The Blogger’s Guide to Working With Brands in 2019

Established bloggers make it look easy. They are bouncing emails back and forth with 10 different companies who are dying to work with them all while sipping an #InstaWorthy matcha latte and admiring their perfect gel manicure. A lot of bloggers are lost, though, when it comes to working with brands. They see other people doing paid collabs with brands that they could only dream of, but figuring out how to land those collaborations, how much to charge, and how to build a positive relationship with brands is where things get tricky. Luckily for you, I’ve been doing brand collaborations…

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Nine Books You Should Read in 2019

I’ve been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. Growing up I cherished nothing more than my collection of Nancy Drew books, and spent my reccesses sitting on a swing flipping through books. As I’ve grown older, I haven’t been able to prioritize reading the same way I was able to when I was young, but when I do find myself bitten by the book bug again, here are a few of the books I go back to, and a few recent new reads I’ve loved. This post includes affiliate links. The Gift of Fear This is one…

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes: Through the Generations

Halloween is around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re awesome at procrastinating. Case in point: I got the idea for this post in July, probably, and didn’t do any real work until almost October. But, with that said: these costumes are super quick to pull together and made up entirely of pieces that I either already owned or was able to pick up at Goodwill, so it’s super thrifty, too. I pulled together Halloween costumes inspired by the twenties, late forties, sixties, and seventies and though I could give you a quick walk-through on my process. 20’s Inspired Look…

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How I Treat My Endometriosis Without Hormonal Intervention

.I’ve talked a lot about my struggles with mental health in the past, but I’m less vocal about one of the root causes: endometriosis. I’ve been living with endometriosis since I was twelve years old, though it took nearly a decade of condescending, dismissing remarks from doctors to get a diagnosis. The first time I complained to a doctor about the pain that came along with my period, he dramatically rolled his eyes and said, “Welcome to womanhood. What you’re experiencing is normal and you’ll be experiencing it for the next 40 years.” And for a few years, I believed…

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Let Me (Re)Introduce Myself

Hey there! It’s been a while, but I’m back. It was never my intention to disappear from the blogging world the way I did, and I even tried to jump back in a few times, but it was never the right time. I’ve spent the past month and a half preparing for my reemergence into blogging, so this time it’s for real (promise!) Before I get any further: let me clarify why I left the blogging world. There is no dramatic excuses or crazy answers, but I was simply burnt out. I’ve been blogging for almost five years now, and…

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