The Adventures of a Freelance Writer and Editor

This week I had the pleasure of writing this fun blog post: 5 Unique Wedding Shoe Ideas. Here are a few places to find the great shoe styles featured in this article.

Cowboy Boot (Brown)

Cowboy Boot (White)

Miz Mooz Bon Bon Halyn

Blue Converse

Blue Heels

Pink Glitter Heels

Barefoot Sandals

For more great shoes, check out these links.

Cowboy Boots on Amazon

Heels on Amazon

Converse Sneakers on Amazon

Dress Shoes

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Here are links to my recent wedding posts. Be sure to check back next week for fun topics such as male engagement rings and fall aisle decor!

DIY Place Cards (For other great place card ideas,check out Amazon’s selection. When I got married in February, I bought alot of my wedding supplies from Amazon.)

6 Alternative Bachelorette Parties

3 Reasons to Get Married in the Winter

Five Ways to Decorate Your Aisle for Fall

Male Engagement Rings

Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved Victoria Secret. Something about the store just makes me want to buy panties and bras, and for some reason their stuff just makes me feel pretty. But I can’t always afford a $60 bra or $40 pair of pajamas, so I have to find an alternative.

Last week, I went to the mall with the intention of buying  a new bra. One of my white ones broke and I needed to replace it, but I didn’t feel like spending a big chunk of money at Victoria Secret. Then, I remembered why Forever 21 is one of my favorite stores.

For less than the price of one Victoria Secret bra, I bought all this.

I got two pairs of pj shorts, one pair of pj pants, a bra and two tank tops for $34.50. I love when I come home from a day of shopping and don’t feel guilty for overspending!

After the Shower

I am busy recouping after spending all weekend cooking, cleaning, organizing, and hosting a bridal shower. My legs and feet are sore from walking up and down my two flights of stairs while carrying heavy boxes (and from wearing heels). So instead of blogging today, I am going to lay on the coach and watch Ellen. I spent the morning being productive (ghost writing an article and a press release), so now I am going to be lazy.

For now, here are a few pictures from the shower. I will share more on Wednesday.

 

 

Me and the lovely Holly as we wait for the bride to show up

The bridal party (minus one)

If you check out my bookshelf, you will realize that I am a sucker for books about writing, business and making money. As an entrepreneur, I am always looking for advice from successful people about starting a business. I am particularly interested in stories that involve writing.

A few weeks ago, I was wandering around Barnes and Noble, and I stumbled upon The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home by Audrey McClelland and Colleen Padilla. Although I’m not a mom, I am a blogger, and I use social media to market myself and my clients. I picked up the book hoping to learn a few things from these impressive women. If they could create businesses and raise children, I should be able to start a business before I have children.

Here’s my verdict: the book is perfect for beginners. If you are intimidated by blogs and social media, it is a step-by-step guide that will help you overcome those fears. It is also very useful for moms because it talks about the challenges of juggling family and career and provides information on how to connect with other mothers. However, even if you are an experienced blogger without children, you can still pick up a few pointers from these ladies and the real moms they interview in the book. My favorite part of the book is the list in the back that features their favorite mom blogs. I always love discovering other bloggers.

Thanks Audrey and Colleen for writing a book that will inspire women. Just because you’re a mom (or one day want to be a mom) doesn’t mean you can’t have a thriving career.

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Disclosure: Sales links are sponsored by Barnes and Noble. However, the book review and my purchase of the book above weresolely my choice, and I was not compensated for this review.

Usually, I am all for homemade treats. Whenever possible, I avoid processed foods.  I don’t want to eat ingredients I can’t pronounce. I know that homemade is usually cheaper than a pre-made, but sometimes, 100% homemade just isn’t possible.

Last weekend, I had a birthday party for one of my best friends. I didn’t want to spend $20 on a store made cake, and I didn’t want to be the woman who showed up to the party with a dessert in a grocery store container. However, I didn’t have time to make a homemade cake from scratch. I settled for a box cake and pre-made frosting, and I fell in with this Betty Crocker Decorative Icing.

One of the best inventions ever!

Even though the ingredients came from a box, the finished product had the character of a homemade cake. Plus, I had fun playing baker for a few minutes. Check out my master piece!

 

Wedding Wednesday

Here are my two most recent wedding blog posts. Many more coming soon.

How to Create a Memorable Cocktail Hour (I am obsessed with the martini glass vases with floating candles and rose petals.)

Should You Buy a Reception Dress?(If you are considering buying a reception dress, you should read this first.For style ideas, check out Amazon’s Selection.)

While researching weddings this week,  I found this awesome photo and video.

 This ying and yang martini would make an amazing signature drink!!

This would make a great proposal in real life!!

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