Hi there! Thanks for stopping by.
I’m Neely, the girl behind It Starts With Coffee, formerly, A Complete Waste of Makeup. I am a 30 Something Dallas Lifestyle and Beauty Blogger. I have lived in the great state of Texas my entire life, and I absolutely love it here. I married my husband Andrew (known on the blog as A, Andrew or Husband) in October of 2014, and we moved into our first home in the suburbs that following April. In February of 2017 we welcomed our first child, a baby boy!
Subjects you will find me blogging about: Beauty, Food, Fitness, Organization, Blogging Tips, and my everyday life as a wife and new mom.
My full time job is blogging, and I also help local businesses with their social media on a freelance basis. From time to time you may see my work in several local and national publications.
One of my biggest passions is helping other bloggers grow their blogs and brands. I offer a few courses monthly on just that, and you can find more information about that here.
When I’m not working you can find me hanging with my little fam, working out, decorating our home, reading, binge watching something on Netflix, and usually drinking coffee. I am more likely found at home with my husband and baby, cooking and enjoying a glass of wine versus being out at a bar.
I am known to sing loudly in my car to Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Counting Crows. I am also known to recite entire episodes of Friends.
I mostly listen to sports radio or podcasts, and I am a huge football fanatic.
Handbags over shoes and workout clothes over regular clothes any day.
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