How to Make a Product Collage Using Canva + a BIG Giveaway!

How to Make a Product Collage Using Canva, Ann Taylor Pants Fit

Finals are over. The papers are turned in, tests taken, presentations… presented. It’s done. And my week of hellishness is done as well.

Hell week is over – let spring break begin!

This year, I’ll be traveling to Palm Beach with one of my best friends to visit my grandparents. Why did I choose Palm Beach instead of somewhere foreign and exotic (like last year’s trip to Barcelona and Madrid)? A) Because I’m saving up to buy a house and furnish said house. And B) I lost a bet with my grandfather in 2016 so this trip was WAY overdue.

But more on all that later. If you’re new to the blog, every Wednesday (or whenever I can manage to get a post up on a Wednesday) is Blogging Basics Wednesday. This shows you all of the behind-the-scenes of blogging. From the super technical to the super non-technical – from how to create a blog newsletter and the best influencer networks to join to how to balance blogging with a full-time job. Today’s topic? How to make a product collage using Canva.

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How to Create a Blog Newsletter

How to Create a Blog Newsletter

Happy Blogging Basics Wednesday! If you’re new to Glitter & Spice, Blogging Basics is a weekly series through which I answer popular questions about blogging. Topics can be as simple as how to balance blogging with a full-time job or why having a blogger bestie is important… Or as complex as plugins you should be using on your site and how to figure out your rate for sponsored posts.

This week, I thought I’d cover how to create a blog newsletter. Sounds fairly straightforward, sure. And once you get it up and running, it will pretty much run itself. But the initial design and creation can be fairly tedious and technical, so I thought I’d give my best tips (and a few examples!).

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Why it’s Important to Have a Blogger Bestie

Why it's Important to Have a Blogger Bestie, ASOS sweater dress

In case you can’t tell from the bag, I definitely meant to post this look before the holidays. It made it into my holiday gift guide and into my Instagram feed… but somehow never onto the blog. But today we’re fixing that. Because better late than never.

Which is also my excuse for getting this post up 13 hours behind schedule. Whoops.

Today, for the year’s first Blogging Basics post, I wanted to share something that is actually really important to me as a blogger: why it’s important to have a blogger bestie. I don’t mean for non-bloggers you need to have a blogger bestie (but you should because we’re awesome… and you end up getting a lot of free stuff from PR packages!), this is directed at bloggers. If you are a blogger, you need a blogger bestie.

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I’m Back (!!) + 5 Things I’m Excited About in 2018

I'm Back (!!) + 5 Things I'm Excited About in 2018

Helloooooo friends! After nearly a full month of traveling, I’m back in Dallas. And back at school.

I used to think I could travel for forever. This break made me realize that that was so not the case. Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely loved every single second of my trip (even though I was sick as a dog the entire time!)… but I was really ready to get back to my own bed in my own apartment by the end.

As you may have noticed, I took a few weeks off from blogging. I had originally intended to work through my trips, but, once I arrived in Europe, I realized that I needed a break: I needed to unplug, to spend time with the friends I was visiting, and become inspired once again. I used my time last week in Colorado to look back on 2017, plan out my content for 2018, and generally get back in the groove of things. And now I’m ready to go… with a few things I’m excited about in 2018.

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How to Stay Motivated to Workout During the Holidays + a Giveaway!

How to Stay Motivated to Workout During the Holidays

just walked in the door from an absolutely wonderful weekend in Edinburgh… but more on that in a few days.

In the past, I’ve shared my tips for staying active while traveling. But never before have I shared my tips for how to stay motivated to workout during the holidays. Oddly, the holidays are always the one time each year when I really kick my butt in gear and workout with any form of regularity. I don’t know if it’s the additional vacation time or the fear of what effect six holiday parties in three days might have on my body, but I always stay relatively active during the holiday season.

BTW if you want to just skip this whole post and go straight for the giveaway, no judgement – just click here.

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