I'm not even sure when I started reading her blog. It was years and years ago. Living in Dallas too, she made the move from blog buddy to IRL friend and I'm so thankful for that! This girl has great style, is a ball of energy and so much fun to be around! Introducing The Shabby Princess, Ally!
Blog Name: The Shabby Princess
Where are you from?: Central Coast of California, but, I got to Texas as soon I could!
When/why/how did you start blogging?: Started blogging in early 2008 after a several month stint staying with my family, it was a way for my Texas friends to stay up to date.
What is one of your all time favorite songs?: Hmmm... There are a lot. I love music. I love 80s music. But, the songs that are the most meaningful are the songs that remind me of my mom, hmm--It's Five O'Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett.
Now, confession, look in iTunes, which song has the most plays?: "Take Me Out to The Dancehall" by Pat Green.
Do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?: Love to read! I'm currently loving anything written by Kristin Hannah, but, my all time favorite is The Great Gatsby.
What was your favorite book as a child?: I can't remember the name of it, but, it was a book all about teddy bears! I've looked for a copy for years, but, I haven't found it yet. Boo!
If you had a signature scent, what scent would that be?: In my mind, the beach!
Confession, in your office, how do co-workers refer to you?:I don't have anything, they usually just call me by my name--although, there was the constant asking of "so, how many miles did you do this morning?!"
When you meet someone new, what is the first thing you notice about them?: How they react to my loud craziness! I can be a lot to handle at first, haha.
Do you have any tattoos? Is there a story behind it?: I have two--a fairy on my hip and a flower on my back. I KNOW. I was 18, I'm not saying I was smart.
Do you have a mantra, verse or quote that inspires you?: "Just keep swimming"--even though I do not swim, ha!
For you athletes - what is your ultimate goal race/achievement?: One day, I really, really want to run Comrades, that's my dream. (girl, let's go, I'm totally IN!)
What is your dream vacation?: Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Easiest question!
What advice would you give to bloggers just starting out?: Have fun with it! Blog for you, write from your voice.
Ally, I have so much fun every time I'm with you and I'm looking forward to hanging out with you in D.C. when we take MCM by storm! Whether it's lunch at Smashburger, shopping at Ulta or running into you at races, I pink sparkle heart you!