It has been so long since I have been able to actually post a fun look on the blog! I have been extremely busy, as I’m sure you all are, and shooting a look has, unfortunately, been at the bottom of the to-do list. Which SUCKS because it’s one of my favorite parts of the blog. I feel like life definitely goes in phases of being super busy and then having tons of down time… I am obviously currently in the first category. But, to be honest, it feels really good to work your butt off and see results. Whether that means my blog or my health. Results and success are so motivating.
Welcome back to Forge A Frenzy, hope you’re powering through this Monday!
I am suuuuper fortunate to have a bff who is also a fab photog in ATL and we explored around the city (on this rooftop) and around Ponce City Market which is a huge multi-use space with tons of shops, eats, apartments, and trendy hipsters.
HI! Happy Monday and welcome back to Forge A Frenzy!
It has been two long weeks since I have last posted and wowza, life has been crazy. I took an unintentional hiatus from Forge A Frenzy over the last two weeks due to two life events: Moving from Newport Beach to Huntington Beach, and a much needed trip to Atlanta to see my dearly missed friends.
All of that being said, life is finally settling back down to normalcy. I am figuring out my new commute to work, unpacking tons of boxes, and scouring Pinterest for room inspiration ideas. And I got a pedicure. Pedicures always put life back on track.
I have two fun looks coming up on Forge A Frenzy, this one and another that will be posted shortly, but after that there are going to be some home/interior posts coming because that is where my hard earned money is going towards these next few weeks. I have slowly but surely been redoing the furnishings in my room and I have some cute DIY’s (that don’t look like DIY’s) that I am going to be tackling. The rest is a mix and match of HomeGoods finds and Target scores. I like to get the best bang for my buck and those two places have really been helping me out.
On top of that, I have tons of new places to add to my Atlanta food + drink guide that I will be summing up in a post as well as adding to my Atlanta Travel Guide page. Such exciting stuff!!!
Monday’s are always a little rough to start off, which is why I like to start my day off with some tea (Rishi is my current fave) and some Jesus. Pretty much how I like to start off most days, but it makes Monday’s a little bit better.
This past weekend I was able to take a quick break from work + social media and it was immensely refreshing. I am going to do a little recap of my weekend in the mountains later this week! I also have lots of fun ideas for content (like a ‘product of the week’ concept) and new collabs + products to share with you guys that I am super excited about. So staaaaaay tuned.
With Memorial Day now behind us, summer feels so close!! I feel like after Memorial Day, pools are open (at least in the South) and school is out and that really cues the start of summer! For those of you who are wondering, the first official day of summer is June 20th, but I am all about starting summer celebrations early.
I’ve had a million different things on my mind for this post. I wanted it to be personal. I wanted it to be an update on life. I wanted to move past just chatting about my outfit, move past SEO terms and audience centered content. I wanted to be vulnerable. I wanted to be open. But that didn’t really help me narrow it down. So I will be going a little bit deeper here. If you are up for the challenge of connecting the dots throughout this post, maybe there will be something that catches your attention.
I talk a lot about my blogging journey, where I began (see my first post here) (lol) and where I am hopefully headed. Along the way, there have been and will continue to be many things that I try that lead to success and that also lead to failure.
If you search ‘how to be a successful blogger’ on Google, these things will probably pop up:
– Email lists
– Sponsored posts
– Facebook Groups
– Google AdWords
– Sell your soul
Last week was a weiirrrrddddd week for me. Going through some kind of blogger rut and it was NOT FUN. But the good thing is that this week I have a fun look for you and have lots of content in the works (like my fave spring/summer beauty products).
Hiiiiiii frenzies. Welcome to my place for ramblings and photos.
FIRST POST WITH MY DARK HAIR BACK!!! While I enjoyed the lighter version of me, dark brunette feels most authentic!
I love weekends. Like a lot. I worked retail for 3 out of my 4 college years as well as my first post-grad job at Nordstrom. Let me fill you in: weekends DO NOT EXIST IN RETAIL. I struggled with loving clothes and styling and loathing working retail. It was a love/hate relationship to say the least. I definitely enjoyed working at Encore (the local Athens, GA boutique where I spent Tuesdays + Thursdays as well as some weekends) because of my fab coworkers and all of our super freaking cute product, but weekends, in my book, are for relaxing and exploring.