Happy Birthday, Coming Up Roses! Cheers to 5 Years…

Happy Birthday, Coming Up Roses! Cheers to 5 Years…

Time flies when you’re having fun. 😉 Coming Up Roses is officially 5 years old! WOWZA. I can’t believe it. No really…looking back through the archives, I really can’t believe it actually made it anywhere.…

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Spring Cleaning your Online Life – The 10-step Digital Detox

Spring Cleaning your Online Life – The 10-step Digital Detox

Aaaaaaaand TAKE TWO. I’m only slightly salty on this beautiful Friday morning – I had written just about this whole dang post last night before running off to Prayer Group, when the backend of my…

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How to be an Influencer – My Journey to Becoming a Blogger

How to be an Influencer – My Journey to Becoming a Blogger

Happy Tuesday from NOLA! Today I’m so stoked to be teaming up with my friends at Mint Sim to share a little bit of a story with ya – my story. Specifically, my blogging story. What I…

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How to Create Content Consistently (FINALLY)

How to Create Content Consistently (FINALLY)

Happy HUMP. I am so confident saying that today, after accidentally saying it yesterday on Instastories fully thinking it was Wednesday. Whoops. I actually then saw quite a few folks thereafter also thinking it was the…

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8 Mistakes I’ve Made Pitching Brands as a Blogger

8 Mistakes I’ve Made Pitching Brands as a Blogger

Wowee, time flies. I mean, I think we all know that fun fact right about now, seeing as somehow Thanksgiving is next week, Christmas is a month away, and 2018 is SO SOON. Oy vey.…

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How to Write a Good Email that People Actually Respond to (+ FREE WEBINAR ALERT)

How to Write a Good Email that People Actually Respond to (+ FREE WEBINAR ALERT)

If there’s one thing I reaaaaally don’t lovelovelove, it’s jerks. Jerks, and bad emails. Sometimes the two go hand-in-hand. Usually, jerks send bad emails. But often, good people send bad emails. Bad emails typically won’t…

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7 Mistakes I Made in My First Year of Owning a Business

7 Mistakes I Made in My First Year of Owning a Business

Happy HUMP, yo! If you’re subscribed to the CURation (if not, you should be! Get in the loop here), you might’ve caught this past Sunday’s chit chat on dreams etc…it was a goodie. In it,…

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Blog Anniversary: 10 Lessons from 4 Years of Blogging

Blog Anniversary: 10 Lessons from 4 Years of Blogging

WHOA. Today totally snuck up on me. Not too long ago, someone asked me how long I had been blogging. I thought it was kinda sorta somewhere in the ballpark of around now a few…

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How to be a Fashion Blogger: 6 Pose Ideas for Better Style Shots

How to be a Fashion Blogger: 6 Pose Ideas for Better Style Shots

In my years blogging, I’ve had some some decent photoshoots and some not-so-decent shoots. And that’s putting it lightly. 😉 It’s not breaking news that I’m in no wayshapeorform a model. Heck, I don’t even…

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How to Promote your Blog – 15 Keys to Effectively Sharing your Content

How to Promote your Blog – 15 Keys to Effectively Sharing your Content

Happy HUMP, yo! Who’s ready for the weekend? *THIS GIRL* Truthfully, it’s been one heckuvah week. Is something in the water?!? I swear everyone I know + their mom has had to deal with something…

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How to FINALLY get to Inbox Zero

How to FINALLY get to Inbox Zero

Oh, Inbox Zero. The unicorn of digital communication. It’s that mystical land that many of us never find, and it represents a semblance of togetherness, productivity, and organization that many of us never obtain (*raises…

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16 Careers for Creatives

16 Careers for Creatives

It felt like everyone and their mom graduated this weekend. (If that’s you, congratulations!!!) If you would’ve asked me 5 years ago, what I would be doing with my life post-college, I never (ever ever)…

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A Day in the Life of a Full Time Blogger (+ Nordstrom Sale!)

A Day in the Life of a Full Time Blogger (+ Nordstrom Sale!)

One of the Q’s I get asked a lot (like, a lot a lot) is what a “typical day in the life” for me is like now that I’m a full time blogger. Not to…

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20 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Full Time Blogger

20 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Full Time Blogger

Happy HUMP, yo! This post has been a long time coming, namely cos it started with one or two notes inspired by specific happenings where I thought to myself, DANG, this is SO RELEVANT as a…

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Blogging Tips: 15 FREE Things to do Today to Better your Blog

Blogging Tips: 15 FREE Things to do Today to Better your Blog

Yannnno my favorite phrase? Besides PIZZA IS HERE!!? …FREE. I’m a sucker for free stuff. Granted, I’ve grown up a bit + learned that not all free stuff is created equal (by ANY means), but that’s…

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7 Keys to Work with Brands & Stand out as a Blogger

7 Keys to Work with Brands & Stand out as a Blogger

May is so surreal to me. It’s the month I graduated from UPenn, it’s the month I officially moved in with my then-fiance (here’s how that’s going after a year’s worth of reflection + marriage LOL).…

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10 Hard Truths of Instagram (Instagram Algorithm Talk)

10 Hard Truths of Instagram (Instagram Algorithm Talk)

MAY DAY! MAY DAY! Happy Monday + Happy MAY. Can ya believe it’s already May????? Alright alright alriiiiiiiiiiiiight, we’re gonna get fired up today! ICYMI, Instagram has made some changes. And they continue to make…

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15 Ways to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur

15 Ways to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur

This is the most ironic post I could’ve written right about now. I’m sitting here, the day after Easter, on a rainy Monday in Philadelphia, in my fuzzy pink bathrobe with my cup of cold…

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Why I Believe in Community Over Competition (+ why you should, too!)

Why I Believe in Community Over Competition (+ why you should, too!)

JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Growing up, I always felt I was a pretty competitive person. I wanted to be “the best” at anything I did. (Type…

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The Ultimate Guide to Taxes for Bloggers (+ FREE Downloadable Blog Finances Spreadsheet!)

The Ultimate Guide to Taxes for Bloggers (+ FREE Downloadable Blog Finances Spreadsheet!)

This post has been a long time a-comin’. One of the things I get asked about most, especially from fellow bloggers, is how to make money blogging and how to best work with brands. While…

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