Being a relatively new blogger, I've found myself struggling to find my voice these last couple of weeks. I've been reading articles about how I should hone in on my niche and pick a specific topic to write about consistently. I was getting so frustrated because I'm not ready to pick just one topic; I want to write about a bunch of topics! I'm passionate about fashion and reading and beauty and my dog and I want to write about it all. Maybe as time goes on, I'll niche down a bit, but for right now I'm self-classified as a lifestyle blogger and that's okay. But, it got me thinking: What's the point of lifestyle blogs when there are other blogs that specifically focus . . .
**This post may contain affiliate links. A lot of my friends in the blogging community have recently gotten puppies or are planning to get a puppy in the next few months. I'm so excited for them! This week we celebrated Rosie's 1 year adoption anniversary! My timehop has been filled with the first photos I took of her after we brought her home and gave her a bath. She was such a chunky little girl! Rosie pup is helping out on the blog today to assist me in giving some pointers to anyone who might have a puppy or dog that suffers from puppy separation anxiety. Yes, it is a real thing for dogs to have separation anxiety and it can be really bad. We brought . . .
Thank you to Evian, The Wilkes Group and Brandbacker for sponsoring this post today. All opinions are my own! I first want to say that I am so much more then my cancer. I know I've been writing about it a lot lately. But, I would also be lying if I said that my cancer wasn't a huge part of my life and who I am today. That being said, thank you to all who accept my stories of treatment and trauma with kindness and encouragement. This isn't a blog about cancer, but this is a place for me to share what cancer has taught me and I so appreciate your understanding and receptiveness. When I lost my eyelashes and eyebrows during my chemotherapy treatment, I vowed that . . .
All images courtesy of Goodreads. Remember the good old days of being in a reading circle in elementary school? I secretly loved them and that's probably why I'm a book nerd! I am back on track this month to achieve my reading goal of reading 75 books by the end of the year. I read six books this month and I'm proud of myself because this month I branched out from my typical Young Adult Lit and read regular adult fiction and really enjoyed it! Black Moon by Kenneth Callhoun -★★ - A copy of this book was provided to me for free by Blogging for Books. All opinions are my own. Black Moon tells the story of several characters as they deal with an insomnia . . .
source I used to be the kind of girl who set her goals at the beginning of the year and then kind of forgot about them. Last month was the first month I tried setting monthly goals, and by publishing them on my blog, I felt super accountable to try to achieve them. It worked out pretty well, so I'm going to continue setting monthly goals so I can continue to feel motivated! Speaking of February goals, I pretty much rocked mine! I wanted to go on a soda fast, and I made it the WHOLE MONTH plus two days without my beloved Barq's root beer. I gave myself a big cold glass of it yesterday, and you know what? It was sickeningly sweet! I drank the one glass and . . .