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How to actually remember your goals + resolutions this year

This post is brought to you by meaningful jewelry, goals you actually remember, the letter W, and Wishbeads.

We’re getting close to goal-setting, resolution-making, ‘my life transformation is going to stick this time’ season, aren’t we?

If you’re anything like the average human, you set a goal/make a wish/create a resolution annnnnnd forget about it 10 days later.

Does this sound familiar? I’d like to introduce you to Wishbeads. They’re gorgeous bracelets made from paper beads that you write your wishes for the future on.

Imagine: navigating life with a physical reminder of your wishes and goals, wrapped around your wrist. Isn’t that lovely?

The end result of your wishwork is a great bracelet, but the process is just as sweet.

You visualize your wish in vivid, gorgeous detail, write it out on the thick, beautiful paper, and then wrap and wind your beads. Making wishbead necklaces and bracelets is a great activity for birthday parties, a New Year’s Eve get together, even a cabin weekend with friends!

Yes & Yes runs two sponsored posts each month. If you’d like 150-ish words devoted to you and your products, check out my ad rates and info here or drop me a line at sarah@yesandyes.org and we’ll get you started!

Can You Be A Minimalist While Owning More Than 4 Things?

This post is brought to you by non-oppressive minimalism, the letter P, and Podge Co

Is this what you picture when you hear the word “Minimalism”? This and a wardrobe that contains, like, four drapey linen items? That you wear while drinking green tea from the one mug you own?

Fun fact! You don’t have to get rid of everything you own or only wear neutral colors in order to benefit from a spot of minimalism. You can use the basic pillars of Minimalism and apply them to any area of your life AND make Minimalism work for you! Genevieve’s free 5-day course can help you do just that.

This is Genevieve and she’s not going to judge you if you own more than two pairs of pants.

Genevieve also does 1-on-1 minimalism coaching, runs amazing workshops, and just generally navigates the world and internet doing good. Check her out – I think you’ll love her!

Yes & Yes runs a few sponsored posts each month. If you’ve like 150-ish words and five links devoted to your work, check out my traffic and ad info here or drop me a line at sarah@yesandyes.org and we’ll see if we’re a good fit!

What does it mean to be a ‘writer’?

This post is brought to you by better written blog posts, semicolons, the letter J, and Jenna Arak.

What does it mean to be a ‘writer’?

Can you consider yourself a writer if you ‘just’ write short stories no one ever sees? If you ‘only’ write on your blog? Is there a timeline or chart that lays out – in no uncertain terms – when you move from “someone who likes to write” to “A Writer”?

This isn’t a simple question, but Jenna is helping us answer it.

Jenna can teach you how to write and publish a personal essay (like hers that ran on Salon.)

And she reminds us that we have to be bad to get good. She teaches us that “‘becoming a writer,’ much like anything worth doing, is a long journey, and I’m still running the first few miles. I am good but I can be better. I have so much to learn, days and days of practice still yet within me.” 

If you’re a fellow writer, a beginning writer, or someone who appreciates good writing, you should check Jenna out. She’s wonderful!

Yes & Yes offers a few sponsored posts each month. If you’d like 150-ish words and five links devoted to your stuff, check out my traffic and ad info here, or drop me a line at sarah@yesandyes.org and we’ll get you started!

Real Talk: Your excuses for not using Pinterest aren’t valid

This post is brought to you by more traffic, more free time, the letter S, and She Can Coterie.

Imagine me, reader, sitting across from you at a coffee shop. We’re drinking overpriced lattes and you’re telling me all the reasons Pinterest doesn’t apply to your business.

“I don’t write about crafts or recipes or fashion.”
“I don’t use it myself and I’m pretty sure my people don’t use it, either.”
“I have my hands full just planning my blog content, dude.”
“I JUST DON’T WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW STOP HARASSING ME SARAH.” 

Imagine me nodding like I get it. Because I do get it! I didn’t really start using Pinterest till earlier this year!

Now imagine me pulling up Google analytics and showing you that Pinterest sends me 55% of my traffic – even though I don’t write about recipes, I don’t personally use Pinterest, and I am loathe to take on a new social media platform. (Below is a real screenshot of my Google analytics!)

Real talk, friends. You should really be using Pinterest. No matter what you write about, no matter your audience, you should be using it. And if you just want to hand it off to someone else? You can do that! You can hire a Pinterest manager who will do all of it for you!

Yes & Yes runs two sponsors posts each month. If you’d like 150-ish word devoted to you and your products check out my ad rates and traffic info here or drop me a line at sarah@yesandyes.org and we’ll see if we’re a fit!

Is your love language ‘someone else planning the trip’? MINE TOO.

This post is brought to you by your bucket list, your unused vacation time, the letter W, and Whisked Away

On a scale of one to ten, how much do you love researching flight prices? Do you love wading through hotel reviews? Do you enjoy spending hours trying to decide if that snarky Trip Adviser review is legitimate or if the reviewer is just a whiny so-and-so?

No? You don’t love those things? You love the part of travel where you’re actually doing stuff? You love the “cool museum, hole-in-the-wall cafe, boutique hotel” part of travel?

Hello! Welcome to the club!

For most of us, the Being There part of travel is great, the Exhaustive Planning Part less so. And even if we do like planning, it leaves little to chance or surprise – which is often the best part of traveling!

What if someone else planned your trip for you and kept the best bits a surprise? I’d like to introduce you to Whisked Away Surprise Travel. You choose the region, the number of days, and your budget and then Charlotte plans an amazing surprise trip for you. You can choose a European itinerary, a South American trip, or a North American trip!

If you’re intrigued but on the fence, remember: “Someday” is not a day.

If you love travel and you’d love for someone else to plan it for once, I think you’ll love Charlotte’s stuff!

Yes & Yes runs two sponsored posts each month. If you’d like 150-ish words devoted to your products or services, check out my rates and info here or drop me a line at sarah@yesandyes.org and we’ll see if we’re a good fit!

What Nobody Tells You About Happy Relationships

This post is brought to you by fewer fights, more laughter, the letter m, and Modern Married. 

Have you ever tried to find resources for making your relationship Really Great? As in not just “fine” or “good” but THRIVING? There are piles of books about how to deal with cheating or divorce. But not nearly enough on how to strengthen and find bliss in your marriage.

If you have a partner and you’re done with it being “ok” and you’re ready to go from so-so to so good, then my friend Maggie is your girl. She shares such good, actionable advice on long-term relationships. She teaches her people how to argue in a way that actually results in closeness and connection. She reminds us to make deposits in our emotional bank account every single day.

No matter if you’re married, living together, or living apart and super committed – Maggie can help. I think you’ll love what she has to say!

Yes & Yes runs two sponsored posts each month. If you’d like 150-ish words and five links devoted to your brand, you can check out traffic and pricing info here. Now booking ads for 2018!