Oh No, Not Another Lifestyle Blog!

Do you think there are too many Lifestyle Bloggers? Fashion Bloggers? Beauty Bloggers?

I mean, after all, what else is there to say? How many beauty products, trends, travel tips, food posts can one read before they all become repetitive, mundane, annoying? Heck, you review one BB Creme, you’ve essentially reviewed them all, right?

And aren’t most lifestyle bloggers really just shallow, pretentious, narcissistic, selfie posting, twenty-somethings who just want to make people believe that they are living these amazing lives when they are really just blogging from their childhood bedrooms, littered with Dorito bags, wine bottles, and Haagen Das cartons? *Joking*

These are all the thoughts that are going through my head as I write this first post for this  new…ahem…lifestyle blog. A lifestyle blog that I’m sure will have its fair share of product reviews, travel tips, and food posts and yes folks…selfies.

Yes, in spite of all that I said above, I am starting yet another lifestyle blog.

So what makes me different?

For one, I am not a twenty-something…you’re gonna wanna multiply that number by 2. I am an older, more mature, blogger.

And believe it or not, there is a benefit to this being older. I have had some very interesting experiences that I can chalk up to age and the passing of time (like being married since I was practically 12). And  I just don’t have the filters that a lot of younger people still have, so there is really no telling what I might write about on any given post, in addition to the lifestyle stuff. Hence the title of my blog, Musings and Sugar Honey Iced Tea.

Also, if you younger readers are concerned that I am ancient and can’t relate or that I don’t know what’s trending, or poppin or whatever, rest assured that I am the cool mom of grown millennials, who gets nothing but great joy when my son cringes every time I sing/rap along word for word to Drake’s lyrics.  I am the chica who will tell you straight up about getting older and maneuvering the craziness in the world, because if you live long enough, you’re gonna get old too, and you’re gonna wanna know. I’m the one who can help you, cause truly, I’m just “lit” like that. 🙂

Secondly, I am also on a Simple Glamour journey. It’s like Minimalism, but without all the dogma. Realistic Minimalism, if you will. I’m learning as I go along and I think it will make for good reading…whether I stick to it or not. BTW, I’m not sure why I used the word secondly…is it even a word? I have been known to make things up.

And third, this is like my 4th blog. I had a really awesome blog back in 2008, it was like the giver of life through a screen. I enjoyed writing it and it seemed that many people enjoyed reading it. It was really cool.

…and then it was hacked… by possible terrorists…or people pretending to be.

Scary stuff, right?

In any case, I have been trying very hard to get back to my former blogging glory. I have had false start after false start. But now I am ready to push through to success, come hell, high water or faux terrorist by any means necessary.

That sounded really good in my head.

And last, I am the least pretentious person you’ll ever meet, it is never about showing off for me, but rather it is about sharing. Although I don’t know how anyone can be a lifestyle blogger without at least a tiny bit of narcissism.

*inserts selfie that you see below the title of this post*

Ultimately, any blogging is about sharing one’s own experiences. If that kind of Narcissism is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Ba dum bum ching!!

That sounded better in my head as well.

Thanks for reading this post. I won’t blame you if think I’m slightly nuts. You can think it and still join me on the next post. In the meantime…

Smooches and such,

Mrs. K

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61 Comments

  1. All the best with your blog, Mrs. K!

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    1. Thank you so much!!

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      1. You’re most welcome!

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  2. You sound great. All the very best.
    Hope you can checkout my blog here – http://www.jhallidiva.com/free-vs-self-hosted-blog/ & drop your feedback.❤

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    1. Thank you!

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  3. Welcome back to the blogging world!!!!

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    1. Thanks!!

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  4. Excited to see what’s to come.

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    1. Thanks so much!! 🙂

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  5. You’ll definitely make a good lifestyle blogger. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you!!! 🙂

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  6. I really loved this and your selfie is amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much!!!

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  7. rosieirwin

    I have started blogging and will follow yours now. 😊

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  8. Welcome! Your blog sounds like fun! I have just started a lifestyle blog and would love if we could support and follow one another 🙂 http://www.danikabbeauty.wordpress.com
    Danika B

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  9. plannerslattesandlove

    I absolutely love this! I

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    1. Thank you so much!!

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  10. notanotheravocado

    good luck!!

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  11. This was a great and funny read

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  12. I will definitely be tuning in, I can use a more ‘seasoned’ blogger for inspiration! Welcome back and good luck! Loving it already!

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    1. Thanks so much! I am really glad that you stopped by!:)

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  13. I’m starting too ! Extremely nervous !

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    1. Don’t be nervous,I am sure will do fine. Good luck!!!

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  14. Great one! Looking forward for me!

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  15. So far so good!! Im 30 something and I feel like I relate to either side of the spectrum, older, younger. It’ll be great to follow someone of the same category!!
    Check my blog out @ http://www.livlaflove.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I will definitely check out your blog. Take care and have a great week.

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  16. You are hilarious & had me cracking up!! Love this post!! Can’t wait to see more!

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  17. Yeah!! Someone my own age!

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  18. loveeangela

    You have such a flair for writing, I’m so excited to see how this blog unfolds!! 😊

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  19. This is great! (I know I’m late). I love reading posts from fellow lifestyle bloggers lol. Check out my site please vibesandco.com

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  20. I look forward to reading your posts!

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  21. wow! you made my day x

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  22. you made me laugh. smile and feel amused while reading your post..thank you my dear for that, expecting more honest, sassy posts like this haha .. definitely following! xoxo

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    1. Thank you!! I am so glad that I can make you smile. Means so much!!!

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  23. Really don’t understand why you had to put down other bloggers to promote your own. But okay…

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    1. …and exactly how did I put anyone down here?
      Please explain.

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  24. I am loving this blog! I just started a lifestyle blog too and your post is hilarious and super inspiring. It would be awesome if you would check mine out, I’m all about constructive criticism! tmllifestyle.wordpress.com

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  25. Quite refreshing to see someone speaking the truth ! Love it !! Keep it up girl xo

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    1. Aww thanks so much!! I am definitely trying.

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  26. fehintolaogunye

    I enjoyed reading this post Mrs K. I wish you didn’t write your age in the post, I’ll guess you are 25 or 28. You’re too cool and I’m your new follower. Great job!
    http://www.fehintolaogunye.com

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    1. Thanks so much!! No I’m 45, very proud of that. Getting older should always be a joy not a curse. You’re only as old as you feel. If we’re blessed, we all get to be older. It’s a good thing. Rock with it!!! 🙂

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  27. Hey
    That was #notfiltered. It was fun to read🤓.
    And I also just started a blog, one of my new year resolutions and I really wanna stick to it. It would really help if you could check it out.
    Have fun writing.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate it. I did have a chance to check out your blog as well. I loved what I read. Definitely stick to it, you’re really good. I followed too. Take care!!

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      1. Thank you so much🌟

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  28. I loved this, so well written 😂 will definitely be following and wish you all the success with your new (4th) blog!

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    1. Thank you!!! 🙂

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  29. New follower! Love this post and look forward to reading future post by you. I too am a LifeStyle Blogger that has stated and stopped several times.

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    1. Thank you!!!

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  30. Oh my gosh, I agree with all that you wrote. At least with blogging though – writing is a talent in itself so there’s that…and the thought processes the go on with each entry…. – but the ‘social influencers’ on instagram or twitter etc…yikes I look at those in the same way you described in your intro. Don’t know if that makes me judgmental or not? Loved this: “it is never about showing off for me, but rather it is about sharing. Although I don’t know how anyone can be a lifestyle blogger without at least a tiny bit of narcissism”. I’m 30 and I planned for my lifestyle blog to be a place where I can share all the photos I take…kinda acts like a journal/diary more than anything else :). Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks so much!!

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  31. The Jennifer Journal

    Best of luck! Loved your first / opening post so much I hit follow! I am about to embark on my own journey and can’t wait to watch others do the same 💘

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    1. Thanks so much!!

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  32. The Thrift and The Savvy

    I like the raw yet funny post… refreshing to read!

    -From a brand-new no longer in her 20’s “lifestyle-ish” blogger who is still trying to figure out her identity but wants to avoid being mundane and boring

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    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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  33. Definitely keeping an eye on this! 😀 Sounds so much fun!! Xxx

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  34. justjessreality

    I just started up my website yesterday and after reading this I already hit follow. I will be reading up on you for sure. I’m in my twenties and have no problem getting insight from older women. So thanks for keeping it real. Have a great day!

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