I love prepping. I am obsessed with all things planning related. Fun pens. Cool calendars. Cute highlighters.
These things all give me the illusion that I have my life together.
There is always a new craze especially in the food world. We are constantly bombarded with the newest and greatest ingredient. From clean eating to crockpot dinners, we have many things fighting for our attention. Now, people are very interested in meal prepping. We live in a fast pace world, and we need things that are already prepared to throw in our bag and go!
The pantry. The struggle. Half empty chips bags. Soup cans that have been on the shelf for 47 years. And never ever never evvvver enough SPACE!
In our very first apartment we turned a tiny coat closet into our pantry by adding a cheap plastic bookshelf. We made it work, and counted the days until we moved into a bigger place with a real pantry.
When I first started to research blogging I kept reading two things that seemed to be beat into my impresionable mind.
Pinterest and email subscribers.
Pinterest is a pretty straight forward platform, though at the beginning, I was completely overwhelmed with it.
But email? Wasn't that dead? Didn't email die in the 90s???
Nope. It sure didn't.
In fact, in my third month of blogging, a substantial amount of my income came directly from my subscribers. My subscribers all of the sudden became my amazing customers.
I am SO thankful for my email list. I love getting replies from my list asking questions and leaving comments.
Are income reports cheesy?
I don't know. I have never written one before. I find them inspiring. At one time I found income reports to be really super weird.
Like in what other context would you be publicly sharing with someone how much money you make????
Here is why I am sharing my income with you- I want to inspire you.
So, let me start with this. I never ever not in one million years ever thought I would be running a business. Let alone an online business. Let alone a monetized blog.
I began Home Boss to teach women how to run their homes simply and efficiently. I focused on three main topics; cleaning, organization and meal prepping. These topics are things I am interested in and things that I think I am an authority on (this made me giggle because my house looks like a trash heap right now...).
If I were to walk into your house and make a bee line for your linen closet, would I get hit with 13 washcloths hitting me in the face as I open the door?
That is the true organization test, by the way. If you open the door to something and a ton of shit falls out. That is when you know- you better start getting your stuff together!
SO. I am positively sure that at one time, your linen closet, like mine, was beautiful and organized and easy to access- but life happens.
I am obsessed with blues. No, not the jazz blues. But the hue. The hue of blues. Ha, it rhymes.
So sorry for that. Anyway, blue.
I love all things blue! Our living room is full of cool colors including whites, blues, and grays. I love the crisp cool feeling of a polished looking living room. Incorporating pops of color into your neutral decor allows you to change a few key pieces and create a mostly new living room.