SO TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF (PART FIVE)

I’m in New York today enjoying the second day of IFB panels so I thought I’d turn it over to you all for one of my favorite columns! See all previous features here


Blog(s) rocking your world lately:
Food you’re known for making:
Saving up for:
Something you want to cross off today’s to do list:
The last book you read:

Copy and paste to leave your answers in the comments! Here are my answers:


Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Pink Peonies and Sous Style
Food you’re known for making: Guacamole? I’m not much of a chef πŸ˜‰

Last book you finished: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Saving up for: A classic leather handbag (thinking something Tory Burch)
Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Updating all my iPhone apps

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  1. Blog(s) rocking your world lately:
    a Beautiful Mess

    Food you’re known for making: baking lots but when it comes to dinner, anything fast – stir fry, schnitzel etc
    Saving up for: books, books and more books!

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: make a new greeting card

    The last book you read: a Country Life (very odd indeed…)

  2. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Love the sisters from A PIECE OF TOAST and their trip to NYC for Fashion Week!

    Food you’re known for making: Bolognese Sauce! Simmers on the stove for the entire day and the secret ingredient is ALLSPICE!

    Saving up for: MaxandChloe.com sterling silver monogrammed necklace. http://www.maxandchloe.com/West-Avenue-Jewelry-Large-Monogram-Necklace

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: The laundry bomb that has gone off in my bedroom! Does the laundry EVER stop? If I dont keep up with it, it becomes a laundry bomb! Clean clothes everywhere begging to be folded & put away!

    The last book you read: GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. Captivating roller coaster. Can’t say a word about it without ruining it! CRAZYVILLE!

  3. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Being a graphic designer/stationer, you’d THINK I’d be into design and graphic design blogs…For some reason I am not! I LOVE “Best Things in Beauty”, “Beauty Lookbook”, “TheNotice”, “Front Row Beauty”, “Café Makeup”… even though many of them are not the same skintone and skintype as me. I have a whole list of beauty blogs I hit every few days. Since I am in the middle of a HUGE house purge, I am suddenly also into décor ones too. So lately I am addicted to Mimi+Meg’s GSD feature, any sort of workplace/workspace Wednesday feature (Little Bits of Lovely is one), Apartment Therapy is also a big one I got into lately.

    Food you’re known for making: I make a seriously amazeballs pot of semi-homemade chicken noodle soup and a bad ass meatloaf that is ½ mix ground turkey and lean beef and ½ veggie. My husband actually asks for it like once a week. I don’t like to make what I call “winter foods” til it’s cooler out, so Im going to start on the soups and meatloaf again here soon!

    Saving up for: A new place, yet I keep buying so much crap for this one that I am going backwards! My husband would like to take my financial access away πŸ˜‰

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Target for a specific cosmetic bag I saw the other day and again yesterday and Im finally buying despite not needing. Also, hopefully cleaning off/organizing one of the bookcases in my office which I have avoided. And relist leftover supplies on Craigslist for sale so I don’t have to donate for tax credit if someone will be able to actually use them!

    The last book you read: I am ashamed to say I don’t really read books, mostly magazines…so the last book is “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn. Magazines…InStyle and Canadian House and Home small spaces issue.

  4. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: note to self, luella & june, piece of toast, the love list.

    Food you’re known for making: anything that i found on pinterest. (especially yummy treats!)

    Saving up for: studying abroad in the spring. and a new statement necklace.

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: running errands at target.

    The last book you read: on the road – jack kerouac

  5. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Jamie Meare’s iSuwannee, Design Manifest, The Aestate, The Pursuit of Style
    Food you’re known for making: My lasagna is pretty fantastic, so is my chicken cacciatore and my truffle mash is a coveted dish!
    Saving up for: I’m not sure yet but I’m happy to be saving. Realistically, it will probably be a down payment on a house.
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: My Friday post which is already 8hrs late :/
    The last book you read: Embarrassingly, 50 Shades Freed

  6. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Channeling Contessa, Jentertaining and Closet Confections
    Food you’re known for making: Chili
    Saving up for: A DSLR Camera
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list:Going to bed at a decent hour.
    The last book you read: Shadow of Night

  7. cute idea!! Blog(s) rocking your world lately: any with fall fashion.. Pink Peonies, J’s Everyday Fashion, Outfit Posts, the (chloe) conspiracy, Barefoot Blonde, The Look 4 Less, and Pinterest Told Me To.
    Food you’re known for making: reservations! I kid, I kid. Cupcakes!
    Saving up for: a new car, flooring {sucks being an adult}
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: leaving my office before 8:30 PM!
    The last book you read: I Do (But I Don’t)

  8. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: college prep, michaela noelle designs, live creating yourself, bows and sequins.
    Food you’re known for making: cookies. i’ve shipped them to friends everywhere.
    Saving up for: moving out. i need an amazing couch.
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: laundry. dirty pup and white bedding never ends well.
    The last book you read: emma by jane austen, i’m trying to read some of the classics.

  9. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Totally agree about Pink Peonies–she’s fabulous!
    Food you’re known for making: fancy desserts
    Saving up for: it’s a tie between tortoiseshell wayfarers and a buttery Equipment blouse for fall
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: pack! I’m leaving at 4am tomorrow for a weekend wedding!
    The last book you read: Re-read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn…for the 14th time. It’s my favorite!

    Hope you’re having an amazing time in New York! xoxo

  10. Hello!

    I love that you do this, but every time I leave it for later and end up never answering… so, this time I am doing it right away!

    Here are my answers πŸ˜‰

    Blog(s) rocking your world lately: coco+Kelley and A Cup of Jo

    Food you’re known for making: My specialty dishes are Strogonof (the brazilian adaption of the russian dish), spinach soufflet and empadinhas de queijo (some kind of cheese quiche)

    Last book you finished: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

    Saving up for: I am always saving up for vacation in Brazil (I am from Rio but live in Amsterdam, NL) and for my baby’s future!

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: answering this πŸ˜‰ (The analysis my boss is expecting me to deliver! Better get back to work)

    xx,
    A.

  11. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Yvestown + Bloesem
    Food you’re known for making: a family heirloom recipe for french onion soup
    Saving up for: a european vacation
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: paint my temp. art studio for this weekend’s open studio for GO Brooklyn
    The last book you read: … the closest to a book that I have had time for is the Sunday New York Times.

  12. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Little Chief Honeybee

    Food you’re known for making: Gelt cookies for Hanukkah

    Saving up for: A wedding!

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: find a wedding venue

    The last book you read: SEO: an hour a day

  13. for some strange reason i was thinking about this feature this morning and hoping you would do another one soon! great minds think alike πŸ™‚

    Blog(s) rocking your world lately:
    Young House Love, Little Green Notebook, Style by Emily Henderson, Amber Interiors

    Food you’re known for making: pesto chicken, chocolate chip bread pudding, baked brie – yum!

    Saving up for: a gorgeous piece of art to hang over the couch in my new apartment

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list:
    call Time Warner and give them a piece of my mind πŸ™‚

    The last book you read:
    “women who eat” – an amazing collection of short stories about food!

  14. Love these posts Mackenzie… hope you are having so much fun in NYC!

    Blog(s) rocking your world lately:
    http://jesslively.com/
    http://galmeetsglam.blogspot.com/ (she just got back from her honeymoon and all her pics of italy are making me jealous!)
    http://www.thedaybookblog.com/
    Food you’re known for making:
    couscous!
    Saving up for:
    new frye books. sigh….
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list:
    Its seems never ending but tackling my inbox!
    The last book you read:
    I’m rereading seven habits of highly effective people. Always a good reminder!

  15. Fun! I hope you’re having a good time in NYC today.

    Blogs rocking your world lately: Definitely Sequins & Stripes, Cheetah Is the New Black.
    Food you’re known for making: Homemade sauce + meatballs.
    Saving up for: Some big (yet to be announced) long-term changes.
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Pick up FedEx package full of supplies for a college fair I’m running on behalf of my alma mater.
    The last book you read: The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau.

  16. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: The Sketchbook by my friend Inslee, inslee.net, and Kellymarket.com
    Food you’re known for making: Filipino dishes my grandmother taught me to make
    Saving up for: a new computer
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: a nap πŸ™‚
    The last book you read: Deluxe: How luxury lost its luster

  17. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Making Magique! It soothes my Frenchy soul πŸ™‚ http://makingmagique.com/
    Food you’re known for making: Easy Pad Thai!
    Saving up for: My fall must have shopping list!
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list:
    The last book you read: Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess: Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Pretend-This-Never-Happened/dp/0399159010) Sooo good!!

    Hope you’re having a blast in NYC!! πŸ™‚

  18. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: A little self promotion but…mine! I just started blogging last week at http://evannclingan.blogspot.com/

    Food you’re known for making: Not much of a cook myself, but I make some good Cajun pasta.

    Saving up for: An iPad.

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Unpack from my Labor Day weekend trip.

    The last book you read: Bossypants by Tina Fey (laugh out loud funny!)

  19. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: A Beautiful Mess
    Food you’re known for making: chocolate chip cookies
    Saving up for: kitchen counter/floor redo!
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: lining up the rest of the week’s blog posts
    The last book you read: The Flight of Gemma Hardy (a retelling of Jane Eyre; sadly it was just OK)

  20. Blogs rocking my world: Eat Sleep Wear, Mimi+Meg
    Food your known for: French Toast
    Saving up for: A new bag – Celine or Balenciaga
    Something to cross off my list today: Organize my office….again!
    The last book I read: Bossypants by Tina Fey

    Love your blog and e-shop Mackenzie!!

  21. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Oh that is a tough one, I always turn back to Atlantic-Pacific but recently I have been loving Man Repeller and Pink Peonies [weird combo]
    Food you’re known for making: cupcakes, I literally just bought a new cupcake pan so I can cake more at the same time.
    Saving up for: well I am saving up for Hunter Rain Boots [because I really need them down here in Alabama] but I really want a new lens for my Canon Camera
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: cleaning and reorganizing my jewelry station
    The last book you read: Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

  22. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: One Fine Day

    Food you’re known for making: zucchini bread, pesto, and other baked goods!

    Saving up for: a pair of nice flats (tory all the way!)

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: laundry, ugh.

    The last book you read:that last hunger games book (so nerdy)!

  23. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Your’s as always- love it!

    Food you’re known for making: Blueberry Muffins

    Saving up for: A new watch

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: All my homework!

    The last book you read: Zeitoun

  24. Blog(s) rocking your world lately:Pink Peonies, Good Bones Great Pieces
    Food you’re known for making:cakes, cupcakes, anything with sugar
    Saving up for:J.crew leopard heels
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list:finish transition my closet to fall
    The last book you read:We bought a zoo

  25. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: HOP Interiors and The Everygirl(it’s not really a blog I know!..but I’m always on it!)
    Food you’re known for making: Stir-Fry or Fried Rice
    Saving up for: To start my own business
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Doing a back to school blog post.
    The last book you read:Jonathan Adler Happy Chic Accessorizing

    xXx
    Tola

  26. Love when you do these posts!

    Blog(s) rocking your world lately:

    http://www.fivekindsofhappy.com/
    http://recentlytheblog.blogspot.com/
    http://littlebitsoflovely.blogspot.com/

    Food you’re known for making: roasted veggies with garlic olive oil and lemon juice

    Saving up for:
    a great new camera!

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list:
    too many to list here!

    The last book you read:
    Gay Men Don’t Get Fat by Simon Doonan– hysterical!

  27. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Stripes & Sequins and The Love List
    Food you’re known for making: Key Lime Pie!
    Saving up for: An apartment in NYC (aaahhh one day!)
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: My next blog post
    The last book you read: Most Talkative by Andy Cohen!

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

  28. Blog(s) rocking your world lately:A Cup of Jo and Note to Self – two women that really know who they are and express it well!
    Food you’re known for making: avocado toast. Still working on that cooking thing..
    Saving up for: a trip to Europe (and the last semester of my college career!)
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list:class. class. class and reading for class. Exciting!
    The last book you read: Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller. It’s a thinker.

  29. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: My all-time favorite is http://www.kellehampton.com – Read Nella’s birth story. Wow.

    Food you’re known for making: My great aunt Peggy’s lasagna.

    Saving up for: Fall shopping – my favorite of the year.

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: I HAVE to get my nails done. So beyond need to get them done.

    The last book you read: Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

  30. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Style Me Swanky & In this Joyful Life
    Food you’re known for making: Chicken Parm
    Saving up for: wedding, new car, finishing the back patio, honeymoon
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: some Inventories for work (blah)
    The last book you read: Something Charming by Tinsely Mortimer – highly recommend!!

  31. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Classy Girls Wear Pearls and The College Prepster
    Food you’re known for making: Pork Tenderloin
    Saving up for: moving out and getting my own apartment
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: nailing my conference call! (fingers crossed)
    The last book you read: The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva

  32. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Classy Girls Wear Pearls
    Food you’re known for making: I don’t cook (often), but I make an amazing cheese plate!
    Saving up for: a Christmastime jaunt to Disneyland
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Introducing myself to all of my professors since its the first day of school!
    The last book you read: “Mrs. Kennedy and Me”, by Clint Hill

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

  33. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Atlantic-Pacific, and yours of course!

    Food you’re known for making: Anything with pumpkin! Making my first batch of pumpkin bread today.

    Saving up for: A Lilly Pulitzer murfee in either the NC or SC print.

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Finishing my med school applications.

    The last book you read: Gone Girl – a great read.

  34. Blog(s) rocking my world lately: Young House Love and A Cup of Jo

    Food I’m known for making: raspberry brownies

    Saving up for: wood floors for the house

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: put the laundry away

    The last book you read: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

  35. Blog(s) rocking my world lately: indieBerries, A Piece of Toast and note to self. πŸ™‚

    Food I’m known for making: cupcakes.. I think. That’s about the only thing I make.

    Saving up for: Nothing at the moment.

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Catch up Pretty Little Liars.

    The last book you read: Spud by John van de Ruit – a South African read.

  36. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Luella & June, Pink Peonies for sure!

    Food you’re known for making: A Greek spaghetti squash dish that my family adores

    Saving up for: An 18k gold stony quartz ring!

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Finishing up a work project

    The last book you read: “Matched” by Ally Condie – so good!

  37. Blog(s) rocking my world lately: Atlantic-Pacific; His Little Lady, Garry Pepper Vintage, My Mother Fucked Mick Jagger

    Food I’m known for making: bruschettes; mexican food

    Saving up for: our wedding rings

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: studying whole day for my exam

    The last book you read: Since I’m a law student, I usually don’t have strength or time to read almost anything besides my exam literature πŸ™‚

  38. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Note to Self. I can’t believe I wasn’t following it all this time!

    Food you’re known for making: Well, not a whole lot to be honest! My husband says I’m good at baked pasta dishes. I’m also known to make a cake pop or two.

    Saving up for: Possibly a new dryer. Least exciting thing ever.

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: I have a bunch of homework to create for my students- fun for me, not so much for them!

    The last book you read: By Invitation Only by the Gilt Groupe girls. Very inspiring!

  39. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Sunday Suppers
    Food you’re known for making: Bolongese
    Saving up for: BABY! (and a YSL bag!)
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: cleaning out my closet in the baby’s nursery
    The last book you read: The Slight Edge

  40. Blogs rockin’ my world lately: La Mia Vita Blog (http://www.lamiavitablog.com/) .. if you have even the slightest case of Wanderlust .. it’s a must read.
    Food you’re known for making: homemade apple pie with an elegant lattice crust, but of course πŸ˜‰
    Last book you finished: Onward written by Starbucks ceo Howard Shultz

    Saving up for: a classy gold watch, I just can’t decide which one!
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: first week of classes assignments … joy.

    *Enjoy NYC πŸ™‚ xo

  41. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: I’m really excited about Alaina’s new place updates at Live Creating Yourself. And Dead White Guy’s Lit cracks me up, even though I’ve barely read any of the books she talks about.

    Food you’re known for making: Honey Balsamic Chicken and dessert everything.

    Saving up for: Jeez, I feel like I’ve been hemorrhaging money lately … Current priorities are new bedroom furniture and a new rug.

    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: I woke up remembering that my electric bill might possibly be overdue, so I guess I should take care of that …

    The last book you read: The Sociopath Next Door, which was fascinating. I’m almost done with Diane Keaton’s memoir Then Again, but I’m having trouble wrapping it up.

    Have a blast in NYC, Mackenzie!

  42. Blog(s) rocking your world lately: Pink Peonies for sure
    Food you’re known for making: Veggie burgers and chocolate chip pancakes!
    Saving up for: hmm not sure. Hawaii trip in Jan maybe??
    Something you want to cross off today’s to do list: Take pants to the tailor!
    The last book you read: What Remains by Carole Radziwill…Amazing!