Since making the choice to quit my job and work on Life with Rosie full time for the rest of the summer, I've done some serious thinking about what the whole purpose of this blog is. I love being a lifestyle blogger and I truly believe that lifestyle blogs matter in the grand blogging scheme of things. But, if I'm going to be serious about this space, I knew I needed to narrow a few things down and have a more specific game plan about what is going to happen here over the next few months. I've realized that when I sit down to write a post, it needs to do at least one of these four things: 1. Educate/Enhance 2. Build a Community 3. Entertain 4. . . .
I received one or more of these books to read for free in exchange for my honest review. It's been a while since I've done a reading round up and I was honestly putting it off because I was so ashamed of how little I read over the last couple of months! I'm so behind in my reading goal! However, I've received a few requests for some summer read recommendations, so I knew it was time to have a "June Chapter Chat." Winners: Firecracker by David Iseron: ★★★★-4 stars. This book is written by the same guy who writes for New Girl and SNL, so, as you can expect, it's funny. It's not pee your pants funny, but it is highly entertaining. Astrid Kieger is the main . . .
How is almost half of the year over? I can't believe it. I feel like it was just yesterday that Dustin and I were celebrating the new year in Idaho and dreaming of our moving day to California to come. Now we've been in California for almost two months and nearing the end of our stint hear and nearing our next move: Arizona! I'm not going to lie, May was a rough month for me. Between some health issues, struggling with some anxiety and a job that was draining me, I didn't accomplish much of my May goals. I read 5 books instead of 8, made it to the gym a total of 5 times instead of my goal of 12 and didn't get a vlog done. I did exceed my goal of Bloglovin' followers . . .
It's real talk time. You may have noticed some minor redesigns around here and I'm so excited about them! I wanted a bit of a new look to start off this month because things are changing in my life and it feels right to begin with a fresh look. So. I quit my job. Let's back track. When I first started blogging seriously at Life with Rosie, I was stuck in a rut. I had just graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English Education that I had worked towards for six years and after completing my student teaching and getting my degree, I was left at a complete loss. There was nothing for me to work towards anymore, and as much as I loved my student teaching . . .
Some of these products were received in exchange for my honest opinion from Influenster. It's the end of May? Already? Where is this year going? End of the month means another In and Out round up; a monthly series where I review products that worked for me (In) and products that disappointed me (Out). In: Covergirl's Intensify Me Liquid Eye Liner-c/o Influenster. I got this eyeliner in a voxbox this month and was excited about it because it came the day I was planning on going to Sephora and buying a Stila liner. I have never been so impressed by a drugstore liquid eyeliner. This stuff goes on smoothly and has a gorgeous inky black color. It . . .