Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekend Recap

Good morning and happy Monday!  Hope your weekend was fantastic!  I am co-hosting with Dateless in Dallas for our Weekend Recap!

On Friday the hubs and I went over to our friends house To drink, BBQ, and spa it up.  Lets just say I drank more in one night than I have in a long time.  I dominated at beer pong, which never happens.  So that was awesome because I don't even remember the last time I played.

Which is where Saturday comes in.  I felt like death all morning.  
Yeah-  don't mix beer and vodka and beer and vodka -- you're head will feel like its going to explode.  I should know better.. but hey.. it happens.  That evening we went out to dinner with hubby's boss, and because I chose not to drink I was able to drive one of his cars which was a sick Porsche Cayenne.  So of course I felt like a rock star.  I dropped the boys off at a bar and went home to sleep for about 2 hours until I got a phone call to pick them up from the usual Denny's. And you know what?  I didn't mind at all, because I knew I'd wake up on Sunday without feeling like my head was going to explode.  Boom!

Sunday we woke up and were able to get so much done around the house.. That is in between football   We took out our huge plant in the yard and replaced it with something smaller and more colorful.  I set up my fall decor and cleaned up around the living room.  Okay so they used to not have any Jimmy Johns in so cal, and the hubby found one a few months ago so of course that's where we went to lunch.   Then came back home to take some more things outta boxes.  Man is that a work in progress. We weren't in the mood to eat dinner so we opted for Golden Spoon.  They have a pumpkin pie flavor that was ridiculously good. So I guess you could say I had pumpkin pie for dinner.  Yep.. that happened.









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I decided I wanted to participate in the #Blogtober14 Challenge with Taylor & Helene!  Why not, right?
Today's prompt is.. 10 Things I Wish I Told Myself When I Started Blogging


Helene in Between Blogtober 

I started blogging in May of 2012, exactly a year after graduating college.  I knew I wanted an outlet to showcase my design skills.  So it originally started as a way to show my art, design, and design tips.  It quickly turned to a lifestyle, recipe, fashion, design blog.  I still have DIY projects and such, but now it's an outlet to show my life and the little happenings in between.  I have learned alot in the past few years about blogging, and I still have a whole lot to learn.  It's always a learning process, and I love it.

1.  Leave comments on other blogs, and show interest in their blogs weekly. (This is how you gain followers)

2. It's not always easy, read other blogs constantly to help inspire your ideas.
3. It helps get your blog out there if you sponsor, are sponsored, or collaborate linkups with other bloggers.

4. It takes alot of patience.

5. It matters how your blog looks.  I am a designer and I still paid for someone to spruce it up.. Sometimes you just need a second opinion on things.  Think about it. Your blog is the first impression when someone clicks over to your page. Make them want to stay a while by making it look appealing.  I had Jana Tolman design mine.  She was inexpensive and rad to work with. (She also showcases the work she does, and you'll get exposure that way too!)

6. Scheduling posts every so often really makes it less stressful.


7. Adding photos helps a ton!  I noticed more viewers on my posts with photos versus without.

8.  Be you.  Don't copy other bloggers, learn from them!  Let them inspire you, but stay true to yourself. After all, there is only one of you!

9. Blogging isn't easy.  It takes time (a lot of it) and effort.

10. Have fun, and enjoy it.  You only live once.  Also-- don't be afraid to ask other bloggers to collaborate with you.  The worst they'll say is no.
 

13 comments:

  1. I love your gallery wall and your fall decor! In our current living situation we aren't really able to decorate for fall and seeing everyone else's cute decor makes me miss it!

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  2. Great list! And I love your blog :)

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  3. Amen to blogging takes time! I love it, but sometimes I wish I could just wave my magic want and a post would appear! Haha!

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  4. I sounds like you had a really great weekend! I have not played Beer pong in forever. I am sure I would be horrible haha!
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  5. Your gallery wall came out amazing, great inspiration!

    And I hear ya about beer pong.. I either suck or am on fire! Sorry you felt so crappy on Saturday :(

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  6. Love this post and the weekend re-cap link up. I will definitely have to get on board with that. Your gallery wall is incredible. Love that "fall" plaque as well. Following from the Monday Mingle. Hope you will stop by.

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  7. I love how you have the frames on the wall set up around the F! Also, your fall decorations are so cute!

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  8. I LOVE your gallery wall - i really need to get myself in gear and do one myself!

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  9. Oh yum, love Jimmy Johns! I love your gallery wall, I want to do something like that in our living room! Oh and pumpkin pie for dinner sounds perfect! :)

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  10. Your fall decor is so cute! And I love your gallery wall!

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