Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Blogger Bestie Meetup, Consulting, and a LINKUP
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Blogger Bestie Meetup, Consulting, and a LINKUP

4:00 AM

Lipstick:  Born Pretty Store // Sweater: Newchic // Leggings:  Marshalls (old) // Shoes:  Betsy Johnson (Marshalls, old) // Scarf:  Zara

So many things to talk about in today’s post!  First and foremost if you follow me on social media I met with my blogger bestie last month.  We went to Camillo’s in Kutztown, PA which was our go to spot for our first two meetups.  I eat the same thing every time, mozzarella sticks and fettuccine alfredo.  We actually went there on our first blogger date two years ago!  Now my friend Ellen (pictured above) from Ask Away Blog wrote a book!  It’s an easy read about fixing your finances.  She was in a massive amount of debt ($25k worth of credit card debt) and now she is debt free AND bought her first house!  I’d have to say that her methods really did work.  Once I started reading this book I kept thinking she’s right.  Everything she wrote in there was spot on.  Now this book is not just for fixing your finances if you’re in debt, but also maintaining a healthy budget if you are in a good financial situation.  She goes in depth with what worked for her.  I highly recommend this book, like I said it’s an easy read and it has LOTS of information.  Plus, it comes from a real person who actually dug herself out of a hole of debt, so she’s speaking from experience.  You can buy her book below:

Fixing Your Finances | A Practical Guide to Managing Money and Eliminating Debt

Now, moving on to an announcement that I made on Friday, in case you missed it!  I have started my own blog consulting!  Yes, you read that right.  Now, the consulting is about the basics of blogging and it really goes in full detail.  I talk about things that I wish I knew when I started blogging, and how I cringe when I see some past posts with all of the mistakes I made.  This consulting is for anyone who wants to start a blog.  I wrote a 14 page Blogging 101 packet that will be available to you for just $5.  I have other packages as well that include a Skype session along with the packet which will cost $20 and if you want to take it one step further and have me help you with setting everything up and installing certain things in the packet that will be available for $30.  Now this is just for the basics and it’s about how to start a blog, what to do in the beginning since I learned from my mistakes.  I’ve already done this for one person so far and their blog is still in the making.  I’m excited to start this journey and hope to work with some of you reading this!  If you want more details about this Blogging Basics Consulting you can click here or watch the below video.

Now moving on to the linkup.

Here are the most clicked on bloggers from last week!

Jersey Girl, Texan Heart Link Up


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  1. So many great things in one post. Ellen's book sounds great. You rock edgy makeup and blue lips. Your fur leopard scarf and serenity sweater are pretty.

    I am glad last week's linkup was one of the biggest. I hope having me as your co-host helped. Don't forget to link up with me tomorrow. Thanks.

  2. You look perfect <3
    Let's flw each other. Follow me, leave a comment and i'll follow u back!

  3. Text me when u get this. i need to buy your blogging 101 packet :)

  4. Congrats on your blog consulting businesses! It will be rewarding helping other bloggers get started! I love this look! Those blue wedges are so fun!

    Doused In Pink

  5. Love your leopard scarf! Thanks for sharing your bestie's book and for the Link Up!

  6. Congrats on your new consulting venture! :) Also congrats to your friend on the release of her book! Thats awesome she made such an amazing financial turnaround and has made a book to share her successful financial tips with the world.


  7. You look so adorbs in touches of my fave color blue - good luck on your new endeavor too! Enjoy the rest of the week!


  8. I'm loving your darker hair and lipstick! Sounds like you had such a fun time meeting up!

  9. So glad you got to meet up with your blogger bestie! I would love to have a meet up with some bloggers I know. Great sweater and shoes!

  10. Wohooo for meeting with your blogging bestie, that's really nice! I wish I lived close to my blogging buddies. And YAY on starting doing some consulting, that's SUPER nice and I bet extremely helpful! are rocking the look above!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  11. Love those blue wedges and congrats on your new business!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  12. Blogger meet ups are always SO fun!

  13. Good luck with the new project. Exciting times ahead for you both.
    Love those blue wedges! I do love a good wedged shoe!

  14. That's so awesome that you have a blog bestie!! I'll have to check out her blog! Love your outfit and love the lip color!! =)

    Congrats on the annoucement!! I will definitely be checking out that video!! Thank you for the link-up! =) Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  15. Hi Monica
    My husband grew up in Harleysville, not far from Kutztown. Small world. I like the fact that you can wear blonde and dark brown hair so well. Your blue wedges are my favorite, love the cobalt with your outfit.
    jess xx

  16. Love the blue wedges, congrats on the new business adventure of blogging consulting.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  17. Such a cute outfit, I love the jumper with the leggings :D love your blog, I followed you on GFC! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

  18. Congrats on your new venture! BTW, that scarf is so great!!

  19. How exciting starting your own blog consulting. Best of Luck girly. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  20. Good luck with the business! Hope you will do well! :)

    Love the outfit! Those shoes are the cutest! :)

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