Fun Friday #21: Cute Inspiring Desktop Wallpapers✨

Hey, everyone! Happy Friday once again 🙂
This week Fun Friday is posted on SheLivesLove so head on over to check out the cute, inspiring wallpapers I made for you all to try after reading this.

Next weeks Fun Friday post I want to include some of you all (preferably 5-10) so I would really love and appreciate if you could do me a favor- not even a huge favor 🙂

If you are reading, could you please leave your birthday in the comments. It has to be your full birth date. No this isn’t to hack you or anything like that don’t worry lol, a while ago I did a post relating to astrology and I am going to be doing an updated version. In the older version, I used my own and made up examples so this time I’d love to use some of your birthdays as examples. Another option is to leave in the comments your full birth name, but if you are not comfortable doing that no worries, a birthday will be just fine. Feeling awesome? Leave both your full birth date and full name to be featured in 2 results. I’ll seriously love you for that lol nothing weird I just really have a strong interest in astrology and numerology so you would be helping out a lot. I really hope to see your participation and I can’t wait to share it with you all next week.

Don’t forget to check out the new post on SheLivesLove with the wallpapers, a link will be below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!💖

There are many things in life one can be inspired by. Inspiration can come in numerous ways. I find that I’m inspired by different things every day. One thing I love is really cute, inspiring wallpapers. Normally, I search for cute wallpapers on Google but then I thought, I’m pretty creative so why not make…

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Sometimes in life, we lose. But every loss can turn into a gain if we allow it. Think about it, when you misplace important things you might get frustrated, you might even panic. When you sit down a minute and think about things, you remember where that item is or you learn to be more…

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Fun Friday #20: Desktop Wallpapers!✨

Happy Friday once again! I feel like I say happy Friday more than once a week because these weeks just go by so quickly. The past couple of days have been pretty gloomy with rain and thunder so I’m glad that earlier in the week I was able to capture some really nice photos of the sunset. I had been thinking about making wallpapers, twitter headers and such for a while now since I like making my own and done some for my 500 follower Q&A game winners a while back. I find it fun, relaxing, and creative. I love anything creative. So for today’s fun Friday post I decided to use some of the photos I took for desktop wallpapers. Since fall is approaching I also made a couple of wallpapers for that purpose using a Canva template. This will be the only time I post them on goldenpinkjournal, any others I make will be posted on sheliveslove so be sure to check there often for more.✨

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I hope you all enjoy these desktop wallpapers! Try them out, let me know if they work well for you I’ll be practicing a lot more with them. Let me know which one is your favorite. I will be posting the original sunset images on ARoseInReverie.💖

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What’s Up Wednesday!

What’s Up Wednesday?!

Wow! I haven’t done one of these in a while. Good morning everyone! It’s 6 AM and I’ve started my morning already despite falling asleep around 2 AM, long night. I’ve got a busy day today. So what is actually up? 🙂

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What we’re eating this week:

I’ve pretty much been eating sandwiches, baked chips, baked chicken, fruits, and veggies. My boyfriend is a diabetic, and I’m “not feeling well” way too many days out of the months. So we are slowly but surely transitioning to a healthier lifestyle.

What I’m reminiscing about:

Not much so I don’t really have anything to put here. I’m usually reminiscing about old friends and such but lately, I’ve been content with life in the now. 🙂

What I’m loving:

I’m loving new music! I’m loving myself and my growth, I’m loving all the lovely comments I receive, I’m loving my mind when it’s in a good place and being magical of course…. This is what I was loving the last time I participated in What’s Up Wednesday and honestly, I can say things are still the same. More importantly this time, growth.

What we’ve been up to:

Cleaning, working, making lifestyle changes, researching to name a few things.

What I’m dreading:

My friend is coming over in a few hours and honestly, I just want to lay in bed, maybe go back to sleep lol. Remember, I had about 3 hours of sleep.

What I’m working on:

This post obviously🙂, some future posts including awards/tags. Coming up with a blogging schedule, being more organized, myself. I definitely have been working on myself a lot lately in different aspects… Getting out more enjoying life, hanging with friends, being more confident, working harder towards my goals, etc.

What I’m excited about:

My new blog and the whole journey! So far things are going well and I feel like I made the best decision. I’m excited to see where it will go within these next few months. You all should stop by and check out my latest posts or the blog in general if you haven’t already.

What I’m watching/reading:

Right now Catfish is playing. I’m not really watching though lol. I’ve been reading articles and blog posts. No books lately.

What I’m listening to:

Check out my uplifting playlist on She Lives Love that was just posted. I’m listening to the songs while I type this.💙

What I’m wearing:

I’m still in pajamas🙂

What I’m doing this weekend:

I haven’t made any plans this weekend besides going out to pick up a few things, working on the blogs, and interacting with you all. I’ll be working on a schedule this week and hopefully have it set to share for next week. I have been planning on setting days or certain times to reply to comments because I have been failing to do so as much as I could and it’s bothering me a bit. I just get a bit overwhelmed keeping up with everything sometimes, anyone else? Setting aside time just for that should help hopefully.

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

Fall! Autumn! Whatever you wish to call it, I’m also excited about it. Fall is my favorite season. I love the colorful leaves, the weather, and fashion of course!

What else is new:

There are a few things that I’ll talk about on a later date but besides what I’ve already mentioned I really can’t think of anything else. If I do I’ll make sure to come back and add it. I’m just feeling like I’m elsewhere now, I think I really need sleep lol but I’m gonna eat something first because my stomach will not allow sleep if I don’t…. I was about to say goodnight but… Well, it’s 6:40 AM so…

What’s new with you all? Let me know in the comments.💖

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Fun Friday #19 Featuring Some Of YOU!✨

Happy Fun Friday!

This Friday I decided I wanted to do something fun to thank some of you for your amazing comments and support these past few days. I’ve created 2 word scrambles the first one with a few of your names and the second with a few blogging terms. If you’ve recently commented on my recent posts there is a chance your name is in the first list:)

Can you unscramble them all? Can you find/unscramble your name?

Unscramble The Names:

EOL
YLZ
IMA
OJ
VADDI
IIKNK
EAMM
URALA
GIGAEM
ANESMJI
AIHNDU
ELERNYCHE
CHELIEML

Unscramble The Words:

SOERSDWRP
TEBWESI
GESUT OPTS
NCETOMM
SLBPHIU
SERTRIW BOLOCK
IRPNNIISTOA
LWOOFL
WRAASD
LOBG
ELFS-HOTS
EHTEM
SLIOCA DAMIE

If this wasn’t fun or interesting enough for you, I’ve also done a special post on my new blog. Check it out at sheliveslove.com

And thank you all again!

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Behind The Name: SheLivesLove💖

Choosing a blog name can easily be one of the best parts of starting your blog, but it can just as easily be the most frustrating process. Whether you are starting your blog for the first time, or rebranding, picking the best name is important. When I started GoldenPinkJournal, I didn’t know nearly as much as I do now and I also didn’t take the time to think it through to make sure that I was making the best decision for my blog. I’ve noticed so many other bloggers going through the same thing so I thought I would share my process of picking a good name and a few tips to help you with yours.

The first thing I did to start the process was deciding what my blog was all about. Will it be a lifestyle, beauty & fashion blog, or other? What topics will I blog about? Who will be your potential audience? What general message and feeling do I want readers to leave with? Can you see yourself still using the name years from now?
These are questions you can ask yourself as well. I wanted my blog to focus on lifestyle and inspiration, spreading positivity, and have readers leave feeling a love of life despite hardships, learn or be inspired to do something. My audience will mostly be women.

I then wrote down topics and words that relate to my blog, I also included some of my favorite words. A shortened list of words I wrote down:

  • Lifestyle
  • Life/Live
  • Love/Lovely
  • Inspiration/Inspire
  • Creativity
  • Discussions
  • Poetry
  • Flowers/Rose
  • Reverie
  • Her/She/Girl
  • Thoughts
  • Epiphany
  • Euphoria 
  • Eloquence
  • Luminary

Still pretty lengthy right?

After that list, I researched other blogs to see how their names were. I considered my actual name as I know that is a way some people brand themselves and really get themselves out there. During my research, I found many bloggers who do in fact use their name but also many that do not. Using your own name can be great depending on how long it is if it’s easy to remember, if it has a nice ring to it, and what your blog will be about. But if your name is something like Philanzio Amauiori (totally made this name up) or Ann Smith (this name is too common) you might want to consider something else. Readers won’t be able to remember your name easily, or it will already be taken. If someone heard it on the radio or on television would they know how to spell it? If you would have a problem with an employer or family member finding your blog you also should consider a different name.

I chose not to go with my name because I liked other names better and I didn’t want people confused on my middle name, Lecole [Lee-cole]. Some people don’t know how to pronounce it or would think it was my last name. I can just make sure that people associate my blog with it instead of using it as my domain. If I used my last name it would sound like any other common name but you can also think of alternatives. For example, Aimee [Ah-Mee] Song.  At first glance of Aimee, most people would think it is just another way of spelling “Amy.” Song is actually her last name, and her blog is named Song of Style. You could also do something like “LovelyLecole” “Phil Amour” “AnnAmazingLife” but I decided not to include my name. I wanted something sweet and easy to remember.

Popular blogger names I found and like are WishWishWish, GalMeetsGlam, TheSkinnyConfidential, The Everygirl, and pink Peonies.

By this time I was ready to start writing down a list of potential names for my blog. A few of the choices I came up with were LovelyReverie, LiveToInspire, ReverieInspired, and SheLivesLove.

One thing you should always do when choosing a name is checking to make sure the domain name and social media handles are available. This will help you eliminate some of the potential names in your list, you can also eliminate longer names and those that are your least favorite of course.

I noticed that on my social media accounts I always use the phrase “She is to love and be loved.” This is something I’ve always told myself since I was younger. I always had this feeling that part of my purpose in life is to spread a lot of love and inspiration to others, and in return be loved by a lot of people. This was perfect for the potential name on my list, sheliveslove! A great website that acts as a name generator and domain checker is bustaname.com. Try to list about 6 words to start seeing suggestions. Here I’ve included a screenshot example I’ve done:

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You may have to add several words before you get a good list of ideas unless you include your name. You can also click on the blue arrows to get more word suggestions.

 As for sheliveslove, I wanted to wait a while to see if my mind would change or any other names would come to me. I also checked to make sure the domain name and social media handles were available and I was good to go, other than a blank Instagram account which I didn’t see as too much of a problem since no one was actually using it. I just added an underscore to mine. If you have to do that with all or even most social media handles I would suggest going for another.

After weeks of deliberation, I decided this was the right name for me and thus sheliveslove.com was born!💖

Whatever you do, just don’t choose a name that can easily come off as something else like the names listed on this website for example:

30 Unintentionally Inappropriate Domain Names

One of them is “Penisland” (Pen Island) but some people could easily think that says… Well, what do you think? Lol.

There you have it. This is how I chose my new blog name, one that works so much better for me. How did you come up with your name? Can you add any tips? Comment below.✨

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