#Bloggerlife: The numbers matter, but so does your impact!

It happens to every blogger who’s been putting in that good work. You photos are great, you’ve been posting on your site consistently, and your social media following is rising organically. Then, you get an email from the brand that you’ve been stalking! Yes! If you remember from my ‘Blogging While Broke‘ post, most bloggers barely make enough to pay for daily cup of coffee. So, when a brand reaches out to you, ANY BRAND, you get hype!

But then, they send you that . . . questionnaire. You start answering the question and they ask about your NUMBERS:

You answer truthfully because that’s what a real businessperson does. If you are like me you get a little nervous before sending that response email. The question lingers in the air; what if my numbers aren’t good enough? Continue reading “#Bloggerlife: The numbers matter, but so does your impact!”

My 40 Day Detox – Weeks 4 and 5

Welcome back! It’s Detox Review time!

First up, thank you for following me on this journey! I’ve gained so many new readers and fans in the blog, my instagram, and my Facebook page. Also, I appreciate when you email and send me messages about starting your own detoxes! If I encourage just ONE person to be a bit healthier, then I’ve done my job. After all, it was one person who inspired me to start again too.

How’s the detox going?

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My 40 Day Detox – Week Three

We are officially at the halfway point of this 40 Day Detox! Honestly, I didn’t think I’d be sharing so much with you guys. But knowing I’m going to write these posts keeps me accountable. Also, I’ve gained so much SUPPORT from my readers! Y’all are the best. I’m so happy my change is inspiring you to change too! Let’s get healthy together. So, what’s been happening during Week Three? Read more below: Continue reading “My 40 Day Detox – Week Three”

#BloggerLife: I don’t want to be a plus-size blogger

I know this title is a bit awkward but I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. This is, like, my 12th year blogging. I’ve had some HUGE successes and I’ve had plenty valleys. I’ve always called myself a fashion blogger, but I’ve often been asked why don’t I concentrate my efforts on being a PLUS- SIZE BLOGGER. And, that always gets me to thinking about the importance or non-importance of niche blogging.

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My 40 Day Detox – Week Two

I’ve officially completed two weeks of my #40DayDetox. Last week I gave you the details on how to start your own 40 Day Detox. This week, I’m gonna talk about some changes and missteps I’ve made in week two. Remember, doing a detox is not an exact science. My overall goal is weight-loss and mental discipline.

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MY CITY: Visit the Chaos and Awe Exhibit at Frist Museum

It’s safe to say that the Frist Museum is one of my favorite places in Nashville. So, when the team invited to get a preview of the new Chaos and Awe Exhibit I was more than hype to take a visit!

Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century

Located in the Ingram Gallery, downstairs, the Chaos and Awe Exhibit is open to the public from now until September 16th, 2018. From the museum’s website, the Exhibit is described as,

“… a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world, celebrates paint’s capacity to weave together images of physical reality, memories, emotions, and the virtual world”

Y’all, you gonna feel all the emotions and take all the selfies in front of these amazing and thought provoking selections.

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#MOTIVATION: Deal with it, before it deals with you

This week’s motivation post is coming a bit late in the week, but after a recent visit with my therapist (yeah girl, I got a therapist. She’s bomb!), I had to process what she told me. If you know me in real life, you know I’m not really emotional. Well, I’m not outwardly emotional. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have emotions. Oh, I have plenty. But, as I work with my therapist, I’m learning that it’s OK to let some of them show. Why?

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Join me at the #InspirationalHappyHour with Curves With Purpose

Hey guys! Join me and Curves With Purpose on Wednesday, June 27th at The Mall in Green Hills for #InspirationalHappyHour! The Curves With Purpose team invited me to come shop and chat on Facebook & Instgram live. I’ll be discussing my favorite things: How I wrote my book, Jack and Ahlia, plus-size style, and confidence!

If you didn’t know, Curves With Purpose, is part online shopping destination with a generous dash of curvy confidence! The team, based in Nashville, is working hard to give shoppers a variety of brands to wear, while hosting pop-up shops, Girls Nights Out, and motivational posts on their social media channels. Their new initiative, the Inspirational Happy Hour, is a spin on shopping and adding a bit of motivation too! Learn about your fave plus-size influencers with this new endeavor!

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#BloggerLife: Do bloggers need Instagram TV?

Thursday morning, Instagram rolled out their newest venture, InstagramTV. The social media platform reached 1 BILLION followers this year. Despite our cries for chronological order and links within the captions, they thought we needed long-form videos. Ok, now that I’m done being a hater, it’s time to help you figure out if Instagram TV will work for traditional bloggers.

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#MOTIVATION: Sometimes, you NEED to take a break

Sometime’s these #motivationmonday posts I read can make you feel guility, as if you aren’t doing ENOUGH! It’s all ‘GO GIRL’, #GirlBoss, and ‘work while your haters sleep’ or something of the sort. BUT, sometimes you need to take break!

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