Feature Friday: Vanessa from X-tremely V

October 21, 2016, by Deena @Shoes to Shiraz

I'd like to welcome you back to our second installment of Feature Friday, the one where we interview bloggers and spread the love!  It's crazy what kind of cool people you can meet in the blog world and we look forward to introducing you to some of those people every Friday. If you would like to be featured, please send us an email - theblendedblog@gmail.com

Today I'd like to introduce Vanessa from X-tremely V.  She is one of the first bloggers I followed when I started reading blogs as a serious hobby.  You can read one of her favourite posts here


Other than blogging, what do you do for a living? 
My husband and I own a franchise of Ameriprise Financial. I am currently responsible for keeping the office running smoothly, handling client calls/concerns, etc. My biggest job is handling all the paperwork  and transactions from the meetings Mic has with our clients.



Are you married? What marriage advice would you give to a couple getting married? What have you learned? 

I recently celebrated being married for 10 years to Mic. We have been through our share of ups and downs over our 15 years together, but we continue going strong. I would say the key is communication! It is a must! We probably over communicate sometimes since we work, live and play together 24 hours a day. But it works for us!

Do you have any children?
We have a little boy named Xavier who will be 5 year old in December J He is my world!

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Loyal, tomboy, down-to-earth

What hobbies do you have other than blogging?
Watching TV and working out are my favorite things to do when I get the chance.
I am not a big reality TV show person, but I do like watching Chrisley Knows Best and Dancing with the Stars.
The Blacklist is probably my favorite show on TV right now, with This Is Us at a close second.
As for workouts…I will do them all! I just love getting to burn some calories and some steam ;)

What has been the biggest challenge with blogging? 
Finding time to blog, responding to comments, and getting to comment on other blogs have become extremely hard these days. I’ll be honest here...my job duties before were not nearly as time consuming as they are now. And my husband’s appointment schedule has picked up quite a bit this year, leaving little time to myself in the evenings or weekends to blog. I am actually typing these answers right now while I should be working :/ Thankfully, I have an in with my boss so I can get away with it from time to time ;)

My hope is to someday have a good balance between life, work, and the blog world. Any suggestions?

What is your favorite style season (fall, spring, summer, winter) and why?
I absolutely LOVE Fall!!! The colors of the trees and the cooler temps are amazing in Ohio!
Because of those things, it is my favorite time of year to get dressed! I wear lots of layers!
Scarves, lightweight sweaters and jackets, hats, jeans and boots are my favorite outfits to put together !
Can you sense my excitement for Fall will all the exclamation points?!?!


Do you like to dine-out or stay-in and cook dinner?
I don’t mind cooking dinner at home, but I prefer to go out for dinner if I am able. Just knowing there is no clean up involved is good enough for me. Plus, I tend to order foods I don’t normally make at home.

And, what is your favorite meal or restaurant?
I am a pretty simple girl when it comes to restaurants. I love Outback Steakhouse ( I am a meat and potatoes girl all the way!), but special occasions I love to go to The Melting Pot.  It is a fondue restaurant J While you end up cooking your own meal at your table, it is fun and super yummy!


Anything else you want to know about me feel free to ask .

Make sure you follow Vanessa on Instagram here!

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