• How-To Grow Your Instagram Following – Organically

    I am beyond proud of myself – 150 followers in 2 days. I know many of you are struggling when it comes to Instagram followers so I wanted to share how I was able to gain more than 150 followers in 2 days. Growing your Instagram following organically is time consuming and extremely frustrating. Because it’s so frustrating, many Instagram users are turning to third-party apps that promise to grow engagement automatically. I can tell you this – don’t waste your time doing so. When I created my Instagram page, I did exactly that. Worst decision of my life. I spent half the day switching from one app to another…

  • What’s All The Hype About Gluten-Free Products?

    I posted a picture of macarons and a glass of wine on my Instagram page yesterday and received a few questions whether the macarons were gluten-free. Because I don’t know much about the gluten-free diet and wasn’t quite sure how to answer, I did a few minutes of research that left me with a ton of more questions. I see people promoting gluten-free on daily basis, but haven’t paid much attention to it because I only saw it as a buzzword. However, having two people ask me if the macarons were gluten-free got my attention and got me thinking – Are people going gluten-free only because it’s hip to do…

  • Look Good + Feel Good (Hello Healthy Lifestyle)

    I have been spending a lot of time restructuring my blog and slowly transitioning its purpose to health and wellness. It hasn’t been easy since I am not your typical poster girl for a healthy lifestyle. I love sweets and junk food – and lots of it, but lately I’ve cut back – A LOT. I’ve been pinning healthy snacks, drinks, meals, exercises, and skin care like a mad woman. And I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I am turning 30. Don’t get me wrong, I am still super excited for it (reasons mentioned here), but let’s be real – The Dirty 30s…

  • The Evolution Of The Self – My Self

    As you may have noticed, I have been a bit MIA. I have been questioning myself a lot in the past week or so. I have questioned my character, who I am, and where I am going. I have questioned my choices and decisions, as well as my friendships. In the past year or so I have become a more private person and have learned to value the people that matter. I used to have friendships; today I have acquaintanceships and people that are the family I have chosen for myself. I guess you can say my circle is microscopic. The more I let go of the social media and…

  • Web Hosting Comparison

    Being part of different types of blogging groups, I often see questions about web hosting. Choosing the right one can take days, sometimes weeks. Below I have mentioned a few I came across when starting my blog. I will break each one down the best way I can. I will not list every single web host out there because there are far too many, but I will list the top ranked ones I was able to find. (This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure about affiliate links here.) HERE WE GO ⬇⬇⬇ Pour yourself a drink because you’re about to step into information overload 😱 😱 😱 BUT … Before we…

  • Affiliate Marketing – What Is It & Why I Want It?

    Affiliate Marketing – not as intimidating as it sounds. If you are new to blogging, like I am, affiliate marketing is not something you take lightly. Applying to some is like applying to college. Yes, there are some that are fairly easy to get into, but others … MY … OH … MY 🙈 🙊 🙉 I remember when I first read the words “Affiliate Marketing”. The first time I read about it my thoughts were “nah … not yet”. But as I went on about my life and read other peoples’ blogs, I saw it more and more. As a result, I jumped on the bandwagon and decided to try it out…

  • 2018 – The Year I Turn 30

    Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about this year and reflecting on the years that have passed. I’ve mostly been thinking about the year itself and the things I want to accomplish, as well as the things in motion that will set the stage for the years to come. When looking back, I realized that in the past years I’ve pretty much been all talk and very little action. Yes, many of the things that I have done have shaped me to be and think the way I do today, but I’ve mostly been comfortable with the way things were going. There was nothing wrong with being comfortable with the…

  • Do You Deserve Your Weekend? – 4 Ways To Have A Productive Week

    Ever heard of the phrase: “A week of productivity brings a weekend of serenity” You’re probably racking your brain right now and googling to see if the phrase exists. I will save you the time and tell you right now – the phrase does not exist. Why? Because I just thought of it 💡 As some of you know, I quit my job last year and am starting a business with my husband. In addition to that, I have also become a full time blogger. Juggling the two can be overwhelming if I don’t plan ahead. And in order for me to have some peace of mind during the weekend, I…

  • The Cheapest Day To Book Flights

    Some of you may already know how much I love to travel because I’ve mentioned it time and time again, but for those of you that are new – I LOVE TO TRAVEL. Whether it’s by car, airplane, bus or train – travel is what I want to do 99.9% of the time. Do I travel 99.9% of the time – definitely not. Why? Because it’s expensive. And when I do travel, I search for the best possible deal there is weeks, sometimes months in advance. Because my time is now more flexible than it was before, I have the ability to travel any day of the week. But what…

  • What NOT To Do When Blogging

    This week has been a tough blog week. I wish I can say I’ve been on schedule, but I can’t – because I haven’t. Sometimes when life happens at 30 mph over the speed limit, you just have to prioritize. And if your time management skills are above average, then you have nothing to worry about. Don’t get me wrong, my time management skills are something I take pride in but this week was …. WOW …. speechless. Everything happened so fast. Super excited but also bummed out that blogging was put on the back burner for a few days. Fun Fact 1: I had published a post on Monday,…