turtleneck 3 looks

The Turtleneck

There’s something about midwinter. With cooler temps and constant rain, it’s hard to muster up motivation to get out of leggings and an oversized sweater when working from home. Today, we decided to share with you a few looks, featuring a favorite winter white turtleneck. Oversized and a great knit, the turtleneck has come back […]

chicken risotto

Weeknight Dinners: Chicken Risotto

When it comes to midwinter days, sometimes you just want something cozy and comforting to the stomach. At our house this means a weekly rotation of quinoa salads, soups, and one pot meals (preferably served in shallow bowls.) It keeps our meal prep simple for weeknights and gets food on the table fast. Most people when they think of risotto think of fancy restaurants and long nights laboring over the stove. However, most risottos can be made in around 20 minutes. I love making a big pot and then using it as leftovers throughout the week. (We also find it’s a great way to use up produce in a refined, classy way.) Feel free to mix up the ingredients in the risotto. For this recipe, we focused on classic Italian flavors with greens and tomatoes.

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!

blog business plan

How to Write a Blog Business Plan

When it comes to managing and running your own business, there are countless lessons I have learned. When I graduated running my own business was the last thing on my mind. I saw design as an additional skill set I was good at, but I was far more concerned about finding a job as a pastor than I was about numbers, sales, and setting my own hours. Two years later life had taken a few surprises and here I was, a 1099 designer for a company. How would I grow my business? What did taxes look like? Where would I even begin? Simple day in and day out tasks have learning curves. In a perfect world, I would love to focus solely on content creation, art direction, and clients. In reality my days are filled with emails, pitches, media kits, contracts, invoices, and bookkeeping. How do you keep moving forward? I love dreams and putting action steps to them. Meet the blog business plan.

Every year I sit down and write a business plan for the blog. This includes collaborations, ways to have passive income, and engagement goals. By writing things down I have a solid idea of what I’m going to do and direction each and every year.

Are you looking to start a blog? Wonder what it takes to find your readers and turn a blog into a business?

Keep reading for the full how-to after the jump!

over the knee boots

How to Wear: Over the Knee Boots

With today being a day dedicated to all things love, I decided to share a winter fashion trend I’ve been loving lately. While I wouldn’t rock this look on an everyday basis, for a special night out there’s something about the over the knee boot trend. It brings in the wow factor, elevating something as simple as skinny jeans or a black silk dress into a head turner. I think that’s why I loved putting together this post so much. You won’t find me hopping onto every winter trend, but after styling these boots three different ways, I must admit that I’m hoping the over the knee boot will have staying power for a few more years to come. (That and with most of your leg covered, you won’t need to worry about keeping your legs warm for the winter weather, which is always a big win.)

Keep reading to see how we style this winter trend three ways after the jump!

mediterranean bowl

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls

When it comes to meals during the workweek, I find that meal prepping is vital for making healthy choices when evenings are full and the days are long. This has been one of my favorite go-to meals for a while and it keeps things light and fresh while providing plenty of protein and energy to stay moving.

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!