6 Year Blogiversary

November 15, 2018 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Ask Me Anything

I can hardly believe that on the 25th my blog will be 6 years old! When I first started this blog I wasn’t really sure where to go with it or how I would fit into the beauty community. All that I knew is that I loved makeup. Looking back on some of my very first posts it’s clear that I didn’t even know to talk about it. Some of y’all can describe these products as if you created it in the lab yourselves. It can be intimidating. But I knew that if I kept at it eventually I’d loosen up and would feel comfortable just being myself.

That’s the approach I have taken here at Midwest Glam. A more personal approach. I often share tid bits of my personal life. I’ve had people tell me I should keep the two separate. I’ve even had people say that they don’t care they just want to hear about the makeup. The thing is the two are very much connected. For example, any time I’m sharing a new Wet n Wild product you can bet that my husband drove me around (on his ONLY day off) to at least 20 different drug stores trying to track it down. All while keeping me caffeinated and fed because I can get cranky otherwise. In fact both of my guys play a VERY big role in my blog. Even my son who will compliment my looks telling me that my eyebrows are ‘on fleek.’ Believe me, I know that my brows are anything but fleeky, but I love him for trying.

This coming year I would actually like to start sharing MORE of my world with you all. Starting with an Ask Me Anything post! You can click this link to ask me anything. Completely anonymous! Or if you’d like you can just ask in the comments. If I get enough questions I’ll follow up with the answers in another post. Maybe I’ll even answer in a video? No promises though!

I know it’s not the most exciting Blogiversary post, but it’s different from the others I’ve done. And I thought it might be a nice way for y’all to maybe get to know me a little better. So if there’s anything you’d like to know, now is your chance!

Personal update

April 21, 2017 | Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

Michael Kors Ava Mini Crossbody

Michael Kors Ava Mini Crossbody

I’m so sorry about the lack of new posts around here. As I said in my last few posts I’m in the process of moving. I know I said that things would run rather smoothly during the move, but I sort of put the brakes on all of that. I really hate when my posts go live and I’m not here to respond to comments. I’m going to try really hard to get my two weekly posts up while responding to comments, but if I can’t I’ll try to at least get the one post up. I’ll also be catching up on your blogs. I know I’ve fallen behind on that too. I promise to catch up though!

I promise that there are big things coming! I have about a hundred items on my desk that I can’t wait to talk about. It sucks that by the time I get around to it it will no longer be new. But let’s face it, that’s never stopped me before. While I enjoy talking about shiny, new and exciting things, I’ve been known to talk about Holiday items well into Spring. Yeah, be on the lookout for that! But I’m a very thorough person and I like to take my time when testing out new items. I suppose I could always just slap some stuff up and call it a day, but that’s just not what my blog is all about. It’s always been about my own personal experiences with products I truly love. And I like that to shine through all of my posts. I hope you all understand.

I’m pretty excited about this move. The apartment we’re currently in was only supposed to be temporary. I guess we got a little too comfortable because that temporary stay lasted almost 3 years! But a lot has changed these past few months and we had to move closer to where my husband works. The area is really nice and I hear nothing but great things about the schools. I’m also excited to hear that there are lots of walkers in the area. Maybe I can finally get back on track and get those steps in. Last year was a very hard year for me and I wasn’t nearly as active and I should have been. Anyway, the house itself is just perfect! It’s not too big and not too small. It’s everything I was looking for in a home. Honestly, the only downside for me is the lack of a basement. While tornados are pretty rare they do happen. So I have slight anxiety about that. Otherwise the place is perfect for us! I got lots of good vibes walking through the place. Lots of positive energy which is just what we need. Be on the lookout for photos once we’re completely settled in.

Things should return to my regular schedule starting on Monday. Thank you for understanding! And thank you for continuing the check in on Midwest Glam! It really means a lot to me!

The featured photo is of the new handbag my husband got for me earlier this week. Isn’t it the cutest?

Friendly reminder

August 18, 2016 | Uncategorized | 12 Comments »

Just a friendly reminder that Fragrance By Me is officially up and running! You can go through the process and receive a starter pack of your very own signature fragrance for just $20! It really is a fun process! Be sure to let me know if you do it. I’d love to hear about your experience!

A little personal note: I know that things have been a little quiet around here lately. I’m still working hard behind the scenes. I have 2 giveaways coming up as well as lots of other posts. However, I’m still working on them all. My son just started 6th grade a few days ago. I was busy making sure everything was in order and ready to go. Then my husband got sick and was in the hospital for a few days. He’s home and feeling much better now. He’s still being monitored and even though his doctor repeatedly told me not to worry, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. And of course my health is becoming an issue again. I’m pretty sure that most of it is directly related to anxiety. It’s taken me years to be able to admit that. But that doesn’t make my problems any less of a problem. Anxiety is a bitch. So please bear with me while I kick its ass and get things back in order around here!

Stop by Monday for a fun giveaway!


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