CUPCAKES AND LIFE TURNS 1


I can hardly believe that it has been a year since I started this blog. It has been one hell of a ride thats for sure. I started this blog with a passion for writing and the love of fashion, beauty, fitness and travel. I honestly did not know what to expect and did not have any experience doing this. I have learned so much over the past year and love where I have taken my blog. I have had a pleasure to work with some great brands, meet incredible people and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am not saying that this has been a easy year but I feel like all the challenges I have been faced with have made me into the best person I can be. I have exciting things planned for year 2 and some amazing collaborations coming your way.


One of the best things about having a blog is all the comments and questions from all the readers, I love getting feedback on what you guys love and what you want to see more of. In honour of the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY I chose the top 10 questions I get asked all the time and am sharing them with you today.


What was the first thing you did when you decided to start your blog?

After I made the definite decision to start the blog the first thing I did was begin writing, I wanted to make sure I had things to write about and that my blog would have some content ready once the blog launched.

Whats your favourite Social Media Platform?

I honestly find it so difficult to keep up with everything but I think my favourite would be Instagram. I am a very visual person so the images just speak to me. My followers on Instagram are so great and I love all the feedback from them.

Do you Blog full time?

I do not blog full time at this point, but it is definitely a plan for the next year. I am also a personal trainer as well as a mom to 2 very busy teenagers.

Who is your photographer?

Most of the time it is my daughter, she is 17 and has a love for fashion as well so she is great at being the photographer. I did recently get a remote for my camera so I have done some photos myself, but I am still working on this. Its not as easy as you think.

How do you keep up with all the styles?

This is the fun part, shopping is the fun part of blogging. I usually try to buy one piece at a time that I can pair with things in my closet to make a outfit look new. I do also collaborate with some brands that send me new styles to try

Where are you planning on traveling next?

Well every year we do a family Spring Break vacation, this year we are going on a Caribbean Cruise. I am very excited to sail on one of the biggest ships in the world and explore new adventures with my family.

How old are you?

I just turned the big 40

Whats your favourite topic to write about?

You would thing tat it would be Fitness being a personal trainer but I was surprised at how much I am enjoying writing about fashion. I think my favourite changes from time to time but that's what it is right now.

How do you stay consistent with your blog?

Jeez this is a tough one, I try really hard to publish 3-4 good posts each week. In the begining I put a lot of pressure on myself to do this and quickly learned that life happens and sometimes you just have to let it go. I found that doing a blog calendar really helped so I could get ahead and that way stay on track. Now if something comes up and I can only post 2 times in a week I just let it go knowing that I have made the best quality post I can that week.

What is your plan for 2017?

2017 is going to be a year of changed for me and my family. My daughter is going off to university and we are making a huge move this year. I am excited for what 2017 has to bring.

Keep the questions coming I will do another Q &A soon. Email your questions to HERE.

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