In a digital world where it seems everyone and their mother has an online presence, it is harder than ever to stand out in the crowd. Although I can probably sit here amongst other influencers and coach you on various tips to take better photos and increase your engagement (which are all totally valid by the way), I’ve learned that there is one thing that makes a huge difference when it comes to long-term success. And that is blogging authentically and with purpose. Over the last several weeks, I’ve shared many hacks for staying motivated and productive with your blog. Today, I’ve decided to take a few steps back and share some of my tried and true ways to make your blog stand out.
I never posted a full blog post on the first trimester of pregnancy mainly because… I was on a major struggle bus for most of it. (And tbh, I didn’t want to write a post that might come off highly focused on negative parts of being pregnant.) I’ve since cruised on into my third trimester, and looking back at my first and second, it’s easy to see the major key differences. So I wanted to dive on into how they were different and what I learned from both stages. If you expecting or hope to be be one day, I’m hoping this will give you a little bit more big picture idea instead of chopping it into stages. Sharing the major differences between my 1st trimester vs. 2nd trimester in today’s full post – but keep in mind, everyone’s pregnancy is different!
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As I’m moving along in my third trimester, I’m definitely feeling the urge to get my home in shape for our little one ASAP! You guys may have seen on Instagram that I’ve already purchased some of the furniture needed for the baby room – and our nursery is slowly coming together. I’ve even started to receive gifts from friends and family. (You can check out what’s on my registry here.) But aside from furniture and baby essentials, it’s finally time to start thinking about how I can baby-proof our space with only about 10 weeks left until the due date. If you’re also expecting, I’ll be sharing 6 ways you can prepare your home for a little one today!
Their sprays are made with common essential oils (the active ingredients are cinnamon oil, lemongrass oil, and geraniol). They also have a light scent – so you can stay in the room after you spray – unlike the experience you may get with traditional insect killer sprays.
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I confess that one of the hardest parts about blogging is to find your voice as a blogger. It’s easy to look at a blog and think that someone’s fashion sense or photography make up the bulk of a blog. However, writing is actually a huge part of the formula. And when you’re not used to writing conversationally, it can be time consuming and cumbersome to start. As a blogger, not only are you writing content for your blog, but you’re also creating social media posts, newsletters, and emails constantly. I don’t really think that a blog can exist without writing, and that’s why it’s so important to find your voice as a blogger. Below, I’m sharing a few tips that helped me find mine.
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Now that we’re almost two weeks into the new year, it’s time for all the holiday decorations to come down. I have to admit that it’s always a little sad to finally close out the holiday season, but it’s also nice to declutter and freshen up the house. With more than two months of winter to get through, you might be wondering how you should decorate your home next. Fortunately, you can easily transition your holiday home decor to cozy winter decor with just a few small tweaks. Since I’ve been reorganizing my home, I’m super excited to be partnering with AtHome today to share some quick tips on how you can change up your space before spring hits.