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    Trello For Wedding Planning

    Staying organized during the wedding planner process isn’t always easy, in-fact, it’s almost never easy. Things sometimes get lost in the shuffle, and that is okay, but being able to stay on top of things will cause less stress and really help to get things done in a timely manner. When I was planning my own wedding, I kept things organized in a few different ways. I had a Pinterest board to get ideas going, another one that had completed project ideas, a binder full of notes and contracts and the lifesaver above all was my Wedding Planning Trello Board. If you need an introduction to Trello, check out this…

  • My Favorite Cell Phone Apps

    Some say that social media is king these days. While of course I love a good Instagram photo, or a glimpse into real lives with Snapchat, some other cell phone apps take the cake when it comes to my favorites. I like having useful apps handy on my front screen, whenever I need them. These seven apps are used often and go beyond the typical ones like Google Maps or Starbucks (I say Starbucks because I know maybe 2 people that don’t have the app) Overdrive. Think about having the library in your pocket, that is Overdrive. They have an app that connects with your local library and you can…

  • Using Pinterest To Grow Your Blog

    there are affiliate links present in this post Pinterest is a huge social media outlet that many people seem to forget about when it comes to blogging. Sure, it is great for many other things, like wedding planning, dream house hunting and recipes, but there is so much more to this tool. I never put effort or time towards Pinterest until I slowly started to realize the benefits. Not only have I found amazing blogs from this tool, but I have discovered great resources as well. Using Pinterest to grow your blog is something I would have never thought about even a year ago, but now I am overjoyed when…

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    The 7 Best Blogging Resources You Should Be Using

    affiliate links are included below, clicking these links could result in compensation for To Travel & Beyond   When I first started blogging, I was truly winging it. I would have “posts” that were only a few sentences long, I would go days without using photos, and I would add a new category for every little thing. Then I started catching on to other bloggers, taking better photos, and deciding what I wanted to share with the world. ┬áBut these things didn’t just happen There are several resources that I use, some daily, some weekly, and others constantly. These resources help me get my thoughts together, write my posts, and…

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    My Favorite Reasons For Going Self-Hosted

    Affiliate links are listed below One of the most popular blogging questions out there is to be self-hosted, or to not be self-hosted. I have been both, and now that I am self-hosted, I don’t plan on turning back. There is also a debate about which blogging platform to use, WordPress and Squarespace seem to be the front runners, but I won’t get into that today. This post is going to be focused on a self-hosted WordPress blog, aka wordpress.org. The first glance confusion begins with WordPress having two types of blogs. Mainly, the difference between .com and .org. To quickly summarize, wordpress.com is a free blogging platform and wordpress.org…

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    Using Instagram Efficiently: Photo Editing Apps

    I am obviously a fan of Instagram, it’s by far my favorite social media tool. One of my favorite things about using Instagram is that i’s such an easy way to catch up with friends, family, and other bloggers, but also fill my wanderlust, help me dream of a larger closet, and encourage me to read more. I love being able to aimlessly scroll through photos and feel captivated, inspired and intrigued. Other social media outlets turn into drama, posts that get to me, and things I am honestly not totally interested in. Instagram is curated and perfect for those few minutes between emails or while waiting in line at…