My Favorite Things: July 2015

My Favorite Things is a monthly blog linkup for all the things you love, hosted by Eirene and yours truly. We open every first Tuesday of the month and run for one week. Do join us and share your favorite things!

June felt like an eternity to me. The first half of the month was a chaos of moving, packing and unpacking, buying and assembling furniture, very little sleep, blah blah… you’ve all heard it before. I wasn’t online very much that time, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t enjoying a few things while getting our new place together. Read more…

How to Take Quality Blog Photos

Tara and Nancy asked me how I take my blog pictures, and so a new feature was born. Welcome to Part 1 of my Blog Photos Series! This series will cover how to compose and edit quality blog photos. I hope you find it useful! Part 1 will be focusing on how to take pictures, specifically product pictures.

Blogging is a highly visual medium, and pictures can make or break a blog post. If you are reviewing a product or simply sharing an item you like, it is imperative that you present it in a manner that will appeal to your audience. Read more…

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

Tara nominated me for the Liebster Award. This is my first nomination, so thank you so much! Read more…

What I Wore: Green

Moving to a lusher area has inspired me to wear brighter, more natural colors. Having lived in big cities for most of my life, my style of neutral and pastel colors synced well with the harsh lines and drab structures of urban life.

And while I’m not camping out in the wilderness, this new place still feels like nature. Rather than car horns, I wake up to birds. The nights are peaceful and chilly which has allowed me to me sleep better. Read more…

Steam Summer Sale Haul 2015

Steam’s annual summer sale ended a few days ago, and while I wasn’t watching the deals too closely the first half of the week because of unpacking, Steam was evil generous enough to repeat all the of the Daily Deals over the weekend. In a span of less than fifteen minutes, I had become the shameful proud owner of six new games.

That’s a little bit more than my Steam haul last year, but I’m excited for my purchases this year! Read more…