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Spring: A Time for New Beginnings x DNichole

Flowers are starting to bud and the evidence of new life is everywhere; Spring is essentially here. Now sure, the next month or so could be unpredictable, like most of the season has proven to be. In fact, Nashville may encounter more rainy days (I pray not), frigid temps and maybe even a little snow. But regardless, in a little over a week, March 20th will read the same on everyone’s calendar: Spring. While spring brings many memories, in this...

5 Travel Tips for Beginners

Hello fellow Blogger Xchange readers!  I’m Komal of KomalMeansDelicate.  I started my blog, almost a year ago in May 2018, as a creative outlet for myself.  I wanted to share my love of travel, fashion and lifestyle topics to an audience in an aesthetic way.  Whilst I’m still trying to figure out the ins and outs of the blogging world, I am quite enjoying myself on this journey.  One thing I want to focus more on in m...

Staying Ahead of the Content Curve X Katherine Faulk

I’m Katherine Faulk over at The Ways of K. I started blogging in college as a way to answer questions I always found myself Googling. After taking a hiatus for work and grad school, I jumped back into the blogging world in 2017. I work diligently to create content for my readers twice a week. My posts cover everything from travel to wellness to party planning and more. Getting that many posts out per month can be hard. I’ve previously struggl...

Do the Hustle-Do the Hustle!

Are you ready to “Oh, do it. Do it. Do it. Do the (side) hustle”? I’d love to hear your favorite ways to side hustle. “Do the hustle, do the hustle.” Did I get that song in your head yet? I am Sarah, mom of three girls and founder of The Wandering Rumpus, where I write about expanding our kids’ worldview through travel, books, local experiences, and food! I’m also a freelance writer, communications consultant and the Director of Com...

8 Health Tips to Keep You Running Strong

Real talk… blogging takes time.  No matter how much we love diving deep into our life’s passions, there’s no denying that being a blogger requires time, attention, and whole lotta coffee!  And for many of us, blogging is our side hustle on top of a full-time job and many other life obligations.  This may be “normal” in the life of a blogger, but that means that come holiday season we may be feeling even more stretched and...

The Green Thumb Myth x Shelly

Hi everyone! My name is Shelly, and gardening is my passion. At my parent’s house growing up, their front and back yards were almost entirely in deep shade. Gardening consisted mainly of pulling ivy off the trees. I always dreamed about what I would do to tackle the difficulties of landscaping their property if I had a budget of any kind. I even bought the Southern Living Landscaping and Low Maintenance Garden Guides as well as another book Gar...

Renewing Your Focus

What’s up Blogger Xchange Community? My name is Kayla Zadel and I’m a lifestyle correspondent and blogger with monthly segments on the NBC affiliate in Nashville. I’m also the founder and creative director of KaylaZadel.com – a go-to resource for my segments, as well as all things style, travel and more! I grew up on a farm in Colorado, raising animals and showing them in 4H and FFA. I graduated from the University of Northern Co...

3 Encouragements for New Bloggers

Hi friends! My name is Mandy Johnson, and I started my blog, Palms of Joy, in January 2018. I was intimidated, yet eager to start openly sharing and encouraging readers in their faith and in life. In my short time as a writer, I have learned more than I ever imagined about myself and about the blogging world. If you are considering starting a blog or have recently started one, here are three encouragements I’d love to share with you There’s r...

And My Story Begins… X Donecia Christian

Healing is a Journey, not a Destination… Hello, fellow blog community! It is such a pleasure to be among great company. My name is Donecia Christian and I am a proud Memphis native who has called Nashville home for over a decade. Whew, how time flies! When I am not working my full-time corporate meeting/event planning job – I enjoy traveling, reading, thrifting, studying and spending time with family and friends. On Saturdays, in...

The Blessing is for An Appointed Time

Let’s go back to the beginning of my blogging journey.  I created a blog in 2016 centered around my clothing brand.  The blog and the clothing brand was an epic fail, so I shut down the website.  Fast forward to January of this year, I created a second blog, centered around my personal interests, which are fashion and beauty, and I shared short posts pertaining to spirituality.  I received tons of good feedback from the post...

A Vegan Holiday X Erica O

Tips to Stay Vegan During the Holidays Most of us have been counting down the months, days, hours, even minutes to get to this point in the year. Maybe it’s the gifts that you are expecting to receive during the Christmas season or the quality time with family and friends that you’re anticipating the most. No matter what you are most excited about when it comes to the holidays it is inevitable that there will be a table of food involved du...

Great Meals and Spend Less X Leslie Simmons

Hello! My name is Leslie, and I have been blogging for almost 7 years! In 2012, we picked up our family of 6 and moved away from Nashville for the first time in our lives. I really struggled being a mom of four, with two kids who were under four. We were in a new town, with all new people, and I felt so alone. I missed my family and friends! I went from Chick-fila playdates to being isolated with four children in the house all day. That was when...

Do You Have A Habit Of Breaking Promises? X Julie Wilcoxson

The lies we tell ourselves, I will start tomorrow? I know what you are doing; I have been there myself a million times. You get gung-ho about starting a new fitness program or you decide you want to start eating healthy. You may even do great for a couple of days until your girlfriend calls and invites you out for dinner and some wine. The diet quickly goes out the window, but you tell yourself its okay because you will do better tomorrow...

The Search For Men’s Bloggers X Manny LeGrair

The Search For Men’s Bloggers   The world of blogging, though not formally restricted in any way, seems to be skewed towards women. I am not claiming any form of segregation, sexism, or notions of the like, simply making a personal observation about who is more likely to blog. I am sure that if you took a moment to think about bloggers or even vloggers that you know or follow, the list of male bloggers fails in comparison to our f...

Blogging Without Going Broke x Memphis MandySue

Hello, beautiful blogger babes! I’m Amanda, finance professional by day and freelance writer and fashion and lifestyle blogger by night and weekends. A little over a year ago, I found myself at a crossroads – here I was trying to build up my fashion and lifestyle blog but at the same time my husband and I were ready to sell our condo and buy a bigger house and make that our financial priority – how could I do both? I think in the blogger...

It Takes Two to Make A Thing Go Right x Fit Style

“It takes two to make a thing go right “just like Rob Base + D.J. E-Z Rock taught us. Nashville Fit + Style would not have happened if we didn’t come together. We had a ton of hesitations when we thought about starting a blog. Will we be relatable? Will we have enough content and pictures? And most importantly… how will we find time for this with full-time jobs + kids??  Navigating the sometime...

Different Paths to Blogging x Hannah Kerr

Hi gorgeous! My name is Hannah Kerr. I am a Nashville Native now living in South Carolina! My blogging career kicked off two years ago in college, formerly known as Kerrageously Made. My blog was a creative and healthy outlet for me while recovering from an eating disorder. My passion grew as I found myself working with collegiate women seeking advice from social media influencers, photographers and other bloggers with similar missions to inspire...

Starting A New Journey x Litton Avenue

Finding yourself in a new place is daunting. First, you cover the basics. New nail salon, new hair salon, new gym and new favorite dessert shop. Okay, maybe a dessert shop isn’t your first priority, but for me, it 100% is! Once you learn the highways and finally get situated, that’s when it hits you: you’re alone. Not alone in the sense of I will never be happy again but alone in the sense that your girl group isn’t with y...

Living Single x Crowned Canesha

I’m forty-one and single! Four words I never thought I would be saying at this age, but here we are. I am the girl who has had her whole wedding planned since she was a kid…I understand marriage is more than a wedding, but it is what most women dream about, and I am no different. I’m originally from Chattanooga, TN, but I have lived in Nashville for 12 years. By day I am an Implementations Project Coordinator and by night I am a Lifestyl...

Go After Your Dreams x Abbey

Hi! I’m Abbey, AKA The Perfect Little Life! I’ve lived in Nashville 10 years and am so happy to be a part of this great community. I’ve been married for 14 1/2 years, and work a ton with my awesome hub. I also have a shop called The Perfect Little Store. I started my fashion and makeup blog in 2011. I loved sharing my tips and tricks on how to dress on a budget with other people! I then started including posts covering home decor, DIY craft...

5 Tips for Changing Your Niche

Hi Everyone! My name is Melissa Watkins and I am the blogger behind for fabglance.com. Fabglance is a personal style and motivation blog, but it didn’t start that way. Born in New York and raised in Massachusetts, I always had a knack for writing, telling a good story, and being resourceful. When I moved to Nashville, to attend college at Tennessee State University, I turned those talents into various side hustles which included: writing term p...

Experiencing the Dominican Republic – Punta Cana Edition

A few years back, I started a tradition with myself…I decided that every year I want to experience something new for my birthday. I feel like I should start off a new age/chapter with something I’ve never done before. This year I decided to go out of the country for the first time. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was my destination of choice! It seems Punta Cana is the place to be this year. I’ve seen so many people travel there throughout t...

2 Tips for Managing Your Blogger Time

I’m Meredith Boggs. My blogging journey in college but underwent a re-brand and relaunch as The Other Half blog in 2015.  The Other Half is, just that, the other half of what people don’t say, the other half of life that doesn’t make the highlight reel of Instagram, the other half of faith that doesn’t happen when we’re all bright & shiny, dressed in our Sunday best, the other half of being married to our other h...

Summer Style: Sunshine and Smiles

Hey hey! My name is Marissa and I am just a country girl trying to find my way in a big city! I am the creator of Flyy Girl Fashions; a fashion, beauty and empowerment blog aimed at encouraging women to be their best selves and feel bold, beautiful, confident and most importantly flyy! I got into blogging with encouragement from my significant other as well as other family and friends who noticed that others loved my style and felt that I should...

The Best Consignment Shops in Nashville

Whether you are looking for designer labels, quality pieces, hugely discounted prices, new or gently-used clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories, consider shopping at a consignment or vintage store. If you want to get clothes at a fraction of their original cost, stop by one of those stores in Nashville, and share any gems you find with me! I’d love to see....

The Perfect Nashville Day

My name is Katie Shafer, and I the mom to four sons ranging from ages 13 to 3 years old. I just recently started blogging as KatiesOkay as a way to focus on the humorous, real-life aspects of being a mom. Although I know that this is well covered territory, I feel that I have a unique sense of humor that can make challenging, ridiculous, and tedious moments in parenting laughable. Because isn’t it true that sometimes life can make you...

My Blogging Story: Naturally Stellar x Candice

By: Candice Straughter I’m Candice Straughter, the #BlackGirlMagic behind NaturallyStellar.com, a lifestyle & beauty blog for Millennial/GenX moms and creatives.  I’m an authentic voice for busy everyday moms, ages 25 – 45, with the experience of being a corporate career woman, stay at home parent and small business owner. Me and my work have been featured on popular sites such as U.S. News & World Report, HypeHair...

Collaboration: 8 Tips On What To Do

My name is Doreen and i’m currently in my Jordan year (23), working on living my best life, and learning everything I can. I’ve been blogging for about 3 years with varying topics. When I started out, blogging was a form of therapy for me. I used it as an outlet to put my experiences into writing,  in the hopes of helping someone else who was going through similar experiences as I was. This February however, I decided I wanted to start a...

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