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Love DIY? Blog Tutorials? Genuine People? I've Got Your Girl!

2.19.2014
Okay I have someone really special for you today. I don't even know where to begin I'm so excited for you to meet her. You know when you find one of those bloggers who steals your heart immediately? Well this girl is that girl! She's genuine, she's real and she has a heart for The Lord! I may love her even more because she gave this baby blog of mine her first real makeover months ago and put up with a constant flow of emails from me in her inbox with such grace.

Funny story - One time, Jon and I were away for the weekend and we were walking through Target (who woulda thunk it?) and I seriously stalked this girl all the way to the parking lot thinking it may have been Jana. I even pulled up Jana's blog on my phone and showed Jon her pictures. He agreed it looked like her, so we stalked her all the way to her car, which happened to be parked right in front of ours. I chickened out last minute and jumped in our car. What was I supposed to say? "Uh hiiii. So ummm are you Jana from Life Could Be A Dream???" I would have died of embarrassment whether she has said yes or no! And I'm positive immediately after asking I would have been pouring milk in my eyes from the pepper spray she just used to defended herself. Anyhoo, I emailed Jana and asked where she lived to find out that girl, in fact, was Jana's doppelganger.

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Hello beautiful Modern Tulip readers! 

I should probably introduce myself before you all start wondering "Who the heck is this chick? And where's Maeg?" I'm Jana from Life Could Be a Dream, and Maegen, in all of her gracious awesomeness, is letting me take over today. Hooray!

I actually "met" Maegen through Etsy when she asked me to design her blog. We emailed back and forth a lot through the process, and after the design was done, I started following her and quickly fell in major like with her sarcastic humor, her real-ness, and her excellent sense of style.

One of my favorite things about Maeg's blog is her fashion posts. Girl has style, can we all agree? Every time I read one of her fashion posts though, I always have to think about the many reasons I am not a fabulous fashion blogger. I enjoy creating the occasional outfit post here and there, and I want to start adding more fashion posts to the mix, but I have to admit to myself that I am not naturally talented at some of the things that make a good fashion blogger. Let's get to the embarrassing proof, shall we?

#1. I'm not a good poser. 


Don't ask me why I'm looking at the floor. I'm really not sure. I am definitely not a natural born poser. I can never get my butt to stick out just the right way, I struggle to get the perfect sway in my hips, and most photos come out with a double chin. I usually have to take 50+ photos to get 2 decent ones. 

#2 I haven't mastered the sultry look 


I am a definite cheeser. If my photographer asks me to smile, I get all squinty and goofy. If I'm trying to be sultry, it either looks like I'm not paying attention, or I'm giving the nod to my bros as they walk by. 'Sup?

#3 I have terrible luck with photoshoots

For some reason, it seems like the fashion gods are just out to get me. Either it starts pouring the one day both myself and my photographer (AKA my good friend) could actually meet to take photos, or the weather is beautiful and my camera acts up and won't focus to save it's life. Meaning some photos that might have turned out cute are blurry and sad. 


Womp womp. 


What I have learned through the process of trying to do more fashion posts is that fashion blogging isn't for the faint of heart! I have major respect for women who fashion blog on the daily--it takes a lot of work (and apparently a lot of body contortion) to get those perfect looking poses. I clearly have a lot to learn.

I hope you'll take the time to stop by my blog and say hello! I can't promise amazing fashion posts, but I can promise yummy recipes, some DIY goodness, and a few posts about blogging and social media.

Thanks for having me! :) 






As if you don't love her already, please head over to her blog and enjoy her cuteness and meet that precious baby boy of hers! I know you'll adore her as much as I do!

6 comments on "Love DIY? Blog Tutorials? Genuine People? I've Got Your Girl!"
  1. haha i love these photos and still think she looks great!

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  2. Ha her pics are cute! I am also not very good at taking pics of myself!

    ps.. I had a dream last night that we went on a girls weekend getaway and I was really disappointed when I woke up hahaha

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  3. One of my friends is always doing super sultry, serious eyed, (sexy) poses - even on Instagram - I'm just like CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE hahaha. awesome guest post!

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  4. Ha, she's so cute and sweet :-) www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  5. So great to see I'm not the only one who can't do the fashion blog thing. She looks amazing though...and I give her major props for trying! And her design work....dayum girl!

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  6. Ok I totally take my comment back - just checked out her blog and she can totally pull off the fashion blogger thing!

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