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!

The Newbury Girl | Vogue 73 Questions Parody

The Newbury Girl | Vogue 73 Questions Parody

Since May, I have been tagged by four different, lovely blogger friends to participate in the Vogue 73 Questions Parody. Me being me, I'm obviously just getting around to partaking in this tag. ย If you're unfamiliar with Vogue's 73 Questions, this is a widely popular video series that started in 2014 on YouTube. In this interview series celebrities are asked a series of 73 questions in rapid fire fashion. Check out Selena Gomez's 73 Questions Interview below - at 26 million views, this interview is one of the most popular from the series.

Blogger Love | Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

Blogger Love | Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

Whether we blog purely for passion, a side hustle, or a full-time gig, consistent blogging is a big time commitment that requires a lot of planning and effective time management. As a blogger who works two jobs and is in graduate school, excellent time management is essential for me to maintain consistency with my blog without bleeding into my personal and professional life. Please keep reading for my top time management hacks that help me make the most of my time.

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 [...]

Blogger Love | Why Your Posts Aren’t Getting Engagement & How to Boost Engagement

Blogger Love | Why Your Posts Aren’t Getting Engagement & How to Boost Engagement

As a blogger, there is nothing more disappointing than pouring your heart and soul into a blog post that performs poorly in terms of engagement. Not only can this be a frustrating experience, but it has the potential to dishearten or dissuade you from blogging in the future. As we all know, failure is a [...]