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The Dreaded “Non-Planned Break”

Blogging, Life

I saw sitting at my work desk on a particularly slow day in the office, touching up my Books for Breakfast #100 post, sketching some ideas for graphics in my small notebook off to the side. "I'll do the little charts when I get home" I thought. "Then I'll schedule the post and work on more tomorrow." As an after-thought. Then I went back to work, then I went home,…

Ring in the New Year!

Blogging, Life

Happy New Year! I know the past few months have been rather full of silence on my part, which is why I'll start this post with an announcement! I'm actually going to be taking the month of January off to do some hard core blog planning (probably with Meagan from Fiction Incarnate) so that I'll be able to come back better than ever! Sort of like a month to do…

That time I tried to be a fashion blogger…

Blogging

When I first started out blogging I was dead set on being a fashion blogger. I loved looking at outfit posts and scribbled outfit ideas in my notebooks. This skirt with this top and these shoes. That dress with those tights and that cardigan. Although, then I realized that, at the time, I didn't have anyone to take pictures, nor did I have a tripod. I didn't really think the…

Lifestyle Blog Post Topics – Guest Post

Blogging

Writing a blog can be fun and exciting but it can also be tough and frustrating sometimes especially when you feel stuck and unable to think straight; You open your laptop hoping to get ideas flowing. You think long and hard about what to write but you end up staring at the plain white screen for hours. You could have published another blog post but you can't think of anything.…

Current Struggles – Blogger, May I

Blogging, Life

I don't always participate in these, but I saw this Blogger, May I daily prompts for the month of May! Gardening in High Heels did one and it caught my attention and I wanted to participate in one! I looked through the list of prompts and thought this one fit perfectly with what's going on in my life right now. There are a lot of current struggles, that's for sure!…

Social Media One Month Challenge!

Blogging

Last month I made a secret challenge for myself to work on growing all my social media to specific goal numbers by my birthday. For the most part, I did pretty well, but I slacked off on a few and focused too hard on others! Well, focused too hard isn't really a bad thing, because I blew some of my numbers out of the water!!  What was my following when…

Blogging Elite Valentines Swap!

Blogging

I love doing blogger gift swaps and as a member of the Blogging Elite, I participated in their Valentine's Day Gift Swap! I was paired with Brenda from The Daily Mayo! We have so much in common! We both like chocolate truffles, books, gummy candy, tea, and she blogs about books as well! So I was pumped to get her as my swap partner and she out did herself with…

Is it spring yet?

Blogging, Life

March is here!! But...it doesn't really feel like spring! Bah! With snow still in the forecasts up here in the north, it still feels like the dead the winter! Double Bah! The first two months of the year have flown by and it's freaking me out! Time seems to be moving so fast without me even realizing it! Alex will be graduating soon from grad school and then things are…

(Special) Sponsor Spotlight #4

Blogging, Book Reviews

Hello! It's time for a special version of Sponsor Spotlight! I hope you noticed that Page Break had a spot on my sidebar this month! If you weren't already aware, Page Break is a Youtube vlog about books run by Cole and Emelie! You can also find them on @PageBreakBooks! I asked them some questions about themselves, books, and their vlog and instead of typing them out...they wanted to answer them…

NYNB – How I Named my Blog

Blogging

Hello there! It's Jess, the bookworm, all the way across the Pacific Ocean in South Korea! I'm back for one day only, a special deal, to write about the monthly New Year, New Blog (NYNB) post! I'm a VIP in the program that my lovely blog friend Taylor from A Cup of Tay is helping to host! As a designer, I'm always trying to better my blog/brand and myself as…