• 7 Ways To Step Up Your Social Media Game

    Want to get more followers and engagements on social media? Here are a few tricks that will help your account to build up the buzz it deserves. Have a clear brand People like to follow social media users that have a clear theme and identity. If you’ve got an Instagram account and you’re posting photos of everything from pets to travel snaps to pictures of your meals, you’re not going to gain many reliable followers as there’s nothing that stands out about your social media account. Treat it like a brand and you could start to get more interest. Keep it fun The majority of social media users are looking…

  • 7 things that made me smile this week: Saturday March 21

    Today is the first day of my new weekly series!!!! 7 things that made me smile! I am every excited! I know a lot of people say the word “happy” but in my eyes, I’m generally pretty happy so I decided to go with “smile”. So that being said, it was a pretty long week but in the midst of all the the chaos there were some pretty happy moments that I would like to share with you! 7 things that made me smile this week: A co-worker told me she could tell I was losing weight! I co-facilitated my group therapy session for my internship and kicked ass! My…

  • March Goals 

    Goals either work for me or I just can’t stick to them. Each month of 2015 I have tried to make goals to set for myself. January and February consisted of fitness goals and its safe to say I fell off the wagon in February. Now that it is March I thought I was try coming up with a few new goals to tackle. March goals: Write 3+ times a week Increase unique visitor count to 1200 (currently 1100 February) Zumba once a week  Finish reading blogging self-help book Increase Twitter and Instagram followers Speak up more during my clinical internship Worry less Now I know that doesn’t seem like a…

  • Sunkissed Summer Tag

    This post is slightly different from the usual ones around here. After being on Twitter a few days ago, I spotted a tweet from Sydney Kelly that involved questions and answers from Ingrid Nilsen (missglamorazzi). I was inspired by these awesome questions having to do with my favorite time of year! I hope you enjoy the post and feel free to do this in your own blog! 1. What is your go-to product for a sun kissed summer glow? Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Creme! 2. What book would you recommend for a summer read? The Selection and all 3 books in the series are a great easy, light read. The…

  • Losing Mojo: Rants from a 30-something year old

    A wise person once said, write what you know. That was a great idea 4 years ago but now most days I don’t even want to look at my blog never mind actually write for it. If it wasn’t for my agreement with Adbeans I would probably stop writing. This is how I feel most days. Most days I’m not even sure why I still have this blog. Lately I have zero motivation to actually write. Let’s face it, I never travel, I’m not made of money so spending money on make up and accessories is far and few between, so what is there to write about? This is a…

  • What I’ve Learned From Being A Blogger

    Being a blogger is hard work. Sometimes it can be hard but mostly its just work.  I’ve been a blogger for three years now and looking back on it now, what a ride its been. With the Travel Blog Exchange fast approaching in June, it has made me think about how my blogging first started. Many of you know that I started this just after a trip to Alaska with the ex.  After we broke up last Spring I wasn’t sure I would be able to blog again. It was friends and family that convinced me to keep going and see what I could do.  I’ve learned a lot over…

  • Got Money? Funding My Travels To Costa Rica

    Money and travel seem to go hand in hand. I never seem to have enough money to fund all the traveling I’d like to do. So it seems like a shock to most people when the “girl who is always broke” up and decided to visit Costa Rica. A few weeks before I decided to apply for the International Volunteer Program I took a look at my finances. Since my travel blogging skills don’t earn me many press trips, it looked like my next trip would be coming out of my own pocket. My finances are in pretty good shape for the most part, I’ve got some good credit balances…