July 11, 2012
July 11, 2012
July 3, 2012
happy 4th of july-eve my little sweet potatoes! i’ll be taking tomorrow off to spend with david, but wanted to share a few of my favorite independence day diy’s before signing off. tomorrow will be filled with good food and sunshine- both of which are two of my favorite things! what do you have planned?
June 20, 2012
admittedly, this is something i didn’t do for a very long time. after i recently bit the bullet and started writing posts ahead of time however, i can’t believe i waited so long! since it took me forever (we’re talking nearly 3 years here), i thought you might like to know why i made the switch, and if you’re a blogger, why you should to.
first let’s talk about why i did not plan my posts ahead of time. you see, i fell in love with this idea of spontaneity early on. i liked having the flexibility and empowerment of just blogging about something as soon as it caught my eye. i thought, but what if i wake up to an amazing product in my inbox? or what if inspiration strikes and i can’t wait to share it? so that my friends, is why i subscribed myself to never blogging ahead of time.
fast forward 3 years of what i would consider some stressful writing, frenzied posts and the occasional emergency run to the nearest coffee shop with internet and you’ll fine me here. happily posting ahead of time. and here’s why!
wake up feeling ahead of the game. especially when different time zones are considered, it’s a wonderful feeling to wake up and know that your posts have already been read, sometimes all around the world.
create better content. when you plan ahead you will naturally have more time to put sincere thought and effort into your posts and plan them perfectly.
freak out LESS! woke up to an internet outage? have no fear, your posts are already scheduled and making their way around the world www.
stay ahead, even when you’re on vacation. blogging while on the road use to be one of my biggest stressors, especially when internet service was in question. since i’ve started planning ahead, i’ve never had more fun while on the road!
share better projects, photos and recipes. when you’re working ahead of time, you’ll be able to plan more projects, and most importantly have plenty of time to take great photos (in the daylight!) and edit them to your liking.
have more time to connect. with your readers, your family and your dog (or kitty!).
better engage your audience. as you plan ahead you’ll find that you have more time to think about how you want to share your content across social media sites and with your readers.
press snooze. not all the time, but sometimes.
be spontaneous. yup, you can still be spontaneous! if you come across something that just can’t wait, just rearrange your scheduled posts or add a new post for the day- your readers will thank you!
be more flexible. want to go for a run? have coffee with your hubbie? have a little extra quite time? all of it is possible when your posts are schedule and ready to go.
so in a nutshell, that is why i made the switch and why it has totally rocked my world and actually increased my time to be creative. can i get a woot woot?!
do you blog ahead? why or why not? i’ll meet you in the comments section!
June 19, 2012
i’m not sure what i love more: scott albrecht’s hand drawn typography or the messages that are written in it. it’s just the way we progress.
visit scott albrecht’s site to see more!
June 8, 2012
May 25, 2012
when i saw brooke schmidt’s photography, i instantly knew that we had kindred spirits. she sees beauty in all things great and small, and turns to nature for inspiration and joy. here’s a little excerpt from brooke in her own words,
“When I walk, I look for birds’ eggshells and snakeskins and feathers. I collect pyrex, painted japanese teapots, hand-carved wooden animals and embroideries of birds. I listen to books on cd read by british readers. At night I often find myself walking outside to check on the stars. I keep lists of the books I read, bake often, and grow hops, beets, lavender and nutmeg thyme in our garden, among the flowers.”
May 24, 2012
oh, boy am i loving this color palette- not to mention the beautifully painted peonies by katie’s pencil box. they’re summery, sweet and perfectly peachy!
May 15, 2012
just in case you needed a little (or a lot of) inspiration. head on over the the magnificent shop, promo pocket to view these and many more!