English Having a blog is hard work, not gonna lie, but it's completely worth. I have this blog for more than 5 years, it's a lot, I know. The first couple of years I only wrote depressing things but in 2012 I changed a bit and I decided that my blog needed to grow, in a short period of time the blog went from 100 followers to 1000.
I receive e-mails from you telling me that you want to create a blog, but don't know how, or you want to create a blog but think that you are super shy and that would be a bad thing for the blog, or you want to grow your blog but don't know how.
Being shy isn't a bad thing, I was considered shy for most of my life and I decided that I wasn't going to let that be a problem. Every time I'm afraid of doing something I found a solution that works every time. I just do it! I forget that I'm afraid and do it! I don't regret my tactics, they led me here, to almost 3000 followers and a bunch of lovely blogger friends.
If you are afraid of receiving hater's comments, don't be. I never answered to one of that kind of comment for a simple reason. That person, that is usually anonymous, didn't take the time to get to know you better, instead they spent a few seconds to write awful things about you. The only people that matter are your friends and they know you for ages, so. that got to mean something, right?
Two other important steps that I think are really essential to make your blog grow is to have a domain and personalize your blog. My domain "www.lovable-maria.com" costs around 13€ a year. I do online classes were I teach you how to personalize your blog, but if you think hmtl and css aren't really your thing you can click here to have your blog personalized for 10€.
English A few days ago I decided to change my room, clean it, trow away stuff and decorate it in the simplest, cutest, way. For one of those changes I needed to print some photos and I chose Polagram!
One Polagram you can print your photos, just like mine, turn them into books, posters or even phone cases. I love the result of mine, the quality is excellent. I ended by paying only the shipping costs because I had a 5€ voucher. You can also use the code if you want to.
English This top and shorts are so damn cute that they have been on my wishlist for ages. Zaful gave me the opportunity to have them and I couldn't be happier!
They cost 14,70$, the cheaper I've seen so far. They shipped my order July 7th and I received it 15 days later. I wasn't expecting to receiving it so quickly but I was really happy to.
I really love the fabric, the top and the shorts were really well made! Zaful also offers free shipping! I'm really happy with this store and I hope to make more orders there!
Did you like the photos? Do you like the clothes?
English I love so much when my mother decides to make apple strudel! I never thought I would love this dessert, I usually don't like anything with apple in it, but I just LOVE apple Strudel so much, it's delicious!
- 300gr apple (Spread lemon juice over it)
- 40gr brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
- 100gr nuts
Mix every ingredient (except the pastry) together, put it it a pan for about 15 minutes, and then grind it a bit! Spread that dough over the pastry, wrap it, take it to the oven at 180ºC for about 30 minutes.
Take it out of the oven, let it cool a bit, and then eat it all!
English A few days ago I received a message on Facebook from a blogger. She told all about her new store and how she wanted to send me some cookies for me to try.
I decided to pay for the cookies, because I wanted to help her out, and they cost me 4€ in total, 3€ for two bags of cookies and 1€ for shipping. But I ended receiving even more than I asked for!
The packaged contained the cookies, that were delicious by the way, a bracelet and a flower crown made by her, so sweet don't you think?
Her blog is written in portuguese but you can still see her store and eat some delicious cookies.
English This Summer I want to do a lot of picnics and barbecue parties! One way to decorate this kind of parties are this lovely banners!
I did another video, it's still in Portuguese but I added subtitles in English if you really want to watch it! I did some diys for you and I really hope you like it!
You can see how to do this banners in the video, but if you want them right away my mom sells them in the store.
See you tomorrow Xoxo
English Do you remember when I told you about the store 10DollarMall? Well, around that time I made an order and I'm here to review the item I order with a cute outfit post.
I ordered this beautiful black dress with lace! It arrived in two weeks and a few days. And I could be happier with this dress!
I find it so beautifully made! And it really suits me perfectly!
Do you like this dress? It costs 9,99$
English I love to take photographs! And sometimes the only thing I have near by to take photographs is my mobile phone. Having that said I felt the need to do a bit of an update to my photographs!
I searched a bit on Ebay and I found out about this beauties. They are super cheap but have an amazing quality!!
I really love them and I don't regret buying them! If you are thinking about buying them you can expect three lenses, a macro, a fish eye and a wide lens.
You can see some photos I took with them down bellow! xoxo
English As you can see by my face mornings tend to be hard. Some days I wake up smiling and I jump out of my bed dancing and singing, but lately that has not been the case.
My Summer mornings are usually spent sleeping, then I go on instagram to check your accounts and like your photos, play a game I installed recently but am loving, it's called Alphabear. Then I wash my face, go get some breakfast, play ukulele and sing and then make lunch!
Yup, that's it, nothing fancy! Do you spend your summer vacation's mornings sleeping? Do you go to the beach? What do you do in the mornings of school break?
Comment down bellow! Have a great day! xoxo
English Last Wednesday I went to a picnic organized by some awesome bloggers!
The weather wasn't that nice, but as you can see by the photos we had a really great time.
Do you recognize some of this lovely faces? Are you planning to do some awesome picnics this Summer?
The girls' blogs: Fashion Mask | Big Hill of Hope | Inspirations with M | Glamour and Sparkle Trends | Have an open heart | On wednesdays I wear Pink | I love Spring Time | Messy Hair, Don't Care | Morning Dreams
English The boho chic trend is so, so, so cool to wear in the Summer! And it's so simple to wear! You just have to find in your wardrobe some lace, some statement accessories, cute sandals, dresses, kimonos and jumpsuits with cool patterns.
Really light clothing to wear, perfect for Summer days!
I'm going to wear this trend a lot! I really love it!
You can see some clothing pieces and accessories from Style Moi down bellow! Hope you like my choices. XOXO