Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: 5 for Friday
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5 for Friday

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First Newsletter

I sent out my first official blog newsletter last week!  I’m so excited because now I can keep all of my subscribers in the know on what’s going on here on the blog, or if anything exciting is coming up.  Make sure to subscribe (in the right sidebar under the about me section) so that you don’t miss anything!  This will be a monthly newsletter.  I’ll be adding any important things or favorite posts that you missed and anything exciting coming up in the next month.  The last newsletter was more so just to introduce the idea, but the next one will be filled with more information!

Wednesday Linkup Update

I have decided to change a few things with the linkup.  First, there will be a most clicked feature.  This is pretty self explanatory, but the lovely linkup website shows me which one of you was most clicked on within the linkup so you will be featured first.  Then I will also be choosing 3 of you who really wowed me with your outfit.  I’m going to choose a different group of 3 every week.  This past linkup is when all of this started.  I’ve also decided to create a Pinterest board for any of you who linkup.  I will only pin 1-2 of the outfits you linkup so if you are linking up multiple outfits, don’t worry if you don’t see all of them in the Pinterest board, I just want to make sure everyone gets equal exposure on the Pinterest board.

Book Writing

Everyone around me is currently writing a book or thinking about writing one.  I’ve been thinking about writing one for quite some time, but I just haven’t had the time to sit down and start typing away.  However, everyone around me is writing a book and it’s really giving me motivation to start mine.  The greatest part is my blogger bestie Ellen from Ask Away is writing a book about finances and budgeting.  So, not only is she going to be giving advice but she’s speaking from experience so you know that it’s not just some scam or anything.  With that being said, my coworker/friend is also writing a book and I’m so excited that she’s asked me to read the first chapter when she’s finished.  I think this might be the push for me to write a book. 

Body Positive Post Next Week (2 weeks behind)

Ok, so for those of you who follow my body positive posts you already know that I’m behind on getting those posts back up and running.  I was supposed to start posting again last Thursday, but I just haven’t had a chance.  I’m excited to announce that next week I will have my first body positive post of 2016!  I’m not going to tell you what the topic is, but I promise you might actually feel better about certain things, and I’ll be featuring a blogger that I stumbled upon who has a great message.  Make sure to come back!

PLL is back

You guys Pretty Little Liars is back!  I was so excited to plop down in front of the TV on Tuesday night.  No one was allowed to talk to me while I watched and I didn’t even text anyone back!  You know it’s serious when my phone is ignored and I have 3242312342 notifications haha.  Anyway, I won’t give out any spoilers (totally just said spoilers like River Song from Dr. Who haha) for those of you who haven’t watched it yet, but I will say it was a great start to this new season, and a great start to 5 years forward!

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  1. I've never watched PLL but I feel like I need to start. And writing a book sounds fun but a little intimidating too. Yay for all the fun stuff you're doing on the blog:)

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!

  2. you should TOTALLY write a book :) its my dream too to see a book i've written in a store. one day right! i just started a book club and were voting on a book to read in feb! come on by! So glad I came across your blog on the link up! Hope you'll stop by mine as well :) Happy Friday

  3. Visiting from the Genesis Feminist link-up - I look forward to reading more of your blog!

  4. Hi there, I really need your help! My Youtube channel is a project for University and my grade for the course depends on how much engagement the videos/channel has. It would mean the world to me if you could check it out, leave some comments/likes and if you like what you see, please subscribe (I need 250 subscribers by Monday, eek!). I would of course return the favor! Thank you from the bottom of my heart in advance!
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  5. I am so excited to find out you have a link up! Can't wait to link up with you! I have thought about writing a book at some points, but not sure I am that strong of a writer. Go for it girl!

  6. Happy Friday to you. A book would be awesome. A few people I know have become authors and I've given it a thought every once in a while myself. But I know for sure it's not in the horizon for me for lack of time.

  7. I love your blog so much! And I haven't seen PLL in forever, I obviously need to catch up and get back into it!
    The Rad Wife

  8. I basically have the same policy during PLL. No talking to me until after its over.

  9. Fair play to you for having the dedication to do a newsletter, you're a really great blogger :) I am so happy PLL is back I'm interested to see what direction the series is heading in.

    Meme x

  10. Omg we're basically living the same life, Monica! How funny! I also just started an eNewsletter this month and I'm among the many writing a book. I really haven't told anyone but I've been thinking it up for a while and started the pre-writing phase last month. It's fun stuff! Yes, I'm so excited about PLL too! They're definitely off to a great start. I can't wait for the real drama to begin!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!

    The Closet by Christie

  11. Thanks for linking up! I can't wait for you to start writing your book, I'll definitely read it! New blog linkups every Friday.

    Lexie Robinson


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