Five Years Of Blogging

A Blog

Birthday . . .

the scoop

I feel like I gave birth to my blog. I spent months preparing for it and my first post was a little painful to publish. I had no clue what I was doing. I just wanted to pour my creative energy into something and a blog seemed harmless enough. I always loved graphic arts and designing a blog was something I wanted to learn.

Like most bloggers report you don’t expect anyone to actually see your blog and for a long time I don’t think anyone did. I didn’t try to promote it because I hadn’t found my space or stride yet. Starting on November 13 of 2013 I posted irregularly and sparsely for about three years.

In the fall of 2016 I decided to take it more seriously and that is when I really started enjoying the full blogging experience. In February of 2017 I joined up with the Fierce 50 ladies and made so many blogger friends and really expanded the scope of my blog through collaborations and connecting.

I tried monetizing my blog for a while but it just seemed to take the fun out of it so I stopped. Now what little I earn is just an organic result of doing what I love. Telling a story through pictures and thoughts. Representing the mature women in the great big cyber world.

my look

The best part of blogging for me is the creativity it brings out in me when it comes to how I dress. I really think about what I put together in an outfit and learn what I like and what works for me. I love that this process is ever changing as I am.

This look is one I am most comfortable in. Very casual with a little edge. I’m wearing skinny jeans, a long sleeve white tee and cozy cardigan with leather patch elbows. Boots that just reach my knees are the perfect shoe for me in that they really finish my look and aren’t too fussy. I added my oldest and favorite statement necklace and this look was complete.

What’s Next?

I have thought a lot over the last few months about what to do with my blog and nothing earth shattering has come to mind. I am playing around with YouTube some and can see adding it to my blog for more variety. I have a good friend (found through blogging) and we are planning a YouTube channel where we talk makeup, skin care and issues in general for the over 50 crowd. We are having a really good time with it. I just have to learn a new skill which is editing video. I can do it; it will just take a little time. Everything regarding my blog has been self taught so a new challenge will be fun.

Note: This weekend my husband fixed all those cords hanging down by the TV so you can’t see them anymore. They were driving me crazy but he wanted to wait to make sure we liked the TV there first.

create your own look

All of my stuff is old but I found similar items. I found the same jeans in a few different shades of blue and same tee that I am liking so much I got it in multiples and wear them almost every day. My Sam Edelman boots are sold out but I found the same brand in a knee high that are cute too, so linking them.

I went and did another search for knee high boots because I think they are so fabulous. Linking what I found.

Peace!

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Fall Tones & Cardigan Style

MY OUTFIT

I am thrilled to add fall tones back into my wardrobe. I can almost hear the colors singing. Neutrals and browns look good enough to eat. We are still getting warm days here and there so for this warm day I wore a rich chocolate camisole with a neutral cardigan. I added a pair of skinny jeans and suede nude pumps. My black and brown tote was the perfect accent. For a little surprise element I wore a think leopard belt. This is close to a daily uniform for me for the next couple of seasons only changing out the camisole for long sleeve tops. Cardigans are very popular and it is so fun that they come in all lengths which gives them even more versatility. 

SMOKE FILLED skies ARE OVER FOR THIS SEASON

You can see the smoke in the air in the background of this picture. I'm happy to say that at the time of this post, it is raining like crazy and the smoke is gone for the season. I am a little shocked about how quickly it seems we are going from summer to winter as they are focasting snow already. Yikes! It will be short lived as next week is supposed to be back to our normal beautiful fall weather. Here's hoping!

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT

On last Saturday's edition of the "Move It Or Lose It" segment, I talked about my skin care or lack there of. I'm taking this week off. I have pretty much shared my stories related to health, fitness and beauty and will move this feature to the first Saturday of the month from now on. So look for my October post in a few weeks.  Sign up below for my newsletter if you want to get the reminder.

OTHER REMINDERS

New outfits on my Boutique and Chatter page here. If you are wanting someone to design a personal blog for you check out my services here.

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Peace!


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