• Fifth Month Blogging
    Blogging

    Fifth Month Blogging Report

    My fourth month blogging was my most successful with the highest page views received since I’ve started! While that was an exciting moment for me and I celebrated my accomplishments, this month has been very different. Keep reading to find out below how my fifth month of blogging evolved and hear my thoughts as I touch on the concept of time management and priorities.  Before I dive into my fifth month of blogging, check out:  First Month Blogging Report Second Month Blogging Report Third Month Blogging Report Fourth Month Blogging Report Why am I sharing blogging reports? First and foremost, I am sharing blogging reports as a way to document…

  • Things to do in Leavenworth
    Travel

    Things To Do in Leavenworth: Where to Stay, Eat, and What to do

    Leavenworth is a small Bavarian-style village nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. However, this quaint town was not always a German-inspired destination. After a fall in the logging and sawmill business in the early 1900s, Leavenworth was left merely a ghost town until town leaders came together in 1960.  To attract visitors, the city renovated the town to mimic German Bavaria complete with the alpine hills. Today, Leavenworth is a year-round destination attracting visitors to its charming Bavarian-style and Winter Wonderland festivities.  Related: How to Travel During the Pandemic How To Get To Leavenworth  The best way to reach Leavenworth is via road trip. Which makes the whole trip…

  • Glamping
    Travel

    Glamping 101: Packing Guide, Essentials, & Food

    Glamping is where luxury meets camping! You may be wondering what the difference is between camping and glamping? When camping, you bring a tent and all of your amenities to a chosen location often secluded in nature. When glamping, a cozy accommodation is already set up for you. Glamping sites often include electricity, refrigerators, coffee machines, etc. while still enjoying nature.  True story: I have never been camping. Yes, really, never. I thought the perfect way to break the ice would be to try glamping! Let me tell you, I loved it! So, whether you’re trying to break the ice like me, wanting to try something new, or get out…

  • How to stop Procrastinating
    Lifestyle

    How To Stop Procrastinating: 5 Simple Steps

    Procrastination by definition: the action of delaying or postponing something. Many of us fall into the trap of procrastination – continuously delaying a task until it’s too late. Then, we are stuck wondering why we hadn’t started earlier which in return triggers us to feel guilty about procrastinating in the first place! Oh, what a cycle. So, how do we break the cycle and stop procrastinating? True story: I procrastinated starting a blog for YEARS. Here I am today, over four months into my blogging journey and loving every moment. My procrastination stemmed from doubt and fear, worrying about failure, and if I had the knowledge to start my blog. Truth…

  • Lavender Fields
    Travel

    Hood River Lavender Farms: Day Trip from Portland, OR

    I’ve had the pleasure to live in the Pacific Northwest my entire life. I am constantly exploring what this beautiful region has to offer through hikes, parks, and new adventures. But, I also dream of places such a Provence and the breathtaking lavender fields! Well, I discovered that Oregon has its own little piece of Provence right in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Get ready to plan your next day trip from Portland or road-tripping pit stop to the Hood River Lavender Farms.  About the Hood River Lavender Farms Hood River Lavender Farms is a locally owned organic lavender farm located near Portland, OR. The farm offers breathtaking…

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    Blogging

    Fourth Month Blogging Report

    We are four months into this adventurous blogging journey and I am loving it. In last month’s blogging report, I dove deep into how I tripled my blogging traffic in one month! I continue to grow, both in blog traffic and my knowledge of blogging. Keep reading to find out what I did and what worked for me this month.  Before I dive into my fourth month of blogging, check out: First Month Blogging Report Second Month Blogging Report Third Month Blogging Report Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to products that I use and trust. This means I may receive a small commission (at not extra cost to you)…

  • Five Vacation Ideas
    Travel

    Where to Go Next: 5 Vacation Alternatives for 2020

    Summer is in full effect and unfortunately, many of our travel plans have been canceled or postponed. However, after all of the craziness, we all deserve a much-needed vacation. Skip the international travel and explore your homeland with these 5 vacation alternatives!  Glamping/Camping Have you ever heard of glamping?! It’s a glamorous version of camping. The big difference between the two is that when go glamping, a sheltered frame such as a Yurt or Tipi is already set up for you! Glamping locations may include additional amenities such as a fridge, a mattress, and a private bathroom. Either way, both traditional camping and glamping are set surrounded by nature and…

  • Travel

    What It’s Like to Travel During a Pandemic

    In Washington State, lockdown measures were lifted in early May, but I have remained in self-isolation apart from mandatory grocery runs till now. As travel slowly started to resume and my travel bug wouldn’t budge, I decided it’s the perfect opportunity to plan a mini trip to a bucket list destination. This past week I took a road trip to Leavenworth, Washington, and spent three days exploring the small German village and surrounding area. This is a whole new way of travel and this is everything you need to know about traveling during the pandemic! Disclaimer – this post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and trust.…

  • Third Month Blogging Recap
    Blogging

    Third Month Blogging Report

    Another month of blogging is complete which means it’s time for my third- month blogging report! This month was incredibly motivating for me as my traffic increased 3x the amount from the previous month. Keep on reading to find out what I did and what worked for me this month. Before I dive into my third month of blogging, check out:  First Month Blogging Report Second Month Blogging Report Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links to products that I use and trust. This means I may receive a small commission (at not extra cost to you) if you make a purchase using any of my links below. Thank you…

  • How to Make the most out of 2020
    Lifestyle

    How to Make the Most Out of 2020

    We are halfway through 2020 and it would be an understatement to say that it has been a challenging year! All of us have spent the last six months self-isolating, adjusting to new work routines, finding new activities to keep us busy, worrying about our friends/family, and trying to stay healthy on top of it all. We have been completely thrown out of our norm, but we can’t continue like this forever. The year is not lost! It’s time to take control and make the rest of 2020 yours!  Here are 5 opportunities to make the most out of your 2020.  Stay Connected Stay connected with your family, friends, and…