Weekly Get To Know Me (Sunshine Award)

For my weekly get to know me this week, I will be answering these questions from the Sunshine Blogger award. I was nominated by Hannah from Floraful. I won't be tagging anyone but if you do want to participant, let me know and I will link you below.

Here are my 11 questions for you guys:

1. What type of camera do you use for your blog photos?

I use my IPhone 6S Plus. It's not the best solution but it's been working. At some point, I would like to upgrade my photography. 

2. What is your favorite fall beverage?

Hot Chocolate. Coffee Crisp Nestle Hot Chocolate to be exact. Costco, you better have some this year.

3. Which beauty products can you absolutely not leave the house without on your face?

Brows, and liner and some sort of concealer. I really hate my dark circles, and my brows are very sparse.

4. If you could go back and fix one of your biggest blogging mistakes, what would that be?

I don't think I've made any big blogging mistakes. I'm not really new to blogging and I've been doing it or 8+ years. This is a new blog and I'm learning more and more about increasing your traffic and SEO.

5. How do you manage blogging on top of your other life obligations?

The key to me blogging is keeping ahead of schedule. I like to have at least 2-3 posts pre-scheduled and I continue to add posts throughout the week. If I'm ahead, I don't feel pressured or overwhelmed to create content.

6. White, milk or dark chocolate? Which do you prefer and why?

White is my favorite, and milk chocolate is my second favorite. I'm not sure why, I just prefer white chocolate.

7. What was the last concert you went to?

Dixie Chicks because I'm not counting the concert my husband made me attend. 

8. What are some of your holiday or Christmas traditions?

Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the gift giving and the entire lead up to Christmas. Having a child, it is more fun each year because he's so excited for the holiday to come.

9. Tarte or Too Faced? And why?

Tarte because they're priced a little more lower and I like their palette. Too Face has nice palettes but there's always something in the palette I know I won't use. I do want to buy their Chocolate Bar palette because I still don't own it.

10. What are your goals and plans for 2018?

I really want to keep working and focusing on this blog. It's been so much fun and I love seeing the growth. It makes me feel like I'm connecting with people who have similar interest. I love reviewing and testing products. 

11. What life quote do you live by and why?

"I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener." I don't like to compare myself to others. I do what I do because I feel like it's the best for my family. If you start comparing yourself to others it's not worth it. People like to put their best self forward, you have no idea what life behind closed doors is like. I'm also not a jealous person because someone will always have more than you, and someone will always have less than you. Appreciate what you have.


  1. Lovely post! I'm just like you, I don't think I've ever done any major mistake when it comes to blogging, but everything concerning traffic and SEO is still a big mystery for me!


  2. Hey Jennifer! Lovely post! Got to know about you and your thoughts. Even I am trying to figure out so many things regarding blogging blog traffic, SEO everything.:-) I will post mine soon. Take care.

  3. I'm a hot chocolate girl as well Jennifer! I have a DLSR camera, but I use my iPhone as well for shots on the blog. Maybe I'll start using my good camera next year. LOL I bet Christmas is exciting! Its so awesome to see a kids face on Christmas Day. Nothing like it.

  4. It's great to learn more about you! I definitely agree with having posts scheduled. I get anxious if I am writing to meet a post deadline that same day and don't like my content to be rushed.

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

  5. Enjoyed this post! I'm so clueless about SEO! Christmas is my favourite holiday too xx


  6. Hey! I didn't know you posted on the weekend! But thanks for the blogging tips. I kinda wait until the last min to post lol. ...which isn't good!

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

    1. If that works for you, that's great! I get overwhelmed and prefer to be planned ahead.

  7. Hi sweetie, wonderful post. I love the quote you live by. Wonderful! xoxo Cris

  8. It was lovely to get to know you. I love hot chocolate too. And it's crazy that you have been blogging for 8+ years!


  9. I have been getting into more Tarte as well and I agree their price point is better, plus they ship to Europe :)


  10. This was so interesting. For me as well, white and milk chocolates are my favorite.


  11. This is a beautiful tag. I take all my photos with my phone but I am not happy and I need to invest in a camera soon. Have a lovely week! x


  12. I find the iPhone surprisingly good at taking photos. It's what I use for my blog photos as well.

  13. Nice getting to know you outside of your Instagram photos! Hot chocolate is one of my favorite warm beverages!


  14. I'm a hot chocolate lover too and Coffee Crisp hot chocolate sounds devine! I'll have to keep an eye out for that!

    Totally recommend the TF Chocolate Bar palette - I have it and I love it, it's a good one from them!