May 27, 2018

WE'VE MOVED ---> JOIN US!

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The blog is now being published on my main site HERE

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May 21, 2018

BEHIND THE BRAND: A WHIMSY WONDERLAND

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I’m so excited to introduce my new interview series, Behind The Brand, featuring small business owners & creative entrepreneurs!  My goal is to inspire and empower you by sharing stories of some ah-mazing bossbabes and bossdudes, as they navigate their business journey. First up is the adorable, rainbow-dipped duo, Jenna & Cortney.  These beauties are the smiling faces behind, A Whimsy Wonderland, lifestyle blog and social media brand. Their fun, sense of style and silly approach to life is inspiring and downright infectious!

May 16, 2018

20 AUTOMATION TOOLS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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Being a blogger, entrepreneur or small business owner means wearing every hat you can shove on your head and having the multi-tasking skills like a badass, mother f*cker.  I’ve rounded up 20 of my favorite automation tools for your small business to grow, expand your customer base and help implement your digital marketing strategies while saving you time to you do what you really love, CREATE. Many of these small business, automation marketing tools are free or only cost a small, monthly fee.

5 TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS WHEN WORKING FROM HOME

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As an entrepreneur, there are three things that can eat up your day. Emails, dead-end client prospects and the deep, black hole of social media. When you're fully aware of how your time is spent, it can be mind-blowing. Think about how many minutes you spend making to-do lists, scrolling instagram, researching something or crafting the perfect email. These boring, but necessary, tasks can easily take up 6-8 hours a week. That's an entire work day if you add it all up!  As a creative entrepreneur or small business owner, you have to be spending your time as wisely as possible.  Here are 5 time management tips I've learned over the years, when working from home.

May 04, 2018

THE BEST POOL FLOATS FOR SUMMER

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If you can't lay in the pool this summer on your own inflatable yacht, rainbow cloud, poop emoji, giant swan or sprinkled donut pool float, are you really even living? 😜 So it's that time to shop for a swimsuit, grab a bottle of wine and pick out a few summer-must have pool floats ...

April 20, 2018

CURRENTLY CRUSHING: VIOLETA BY MANGO SS18

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Being a woman full of curves, finding great wardrobe pieces is not an easy feat.  For so many years, most retailers and brands just assumed that since you were above a size 10, that meant you wanted to dress like an eighty year old that had given up on life.  Finally, they are starting to get it. If you make great plus-size clothing, we WILL buy it. After you take a peek at these gorgeous editorials from Violeta by Mango you will be ready to start building your wardrobe and book a trip to paradise!

April 17, 2018

POPSUGAR USED MY CONTENT AND TRIED TO MONETIZE IT

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This past weekend, after spending all day writing content for upcoming blog posts, I needed a break and went to chat with a few blogger buddies... when I slapped in the face with the most disgusting news.

An influencer had noticed that a picture of her son had been posted on the PopSugar website. When she clicked the link, she discovered that PopSugar had pulled her Instagram feed of the images that were connected to her RewardStyle/LIKEtoKNOW.it affiliate account.  While digging a bit deeper she discovered that there were thousands of other influencer and blogger profile pages that were the same. PopSugar had posted RewardStyle members content without consent and were trying to monetize it.  Not just a few pieces, but millions of content. The kicker was they even had a page for Amber Venz, the co-founder and president of RewardStyle ...