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3 Major things I wish I knew before starting a blog

Hey everyone, welcome back. First things first I was suppose to have a blog up Monday morning. But due to me throwing my youngest daughter her first birthday Sunday night I literally got thrown off schedule. I was so busy Sunday night I didn’t even get to start half of my post. I was deciding if I should put up Monday post for Tuesday and keep Wednesday post the same. But that would be too close of a catch up for me so I am now posting Monday’s post today Wednesday. For today’s post I wanted to talk about the three major things I wish I knew before starting a blog. Now this is going to be my raw thoughts based on my experiences.

1. Time

Initially I started blogging when I only had my oldest. At the time I started she was about four years old started school. I decided to quit my job and was fed up in my field of work and that’s when I decided to start my dream and start a blog. Now since in the days I had a lot of time of my hands I had time to meet my deadlines and post whenever I planned on posting. Now obviously things and life has changed but before starting a blog I never knew the amount of time in and time loss I’d have. Now that I am a mom of two I have loss time on post schedules and sacrifice uploads for sleep. I never knew the difficulties of blogging while being a mom and wife.

2. Traffic

Another major difficulty’s many bloggers have is gaining traffic. Being a blogger I have realized time and traffic go hand in hand. If you want more traffic and interaction you always need to put time in. This has been the hardest for me especially when I don’t get to make out time a specific day because that week or day can just be busy for me. Usually kids never really want to go by your schedule you just have to go with their schedule. Sometimes this makes me feel like am not getting anywhere with my blog especially if I see my traffic go down a bit. I always try and remember to try and motivate myself to keep going and remember why I started my blog. Another tip I use is to try and find the day and time I can fit in my blogging and social media time into my schedule even if it is for an hour. Sometimes I even include my mommy time, for example taking pictures of my toddlers outfits and using them for my Instagram post.

3. Interaction

In conclusion, the last and not least is interaction. I never knew how hard it is to get and gain social interaction on social media with other fellow bloggers. I find this the most frustrating thing ever being a blogger. I know it involves vice versa but i find it really irritating. It’s even harder for me being a mommy blogger since I can’t be on so much and I go M.I.A for a few days so I don’t get to interact online. Whenever I do I swear I get 0-2 responses back, I mean if I get 1-2 that’s a start but it’s really hard. The hardest platform is instagram and I know it’s not just me as a blogger but for a lot of other bloggers too. I decided to put in more motives when being more social online. I do admit that I am an introvert so I can be a little more outgoing and open online. I realized doing this can help grow my platform grow more and also for Instagram. It can also show my follows who I am more and it’s one way people will interact more with you as a blogger. Furthermore it’s the best way to overcome our challenges as bloggers to to change and find solutions that can work for us to fix these challenges we have.

Thank you all for reading this post. If you haven’t read my last blog post you can find that HERE. Please tune into a new post next Monday 9AM EST standard time. I hope you all found this post helpful, if you have anything you wish you knew before blogging please let me know in the comments! Please like, comment and follow! I always love to hear from you all!

Coco Cabana Cream

Coco Cabana Review

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post! Happy Monday  I hope everyone had a great weekend mine was decently pleasant. For today’s blog post I wanted to do a review for Sol De Janeiro coco cabana cream.

I recently got the sample product in my Ipsy August bag along with other sample products. I have bought the Bum Bum Cream, I believe I have done a review on it you can find it HERE. I have not even thought to try this product because I am loving the scent of the Bum Bum Cream so I was excited to try this one out. And I honestly wish I have decided to try this out sooner! I am absolutely in love with this coco cabana cream scent, I am starting to believe this is my all time favorite scent now.

Coco Cabana Cream

The coco cabana cream is oil in water body cream that instantly hydrates. This product is for all skin types and the main concerns this product supports is dryness, dullness and uneven texture. If you are wondering what the scent type is for the coco cabana cream it is a warm and sweet scent. The key ingredients highlighted in the product are coconut oil, coco sugar and cupuacu butter. One thing I always do before buying any skin related product for my skin is to check is it made for my skin type and what skin concerns is the product helping and would it help me. I always try to avoid buying anything skin products that don’t help my skin type or my needs. It honestly is a waste of money for me because it will go against my skin and because it wasn’t made for it. I also abide by this for my make up purchases also.

I am literally going to buy a bigger size of this product and also get the body mist along with it. This will most likely be my go to scent for awhile. I honestly don’t think am going to get sold on another scent. This has definitely beat the Bum Bum Cream, I love the scent also but it’s something I wouldn’t apply daily because I’d probably after awhile get sick of the scent. But this coconut scent is something I can live for I guess am a warm sweet type of girl.

coco cabana creamWhat are some of your favorite scents? Or are you more prone like me to just sniff around until you come across a scent you love? I guess since I am sold and hooked on the scent I am more a warm sweet scent. I recently came across online on Sol De Janeioro page where they said they have came out with a slightly different scent. I was confused because I dont know if it is the new scent I have or I haven’t smelled that yet. But I am going to purchase the body mist and medium sized bottle of the cream. You can find that HERE from your local sephora.  Thank you all for reading, I hope you all enjoyed! I will be getting a laptop soon, most likely by September. And I will then be back on my blog schedule as usual. See you all in my next post!

Jetpack

My Christmas Playlist

Hey little black dress fashionistas!, I am back with another post. I am so proud I am getting back to fully blogging and making time. Christmas is just around the corner and is fast approaching and I am feeling that festive mood, I am getting into making a lot of blog posts on Christmas. Well I said why not on a few of my favourite Christmas songs. If I had to make a Christmas playlist this is what it would look like:

  1. Aly & AJ – Greatest Time Of Year
  2. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
  3. Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
  4. Natasha Bedingfield- Shake up christmas
  5. Pentatonix – Hallelujah
  6. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon
  7. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve
  8. Pentatonix
  9. Faith Hill- Where are you christmas?
  10. Wham! – Last Christmas
  11. Josh Groban – Believe
  12. Meghan Trainor – I’ll be home
  13. Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to me
  14. Destiny Child – 8 Days of Christmas

So this is just a quick list of the few christmas songs I like, there is more but of course I am not going to make a long list. What are your favorite christmas songs that get you in the mood? Comment & Like!

Hope you enjoyed! 

Happy 26th Birthday to me!

Good morning everyone, happy Tuesday! I can’t believe we’re this far into December already I feel like everyday has gone by so quick. The 11th has approached So quickly already it’s insane, I have been so busy and sleep deprived that I literally forgot it was my birthday my husband told me happy birthday after 12am and I couldn’t believe I forgot my own birthday.

Anyways a happy 26th birthday to me! I literally remember last year birthday a whole year ago on my 25th. Me at home not knowing what I wanted to do career wise feeling lost and me also praying and hoping for a baby. My husband supporting me still and helping me through everything even surprising me and bring home this cake.  And wow now a whole year later! Life is really full of surprises, and it’s crazy what we all can do in one whole year. I found what I love and finally decided to do blogging and hopefully soon turn it into a full blown job and I just had my baby and I found joy in being at home with my kids and doing what I love. When I think back to a year ago I am so proud of me, and to be honest I did it all by accident. I went after what I love and I kept going and of course I couldn’t have done it without my husband. He pushed me to do my blogging and kept the faith and supported me through all our difficult times. And all I can say is here to another year and bring on 27! Let’s see what a whole another year can bring I am ready! And after having two kids I must say 26 couldn’t look any better. Thanks for reading remember to comment and like I love hearing from you all.

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