[GIVEAWAY] Blog Survey 2017: What Do You Want From Me?!

Hey you! Yes, you. Want to win a product of your choice from my shop? Then I need to hear from you!

I’ve been meaning to connect with you guys for quite some time because you all feel so far away. Ironically, this week’s episode from the Chris Loves Julia podcast covered some real talk about the business of blogging, with one of the sticking points being that people don’t leave comments anymore. This makes gauging what you guys like/dislike and want more of/less of really tough.

One way I gauge what content works best is from page stats and analytics, but I can honestly tell you that my top four posts are all completely different topic-wise. (For those curious, my top performing post by a long shot is What I’ve Learned From Raising a Blue Heeler/Border Collie Mix).

If I had to define it, I’d coin my blog as a lifestyle blog—with a focus on design, creativity and style. This is what’s comfortable for me and topics I’ve posted about for years, sharing everything from If It Isn’t Posted to Social Media, Did It Still Happen? and My Kitchen Renovation Series, to Three Looks, One Pair of Mom Jeans and About a Room: A Charming Industrial Loft.

Where my struggle lies is in not knowing what exactly you guys wantor if this wide range of topics is exactly why you come here.

You may not have noticed, but lately I’ve been ramping up my blogging efforts in the form of scheduled, predictable posts: Every Monday you can expect a Pixels, Places + Things post; each Wednesday I serve up an evergreen post, be it a personal essay, an update on my home/life, etc; and Fridays are all about Links + Likes. I’ve also resurrected my Sunday morning newsletter for those who prefer to read all at once quietly over Sunday coffee. You can sign up here:

So it felt like the perfect time to conduct a blog reader survey (with a giveaway of a product of your choice form my shop)!

To enter, simply take this short survey (also embedded below) and you will automatically be entered into the contest. I thank you  eternally for your feedback, friends! Keep silently reading 😉



Links + Likes: A Silver Stump, Oil Cleansing, White Jeans, a Red Polka-Dot Jumpsuit, Rainbow Rolls, + a GIVEAWAY!

This colourblock dress is just $20!

After a week of busy work and parties (and unhealthy eating) I’m back on my health game. The ingredients for these detox rainbow roll-ups with peanut sauce are on my Wunderlist.

Ah, the high-waisted white jean. A summertime staple.

I’ve been hunting for bathroom accessories and, while I’m after something wood, this Safavieh silver stump is an oh-so cute fallback.

Very into this easy, breezy red polka-dot jumpsuit.

I’ve been into the idea of oil cleansing lately after a bout of overdoing it with face products.  F. Miller just released some new products (a cleansing oil among them) and I wanttttt.

Lighten up, buttercup! Just uploaded a slew of new products on my shop, like this LIGHTEN UP pullover. And pssst, I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY of any product of your choice on my Instagram TOMORROW, so follow to keep tabs!

BOOKED: Our Elora Mill, European-Inspired Wedding

I’m a pretty particular, all-or-nothing person.

I’m laid-back in regards to how my life and career unfold, and am relaxed in terms of what’s on my agenda for the day. But all the laxness in the former finds its counterpart in the form of being very opinionated in regards to how I want things to look, taste, feel and be experienced. For me, it’s the bigger picture and the vibe, not the gritty details.

So when it came to our wedding and getting married, Shawn and I agreed we were either going to elope in Italy (tempting, still), or we’d go all-out. After weeks of considering both sides of the coin and touring a few close-to-home spots (The Arlington Estate, Adamo Estate, The Spicy Factory and Terre Bleu—all super lovely by the way), we stumbled across the charming, hidden gem that is Elora Mill.

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