10.13.2014

Behind the Scenes of Sage + 2 GIVEAWAYS!


I was so flattered when Madison from Wetherills Say I do tagged me to participate in the Tour Through Blogland. Madison is a blogger that I look up to a lot. Her content is fresh, relatable, and fun! She also created the most perfect media kit for me recently which you can see here. Thank you so much for nominating me Madison! I haven't had the opportunity to participate in something like this yet, and I love that it gives you all a little peek into the magic behind Sage!

What am I working on?

You may or may not know that I recently started offering sponsorship options, so big chunk of my time has been spent perfecting this. I really want to do everything I can to help my sponsors grow, as attentive bloggers are who helped me grow when I was starting out! I have also been working on a Holiday Gift Guide that Karissa and I will be revealing November 3rd. The gift guide will feature small businesses hand chosen by us and each business will be offering a special promo code just for our readers! I can't wait to share it with you all

How does my work differ from others from its genre?

This is a question I often ask myself. The blogopshere is a BIG place with tons of competition and I think it's important to have your own mission statement for your blog. What makes me stand out, I think, is my authenticity. I have really tried to "tell it how it is" no matter how hard that can be at times.

Erin Condren Planner

Why do I write/create what I do?

People always say you should write for yourself but I see things differently. I blog for others- for you. When I first started coming to know Christ (after being an adamant atheist), I read a lot of faith-based blogs. Blogs that showed me not all Christians are hateful and that not all distort the gospel. Reading blogs during this time was a huge part of my own self-exploration and really helped me get to the point I am at today. So I write for people like me. People that didn't know Jesus and are looking for a REAL take on the faith.

How does your writing/creative process work?

I am incredibly Type A. I plan blog posts on my Erin Condren planner over a month out at times and  I am constantly jotting down post ideas. Now, that doesn't always mean I have the words to say, but I usually at least have a topic in mind. Sometimes my posts are carefully formulated and crafted, and other times I just try to share what is on my heart. Sometimes it's messy, sometimes it's long, and sometimes it violates all the "rules." But it works for me and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Your next stops on the Blog Tour are:

 Cassie from Living on Cloud Nine. Cassie is probably no stranger to you all as I mention her frequently on the blog. Her and her husband recently celebrated their one year anniversary in Boston and she can rock adorable laid-back outfits better then anyone I know!


Renee from Mulling Over My Morning Coffee. Renee is a woman after my own heart. She pours out so much passion into her posts, which mostly focus on faith and living a Christ-centered purposeful life. Her ability to be candid draws me in every time and her words have a way of reaching straight to my core.


Amy from Set Free. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Amy better over the last few months and I cannot say enough good things about this woman. She's an amazing mother and has a heart of gold. I've also really enjoyed learning more about essential oils through her blog!

Thanks so much for coming by for this stop on the blog tour! I hope you enjoy your next few stops!

What do you think makes your blog stand out?

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16 comments :

  1. I did the blog tour back in April. Sadly it was on my old blog, Crazy Camp Camacho and google has deleted all evidence of that blog ever existing! I do love reading these though. :) I think the best posts are the ones that "violates the 'rules'" who says we have to write according to rules anyway? :)

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  2. Ah bummer I wish I could read it! And amen- who needs rules?! Haha

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  3. Love your desk area!!!!! And I almost screamed when I noticed that picture on the left! :) LOVE IT! Can't wait to share my Behind the Scenes next week. Thanks for nominating me, friend! So thankful for YOU!!

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  4. Haha thanks I love it too! And the photos are the best!!

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  5. ummm your desk area is BEAUTIFUL! i love all of the burlap ;)
    and you definitely write with authenticity - it comes across beautifully!

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  6. Why thank you Amy. My husband and I recently split up our offices and I redid this little space :)
    And that seriously means SO MUCH to me! Glad I'm doing it well :)

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  7. Well now you've made me cry...in front of my students!! Haha...don't worry, I was discreet. ;) Thank you for the sweet compliments, I've loved getting to know you, too! And I'm looking forward to my Blogland tour!

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  8. Awwww haha I'm looking forward to yours too!

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  9. I love this blog tour - I'm so happy it is still going around! And is that your planner in the picture? You are so organized! Love it!

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  10. IT IS my planner- I am seriously so Type A hahaha

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  11. The blog tour is such a fun idea. I love the bloggers you have picked and I can't wait to read theres. Your desk is super cute by the way. Talk about organized.

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  12. Thanks girl! I literally cannot work if my workspace is messy- it's a blessing and a curse haha

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  13. It was really cool to me to read about how faith-based blogs played a role in your salvation story!

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  14. Happy to hear that! :) thanks for reading!

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  15. What planner do you use? I love it!

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