• Blogging,  Lifestyle

    The Top Mistakes I Made As A New Blogger

    Hi guys! Today’s post is about blogging; something I haven’t written about in quite some time.  However, I think today’s post is a good one because it’s not just about blogging. Making mistakes when you start something new is important to the learning process.  I don’t care how many articles are out there that lay out the mistakes that other people make, or advice articles telling you about the mistakes you should avoid making.  When you start something new, you are going to make mistakes.  I honestly believe that attempting to avoid mistakes all together is never going to get you anywhere.  Sure, you can inform yourself on the mistakes of…

  • Blogging

    4 Things To Do To Own Your Next Blog Conference

    Hello there, my lovely blogger friends! *Disclaimer:  Affiliate links are used in this post.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly stand behind.  All opinions are my own. Want to start a blog but don’t know where to start?  Self-hosting is a great place to begin your blogging journey! Click the link below and head over to Bluehost to check out self-hosting and get a self-hosted domain for only a couple bucks a month! As some of you may know, this past June I went to BlogHer17.  It was my very first blog conference.  Even though it was…

  • Athleisure Wear,  Blogging,  Fall,  Fashion,  Fitness,  Health,  Lifestyle,  Planning

    An Insanely Casual Outfit + When I’m Going To Be Posting + An Update On My Marathon Training

    Hi guys! I’m so sorry that I’ve been a little MIA this past week.  I’m trying to get into a new schedule now that school has started back up and I don’t have much free time during my work day to get blog work done.  However, I’ve got the entire weekend free so I’m going to be doing a lot of pre-planning and I’ll be back in business! So anyway, if you’ve been following my marathon training program, you may have noticed that I haven’t posted about that, specifically in a few weeks. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this blog, where I’m going with it and…

  • Blogging,  Fall,  Fashion,  Spring,  Summer

    Why Blogging is Frustrating and The Hardest Things I’ve Ever Done

    Hello, friends. Today, I need to vent. I started Oh Happy Hotalings in February 2015 with the intention of having it someday be a source of income that I can use to help take care of my family, while caring for my babies from home.  It’s now August, 2017 and I’m coming up on 2 years of blogging.  In July, I made $2.50 from ad revenue.  It’s not an income…it’s not anything.  I suppose it’s a start because I’m still making money from adds every day but it’s not what I had hoped for. I’m not bitching or whining because I feel sorry for myself.  I know that I didn’t…

  • Blogging,  Lifestyle,  Travel

    Packing Like a Blogger: What Bloggers Take on Vacation

    Happy Saturday! *Disclaimer:  Affiliate links are used in this post.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly stand behind.  All opinions are my own. Want to start a blog but don’t know where to start?  Self-hosting is a great place to start your blogging journey.  click the link below to learn more about Bluehost and get a self-hosted domain name for only $3.95/month…yes seriously that’s all! This Wednesday, Ryan and I leave for Dallas, TX and while we’re there from the 16-20 I’ve got a good amount of blog work to do (because sometimes when you’re working on…