Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: Many of us bloggers aren’t living the glamorous life of being paid to travel, wear expensive clothes & use amazing products. Although it is our dream to eventually quit our 9 to 5’s to be paid to do what we love, the reality is, the majority of us blog on the side. If you say keeping your blog up to date, finding new, exciting content to write about and all the behind the scenes work like social media promotion/engagement, etc is easy…well, my friend, you would be lying. yes, there are times when things seem to run smoothly and that much needed Editorial Calendar of yours keeps you on track. But like it always does, life tends to get in the way and often at the most inconvenient of times. This can throw life into utter chaos and brings everything it touches into the hurricane. Today’s guest post, written by the amazing Katy Walton, is here to help you get all those ‘behind the scenes’ pieces into place so that you feel like you can keep your head over ‘blogging’ waters. Continue reading “Guest Post: Squeezing the “Other Stuff” into The Life of a Part-Time Blogger”
This past weekend, my husband & I celebrated our first year of marriage (January 28th). We had a beach wedding in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) with 40 of our closest friends & family. The day itself went off without a hitch – beautiful weather, delicious food, lots of love and joy – I truly couldn’t have asked for a better day.
While planning a destination can save you significant money, it’s still a lot of work & not knowing what things actually look like until you’re physically there can be a bit overwhelming but I’d recommend it to anyone. Not only do you get to say your vows in a gorgeous setting but you get to make a trip out of it with a group of people!
In today’s post, I’m giving you 10 budget tips I used for my wedding that Continue reading “Bougie On A Budget: 10 Ways to Wow at Your Wedding”
While today is an off day for posting, I’ve decided to put up a special post to review my top 10 posts of 2016 (especially since it is the last day of the year)! The year was full of ups (got married, moved to Toronto, got a new puppy, started my blog) and downs (put my older dog down, left behind family & friends in Ottawa, a vital friendship fell apart), looking back on my first year of blogging not only shows how much I’ve actually accomplished this year but inspires & motivates me to make 2017 even greater!
If you’re new to Lifestyle Queen Bee, first of all welcome & thank you for stopping by my little corner on the internet! I hope you peruse the blog & subscribe to the great content that’s coming in the new year! If you’re a regular, thanks for sticking by me while my blog grew from clunky to Continue reading “Lifestyle Queen Bee’s Top 10 Posts of 2016!”
Can you believe 2017 is just around the corner?! While I’m stunned at how fast this year went by, I’m ready for the next chapter! One of my resolutions for next year is to be smarter with my money & stick to a budget, especially now that I have a blog/business I am looking to transform into my full time gig. While putting my Budget Tracker together, I realized Continue reading “FREE Budget Tracker for Success!”
2017 is just around the corner & with that, many have the ‘new year, new me’ mentality on the brain. The start of a new year always brings this sense of change, becoming a better version of yourself & a fresh start. With goals being planned for success & calendars starting to fill up with fun events, thinking about how to keep yourself organized & on track is something to think about. if you’re stuck trying to find the best planner to help you be at the top of your game in 2017, look no further as I have put together a short but incredibly sweet list of the top 5 planners you need to head out & order TODAY!
THE 5 Planners You Need in Your Life!
If you follow me on Social Media or even read my last post, you’ll know I have a soft spot in my heart for Fall. While some people are sad to see Fall come around as it marks the end of Summer and warm weather, I like to look at it positively. Fall means a time for new beginnings and change. It’s also a time to reset your goals and refocus for the final months of the year. I like to set goals for not only myself personally, but for Continue reading “Here Are My 20 Goals for Fall. What Are Yours?”
Guys, it’s Thursday – we’ve almost made it to the weekend! Woohoo! Over at the beehive (aka the Coynes), we’re preparing for guests to visit this weekend – which includes a Blue Jays game, lots of food, some adult bevvies and a whole lot of fun. This also means late nights, running on little sleep and not a whole lot of blogging time (eep!). While no one ever really has to tell us twice to make time for fun, it’s really hard for self-made ladies like us to actually practice good habits and take care of ourselves. So before we head into another fun-filled weekend, Continue reading “5 Great Self-Care & Productivity Tips for Creatives”