Today I am interviewing the lovely Amber Fillerup Clark – my blogging inspiration! I bet hands down you have been scrolling through Pinterest and pinned one of her hair tutorials. This braid queen lives in NYC with her family and runs Barefoot Blonde , a blog full of hair how-to’s, fashion and beauty. Amber often travels with her little ones and has totally motivated me to try taking a trip with Macy this year. Check out her Instagram to follow their life and travels. I always look forward to her posts and the amazing pics her husband David takes.Love watching her grow and hit the 1 million followers on Instagram! Shows bloggers that hard work pays off. See below for mine and Amber’s little interview!
1.How did you get started blogging? I started blogging back in college while living in Provo, UT over 5 years ago. I was attending cosmetology school and wanted to have a creative outlet for my passions of fashion and beauty. It began more as a hobby and over the next couple years, I began working with well known companies and establishing my brand. I then started working on my blog full time and putting all my time and energy into it. I am fortunate enough to be able to do what I love each day while providing for my family.
2. What is your advice for bloggers starting out? Your 1.2 million followers on Instagram is pretty impressive and is every bloggers dream! Be patient. It takes a LOT of time to build a following so don’t feel like quitting after just 6 months or so because you still don’t have the results you planned for. You will have to invest a lot of time with little to zero return for a while so that’s why it helps if you love what you’re blogging about.
3. You are Pinterest famous for your hair! What’s your favourite products for keeping it so healthy and looking great? My favorite hair products are: Kevin Murphy Angel Rinse Shampoo and Conditioner, Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, Oribe Beach Wave and Shine Spray, Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, Bumble and Bumble Blow Dry Repair and Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment.
4. Living in the Big Apple what do you love to do and what are your favourite places? We love going out as a family whether it is going to the Central Park to play or going to get a quick bite to eat. Our favorite places to eat are Norma’s, Sarabeth’s, Jacob’s Pickles, and Joe’s Pizza.
5. I know I have a hard time balancing university and Macy I hardly can make time for blogging anymore – How do you balance it all as a mama of two! I think what helps me balance blogging and mom life is the fact that I incorporate a lot of my work with our lifestyle. If I have a photo shoot to do, we will all get ready and go out as a family and do it along the way. Most of the time, we get content for the blog while we are just out and about in the city each day. It makes it fun for us all while still being productive.
Thanks again Amber for chatting with me! Excited to see whats in store for Barefoot Blonde this year!