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    5 Tips to Networking at Events – Austin City Tour with Liketoknow.it

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    Happy Wednesday everyone! Last week I attended the Austin City Tour for Liketoknow.it and I wore this fun and flirty romper for under $50 at the event. It was such a fun and cute event at the beautiful venue Matties in Austin. If you’ve never been, it’s absolutely beautiful, and they have peacocks roaming freely on the grounds. But the best part about the event was meeting all the wonderful influencers of Liketoknow.it. It was such a great opportunity to finally meet these women who we’ve supported each other and followed through our blogs and social media. I think one of the most important things you can do as a business owner is grow your network and meet new people who could potentially be business partners, supporters, or even clients. Today I am sharing tips on networking at events and more details of what I wore at the Liketoknow.it city tour in Austin below!

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    Blogging 101: The Truth About Having Interns + 3 Tips to Finding the Right One

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    Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great week!  Yesterday I had a fun mom’s night out watching an early screening of Life of the Party, and let me tell you it was non stop laughing in the theater. But it doesn’t surprise me at all considering Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph are both in it. Those two are a hoot! It is definitely a must watch. Today I am sharing a requested post and sharing my experience about having interns. If you followed me on my journey, last year, I opened up my business and took in three interns for six months. This year I currently do not have any interns, and I am sharing why. Today I am sharing the truth about having interns and tips on how to find the right one for your business. Read more of my experience below.

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    12 Tips to Becoming More Successful with Liketoknow.it

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    Hey guys! Hope ya’ll are having a great week! I know I said on Instastories I would share my tips on what has helped me be successful with the Liketoknow.it, so today I am sharing my top twelve tips with you. As a blogger Liketoknow.it is my main source of affiliate income, and one way I make money as a blogger. I have been with Liketoknow.it for three years now, and I didn’t really start making sales till almost a year in. It was because of my consistency and building trust with my followers that my sales grew. I’ve had the opportunity to hang out with Liketoknow.it last year at NYFW, and recently did a sponsored post with them with Ulta. I love being part of this growing community of influencers with Liketoknow.it, and I hope these tips help you become more successful. Read more below!

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    10 Productivity Tips for Working at Home – Zappos X Sofft Shoes

    Sponsored by Zappos. 

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    Happy Monday everyone! Who is ready for a productive work week? Today on the blog I am sharing ten productivity tips from working at home, and sharing this perfect everyday work wear outfit for the boss lady on the go with Zappos and Sofft Shoes. Because who says you can’t be stylish working from home? Read more of why getting dressed is actually an important part of a productive day in my tips below, and why you don’t need to sacrifice style for comfort!

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    Blogging 101: 3 Things I learned About My Business Working With An Agent

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    Happy Monday everyone! This mama is excited to be back on a normal schedule now that Spring Break is over. I have my last doctor’s appointment today for a quick six-week check up for my breast augmentation. You can view more about my surgery here. Today I wanted to share my experience with working with an Influencer Talent Agent, and what I learned from that experience in regards to my blogging business.  Plus, I also wanted to share this casual work week look with this beautiful cream bow mesh top. View the full look below!

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    4 Tips to Growing Your Network as a Blogger + Red Romper

    Hey guys happy Monday,

    Hope ya’ll had a great weekend! Hubs was home from work so we were busy enjoying all the fun fall and Halloween festivities with our family and friends. Also another exciting thing is I reached 30k on Instagram this weekend. When I hit milestones like this I love sharing blogging tips that really helped me on my blogging journey, and today I am talking all about networking. One of the best things you can do to grow your business and your blog is grow your network. I have met so many of my best blogger friends, business partners, and made the most collaborations through actively growing my network. Here are four tips to growing your network as a blogger, plus I’m also sharing how I styled this pretty red romper.

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    Denim on Denim + Why I Blog GIVEAWAY

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    First of all, I want to say THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart. I really appreciate every single one of you who took the time to fill out the survey. I also appreciate all the positive feedback and the sweet messages. I seriously was in tears reading it. Honestly, I was so scared to do this survey because I was scared of getting negative or hateful responses. I’ve heard some horror stories from other bloggers, and it being my first survey, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I appreciate every single message from you guys, because it has reassured me of the direction I am going with this blog. I was a little lost at first, but after reading your responses it brought me back to why I blog, why I started this whole thing, and what keeps me going. So today I am going to share with you my whys, my goals, and my vision for this blog. Plus this classic denim on denim look thats perfect for summer and another GIVEAWAY!

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    Confidence Tips For the Directions of Your Dreams – Survey + Giveaway

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    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” – Henry David Thoreau

    I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for almost three years now. So much has changed since my very first post as a mom blogger. The very first post I did was when we found out we were having a boy! (View post here). I never envisioned this little space of mine would be more than just a place for my family and friends to share my journey as a new mom, and now I get to share it with all of you guys! This year I have been able to accomplish many milestones with my blog, and now that I am taking this full time, I hope to do much more. Right now I have so many thoughts and ideas on what I would like to do with my blog, I am at a crossroads in what direction I should take. I hope to be able to inspire you to follow your goals, whether they be fitness, fashion, or even to start a blog. So please if I could have a minute of your time, I would love to hear from you, your thoughts, and what you want to see more from me and my blog. Plus, I teamed up with one of my favorite brands, MarleyLilly, for this amazing giveaway below!  All you have to do is complete my ten question survey to enter!

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    Blogging 101: 4 Tips to Being Unique as a Fashion Blogger

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    Happy hump day everyone!

    This week is literally flying by, and I did stay up super late so I could share this adorable spring outfit perfect for Easter or a day at the beach. I also wanted to talk to you guys about the importance of finding your unique style as a fashion blogger in this heavily saturated industry. Lets face it, it seems like there are a million and one fashion bloggers out there, and several of them working for the same companies, getting the same product to advertise. It can get very discouraging seeing one blogger, copy another blogger, posting the same outfit down from the same dress and shoes and calling it their own. Honestly as a blogger who follows a ton of fashion blogger. I get it, you are following a trend. But there is a big difference between following a trend, copying a trend, and setting the trend. Do you know where you fall?

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