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Showing posts from August, 2017

Tik to the toc

The one thing about life is that it is constantly changing.  Seasons change.  Jobs change.  Cost of living changes.  Your circle changes.  Relationships change.  Change is just an part of life that is always going to be around.  

Let me tell you what else is also changing - this blog!  Even though I have been blogging for almost 5 years, I still consider this blog in its baby stages.  When I first started, I didn't really blog a lot.  I basically just blogged when I felt like it and that meant I would go for months without posting a single thing.  Then as time went along, I started to get more involved in social media and there were (still is) some great bloggers (well, a lot of authors) on there that were so motivating and wonderful.  That helped me find my stride in this blog.  Then I'm not sure what happened last year, but I think it was sometime in October that I had written my 100th post of 2016.  I had a dream of doing that again this year, but I also realized that same i…

The Rules of...

Since my blogging break, I've been more in tune to the madness going on in the blogging world.  I just keep to myself, like I do in my personal life, but I pay attention to a lot of stuff.  And with all the madness, I've seen just as much support.  Oh man, what a great community to be part of.  Just like a family, the blogging world can have its moments and also like family, there are some bloggers who I just don't rock with.  But I will ALWAYS be respectful and I hope they know that.  No name calling, no hurt, just the right amount of space to keep the peace.  

Also since my blogging break, I've been noticing bloggers doing different things!  People have been so helpful - giving post ideas, writing out rules, and just being super supportive.  One thing I noticed is that people have been saying that blogging has no rules.  I have this one thing to say about that...

Blogging has absolutely no rules!!!  I have to say I wasn't a believer in this until I tried …

That eclipse and such

Yesterday was lit.  Went to a baseball game, had a few laughs (some at the expense of others) and of course, enjoyed the eclipse.  So, in my location, we had totality.  That was the absolute coolest thing!  Seriously, the temp dropped a little bit.  But what was so fun, is that it went pitch black.  Street lights came on, babies started crying (that had me worried), and I got to see some people I haven't seen in a long time.  

Overall, it was a great day.  You know, family drama aside.  But, this was definitely in the top three events of my life.  Yep, I think it even passed the Justin Timberlake concert when I had floor seats.  Amazing.  And, I was able to help one of my besties check something off her bucket list.  What a beautiful day it was!!!  

Clothes Mentor - shopping adventure!

So, today was the day for my shopping adventure at Clothes Mentor Columbia!!!  I was able to find some really great things and also take some things for them to sell.  You know I take such good care of my clothes so it will be cool for someone else to enjoy them.  But before I continue, there is something I need to say....

Happy 3rd Birthday to Clothes Mentor!!!
Ok, now where was I?  Oh, just getting ready to show you some of the things I found while shopping.  Yep, just a post full of photos.  Hope you enjoy!  

Blogging and the break

It's no big secret that I, Shayla, took a two week break from blogging.  I wasn't traveling.  I wasn't super busy at work.  I wasn't doing anything major that most people would need a break from.  I was just breaking.  If you need a reason, let's just say I was putting my life back together.  We cool?  Great!  

I told you earlier that I took a break so that I could throw some support to some other bloggers.  I didn't get as much accomplished on Bloglovin', but I was rolling on Instagram and Twitter.  So as I was thinking about what this break was really about, I thought it would make a nice little post.  And then I was like - hmmmm.....I haven't done a Shayla's Seven post in a while.  Well, that brings us here!  

Without further ado, here is Shayla's Seven - blogging edition.  

1 - Automated Messages I KNOW that I have mentioned this before.  However, during my break of being more observant to the blogger community, I noticed this coming up again.  …

Well, that was fun

What a wonderful break I just had.  Let me go ahead and get this out of the way - I may be taking another day off in a couple of weeks.  I may be at the beach, I may be staying out of the Labor Day traffic.  I haven't quite decided just yet.  But know this, I'll let you know!  

So, back to this break that I am just getting back from.  I really wanted to take this break to do a couple of things - get my focus back (as I am working on another project other than this blog) and to throw some support to other bloggers.  I get so caught up in my baby (this blog) that I don't always get to give support to other blogs.  
On twitter, the RTs have been amazing the past couple of weeks!  It I see a RT that sparks my interest, I'll give that post a read.  This has helped me discover a few bloggers that weren't on my radar.  I read one particular post that was absolutely full of honesty.  She said what happened, gave her apology, and is trying to move on.  One of the most honest …

Clothes Mentor Columbia!!!!!

Columbia, SC and surrounding - this post is for you!!!  
Yall know I love clothes!  I absolutely love me some clothes!  So this is a great week for you - the wonderful readers of my blog!!!  There is a wonderful place called Clothes Mentor that is a women's resale store.  I have found some awesome goodies in there and I am really looking forward to you doing the same thing.  
So, here is a great news!!!  
August 13 - August 19
When you go shopping at Clothes Mentor (located at 275 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212) during those dates, all you simply have to say is TheShaylaEm sent you and you will receive 20% off your entire purchase!  
20%, yall!!!  20%!!!
Make sure you share this post and get the word out!  I mean, who doesn't love a good discount, especially when it comes to clothes, shoes, pocketbooks, and did I mention shoes?  And guys, don't think this post isn't for you!  I'm sure that special someone in your life would just love it if you brought something home. …