Goal Setting – Blog Business
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Sometimes the things that you think are holding you up, really aren’t. For years, I’ve felt stuck with my blog not growing like I want it to. I’ve blamed it on my branding needing to be redone. I’ve blamed it on the fact that my head doesn’t understand all the backend, coding, SEO, type stuff….

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A Baby Shower Playlist for Melissa!
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Surprise!!! Today is a surprise online virtual baby shower for my dear friend Melissa, of Melissa Creates! She’s expecting her first sweet baby in February and I couldn’t be happier for her! She’s going to make the best mom ever and I can’t wait to see her raise this little guy (a boy!)! Carmen and…

Head Shots in Palm Springs
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Before Christmas I got to take a super quick trip to shoot some new head shots in Palm Springs with my friend, Tammy, of Dez and Tam Photography! Not only is Tammy a crazy amazing photographer, she is an all around awesome gal. She, Lauren and I decided that the desert would provide the perfect backdrop…

Branding and Social Media : Be True to Yourself
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There is one big struggle that I have recognized over my blogging career.  Being true to myself.  You can get so caught up in the business side of things that you forget to let your personal style come through.  Or you are afraid that the readers that you have built up so far won’t like…

5 Blogging Rules I am Breaking
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I recently came to a conclusion about my blogging career.  It stresses me out too much.  I feel like there are a ton of us out there in this same exact stage.  We have decided to take our “hobby” and turn it in to a business.  But for a lot of us, it isn’t easy….

Sometimes You Burn Things
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Even though you take amazing photos of delicious looking food to entice readers to come back to your blog you still sometimes burn your kid’s store-bought cinnamon rolls.  And that is ok.

Setting Goals for 2014
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I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions.  But this year I have decided that I need to set some goals for myself and for this blog.  I won’t put you to sleep with all the boring behind-the-scenes stuff that I want to do.  But I think that if I put these out there for the world…

Why I love sponsored posts
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*The FTC has made some new rules, one of which is to place a disclaimer at the very beginning of each post that is sponsored or compensated in some way.  While this post is not sponsored, you will be seeing some changes to my blog format which may include a disclosure in this location. Let’s…