Blogger Wednesday: Missy from @sapphirediaries
Posh Blog here bringing you our latest topic: Blogger Wednesday's! We are so excited to introduce our first fashion and lifestyle blogger Missy Ulmer aka @sapphirediaries. You may have seen her featured on our Instagram showing us her gorgeous #PoshSquareStyle. Read on to discover whose style Missy is obsessing over and how she manages a creative blog while being a super-mom all at the same time!
Can you tell us a little about yourself and why you started your blog?
"Hi! I am Missy, a life and style blogger based out of Orange County. I have been married to my husband Chad for 5 years and we have two little ones- a stepdaughter Lily who is 9 and little boy Max who is 3. I worked in sales after college, but after I had Max, I became a full-time stay-at-home mommy (which wasn't part of the plan). I loved being able to stay at home full-time, but I missed having something that was for me on my own, unrelated to being a mommy. It took a while after having Max to feel like me again, the me that felt like getting ready and dressed up for the day. At the time I felt really inspired by other bloggers, and I thought- hey, I can do that too! Blogging is ideal because it allows me to continue staying home full-time while also meeting my creative needs."
Where do you find inspiration for your posts?
"I find inspiration for my posts literally everywhere- magazines, TV, the internet. When I am out and about, I take note of girls wearing outfits or details that inspire me. I really like getting inspiration in my day-to-day life in Orange County because it is that total California style which I love."
How would you describe your personal style and who would you say is your style icon?
"While my style can really fluctuate from preppy to boho, the one thing that stays the same is the femininity. I am a total girly-girl and love floral prints, lace, and dresses. As far as style icons, when I was a little girl I was obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Kate Moss. They are all very different but embrace their own look, and they inspire me to find my own personal style."
What does a typical day in your life look like?
"On a typical day, Max wakes up at 7:20... like right on the dot. After getting his sister ready for school and hubby heads out to work, Max and I snuggle while he watches his favorite cartoons and I try to get through some emails and handle anything pressing on my blog. Afterward, I make a big breakfast and we get ready for the day. He naps in the afternoon, and I take care of house stuff and work on my blog some more. When he wakes up, we have some play time and then I start making dinner. After dinner, it's bath, story time, and then bedtime. Once Max is in bed, I get some quiet time to myself. I usually take a long bubble bath and read or watch a show with my husband. Max goes to school twice a week and during that time I schedule any meetings, appointments, photo shoots and squeeze in a workout."
Where do you hope your blog will take you in the future?
"I really feel like the sky is the limit with blogging. When Max goes to school full-time, it will be neat to see how much more I can accomplish and grow my blog. Right now I am just enjoying having a way to express my creativity and work with brands I love."
Be sure to check out Missy's Blog sapphirediaries.com