One Month Blogging Anniversary

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hey guys! Guess what… I made it one month! 10 blog posts, many sleepless nights and a lot of failed photo shoots, now here we are! I figured I would do a recap of my first month anniversary, share my experiences and my goals for the future. Sound good? Okay cool. Let me just start by saying that blogging. is. hard.  It really is. You literally have to plan everything. Yes, everything. Every Instagram, Tweet, Pinterest Pin, Facebook post, etc. When people have asked me how my blog is going, my main answer is, “Great! Now I know why people blog full-time.” It takes a lot of work, and this is a total misconception between bloggers // non-bloggers. Now, I can barely call myself a blogger, but I’m serious- it’s REALLY hard work. But, it’s SO rewarding. After my Men’s Gift Guide was published, I had a few people come up to me saying that they had bought things from my guide. I literally stood there with a blank stare in awe that someone actually read my blog. It was such a rewarding feeling! I don’t make any commission off of anything I do, so […]

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Four Ways to Show Gratitude this Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Did it sneak up on everyone, or just me? I often find myself caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and become preoccupied with gifts, hosting, and working (a lot!). This year, I’m making more of a conscious effort to be still and to remember to stop and be thankful for my health, my life, and everyone around me. The holiday seasons are getting more and more shifted into retail holidays instead of celebrating the reason for the holidays: each other. I am a huge advocate for spending time with family and just being with one another. I, myself, am guilty of getting caught up in the things that don’t matter. And before starting a family of my own, I want to get in a better habit of spending quality time with my husband, friends, and family. This year, I want to share my ideas on how to show gratitude this Thanksgiving, and to remind everyone just how important the holidays really are.   B E   T H A N K F U L . . . 1. Donate Food (or $) to a Local Food Bank The company […]

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It’s Finally Here! The Down Low Blog

My name is Danielle, and this is the Down Low. I’ve made a decision to finally start a blog, after dreaming of starting one for years. I love all things fashion, makeup, and home decor, maybe a little too much. So, without further ado, this is the Down Low.   W H O   I   A M I am a graphic designer // student // wife // dog mom by day, and ambitious // exhausted // hungry blogger at night. Growing up, I always loved fashion. And by fashion, I don’t mean couture fashion houses. No, I loved everything. Heck, you could take me to Kmart or Mervyn’s (RIP) and I’d fall in love with at least five things before my mom dragged me out of the store almost bankrupt! I knew I really loved fashion when I bought a blazer from H&M during back-to-school shopping before my junior year. Now, back then, no one in high school wore blazers. Blazers were more appropriate for work, you know, business casual. Well, Danielle had to have it. It took me a minute to muster up the courage to wear it to school, but one day, I did it. I had also purchased […]

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