What’s your blog name?
Where do you live?
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
Tell us more about you and your blog
When my first daughter was born, I was passionate about looking for and making products that were safer around the household: including toiletry items, cleaners and even toys. I am still passionate about these things, but my blog shifted towards parenting and lifestyle once I had my second child. Now that I am having my third child, I love partnering with family friendly brands and sharing my favorite items with my readers. My focus is family and making the most of our time together!
Where did the name come from?
My sister and I started the blog 3 years ago and we focused on healthier and safer products for the home and family! We love essential oils, hence we called ourselves the Lavender Ladies!
What people don’t realize about blogging is…
how hard it is to keep up with!
What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
- I wish I had researched webpage styling and coding
- How to take better pictures from the start
- The importance of SEO content!
What’s been your most memorable moment as a blogger?
When I got my first “big” campaign with an influencer network. It wasn’t that big at the time, but just knowing that I could create something, get it approved and have people view it, it was a great feeling.
Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance
Write everything down! All pending campaigns, current ones, and when everything is due!
Instagram or Twitter?
Books or Podcasts? Tell us your favorite.
Books! They help me relax and night and i love having a hard copy book to get into, rather than listening to a podcast.
Coffee or tea?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Recording and watching reality tv shows!
What’s one product you can’t live without?
My cell phone, hands down
What’s been your favorite post you’ve worked on?
Talking about my inspiration to workout after having my children. I ran the Chicago Marathon both years that I had my children. By writing it, I hope to motivate other moms and let them know how amazing their bodies are! There are no professional photos or great photos on this blog post, just a whole lot of love and reality!
We love our apps, which ones do you swear by for your business?
Probably my WordPress app on my phone. I can keep track of my traffic throughout the day and refer back to my blog posts if needed without having to have my laptop in front of me!