One thing I get asked on a very regular basis is if I have any tips for someone just getting started in the blogging world. Now before I get into this, I want you to know that I am by no means an expert. I feel like I am still constantly learning and growing from my mistakes. But that being said, I’d love to share the things I have learned so far that have been so helpful. Or I wish I would’ve known when I was in the beginning stages of my blog. I’ve put together a list of 5 blogging tips and hopefully they will help a few of you out!
I’ve hinted a little bit about this in the past, but I wouldn’t feel like a good girlfriend if I didn’t tell you guys about my go to favorite makeup, Maskcara!! Now let me start off by saying, I have never been someone that loves makeup. I’ve never liked how it feels on my face, and that is why I don’t typically blog about a lot beauty products. (I’m a pretty simple girl) I want my opinions and recommendations from sales to be real. And since I don’t use a lot of products, that limits things! But you guys, this one has been a total game changer for me!! So I had to share why I love it!
One of the best sales of the season is going on now right now! The Shopbop Sale!! It’s a great time to stock up on some of those great basic items and get those designer items you’ve being holding off on. Some of my favorite and most worn jeans, booties, dresses + sunglasses are being offered at huge discounts — which almost never happens. Above are all my favorites and at least 95% are currently in my closet as we speak. The sale ends TOMORROW, Friday 29th so don’t wait if you’ve had your eye on something.
Make sure to use the code EOTS17 to receive 20% off orders under $500 or 25% off orders of $500 or more. Happy shopping friends!!
Somehow time has just flown by, and Hunter is already old enough to be in the stage of life where it is time for braces! (I know…I can barely talk about it) My cousin is the orthodontist for Beckstrom Orthodontics in St. George so we headed down and got Hunter all set up!
I always dreaded putting my kids through the torture of wearing braces, but am totally feeling like she is lucking out, because she gets to do Invisalign instead and miss out on all of the embarrassing photos! ha! You can hardly tell she is wearing them, and she says they aren’t too uncomfortable either. I love them for the simplicity and how easy they are to use. All we have to remember is to switch out the tray once a week , and we don’t have to go in for monthly appointments, which you know I love!
We love happy mail days at our house, and one of the things we look forward to the most every season is ourFabFitFun Box! For those of you who don’t know, FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box. It’s full of fun finds in beauty, wellness, fashion + fitness. It is a great way to find out about new products and get a little sneak peek sample of things you might not just go out and buy yourself! I’ve shared a few of my favorite items from my FabFitFun boxes before, like my amazing scarf from last winter’s box. And this season’s box did not disappoint!
I don’t know how it happened, but Halloween is already just around the corner and it is ALL this girl can talk about. She changes what she wants to be every other day, and her obsession with all things dogs + princess not to mention ninja turtles is making narrowing it down quite the hard choice! Haha!
I also noticed I may have passed on my love for twinning right on down to her. She has an overwhelming amount of stuffed animals, and when she found out she could match them to her dress, she about died with excitement!
Last week was such a good week! Hayden turned 6 and my baby sister announced that she was pregnant and we had a found out they are having a boy! We did a little gender reveal at our tiny rental, but it still felt so nice to have everyone cramped in all together.
My girlfriends came into town last weekend from Cali so I’m spending the weekend with them. It felt so good to have them here. They came to see the house and go to the Idaho Parade of Homes as one of our friends’ house is in it.
I’ve been trying to make a goal of organizing and simplifying my closet, especially now that we are all sharing very limited closet space. I’ve shared my 5 tips for cleaning out your closet in the past, but I have been trying to really make it a point to find pieces that can function in more than one outfit. Not only does it save space, but it’s a great way to save money on additional items you really don’t need!
Joe and I used to be really good about going out on a regular date night. In California we went out about every other week, but since moving to Utah we have totally gotten out of the habit. So we are trying hard to get back into a routine.
We usually just end up going to dinner and I honestly just enjoy the uninterrupted conversation! Since our dates are pretty casual I always reach for go to are my black jeans and a lose blouse. Or I’ll keep it simple with a dress + booties.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how we are surviving in a 2- bedroom rental with all 7 of us while we finish our build, and though it’s definitely been chaotic and a little crazy, we are making it work, and feeling so blessed to be able to build this new home in an area we love!
Luckily, our littles have been so flexible with everything, and are still (for the most part) at the ages where they are loving having a big sleepover every night, because that is what it is! We have Hunter, Hudson, and Hayden sharing a big bed, with Houston in his crib in the same room…