Five shows I’m loving on Netflix

Five shows I’m loving on Netflix

Oh hello TV people, welcome to the blog! We’ve often talked about Netflix, the shows and movies we’re watching, on the Facebook page, so it’s great to have you here. Some of these choices could be controversial and I’m okay with that. After all, it’s TV, how serious could the discussion about such things really get. Don’t answer that, I know, it’s very serious business. Haha. Anne with an E Guuuuys, Anne Shirley spoke to me as a tween and not just because I longed for red hair. Her passion and love of books were something I related too. She was relatable with her short temper and tendency for whimsy. When I heard there was a remake, well, I was…

Are you addicted to your social media?

Are you addicted to your social media?

Well, bet you didn’t think you’d hear this one from me, right? The blogger, telling you that there’s such a thing as being TOO attached to your social media and by extension, your phone. Well, I am. That’s because I’m your girl. I’m in the best possible position to speak to you about this; I live and breathe the internet. It’s my hobby, my relaxation and a large part of my livelihood. Even with all of that I had to learn when to turn off and how to be okay with it. Let me tell you a little about THAT! A couple of years ago we sold our home and moved to my sister’s house while we purchased our next…

Workspaces to inspire you

Workspaces to inspire you

As most (some?) of you know, a few days a week I work from home in the blog office. From there I do all sorts of things including this blogging thing, I consult to small businesses on their social media and I build websites. Fun, right? It’s one of my favourite places to be and over time I’ve managed to set it up in a way that I love. But that wasn’t always the case. At all! When we moved into our home (two years ago!), I chose the old converted single garage as the space for my office. It had smelly carpet (too damp for such things) and aged paint, dark blinds and loads of potential. A makeover was…

Choosing and implementing an Instagram theme

Choosing and implementing an Instagram theme

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my latest obsession; creating an awesome Instagram theme. I fell down the rabbit hole that was VSCO filters on Pinterest, yes there are entire boards full of filter suggestions and theme ideas, and here I am. Welcome to my brain, and sorry about that. And from those Pinterest boards and filters, it was all downhill. Some of you may be asking what IS an Instagram theme? Good question. You know when you arrive on an Instagram profile and the combination of those images just feel like they belong together? They’re colour themed, look amazing together, similar even, and all of a sudden you just can’t resist the account. It calls to me.  That look is a…

The Instagram Shadowban got me but I bounced back!

The Instagram Shadowban got me but I bounced back!

Something started happening about a month ago (for me). I saw a decline in interaction on my Instagram account and felt like I was in front of the same 15 people over and over again. It turned out; I’d been shadow-banned. Woot. Just what you need when trying to build an audience, not being able to reach people; so frustrating. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been chipping away to get myself off that blacklist and back to business. Within this post, I’ve shared a few ideas I have around why my account was shadowbanned, some other posts that may assist you identifying if it happened to you, the things that seem to have worked to get un-banned and…

A day in my blog office

A day in my blog office

See what I did there? Optimal. My blog office daily routine is a little less “on-task” and a little more easily distracted. It’s all about being realistic because there are days, many of them in fact, that this just doesn’t happen. Such is life. Setting out with an idea of what I want it to look like helps me be more productive, get more done and know what’s coming up next. What does blog life look like? It goes a little something like this; I work about 15 hours a week outside of my home, usually across three short days. I work the rest of the days, in my blog office, on my blog and social media business. The combination of the…

Suger+Ink: Welcome Back – Season 2 Ep 1

Suger+Ink: Welcome Back – Season 2 Ep 1

Annnnnnd we’re back! For those who are into the Suger+Ink podcast, or want to be, we are live with season two. This welcome back episode covers off on our summers (I did a fair bit of complaining about the heat), blog updates and plus size industry news. Considering the topics you’d think I was pretty chill and not ranty, right? Well, as usual in relation to this, you’d be wrong. So wrong. It happened. What can I say, I’m really into being ‘sooo over’ stuff thing. Haha. While discussing the coverage the blog received at the start of this year, I couldn’t help but share my views on why some people suck. And more than that, why they’re dangerous. Suger+Ink has…

Body Image Podcasts I’m loving right now.

Body Image Podcasts I’m loving right now.

If you think blogs are a great at changing your ideas about body image wait until you hear these killer body image podcasts! They are going to go head to head with that little voice of yours and kick its ass. Are you ready for that? Let’s just say that I was a bit of a podcast newbie. I’d downloaded a few after a blog conference once but couldn’t really get into the format. It’s not my fault, I doze off when someone reads me a story. It’s a throwback thing, I’m sure. Since starting my very own podcast SUGER + INK last year with Samara of Blonde Ink, I’ve delved into the world of podcasts. And short version? Now, I love…

How to Cheese Platter like a Pro.

How to Cheese Platter like a Pro.

Now I don’t know about you, but I’m a wine and cheese platter kind of girl. I’m assuming if you hang around here with me, maybe you are too. You are, right? I knew it. All the best people are, even if there’s no wine, just cheese.If you’re here, maybe you want to upskill your platter game? Let’s talk cheese platters, shall we? Meet Tess of Success Undressed who has a #cheesesuccess hashtag on Instagram, join in! How to cheese platter like a pro! Have a signature style. Everyone thinks they’re a platter superstar (you know who you are!) and that their platter cannot be rivalled. We all like what we like and have our signature style about it. I…