Instagram is such a tricky place. It’s full of highlight reels and perfect shots, destinations you may never travel to, and images that sometimes leave you feeling less than. It’s also a beautiful place for creativity, inspiration, and connection. Depending on which accounts you choose to follow, your social media experience can leave you feeling uplifted or drained. I made the decision to fill my feed with positivity. I follow food accounts that make my mouth water, videos about animals, and people who are looking to do more than just put on a pretty face. It took me awhile to… View Post

Maybe it’s because I spend a lot of time creating content for this blog and social channels such as Instagram, but I’m pretty aware of the fact that the “perfect shot” takes time to capture and that the final product is only part of the whole of someone’s life. For those people who don’t deal with the behind the scenes of a million images, messy food shots, pre-image conceptualization, and editing, it may seem that those people you follow on social media live a picture perfect life. I think we’ve all been told not to compare our behind the scenes… View Post

It took me around four years to buy my first real camera. For the first several years of this blog and my Instagram account, I only used my iPhone. I became proficient in figuring out lighting, angles, and most importantly — editing. (Editing is a MUST if you want the best pictures regardless of whether you use a phone or an actual camera). When asking yourself if you need a real camera, there’s one main thing to consider. What are you doing with your images? If your main social platform is Instagram and you’re killing it there, you may be… View Post

This topic is another one prompted by my request for posts you’d like to see on here. If health and nutrition are of interest to you, then you’ve no doubt been inundated by the 2125457 different diet trends and “advice” from people on Instagram and other social media avenues. It can be hard to know if you should be intermittently fasting, only eating a majority of fat, or any number of the conflicting messages that we see 24/7. I’ve obviously had my own struggle with these things and I finally reached a point where I realized that I needed to… View Post

There’s still a lot of confusion about how bloggers make money — especially if you’re not a blogger yourself. It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times and I decided to write this post today to add some ideas that may not readily come to mind when it comes to making money from a blog. Apologies if you’re not a blogger, but feel free to read through if you want. 🙂 Currently, the standard and most popular ways to make money as a blogger are: sponsored content (blog posts, IG posts, etc.), ads, selling a product (e-book, course, etc.), and… View Post