I fully believe that travel is one of the few things you can buy yourself that will make you richer. And, I’ve been beyond blessed this year (and last!) with all of the amazing travel opportunities that have come my way! But traveling once or twice a month has taught me the importance of balance and discipline. I’m constantly looking for insight on how to balance business, relationships and travel, and I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned this year.
Plus, I get asked a lot about how much I travel without Jordan. It’s especially hard for me to visit all of these amazing destinations and not share it with him – not to mention being away from home so often. S0, I’m talking about how we are making it work in today’s full post.
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In a recent email interview, I was sent a list of questions including one in particular that really made me stop and think. “How would you describe your personal style in three words?” I mean, it’s a pretty straight-forward question that had me scratching my head. What the heck IS my personal style? Shouldn’t I know the answer to this?I’m sharing how I came up with my three words and how I found my own personal style through blogging in today’s full post. Keep reading for tips on identifying your personal style too!
I picked this Banana Republic outfit specifically to wear for this post, because it completely embodies my own personal style. See why in the full post!
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I recently realized that my Blogger Q&A section of my blog was WAY outdated and basically impossible to find, so my weekend mission was to get this thing whipped into shape. Some of the answers are truly meant for longer blog posts, so I have a plan to get started on those as well for better clarity. BUT in the meantime, if you have any questions for me pertaining to blogging or general life shoot me an email! I’m hoping to get everything answered for you guys and make this page more visible with easier access once questions/answers are updated and added.
Today’s post about my 2017 goals and resolutions has been MUCH more difficult to write than I anticipated! Digging deep into your failures, flaws and shortcomings from the previous year can really be a come-to-Jesus meeting! It’s so easy to reflect on all of the GOOD things that occurred and all of the things that went RIGHT. It’s not so fun to admit what you were terrible at and the areas where you completely missed the mark. So, I’ve been doing some reading on how to set intentional New Year’s resolutions in the form of “power words.”
Coming up with power words to represent your year can be more actionable when it comes to keeping your goals in sight. Instead of drafting a list of goals that I’ll likely forget about by the end of the month, I’m creating a short list of words to help visualize the upcoming year. The idea came to me after listening to creative entrepreneur podcasts and a few inspiring conversations with my photographers at our favorite coffee spot. (After all, they’re the closest to coworkers that I have!)
Today, I’m sharing my power words and how I’ll be using them in 2017. I’m also haring my first outfit post of the year – including this striped tote from Sole Society. It seriously makes for best work bag for carrying around my agendas and planners and notebooks! (Not excessive at all.) The cocoon wrap and open toe booties are also comfy go-to pieces for days on-the-go and more coffee meetings to get out of the house!
Click through to read more about setting intentional New Year’s resolutions + more of this outfit with Sole Society!
In an effort to answer all of the frequently asked questions that I get emails about, I’m dedicating every Tuesday post to covering new blogging topics. And to keep it fun, I’m throwing in an outfit too – so it only seemed right to rename it “Look and Lesson.” You can find all of these posts under the LEARN category in my header by clicking on THE LOVELY LESSONS tab.
I’m tackling the infamous Blogger or Wordpress topic in today’s post now that I’ve finally finished migrating my site across publishing platforms! You might have noticed my recent site design which was more than just a little design refresh. The decision was ultimately (finally) made to move APOL to WordPress.org after years on Blogger. This move was procrastinated for so long because I knew how much work it would entail. So now, I’m ready to discuss and maybe help some future bloggers out when it comes hosting a their own blog. Outlined in today’s post are key factors to consider when selecting a blog platform and a comparison look at the pros and cons of Blogger or Wordpress.
Continue reading for more advice on whether to use Blogger or WordPress.