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Here’s an interesting before and after post checklist for those of you who are bloggers!

Here’s some ways to improve your blog photos.

This is seriously the cutest stapler I’ve ever seen!

I’ve made this pork roast with sweet potatoes and apples a few times and it’s SO GOOD.

Here’s some tips for street photography!

New Theme Details

I sort of… kind of… changed my design. Again.

I went with a more “beachy” color scheme and overall a clean look.

I added back my frequently asked questions page.

On the sidebar, I added a categories area and larger affiliate images.

On posts, I added in custom share buttons.

Life

We ended up having to bring Whisper back to the shelter (we had her for two months) because the fear she had originally, just increased dramatically and she became super aggressive. My poor husband has so many deep scratches and bites so intense they caused bruises! So the shelter told us to pick out another cat… and we ended up bringing home two male (unrelated) kittens!

Meet Moon (long haired mostly white with a black tail) and Midnight (super dark black)!

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Moon and Midnight

I’m totally turning into a cat lady.

Let’s see what else… I’ve been bike riding with my husband lately. I can do a solid two miles and depending on how I feel can go up to 3 or 4 miles.

The weather has finally getting summery, this means I can use the bubble machine!!

My strawberries are starting to ripen which is fantastic.

Strawberries

Beauty wise, I bought even more Makeup Geek eyeshadows and some of her brand new blushes. LOVE. I can’t express how much I fully love her products. The quality is comparable and in some cases, better than, higher end brands like MAC or NARS. Flawless!

Makeup Geek

Makeup Geek

I may have gone a bit crazy at Sephora… or in this case four different Sephora’s…

I also re-organized my nail polish wall.

OneStarryNight Nail Polish Wall

Let me know in the comments how you’ve been doing lately!

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posted on June 25th 2014 at 8:58AM CDT

I’ve been loving your cat photos. The kitties are so fluffy!

I’ve been feeling so-so — kind of blah and funky and unmotivated. I can’t decide if my iron count is low again or if I’m just tired and need a vacation. Probably some of each.

posted on June 25th 2014 at 2:47PM CDT

I need more kitties! MORE KITTIES!

Sounds like a bit of each!

posted on June 25th 2014 at 10:53AM CDT

Loving the beachy colors =)

posted on June 25th 2014 at 2:47PM CDT

Thank you!

posted on June 25th 2014 at 10:22PM CDT

Love the new design. I am always jealous of your creations. And I love that you are becoming a crazy cat lady. Cats rule, dogs drool. lol.

posted on June 26th 2014 at 7:05PM CDT

Thank you so much!!! Seriously, my husband is ALWAYS asking me if we could have “just a few more”. I figured out that we could house / afford / take care of properly up to 8.

posted on July 5th 2014 at 7:19PM CDT

I’m HEARTING everything about this post! I love all the resources you’ve provided (I’d actually just Pinned the before-and-after blog posting checklist before coming here!), the new colour scheme is beautiful, and your photos are gorgeous. I love all the colours in the eyeshadows and blushes!

I’m sorry you had to take Whisper back to the shelter, hopefully her next home is someone she settles with – and welcome to your new kitties! They’re beautiful!

posted on July 12th 2014 at 3:53PM CDT

Thank you!

It doesn’t look like she’s been adopted yet, I stalk the shelter website heh. It breaks my heart but I know she just needs a really quiet and small family and to be an only cat.

Jenn
posted on July 5th 2014 at 7:25PM CDT

Your nail polish wall makes me giddy.

posted on July 12th 2014 at 3:54PM CDT

It’s already different from the photo in the post because I had my husband add FOUR MORE longer shelves (removing the three smaller ones) and even then I don’t have enough room for some of my polishes.

Debating if I should do some sort of “blog sale” on polishes I am no longer in love with, thoughts?

Barb (Shaarilla)
posted on July 9th 2014 at 2:23PM CDT

Glad to hear things are going well. We planted an entire plot of strawberries, fenced them off from chippies, bunnies and birds but still something is getting them before we do. So far we’ve managed 3 ripe strawberries for ourselves and dozens for some mystery critter. It’s frustrating to say the least. Glad your plot is producing successfully and undisturbed. :)

posted on July 12th 2014 at 3:56PM CDT

Well, just found out I have a concussion (after two weeks of thinking I was developing brain cancer heh) so I’ve been dealing with that.

Ugh, a lot of our berries got eaten too but overall got a good crop this year. Only sad that it’s over!

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