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    How I Got 1.1 Million Monthly Viewers on Pinterest in 3 Months

    Hi everyone!! Today I’m going to be posting something that I dont normally post about, but have been getting TONS of questions on! MY PINTEREST STRATEGY! How I got here When I first started my blog, I read every single post on Pinterest that I could find about “How to grow your blog” “How to get more monthly viewers” “How to get more clicks”, etc. I followed their advice, and seriously… IT DID NOTHING!! Honestly, I got so frustrated with trying all these tactics that I ended up taking a hiatus from my blog for a month because I wasn’t getting any traction! So, the tips I share with you…

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    An Open Letter to the Dreamer

    Dear Dreamer, I see you out there. Waking up every day and trying your best. I know that sometimes you get frustrated, I see the moments where you aren’t sure if you want to give up. And I see you continue trying. Every. Single. Time. Not because someone is going to see you, but because you made a promise to yourself. I see you trying to explain it the people who dont see your dream like you do. You have a vision that they cant see. The non-dreamers will never understand. They tell you to get a grip and settle. But, you and I both know that anything is possible.…

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    The Morning Routine That Will Make You Love Mornings

    Hi everyone! Today I’m going to talk about something thats been near and dear to my heart since I’ve started blogging: Morning Routines. *This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that if you follow them and make a purchase I will get a small commission. I only recommend products that I use and love!* I’ve always been a morning person, but for some reason I tried to fight it for the longest time. For some reason, nights just seemed so much more interesting than mornings did! What I didn’t realize was that mornings can be so exciting, too, if you do them right! I think part of the reason people…

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    4 Personal Development Books to Read This Summer

    Hi everyone!! I hope the summer is going well for everyone out there. Mine has been hella hot, but great. My favorite thing to do when its hot outside is to get inside with some AC (or outside in a hammock if possible) with a good book! I love personal development books. What a freakin great way to dive deeper into yourself and how you can improve. I’ve been reading through a ton lately, and here are 5 of my favorites that I’ve read (and plan on re-reading) this year. Just a heads up, this post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase through it I get…

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    3 Ted Talks to Watch When You’re Ready to Change Your Life

    Hello everybody and happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a great start to this week. Ive caught the Ted Talk bug again, and I found some other life-changing ones to share with you guys today. I’ve been thinking lately about our ability as humans to change our lives. We literally have the opportunity every single day to wake up and decide that we want to change everything. Ive written about this before, but it absolutely blows my mind that it only takes a few seconds really to become a morning person, decide to be a runner, decide to start a business, decide to break up with that person that…

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    Never too late to start again

    Its never too late to start again. The past few weeks have been some of the craziest weeks of my life! I’ve completely not been blogging and I’m so sorry about that. I know that you guys enjoy reading. But, I am human too. For a while there I was pushing myself to blog even when I was on the brink of exhaustion, and it wasn’t good for me, or for Life of Ria. So, I decided to take a short break from everything to kind of re-center myself (A few “Get Your Shit Together” Days – If you will). So, this is just me saying that I AM HUMAN,…

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    Staying Motivated

    Hello y’all and Happy Wednesday! How is everyone doing today? Here in Reno its still not quite as warm as I would like (or expect) it to be in mid April! But what do I know? Today I’m going to write about staying motivated. I talk a lot about goals and goal setting. Its something that I’m very passionate about on a few different levels.. both with myself and the people around me. I see it time and time again that people have big goals and keep running into road blocks that keep them from where they want to be. There are a million different reasons to why this happens. But,…

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    Why (and how) I Blog

    Hi everyone!! I’m super excited to get into this next post with you guys, and its one that I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I’m not one to blog about blogging, but I’ve been getting tons of questions lately about why I blog, what tools I use, and my tips for someone who wants to get started. Heads up: This page contains affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase something, I will usually receive an affiliate commission. That said, I only recommend products, companies or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. The Lowdown As you may know from…

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    3 Ted Talks Anyone with BIG GOALS Should Watch

    Hello everyone and Happy Friday! I thought I’d wrap up the week talking about goals – how we can set them and how we can achieve them. I’ve always been intrigued by Ted Talks. All it really is are people who have done cool things who want to share a bit of their wisdom with us (regular people). I had a teacher in high school who would show us one every week, and I dont think she ever realized how much she impacted all of us by doing that. Theres something about them that makes anyone want to get up off their butt and go make something happen. Today I…

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    40 Small Changes to Make Today that Make a BIG Difference

    Howdy y’all!! Happy Wednesday!! Happy you’re here! Today I’m going to write about small tweaks you can make to your life that, if kept up, will make a HUGE difference for you in a short period of time if you keep them up!! Why Small Goals? There are a few reasons why small goals are WAY better to set than big goals. Big changes are scary. How many times have you set a big-ass goal  and not achieved it because it seemed to hard or because you were scared of the change achieving it may bring? This is a huge issue for a lot of people (myself included). Sometimes we’re so scared…