Yo yo yo PARTYYYY PEOPLE! It’s Fri-YAY, which means the weekend is here and we can officially put on a face mask, sip on our virgin margaritas (for some of us) and hang out with our cats (aka the recipe for success in life). Today is a post I’ve been so excited about (for many reasons), but mostly because my sweet husband thought up the idea all by himself. LOL (but that’s actually true). He is the most wonderful man I know, and here are his thoughts on the lessons he’s learned by being married to a full-time lifestyle blogger. Introducing: Tales of a Blogger’s Husband.
Until I buy the rights for BlondeandManbitious.com (which would definitely be a hit, by the way), I’ll have to settle for writing a few guest posts here. Being married to a blogger has been quite the experience this last year. Taylor has gone from receiving packages maybe once a week to now receiving multiple packages daily. All of these awesome companies want to work with her, and they send her all of these great makeup products and clothing that she gets to share with you. Besides the fact that Taylor has daily mini Christmases, I have learned quite a few lessons about makeup, clothes, and women in general that I want to talk to you about.
I have given up trying to fight my wife for the bathroom in the morning while we are both getting ready for the day. I’ll happily brush my teeth in the kitchen and shave without a mirror so that she can work on her art. Whether she is putting on one of her 50 shades of lipstick, trying a different technique with eyeliner for those wingy things, or making that blush pop, it is all with skill and technique. It’s truly an art, something that she has accomplished with thousands of hours of practice. It only enhances her natural beauty.
My wife could walk around without makeup in her pajamas and I would still think she is beautiful. I know she doesn’t put on the makeup or clothes for me. She does it for herself. When she rocks that sequin bomber jacket and cut off jeans, that is all for her, and while I thought sequins died along with my grandmother, she kills it. I love that the way she does her makeup and dresses herself only introduces who she is to the world. Her style isn’t preppy or nerdy, or whatever classes we were automatically sorted into in college and high school. She has made her own brand that shows her sparkly, powerful, and wonderful personality.
Taylor started getting seriously into blogging when we were two newly married college students working part-time jobs, which eventually turned into Taylor quitting work so she could focus more on the blog and taking 18 credits for her last semester of school. Blogging has helped her be who she is and share that beauty with over 20,000 followers. I enjoy reading the articles, and reading the (nice) comments she receives from her followers. It’s quite an amazing network of women building each other up. I know that Taylor has grown with her blogging, and I hope you’ve enjoyed watching her grow as much as I have.
Raise your hand if you are melted into a puddle on the floor right now (no? just me? #sorrynotsorry). THIS GUY. That was 100% him (except that he almost thought eyeliner was the same thing as mascara so we had a little talk about that).
But seriously. This dude learned how to master the art of photography for me so that I could have pretty pictures on my blog, listens to me talk endlessly about anything blogging related and puts up with me, apparently, hogging the bathroom mirror (who knew?).
Anyone who has a S/O in their life and is a blogger, probably shares all these same sentiments with each other. It’s not easy building your brand from the ground up, but it is made easier when the people we love support us 100%.
Let me know in the comments below how your S/O helps you through your life (whether blogging or something else)! I love love love LOVE.