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    Behind The Blog: Thankful

    I sat down and really tried to come up with a list of all the things I’m thankful for this year. I have been so blessed and have so many reasons to be grateful in 2014 that it posed to be an impossible task. At the forefront of my mind, I am so incredibly thankful for this blog. This outlet that began as a hobby has given me opportunities beyond my wildest expectations and given me relationships that I would never have made otherwise. Here are six reasons this Thanksgiving that I am grateful for A Pinch of Lovely and for all of you that make it possible.

    1. Through APoL, I have formed some pretty priceless friendships with people that I otherwise might have never known. At the top of my list are Jenn from Haute Off the Rack and Kaela Williams (who is often found in my photo credits!) I am so appreciate and thankful for all of our adventures together and all of the blog conversations that no one else would ever understand!

    2. If you’re not a blogger yourself, chances are you aren’t familiar with rewardStyle, but it plays a huge part in the behind-the-scenes action of APoL. It’s given me the ability to pursue blogging as a career path and provides a way for me to set goals for myself each month through analytics. (Oh and they throw some pretty fun parties too!)

    3. New York Fashion Week – a DREAM of mine that somehow came true twice in one year. I never in my life imagined I would sit inside “the tents” or play dress-up in PR showrooms, and I feel incredibly lucky to have had the experience not once but twice in 2014.

    4. Working creatively with brands on projects and collaborations is by far one of my favorite parts of blogging. I love, loved working with the Kendra Scott team this year. From the Baton Rouge opening to the curated page on the website + the New York showroom tour to finally meeting Kendra in person, I’m so thankful for KS team and their support for bloggers.

    5. “I am very busy.” I totally am, and I’m loving every second of it. Although, I have a full-time graphic design job, I get to tap into a different creative side through APoL which basically means… I have two jobs. BUT, you will never hear me complain. I know it’s cliche – If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life!

    6. With all of the outfit photos I take, this blog has also helped me embrace imperfections. Not every photo turns out to be the most flattering, and there are many that never make it onto the blog. It’s definitely a hard and daunting thing to do to put pictures of yourself out on the internet for everyone to judge. I’m thankful for all of the readers and followers on social media and for all of the positivity and support.

    I could go on and on, but these seemed like the best ones to start with. Thank you, thank you for reading along and following along. I’m so grateful for each one of you and what you mean to A Pinch of Lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!! xo

    Behind the Blog, Lovely Favorites

    Behind the Blog / Upperlyne

    I’m so excited to introduce my “Behind the Blog” series featuring some of my favorite bloggers while I’m gone for vacation. The goal was to get a little insight into the person… well, away from the their computers and outfit posts. Each of them will be giving you little tidbits or lesser known facts of their lives. Enjoy!

    Meet Juley from Upperlyne:

    1. Where is your happy place?

    It changes with the seasons, but right now my happy place is my balcony. I love spending weekend mornings there eating breakfast, enjoying the breeze and listening to music to get energized for the day. 

    2. Can’t live without?

    Can’t live without my pup, Jameson!

    3. What’s one recipe that you make really well?

    This New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie ( recipe will change your life.

    4. Currently coveting?

    Currently coveting a vacation – preferably to Corsica 

    5. Random fact about yourself!

    Hmmmm I’m pretty random in general, but I can rap the Fresh of Bel-Air theme song! Disclaimer: It’s probably more like rap along with the theme song, haha.

    Image 1 + 2 by Betsy Limbaugh / Image 3 by Juley / Image 4 / Image 5

    Find Juley on her blog Upperlyne!