This post series started off as a half-joking conversation between me and Jordan, but somewhere during it, I was like “Wait a minute… it’s not actually a bad idea.” So here we are, Jordan now has his own guest post which I’ve named “Coffee & Questions with Jordan” – a spot we can pick his brain on his REAL thoughts about being married to a crazy person who decided to jump head first into self-employment. I’m also excited to have a space where we can share little tips that we’ve picked up during the last few years of marriage, blogging and future parenting together. In today’s post we are both spilling on our power words for 2019 – you might remember I did a full post on the importance of power words two years ago!
To help ease Jordan into his first post, we brewed a big pot of Community Coffee Mardi Gras King Cake of course. (Because hey, it’s carnival season in Louisiana right now, and this is the only time of year you can snag this limited-time flavor!) This was my absolute favorite coffee flavor when I worked for Community Coffee – it’s a mix of vanilla and cinnamon. I’d pop a K-cup in every morning as soon as I got to the office. If you don’t believe me when I say it’s like dessert in your cup, check all the 5-star ratings on their site!
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One of the most crucial tools for managing my blog and planning maternity leave is definitely my editorial calendar. At the beginning of every month, I like to sit down and plan out everything for at least 2 months in advance. This helps give me a clear vision of what I need to accomplish with deadline attached. But now that we’ve got a baby on the way, I’ve taken it a step further and have my blog content mapped out through the end of April! Within my editorial calendar, I schedule the topics I want to cover, including those requested by you guys, as well as brand partnerships. Having a dedicated agenda to just my business really allows me to prioritize my responsibilities. Some of you had several questions on how to manage an editorial calendar, so I’ll be covering that in today’s post!
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The last time I published this post was TWO years ago in 2017 after starting to work from home! I had just started listening to my first podcasts while looking to fill the coworker void. I would scan relevant webinars and podcasts throughout the day to make sure I was keeping up with personal development skills that I was used to getting from a “normal” job. Now the podcast world has become an abundant sea of inspiring podcasts aimed at creative entrepreneurs and personal growth!
Because I’ve changed my listening preferences and my business has also changed, I’ve added new favorites to my rotation, so I wanted to update this post with my current listens. AND I’m even sharing which one I was recently asked to be a guest on for my first ever podcast interview!
Would love to hear your favorites in the comments so that I can check them out too!
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I get a lot of questions from you guys about my experience as a blogger, which has really forced me to look back at how far I’ve come since launching it. Although I spent so much of my time blogging without earning a dime during my first few years, I’m glad that it’s paid off, giving me the freedom to create content on topics I love today! Over the next few weeks, I’ll answering your most pressing requests starting with advice for newbies. Keep scrolling for my best blogging tips for new bloggers.
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One of my resolutions at the start of every year is to trim down my wardrobe and get rid of the items I no longer wear. (Especially this year because hardly anything fits me right now!) If you’ve ever felt like you had a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear, then it’s probably time for you to do a closet purge too. I mean just look at how many #sparkjoy posts are on IG right now – everyone is on the Marie Kondo bandwagon! Not only will closet cleaning help you rebuild your dream wardrobe, but it’ll make your life feel less cluttered – and give you all the feel-good vibes. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing three steps to help you purge your wardrobe.
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