Friday Faves!

Happy Friday & happy long weekend! Whenever there is a three day weekend, I always plan a lot of things – hang out with friends, clean the house, workout every day, plan an epic meal prep, and try a little self-care to finish up the weekend.

Most of that turns into shoulda, woulda, coulda & I spend my weekend sipping margaritas & lounging in front of Netflix. This weekend will be different! No, really I swear. I’ve rounded up my favorite recipes, must reads, the most shoppable sales & an easy self-care routine to stick to even if I do sip one too many drinks.

MUST SIP

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Citrus Summer Sangria

With summer coming to an end, I wanted a really citrusy & fun drink. This sangria is super refreshing, flavorful and is the perfect drink to send off summer!
Get the recipe: Citrus Summer Sangria

SELF CARE

I wrote this post about my favorite ways to treat myself in the evening before I go to sleep. My routine has gotten a  little off track, but these activities are SO doable that there really is no excuse. I’ll be incorporating this routine back into my nightly rituals!
Self Care Challenge: 9 Bedtime Rituals To Start Doing ASAPRead more here: Self Care Challenge: 9 Bedtime Rituals To Start Doing ASAP

MUST EAT

This pasta dish is good, loaded with veggies & bursting with flavor. Definitely a lighter take on the typical mayo laden pasta side dish.

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This pasta dish is good, loaded with veggies & bursting with flavor. Definitely a lighter take on the typical mayo laden pasta side dish.

Get the recipe here.

MUST SHOP

Labor Day sales have me pretty busy this weekend! So far, I’ve bought leggings, boots & a faux leather jacket (can you tell I’m excited about fall?). Here are some of my favorite sales going on now:

Aerie // up to 60% off select items online only + free shipping through 9/4

Anthropologie // extra 40% off sale items

Free People  // extra 25% off sale items

Nordstrom // up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom Rack // extra 25% off clearance

Sephora // up to 50% off end of summer sale

Ulta // buy one, get one 50% select skin care items

Urban Outfitters // extra 30% off sales

WayFair // up to 70% off select items

How to Create Real Income from Pinterest (with or without blogging!)

How to Make Money from Pinterest with or without a blog

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This blog post is about one of my favorite bloggers, Michelle, who earns over $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing! She shares all of her best tips for making an income from home in this course. Her course is amazing & it comes with a bonus on everything you need to know about Pinterest! Meaning how to use money-making links on Pinterest & hot to get HUGE traffic to your blog from Pinterest! I started generating 10X my typical affiliate income by following her course to the T!
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Learn how to make real money from Pinterest & blogging!
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Blogging can be really difficult. I know it sounds silly, but it’s true! Blogging is hard and trying to make money from it can seem almost impossible. I even wrote a step-by-step guide on how to set up a money making blog because it can seem way too hard to even try.

Many bloggers skip over affiliate marketing. Like I did when I was first starting out, they think it’s too hard, or a total waste of time, or that it’s a turn off for your audience, or just maybe that it won’t work because when we are starting out our audience is too small.

Avoid These Tragic Mistakes When Starting A New Blog

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11 Avoidable Mistakes When Creating A New Blog
When I first started, I was the Queen of Blogging Mistakes. I just started to write without any thought, game plan or purpose. I was all over the place, my images sucked (to be honest) & I didn’t get why readers weren’t flocking to me. Silly right?

I want you to learn from my mistakes so you don’t repeat them on your blog. Because why not skip the awkward teen years of blogging and head straight into the cool, money making years?!

Here are my tips to getting it right the first time:

The One Pinterest Hack to Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic

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Pinterest is such a fun site. I can spend hours looking through hair tutorials, recipes, workouts & more. But what I really love about Pinterest is that it is a HUGE traffic sources for my blog. Roughly 95% off all my blog traffic comes from Pinterest.