A Day In The Life Of A Full Time Blogger

Welcome or welcome back to the blog! For those of you who don’t know my name is Chloe, I am an Arizona based blogger and influencer. This is my full time job and I love it! I am also trying to get into real estate but that is another topic for another day.

I wanted to go through what some of my days are like working as a blogger! It is a super misunderstood job and most people have ideas about what it may be like vs what it is really like.

My day usually starts out waking up between 6:15 and 7. I don’t set an alarm this is just when I naturally wake up. I start by checking my email and seeing if I have gotten any messages from brands. I get tons of emails every day and try to be really good about keeping track of them!

I then move on to engagement on Instagram. I like to make sure I respond to all of my comments and DMs that I haven’t gotten to yet.

I usually get up and get ready for my day after that. I like to take a little time to meditate and prepare myself for the day. I also make sure to eat breakfast, because I know I won’t feel good if I skip it. After I’ve gotten ready I spend some time working on graphics on Canva. I run multiple accounts so I like to make sure I have lots of content for each account. I also create my LIKEtoKNOW.it graphics and see what clothing is new and what’s on sale that I think my audience will love. I then share it to Instagram and also Pinterest!

I have been trying to get in at home workouts but that doesn’t always happen, I need to get better about it. I like to take little breaks throughout the afternoon because being on your phone and computer for so long is draining. I catch up on shows I have missed while I have lunch and read some of the book I review for the book of the month!

I like to take time to research trends and things I can use to increase my visibility online. I am constantly working on bettering my content and overcoming the algorithm! I also like to make a list of potential collaborations and send out pitch emails around this time.

In the early to late afternoon I do my post for the day. I don’t plan posts so I have to make sure I am available for at least an hour around that time to ensure that, that post is successful!

I usually work on a blog post or do research for an upcoming blog post to round out my day. I do keep engaging and responding to comments and DMs until usually I go to bed.

I also have content shoot days which are a little different! For those I pack a bag of things I have received from companies or that I have purchased that I think people will like. I meet up with a blogger friend and we shoot at a designated location for the day. This usually takes a couple hours at least and then I go home and review, delete and edit all of the photos that I took for the day.

One thing I love about blogging is that every day is different and that is part of the fun! I am never bored and I am always thankful I am not sitting at a desk in an office I hate.

Xoxo, Chloe

Spring Fashion Looks

Spring and summer fashion are some of my favorites! I love the florals and fun prints and so many boutiques have come out with all sorts of cute styles.

I’m starting off with some of my favorites from Chic Wish. They have so many options for great seasonal pieces!

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Click on the links to shop all of these looks!

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You can also shop my collection! Starting in May you will receive a free backpack with any purchase over $100, if you use my code BusyB. https://hippiesandcowboysboutique.com?aff=10

Xoxo, Chloe

The Chloe Kendra Collection

Hi everyone! I am so so excited because yesterday my collection with https://instagram.com/hippiesandcowboysboutique went live. This is just the start of my collection. I released a limited amount of stuff for the month of April and will be adding on more for May! I had so much fun picking these items out and even getting to name some of them!

I have had so much love and support over the collection and it’s been amazing! It means the world to me that anyone would shop it and if you buy anything please tag me on Instagram @thebusybrunetteblog so I can see!

These items were some of the very first in my collection that I got sent for approval. I loved them all so much and had the best time picking out names!

Click Here To Shop and use code BusyB at checkout!

Xoxo, Chloe

The Best Places To Take Photos In Arizona Part 2

I got a ton of requests to showcase places to take photos around Scottsdale and Phoenix. I decided making it into two parts would be the best way.

First up is DC Ranch! This place is great for photo shoots. It isn’t usually very busy and there are a ton of places with great lighting.

Hotels are some of my favorite places for great aesthetic spots. I picked two that I absolutely love!

First up is The Scott. There are tons of spots around this hotel to get amazing photos! The atmosphere is perfect.

Civana in Carefree is gorgeous! It also has stunning scenery around the property.

Cave Creek’s frontier town is an absolute hidden gem. I love going here to take my photos, especially being in some cute cowgirl boots!

The last spot is City North! There are lots of spots that are great for bloggers to come and take photos.

I hope this helped give you some ideas on where to take photos in AZ!

Xoxo, Chloe

The Best Spots For Photos in Scottsdale And Phoenix Arizona Part 1

Hi everyone! This is a very requested blog post. I get tons of comments and questions about the best spots in my state. I will share the places I shoot at for my Instagram photos.

First up is Old Town Scottsdale Area! This is a great place for photos. Lots of different places to snap a picture no matter what kind of aesthetic you are going for.

I take photos around the mall as well as over in Old Town. I always get amazing results because there are so many spots!

I wanted to mention the two Airbnb’s I love that are close by to that. Being a blogger they have let me go and take photos there, but they are the cutest places to rent out! They are the Granada Grotto and the Pink Cactus.

Also in Scottsdale I am a big fan of Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. I frequent both of these places.

We have tons of great restaurant options for photos but that is a whole other blog post! One that is great for photos is the Henry. Also Teaspressa for cute pics and a tea or coffee!

We literally have desert all around us. Taking a photo in the desert is super easy and at golden hour or in the morning is always pretty!

And that’s all for part one…stay tuned for part 2!

Xoxo, Chloe

Sedona Day Trip

Living in Arizona is amazing! This state has so much to offer and one of my favorite little road trips is Sedona. I live only an hour and a half away which makes it the perfect escape for the day.

My best friend and I headed up to enjoy lunch, take some pictures, and enjoy the change of scenery. We mostly hung out around Tlaquepaque. Our first stop was The Secret Garden! It is one of my favorite places for lunch. The food is amazing, and they have a covered patio for seating. I highly recommend trying the Taos Club, it is delicious.

Because of the wind and the weather they had the plastic down.

We spent most of the rest of the time walking around. It is so beautiful there. It is busier in the winter, most of the time I go to Sedona during the summer months so there are less people walking around.

Being there you almost feel like you are in another country. It is stunningly picturesque. Day tripping or vacationing in Sedona in general is a great break from reality.

Nicole and I took tons of photos for Instagram! Make sure to follow along on https://www.instagram.com/thebusybrunetteblog and if you are interested in shopping my looks Click Here !

Xoxo, Chloe

Fall Date Ideas

There’s something about fall that makes dates feel extra cozy and fun (even in Arizona)! Here are my top 10 picks for fun dates during the fall, no matter where you live!

1. Grab some festive snacks and have a Halloween movie marathon! I’m planning on doing this with my boyfriend and even creating a cute little invite for him on Canva.

2. S’mores and Stars! Grab a blanket and go outside and roast some s’mores and watch the stars.

3. Pick Pumpkins and carve them! You could turn this into a competition and even have a fun prize at the end. Winners choice!

4. Taste Test Pumpkin Items from Trader Joe’s!

5. Do a Fall DIY! There are endless fall diy projects that you can do! Create a fall sign together or maybe make some holiday decor! Make pumpkin candles or other goodies then then use them together!

6. Tailgate and watch football. This would be an ideal date for my boyfriend I know he would love this one!

7. Create a new tradition for the season!

8. Have a cook off! Use fall items to create. Or make it a spooky one!

9. Bake a pie together.

10. Go to a local event! In Scottsdale we have the Fairmont Princess hosting a really fun one!

These are just some ideas that are inexpensive and fun! I hope you loved this post. I wanted to make it short, sweet, and to the point!

Xoxo, Chloe

My Stay At Civana Resort In Carefree Arizona

Hi friends! I just got home from my amazing weekend stay at Civana Resort. They invited me to stay for two nights, so my boyfriend and I packed our bags and went to this beautiful resort. We got there Saturday in the afternoon and took some time to hang out and check out the hotel. I had been there a couple times before but this was my first time staying! We happened to be there at the same time as Restaurant Week in Carefree. My boyfriend made reservations for us for dinner at one of the local restaurants called Keelers. It is located five minutes down the road in Spanish Village.

Taking some time to relax in one of the robes they provide.

When we got back from dinner we went down to the pool and spent some time in the hot tub. There was only one other person there so it was nice basically having it all to ourselves!

Sunday morning we woke up and went to brunch at a spot in Cave Creek that we absolutely love called Local Johnny’s. Carefree and Cave Creek boarder each other so there is a ton of restaurant choices and fun things to do all in a small area.

In the afternoon we laid by the pool and went for a swim. They have an gorgeous pool and a limited amount of chairs so it doesn’t get overcrowded. One thing I loved about Civana is how they were handling covid. Everything was very clean and they did a great job taking precautions to make their guests feel safe.

After we had enough of the pool we went back to the room to make the charcuterie board. I loaded up the mini fridge with all of the stuff we needed to make one, and it came out perfect!

We ended the night with a pizza from another great local spot and sat out on the beautiful patio and enjoyed the cool nighttime air.

If you are looking for a place to stay I highly recommend Civana. They are a wellness resort and offer a ton of different fitness and wellness classes. They also have a spectacular spa that I got to tour previously. I’m dying for the next time I get to stay there and try all of the amenities!

Xoxo, Chloe

The Most Instagrammable Places In Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona

I absolutely love living in Arizona. It’s great living in a place that so many people love to vacation at. This means we have tons of amazing spots and fun things to do! I decided to round up a list of some of the places I love to go to for Instagram photos!

I know a lot of bloggers and influencers are constantly on the lookout for spots to really make their Instagram feed look great. These are just some of the ones I love!

1. Teaspressa– This spot is a local blogger favorite for many reasons! The cute seasonal decor and small cozy feeling make for a great photo. They also have a wall outside that looks great in photos!

2. Resorts- We have some of the most beautiful resorts here in Arizona! They are great to take photos at, especially because people there kind of expect you to!

Some of my favorites include- The Scott, Civana, and basically anything close to Old Town Scottsdale!

3. Kierland/ Scottsdale Quarter- Basically anywhere in Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter is amazing for photos! Scottsdale Quarter especially because they will put up things year around to encourage people to take photos there! I always go there in the spring and during the holidays because that’s when the displays are the best.

4. City North- This spot is super underrated! I love it because it’s usually not too busy and there are a ton of spots to take photos. Also there is a hidden speakeasy in one of the coffee shops…shhh…

5. Frontier Town Cave Creek- Cave Creek is an absolute hidden gem that most bloggers don’t take advantage of! This is where I go to shoot a lot of my content when I don’t feel like driving far. Frontier Town is just one of the many spots for photos. It is great year around!

6. Any Of Our Amazing Restaurants– AZ is known for our dining! We have so many great Instaworthy places to choose from. The Henry is a super popular one for photos. I also really love La Grande Orange. Many bloggers hang out and frequent cafes such as SweetDees and Ruze.

7. AirBnb– We have tons of cute Airbnb’s in Scottsdale! I love going to them and getting to take photos. It’s great for getting a ton of content done and not having to worry about people looking at you while you do it!

The Granada Grotto
Pink Cactus

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it helped inspire you to travel to Scottsdale or to get out and take all the fun photos!

Xoxo, Chloe