How Much is Too Much // The Biz of Blogging // Part Four

This is part four in a series in which I am sharing my story as an Instagrammer/blogger. Last week I wrote a post about using an Editorial Calendar. You can read that post here. Today I am going to share with you my thoughts on how you can manage your time and be more productive as an Instagrammer and blogger. The key is figuring out “how much is too much”?

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Creating an Outdoor Dining Room Experience

Can I just say how excited I am to be partnering with HomeGoods for today’s blog post? Nothing like creating one of my favorite posts ever, with one of my favorite stores! I was challenged by HomeGoods to create the perfect outdoor dining experience. Since we live in Southern California, my favorite dinner party setting is usually outdoors. 

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Why Every Blogger Needs an Editorial Calendar // The Biz of Blogging // Part Three

This is part three of a series in which I am sharing my story as an Instagrammer/blogger. Last week I wrote a blog post titled “Working With Brands“. The post shared tips about how I collaborate with brands.

Before I get started let me explain what an Editorial Calendar is. If you google it, it is likely you will see Editorial Calendars for most major magazines. For these publications, they publish an editorial calendar which lists their themes and major articles for their upcoming issues. Believe it or not, many major magazines publish their editorial calendars a year in advance. This allows them to sell ads that are in synch with each issue.

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Milk Paint Does It Again – A DIY Project

 

I know. You are probably tired of hearing me talk about Old Barn Milk Paint. But every time I try this milk paint, I absolutely love the end result. There are a lot of different ways you can use Old Barn Milk Paint, which you can see on their site. I like my projects to look old, vintage, and chippy. I use the “throw the paint on, scrape it and love it” approach. Today I am excited to share my DIY milk paint project.

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Choosing a Daybed for the Beach Cottage

Trying to select a sofabed or daybed for the Beach Cottage project was an interesting project. If you recall, the beach cottage is going to be rented on a short term basis, so any time you can add a bed, it’s a good thing. The problem is who wants a sofabed in the entryway of the cottage? And what sofabed is reasonably priced, good looking and comfortable?

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Six Ways You Can Show Gratitude on Instagram

Let’s face it. Social media can be brutal. Sadly it is pretty cutthroat in some communities. But what about the home decor community? Not even close. The home decor community does an incredible job showing gratitude on Instagram every day. And there a few things you can do every day to help make it even better.

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