BLOGGING, Categories

How to Really Have a Successful and Profitable Blog

Around this time last year, I was really looking into serious blogging and searching for information about how to really have a successful and profitable blog. What did I find? A lot of crap.

When it comes to blogging, everything is so personal – tastes, interests, writing style, photography skills, etc. There are so many variables, and after a year of trial and error, I have discovered that what you really need is a solid foundation of understanding. When you have that understanding, you can then move on to the next steps and really have a successful and profitable blog.Continue reading

New Year, New Adventure - How to Reach Goals This Year
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New Year, New Adventure – Reaching Your Goals This Year

We say it every year – new year, new me. Well, it’s a new year, but I’m the same, different every day.

Welcome to my new year adventure.

I’m trying out Squarespace, you guys! I’ve been on Blogger and WordPress, but I’m really attracted to the simplicity of Squarespace. I love simple, and I’ve been embracing simple every chance that I get. This year, I’m trying out something different – less simple, more cozy. Continue reading

The AC Studio Design Shop
Categories, SIDE HUSTLE

The AC Studio Design Story – Opening an Etsy Shop in 2018

In my attempt to better embrace my creative nature, I opened up an Etsy shop this year. Behold, The AC Studio.

Do you ever have the itch to make stuff or read something – in the middle of the night? You’re already in bed, and all of a sudden, you feel so inspired to get up and do something. Such is my life, you guys. Sleep was never really my strong point. Continue reading

Life Organization and Planning - Plus Free Planner Sets
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Life Organization and Planning – Free Planning Tools

The new year is here, and it’s about time I get back into gear with this blog!

Life organization and planning is a topic that is going to be on everyone’s mind as January rolls into town. It’s just what we do – we dream up these awesome adventures we want to have and try to organize our lives so that we can make things happen. Well, today, I’ve been doing some of that dreaming and creating, and my journey starts here, with you. Continue reading


How to Make a Career from Blogging

Blogging is all the rage these days, and while many blog as a hobby, many others have made a career out of it.

If you browse the internet about how to make a career from blogging, you’re going to be blasted with all sorts of information. Everyone has a different perspective on this topic, and I thought I’d include mine along with a few tips to get you started. Continue reading

Knowing Your Worth as a Blogger
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Knowing Your Worth as a Blogger

For me, blogging has always been an art form. I started out just typing away my feelings, but eventually, my writing and photography skills grew into so much more.

Knowing your worth as a blogger doesn’t come easily. You have to realize that every blogger has a vision that is valuable. I’m going to share with you an experience that I know you can relate to.Continue reading

Make Money from Your Hobbies | AC Consulting for the Creative Business
Categories, SIDE HUSTLE

Make Money from Your Hobbies

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all make money from our hobbies, doing the things that we love to do?

I enjoy making things from scratch, figuring out how things work and creating my own version. It’s my hobby, and sometimes I make money from them. Now, I want to help you make money from your hobbies by helping out with the business side of things.Continue reading

5 Tips for Apartment Hunting, Living in Houston, Texas
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5 Tips for Apartment Hunting

Apartment hunting can be so stressful, but with the right strategy, you can be a pro home scout in no time!

As you know, I live in Houston, Texas, and apartment hunting can be a challenge. There are so many apartment complexes at various price points and offerings that it can become overwhelming. With these 5 tips for apartment hunting, I’m going to help make your home search a little easier. Continue reading

Are paid blogging courses worth it? My thoughts and a Review of the Elite Blog Academy
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Are Paid Blogging Courses Worth It? | Part I

Is it really worth it to pay for blogging courses? Well, I guess that depends on what you’re looking to get out of the course.

I have paid for quite a few blogging courses. Some focused on Pinterest, and others focused on blogging better and best practice strategies. So what did I think of them? Here’s where I share the nitty gritty, honest and cold truth about are paid blogging courses worth it and my review of the Elite Blog Academy.Continue reading

Office Essentials and Tools for Success. Adding a personal touch to your work environment.
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Office Essentials and Tools for Success

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been spending my days at my new job. It’s been an interesting few weeks, but I’ve got the hang of it now.

Today, I thought I’d share some fun things I’ve been using as well as a couple of cute outfit choices for the more conservative office. These are things that I feel are total office essentials and tools for success with a personal touch. Continue reading

Life After Harvey and Life Changes
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Life After Harvey and Life Changes

This has been quite an eventful year, but it all comes down to last week – Hurricane Harvey, a disaster no one saw coming.

Getting through a 1000-year natural event like Harvey has to be something you get a plaque for. However, in our case, we get to say that we got through it pretty well. Life after Harvey is bringing about quite a few life changes, but I’ll take it any day. Continue reading

Make it through the storm: Hurricane Harvey 2017
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Making It Through the Storm | Hurricane Harvey

Last November, we packed our bags and drove 1500 miles to Houston, Texas. It is where we started our new life.

This weekend, we’re experiencing Hurricane Harvey as it devastates the Texas coast. I wasn’t sure what to write about today, because the only thing going through my mind right now is riding out this storm. So, I figured I would write about making it through the storm. Continue reading