Blogging

BLOGGING 101: WHAT IS VALUE?

Whenever I give out blogging advice, I always tell people to focus on providing value to readers. Give them something they can use. But what does that really look like? How do you give readers value? What does “value” really mean?  Value doesn’t always have to mean making a list of X number of tips or resources. Value doesn’t even need…

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DIY

THANK YOU FRIDAY

Thank you all for your kind words and your support of the grand opening of my shop, Hello Happy Boutique! It means a lot to me to know that you guys are behind me when I go for creative ventures like this. It goes to show that you can accomplish a lot when the people around you offer their support!…

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DIY

DIY ZENTANGLE ROCKS

When C and I got married, we bought a ton of white river rock from Hobby Lobby to fill vases for the reception. OK, I bought it… C was less than thrilled about the whole decorating thing. Fast forward to two years later, and that now-totally-useless river rock has been unceremoniously dumped into the empty dirt pile next to our front steps. I…

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Inspiration

COLOR INSPIRATION: GREEN

If you’ve been at the party for a while, you’re aware that different colors affect people differently or can be interpreted in different ways. Ever heard that wearing blue to a job interview will help you be perceived as reliable? Or that living in a house with red walls will make a person angry? Colors certainly can influence your mood…

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