I’ve been doing a lot of unfollowing lately. It’s happened mainly on Instagram since that is where I spend a lot of my social media time. I’ve already written about how I feel about non-credentialed information and the fact that it’s your responsibility in how you receive information and it’s that second post that kept me on the fence about writing this one. In it, I argue that no matter what someone else says or writes, it’s your responsibility as the reader/viewer how you respond to that information. If it’s triggering, stop reading it, etc. I argue that it’s not… View Post

Last year I decided to hire a photographer to take pictures of me for the blog. It had always been something on my list of things to do, but for some reason I always held back because it didn’t register that I’d at some point have to invest money to make money (as the saying goes). I felt like it was something I’d get to some day, but I began to ask myself what my reasoning was behind putting it off. A lot of my early blogging years were me thinking that it would be nice to eventually have this blog become… View Post

Last weekend’s conference couldn’t have come at a better time. I had been feeling overworked, unbalanced, and even wrote a post about it before I left for Utah. I’m pretty attuned to the symptoms of burnout and felt them creeping up on me as I pushed myself to make more and be more in my career. I have this instant gratification and impatience problem. 🙂 Last weekend’s conference left me feeling inspired and invigorated — exactly the opposite of how I had expected to feel after three consecutive weekends of travel. I felt like I did when I hit publish… View Post

You guys. I waited to get this post up until today because I wanted to make sure that I had enough time to sit and write up everything that went down this weekend. As you know, I spent last Thursday through Sunday at the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had never been, but let me tell you the weather was perfect and so were the mountains. I shared a room with these lovely ladies: Chrissa, Kelsey, and Ashley (who you may remember from GIRLS WEEKEND a few weeks ago). Before getting into the conference (this is… View Post

I had the idea for this post as I spent an extra 30 min yesterday filming a video about farmer cheese, picking up a grilled cheese sandwich as part of an exchange to promote National Grilled Cheese today (it’s today), and buying a $9 sushi donut because it’s the first place I’ve seen them in Chicago. I did all of this for Instagram. If you don’t use your Instagram as a marketing tool or as an extension of your blog or other online presence, this may seem absurd. For me, I absolutely love it. Ever since I started my blog… View Post