August Bloggy Brunch

Hey everyone! I’ve been so busy in my own little world I almost forgot about this special link up! I didn’t wanna leave you all hanging and I feel SO bad for abandoning this space but I’m still learning how best to balance and prioritize my life. I don’t think I was able to get the last two up but aside from that, I have been apart of this since it began. I hope your month has gone well and I am focusing on my monthly goals.

This is a GREAT resource and I’ve bookmarked it for future use! It’s a great post with so many helpful linkups through the week on any sort of category you could want. The easiest way to schedule out what I want to link up and when. I would love to find more things to share and how to grow overnight would be so amazing. If you have any personal favorite bloggers, websites or linkups that are tried and true- please drop them in the comments!

I find this post very useful as I do have some smaller bathrooms and kitchen spaces that I’d like to effectively decorate without clutter or being too messy/busy. I need some barstools for my breakfast bar and I also would love to have a few kitchen essentials on the counter but minimizing clutter and taking up less space. 

Sorry, this was such a short linky but I haven’t read a whole lot lately or engaged much..

BLOGGY BRUNCH #??

 Hey everyone ladies and gents! I know I’ve been missing and completely gone for a bit but I HOPE to be officially back. A lot has happened and also nothing has happened. I needed a break and just felt sorta unmotivated so I stepped back for a breather. I hope your June and July have been wonderful! 🙂 I’m working on myself and my goals a bit more but I hope to grow this space and become more involved here again. This is a special place and I won’t abandon it! So, I want to see what wonderful things you’ve all been up to lately, please follow us all and link up down below to join in.

 I decided to do a quick link mashup since I’ve been gone and didn’t participate last month that I remember so here’s a bunch of things I found that I love in the last week on the interwebs.

Well I hope you liked all these links I’ve been loving this week and recently, just these few really caught me eye and I wanted to share them! 🙂 I will be making that marg soon I tell ya! I’ll have more fun announcements coming in this week so stay tuned and follow me on social media if you aren’t already! Happy Monday! 
Link Up with us and be sure to please follow the rules and S H A R E this with others.

Bloggy Brunch #19

May is just about OVER! I’m already 29 years OLD, I need to remember that it’s just a number. What is this magical madness?! I know I say things like this every year but I just cannot believe how fast time flies when my birthday passes each year. I guess I had a different expectation of my life at this point but somewhere along the way that view changed but I never corrected the idea in my brain.
In case you missed my posts last week you can check them out here:

Here’s a few other posts I have seen lately that I really love:

In case you didn’t see or know that we switched this linkup to a end of the month one- now we have new graphics (by the lovely Pamela Hodges) so please snag the new ones. Feel free to post them on your sidebar if you join in with us and want to spread the word!  Same Rules Apply- they are below in the linkup itself {so if you aren’t familiar please go read them}.

A NEW CHANGE+ BB Week 18

If you’ve been hanging around with us lately well than I am so glad that you’re here. Basically I wanted to preface this by pointing out that all of our lives have changed somewhat recently and it’s cause for some shifting. Pamela is a new mom and great lady boss, she is amazing at maintaining her brand and paying attention to her readers. However now with a new baby she’s just trying to keep her footing. I still think she’s super wonderful and I’m amazed at how she’s kept up in her Facebook groups and been able to prioritize things so far. We are all having a lot of trouble staying on top of everything at one time. Raewyn is trying to balance being a mom, self love queen boss as well as juggling literally tons of creative projects. I am, also no stranger to these things. Life caught up with me lately. We had our friend out from Kansas which was a blast but shook me off my writing and creative train and sent me back to apps like Snapchat and taking pictures of the moment. (If you aren’t please go follow me every where else on social media as well so you never miss out!) We were having so much fun by the time I got home I would crash and burn and literally head to bed. SO I’m hoping this is turning a new leaf and getting back to what I enjoy so much!

I ‘m starting a new delayed venture… a virtual business website! Yes I am still reaching for these things. I’d love to assist women in managing their crazy schedules on social media and be a sounding board for projects and ideas. I would love to be a extra hand in any facet I can be to those who are slaying their own websites, blogs and businesses. If you are interested email me here: vanoraspaulding@gmail.com and we can figure it out together.

I guess the point being, we are having a shift in the way we run Bloggy Brunch here on the blog. Instead of every week on Sunday it will become a once a month linkup on the last Sunday of the month. To share and create and encapsulate all the things you want to still show us about your month. This can be one post about anything you’re most proud of: A cooking post, a day in the life or routine post, a favorites post with product links or anything that is weighing on your heart. Of course we are not changing the format or order of it; or the main rules we have for it. Those will remain the same and we continue to ask that you abide by them and share with others so we can grow and keep it going!

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Bloggy Brunch Week 17

These past two weeks have flown by and I’m a little relieved that it’s over now. We ran around doing a ton of things that kept us very busy. We did quite a lot while Justin was here and there at the very end we tied it up tight by having a good dinner at Outback and taking a few walks. A couple calm down days and then he was off to the plane and sent back home. We missed him the second he left. It’s weird when his bubbly energy was gone all of a sudden.

I haven’t been in a mood to pick back up where I left off.  I’ve been extremely uninspired and less motivated lately to do things blog related. But I want to remain diligent to continue to blog and keep my work going despite all the distractions.

I would like to spotlight my co-self love queen Raewyn and her website Shield Sisters Initiative and her amazing podcast that is gaining listeners by the day. Megan and Raewyn have had some amazing guest speakers, if you haven’t tuned in so far I would encourage you to do so. I’ve enjoyed all her updates and videos in this group as well. You can find the Where Passion Meets Truth on iTunes, Stitcher etc. 

Don’t forget to link up below and be sure to follow your hosts! 

Bloggy Brunch Week 16

This week Justin has come to visit us from Kansas and it’s been so fantastic. We were off on a running start by getting a car dash/radio and a GPS put into our new used car. We love our Subaru and it has stood up to go everywhere we need to on a little amount of gas. We took him to the mall and had a fun shopping day and a lunch of sushi. We went out to eat a few times in the beginning because we didn’t have any food yet. The next day we went grocery shopping at Costco which was a fun crazy trip complete with Costco sausage dogs and soda sitting in the car. We spent Easter with family at the in laws house and that was a lot of fun. I think having Justin there in the middle was the nice part.Afterwards to wind down we went to Dave and Busters where I saw my sisters niece Delaney. It was unexpectedly nice to run into her as I haven’t seen her in years since she was about 12, she’s now 21! I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend!
I love this article about having some helpful morning habits. Getting up and taking some proper time to slowly becom conscious and make good choices is a great start to everyone’s day. Having a routine is a great thing to start (if you don’t already have one) I started simply by changing my sleep schedule and waking up earlier and going to bed earlier, hours difference. I have more energy and feel much more well rested. My moods and daily behavior have improved by making a few changes. I now enjoy a cup of coffee, I journal and if I want to I will take time to do my makeup and choose an outfit. It has completely changed how I handle and tackle the day. 

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