What I… Bailey Schneider of Vanilla Blonde

Today I am so pleased share this interview with Bailey Schneider, well-known radio and tv personality! She is well known in Johannesburg, South Africa as a radio presenter on 94.7 Highveld Stereo. She also voices adverts for radio and television, corporate videos and animation and does work as a presenter and emcee. Bailey blogs over at Vanilla Blonde where she shares snippets of her personal life and all the things that make her sparkle! Take it away Bailey…

What I…


I know that being happy is a choice – life happens to each and everyone of us. Good things; bad things and it’s how we choose to deal with them that molds who we are and builds our strength and characters. There’s a reason I’m called Little Miss Sunshine – it’s because I choose what affects me and what doesn’t. I know decent men really do exist and that if you love yourself enough and know you are worth the best, you’ll receive the best. I know that if you really believe in yourself, you will achieve exactly what you want to. I know that everyone needs love, affection and kindness.



I love my friends, my family and boy have I been blessed with the most amazing people in my life. I love my English Bulldog puppy, Duke – his puppy breath is too gorgeous. I love photography and learning new techniques on my SLR. I love cooking and baking and having those delicious smells waft through my apartment. I love the smell of rain and freshly baked bread. I love eating cold litchis, nectarines or watermelon on the grass in the hot summer sun. I love Vanilla Tea. I love traveling to new places experiencing all the sights, cultures, architecture, food and music.



I love suspense thrillers and crime novels. My favourite authors are James Patterson, Nicci French, Michael Connelly, Lisa Gardner and even Mary Higgins Clark. I used to read a novel every single week and I need to get back into doing that. I also love reading blogs. I have a blog roll on my blog of the blogs I read daily and I’m always looking for new blogs to add to that list.



A dishwasher. Oh yes… that would be fantastic. I want a new lens for my Canon camera. I want a new home that has a gorgeous garden and has far more space. I want to be able to eat endless amounts of Toblerone without putting on weight *sigh* Wouldn’t that be lovely? I want to present a TV show and have my radio show continue in it’s great success. I want my blog to grow. I want to finish writing my own novel and I want to travel. I want to be successful, happy and know that I have always tried and done my best.



I love fashion… especially shoes (they always fit.) I like to be comfortably stylish. I also dress according to my mood. There are days when I throw on a good pair of jeans and a tee and there are days when I pull out the dress and red lipstick. I think accessories are a must, from lavish jewelry to colourful scarves and trendy hats. I always wear sun screen and wouldn’t leave the house without mascara on.

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I need to achieve my goal this year in getting to my goal weight. I need to lose 7kgs and I will be so proud. I need love. I need a good hug every day and I need to be around my loved ones all the time. I need to laugh as much as possible – it just makes my day. Speaking of… I need my B&K moments with my best friend Karolina. She is my soul sister and we have a unique, incredible friendship. I need sunshine and a cup of vanilla tea every day.


Thank you bubbly Bailey for such a stunning interview. I find this such a great way to get to know someone on the other side of the computer!

This is a weekly series where I feature the answers to my “What I…” questions of various inspirational bloggers. To read more of these interviews click here. To take part please contact me here.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. I follow Bailey’s blog and it is amazing the amount of positivity she exudes. Such an inspiration to myself and tons more people!

  2. WOW!!!
    I wrote this a while ago and it is FASCINATING to go back and read!
    It’s amazing to see how much has come true and how much I have actually achieved that I wanted to – like losing weight and not just 7 kgs – nearly 15kgs, getting my own radio show on 2Oceansvibe radio, having my blog grow and expand into a YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/vanillablondebailey) and at the same time, also still seeing that my essence is the same.
    THANK YOU for reminding me and making me look back!

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