This is a running page! Part of my journey through this blog is learning and exploring so as I find people or articles on green living, cruelty-free lifestyle, health and beauty and blogging I’ll put them here! So stay tuned 😉
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FOR THE HOME
GREEN AMERICA // this site is amazing for all things Green – including your home!
GREEN SEAL // an independent company who strives for a greener economy. Their Mission: “Green Seal is a nonprofit organization that uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers, and companies to create a more sustainable world.” Their website is full of resources for all aspects of living green including household products, construction materials, personal care products and hotels!
PAINT // Look for NO-VOC paint. Check out this guide here to choose paint that’s safe for your family and furbabies!
THE PAPERLESS HOME // This eBook has been a lifesaver! Paper clutter and filing makes me cringe and always left my desk and bookcases completely covered and unorganized. I do paperless billing as much as possible but there are some mailings you just can’t get around. This book taught me how to create a system for incoming mail that allows me to scan in what’s needed immediately then discard it. But, what I’ve learned through the process is that it doesn’t just need to be bills. It can be any information that you need at the tip of your fingers, or sentimental items that you don’t want to get rid of so they end up just thrown in a bin in the attic. This book really was life-changing, so if you’re looking to eliminate hours spent on filing, this is for you!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo // This book really opened my eyes to a new way of looking at your home. I would hold on to things for many reasons:
- because getting rid of things is wasteful… after all, I may use this one day?
- I don’t know how to properly dispose of this
- This has sentimental value
and the list goes on. This book helps you through all of these fears of letting go of things and truly teaches you to transform your home to reflect only what brings you joy. I highly recommend it!
If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog, you’ll know that the idea is both invigorating and terrifying. It seems almost impossible to be writing about what you love, reaching and helping others every day and working from wherever you want?! Hello dream life! While blogging is a lot of work, the personal reward is worth it twofold! Here are some resources to help you out and make it a little easier to take the plunge.
BUILDING A FRAMEWORK: THE ULTIMATE BLOGGING HANDBOOK // a course by Abby Lawson of Just a Girl and Her Blog. This book changed my life. It gives you all the tools you need to start a blog, including some techy videos 🙌🏻 I happened to come across it during a time when I was lost and needed a project. I had no idea how to blog, and definitely didn’t understand that you could make a living on it, but Abby opened my eyes. If you have even the slightest nagging to start a blog, even as a hobby, you need this course! Even after 2 years of blogging, I still go back and reference this course regularly.
BLUEHOST // Are you anxious to get your blog going? This is a quick and inexpensive way to start a blog. What I love is that you can register your domain name, get a unique email address and get excellent customer support all in one place!
REFINED 316 // What’s amazing about blogging and website design is that you don’t have to be a computer wiz to build a beautiful site. There is very little coding involved when you have a theme which is kind of like a template for how you want your blog to look and function. I have used restored 316 since I started in 2015 and purchased two themes from them. They offer step by step guides to implementing the items on your site and have amazing customer support if you have questions along the way!
BLOG AND BE LEGAL // This course is all things legal. While this may not be the most exciting part of blogging, it’s extremely important to protect yourself and your readers. Have you ever thought about whether you should be a sole-proprietor or LLC? Do you know how to create proper disclosures to protect yourself or how to legally work with affiliates? Jackie breaks down all of these topics in a very user-friendly, in-depth way leaving you feeling like you know exactly what to do!
TAILWIND // the easiest way to schedule your Pinterest and Instagram activity. Social Media is so important for connecting with your audience and growing your blog so consistency is key. Tailwind even posts at the best times for engagement and recommends hashtags to use to better extend your pin/post.
HEALTH AND BEATY
LOGICAL HARMONY // this site is all things beauty by Tashina Combs. I refer to her site daily for makeup tutorials, product reviews and the constantly updated list of cruelty-free and vegan products.