September Blog Challenge!

You guys, I have been majorly slacking on my blogging lately. With good reason, I must say, as we have some exciting things happening that, while I am not quite at liberty to share yet, I will soon. No, not pregnant. Exciting things still though, nonetheless. Regardless of being so busy we feel like we can barely stop to take a breath, when I saw this blog challenge I decided to hop on board, because honestly, one of the areas of blogging I struggle most with is generating a schedule. I have lots of random ideas floating around in my head, and often intend to sit down to write, only to having a clingy one year old crying at my leg, or banging on the keyboard, or a husband asking me to watch a movie with him. First world problems, am I right? Usually when my blogging gets neglected, it is because family and life is happening, and those things always take priority! Still, this challenge is a great way to help me look out to the future, and keep on top of my blogging a bit more. And, as always, it is super fun for bloggers to open up a bit more and teach readers a bit more about our lives behind the scenes!

The Blog-tember Daily Prompts:
Tuesday, Sept. 1: Introduce yourself however you like! Pics, vlog, collage, your choice 🙂
Wednesday, Sept. 2: Describe your ideal day. Where would you go and what would you do?
Thursday, Sept. 3: Create a collage or inspiration/mood board that describes your blog.
Friday, Sept. 4: What are you passionate about?
Saturday, Sept. 5: Put your iTunes/music player on shuffle and share the first 10 songs that play.
Sunday, Sept. 6: Share your style. What fashion trends do you love, frequent, or avoid?
Monday, Sept. 7: Tell us about your blog name. Where did it come from?
Tuesday, Sept. 8: Tell us about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite and what does it say about you?
Wednesday, Sept. 9: Write a letter to sixteen-year-old you. Any advice or funny stories?
Thursday, Sept. 10: 10 items off your bucket list. If you haven’t made one, now’s a good time to start!
Friday, Sept. 11: It’s a Friday night and you decide to stay in. What do you do?
Saturday, Sept. 12: What are you up to currently? I have examples here and here.
Sunday, Sept. 13: Create a collage or inspiration/mood board for this season in your life.
Monday, Sept. 14: The 5 books that have impacted your life the most.
Tuesday, Sept. 15: What’s in your bag? Pick up your purse and peruse its contents, then share with us!
Wednesday, Sept. 16: The real you vs. the online you. Are they the same or different?
Thursday, Sept. 17: Just for fun, your latest obsession. What can you not get enough of these days?
Friday, Sept. 18: Record a VLOG! It can be about anything you’d like!
Saturday, Sept. 19: Tell us about one of the best days of your life.
Sunday, Sept. 20: It’s guilty pleasure time! Shows, books, songs, foods, whatever it may be.
Monday, Sept. 21: A favorite quote/expression and how it has impacted you.
Tuesday, Sept. 22: Get creative! Sketch, paint, dance, play music, whatever then give us a glimpse.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: Grab a guest post. Recruit a friend or fellow blogger to share on your space for the day.
Thursday, Sept. 24: Shout out five of your favorite bloggers. Who are your regular reads?
Friday, Sept. 25: Three songs you are connecting with right now.
Saturday, Sept. 26: What’s on your to-reading list, and what have you recently read? 
Sunday, Sept. 27: What’s on your wish list? Be sure to include links so we can shop too 😉
Monday, Sept. 28: A day in the life. Take us through it with you.
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Write your own list of 10 blog topics to inspire us next month.
Wednesday, Sept. 30: A farewell coffee date. Take some time to breath, sip a warm drink, and share with your new blogging buddies. If you’d like a prompt: how did the Blog-tember Challenge go for you? Any surprises? What was your favorite prompt, or what would you like to see included next time?


Obviously, day one is easy. I could talk about myself all day (ha ha) To cover the basics, though:

I’m Mackensey 🙂

1. I am a mama to the sweetest one year old boy, and wife of two years to my husband. 
2. I work in community health as a program specialist for a childhood obesity collaborative.
3. I will have my MBA degree as of December 17th (but who’s counting down , right?) I am driven and eager to grow and excel in my career.
4. I am tall. 6 feet tall. And everyone likes to point it out. I have finally learned to just embrace it and enjoy the view and fresh air up here 😉
5. My life revolves around my family, my career, and my faith. And a lot of coffee.
If you follow me on instagram, you will basically find a lot of this:


When I am not obsessing over my child and buying him an obnoxious amount of seasonal/festive baby pajamas, you will find me doing this:

Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. I love me some coffee. My husband and bank account may say otherwise, but coffee makes me happy, and so do baby pajamas. So, if either of those things appeal to you, I suggest you follow me on instagram @mackenseys
Follow along with me throughout this challenge, and hashtag# your posts on instagram with #blogtemberchallenge so others can see what you are up to! 

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    Hot Tea and the Empty Seat
    September 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    OMGOSH. Your little boy is the cutest! I am almost 4 months pregnant and already take way too many photos of the bump, haha! Also love coffee so much. Although with being pregnant and SO sick, I haven't been able to enjoy it a lot lately but hopefully that will change the time the PSL rolls around 😉 Also, my husband and I have been married two years as well. So glad I found your blog through the blogtember linkup!

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    Mackensey Stang
    September 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    thank you! pregnancy seriously flies by, it may not always feel like it, but looking back I can't believe that it has been so long since I was rocking the cute baby bump! Hopefully that sickness subsides soon, I know the PSL is officially out and for sale! I may have already had two since the release.. 🙂

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    Rachel Dawson
    September 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    You have the CUTEST lil fam. So good to stumble across your blog through this challenge–excited to keep following along with you 🙂

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    Michelle Lucas
    September 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I love all your pics! and I'm so glad I've found you {but you found me first! :)}
    AND…our babies are so close in age!! We just had 1 year bday party at our house this past weekend!
    Happy blogging! Can't wait to see what you have to say in the rest of the posts!

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    Kristie McCollum
    September 1, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Your son is adorb!!! Excited to follow along and participate with you on this journey! Stay encouraged mama!

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    Victoria Strader
    September 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Okay y'all are just the cutest little family ever! 🙂 Hello from the Blogtember challenge!

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    Owen Ross Davis
    September 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Loved learning more about you! So jealous you are 6 feet tall. I'm 5'8" and used to prayyyyy to be taller when I was playing volleyball in high school!

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