When it comes to blogging – I’m an open book. I am more than happy to share just about anything with y’all because when I was a new blogger I obsessed over income reports and traffic analysis because it’s how I learned not only what was possible, but how I might be able to achieve it myself. Transparent bloggers helped me learn the strategies I needed to see growth, and I’ve gotten to the point where I can consistently predict my stats and income. I’ve been blogging for almost three years now and have had my share of viral months… View Post

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… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten quite wary about what I put in and on my body. Growing up I was never really aware of the impact of chemicals and additives in foods or beauty products and I was happy to eat Cheez Wiz from the can and slather myself in dollar store body lotion. In recent years, though, I’ve been more intentional about how I treat my body and what I expose myself to. I cut out meat… View Post

I’d like to think that I’m a pretty good flier at this point. That wasn’t always the case, though. The first time I ever traveled alone I was 18 and visiting my best friend in Texas and I had nothing short of a melt down before take off because I had a feeling that the plane was going to crash. Now I know that “feeling” was just paranoia, but at the time I thought I was having a That’s So Raven moment. Since then I’ve been on dozens of flights and at this point, I don’t experience any jitters at all.… View Post

Bloggers are forced to be the masters of a million different things: writing, SEO, social media, branding, and marketing. And most of us are the faces of our own brands so we also have to master the art of not looking like potatoes in our photos. It’s been a long and wild ride for me, but a million awkward photos later and I finally know how to pose for pictures. Case in point – my first fashion blog post to my most recent: One of these looks like a “first day of school” picture, and the other is a lot closer to… View Post