Blogger Love | 100+ Ideas for Flat Lay Backgrounds

Blogger Love | 100+ Ideas for Flat Lay Backgrounds

I love flat lay photography, whether a photo is focused on plated food, makeup mess, clothing pieces or books. Not only do I love viewing flat lay photography, but it is my favorite type of content to shoot for my blog.ย Admittedly, when I first started shooting flat lays I felt super discouraged. My work felt subpar to the amazing flat lays that I saw all over Instagram; however, I kept plugging on. Although lighting and featured products play a vital role in creating the perfect flat lay, the background sets the mood for the entire photo. Before I started trying to develop my craft, I'll admit that I felt I'd never create luxe looking flat lays... but I quickly learned that there are ways to create high end looking flat lays without dropping tons of money on fancy backgrounds or decorative pieces. If you struggle with finding the perfect flat lay background, please keep reading for XX background ideas for your next flat lay. P.S. many of these items, you likely own in your home or wardrobe already!

Blogger Love | The Importance of Taking Blogging Breaks

Blogger Love | The Importance of Taking Blogging Breaks

Guess who's back, back again? LP's back - hello friends! ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Hi friends - I am so THRILLED to be back at it, reading and writing blog posts.ย  To those I am connected with on social Twitter, this explanatory post may seem redundant to you, but I wanted to make sure my friends on WordPress understand that I didn't abandon my blog or suddenly ghost them. After an excruciating June, I took a much-needed, abrupt blogging break where I stopped writing, posting, and promoting my blog, as well as reading and commenting on other blogs.ย 

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Although I focus primarily on beauty-related content, as a beauty blogger, I love partaking in blogger tags. Whether I've been tagged in a fun challenge or nominated for a blogger-to-blogger award, I'm always so grateful to be a part of this creative community and feel such a sense of joy that I'll get to nominate other bloggers.

Blogger Love | How to Write Thoughtful Blog Comments

Blogger Love | How to Write Thoughtful Blog Comments

Fun fact: I am probably the shyest extrovert you'll ever meet. As a shy individual, it was a challenge for me to muster the courage to connect with other bloggers and leave comments. But Y'ALL - I'm so glad that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone to network! Please keep reading if you're [...]

I Decluttered my Living Space Marie Kondo Style: Here’s What Happened

I Decluttered my Living Space Marie Kondo Style: Here’s What Happened

Although I am an avid beauty collector and beauty lover, I've been working really hard the past few years to work on the bad shopping habits. I found myself in a state where I was buying too many things just to mask or deal with emotional problems. Feeling anxious? Buy some shoes, snatch that purse, fill your online shopping cart with makeup.ย  But here's the thing, filling my life with things wasn't solving my problems - in many ways, my overconsumption actually made me more miserable, because my money was being spent on things rather than experiences.ย To make matters worse, I moved into a smaller living space earlier this year. As result, the mass clutter I had tucked away, suddenly became exposed.

Facing Failure | Tips for Dealing with Disappointment

Facing Failure | Tips for Dealing with Disappointment

Failure sucks. How we cope with failure doesn't have to.ย  Whether you're a blogger, a student, a creative, or another working professional, failure is a part of life that everyone has to deal with at some point. If you're feeling down about your recent failures or you're looking for tips on coping with failure, please keep reading.

Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for New Bloggers

Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for New Bloggers

Although I focus primarily on beauty-related content, as a beauty blogger, I love partaking in blogger tags. Whether I've been tagged in a fun challenge or nominated for a blogger-to-blogger award, I'm always so grateful to be a part of this creative community and feel such a sense of joy that I'll get to nominate other bloggers.

Love Yourself This V-Day: Self Care Tips for Maintaining Your Wellbeing

Love Yourself This V-Day: Self Care Tips for Maintaining Your Wellbeing

The feeling of excitement that the holidays brought has fully worn off and the pressures of real life have set in and started to chip away at my resolve. I'd be lying if I failed to mention that this month has been particularly hard for me, both personally, professionally, and on the blog. Rather than staying down, I've decided to push forward and invest in some quality Me-Time. Please keep reading for some tips on how to love yourself when you're feeling overwhelmed.

Blogger Love | Helpful Tools for Blog Planning & Scheduling

Blogger Love | Helpful Tools for Blog Planning & Scheduling

Raise your hand if your sole job is blogging. No hands? Right - didn't think so. The truth is that most of us blog as a hobby or a side hustle because we're passionate about writing and want to share our experiences with the world - whether that passion is about books, beauty, or travel, etc. Given that most of us are blogging on the side, staying organized and planning posts ahead of time is essential to sustain success without burning out. However, when you have very little free time, the thought of pre-planning can seem daunting when it doesn't have to be. There is a wide variety of tools available that make this process easy to visualize and organize. Please keep reading for a list of helpful tools that I use to pre-plan for my blog.