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Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post. Happy Monday! I hope everyone’s weekend went well? Last Wednesday I put out a blog post on how I organise my blog posts and I decided to now do an update post on all the apps i basically use for blogging and what I use them for. From since the last post I have used different and new apps that really help me a lot and this can maybe help you out so lets get right on into it!

Plann

So the first app we will be looking into is plann, this app is made to help plan and organise your Instagram postings before uploading them to your Instagram. This app is a huge life saver for me and I pretty much use it all the time, it helps me plan out and upload everything I want to it so I can plan out a whole week of Instagram uploads to post. This app also helps me keep my Instagram colour scheme I want and not post something that doesn’t go with my colours I have going already.

Canva

Next is canva, almost every blogger probably knows canva. This app is like one of the top must haves for a blogger, this app is for designing. I use this app for designing all my blog covers and Instagram story graphics etc. This app pretty much goes hand and hand with Pinterest because this is what everyone is using to make their blog pins.

Pinterest

Ok, so everyone has Pinterest ! I always had a Pinterest account way back and pin and bit here and there but never really focused on Pinterest and all what it does until now. I am fully in the Pinterest obsession now, I am now making use of Pinterest for my blog, I am still trying to get my Pinterest strategy and see what works for me but so far so good. I must say Pinterest is like the best yes for getting your blog noticed getting whole loads of traffic but a huge frustration if you ask me.

VSCO

Most people use VSCO, I only mostly use this app to whiten my backgrounds in my photos for my Instagram. This app is really great for overall photo editing I would recommend it for blogging, but overall I use this app only for background whitening.

Preview is pretty much another Plann, it helps organise and help sort and plan out everything you would like to post before uploading your photo. I love using this app for photo editing, if you are looking for an app that can help with colour coordinating your Instagram and making a colour scheme I highly recommend this app. It also helps you with your stats for Instagram you would just have to connect your account.

Tailwind is an app that I just started using, I am still trying to understand it and figure out how this whole app works. But I love using this app to organise and plan and schedule my pinterest postings. I also connected my Instagram account but I dont find it helpful for Instagram just because I have another way of posting my Instagram. This app has help me gain loads of monthly viewers to my pinterest account over night just by planning and scheduling postings for over night. I am still trying to understand and build with tailwind tribes, and find a strategy that works best for me. If you do not have tailwind I would recommend getting it, it is a huge help for pinterest gaining huge amounts of traffic. Hopefully this post has helped with maybe adding something new to your blogging, I hope I somewhat explained how all these apps work. Sorry for todays late posting ( life has taken over) next post will be up Wednesday at 9am EST.

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Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post. Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe it’s literally in the middle of the week already. This week for me so far has been overwhelming but I will make it. I haven’t been feeling well just yesterday I have been fighting to rest and literally forgot about today’s post, I literally came up with this post and stayed up past 10 trying to make this post so bare with me. For today’s post I wanted to share how I plan my blog posts, how I organise just the planning out process. I am happy I came up with a system especially with being a wife and having a five year old and a baby but this system works for me.

So first things first, I just want to make a disclaimer that my system doesn’t have to work for everyone but then again it can end up working for someone so it’s all on your schedule. So I schedule all Mondays and Wednesday only and I do not post on social media on Saturday or Sunday’s because I am always busy on the weekends. So literally how I organize everything is on those days only, so Saturday and Sunday I brainstorm and will go on WordPress in drafts and type out all the potential blog posts I’d want to do and just literally sit and type out as many as I can get out. If I am having writers blog what I do is go onto Pinterest type “blog ideas” and read through potential ideas I love and I might change it up a bit to suite my blog and I still sit there and type out as much ideas as possible. Ok so I got my ideas down next I delete all the posts I am not feeling and clear them, when I decide what I will post I use Saturday and Sundays to type out my Monday post. If I have time after I finish and schedule Monday post I will write my intro for Wednesday post this helps me a step further in planning.

As soon as it’s Monday and my post goes up I use Tuesday to write and prepare for my Wednesday post. And if am stuck which I shouldn’t be because I literally type out all my blog ideas so I barely get stuck. I choose which post id want to do and type that out, and schedule it for Wednesday morning. I find Tuesday is less time for me to prepare for a post but since I prepare a lot over the weekend it helps in some way. After Wednesday I am back to doing the same system over again ..

Blog ideas

Draft posts

Type posts

Schedule

If you do this often around your blog schedule you would have enough posts possibly for the month and also never get stuck and have writers block. Also having your posts drafted already and half way typed out saves you huge amounts of time. Sometimes I have about 3 posts at a time intro already typed out or more and I could get about two posts already scheduled and up. The only thing to get in my way of my posting schedule is of life takes over and I don’t have time to do this process, and I end up having to miss a day of posting. But overall I literally do this over and over throughout the weeks, I just incorporated tailwind into my method I am still trying to get a hang of using it and figuring it out. But so far I am liking it, tailwind helps put aloe with my posting and hopefully it helps increase my blog traffic. It has helped so far with me just putting pins through out the day to my Pinterest but if you guys would like to know me check it out here.

I hope my method of blog posting has helped you all in some way or another or maybe my whole system is easy for you either way I hope I made your job easier. Thank you all for reading, remember to like & comment I always love hearing from you all! Next scheduled post will be up Monday at 9am EST time. Also forgot to mention this is my 100th blog post! yay!

Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post! Happy Monday I hope everyone weekend went well? Mine went great I feel like this weekend even the last week went by too quick. For today’s blog post I wanted to share what keeps me going and motivated when it comes to blogging.

I know as bloggers we all go through rough patches and moments of forgetting why we started blogging, or moments of frustration with a specific problem or maybe even life taking over and we slowly give up. Yup, I go through these every now and then. I have my moments of frustration to where I always ask myself “what am I doing wrong?” Or is my content good enough? To where I have had life take over and I had to totally put blogging on hold. That moment was really rough for me because when I had returned my blog was barely getting any traffic and I had to work extra hard and put out double the posts to let every know like “heyy am back!” . My biggest challenge so far as a blogger is getting huge amounts of traffic, like this drives me insane to where I always feel like giving up. Sometimes I can’t even be bothered to days I literally am up a day reading blogs on blogs of how to improve your traffic.

What I realized is there is no secret to what gets everyone going. It’s why we started blogging and the story behind it. I always remember the day I left me job and was home doing absolutely nothing, and I just decided to start little Black Dress out of no where. I always try and remember the days I struggled in school due to having a learning disability and it interfering with jobs and having people tell me I can’t. Little Black Dress came from a mom being able to be herself and express who Sarah is. I would say one of the biggest reasons I stay motivated is wanting to conquer my shyness, I hate public speaking and opening up and I feel like this is the only place I can do it. I don’t want me being “shy” take over and stop me from getting what I want in life and this is it this is the answer so far in achieving just that.

If we all just take a minute through those times and think to really why we started everything that’s the best motivation we can get. To even where the promotions, money and social media fame wouldn’t mean anything to us but the enjoyment of putting out posts. I am also so blessed to have a supportive husband who always supports my blogging, he is always there to help me and always even willing to proofread my work (always embarrassing for me). He gives me ideas and always asks me how it’s doing and willing to invest in anything I need. I honestly don’t know what I would do without him I feel like he is that extra push I need to keep going, it’s always good to have that support system that would be your cheerleader when you are down and stuck. Before blogging I honestly didn’t know it was going to be this hard but I don’t regret it one bit! Thanks everyone for reading! I hope this post help in someway or another, next post will be up Wednesday at 9am EST.

Happy Wednesday everyone I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday so far? For today’s blog post I am going to talk about my 5 top current favourite fashion pieces I use almost all the time with whatever I wear. Either its all or some and this is my current for the season, some of these pieces I could probably use past winter also.

So my first two pieces I am in love with and pretty much am using all the time during the winter season is my zara belted fur coat and my fashion drug inspired Luis vutton backpack purse. I absolutely love this coat I did a post about it awhile back because my husband got this for me right before I gave birth to my second daughter and from then I pretty much am wearing this jacket if the weather inst too bad.

The bag is my top current go to bag, I pretty much use this bag for every outfit I wear from relaxed to chic. I realised this bag is actually a great winter season piece, this is because I hate using certain bags in the winter to me it’s just a hassle and this is more a handbag but a backpack kind of way. Another reason I love this bag is because you can switch around the handles anyway you like! I purchased this item in the fall on Fashion Drug, which is a site that sells Inspired designers bags. The last time I checked the bag is still there but I believe it will soon be gone due to them introducing a new collection.

Another item that is part of my top favourite is a current new purchase. I haven’t got to wear them yet but am already so in love with them! My snakeskin sneakers from Zara, these shoes were getting sold out quick I am lucky I got to purchase them last minute. I tried these on and they feel super comfy I just hope it isn’t a hassle breaking them in. I am not sure if they are still online but they could be. This next piece is something I would so pair with my sneakers which is my Zara leather jacket, if am not wearing my fur jacket I’d most likely be wearing this one. My husband bought me this one about two years ago now and that’s another reason I absolutely love this jacket. It’s super comfy pretty thick and a great piece to have in the closet. My last item would probably be my black borg fur coat, yes another coat. I never noticed but I guess I’ve been loving a lot of coats this season, I love wearing this piece when it comes to more relaxed looks and I don’t want to dress up too much. I purchased this from Forever 21 online I find that it’s more easier to shop online when it comes to forever 21. These are all my top 5 favourite pieces that are in my closet, I for now can’t wear an outfit without at least one or more of them incorporated in them. I hope you all enjoyed today’s post, happy Monday! Look out for Wednesday blog post at 9am EST time.

Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post! Happy Wednesday hope everyone is having a great start to their Wednesday? If you have noticed or not I have decided to put a change to my posting schedule and switch it from Wednesday at 3pm to Wednesday at 9am. This puts a little bit more of a pressure on me to get my post up early and scheduled for Wednesday but I’ve been doing a lot of research and I have been studying my feed and I have noticed that my big traffic and audience is more larger at 9am then 3pm. I know Monday can be different from Wednesday but I am going to give it a try ! Now for today’s blog post am going to talk about my current fashion wish list and how my wardrobe is looking at the moment, and future purchases also.

So if you follow me on Instagram you all know I have a huge zara obsession, it is pretty bad when it comes to my kids I love shopping in zara kids I am obsessed ! But now recently I am loving zara women and I swear I am now converting my whole wardrobe to zara. So I have current favourites for my wish list at the moment.


These are some of my wish list items from zara, a premium ribbed dress, faux leather leggings and the ribbed dress. They are all roughly around $40 CAD. My next few items on my wish list are from Miss pap and Missy empire.

The first item from Missy Empire is the grey joggers, I feel like every girl needs at least one pair of joggers in their wardrobe. You can style this piece anyway. The next item is the grey ribbed two piece set, this is an popular outfit I have been seeing it a lot online, I feel like this would make a cute spring, fall and winter statement. The third is a black leather jacket, this is a cute spring and fall jacket to style with any outfit of choice. Lately I have been looking for one I like and that is not pushing it price wise.

My last item on my list is from Nordstrom, I have bag like this but I thought this one was super cute and would look good with any outfit. Which is an transparent cross body bag. This bag is about $49.00 CAD, those would be some of the items on my wish list currently. I have so much more items but of course I dont want to make this post too long. And am sorry if the post seems super short, I stayed up late trying to get this post half way done then currently just finished it while doing mom duties. I wanted to make this post of me not too much talking but more showing the items but hopefully it helped. Next post will be up Monday at 9amEST! Have a great rest of your Wednesday!