Selective Memories, Livable Wages, and Why Some Dislike That Yelp Girl

I've been noticing a specific scenario happening more and more lately. The further one is removed from "the struggle" the less likely they are able to empathize with those who are currently struggling. Whether it's a Ben Carson, who was raised by a single mother receiving government assistance who now espouses the false Welfare Queen rhetoric....more

French Crullers with Thick Chocolate Sauce

French CrullersI was in the mood for something sweet!  I looked online and found a recipe for churros-yeah that recipe was a total FAIL!  So I looked online and found another recipe, but tweaked it and it was a huge hit!!  They stayed crunchy even when Victor came home from work.  He said they came out great!The recipe was for Spanish Churros, but I turned them into doughnuts.So here we go!...more

11 Ways to Leverage Facebook Like a Boss

Fact: bloggers like to complain about the infamous Facebook algorithm. I get it. It's frustrating to create content, post it to Facebook and have only a tiny fraction of people who like your page see the post. I've been blogging for just shy of two years and Facebook has consistently been the number one source of referral traffic to my blog. That means most people who are finding Ripped Jeans and Bifocals find me through something I post on Facebook or something someone else shared from my blog on Facebook. While the "just-when-you-get-it-right-and-figure-things-out-then-Facebook-changes-again" is frustrating, here are 11 things that have helped me with Facebook reach and engagement and ultimately, getting eyes on my blog posts. ...more
Adalinc To Life I don't know that's necessarily true. Facebook really tends to not show much of ...more

5 Reasons I Blog, and Why You Should Too!

February 21 is my 1 year "blogiversary" (yes, that's a thing). In celebration, I'll be writing a short series this month on blogging. I've learned so much in one year, but there is still SO much more to learn. I hope this series might encourage some of you to start a blog and give some helpful tips if you're a new blogger. Here are 5 reasons I blog, and why you should too:...more

What would you want to learn if you could find someone to teach you?

What would you want to learn if you could find someone to teach you? I would find someone to teach me the ways of blogging better. How they keep up the motivation and inspiration to do it every day. There are so many things I would love to say, but fear putting it all out in the open.How do they freely write about their personal lives and post it in the world wide web where it will ultimately stay forever. We all know once that publish button has been hit, you cannot undo it....more

2016 One Word: Intention

So, I might be a but late in getting my one word for 2016 posted, but some things are better late than never, right? Besides, as I mentioned in a previous post, I'm getting back into blogging slowly. Afterall, I do have a (not so wee) 2 month old, as well as my bubbly 2 and a half year old. So, I'm still in some ways getting the hang of this parenting 2 children thing....more

Monday Check In

This has been an incredible week for my Blog.I am pretty sure last week was my best week ever statistically speaking.  524 views, where on a typical week before I was landing between 100 and 200....more