Frequently Asked Questions

How do you pronounce your name?

 

My name is Hebrew although it’s pronunciation has been slightly Americanized. It is pronounced “tal (rhyming with pal) – yuh.

tal-yuh

How did you get started blogging?

 

I did personal styling in Oklahoma where I grew up. When I moved to Colorado and got married, my friends and clients in Oklahoma asked me to continue to send them my style tips and tricks. I realized that it would be simplest to put my advice on a website, which prompted me to research fashion blogging. I remember staying up all night more than a couple of occasions while building my first site. I have learned so much since then and I feel like there is still so much to explore.

At first it was simply something fun to do for my long distance clients but it has evolved into something wonderful and I am so proud of how far it has come!

Do you blog full time?

 

YES! Don’t get me wrong, being a wife and mother are top priorities for me but blogging and what goes with it (like styling) are my full time career. There is more to blogging than one might think; my job description entails content creation, planning, scheduling, researching, collaborating and so much more. I also play the roles of model, stylist, editor, curator, bookkeeper, and photographer. Those are only a handful of examples of the responsibilities I have as a blogger. It is fun and I absolutely love it but it is also a lot of work.

How do you make money with your blog?

 

The two primary ways I make money are: affiliate advertising companies and sponsorships. With affiliate advertising, I may make a commission when you click on or buy from links on my site and social media outlets. With sponsorships, I am sometimes compensated to work with a brand.  I always disclose a sponsorship at the bottom of the post and any sponsored or gifted items are marked with “c/o.  Whenever I put forth a sponsored post, it is always honest and accurately reflects my thoughts and opinions.

How do you choose what brands you work with?

 

It’s all about the product and it’s relevance. I have turned down certain sponsorship opportunities that I did not feel were authentic to me and my blog. When considering a brand, I always ask myself if it is true to my style and life and if it will benefit you, my readers. I have had the opportunity to work with some pretty incredible brands and it often results in benefitting my readers with discount codes or even giveaway opportunities.

Who takes your pictures?

 

For the first year or so that I started blogging, my husband, Sam, took the vast majority of my pictures. I since then have worked with a couple of photographers, primarily Michaella of Michaella Photography. Sam still takes my photographs at times and I will sometimes photograph styled shoots as well.

What kind of camera do you use?

 

The Canon 5D Mark III

What do you use to edit your pictures?

 

I primarily use Photoshop and Lightroom

Where do you get your hair done?

 

For years I saw Mandy for my cut and Sarah for my color at Antoine du Chez Park Meadows. Since moving I have seen Riley at Matthew Morris Salon. You can’t go wrong with either place!

How tall are you?

 

My height actually fluctuates some due to my hyper mobility but I am right in the 5’4” range.

What is your fashion inspiration?

 

I draw inspiration from so many sources; colors in nature are a huge contributor but the style of the classic French woman is my ultimate inspiration. Tying into that are the recognizable silhouettes from the 1960’s and early 1970’s. I truly believe that the 60’s were the height of fashion. I love combining the feminine feel of Parisian chic with the modern shapes and bold lines of the strong American woman. The combination I envision is, confident, gentle and romantic. She has an air of class and sophistication accompanied by a girlish freedom and fearlessness.

How do you balance work and home life?

 

First off, there is no perfect recipe for balance. What I will say is that I have had to become a master at prioritizing. Sometimes I must prioritize my husband, sometimes my blog, sometimes my children, etc. I employ the strategy of being present with whatever it is I am prioritizing at the moment. For example, if it is time for me to work, I focus on my work, and if it is family time, I focus on my family and not on work. I couldn’t do it without the help and support of my husband, just as he, as an entrepreneur, would be unable to work without my help. We both take on responsibilities around the house and with the kiddos. It is a true partnership.

“The balance” isn’t perfect and I still become frazzled at times but those are the methods I most rely on.

How do you workout and stay healthy?

 

My workout routine varies. I enjoy running, dancing, lifting weights and more. I switch it up often but I typically am doing total body workouts that include cardio with some form of stretching like yoga. I also usually eat a fairly balanced diet and drink water (and coffee, let’s be real).

I never push my body past the point of being safe and I never participate in unhealthy fad diets. I stay away from the scale (we don’t even own one), love my body and put in the work to keep it healthy.

What advice would you give to a new or aspiring blogger?

 

First off, if you want to start blogging, it should be because you think it is fun. It should cover a topic you are truly passionate about. Past that, decide on the look and feel you want to convey to your readers and put the time into producing great content. Don’t wait until “everything is perfect”. You will make mistakes and that is okay, you have to start somewhere.

Lastly, be genuine and authentic!

How do you pronounce your name?


My name is Hebrew although it’s pronunciation has been slightly Americanized.

It is pronounced “tal (rhyming with pal) – yuh.

tal-yuh

How did you get started blogging?

I did personal styling in Oklahoma where I grew up. When I moved to Colorado and got married, my friends and clients in Oklahoma asked me to continue to send them my style tips and tricks. I realized that it would be simplest to put my advice on a website, which prompted me to research fashion blogging. I remember staying up all night more than a couple of occasions while building my first site. I have learned so much since then and I feel like there is still so much to explore.

At first it was simply something fun to do for my long distance clients but it has evolved into something wonderful and I am so proud of how far it has come!

Do you blog full time?


YES! Don’t get me wrong, being a wife and mother are top priorities for me but blogging and what goes with it (like styling) are my full time career. There is more to blogging than one might think; my job description entails content creation, planning, scheduling, researching, collaborating and so much more. I also play the roles of model, stylist, editor, curator, bookkeeper, and photographer. Those are only a handful examples of the responsibilities I have as a blogger. It is fun and I absolutely love it but it is also a lot of work.

How do you make money with your blog?


The two primary ways I make money are: affiliate advertising companies and sponsorships. With affiliate advertising, I may make a commission when you click on or buy from links on my site and social media outlets. With sponsorships, I am sometimes compensated to work with a brand. I always disclose a sponsorship at the bottom of the post and any sponsored or gifted items are marked with “c/o. Whenever I put forth a sponsored post, it is always honest and accurately reflects my thoughts and opinions.

How do you choose what brands you work with?


It’s all about the product and it’s relevance. I have turned down certain sponsorship opportunities that I did not feel were authentic to me and my blog. When considering a brand, I always ask myself if it is true to my style and life and if it will benefit you, my readers.

I have had the opportunity to work with some pretty incredible brands and it often results in benefitting my readers with discount codes or even giveaway opportunities.

Who takes your pictures?

For the first year or so that I started blogging, my husband, Sam, took the vast majority of my pictures. I since then have worked with a couple of photographers, primarily Michaella of Michaella Photography. Sam still takes my photographs at times and I will sometimes photograph styled shoots as well.

What kind of camera do you use?

The Canon 5D Mark III

What do you use to edit your pictures?

I primarily use Photoshop and Lightroom

Where do you get your hair done?


For years I saw Mandy for my cut and Sarah for my color at Antoine du Chez Park Meadows.

Since moving I have seen Riley at Matthew Morris Salon. You can’t go wrong with either place!

How tall are you?


My height actually fluctuates some due to my hyper mobility but I am right in the 5’4” range.

What is your fashion inspiration?


I draw inspiration from so many sources; colors in nature are a huge contributor but the style of the classic French woman is my ultimate inspiration. Tying into that are the recognizable silhouettes from the 1960’s and early 1970’s. I truly believe that the 60’s were the height of fashion.

I love combining the feminine feel of Parisian chic with the modern shapes and bold lines of the strong American woman. The combination I envision is, confident, gentle and romantic. She has an air of class and sophistication accompanied by a girlish freedom and fearlessness.

How do you balance work and home life?


First off, there is no perfect recipe for balance. What I will say is that I have had to become a master at prioritizing. Sometimes I must prioritize my husband, sometimes my blog, sometimes my children, etc. I employ the strategy of being present with whatever it is I am prioritizing at the moment. For example, if it is time for me to work, I focus on my work, and if it is family time, I focus on my family and not on work.

I couldn’t do it without the help and support of my husband, just as he, as an entrepreneur, would be unable to work without my help. We both take on responsibilities around the house and with the kiddos. It is a true partnership.

“The balance” isn’t perfect and I still become frazzled at times but those are the methods I most rely on.

How do you workout and stay healthy?


My workout routine varies. I enjoy running, dancing, lifting weights and more. I switch it up often but I typically am doing total body workouts that include cardio with some form of stretching like yoga.

I also usually eat a fairly balanced diet and drink water (and coffee, let’s be real).

I never push my body past the point of being safe and I never participate in unhealthy fad diets. I stay away from the scale (we don’t even own one), love my body and put in the work to keep it healthy.

What advice would you give to a new or aspiring blogger?


First off, if you want to start blogging, it should be because you think it is fun. It should cover a topic you are truly passionate about.

Past that, decide on the look and feel you want to convey to your readers and put the time into producing great content. Don’t wait until “everything is perfect”. You will make mistakes and that is okay, you have to start somewhere.

Lastly, be genuine and authentic!