Let me tell you what friends... making a baby is hard work! So hard that it took all of my energy for the past year, and I had none left to give back to my blog. I am however happy to say that baby is here, healthy, and we are doing great as a family. We are doing well enough that I have got my spark back and am excited to be chipping away at my blog again!
Celebrating my first year as a blogger, and hi-lighting some of my favorite posts along the way. Thank you all for following me here at Abbey Co. and I hope to be checking in with you this time next year with lots more to share!
Birthday month was amazing! If you missed any of my posts or recipes, here is a chance to look back on my favorite things from September. The hi-light for me was trying the new Jason Wilson restaurant in Bellevue, the Lakehouse!
Hey guys, it's my birthday! It has been a while since I have participated in a blog award, so I thought this would be a fun occasion to do so. Hope you all discover some lovely new blogs with this One Lovely Blog Award post!
It's here guys, my first giveaway on my blog! I am doing this for two reasons: 1-because I appreciate all of my wonderful followers and want to do something FUN, and 2-I am a few weeks into using my new Rodan+Fields skincare routine and am OBSESSED with the products and want to share the love! So, follow the instructions in this post and enter to win your own Rodan + Fields skincare regimen of your choice!
The month of July feels like it might as well have been 15 minutes long! This month was very busy and has me looking forward to a little bit of relaxation and time to let loose in August. We have a vacation planned with friends in Chelan coming up this month... what are all of you looking forward to the rest of your summer?
Being a new blogger, I am still running off a restricted WordPress.com account, but I feel it is time to really start to get my move on over to self-hosted. Who out there has made the transition from WordPress.com to WordPress.org? I would love to get your advice - I plan to do so with a combination of support from Bluehost so I can use their plugins. Advice is welcome and would be greatly appreciated!
I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by the Happiest Pixel! I know some people think these awards are silly, but I enjoy participating since it connects bloggers to each other, and there is no harm in that! If you were nominated, do not feel any obligation to participate, but if you would like to, it is a fun way to tell your bloggers a little more about yourself.
Getting readers of course is the ultimate goal of a blogger, so how do you write a blog post that people will actually read? I think the key is realizing the world we live in is busy and over-stimulated. Keep things short and sweet, and focus on your visual content as much as your written. Hopefully this post brings you some helpful advice and tips! ❤
Chickpea Gyros - one of my favorite Meatless Monday Recipes! I find them very filling and my husband and toddler agree. This is a vegetarian recipe that no one should pass up!