Welcome, Laurel!

As TBC grows and expands, we are excited to be able to bring new members to our team. We are pumped to welcome Laurel of The Hive as our newest TBC ambassador!

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Laurel is from Madison, Mississippi. She has her own paper company (The Lovely Bee), is a wife and mom, and loves to travel.

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging back in 2012 as a way to keep a journal of sorts about my new (at the time) paper company, The Lovely Bee! I posted about projects and project inspiration, which was really fun for me, but I started noticing that when I posted about a larger variety of things, like a peek at my Lovely Bee office or a great recipe that I love, my traffic started increasing! It didn’t take long for me to decide to turn my little corner of the blogosphere into more of a lifestyle blog, and I haven’t slowed down since. (Of course, as most bloggers would probably admit, it’s hard to post as much as I want to all the time, but we all do our best!) 😉

Blogging has been a wonderful way to meet so many new people, and personally it’s been a great journal for me to look back on. I love looking back and seeing what I was posting about this week a year ago… Sometimes I’m like, “Oh wow, Laurel… What were you thinking?! Those pictures are heinous!” But at other times, I’m inspired to do something similar to something I did a while back! The joys of blogging! 🙂

What has been your favorite project to date?
I think my favorite blog projects to date have been the updates I’ve done to the actual site. My incredibly talented friend Sara Beth with Nimblee Design has had a hand in all of my blog and website updates to date and I cannot say enough about how wonderful she is to work with! It was only about a month ago my blog underwent a new update and I’m loving it. I feel so much more legit now that I have a more “grown up” theme! I also feel like it’s more reader-friendly, which is always a good thing.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oh, that’s so easy. Mexican food. Hands down! Particularly queso dip and seasoned chips like the ones at Sombra in Ridgeland (my favorite restaurant!); I could eat pretty much any variety of Mexican food every single day from here on out and die a happy girl! A good, authentic margarita (also like the ones at Sombra) only makes the Mexican food taste better, too! 😉 I guess now would be an appropriate time to admit that I’m a tortilla snob and MUCH prefer my Mex dishes to come on corn tortillas rather than flour ones. If you’ve never tried a taco with a corn tortilla instead of flour, I highly recommend checking that out ASAP!

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Welcome to the TBC fam, Laurel!

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