Keeley Joy

Hey guys!

A friend of mine recently started a new blog and so I wanted to take the time to properly introduce you guys to her!

Keeley is a teenage design and lifestyle blogger, her blog’s name is Keeley Joy:

A couple fun facts about myself is that I am obsessed with the color rose gold, I LOVE to travel and I lived in Thailand for a year. I am passionate about riding horses and I actually have two blogs, one is Keeley Joy and the other is Horse Chats. Also, I love blogging and sharing things with my readers that inspire me and I hope that will inspire them as well!

She’s also into photography, design (haven’t I mentioned that..?), and fashion.

On the topic of her blog, Keeley publishes every Friday, so why not check out her latest post?!

My friend is an A-MA-ZING blogger, I strongly recommend you guys check her out and give her a follow! (Hint: she’d really like that).

This was not a super long post or even qualified as long (or adverage), but, yeah, that’s it!

You can find Keeley on Pinterest too!

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My Top 10 Instagram Accounts: March 2018

Hey guys!

I’m posting a bit early today, as I’m celebrating my dad’s birthday (which is really exciting) so I’ll be out and about all day!

My 5 Fave Instagram Accounts (in no specific order)

1. Katie (from Katie’s day)

I feel dreamy looking at her feed… the blush and nude and the pink! Ooo lala!!

2. Natalie Park


Can we just take a moment to appreciate how my girl Natalie is slaying her theme??

3. Cute Mugs and Things


Your one-stop shop for adorable mugs and coasters! I love Cute Mugs and Things so much and here’s a link to heretsy shop!

4. Taiya Maddison

I LOVE the earth tones!! Her feed is sooo comfy, and cozy. I especially love the white/cream (it’s just my thing right now). I think what I love the most though, is how her feed seems year round…

 

5. Katie (from Katie May Co.)

I admire how she used completely different things and tied them together. Every picture doesn’t have all the colors but the overall fits. It’s really pretty!

 

6. Annie Chanie


Look at all of that rose gold! Annie’s theme has me gushing literally everytime I see it. (Maybe you remember Annie from the chat we had some time ago?)

7. Nabila

Ahh, my good friend and fellow Texan! I love how natural her theme is… 

Do you see the cacti in her first post? That’s authentic Texas cacti! (yes, we have lots of cacti here (in certain parts, anyway)).

8. Suzanne


This feed is just plain yummy…. Like everything looks good enough to eat *heart eyes*

9. Girl Boss: Teen Tribe

I’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned it before, (it would be sad if I haven’t…) but GBTT has an Instagram page! Check it out and if you’re on Instagram tag us for a feature!

10. Adalyn Noelle

Again, we have another bomb pinkish feed…(pink’s my fave color, could you guess?)

That wraps up my faves for this month! I’m a sucker for pretty colors so writing this post was extra fun and I especially enjoyed sharing these lovely ladies’ Insta accounts with you! Please be sure to check out their accounts and blogs (If they blog, their links will be in their instagram bio).

What’s your fave color? Do you know any of the instagrammers?


New Page Alert

Hey, guys!

Happy Friday! I’m so happy the weekend is finally here.

I recently created a page, and I’m so happy to announce it! 

*que drumroll* 

I have created a discounts page! What is that exactly? Maybe you’re familiar with the term “brand ambassador”, maybe not but I’ll give a brief explanation anyway!

A brand ambassador is someone who help spread awareness about a specifc brand/company. (See, breif!)

I’m an ambassador for a few brands and in return they have so kindly given me discount codes to share with you all! 

That means, when you use my code, you can get anywhere from 15% to $5 dollars off your purchases from these places (discount varies by brand). 

Isn’t that fun?

You can checkout the Brands I Rep + Discount Codes here.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Finding Your Audience

Hey, guys!

Welcome back! After an small unannounced break, I’m back!

(Originally written for Girl Boss: Teen Tribe)

Today I’m going to be talking all about your audience and how to find them!

Audience: A reading, listening or viewing public

Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Who Is My Audience?

Knowing your audience is the first step to sucess, so let’s talk about who your audience is.

Your audience is the people who enjoy or are interested in your niche. If your niche is, let’s say, fashion, then your audience is those who are into fashion.

It’s important to know who you’re talking to. If you pitch your ideas to the world in general, it’s going to be a very long time before you catch more than two or three people’s attention and even longer before you reach “success”, verses if you talk to those people who are interested in what you’re offering. 

I mean, if you enjoy fashion and fashionable things, you’re more inclined to listen if someone’s presenting interesting fashion advice. Verses the person who’s trying to get you to buy an ancient furniture piece, from some place you can’t pronounce, let alone obtain the knowledge of what the heck it is anyway…. right?

Target Audience

Now let’s talk about targeting your specific audience. So, say your specific niche is making amazing outfits out of thrift store finds. Just saying, “fashion lovers” is your audience isn’t correct anymore.

Why? Beacuse it’s too broad a scope and just because someone likes fashion doesn’t mean they necessarily want to read about thrift fashion. Some of them might be into 70’s fashion and another may like upscale fashion or street fashion. See?

So now knowing that, we’re going to have to narrow it down a bit. If thrift fashion is your it then people who like “DIY” fashion are now your specific audience.

Again, knowing who your “specific” audience is helps you pitch your ideas and blog to the world better because you know where to go to be heard instead of firing aimlessly.

Here’s a tip: want to attract people and grow your email list? FREEBIE. Yes, freeeee stuff. It’s the number one way to turn heads and fill up your email list.

I like free stuff, you like free stuff, they *points at random people* like free stuff, everyone likes free stuff and then if it’s actually beneficial that’s like a double oh yeah!

Here are a few free things you can create, and let’s start with printables:

These can be a variety of things, you could create digital calendars for whatever year it is, a planner, like a weekly one, giving your readers a neat way to stay organized, or you could create a check off for a certian topic like “Things you must have when going to (name a place)”, just to name a few ideas…

Workbooks are another bingo! If you explained a topic that may involve mastering, create a free workbook for your readers to use as an aid in getting the hang of the subject. It doesn’t have to be huge, basically you’re re-explaining what you’ve already explained with a way for them to write out or participate in the subject to aid their mastery of the topic.

Ebooks, sorta like work books. Your ebook doesn’t have to be long. Have a blog series idea? Think about turning it into an ebook instead. Or have you mastered how to use a social media platform? Consider making a basic guide for others to follow…

Giveaways. They’re probably the best… I mean, it’s an opportunity to win something! Nobody despises winning…

When doing a giveaway, all you have to do is a) pick a product, b) give the rules, and c) watch those numbers climb! (tip: Instagram is a great place to host a giveaway).

Do you have any questions I didn’t answer? Feel free to drop them below!


Unparalleled Chats Ft. Bekah @ Questionable Tortoise Couture

Hey, guys!

Welcome back, today’s chat is with Bekah!

(Bekah’s answers are black, mine are grey)

1. Can you make an acronym out of your first name?

Brave, Excited, Knowledgeable, Awesome, Honest

2. What’s the first word you see? _AKE

LAKE. I’m ready to go swimming. COME FASTER SUMMER

3. Claim to fame?

Well-known YouTuber who gets a job offering from Saturday Night Live.

4. What color matches your thoughts?

Yellow! My thoughts are mostly sunny and happy.

5. If you could jump in a pool full of something what would it be?

CHOCOLATE! That’d be amazing.

6. What’s the fun-est thing you never want to do again?

Go on “Flight Of Passage” in Disney World. It’s a virtual reality ride in Animal Kingdom.

7. What dreams do you want to come true?

My dream of being a dancer in The Atlanta Ballet.

8. What do you want to do that you’ve never done?

Learn to drive! Not old enough, but I still want to!

9. How’d you come up with your blog name?

That’s a very funny story.
I had I dream that I went to a store called Questionable Tortoise Couture, then the next day someone told me I should start a blog.

10. Do you share your blog with family and friends?

Totally! I consider my parents chief editors. ๐Ÿ˜€

Same!

11. What inspires your posts?

Mainly things that I’ve experienced. Anything else is just stuff that comes to me in the middle of the night. XD

12. If you could, would you turn your blog into a business? Have you?

Definitely! I would absolutely love to turn my blog into a business. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that someday.

13. Do you write humorous and serious post on your blog?

Yes… very serious… JK! I’m all about humor. XD

14. How long can you say “ahhh”?

Hold on… 53 seconds!

15. Pick up the book closest to you. Go to chapter 5, 4th sentence, 3 word in that line? Now put Giggling in front of it.

Giggling frogs LOL

Haha

16. Think about writing a letter to an individual Welches Fruit snack (not the company)… how would you open up?

Dear Mr. Fruit Snack, you taste nothing like fruit to me

17. Favorite color?

At the moment, my favorite color is yellow. It’ll probably be different tomorrow. XD

18. Favorite blogging quote?

“If you want to be original, get ready to be copied” 

19. Advice for new bloggers?

My number one piece of advice is to not let anyone tell you how often you need to post. It’s not their blog. 

20. Finally, one question you’d like to ask me?

Do you like pineapple on your pizza?

I’ve never tried it, haha!
Did you enjoy reading this? Have we chatted before?

How To Create and Add Pinterest Board Covers

Hey guys!

So, you’ve heard of the term, you’ve seen it done, you’ve tried to do it yourself but you couldn’t. Or, you’re actually just seeing what this is about…. welp, I’m here to explain and make your life easier! 

Yeah, no problem, you can thank me later… 

If you’re not familiar with using Pinterest to enhance your blog then check out my post The Basics of Blogging With Pinterest.

Let’s start with, what are board covers?

Board covers are pins you add to your board for the purpose of “building your brand” (simply, creating your overall blog image) on Pinterest. In other words, Pinterest so kindly gave us an extra way to label our boards and stamp our blog’s signature on our profile. Neat, huh?

Board covers, typically, can be anything you make them. But it’s a really good idea to take your time and create them with care. Because, again, these covers are part of a bigger picture- your blog. 

Coming Up With Board Cover Designs

There are many ways to do this, but here are a few ways: you can simply use your blog colors or you can include your logo.

My board covers look like this:

Please excuse my love for doughnuts…

But that’s not the only way to do them. However you design your cover is your choice as long as it represents your blog.

Getting started with board covers is not an easy task, especially when you’re having to create it without an “official” template. 

In the name of making your life easier, I’m going to give you a few pointers to get you started:

1. Your board should include your blog colors.

You’re not limited to only your blog color scheme, but you should definitely start there.

2. Similar images

If you’re using images in or for your board covers, they should be similar. For instance, if you use a white themed flatlay for one cover, your next cover shouldn’t be black. It should be centered around white like the other cover(s). No, you do not have to use all flatlays, but yes, you should use the same colors.

3. Similar Fonts

Do not use bold/sans-serif for one cover heading and hand written/script for the next. Please, for the sake of simplicity, use the same fonts. Unless however, you can use different fonts and pull it off clean- then by all means shoot for the stars!

4. Catchy Titles

I won’t dive deep into this, but you’ll find in creating your covers that you may have to adjust the names of your boards… That being said, catchy titles catch people’s attention (or bold print…)

5. BE YOU

When creating your covers, don’t forget to be you! In some ways I’m sorta giving you a template, but play around with designs and don’t feel pressured to make your covers look a certain way. Bottom line, have fun and as long as you’re proud of your work, that’s what matters!

Installing Board Covers

This is actually pretty simple so I’ll try not to go too fast. First, you cannot set up board covers through the Pinterest app or the mobile version of the web, so you’ll have to use a laptop (or, if you have some time/patience, request the desktop view on your phone).

Open up Pinterest and go to your profile. Click on the board you want to work with and tap the little pencil icon in the top left corner of your screen. Once you do that it should look like this:

Do you see the “Change” across from cover? Tap that and use the arrows that pop up to scroll until you get to the correct picture. Click done, then save and Viola! 
Was this helpful? Let’s be friends on Pinterest! Follow me and comment your username so I can follow you back!

The Basics of Blogging With Pinterest

Hey, guys!

Welcome back! Today I decided to explain how to use Pinterest to share your blog posts!

I’m sure you’ve probably heard of Pinterest by now, and most likely, you’ve heard bloggers say it’s the key to success where previews and traffic are concerned, too. 

In all honesty, they’re right! Pinterest is your bff as a blogger, and really, outside of boosting traffic, it’s just a stressfree way to advertise your blog altogether…

1. Business Account

To successfully use Pinterest for your blog, you’re going to need to have a business account.

With a business account you’ll be able to track your reach and the interests of your audience.

Converting your personal into a business is fairly easy: Go to pinterest.com (on a laptop. If you’re on a phone or tablet, make sure you request the desktop version of the web)

Click on the three dots in the top right corner of your screen, it should look like this:

Click on the switch to businesses account and it’ll change screens to this:

You’re all set from there, just fill in your info and Viola!

2. Creating Your About

What are you about? What is your blog about? Let’s tell the world in the most savvy/professional way possible!

And always add something comical, or ‘lighthearted’, if you will.

Basically, when crafting your about remember, 

  1. State who you are and your mission clearly
  2. Add something comical so people can see you’re real.
  3. Keep it short.

3. Setting Up Boards

If you’re converting your account from personal to business, there are going to be boards you’ll need to hide or delete altogether. 

When deciding what to keep, remeber, only keep boards relevent to your blog and niche. Hide or delete all the other irrelevant boards. This is a very important step, because this is part of building your brand on Pinterest.

Here are some of my boards as an example of boards you could create.

5. Board Covers

Maybe you noticed that all of my boards have the same black/pink/white picture on the left side… These are called, board covers. Perhaps you’ve heard of them before or maybe you haven’t but I’ll explain anyway. 

Board covers are your signature pins in which you add to your boards for the purpose of “building your brand”. 

Imagine, your Pinterest profile is a blank space for you to charterize and shape. In addition, Pinterest has so graciously given you tools to help…

Board Covers unite your content. They make each and every board (no matter the topic) represent you and your blog.

6. Links

Always link your pins to either your website or the specific post they came from. That is very important. If you don’t, you’re doing yourself a serious disservice. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve clicked on a link before I’ve checked out the person who pinned it. Linking is critical.

Back to board covers for a moment: when you pin them, link the images to the board they belong to. For instance, this is my board cover for my doughnuts board:

The link for it is http://www.pinterest.com/4everbuttercup3/lifestyle-doughnuts/

Go ahead, click on the image, and see that it leads you to my board, I’ll wait.

Did you see? Now, if you find that pin anywhere in Pinterest, it’ll lead you “home” aka to my profile. Nice, huh?

7. Your Website

Link your website to your Pinterest profile. While this is not technically mandatory, if you’d like to see your plan work it should be linked. Adding your website makes it easier for people to pin from your site and for pinners to check out your overall blog.

Make sure your website has a “pin it” button, again, so your readers can easily pin your posts. Remeber, the easier you make life for your readers the better results you see. 

Next, add Pinterest friendly image-summaries to your posts. Absolutely no horizontal images. Make sure your images are vertical.

There’s a featured image at the bottom of this post, notice how it’s pin-able?

8. Pinning

So, there’s a method to the madness when pinning your own content.

You can use Boardbooster or Tailwind to pin your content. I’ve never used Boardbooster but I have used Tailwind and honestly, I don’t mind the help but I still like pinning manually… Your choice, and I definitely recommend Tailwind.

Anyway, back to how to pin: You want to pin your pins more than once, for example, if you have a pin on “how to groom horses” in order for you to generate it’s circulation in Pinterest’s database you’re going to need to pin it more than once. 

First, pin it to the most relevant board, so if you have a board titled “Best Of (your blog)” or “All About Horses” you want to pin it to that board. Then pin it to the next relevant board and so on until you don’t have anymore boards it will fit.

However, don’t pin your pin back to back. Space it out. Pin your pin to the first board then pin some other people’s stuff, then pin your pin to the next board and so on…

9. Group Boards

Group boards are gold! Not only do you get to meet and support other bloggers, you also have a higher chance of your pin going viral because you potentially have that many more people repinning your stuff!

I belong to about 7 group boards right now. Some people I’ve heard belong to over 50, so I say, join as many as apply to you!

I try to join the boards who have in their rules to repin others content just because those are the boards you see circulation on whereas the other ones seem to become a pin warehouse and that’s it…. I’m not discouraging you to join those, but I wouldn’t join a lot of them if your goal is to get your pin around.

Here are two of my group boards:

For Teen Bloggers | Lifestyle, Beauty, Fashion

The age range for that one is 12 to 19

For Millennial Bloggers | Lifestyle, Beauty, Fashion

And on this one it’s about 13 to 30 but since the age is based off who’s considered a millennial, the age moves up every year so this year it’s technically 14 to 31.

Feel free to join them!

10. SEO

I’m just going to give you a basic “search engine optimization” spill.

When you pin to Pinterest, make sure you use key words, like if you pin is “how to groom horses” use keywords people would use to find it, horse, groom, pets, farm life, ranch life etc. 

Also many people don’t use this feature because they don’t think about it, but use hashtags. We use hashtags out of the wazoo on Instagram and they really work the same way on Pinterest! If you use a hashtag, it’ll become blue (like a link) and you can click on it and find related topics. Really? Really!

On the low, make your titles and descriptions simple, catchy and chok full of key words for what your topic is. “The fool-proof guide to grooming horses” is a good example. It’s attention grabbing and you know exactly what you’re going to read about, don’t you?
Was this helpful? If you have any questions I didn’t answer feel free to drop them down there! You can also follow me on Pinterest!

Unparalleled Chats Ft. Rachel @ Nancy Dew

Hey guys!

Sorry I missed posting this Monday (it was totally NOT on purpose!)

Anyway, I’m here with Rachel!

I’m a blogger, writer, cactus, reader, and teenager. I blog at Nancy Drew (where I just hit 200 followers!) and a few other blogs. I am mainly just a teenage girl trying to get through life and pointing back to The One True King!

(Rachel’s answers are black, mine are grey).

1. Can you make an acronym out of your first name?

Rambunctious

Armadillos

Chomp

Hot

Enchiladas

Lovingly

2. What’s the first word you see? _AKE

Shake. I don’t know why…are milkshakes in my future?! *Please, yes*

3. Claim to fame?

I’m the only left handed person in my family, extended included. I feel pretty cool about it. Totally something awesome to become famous for XD. I am not the only left handed person in my calls, though. *sniff sniff*

4. What color matches your thoughts?

Orange. It can be very loud. I keep my thoughts and emotions to myself, being an introvert. I have a lot of the running through my head but sometimes I’m just quiet. Very orange. It’s also an imaginary, dreamy color, and that’s something that really reflects me.

5. If you could jump in a pool full of something what would it be?

I was going to say orbees, but I changed my mind. I’d kill for a pool full of chocolate milk. I love chocolate milk soo much! Who doesn’t? It is just so good;

6. What’s the fun-est thing you never want to do again?

This is hard. If it’s fun why stop? Well, it would probably be, ha, 2nd grade. I guess it was fun but if it was at my current oh so high *hehe* brain level I would not want to do it again. Seriously, spelling words like shake and card? Math problems like 9-4? B-O-R-I-N-G

7. What dreams do you want to come true?

1. My brother stops playing basketball so I can finally have a life.

2. I get Instagram!

3. My friend finally realizes that I feel neglected by her

4. I get a cat, hamster, tiger, donkey, and dog.

Wow… okay!

8. What do you want to do that you’ve never done?

Easy, hang glide. It seems so exciting and fun! I’m a daredevil, you could say. I would love to glide over some exotic place like Jamaica or Australia!

9. How’d you come up with your blog name?

Well, I thought of a book series I liked and Bam. No, it took me awhile to think of it. I love Nancy Drew and reading so I decided on that.

10. Do you share your blog with family and friends?

Friends, yes, most of em. Family knows I have a blog but don’t really look at it. Luckily. They don’t really ask about it, to be honest.

11. What inspires your posts?

Just the world. Other posts. Other people. As foresaid *woah, that’s a word!* , I think a lot. I am an insomniac *not really, but I feel like it* so I think while trying to fall asleep. Another thing is definitely books, the names, plots, all of it, gives little ideas.

12. If you could, would you turn your blog into a business? Have you?

No, I haven’t. I guess I would if I could, but I don’t really feel the need too. *Name one thing you have to offer, Rachel, one thing people would buy*

13. Do you write humorous and serious post on your blog?

Oooh, yes. More on the humorous, but some of my posts, like Nine Thoughts on Feminism (can you link to this post) are more though out and serious. But definitely I tend to write more humorous posts.

14. How long can you say “ahhh”?

Setting timer…well, without taking breaths: 13 entire seconds. Eee, wow. I can’t hold my breath long. If it is with taking breaths, then forever.

15. Pick up the book closest to you. Go to chapter 5, 4th sentence, 3 word in that line? Now put Giggling in front of it!

“Giggling portrait”

Funny…

16. Think about writing a letter to an individual Welches Fruit snack (not the company)… how would you open up?

Dearest rasberry, I wanted to pay homage to your greatness…

17. Favorite color?

Orange. It used to be blue, but the times have changed.

18. Favorite blogging quote?

WHO ON EARTH HAS A FAVORITE BLOGGING QUOTE!!

Okay here’s mine:

A blog is merely a tool that let’s you do anything tfrom changing the world to sharing a shopping list

-Unknown.

19. Advice for new bloggers?

Waaaa, whhhy must you ask? Weel, if I have to:

Interact. That’s the most important thing you can do- comment, like, and reply. Be constant!

20. Finally, one question you’d like to ask me?

If you could be any animal, which one and why?

Um… maybe a wild horse? They’re beautiful to look at but they’re also strong and untamed….

Okay, let me clarify. I don’t dislike boundaries, but I do like being unchanged by the world.

Wild horses are untamed by our society…

Inexpensive, Super Cute, Graphics I’m Loving Right Now!

Hey guys!

A few weeks ago, I was surfing through Pinterest looking for some inexpensive graphics and wordpress templates and such, when I ran across someone who mentioned Creative Market. 

So, being me and loving anything that says “creative” and of course, I was already in love with the WordPress theme I saw, I clicked over to check them out! 

One of the things that I love about them is even though, everything on their site isn’t inexpensive, what is inexpensive is quality and super cute (or, clean and masculine, for the guys)

So, let’s jump in?

Credits for these pictures belong to the respective creators of the fonts, graphics, and templates.

Graphics

I recently got a 50 paper textures. They were so cute, and here are some more of the ones I like!

Rose Gold and Champagne Textures

These are only half of the textures, in an effort to keep this post from taking forever to load, but definitely check it out! 

I’m just going to warn you in advance, I’m a rose gold enthusiast so all the proceeding graphics will be rose gold. *hehe*

Rose Gold Textures

Rose Gold foil makes the best for adding to fonts! Because it’s so rich and lively, I think it goes best in small amounts or, behind fonts.


72 Textures

These, again, are not all but the ones I chose to highlight! 

Can you believe this is less than $10??

Fonts

These are just a few of the fonts on my unofficial wishlist!

These are a wide variety ranging between sans-serif, hand written, and script.

Cupcakia

So, first of all, who can go wrong with the name of this font? I like it’s name just as much as the font itself! It’s so unique and original. 

On top of that, I like the watercolor mixed chunky effect it seems to have!

Sweet & Silly

The little desserts were too cute to pass up! I probably, personally (because of my niche), wouldn’t use it for anything commercial but it’s definitely a personal use font!

However, if you specialize in cute or kiddy things then, lo, and behold your font! 

Love at first bite

‘Cause why not? 

I mean, every time I eat pizza I fall in love with it all over again. 

And ice cream for that matter….

Yeah, and doughnuts, like that one pictured.

Anyway, this is on my personal use wishlist!

East Village Co.

This is a simpler font. But the boldness and hand written like feel make it perfect to pair with super curvy fonts, in my opinion!

It also make a really good header text for if you want to change things up a little…

Periwinkle

It’s so cute!

This pairs really well with simple sans-serif fonts, like open sans and Montserrat.

It also looks good alone!

Nometica

This, is a very good font for wedding invitations.

Fear not if you’re like me and no where near getting married because this font also looks good on formal invitations!

Daniel Walker

This font is so lose and curvy! 

It looks good alone, or you can pair it with something like the periwinkle font, or whatever you choose!

Jinglistica

Last but not least, we have this interestingly named font!

It falls in the hand written category and if i must say, makes really good for a blog header… would you agree? 

I think the biggest reason why I like it is because it looks like my version of cursive (when my writing turns out neat, anyway…)

Templates

Vinyl

I just simply love this theme! It looks so clean and bright! 

And minimal…

Before we wrap this up, a friend told me about Creative Fabrica. They’re similar to Creative market, but the reason I bring them up is because they’re doing a 300 days of fonts right now, so definitely check that out too and see if you find anything you like!

A Day In My Life w/ Ella Marie

Hey guys!

Welcome back! Before we get started, I want to share a website with you guys!

So, story goes, I accidentally stumbled across Newsette (really, amazing right?). What’s are they? They’re a female-ran blog and newsletter for females!

I really like them, everything about their site is so girly and you can sign up for free to receive a super cute newsletter in your email every morning!! It’s for bloggers, entrepreneurs, etc.

(You can check it out, here).

Getting to the post… *clears throat* Today I’m writing this with Ella Marie from February Fairy! She’s so extra sweet, and did I mention how goals her writing style is? She’s an amazing friend and I’m excited to be collating with her! *is beyond excited*

Ella Marie is sharing her morning routine, I’m sharing a day in my life and I’ll link to her post at the bottom… 

let’s jump in?

8:00

Actually, I got up at the late hour of 11, but most mornings I get up at 8-ish so we’ll act like that’s the case today… *hehe*

After fighting the urge to go back to sleep I stumble around to the bathroom and brush my teeth, wash my face and so forth. 

8:30

Breakfast is underway and everyone’s still walking around sluggish so no rush there…

I unload the dishwasher while we wait and reload it if need be.

9:00

My family usually gets a head start on some chores, such as cleaning the common areas (living room, kitchen, dinning room, etc.), then it’s off to school work for the middle two siblings and I help with the toddlers’ learning time.

11:00

Everyone takes five and goes off to go play, while we make preparations for lunch. Along with cleaning anything that got totally destroyed during the littles’ learning session (pretty much, we re-clean up everything).

12:30

It’s lunchtime! 

1:15

Everyone under 12 takes a nap…

After my younger siblings are down I use the 3 1/2 hours to school, blog, read my bible for the day, draw, and pretty much relax!

4:45

Everyone’s up and it’s snacktime!

Sometimes during snack we’ll hook up the boombox or I’ll connect my phone to the speaker and we’ll put on music to sing along with…

From there, it’s just chilling until everyone gets home.

6:30

Everybody’s home and it’s, dinner time!!!

8:00-8:30

The house gets ready for bed and the youngest 4 officially go down for bed.

My older brother however, starts on his homework- and what do I do? I blog, or lay in bed wide awake and think of blog/vlog content and things for launching my brand…

10:45

I’m good and asleep- I think, I’ve actually never checked what time I go to sleep….

Okay, well the asleep at 10 thing sounded good but now it’s weird, because how would I know what time I actually fall asleep…? *has confused herself*

Anywho, there’s a day in my life! I hope you enjoyed reading it!

Ella Marie’s post.

What does a day in your life look like? What’s one the thing you did this passed weekend?