6 ways to explain self-employment to family & friends

6 ways to explain your freelance, self-employed life to family and friends

Thanksgiving is this week (for all my American peeps) and that means lots of family, catching up, and possibly being cornered by that one relative rudely wondering when you'll be getting a "real" job. November and December are likely packed with family gatherings and unfortunately this will happen to many of you. In between bites of mashed potatoes and passing the cranberries, that smarty pants relative of yours is going to slyly (or not so slyly) bring up your job. What are you doing about insurance? How do you advertise? (always love to shock them READ MORE >>>

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This week was for...starting one of the Real Housewives' books and actually loving it, lunch with Vanessa (fries with blue cheese and bacon - yes please!), spending all my money at Target, reviving an old project I'd half written in April (hoping to launch it next month!), mid-day naps due to insomnia (yay...), a super silly Badass Babes hangout, READ MORE >>>

Krystal made the Escape

Krystal shares how she left a job in the government to become a yoga therapist // XOSarah.com

Today Krystal from The Luscious Life is here to share how she made the transition from scientist to a yoga therapist! Tell us about yourself, what you did pre-escape, and what you do now I am a reformed and recovering environmental scientist. I had been working for government on and off for years. Every few years I would need to at least try to READ MORE >>>

Blog Love


I have no idea where this week went! I think I spent most of it training and then on the couch recovering from aerial classes, watching RHONY, and stuffing my face to generate energy for the next class. Honestly, I'm writing this at 7pm on Saturday night and I could totally go to sleep right now. It's been an intense week folks! But I did manage to READ MORE >>>

How to choose a direction with a million ideas

Struggling to pick a direction for your blog or biz? Here's how to focus on one project when you have a million ideas // XOSarah.com

Yesterday morning I sat on my couch staring at the wall, immobile. I stayed in that position for a good 10 minutes with intermittent breaks of guilt and Instagram checking. I had a laundry list of things to get done (including laundry) and the sheer weight of it all left me feeling paralyzed. Not one item on my to-do list stood out above the READ MORE >>>

Fix-It Friday


It's free blogging advice time!! Between 8AM and 5PM EST post your blog/website link in the comments and I’ll reply with one tip for improvement. I’ll do my best to give each person a different suggestion so you can come back and use all of my tips to make your blog look shiny and new. I’m also happy to answer short questions like “Is the READ MORE >>>

Embrace the waves


I've always been someone who has known where they are going, who has thrived on feeling purposeful and setting goals. I've worked almost non-stop (happily) for the past few years, but for the next two months, I won't have any raging deadlines or an overflowing inbox to keep me on track. And that is making me really fucking uncomfortable. Right READ MORE >>>

Blog Love


This week has been for...flying back to SD with my parents, shooting babes videos, 4.5 hours in the studio & feeling like I was run over by a truck the next day, waffles for dinner with Vanessa, a shopping spree with my mom, entertaining myself with my new iPhone and selfie stick, binge watching AHS Coven, wearing my witchiest outfit on READ MORE >>>

Verity made The Escape

Learn how one woman left the corporate world to build her own business in paradise

Today Verity Mace is here to share how she left the corporate world behind to build a business in paradise! Tell us about yourself, what you did pre-escape, and what you do now Pre-Escape (I love that word “escape” BTW!) I was a corporate business woman of sorts – a planning director in a large multinational advertising and media company in the READ MORE >>>

How to start a blogger meet-up in your city

How to start a blogger meet-up in your city // XOSarah.com

Today Badass Babe Chrystina is here to share how she connected with bloggers to start a meet-up in her city!   I’ve been blogging at Chrystina Noel for the past three years. It’s my little corner of the internet where I blog about staying in touch with people you love, focusing on greeting cards and hosting parties. I started this blog READ MORE >>>

Blogger networking that isn’t an energy-suck or salesy

How to network for your blog without feeling icky // XOSarah.com

During last week's Badass Babes hangout, the subject of networking for your blog came up. We were talking about connecting with people via social media in order to grow an online presence and immediately the babes responded with, "I don't want to sound inauthentic" and "I'm too introverted" and "I don't have the time & energy." So today READ MORE >>>

Blog Love


I've spent this week counting down the number of sleeps until I leave for a week in Detroit (two left!!). I'm excited for real fall weather and having a reason to wear my leather jacket. Although I guarantee I'll be complaining that I'm freeeeeezing after a couple days. I've got almost all my blog and Badass Babes content prepped & scheduled READ MORE >>>