Friday, February 24, 2012

BEAUtiful Mess takes over Bargain Blonde

Hey you bargainistas! 
It's me...Beautiful Mess Steph!
(My armpit says "HI!" by the way...)

PS: that picture is total fraud. I really know nothing about that camera. I just know I love it.

Anyways, since Lindsey's in Sin City for the weekend, you're stuck with me! 
...I can already sense the excitement...

Some of you may know me (and in that case "HI friends!!") and some of you are probably wondering who the heck I think I am calling myself "The Beautiful Mess".

Let's work this thing backwards, shall we?

"Mess" pretty much sums it all up. If I had to rename my blog, I'd change it to something along the lines of "Hot Mess Express" but that would take too much work that I'm just not willing to do.

The "Beautiful" comes into play because of this guy...
Oh hai there big boy! ;)

Meet Beau. He's my husband so I can say stuff like that.

NOW do you see where "BEAUtiful" comes from? 

Get it? 

Ok-well it made sense back in the day when I created this lil blog-o-mine...

So anyhoo, I'm from Lindsey's state. 
Or maybe she's from my state.
Either way, we're both Texans which basically means we're the shit in every possible way.

Not really.

What it means is that one day, just ONE day, I will be meeting this little Bargain Blonde we speak so highly of. (By the way, she doesn't "officially" know this so hopefully she's cool with it all. I mean, I guess she thinks I'm alright because here I am hacking into her blog for the day but it only makes sense that we meet due to the fact that we only live a couple hours away from one another.) Duh.

We can all be sure mine and Lindsey's meet up would inevitably end up in a booze-induced trip to the ER and I must say, I look forward to that day. In the meantime, that I have had the privilege of meeting many other bloggers in this little world of ours.

In saying this, I think you should meet them too!

(Girls...this is in NO particular order so don't get your panties in a ruffle.)

1. Kristen @ All In My Twenties

Okay so it would be unfair for me to actually say I "met" her because Kristen is the one who STARTED my blog for me. Literally. She called me one day, asked me for my gmail login, designed, named and created my blog. She then forced me to write in it. We go way back. Like college, way back. (You can read about that love story here) We were both dating guys in the same fraternity, I lived with her at one point and she was even in my wedding. What I'm trying to say is sister is hysterical and has NO SHAME. Her blog is focused on her long-distance relationship with her main squeeze, Chris, her two pups (Tugger the bully & Lilly the schnauzer) and every once in a while she posts videos of herself vomiting in mid-air. I tell no lies. She has no filter and she's damn proud of it...which is reason #9485 why I love her.



Oh where do I start? Katie and I "bonded" via internet (that doesn't sound totally weird and awkward, does it?) maybe 6 months ago. She's from Ohio and so with me being a Texan, I don't know HOW her and I could have SO DAMN MUCH in common. It's almost creepy how alike we are. So anywho...Katie and I met like less than 2 weeks ago. With both of our husband's in tow, we actually went on vacation together to Florida. (Which you can read alllll about here, here and here.) My point is: I'm legit. She's legit. We promise to not disappoint. Aaaaaand I'll be going to stay with her this coming May for her birthday bash because we're real-life friends like that now...booyah!



Kate & I sporadically met at one of my alma mater's football games (University of Houston...GO COOGS!) She, by far, has THE COOLEST job and gets to travel EVERYWHERE with her husband and it just so happened she would be at the same game I was at! Kate blogs about ALLLLLL of her travels, her handsome man-candy and her furchild, Cali. It's so surreal meeting this person you've followed for so long because even though you've never really met in person, it's like you know EVERYTHING about them. I'm pretty sure her husband was pretty freaked out when I walked up and said "Hi Bryan! Where's Kate!?"



Left: Lindsey & Savanah
Right: Me, Megan & Meg

After about a year and a half of blogging, I found out there was an entire blogging group from Houston that gets together on a regular basis. Kinda like a sorority, but no hazing (that I know of). I've actually met up with the group a couple times now but could only find this pic of the 5 of us. This was actually my very first blogger meet-up so to say I wasn't completely weary of the fact that they could be creepy old men would be a total lie. ;)


Moral of the story: GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO MEET THESE AMAZING WOMEN!! The girls I have met through blogging has literally been life-changing. It's hard to believe that I can actually call some of them my "best friend" knowing that we met over the world wide web. Weird, I tell ya!

Very weird.
But very cool.

Signing out,

The mess 

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  1. I haven't met anyone in person yet, but I do love all the bloggers I've met online!

  2. Steph, you are LEGIT! :)

    I'm DYING to do a Georgia or East Coast Blog meet up! I've been discussing it with a fellow blogger!

    If anyone in Georgia or around the East Coast is interested in participating email me @
    JLDrew9311@yahoo.cOM! I'm serious about this!

  3. love this steph!!

    all your blates have been fantastic!! and soon enough ill be up there in a pic with you :-)

    bargain blonde im jealous of your trip!!! BRING ME SOME THUNDER DOWN UNDER AUSSIE MEN


  4. I made the post, I made the post!! What a wonderful surprise :) BLATES ARE AMAZING WOO HOO!! GREAT post Stephy..I loves you and can't wait to see you again in 3 mos.

    LINDSEY..when you gonna meet Steph?! She's the cats meowww. Um..what.IDK. Anyways, have so much fun in Vegas! Party your ass off!

  5. ps-I HATE that pic of me Steph. thanks. ;)

  6. I can't wait for the next Houston blogger meet up so I can meet some of the awesome women that I love to read about! I'm jealous that you've met so many!

  7. Loved this post!

    Id LOVE to do a blog meet up! would be awesome!

    How do you find ones in your area!?

    Youre gorgeous btw!

    I have only met one gal from blog land!

  8. Love me some Steph! Thanks for the shout out!! And I have no idea why I was not following this blog... this has been rectified!!

  9. hello armpit!

    Steph you just seem like a freakin blast. Serious. come see me soon!!

  10. You've met some awesome ladies! I just love the blog world, and how it has brought together so many awesome people as friends!

  11. Oh my! I'm just now seeing this. I totally made the blate list, but holy shit -- that picture of me is HORRIBLE!!! Granted, I had been working for hours at that point, but still. Bleck!

  12. Yay for meeting blog friends, and yay for Katie's birthday weekend! Can't wait to meet all you hotties! :)