so you have a blog but do you have a business?

There are many, many bloggers who have used their blogs to help launch their businesses and more often than not, these ladies make it look easy. Almost too easy.

In fact, I think it gives a large number of bloggers the wrong idea about how these successful ladies became successful. They all had amazing blogs that they used as a springboard for their extraordinary talents. They had an idea of what they wanted to do, or they excelled at something and it became apparent through blogging. 
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But because you’re really good at pinterest and getting “inspiration” from the runway doesn’t mean you can be a stylist anymore than reading Lonny makes you an interior decorator. 
Let’s get real, having a business is a hell of a lot of work. It isn’t all unicorns, rainbows and smiles. It’s long hours and really hard work. It’s not knowing when your next paycheck will come and worrying that you’re going to have to dip into your savings, again. 
So before you think that having a blog makes you able to start a social media consulting business, or offering styling services or decorating someone’s home you may want to reconsider. It’s really easy to have a business but it is very hard to have a successful one. It isn’t something that happens overnight, perhaps like the success of your blog, but takes a lot of hard work and dedication that is beyond collages and blog comments. 

stud earrings

In case you missed my guest post over on Born and Bread, I thought I’d give you a little sample-sample.

No joke, I have seriously worn the same pair of Noir stud earrings that I scored on Gilt everyday for the past few years. However, now the gold is a lovely shade of green and that isn’t cute. So obviously, I’m on the hunt for my new favorite pair.

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from top left: rose knot // phillipa // gold oversized // ID stud // puck’s garden mushroom // hematite rope pave

What do you think? Which pair(s) should I get? Help a sister out, would ya.

here comes honey boo boo

I don’t know if you all know this, but we don’t have “TV”. We have a TV, a rather large one, however we have no Television service. I know, it seems odd, but we’re odd so deal with it. Not having a cable provider doesn’t stop me from watching trash reality TV. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Cue my newest obsession: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. If you don’t watch this show, you’re missing out on the train wreck of the century. I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry while watching this show which is a spin-off of the very popular TLC show Toddler’s and Tiaras.

You all remember this YouTube video right? That is essentially the show, but it includes a vast cast of characters. June, the mom who farts in the opening credits. Jessica, her 17 year old sister who is due any day now, yes she is pregnant. Anna, aptly nicknamed Chubbs. Lauryn aka Pumpkin and the dad…Sugar Bear. Bless that man’s heart.

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These are just two of what may be thousands of gems that you will get to witness should you tune in to the world’s best reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

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Since we’ve moved into our apartment I’ve wanted plants. But here’s the thing with living in NYC you don’t have a whole lot of space. So you get the plant then you need to get a pot and get potting soil and where the hell am I going to do all of this?

Enter, The Sill, aka god’s gift to all New Yorkers (and Brooklynites too!). I could not be more excited about this find. We’re going to have plants, guys!

the sill
all images via the sill

This idea is so brilliant that I’m pissed I didn’t think of it myself! On top of free delivery, they help you pick a plant to best suit your apartment. Genius!

If you live in NYC and want some plants, seriously, you need to visit The Sill!

Also, I’m guest posting for Julie + Lauren today over on Born & Bread, be sure to head over and see what earrings I’m dying for!