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10 Years (10 Things, 10 Posts, 10 winners)

Blogging · December 13, 2019

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Today marks 10 years since I started this blog! That’s insane to me! 10 years ago I sat down and wrote a REALLY BAD POST and thought “maybe I will keep this up for a week or two.” Cut to a decade later and nearly 3,000 posts later and here I am. In honor of 10 years of blogging I am sharing 10 things I’ve learned, 10 posts I loved most, and a giveaway with 10 winners (at the bottom). Thank you all so much for reading whether it’s been 10 days or 10 years. I appreciate it so much!

10 Things I’ve Learned…

  • You will meet people you least expect when you least expect it: I would not have met my husband if not for blogging. A friend I met through blogging introduced us (long story).
  • “If it’s not a hell yeah it’s a no” If you aren’t excited about something don’t waste your time.
  • It’s OK to keep parts of your life just for you: I do not share my children’s faces, and rarely my husband. I think it’s important to keep parts of our life private.
  • You don’t have to be everyone’s cup of tea: Not everyone is going to like you and it’s OK!
  • Sometimes your hobbies can turn into careers: This was a hobby when I started. A way for me to kill time between grad school classes, and on weekends. It’s now my full-time job.
  • Trust your instincts about people, partnerships, and situations: If your gut tells you something is wrong, listen!
  • It costs $0 to be nice and help people: If someone reaches out to ask a question- answer it. Why not? How is it hurting you to help someone else?
  • NEVER burn a bridge: When it comes to brands people move around ALL THE TIME. Don’t burn bridges.
  • No one is going to work for you as hard as you will: I have never hired a virtual assistant or even a paid assistant. No one is going to work for me as hard as I will. I know people have different views on this but when it comes to my content it needs to be all me.
  • Outsource what you need to: But I do outsource. I have a photographer, my husband edits, and does graphics for me and all the back end work.

10 Posts I loved….Most…


Giveaway!!! So to celebrate 10 years I am giving 10 of you the chance to win! Each winner will get a $20 gift card to either Starbucks, Sephora, or Amazon! Enter below! Good Luck! Winners will be announced in one week! *Please check back to see if you’ve won and if you have please email me!


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  • 34 thoughts on “10 Years (10 Things, 10 Posts, 10 winners)

    1. Rachel

      Yay! Congratulations on 10 years!

      I have been following your blog for 3 or 4 years (time flies so it could be 5 but I really don’t think so). I really enjoy your posts!

    2. Chad

      This is great!!! 10 years of amazing experiences, love it….NEVER burn a bridge: When it comes to brands people move around ALL THE TIME. Don’t burn bridges. I CAN’T AGREE MORE….

    3. Cassidy

      Congratulations on 10 years! I started following you around 2-3 years ago. Love how thoughtful your posts always are.

    4. Crystal

      When did I start reading your blog. Not sure of exact date but I would say soon after I started blogging and that was in January 2017.
      When I found your blog it wasn’t what I expected but I liked it because it was interesting to read and even learned things I didn’t know. So I kept reading it and enjoy reading it daily. I may be a newbie but I appreciate learning from you and your advice.
      Congratulations on 10 years.
      Hope I win .

    5. courtney hennagir

      I think I only started reading about a year ago. Maybe? I honestly can’t remember but I am so glad I found you! Congrats on 10 awesome years,here’s to many more!

    6. kelli

      i wanted to say i just found it within the last year! i’ve never really followed blogs very much until then. crazy that you’ve been doing this for ten years!

    7. Stephanie

      10 years is awesome! Congratulations on such a milestone. It’s so fun when a hobby can become your full time job. I have only hired a VA once and that was when I would be away from internet service for a two week vacation. Otherwise, it is all my husband and me, too!

    8. Amy C.

      I believe I’ve been following for a couple of years. Congrats on your big milestone! Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway!


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