - we had an Ergo - but I'm dying to use a Solly wrap with our next)

Currently obsessed with…

OITNB.  I breezed through Season 3 so fast that I think I may need to re-watch it from the beginning of Season 1 because it's so, so good! 

Top three meals you make for your family:

1. Chili
2. Chicken Piccata
3. Pasta with sausage, kale & white beans

One of your favorite blogs:

I love Little Baby Garvin.  It's refreshing to read real life stories, complete with tidbits of not-so-perfect moments during the day, yet so many fun, inspiring ideas! I love her festive ideas, too! 

Share your social media links so we can follow you!

Instagram: @thebirdsnestblog

That's it for my Meet & Mingle post! I hope you enjoyed the first post in my Meet & Mingle series! If you'd like to be featured, please email at:, I'd love to have you! Please feel free to grab the above button if you are featured! 

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