Hi there! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I can’t hold it in any longer so without further ado, I’m excited to announce that I will be joining the Alabama Women Bloggers as the Blogger of the Month Correspondent! I have been working with these ladies for a couple of weeks now, preparing and learning the ins and outs and I have loved getting to know them. I’ve also met some pretty incredible Alabama Bloggers that I didn’t even know existed. Who knew there were so many? I have also been re-branding and gained a few new followers lately, so I have been wanting to reintroduce myself to all of the newbies. I’m excited to get reacquainted with some of you and get to know others for the first time. So here is a little about me…
|Lauri Ann Photography|
My name is Logan and I blog at Logan Can (formally, Southern Sunflowers and Coffee Beans) about my life as a new mom, fashion, books, fitness and whatever else comes to my mind.. My birthday is August 8th, 1988…Can you guess what my lucky number is? I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now, although I have taken two mini breaks in between – once when I was really sick during my pregnancy and again right after I had my sweet Hampton. I started blogging to write book reviews, because I’m a bit of a book hoarder lover, and to journal my life as a newlywed. It quickly became an outlet for my writing/journaling and I have loved every minute of it. I wasn’t expecting to become friends with so many amazing women. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a “blogging community” until I was several months into blogging. That is when I discovered link-ups and found all types of different bloggers that I had something in common with. We started emailing, tweeting, talking on the phone etc. and have formed actual friendships.
I was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, where I have lived my entire life – other than a few months that I lived in Auburn during my college years.
I married Ryan in October 2011. After 9 months of trying, several needles, and a few medications I became pregnant with my precious baby boy. He was born October 24, 2013. October is a pretty big month for us. My boys have been my biggest blessings. They bring me so much joy and laughter every day.
I graduated college in May 2011 with a degree in psychology. I had every intention on going back after getting married, but I still haven’t started back. I am kind of weird and actually enjoyed school. Especially my major. I have a heart for helping people and I feel like that is a huge calling in my life. Over the past few years, God has revealed that to me more and more because of certain people and situations he has placed in my life. I love to encourage others and give them hope. I would love to go back to school and become a counselor or a Psychologist, I just haven’t done it yet. Since graduation day – literally – I have worked as a web content manager for local restaurants and lawyers. It’s boring, but allows me to be home with Hampton while still bringing in the bacon.
I love to travel with my husband. It is a huge passion of ours. We actually just got back from a quick trip to Orlando. We love to visit new places and see new things. There are so many places I would love to move to, but you know that saying “there’s no place like home.” It’s true. I would miss our families so much if we moved, however, nothing is certain and we could move at any moment with Ryan’s slightly unpredictable job. We went to London and Paris for our honeymoon and it was one of the best memories of my life. It still feels like a dream that we went there. I feel like I could adapt to living in either of those cities. I’ve also always thought it would be so neat to live in California. Either the San Francisco area or maybe even Napa Valley. Speaking of, we are planning a trip to San Fran in the fall! We are so excited. I’m pretty adaptable, so I think I could really live anywhere, but I do think it would be tough to be too far away from our family.
As far as entertainment, I love, love, love to read, so when I get a free moment I usually turn to a book. When I’m not in the mood to read, I do turn on the T.V. to either Gilmore Girls or New Girl. I love the quick smart humor that GG gives us. Plus, it’s the best written show in the world. How can you not love it? I am also a huge movie buff. I thank my dad for that. It’s in my blood. I love any and all chick flicks, comedies and some action movies. I can’t handle all of that sci-fi mess. it’s definitely not my thing.
I actually have a whole post written on music and have yet to hit that Publish button. I am not really sure why. I’ll post it soon because I love music. I grew up dancing and continued to dance all through college. I have been exposed to so many genres of music over my life and have an extremely wide variety of taste. I was also raised by this man named Tommy, my dad, who forced me to listen to all things 70’s rock and old country. Thanks, dad. Side note, he was on tour with Molly Hatchet. If you don’t know who they are, google them. Needless to say, some of my favorites are: Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffet, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Red Hot Chili Peppers….I could go on all day. Seriously. Be on the lookout for my post on music later next week.
My dream job is to become a travel blogger or write for a travel magazine. I can’t imagine how amazing that would be. To actually get paid to travel and write about food, museums, hotels, etc. I mean, I would do that for free. Can you imagine getting paid to do it? I follow so many successful travel blogs and they amaze and inspire me.
|Lauri Ann Photography|
This year, I am most looking forward to our trips to Chicago and San Francisco, watching my baby grow during his first year of life (he is changing so much every day), celebrating our 3rd anniversary, and hopefully growing this blog space of mine. I am venturing out and starting to do a little bit of fashion blogging (if you haven’t already noticed) and it has been a lot of fun. They have become some of my favorite posts, and according to my stats, they are your favorites as well. I am really looking forward to getting to know more of you, and of course all of my Alabama ladies! I will be hunting down Bloggers of the Month every month and working with them, so be on the lookout for me! I’ve already enjoyed getting to know our June Blogger of the Month. Be sure to stop by and say hello to Catherine. She is kind of awesome.
If you want to learn more, read the facts of me.
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What are you looking forward to this year? What do you love most about blogging?
fun post! i loved learning more about you. yay travel! and that last pic, so cute! and i'm so jealous you're going to san fran! hope you blog about it!
Louida Martin says
So awesome to meet you Logan! Yes you need to visit San Francisco, it's a beautiful place. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and there is no place like home.
Blogging is so much fun being able to meet new people and build relationships from it. I have been blogging since 2008 and I have met so many incredible people!
Alli Smith says
Congrats and I love learning more about you!
Assignment Amanda says
Nice to meet you Logan, Congrats on you new role in ALWB!
Brittney, Breaking Free says
I live in Alabama too and graduated from AUM last year…how cool is that!!!
Aimee Fauci says
Congrats on everything! I to had several needs before I got prego w my first child. It was tough.. mentally and physically!
Helene in Between says
that is so exciting Logan!! congrats!! and i love posts about geting to know you!
As a pretty new reader of your blog, I loved this post–I love getting to know my fellow bloggers! 🙂 And as a travel blogger, I totally agree with you: I would write about all of my travels for free…but it sure is nice to get what I love for free or a super discount! 🙂
Renée @ The Good Hearted Woman says
This is my first visit to your blog – what a great introduction! I love getting to know my fellow bloggers and learning about what inspires them.
Life with Amberly says
Fun to learn a little bit more about you 🙂 Thanks!
Miranda Myrabev says
Fun post, getting to know more about you. Visit us in London again x
Blogger Ash says
Love the rebrand and great to get to know more about it! I was a dancer too!
~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
Since you love books, what is your favorite book of 2014?
I love this post! It's so great to get to know about more about you!! Your family is so cute!
This is a great post! Thank you for sharing with us 🙂 I hope you have a lot of fun on your trips!
Miranda Ronevich says
Thanks for the reintroduction! October is definitely the BEST month (my birthday is the 11th). How sweet is your little family? Such an exciting opportunity! I wish you the best of luck!
Rebekah Clarke says
Great post and beautiful family! Leopard print is my favorite too!
Love getting to know you more! Great post!
Mandy@ a sorta fairytale says
Super fun getting to know you a little better!! I'd also love to be a travel blogger.. definitely sounds like a dream job to me!! Maybe one day 🙂
I love this, that family photo is adorable!
Caity @ Adventures Abroad Blog says
Nice getting to know you! It's a dream of mine too, to somehow become a travel blogger – it's still not even real to me that some people get paid to live the worldly life like that!!
Christine Mondy says
I would love to be a travel blogger and get paid to travel the world. I've always wanted Samantha Brown's job on the Travel Channel, but I haven't seen her lately and wonder if she is still on there. I love that last pic of your family!
Bailey K. | Let Birds Fly says
It's nice to get to know you! I share the same passion as you do regarding travel, and I actually DO have a travel blog! 🙂 I've scored some free travel recently, but not necessarily because I'm a blogger. Still working on that. Haha!
Ralph Marion says
Wow!! It's amazing to see how many different things you are into. I'm a big music fan as well. Jazz, hip hop, blues, rock, classical are some of my favorite genres. I love to dance as well, and I'm hoping to get back into it this year. That is actually how my fiancé and I started dating was when she say me at my dance recitals
Welcome back to the blogosphere, Logan. Your family is beautiful and all of your hobbies are amazing! x
Rachel Lynn says
I am a HUGE bookworm too! It's definitely the best form of entertainment in my opinion. 🙂
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Deidre Miller says
So fun to learn about you. I love to dance too! It is my passion beyond passion.
Starr Joy says
Sounds awesome! Dance and book hoarding are right up my alley! Your family is adorable!
Alicia Snow says
Umm let's be best friends?
Debbie Arnold says
Great to "meet" you. Thanks for taking on this responsibility with ALWB. I am one of the admins with ARWB so if I can ever assist in any way, please feel free to call upon me. Debbie diningwithdebbie.net
Thank you so much, Debbie!
Congrats!! Super excited for you and your new gig! 🙂 And loved learning more about you.
Woot woot! Happy dance for you, that's so fun!
Raised Southern says
I'm so happy to have you apart of our ALWB team Logan! I think you are a wonderful addition to our great team! Thank you so much for accepting the opportunity! You're doing a great job!
It's great to meet you! Your baby and I have the same birthday and that made me smile, but our mutual interest and degrees in psychology definitely peaks my interest. I like your writing style and openness. I'm looking forward to reading more about another Alabama lady!