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A Day in the Life of a Lifestyle Blogger

On Wednesday, a kind reader (and aspiring blogger) emailed me to ask what it was like being a lifestyle blogger. My knee-jerk response? It’s insane. It’s editing images, obsessing over the Instagram algorithm, taking too many pictures of myself, writing, writing, and more writing. Did you know that the blogging world has a HUGE learning curve? Even for a lifestyle blogger? So of all the things that blogging is, it’s really about learning. All the learning. It’s also the most fun I’ve ever had. If you’ve been around here for a bit, you know that I am NOT currently blogging full-time, though that is …

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6 Inexpensive Ways to Glam Up Your Room

Recently my little niece was coming upstairs to my room. She doesn’t come upstairs often since it’s less toddler-proofed and the stairs are no joke. Not the best for a 4 year-old. Anyway as she’s walking up she squeezes my hand, looks up at me and says, “I can’t wait to see what colors your room is THIS time, Aunt Sarah!” So like I might have a redecorating problem. I love home decor and could happily redecorate three times a year if I had the funds. Keyword being: funds. (The fact that there is a Target within 1/4 mile of my house …

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We’re on Summer Hiatus!

We’re taking a little summer hiatus on the blog (and by “we” I mean yours truly). Don’t worry though, it’s all good things over here! I have recently transitioned jobs, which I’ll write more about when we’re back to our regularly scheduled party, and since I want to give my blog only the best, I’m going to step away while I make a few adjustments. First of all, I need to adjust to my new job! While I’m all about change, I struggle a bit with major transitions. I need a lot of rest, and find that I get stressed far easier …

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6 Months In! A Blog Update

Someone asked me last week if I was excited about hitting the six-month mark with PartyofSarah.com. I’m sorry, what? Six months? Like, six?  Since starting this blog has been a dream of mine for literally years, it really is hard to believe that I could be on my sixth month. One the one hand this is a milestone that I’m thrilled about, but on the other hand, I have a lot of goals to make the next months even more successful than the first. Whether you’re a blogger, an aspiring blogger, or just a pal, here’s my heart on the last 6 …

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5 Tips for Getting Inspired (plus a recap of DFWCon 2017!)

I don’t always feel inspired. Lately, I haven’t felt inspired at all. I know this blog is all confetti and pink, but that doesn’t mean I’m not just as vulnerable to the mean reds as the next girl (Oh Holly, you know us so well). I want to be a person that encourages you, and I don’t believe I can do that without being real. And being real means telling you that it’s been tough getting out of bed for the last several weeks. Last week I shared here about how I lost my sweet kitty in early April, which totally threw …

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How I Wrote My First Book (Finally!)

Picture me, dancing around in my basement (ahem, alone) and singing “Timber” at the top of my lungs at 1 o’clock in the morning. That’s where the story ends, but certainly not where it began! But it did end there: the night I typed the last sentence of what would later be known as my very first novel. I was all by myself and wearing a still slightly-damp swimsuit underneath a pair of LuLu shorts and t-shirt. It was the happiest night of my life. Weird, huh? I’ve talked about my wild journey with writing here and here, but I thought that …

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Blog Chat: Party of Sarah is One Month Old!

Writing this post is surreal in more than a few ways. Like I’ve mentioned here and here, it took a long time for my blogging dream to become a reality, so to sit here and reflect on my first full month as a blogger is surreal, but oh so wonderful, too. My first month as a blogger came with many surprises, and many lessons learned! I’ll outline some of them for you, as well as my stats for this month (which totally blew my mind). Why am I telling you this? Because you’re part of the party, and this is no fun …

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5 Bloggers I’m Loving Right Now

At least by Oklahoma standards, it is FREEZING outside today! So cold in fact, that I woke up to an automated text from my school district telling me that classes had to be cancelled (surprise!). Today will be all about staying warm, taking it easy, and catching up with my favorite bloggers! Because you’re reading mine, I’m assuming you and me both love a good blog. Blogs are inspiring and personal, beautiful and real. Bloggers have a way of inspiring us that almost nothing else does. In honor of my little snow day, I’d love to introduce you to five of the …

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Launch Party!

Hey, you! I’m so glad you’re here. Because to be honest, there was a good three years when I wasn’t sure that this day would ever come…and it’s here! Thank you for visiting PartyofSarah.com on our blog launch… just by being here, you’re a part of one of the happiest days of my life! (Also, aren’t these confetti push-pops the most magical things ever? It was a perfect way to celebrate this launch!) I had the idea for this post while I was watching the Gilmore Girls reboot. Have you seen it yet? No spoilers, I promise, but remember when Rory is …

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My Publishing Journey (so far!)

My dream is to be able to write as my full-time job. Not only this blog, which I love, but the REAL joy of my heart is in writing fiction. So of course, I’m aiming to become a published writer. You can read about my first book here if you’re interested in learning more! In a few weeks I will be publishing the full story of how I finally managed to write my first novel, when I was 23. It was the most magical, exciting process of my life and I cannot wait to tell you all about it! In the meantime, I …