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Monday, January 1, 2018

A Very Sweet Blog Turns Six

Happy New Year Everybody! Today is my blog's sixth birthday! Before I discuss my goals for this year, how do you like my new bedding? I purchased it from Nordstrom. I'm sleeping like an angel, because it is as fluffy as a marshmallow. I'm so glad I read the reviews, because it's lighter in person. This beautiful tea set was a gift from Jo of White Roses and Coffee in 2015 from David's Tea. And these cupcakes are from my local grocer Robert Fresh Market. Last year, my only goal (and it was a big one) was to review the rest of the makeup I had in my collection (whether old or new). I completed 99.9% of it. I forgot about six contour palettes, so I will cover them this month. Below are my goals for 2018!


Goals For 2018

1. New Blog Design by Pipdig - I've gotten a head start on this goal! Do things look a little different around here? Pipdig has been on my radar for awhile. I always hear great things. So I went ahead and took the plunge. I chose the Holly & Weave Blogger design. Only $59 you guys! I've paid hundreds in the past! Phil from Pipdig, installed it within two days. I am so pleased with the layout. My blog was definitely in need of a refresh. I still have a lot to add to the design in the next several months, but at least the foundation is here. When I complete it, I will explain all its features.

2. New Profile Picture - This is something else that is long overdue! I've been using Snapchat filters. HaHaHa I promise to take a nice photo for all of my social media.

3. Curate My Makeup On Pinterest - My makeup room is organized and complete (I'm finally working on the video). I started creating boards on Pinterest (they're still hidden) that will show you what's currently in my collection (what I am using, swatches etc.).

4. Beauty Product Inventory - I want to tailor my makeup collection! I am going to compare & contrast highlighters, same color lipsticks, eye shadow palettes and blushes in my collection. Do I have three of the same colors? Can I get rid of something that I really don't need? I am going to be taking inventory.


5. Foundation & Primer Search - I love my Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Smashbox & Bobbi Brown Primer, but I'm curious about other brands. I've heard great things about Huda Beauty, Lancome, and Giorgio Armani Foundation. I've heard great things about Hourglass No. 28 Primer. My dry skin needs moisture. Anything that gives it, let me try it ;)

6. More Skincare Reviews - I have a list of brands that I want to try! Skincare is HOT! You can have all the makeup in the world, but if your skin is not in tip-top shape nothing will look good.

7. Perfume Reviews - I'm delving back into the perfume arena. I ordered a few over the holidays, so look for reviews starting this week!

8. Runway Fashion - I love keeping up with fashion! I use to post my favorites from each runway show. It will probably take all year to catch up, but it's so rewarding. This will be a long-term goal.

Well I have a lot to do! Let me drink this tea & eat these cupcakes! HaHaHa I will be catching up with your blog posts today. I promise. I want to wish you a dreamy and sweet 2018! 

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23 comments

Cee said...

I was just thinking that your blog was looking different, Kim! Pipdig does such wonderfully simple and elegant designs - this one suits your space beautifully. It's amazing to think that A Very Sweet Blog has been around for six years - happy anniversary! I hope there are many more wonderful years to come :)
xox,
Cee

Emmy said...

Happy New Year, Kim, and Happy 6th! Time flies by so fast, eh? Good luck on the 2018 goals. I'm sure you'll succeed. I love the new blog look btw....what a great way to start the year.
Hope you're having a fab day!

Jenny @ Geeky Posh said...

Happy 6th blogging anniversary Kim, that's quite a milestone! And I'm loving the new theme here, a new theme for a new year, it's perfect :) Excited to see all the reviews you have planned for the blog, and I hope you have an amazing 2018!

Jenny | Geeky Posh

Soozle said...

Happy 6th Blog-aversary! :)

Ashley Sue said...

Happy New Years Kim!! And happy blog birthday!! Your blog looks awesome, and I love the new design! I also love your new bedding, it looks so nice! And those cupcakes look so yummy! I love all your goals! I can’t wait to see your makeup room! I also need to do a beauty product inventory, to see what I have and could get rid of. I hope 2018 is amazing for you, and that tons of happiness and success are headed your way!

Shira said...

OOh love the new bedding! Your goals are awesome- congrats on 6 years! xo

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Mica T said...

Happy blogaversary Kim! I love your goals for 2018, and I hope you achieve them all! I'm particularly looking forward to seeing your makeup room!

Your new blog layout is lovely. Mine has been the same for years, I wonder if I should change it, but it's so hard to find the time, haha!

Hope that 2018 is off to an amazing start for you, and you had a wonderful Christmas time. Thank you as always for your sweet comments on my posts :)

Away From The Blue Blog

Yiotou_La said...

I love the new design Kim, so pretty and I remember when I changed mine, it gave so much motivation to sit down and write my posts. I may need pipdig too since I am thinking of going self hosted and changing mine too (again) so this is a great option and a lot of people recommended them!!! xx

Yiota
pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy New Year! I love your bedding. It looks so cozy. Now you have me craving a cupcake. :) Wishing you fulfillment of all your 2018 goals!

Simply Avalon said...

Your blog looks sooo freaking cute I seriously love the black and white detail. Happy you like your new bedding. Happy New YEar!!

- Avalon from www.simplyavalon.blogspot.com

Jasmine Buckley said...

Wow, happy 6th anniversary! It's great to see you still love blogging after all this time :)
I've been thinking about giving my blog a new look for new year too. How amazing is Phil at Pipdig?! I was so impressed when he installed my template this time last year and yours looks great.
Happy New Year!
Jaz xoxo
http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

LINDA said...


Happy anniversary! Very beautiful blog!!

xx

Linda from Beauty And Tips

Gellie Abogado said...

Happy Blog Anniversary and Happy New Year, Kim! Glad to have stumbled upon your blog early last year. And even though some of the products you post aren't available locally in the Philippines, I still love reading your reviews and your posts in Instagram. Stay awesome always! :)


xoxo,
Gelleesh.com

Shireen L. Platt said...

Your new blog template is beautiful, Kim and I look forward to your new profile picture! And it seems like most bloggers who I follow are cutting down their makeup collection and diving into skincare. I can't wait to see everything from you.

Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

Lorena said...

You know I am curious... so I am sooo looking forward to seeing the make up room.

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Yay! Happy Blog Birthday A Very Sweet Blog!!! I'm so happy for you Kim. You've been one of my favorite bloggers from the start and it's amazing to see how far you've come and yet how you've managed to stay to true to yourself to this day. The new blog design looks great - very clean and well organized. I'm so excited for you and looking forward to more skincare reviews. I can be a little clueless when it comes to makeup but skincare is like my religion LOL so I can't wait to see your finds/reviews! Here's to another awesome year for AVSB and for you Kim!

sonia // daring coco said...

Happy blog birthday and Happy New Year to you gorgeous! I love the look. Pipdig are the best aren't they?! He did my layout and move me to wordpress in 24 hours which was amazing! I certainly wouldn't be able to have done it myself period let alone that fast hahaha. Also amazed that you managed to review 99% of your collection. That is impressive and such dedication. You can do anything you set your mind to girl!

Sxx
daringcoco.com

Dale JanΓ©e said...

Yay! Happy 6th Anniversary Kim and I'm loving your new blog design. I can't believe what a good deal it is. It's so clean and elegant. I'm excited about your 2018 posts and one of my goals is to blog more often and keep up with all my favorite bloggers like you who I've followed since you started. Can't believe how fast the time has gone by!

xoDale

Diva Desle said...

Happy Blog Birthday beautiful Kim!!! I wish you nothing but the best in 2018. I love your goals for the blog. I really need to incorporate at least two of those goals in my blog too. Thank you for being an awesome blogger friend to me. Lots of love and hugs. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

little luxury list said...

Happy blog birthday dear! Have a wonderful year ahead and I can't see wait to see your reviews. You know I love skincare so I'll keep an eye out for that!

Jennifer | Mrs Q said...

Congratulations on reaching 6 years! That's amazing. I love the new design. Wishing you a great 2018.

Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

jo said...

Happy 6th Blogiversary Kim! I"m so happy I found you 6 years ago. You photographed the tea set beautifully, so glad you like it. I've been working a lot lately, so I apologize for not keeping up with your posts. Those goals are awesome!! I can't wait to read them. :)

xo Jo

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