Tuesday, March 14, 2017

5 tips on starting a blog!

Hey y'all! Today I'm here to give you some tips on starting a blog, and I'm going to be honest and tell you that this is my 3rd blog! Yes, I had two blogs before this that completely failed! Why? because I didn't do much research. Sure, I read tons of blogs but I had no idea on how to start one. So here are a few tips!

  1. Love your layout. If you don't love the look of your blog, you won't want to post. I purchased a layout from Designer Blogs for only $15, and the result was this. Inspiration to post, knowing that I had put a few dollars into this blog and that it was looking fabulous!
  2. Make it personal. Start off with an "about me" page. Tell your readers a little bit about yourself, so they can have a more personal connection to your blog. Blog about YOU! Travel diaries, things I'm loving and Get ready with me are SO popular!
  3. Connect. I can't stress this enough. Make a contact page! That way people can reach out to you about post ideas and maybe even ask you to rep or sponsor their company for product! You can also collab, which brings me into my next tip. 
  4. Collab. If you love a certain blogger that is around your age and want to grow your blog, reach out to them! tell them you'd like to collab and you can form a great online friendship! Collabs are so fun, and you can meet new people!
  5. Link your blog. Start an instagram page for your blog, and spread the word! If people see that you have a blog with an interesting post going up, chances are they'll click the link in your bio! It's honestly the way I get most of my viewers! 
I hope y'all enjoyed that post! If you're thinking about starting a blog, Do it! Contact me if you'd like to collab or work together and I will happily respond!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

7 experiences to enjoy- GOMO

Hey y'all! So today I've been inspired by Eventbrite for GOMO- Go out more often! They focus on experiences, not things, and have a great free online registration software to help you plan experiances with friends and family. When I heard this idea, I was thrilled to write this post! Here are 7 experiences in the upcoming Spring months, or before Winter ends! I'm SO thrilled for good weather, and Spring time! But, Winter's almost over and here are a few things you can do to wrap up the winter season, and maybe start out Spring!
  1. Go sledding! Maybe there's snow, or not; but you can always go "sledding" down hills if you'd like. Where I'm at, there's still that little bit of snow left on the ground so I'm hoping maybe one more time I can sled this winter!
  2. Go to brunch! It's so fun to go to brunch with your family or friends! I love brunch, it's a super fun and delicious way to enjoy company!
  3. Go to a concert! I love concerts and I was lucky enough to go to Miranda Lambert in Feburary and it was so fun! Concerts are my fav- and they are so fun!
  4. Go to an arcade with friends or family! When it's cold out, I love going to arcades with younger family friends! Its so much fun!
  5. Hiking! It's starting to get warmer, so you can always start to hike this Spring! Hiking is not exactly my thing, but may be something I try this Spring or Summer.
  6. Try out new places! I love taking my dog, Daisy- Belle to new places; such as new trails and parks to take her on walks! It is so fun to try new places!
  7. Go a different way! Do you and your family always go out to the same restaurant for dinner? Maybe suggest that you change it up a little and go somewhere else!
Hope y'all enjoyed this post! Thank you to Eventbrite for reaching out to me in inspiring this post!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

10 ways to worship God

Happy Valentine's Day y'all! Though you may not have your one true valentine, always remember how much GOD LOVES YOU! I know it's hard to remember that sometimes, but it is true! I make sure to never forget it! I know you may be thinking "How do I incorporate God into my everyday life, when I already have a totally packed schedule?" Well, what would you say if I told you I'm giving you 10 ways to worship God that can take less than 15 minutes each day! Think- that's 15 minutes you could be spending on your phone, waiting in the Starbucks line or online shopping. I admit- I am guilty of ALL these things! But I make sure to set aside time to worship God everyday- and you can too!
  1. Pray- Praying is totally up to you- however you want to do it! we all pray differently
  2. Write- You can write prayers, a list of things you're thankful god has given you, letters to god- anything really!
  3. Draw- You can draw out verses, (I LOVE John 3:16, Matthew 5:14, Genesis 21:22 and Romans 8:18- SO MANY MORE!) 
  4. Sing- If you like to sing, you can sing out songs you hear in church (if you attend), look some up on YouTube, or even write your own
  5. Dance- you can also dance to these songs! 
  6. Bible Journal- I recently started bible journaling and I love it! You can do 1 page, or 20! Totally up to you! It's also a great way to be creative when writing! (I prefer bibles with wide margins for this reason!)
  7. Read- You can read daily devotionals, or blog posts and such, or just read the bible!
  8. Do activities on your phone- I use the Holy Bible app and love it! That way, I can read the daily bible verse and you can start plans to read devotionals, too!
  9.  Spread God's Word- You can always tell your friends about God, and how he impacts your life in so many ways. It can change their life, you know.
  10. Go to some form of church- I know this one might not work for all of your busy schedules, but I go to a Youth Group and I enjoy it so much! You can also watch YouTube videos to inspire you and it always makes me feel good too!
Hope y'all enjoyed this post! I'll hopefully be putting up a Valentine's Day Review tomorrow!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentines Day Outfit Ideas

Hey y'all! It is almost V-DAY! Yippee! I love Valentines Day- it makes February much more fun! So, here are a few Valentines Day outfit ideas, and some are SO affordable!

Pink Glitter Kendra Scott Inspired Necklace- $13.50
I love this necklace SO much! It is so cute, and at a great price!

Jadelynn Brooke Love You More than I can Bear shirt- $39
This shirt is SO adorable! Love the pun! ;)
Better Sweater® 1/4-Zip Fleece in Raw Linen
Monogrammed Patagonia 1/4 zip- $99
This has been on my list for the longest time! It is sooo pretty, and the monogram totally makes it complete!
Too Good To Say Goodbye Top
Monday Dress Pink Top- $29.99
This top is so cute, and perfect for valentines day!

JLB bow back leggings- $49
It's so hard not to be obsessed with these leggings! They are a need!

I hope y'all enjoyed this post! Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 27, 2017

4 shows to become obsessed with on Netflix!

Here we go! Hey y'all! Today I thought I'd do a post on NETFLIX. If any of y'all are bored this winter, I suggest starting a few shows on Netflix! Here are my Top 4.

4. Gilmore Girls
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The quote "I like coffee with my oxygen" is always a quote to live by! Rory Gilmore is amazing, and this classic is so easily loved!
3. Friends
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Another classic. If you've never seen an episode, please enjoy 26 minutes of pure happiness when watching friends! The funny moments are endless, and one of the most popular shows of the '90s is forever one of my faves!
2. The Office.
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Oh. Yes. I love the office. No other words needed. But if you're looking for a good laugh, the office. The office.
1. Grey's Anatomy
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Grey's Anatomy is my all time fave. This show that's not just "people in scrubs" will captivate your heart, one episode at a time! Warning- you may want to be a surgeon after 13 seasons of the best. show. ever.


Monday, January 2, 2017

My Jan. 2017 Playlist

Hey y'all! I hope you had a great holiday, and end of 2016! Happy '17!

Here's a new post i'm starting for 2017- my monthly playlist! Here are a few I'm loving!
Old Dominion
Justin Beiber
Kelsea Ballerini
Grace Vanderwaal
Florida Georgia Line

Here's to a happy 2017, filled with lots of good!

Friday, December 16, 2016

7 Christmas Gifts to GIVE 2016

Hey y'all! I'm so excited for Christmas to come, and I love giving gifts to my friends and family!

Love Your Melon Cuffed Beanie// $30- Not only a cute hat for the winter coming up, but part of the proceeds go to fund childhood cancer
Lilly Pulitzer Earbuds// $20- after receiving these as a birthday gift this October, I use them all the time! They are such a cute gift!
Jadelynn Brooke Water Bottle// $18- As a lover of JLB, this water bottle is so cute! 
Lululemon headband//$14- Perfect headbands that I absolutely LOVE! Actually wearing one right now, so a must wear for a casual day
Blogging day mug// MY. ALL. TIME. FAVORITE. MUG! I love this mug and as a blogger, I'm pretty much obsessed
The Fault In Our Stars Book// A very good read! I love TFIOS, and for any reader or friend who hasn't read this book, it really is a great one!
Any Evelyn Henson Prints// Super cute art by Evelyn and are so colorful and cute to brighten up any room!