I’ve been blogging for over 4 years (which is CRAZY… my brand & style has come a longg way from the beginning lol) but I feel like I still have soo much to learn about creating content. It can feel overwhelming because there are so many different resources out there – but I don’t want to spend money or time on something that won’t actually work. Recently I’ve been wanting to take a step forward with my blog because I feel like I’ve almost been in a plateau for the last year/few months.
That’s where LadyBossBlogger comes in! I had heard about their courses before so when I had the opportunity to collaborate with them and take the Grow Christian Blog course I was really excited! To be honest, in the back of my mind, I thought “maybe this will be like the other stuff about blogging I’ve heard over and over… be patient, connect with other blogs, etc”. That’s where I was wrong. I learned so many new things that I had never heard before that I can’t wait to share with you guys!
Self care can seem overwhelming and hard to incorporate into our busy daily routines, but that’s not true. In this post, I’ll share several simple ways to incorporate self care into your daily routine that aren’t hard or complicated and don’t require extra time and money.
I’ve been part of a blogging group called the blogger squad for about a month now with some amazing blogger friends! We decided to do a collab with a focus on self care. I’ll link all their blogs so you can go read their posts as well :))
Hey friends! I am SO EXCITED for today’s post (I say that every time, but I really have been looking forward to this post for a while). It’s a collab with Ainsley, whose blog is super cute & I’m obsessed with all her posts.We’re both sharing our winter essentials so make sure you check out her post :)) Even though it doesn’t get too cold here in Florida I definitely have severalessentials for this season.
Beanies are so cute and they’re perfect for when your hair is greasy or you’re having a bad hair day hahaha.
Sweatpants are one of my favorite things in my closet!! They’re so cozy and soft and perfect for days when you want to feel like you’re in bed all day.
Gotta keep your feet warm too! These are so cute and I wear fuzzy socks all the time so they’re definitely one of my essentials for the winter season.
I love an oversized sweater because you can just throw it on to warm an outfit up or add something fun to it. Plus it’s super comfy and soft and can even make sweatpants look put together.
Perfect to curl up with while you hold a mug of hot chocolate and watch a christmas movie. I absolutely love these blankets and they’re one of my essentials year round if I’m honest.
If you go buy only one thing on this list, buy some carmex!! Your lips will thank you, I promise. I don’t know about you, but my lips get so chapped in the winter weather and I hate it. Carmex is super cheap but it works so well and I put it on every single morning. You can keep it in your backpack, purse, makeup bag, literally anywhere!
starbucks of course
I had to add this because if you know me or have read my blog for a long time you know I absolutely love coffee any time of the year. Iced coffee is literally my bestie I’m literally craving some right now (but it’s 7 pm sooo probably shouldn’t have it hahaha).
Go check out Ainsley’s blog and give her a follow!! What are your winter essentials? Let’s chat in the comments below ❤
Now that thanksgiving is over, it’s time for Christmas! I’m so excited lol. I’ll be doing a bunch of different themed gift guides this month but first I’m sharing what I want for Christmas. Obviously I won’t get all this, but it’s still fun to dream 🙂
Today is actually one of the last fall themed posts this seasons 😦 It’s been so fun! Let me know in the comments below your favorite post on my blog from these couple months!! Today we’re doing something super fun – I’m collabing with Libby May from Geoturtle! I’m going to be sharing some of her favorite fall songs, and she’s sharing mine over on her blog. If you need playlist inspo, this is the post for you ❤
My days are usually pretty busy and I don’t spend a ton of time blogging during the week (I write a lot of posts on saturdays – i’m writing this on a saturday in fact haha) but I’m going to share a typical school day in the life for me. My school is in person which I love but it also means I have to wake up early 😦 This will be super real/a totally normal day!
I’m so excited for today’s post because I’m collabing with an amazing teen blogger and friend! Maryam is a “minimalist, intersectional feminist, blogger, and creative”, according to her profile on her blog, but in this post, you’ll learn even more about her!
I’ve done several collabs in the last month or so (check out my interview with Zainab at Zainab Chats!) and I think they’re such a fun way to connect with other blogs and maybe even find another favorite blogger. My hope for this post is that you all learn more about Maryam and hopefully follow her blog (which is absolutely gorgeous!) ❤
We started off by selecting three photo prompts. We chose things that we knew we would interpret differently so that we could learn more about each other. After sharing our photos, we’ll explain why we chose that photo.
Your favorite pair of shoes
I took photos of my sister for her second birthday last week, and this is one of my favorites! I’m planning on sharing more for my August Review post. I think that E looks so cute is this picture, and her eyes are entrancing. Her expression is solemn but silly, which I think is lovely. I also like this photo because E is the spotlight. Not her outfit or the background, her face!
I chose this picture because I love the closeup of C’s eye. Also, I like how you can see our tent, rental car, and me shoving the camera in his face (this was taken while camping), lol. It’s not the best shot but I love the detail.
My Favorite Shoes
I attempted a new style of photography the other day. I don’t like it very much, but I decided to keep this picture because it fully shoes my favorite pair of shoes. I have 4 pairs of shoes, so this was hard since I use all of them quite often, but these are awesome. They work well for hiking, walking, and I even wore them to church a couple times. They are my only sandals right now, which I’m fine with. I also really like the coloring because they go with everything!
You can see Gracie’s part of the collab here: https://gmarchiani.wordpress.com/