About Me

About the Author


blond girl at zoo with zebras

I’m Maggie Gnadt, the creator behind Cup of Maggie. I’m a 20-something working professional, cat mom of 2, and lover of all things pizza.

A little more about me:

I work full time as a digital marketer for an internet marketing company based out of Syracuse, New York. Before that, I came from a job doing PR for a non-profit music festival. Safe to say, coming from a traditional media background into the fast paced, digital world of SEO and content marketing, it was a bit of a culture shock! But if you don’t learn anything else about me, just know that I’ve always had a need to broaden my horizons, and I LOVE a challenge.

My two cats, Banana and Cappuccino, are the lights of my life (followed closely by my boyfriend), so you’ll definitely be seeing a lot of them on here!

I met my boyfriend Mike when we both worked together at Subway. We’ve been together about 3 years, and it’s safe to say that we share the sandwich making duties at home 😉 He and I love experimenting in the kitchen, and I’m so excited to be able to share that with you all.

I’m a diehard Buffy fan, own every Cardi B record, and love finding an earmarked Stephen King novel at my local thrift store. I’ve probably seen The Princess Bride more times than I could count. I love watching taped episodes of the Phil Donahue Show on YouTube, and then switching up to binge my favorite beauty gurus. I’ve got an old soul with an appreciation for modern pop culture- I’m always on the lookout for my next new obsession!

About the blog

Interacting with bloggers on a daily basis as part of my job reignited my passion for creation in all forms, and I’m so happy I’ve taken the step to start my own blog! One thing I have noticed is although totally inspo-worthy, a lot of lifestyle blogs cater to a luxury lifestyle that just isn’t realistic for most people, especially someone like me just starting out in life.

I don’t know about anyone else, but it’s tough to find a blog to identify with when everyone seems to live this carefree life full of expensive clothes and makeup and vacations. I created Cup of Maggie for the people like me, who want to look good and live life to the fullest but are still chipping away at those student loans and thinking about rent at the same time (cry laughing). Let’s put the “real life” back into lifestyle blogging!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you stay awhile <3

Keep it real,