Pretty in Pink and Peplum

Is anyone else obsessed with the Peplum Trend?

I clearly am! It’s what I wore for Mother’s Day. While my husband had to work, he was up early to take our oldest out shopping with him. And they surprised me with breakfast in bed, flowers, chocolates and cards.

Since he had a night shift, this meant sleeping all day in order to be awake all night. Not a lot of fun, I know. But that didn’t stop us – the girls and I – from getting dressed and finding something to do. While we didn’t do anything grand, it was nice to take them out and hang out together.

Pretty in Pink - Peplum Trend

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Quick and Delicious Chocolate Croissants

Croissants are a favorite around here. Because so is chocolate, when I combine the two in this chocolate croissant recipe, no one can resist the temptation of having one or two of these sweet treats.

I have made these for breakfast, but they make the perfect snack. As most of the recipes I have shared, they’re super easy to make.

Easy Breakfast Chocolate Croissants

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Casual + Chic Look with Distressed Jeans

I am absolutely loving distressed jeans this spring. They’re comfortable and breeze. 😉 Plus they’re versatile, I mean they go with everything! You can dress them up with a cute blouse, fun accessories, pretty handbag, clutch, wedges or even heels.

Distressed jeans are perfect for spring and a must have for any closet.

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Quick and Easy Empanadas

Quick and Easy Empanadas

Being a Latina, I obviously grew up on arroz con pollo, flan, and empanadas; just to name a few. While my mother taught me to make flour empanadas from scratch, sometimes you want to take the quick route.

Using Goya’s discos para empanadas, allowed me to make something tasty while savoring flavors that took me all the way back home to Panama.

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Friday Favorite; The Mint Moon Bath Bombs

Friday Favorite; The Mint Moon Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs are something I had been so curious about. I mean, have you seen videos? It’s almost magical how they dissolve in the bathtub and the water turns colors, bubbles don’t even do this. Yes, I sound like a kid. But hey, I am the type of girl that also loves mermaids and unicorns. 😉

So, when I found The Mint Moon on Instagram, I knew I had to try these.

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Five Tricks to Grow Your Instagram

Five Tricks to Grow Your Instagram

Today, I wanted to do something a little different. Since it is #TipTuesday, I’ll be sharing some tricks that have helped me manage and grow my Instagram. As a newbie blogger, I’ve learned quite a few tricks that I thought I’d share with fellow newbie bloggers.

Find Your Tribe

Having a group of bloggers with similar goals has made all the difference for me. While, the Instagram community can be intimidating, having a support system makes it a lot easier.

How do you find your tribe? Decide what type of support you need for your account. If you want comments, find a comments and engagement pod. If you only want likes, then find a likes only pod.

How do you find a pod to join? There are several Facebook groups for Bloggers where openings on pods are announced. But you could also start one yourself, by inviting other blogger friends you may already follow on Instagram.

Learn to Love Hashtags

Hashtags are your best bet for being discovered on social media, particularly on Instagram. Did you know that you can use up to 30 hashtags? Yes, 30! While you don’t want to look spammy, you should totally use every single one. Why? Because it’s an opportunity for other users to find you.

How do you avoid looking spammy? Simply add your hashtags to the comments field instead of the caption field.

Give love, Get love

A trick to growing your account is to engage. While pods will help with this, you also need to engage with people who comment on your posts. But don’t stop there, go out and search for accounts that align with yours and comment on and like their posts as well.

Keep it real

While it can be tempting to do everything every other blogger is doing. Don’t! It’s ok to be inspired by the accounts of top bloggers but try to remain original. Your audience and followers have decided to follow YOU for a reason. 😉

Schedule to Stay Sane

In order to remain sane, I highly suggest that you have some sort of schedule for Instagram. You can even use a tool to help you manage your posts and preview what your feed will look like. I use the free version of Later and it has helped me a lot.*

I hope you have found this post helpful. If you did, make sure to share and pin it so that others can find it too.

If you have questions, leave me a comment below. 😉

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