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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