1 Year Blogging Recap and Photo Shoot

1 Year Blogging Recap and Photo Shoot

WOW! I can’t believe it’s been a year since I nervously hit “publish” on my first blog post. This year has taught me so much, and I definitely can’t cover it all in one blog post. This past month, I have been reflecting a lot about how I’ve grown over the last year through blogging- the good and bad. As I’ve thought about everything this last year has brought, I am just overwhelmed with gratitude! So today, I just want to focus on the good, so without further adieu…

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Reflecting: Lipstick, Extensions, and Inner Beauty

Reflecting: Lipstick, Extensions, and Inner Beauty

With the start of a new calendar year, and coming up on a year of blogging next week, I have been feeling very reflective. I went back to my earliest blog posts, and it’s crazy to see how much I’ve grown in writing in the last 12 months. However, I love that my very first blog post still rings so true, and reading it was such a good reminder of why I started this blog. Towards the end of 2018, I felt myself start to drift away from the mission statement I created for this blog- “sharing my story of navigating life and faith in order to inspire women to be real with themselves and others.” I’m planning on reflecting on this mission and how I plan to live this out in an upcoming post, but today I’ll leave you with my first blog post from January 14, 2018, and a sneak peek of some awesome pictures Karya Schanilec Photography took for my year recap next week!

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My Favorite Instagram Spots in Portland

My Favorite Instagram Spots in Portland

About 6 months into blogging, I met a Portland photographer, Shauna, through a giveaway, and started taking pictures with her and other Portland photographers. We have found some really fun places to take pictures in the city, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you! If you end up taking pictures at one of these places, tag me so I can see them! Enjoy!

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why i joined style collective - finding community in the blogging world

why i joined style collective - finding community in the blogging world

when i started this blog back in january, i had no idea what i was getting myself into. my friend annie helped me get started, as she was starting her blog as well, but around march, i realized there was so much more to know about blogging than i anticipated. i started researching different webinars and other educational article, but still felt overwhelmed and wished there was a group of people that i could get advice from.

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Christmas PJ Photo Shoot

Kaeleigh and I found these adorable PJs on sale at Target for Black Friday, and decided we wanted to get matching ones! We thought about trying to get our husbands to take pictures with us, but decided it would be more fun to just take them together instead! As we were talking and taking pictures, we were discussing how sad it is sometimes to take so many fun pictures for our blogs, and then only one or two get posted on Instagram. Well, these pictures were way too fun not to share more, so here are my favorites from this shoot! We had a blast, and it was the perfect way to get ready for the holiday season!

Enjoy!

xoxo

love, laura