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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder ….of the little black dress.

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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!

Good morning everyone ! and welcome back to another blog post and happy Tuesday to everyone. I hope everyone is having a great start to their Tuesday, Valentines day is now over even though everyday should be valentines day. My valentines day went great it was filled with love and stress as I was also still being a mom but it went how i somewhat expected it to go. I realised sometimes its hard getting that dream date you envision when your a 24/7 parent, as long your significant other tried that all that matters.

Well my Thursday morning started off with a manicure, I was way overdue for one. My husband drove me to the nail bar, this was actually one of my valentines gifts as he paid for my manicure which was super sweet of him. After my nail appointment it was back to mommy duties and reality, when I came home my husband actually ended up surprising me with another gift he hid. After he dropped me off at my nail appointment he actually took our daughter with him to the store to pick up my gift. For over a year now I’ve been obsessing over having a keurig I love coffee, and he actually went out and got it! I was so surprised because the day before valentines day he told me the gifts he had planned on getting was not going to come in by tomorrow which he had lied. He also ended up getting our oldest daughter a heart shaped box of chocolates. We didn’t get to go out that night because he had to work so we put our plans for tomorrow the 15th, so it was pretty much mom duties for the rest of that day.

Later on that night my husbands calls me saying I got a package coming to the door, I really didn’t expect this I thought it was makeup. I answer the door and notice it was a package from Amazon the box was pretty small and really light so am wondering what it can be plus my husband seemed really excited. I quickly open the package and it was a iphone tripod mount, I was wondering why my husband just ordered a mount and not the tripod, my husband knows I’ve been really wanting one to start doing videos and use it for also blogging. Funny thing is he thought the tripod came with mount, and I had to simply explain to him its two separate things. I find my husband funny sometimes but I love that he goes beyond for me, and that what I took into consideration that moment. So since we couldn’t go out that night because my husband had to work we saved the date for the Friday night. So we went out to Moxies bar and grill one of my favourite restaurants, and had a wonderful time. We did a movie and dinner date night, so we went to watch escape room which by the way you all should go watch its so good. Then it was to sephora where he allowed me to pick what I liked and he would buy, which I don’t thing ill ever try and go in on Friday nights again. Overall this year valentines day was amazing hopefully next year me and my husband can go somewhere.

And that is my valentines day in an review, at my best. I cannot complain I could see my husband tried his best to make it special for us which is hard with a baby and a five year old. I wish we could go full on out but being parents you get what you can get. But thanks for reading, I was behind on posting this because you all know my posting schedule is Mondays at 9am and Wednesday at 3pm but yesterday was such an hard day my 3 month old was not having it yesterday. It was a really bad day for her and me I honestly got nothing done yesterday so I am behind for this post but tomorrow post will still be going up usual time. Thanks for all bearing with me and still supporting me, I hope you all have a great rest of the day.

Audrey Hepburn

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Gianni Versace

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

Miuccia Prada

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”

Yves Saint Laurent

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

Marc Jacobs

“To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.”

Karl Lagerfeld

“One is never overdressed or under dressed with a little black dress.”

A little motivation and positive vibes for the new year, I love a great quote in the morning.

Good afternoon everyone! Welcome back to my blog,I am back with another post for Christmas. I hope so far your afternoon is going well mine of course is filled with sleep deprivation as per usual but what would I do without my coffee! I have done some last minute Christmas pick up for tomorrow and had to share. I do also want to mention this week I will have a total of three posts up due to Christmas, I have decided on a set schedule ( hopefully I stick to it) to have two posts up a week. So I did some last minute shopping at the mall and purchased one of these dresses for my older daughter. It is so hard to shop in general because malls are always packed but for around the holidays is even 10x even more worse. I love the holidays and I hate to see it go but I always miss having money in my pocket.

This is one of the purchases this one was bought from my sister, this was purchased at kids H&M. Along with two sweaters she can wear over the dresses, which is pictures of them down below.

This is the dress I bought, I found this dress at Forever 21 kids. I am surprised I actually came across it I dont really look through forever 21 kids, my daughter is five years old and its actually for older girls but I buy older sizes for her because she is a bit tall. I love that with these buys she can wear them for Christmas and for other occasions.

I hope the rest of your afternoon go well, and your Christmas! I will be putting up my next post on Thursday. Remember to like & comment I love hearing from you all, until next time.