I love this time of year; this is the time to start fresh and become a better version of myself — it’s time to put my brain to use and think about what needs improvement in my life. So down below are some of my goals for the year 2020. I have put a lot of time and thought into these. I have a feeling that this is going to be the best year yet.
I make more time for myself- I am always putting others before me. I am going to make it a priority to put myself first.
I will hit 50k followers on Instagram- I mean, who doesn’t want a big social media following?
I work with more local companies- Collaborations for my blog and Instagram.
I utilize my time better- I need to be more productive and manage my time better.
2020 will be the year that I buy a house.
I drink more water- This goal is on my list every year.
I have stopped comparing myself and my life to others on social media.
I show up every day, and I do my personal best.
My credit score is 750.
I have more patience with everything and everyone.
I can’t wait to cross all of these goals off my list next year; I can only go up from here.
I hope that 2020 treats you better than in 2019. Happy Goal Setting.
I highly doubt that I am the only one that has ever been in a rut when it comes to blogging and Instagram. I love both platforms, but sometimes I just get burnt out. This post is all about changing up my style and direction with them both. It’s okay to grow and evolve, and that’s exactly what these goals are all about. Enjoy my 2020 goals for my Instagram and blog vision!
WORDS OF THE YEAR
I only post photos that I love
I post once a day
3 sponsorship/ collaborations a month
Constant photo shoots
New theme and direction
Buy a bad ass camera for better quality photos and content
This project has been a long time coming. Hello there, I am writing this post to make sure that you know the good news. I have started an Etsy Shop, and it’s ready for you to shop.
My shop is full of handmade bows and bow holders. I have a ton of little girls in my family and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create something so relevant.
The name of my shop is MyBellaDawn, and I named this after my niece. Head on over to my shop to check out everything that I have made. I will also be taking custom orders soon. I hope that you love all of the hard work that I have put into this project. Trust me; there is a lot more to come.
I will also be making a post all about how to open your own Etsy shop. So stay tuned for that.
We are about to step into the new year and for most of us, that means that it’s time to plan new goals. Today’s blog post is all about setting goals for the next year. If you are a goal setter like I am, then you’re going to love this post!
When it comes to planning out my goals, I love to set my overall goals and then I also set monthly goals. A tip that I learned from a friend, is that it’s great to set a timeline out for each goal. So without further ado, here are some of my goals for 2019.
I’m going to put all that I can into my blog and Instagram. Writing and creating content is such a passion of mine, so why push it off to the side? This is going to be my year to shine!
To piggyback off of that goal, my next would be to have a new blog post up once a week. Content, baby, content.
Say yes to more things. A lot of times I will turn down an invitation somewhere because I get scared to try something new. No more of that! This year I will be saying yes to almost everything. I will be even saying yes to myself this year.
Books; Next year I’m going to read or listen to a new book every month.
Next year is going to be all about concerts and festivals. I am a huge lover of music, so every concert that comes my way, I am going to make it a point to go. It’s all about the experience.
In 2019 I’m going to try my hardest to save as much money as I possibly can. My dream one day is to own my own home. So saving money would help out tremendously.
Learn to live a little. I’m constantly working, and if I’m not working, I’m sleeping. Next year I’m going to start taking more time for myself. It’s okay to have fun every once in a while.
I would love to hear some of your goals for the next year. Let me know if any of my goals are on your list. I love you and I will talk to you in the next post.
Shirt: Asos Curve
Jeans: Forever 21 Plus
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As a blogger in a city that isn’t Los Angeles, I get a lot of weird looks from people when I am taking blog photos in public. When I first started blogging, those look from people would bother me so bad, I wanted to stop taking photos and go home. Now I could care less about what people think of me, especially when I am posing to get that perfect shot. In this post, I am going to share 5 tips on how to feel more comfortable when it comes to taking photos in public. If you are someone that is a beast when it comes to taking photos in public, then congrats, you’re winning at life.
My first tip is to remember that you most likely won’t ever see the people that are staring at you again. If you ever happen to run into them on another day, there is a good chance that they are not going to remember you.
Take someone with you that you are comfortable around. With them encouraging you, it makes it that much easier to smile, take a great photo, and have an amazing time.
Try to start out somewhere that doesn’t have a ton of people, but still in public. For example, go to a park to take some photos, compared to a coffee shop downtown. Ease your way into it.
Practice makes perfect! The more that you go out in public and take photos, the more comfortable you will feel.
My last tip is just to have fun! Remeber that you are taking these photos for you and your audience. You’re not taking them for the random person walking by. You are obviously passionate about these photos, so anyone else’s opinion shouldn’t matter, so just have fun!
I hope that these tips helped you out a little. I would love to know any tips that you have, leave them in the comment section!
As a blogger, I don’t always have the money to fork out to try a new product. I spend my money on bills and other important stuff that I usually forget about in a month. If you are a blogger that is just getting started, or an Instagrammer looking for collaborations, I have discovered a new app that I think you will love.
I don’t remember where I saw the add for this app, but I am glad that I did. Muses App is a community of bloggers and companies looking for people to collaborate with. Not only can you receive product for posts, but some of the opportunities are paid! You can search through tons of different collaborations and choose the ones that better fit you and your audience.
This app is also great for those that are looking to grow their platform followers. You can connect and meet with other Muses around the world, or right in your very own town. I bet that you are super excited and are going to download it now. Well if you are, I will make it easier for you. Click here to get started collaborating! I think that you are going to love this app just as much as I do. When you download it, make sure that you add me as a favorite!
The number one question that I get asked is “I am starting a blog, do you have any tips for me?”. The answer is yes I do! I have been blogging for almost four years now and have learned some things along the way.
Continue reading to get my blogging tips! Make sure that you are following my blog for more posts like this!
The first tip that I have for anyone, is to make sure that you choose a topic that you love. Blogging takes a lot of time and effort, so you want to make sure that you are enjoying the time that you invest in.
Tip number two is to make blogging friends! Connecting with people can be very helpful, they can share advice and you can share your advice with them! There are so many different opportunities that can come out of just being genuine friends.
Number three, stay consistent. I am sure that this tip doesn’t just apply to blogging. If you are trying to gain your Instagram following, YouTube channel, or anything else, you must stay consistent.
Don’t be afraid to try new things. Blogging has pushed me outside of a box that I didn’t even realize that I was in. Taking photos in public use to terrify me! Now I can give two fucks if people are looking at me weird. They are never going to see me again.
Use the resources that are given. Take advantage of hashtags, tags, and sharing! Try sharing your blog posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Just like YouTube, titles are important. Make sure that the titles are going to catch your reader’s attention.
Add pretty photos, readers like visuals.
Scheduling blog posts ahead of time is a great way to save time.
Collaborate with other bloggers. This helps to grow your blog following and introduces your blog to a whole new audience.
Remember to have fun! Don’t feel like you have to write posts, it’s going to take the fun out of blogging and you will get burnt out. Blog when you want to and mix it up every now and again.
Hello there! I know that you seen DIY in the title and just had to stop by! Summer is right around the corner, that means that it is time to decorate for summer! Today I made this cute little summer wreath and thought that I would share it with you. It is super simple and cost me less than $5 to make it.
To make this wreath you are going to need:
hula hoop (whatever size that you want)
hot glue gun and glue sticks
flowers of your choice
bow is optional
This project is very simple, but very time consuming. All I did to create this wreath is hot glue the twine around the hula hoop until the coop was completely covered. I made sure that that when I was gluing the twine down, I pulled it tight and close together.
Next I hot glued my flowers in place and All done!
Feel free to add a bow, I was going to at first and then decided that I liked it better without one.
Welcome to Travel Tuesday! I was lucky enough to get invited to the Stella Rosa Social in Paso Robles, Ca! Here are some photos from the event, it was seriously stunning. The weather was incredible and the land was green.