Tag You’re It!


OK, I’ll admit it… I have the BIGGEST girl crush on Nicole from Relatable Red! She is just so relatable. Nicole tagged me to answer these 11 fun questions! You can check out her answers here. I love this tag game because it promotes women supporting women and female friendships! Yay feminism! Now I’m answering the 11 questions she came up with.

So how does the game work? I answer her 11 questions, I propose 11 new questions, and I nominate 11 other blogging babes to answer my 11 questions asked! Then the cycle repeats! It seems like a great way to get to know your blogger buds better and bring some fun back to the blog ?

Nicole’s Questions

1. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure food?

I’ve been gluten free for about four months now and I miss mac n’ cheese SO much! They do have rice-based mac n’ cheese but it’s just not the same! I’ll admit it… sometimes I’ll cheat for mac n’ cheese. Have you ever had Macorani Grill’s delicious gooeyness?!

2. Where do you get inspiration from for your blog and Instagram?

I wanted to create a blog that didn’t have one particular niche and was very relatable! I find inspiration from other awesome bloggers and friends. I’m thankful to have so many people in my life who support me and want to see me succeed. I have friends who love to get hands on with The Carly Collective from brainstorming ideas and taking pictures, to going to events with me. My friends inspire me and I want The Collective’s readers/followers to feel welcomed and included.

3. What goals (personally or blog related) do you have for the rest of 2017?

Lots! Personally: I want to work on my health, save more $$$, and create positivity. Blog related: I’d love to gain more of an audience, collaborate with some cool people, start my own business, etc. I never stop aiming for more!

4. What is one song you know absolutely every word to?

Ignition Remix by R.Kelly is my JAM.

5. What/where is something that makes you happiest?

Being with my family makes me the happiest. My parents still live in NJ, so when they do visit, I’m happy to have them safe and close by. And my dog. Kona has brought so much happiness into my life.

6.  What is your favorite accessory/makeup product?

My favorite accessory would be my Kate Spade purse. I have always wanted one and am really proud I worked hard to earn it. My purse was a big girl purchase!

7. How did you start blogging, and has your main focus changed direction?

I actually started VLOGGING back in 2008 and reached thousands of subscribers on youtube. My message is still the same -to promote positivity, self-love, and creativity. However, my blog is much less focused on me and my stories. Rather, YOU and helping improve and inspire YOU.

8. Favorite sappy rom-com?

When Harry Met Sally.

9. What are your tips for time managing your life & a blog?

It sure can be hectic! It’s all about learning to balance. But when something is important to you… you will carve out time for it and work diligently to succeed. Also, believe in yourself.

10. Top 3 places on your travel bucket list?

Ever since the plane incident, I’ve been disappointed that I’ve been less excited to travel. I’m scared to fly now. However, I dream of seeing Ireland, Greece, and Paris.

11. Your mantra you live by (believe me, I don’t really have one either…lol, but it could be as easy as something you try to remember every day!

Considering que sera, sera is tattooed on my foot… I would pick that! Que sera, sera means whatever will be, will be. My nana and I used to dance to the song by Dorris Day in her kitchen.

My Questions

  1. Are you more of a dog or cat person?
  2. If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
  3. Summer or Winter?
  4. What is your guilty pleasure TV show?
  5. When and why did you start blogging?
  6. Besides blogging, what are some of your other favorite things to do?
  7. What is your dream job?
  8. What is your Starbucks order?
  9. How do you come up with ideas for blog posts?
  10. What is the last book you read?
  11. What beauty product can you not leave the house without?

My Nominations

Jasmine from Jasmine Maria

Alexis from A Blissful Haven

Kara from Fit Chick Nextdoor

Jenny from Breakfast At Lilys

Greta from Greta Hollar

Jameka from Got The Travel Bug Too

Safy from Burly And Puff

Lindsay from Welcome To Raleighwood

Erica from Coming Up Roses

Holly from Make Today A Holly Day

Sami from The Classic Brunette


Make sure to check out all these wonderful ladies and read some of their posts! I cannot wait to hear all their answers ?  

I’d love to learn a little more about my readers too. Choose one of my eleven questions and comment your answer below!



  1. adkinsdomain.com

    Hi! I would love to participate in this! I just started my blog two days ago and would love for you to take a look at it and get to know some people in the blogging world! Thank you for sharing this idea!

    03 . Aug . 2017
  2. adkinsdomain.com

    Answer to question #1. I never thought I would be the type to be a cat person, but I’m totally a cat person! I was very afraid of dogs when I was little and although I have long since overcome that fear, I am sometimes still not entirely comfortable around dogs. My husband had a cat and I came to love that cat -Dolche-very much!

    03 . Aug . 2017
  3. Kristin


    03 . Aug . 2017
  4. Tilley Hanson

    My kate spade bag is my favorite too! Lol, she is very relatable 🙂

    03 . Aug . 2017
  5. Annaliese

    Ignition is such a good song!! Ahhh love the throwbacks. 🙂 Fun to learn more about you!!

    xoxo A

    03 . Aug . 2017
  6. McKenna Bleu

    I always feel so accomplished when I have my mind set on a bag and my hard work pays off!
    Just like your kate spade bag purchase!

    03 . Aug . 2017
  7. nicholle demag

    I’d also love to travel to Greece! It looks like such a beautiful place!

    03 . Aug . 2017
  8. Jasmine Maria

    Thanks for tagging me.

    Oh my gosh! I use to jam out to R.Kelly ? that was my jam back in the days.

    03 . Aug . 2017
  9. Cassie

    This looks like so fun! I love my Kate Spade Purse too! I get so many compliments on it!

    03 . Aug . 2017
  10. ShootingStarsMag

    Fun post! I really would like to visit Paris, Ireland, and Greece too. I hope we get the chance!


    03 . Aug . 2017
  11. Beth

    These posts are always so much fun! I love When Harry Met Sally! I would have a hard time giving up mac and cheese too, that’s a tough one!

    03 . Aug . 2017
  12. Kuleigh

    I enjoyed reading more about you! I love your song choice. Reminds me of all my middle school 13th birthday parties!!!

    03 . Aug . 2017
  13. Rachel Ritlop

    Greece and Paris are definitely on my travel bucket list too!

    03 . Aug . 2017
  14. Audrey Marie

    Love what you said about making time for something you truly love and enjoy. I work full time but I still manage to write and promote my blog because it’s something I love and want to see succeed.

    04 . Aug . 2017
  15. Sami | The Classic Brunette

    OOooo thank you for tagging me, this will be so fun to answer! I love learning more about other bloggers!

    The Classic Brunette

    04 . Aug . 2017
  16. Danielle

    This is a great way to get to know the blogger! Summer or Winter? I am born in October but I am definitely a summer chick. Life is just better in a bikini!


    04 . Aug . 2017
  17. Charlotte

    Aww all the answers were so fun to read! I’m so sorry to hear about the gluten allergies and imagine life without mac n cheese is very difficult!

    Kate Spade purses are the cutest <3 being able to make a big purchase like that always feels good!

    04 . Aug . 2017
  18. Rachel

    Yaaas! Ignition Remix is the best jam! I love When Harry Met Sally too!

    04 . Aug . 2017
  19. Alexis

    Love this and especially your goals! They sound a lot like mine. And I don’t know HOW you gave up mac and cheese! I could never, haha.

    04 . Aug . 2017
  20. Whitney

    I know all the words to Ignition (Remix) too!!

    04 . Aug . 2017
  21. Rachel Ritlop

    I love when harry met sally! one of my favorite classic movies!

    04 . Aug . 2017
  22. Penny Struebig

    What a fun game! Great way to meet some new bloggers and get to know others better. Paris was on my bucket list as a place to visit also! We are actually headed there in a couple weeks. Can’t wait!

    04 . Aug . 2017
  23. Ruthie Ridley

    Oh this was fun!!! I have been GF for 5 years and I still miss mac and cheese too! I do the rice mac and cheese but you are right it is not the same!!

    04 . Aug . 2017
  24. Brooke

    I love posts like this! I didn’t want to niche my blog either, but that is probably the first recommendation you always hear. I know every word to Ignition also! Such a throw back!

    05 . Aug . 2017
  25. nicole leigh

    this is such a cool way to get to know bloggers – cheers to you ladies on setting up such a cool little cycle! loved hearing your mantra and how it started back w/ you and your grandmother. love the concept! x, nicole // http://www.nicoleeigh.com

    07 . Aug . 2017
  26. Robin @ And Then We Tried

    So nice to get to know other bloggers!

    What is the last book you read?- The last book was “When Breath Becomes Air” and is a must read for anyone who enjoys memoirs. It was tragically sad and true.

    07 . Aug . 2017
  27. adriana

    I cannot imagine not having mac and cheese haha!! These kinds of posts are so fun – I love learning about other awesome girls!

    07 . Aug . 2017
  28. Jenny

    This tag is so much fun! I personally prefer winter over summer 🙂

    07 . Aug . 2017
  29. Amanda Faber

    This is such a cute idea!!

    07 . Aug . 2017
  30. Alexis

    I loved learning more about you! I hope you get your passion for travel back (I totally get it though!) Thanks for the tag! I hope I can get your questions soon!

    07 . Aug . 2017
  31. Kristine

    I love these types of fun posts! I hope you are able to visit those places of your dreams!

    08 . Aug . 2017
  32. Anna

    I love Ignition Remix too, haha! I’ve been to Paris, but I really want to go to Ireland too!

    08 . Aug . 2017
  33. Rachel

    I love these type of ‘getting to know the blogger’ posts because they make people feel more relatable LOL! I need to repost this on my blog for sure!

    09 . Aug . 2017
  34. Erica @ Coming up Roses

    Thanks for tagging me, girl! Mac ‘n cheese is the best! Totally one of my guilty pleasures too!

    11 . Aug . 2017
  35. Michelle Paige

    Such a fun post! I’m pretty sure I know every word to Ignition Remix too lol

    13 . Aug . 2017

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