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Francesca's Friends & Family Event!

17 August 2014



Hello lovelies! As you all know by now, I absolutely love Francesca's. Though you can find their boutiques all across the country, each store has a super unique vibe and a huge selection of chic (and affordable) clothes and accessories. So when I heard that Francesca's would be hosting a Friends & Family Event with 25% off, prize drawings all day long, and sweet treats- I knew I'd have to stop in.

Kate Spade Surprise Sale Picks!

12 August 2014


Hi lovelies! It's that time again for a Kate Spade Surprise Sale! Since it's basically tradition at this point, I'm going to share a few of my favorite pieces from the sale. Everything is up to 75% off, so it's definitely worth a look!

The Smart Girl's Guide to Starting a Blog: Part Four

02 August 2014


photo via: The Everygirl

Hi lovelies! Ever since Sparkle & Mine really started taking off, I've had a lot of readers and friends reaching out asking me how to go about starting a blog. I'm often asked what my "secret" is to making my blog successful. And the truth is, there is no magical way to become an overnight hit. The advice I always give is to work hard, be patient, and learn everything you can about the world of blogging.

Of course, that's easier said than done. When I first started out, I was completely in over my head. I had no experience in blogging, and no contacts or resources to help me. So I did what I do best, I Googled. Every question that popped into my head as I went along, I painstakingly combed through page after page on the internet to find the answer. How do you get your blog seen? Where can you find design tools to customize your blog? How can you earn money with a blog? I was definitely giving my search bar a workout.

Since I love you all so very much, I don't want you to have to take the long way like I did. So I've started a new post series where I answer all of those questions and a whole lot more. I hope that by the end of this series, I will have created a thorough guide to starting a blog that makes the process easy and fun! I absolutely love the world of blogging, and I am so excited to share my experiences and insight with all of you!

If you haven't read part three yet, you can find it here!

Now without further adieu, the final chapter in The Smart Girl's Guide!

The Smart Girl's Guide to Starting a Blog: Part Three

19 July 2014

photo via: Southern Charm

Hi lovelies! Ever since Sparkle & Mine really started taking off, I've had a lot of readers and friends reaching out asking me how to go about starting a blog. I'm often asked what my "secret" is to making my blog successful. And the truth is, there is no magical way to become an overnight hit. The advice I always give is to work hard, be patient, and learn everything you can about the world of blogging.

Of course, that's easier said than done. When I first started out, I was completely in over my head. I had no experience in blogging, and no contacts or resources to help me. So I did what I do best, I Googled. Every question that popped into my head as I went along, I painstakingly combed through page after page on the internet to find the answer. How do you get your blog seen? Where can you find design tools to customize your blog? How can you earn money with a blog? I was definitely giving my search bar a workout.

Since I love you all so very much, I don't want you to have to take the long way like I did. So I've started a new post series where I answer all of those questions and a whole lot more. I hope that by the end of this series, I will have created a thorough guide to starting a blog that makes the process easy and fun! I absolutely love the world of blogging, and I am so excited to share my experiences and insight with all of you!

If you haven't read part two yet, you can find it here!

Now, let's get started on part three!
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