Monday, July 15, 2013

Blogger Spotlight-- Karissa from The Start of The Shaw's

I hope that this special post brings some light to everyone's Monday- I have my first blogger spotlight on Karissa from The Start of The Shaw's.

I recently found Karissa's blog and I absolutely love it- her posts are honest and uplifting, and her fashion posts give me some serious inspiration. Plus, if you wanna see a precious couple, she and her hubby are so cute! Karissa answered a few questions below so check them out to get to know her better!

Tell us a little bit about you: Hi Laurel's readers! I'm Karissa and I blog over at The Start of The Shaw's.  I'm a newlywed (for two more weeks) and am crazy about my cute husband Krieg and our rescue dog Stanley!  I'm a lover of fashion, coffee, and do it yourself projects, with a strong belief in God and His plan for me. 

Tell us a little bit about your blog: My blog is a lifestyle blog, meaning I blog about everything! Fashion on a budget, do-it-yourself furniture projects, running, marriage, being a new home owner - these are just some of the things I've been filling my blog up with lately. And of course lots of stories and updates on my family!

What inspired you to start it: I've always loved to write and after college I felt like I needed a hobby. My husband plays and coaches lacrosse so I have a lot of time to myself! My blog has become a great outlet where I can be creative and meet some amazing women! I love being apart of the blogging community. 

What is your favorite thing to write about: I really like to do fashion posts. I find a lot of great steals and I love to share them with other women to show you can look great without spending a small fortune. 

What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting a blog? 
Post pictures! I always think posts are easier to follow and more fun to read when there are pictures to go along with the story. Consistency is also important in order to gain new followers- so find what you love and get to postin'!

When you are not blogging, where can we find you?
On a date with my husband, watching reality tv, enjoying a glass of wine with friends, shopping or running - I'm a new runner and just completed my first 10k this past weekend! 

How would your husband describe you in one word:  I asked him and he took his sweet time thinking about it! And do you know what he chose? Clairvoyant.... I laughed! His reply 'you sense things, you get people. I don't have to explain things to you, you just understand.'  I guess that is a pretty great answer :)

Connect with Me:

Thank you for sharing, Karissa!

Isn't she great? Seriously, check out her blog The Start of The Shaw's and I'm sure you will love it!!

Until next time!



  1. LAUREL! What's up, girl?! I started blogging about 6 months ago, and died when I saw your face pop up on my feed this morning. I follow Karissa.:) So excited to follow you on here, and to see how God works in your new marriage! Congrats, by the way. :)Hope you are well.

    1. Thank you so much! I just recently started blogging, it's nice to find people I know (like you) in the blogging world! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear more about your wedding and marriage! And isn't Karissa great? So glad we both follow her!

  2. Thanks for posting Laurel! I can't see the pictures, but maybe it's just my phone! I saved yours to my computer and then uploaded them so maybe that would help! So excited to do more posts with you in the future!

    1. From my view I can see them, but I will reupload the post just to be sure! I don't want your beautiful photos to be left out! I'm so excited about this post and many more to come : )

  3. Love your blog Laurel! I found you from Karissa's blog. I am a newlywed too and I loved seeing your gorgeous wedding photos! Following you now, and looking forward to seeing some more of them!