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Oh my gosh, you guys. The past few weeks have been so busy! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in almost 2 weeks! My editorial calendar is weeping right now.
It started with a promotion at work. I got moved to a different department that needed a lot of help, so I’ve been putting in a bunch of extra hours and bringing work home trying to get that department back in order.
I also recently bought a Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine, which is an amazing piece of technology and so now I’m pretty much the craftiest gal on the block. I’ve literally tried to decal everything. Even my cat.
Then I went on my first ever paid vacation. I got to spend a couple days in Memphis, TN with the love of my life. We had such a nice time visiting family and enjoying the warm air!
We got back and life immediately spun out of control.
If you read my (horrible, embarrasing, soon to be revamped) about me page then you saw that the man and I just put an offer on a house. The house is a short sale which means that the bank owns it but the current resident still lives there because it’s like a pre-foreclosure.
Although the house is adorable, it’s been nothing but trouble to get this sale to go through. We put this offer on the house in August and now it’s nearly November and the bank still hasn’t approved our offer!! Crazy right??
They actually even told us that they wanted $140K more than we offered which is $75K more than the house was listed for online, which is just Ludicrous.
Yesterday, we took the final straw and walked away from that house (or run screaming away from it as my coworker, Megan, put it).
So I’ve been spending the entirety of my lunch breaks and evenings either touring houses with our amazing real estate agent, or searching for houses on my own and performing Cost-Benefit Analyses in Excel to really decide what’s the best deal.
We found the PERFECT house. It’s only been on the market for two days so we put our offer down today and I can’t wait to see how it all shakes out!!
I’ll talk more about all that in the next few weeks, but for now, without further ado… the real reason you’re here: My BadAss Blogger Roundup
1. Kristen from Believe in a Budget
Kristen is a blogger who blogs about blogging which seems redundant but is actually super helpful to newbie bloggers like me. Believe in a Budget is actually one of the first few blogs I actually started reading because I kept feeling the need to pin her articles to my *secret* Pinterest board called Help Me I’m Poor – anyway, Kristen has a bunch of really helpful resources and is so sweet. I’ve actually had a personal conversation with her about a blogging issue I was having and she gave me some excellent advice. Highly recommend everyone make their way over right now.
2. Krista from Blog Beautifully
Krista is a literal sweetheart. She is another blogger who blogs to help others with their websites which is just so noble in my opinion. She runs a ton of pinterest boards and facebook pages and is always more than happy to add you to them. I definitely 1000% subscribing for for her emails because they are always so cute and funny!!
3. Paige from Eyeliner Wings and Pretty Things
Paige. Is. Perf. Paige is a college student who loves fashion and travel. I relate to Paige because, while a lot of bloggers are moms (and I love that) Paige is a college student as I was just a few short months ago. I really wish I had started my blog in college like Paige did. She is such an inspiration and her instagram is LIT.
4. Regina from By Regina
Regina has so many online e-courses and email courses that are AMAZINGLY HELPFUL and FREE. She posts such animated videos explaining everything you need to know and she puts together workbooks for every lesson. It is truly remarkable. Her curriculum is more put together than that of most of my college classes.
5. Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog
I only found Abby’s blog recently, but I am literally in love with it. She’s a complete organization freak just like me. I’m receiving emails for her blogging and organizational email courses right now and they are phenomenal. I’m learning so much from all of these ladies!
6. Katie from Sugar Spice and Sparkle
Katie is for real a role model of mine. I relate to her in a way I don’t relate to most bloggers. Katie is an engineer who blogs at night for a creative outlet which is exactly what I do. I love that Katie shatters the mold of what an engineer is supposed to look like by being a total babe. This girl is the bomb and you definitely need to get your sparkle on and head over.
7. Neely from It Starts with Coffee
Aside from being a fellow lover of the magical substance (coffee), Neely is also an excellent blogging instructor with very small blogging courses in which she actually interacts with you via Google Hangouts. So instead of just sending emails with instructions, she gives you advice in real time and allows you to ask questions.
8. Jackie from Jade and Oak
Okay, so Jackie is one of the first bloggers I became obsessed with because, like Katie, Jackie has a full-time, successful career and is just blogging for funsies. Along with blogging advice, she actually offers advice about the legality of your website: disclosure statements, copyright laws, and things like that. I would highly highly suggest looking through her material and ensuring that you’re blogging properly.
9. Sami from The Classic Brunette
Sami is another college blogger sharing her college experiences, fashion and beauty advice, along with other general lifestyle topics. All of her posts are always so upbeat and energetic.
10. Helene from Helene in Between
What’s really interesting about Helene’s blog is that she doesn’t believe in niches. She blogs what she feels and that is just so cool to me. She has completely changed up the blogging game. Helene is so supportive to other bloggers and it’s remarkably refreshing.
You guys need to check out these blogging ladies ASAP because they are for real the bees knees!!
Which bloggers can you not get enough of? Let’s talk about it, below!