Hi Friday people!
I am writing this post in my comfy clothes, enjoying a cup of tea at 9:24 PM on a Thursday night and honestly, I’m super content with this. I read a quote somewhere this week and it said, “You’re not missing out when you’re getting your sh*t together.” It’s so true. Not that I feel like I’m missing out, but as I am getting my adult life together, spinning everyday, getting blog work done after work, it is cleaning up my priorities and showing me what is most important to me. Going out and drinking margs with my friends 4 nights a week is, unfortunately, having to be compromised down to 1 or 2 nights a week (;
Anyways, it’s that time of week for my favorite product! The past few weeks I have been featuring beauty products primarily, but this week I wanted to switch it up by highlighting a different kind of product: greeting cards! Specifically, the unique, trendy, and cute greeting cards from Phoenix + Hollie! If you go to Phoenix + Hollie’s Instagram, you will be met with a super aesthetically pleasing array of beautiful flat lays and greeting cards with eye catching and fun sayings on them. You guys know that stellar design + aesthetic is something I looooove and look for in brands that I collaborate with. Well, I am in LOVE with their design! It is colorful and radiant and well-thought-out. There are also some awesome art prints with scriptures on them that I would love to have for my wall! I always appreciate when people use their gifts to spread the light of Jesus.
I have linked their Etsy shop here so you can devour their design and pick your favorites to order for your dorm rooms as you’re heading back to school or add to your wall decor in your living room.
Check out their Etsy shop as well as their Instagram to find your newest addition to your wall or to send your long distance bff!!
I have a SUPER busy weekend coming up. The fair, US Open, and birthday parties galore, so make sure that you are following along on my social channels!! @MadisonCrowley
Hope you guys have a great weekend <3
‘Til next time,
Hi! Thank you for stopping by Forge A Frenzy! Don’t forget to follow along on social media for updates on the daily happenings of my life – @MadisonCrowley ♥
So, today I went out on a limb and decided to go to the Bachelor casting call that was happening a few miles from my house. I had a lot of expectations of what the day would look like and some were super accurate and others were definitely not. I hope you enjoy this recap of my experience with the Bachelor!
I almost didn’t go through with this experience because I truly had no idea what to wear. Professional? Casual? Boho? Fancy? How do I stand out and make an impression but also stay true to myself…? All of these things were going through my head and so I settled on my favorite pair of Joe’s skinny jeans with a sexy-ish open + flowy top with one of my favorite dainty gold lariat necklaces and paired it with one of my go-to pairs of shoes – nude peep toes with a block heel. I felt like myself and I liked it.
Hello and welcome back to Forge A Frenzy!!!
*If you’re here for motivational tips & tricks from myself and my besties, scroll to the bottom. I typed out a fourth of my life story before getting to the good stuff.*
If you know me, you know that I am not, and have never been, a “morning person”. I like slow mornings. I set 2-5 alarms and they go off for about an hour. Seriously… I hit snooze more than anyone should. Sorry to my future husband. I was a tried and true night owl and did my best work in the wee hours of the night. During the first 2 years of high school, I rode the bus to school. The bus that picked me up at my house at 6:20 AM!!!!! I mean, looking back, I don’t really know how I did that y’all. I struggled making it to my 9 AM’s in college and genuinely couldn’t fathom scheduling myself willingly to be somewhere by 8 AM.
While I could write a whole post about my snooze issue, this post is about what the deciding factor was in my life that made me start setting my alarm (willingly) for 5:30 AM and what is keeping me going.
Two Words: Spin Class.
Something that I love about blogging is that I can make it my own.
I love clothing and trends and coffee and photography. I also love to write.
I have a therapeutic system of writing feelings that I cannot express in any other way.
This section of words was written during the very end of a terribly hard season for me. I had just moved to California and I was looking back and reflecting on what truths I had held myself to that were inaccurate. Reflecting on reality and leaning into sadness in order to push through into a new and beautiful season of life.
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So, I have rekindled an old flame… I know, not highly suggested.
BUT this new spark for an old relationship isn’t the kind that has potential for horrible breakups, tears, and heartache. I mean, maybe, but it’s doubtful.
I am talking about picking up where I left off with my side hustle in college, creating fun jewelry!!
Slightly weirded out by the fact that I just said “side hustle”…????
Friday Fave: Agave Healing Oil Treatment
Y’all, I am super excited about starting this series. As you guys know, I am a lover of products. I have an obsession with trying new beauty products and my bathroom is FULL of products I’ve tried and loved or tried and hated. As I am preparing to move a little ways down PCH to Huntington, I am packing up my things (again) and organizing all of my products on top of trying to fit in the new ones I am accumulating as the weeks go on.
I try products from makeup to hair to skincare to shower goodies to anything that promises to make my skin soft and glowy or my hair voluminous and shinny. I’m a sucker for good packaging…
Along with buying tons of products that I see other bloggers using, brands often reach out to me with new products that they want me to try and review so I thought that this series would be a good way to incorporate those products onto my blog. This series also lends to the idea of starting up a YouTube channel, which is something I have been thinking a lot about.
All of that to say, here’s to fun new products and Friday’s!
Welcome back lovelies!
Monday’s are always a little rough to start off, which is why I like to start my day off with some tea (Rishi is my current fave) and some Jesus. Pretty much how I like to start off most days, but it makes Monday’s a little bit better.
This past weekend I was able to take a quick break from work + social media and it was immensely refreshing. I am going to do a little recap of my weekend in the mountains later this week! I also have lots of fun ideas for content (like a ‘product of the week’ concept) and new collabs + products to share with you guys that I am super excited about. So staaaaaay tuned.
Hi lovelies. Welcome to Forge A Frenzy.
I’ve had a million different things on my mind for this post. I wanted it to be personal. I wanted it to be an update on life. I wanted to move past just chatting about my outfit, move past SEO terms and audience centered content. I wanted to be vulnerable. I wanted to be open. But that didn’t really help me narrow it down. So I will be going a little bit deeper here. If you are up for the challenge of connecting the dots throughout this post, maybe there will be something that catches your attention.
Hi everyone and welcome back to Forge A Frenzy!
I talk a lot about my blogging journey, where I began (see my first post here) (lol) and where I am hopefully headed. Along the way, there have been and will continue to be many things that I try that lead to success and that also lead to failure.
If you search ‘how to be a successful blogger’ on Google, these things will probably pop up:
– Email lists
– Sponsored posts
– Facebook Groups
– Google AdWords
– Sell your soul
Happy Tuesday frenzies!!
Last week was a weiirrrrddddd week for me. Going through some kind of blogger rut and it was NOT FUN. But the good thing is that this week I have a fun look for you and have lots of content in the works (like my fave spring/summer beauty products).