Monday, September 15, 2014

Boho Blogtober is Returning!

This, my friends, is the exciting announcement I was referring to several weeks ago!! (Some of you thought I was going to announce that there was a  "special someone" in my life, and you came to me and asked about it because you couldn't bear the suspense. Sorry to disappoint y'all---believe me, that was the furthest thing from my mind when I posted. =))

For those of you who were following my blog last year around this time, you will remember the Boho Blogtober series that my Hannah friend and I did. It was a huge success-I was motivated like never before and it was a great experience. Somewhat of a love/hate deal some days, but overall it was a good thing. =)

Anyway, we're trying it again this year. For those of you who are new to my blog since last year, basically in a nutshell Boho Blogtober is a time when we focus on growing our blogs + posting a lot! Beginning October 1st and running thru October 31st, we will post a total of 46 times between the two of us. Twenty-three posts for each of us in one month, to be exact! That comes out to a post every weekday.

My posts will include :

::Guest Bloggers (!!!)
::FAQ post
::Fashion posts
::A styled shoot or two (ideas have been running wild-can't wait for these!)
::Clothing makeover/tutorial posts
::A Laundry Series (I know it sounds strange but...I've been getting so many questions about everything from laundry soap to stain removers to my laundry schedule. So I'm going to post it all)
::a VLOG (video blog) from Hannah and I! (this was all her idea...but I'm super excited and on board with it, 100%! It is sure to be wild and hilarious---in real life we aren't nearly as serious as we are on our blogs, hehe) 
::The long-ago promised modesty & guy/girl/relationship posts. 

But we're going to need your help in a couple ways....
  • Submit your input and questions. What would you love to see in Boho Blogtober?! Speak up! :) And for a FAQ post and the video blog, we are going to need questions. They can be photography/blogging/music related, or on other topics! (family, daily life, relationships, etc etc! The possibilities are endless!) Please, please comment with them on this post, as NOW is your chance to put a plug in for your interests! I will do my best to answer as many as possible...I know I didn't get to all of them last year, but I will do my best!
  • If you have an Etsy shop and would be interested in donating an item for a giveaway, I would love to have you featured and link to your site! Last fall in October my blog stats skyrocketed (I was blown away---had no idea a series like this would pique so much interest!), so if you would like to gain exposure for your business, Boho Blogtober would be a great outlet for you! If you are interested in doing this, please e-mail me asap [] I'm not promising to include everything sent me (depending on the amount of interest) but at least email and let me know about your product and I will give it serious consideration.
  • SPREAD THE WORD!! Tell your friends, share this post (easy ways to do that found at the bottom of this post with the google +, pinterest, & facebook tabs), mark your calendars and "Keep Calm and Wait for October 1st." :) If you have pinterest, please pin the announcement graphic above! Both Hannah & I's goal through this series is to push ourselves in blogging more, yes, but more importantly, to be able to encourage and edify all of you fabulous blog readers!  Also be sure to go follow Hannah's blog (if you aren't already) so you can have all HER posts in your feed when October hits!! 

So looking forward to this, friends! Just a few short days of rest for me until this blogging craze hits. =)
Hope y'all have an awesome evening!


  1. Chels! I'm so glad y'all decided to do this's gonna be awesome! :) Random unrelated are super pretty in the pic at the top of this post. :) I would love if you would talk about all the diverse things we stay at home daughters are able to do...since a lot of people seem to think we do nothing but wash dishes and iron our handmade frocks, bless their hearts. It would be cool to read your perspective, although I've already been blessed with several passionate convos on the topic with you and your lovely sista lol!
    Love you, girl...rock on! I'll be reading and commenting aaaalll month!! :) Lana

    1. aww, bless your heart, you are so sweet!

      anddd...that is a super good idea for a post!! I will definitely keep that in mind. washing dishes and ironing our frocks indeed....people are so clueless sometimes, yes? Ah, wish you were here and we could get up on our little soapboxes and and be our outspoken selves together again!! =)

      can't wait for your comments...they always make my day. =)

    2. I have a new found respect for you both! I recently became a "stay-at-home-wife" and I'm pretty sure my friends think all I do is sit around and eat chocolate all day! (Well we do have more cookies around the house right now....)

    3. If I only had dishes and ironing to do.... I'd call that a vacation!
      Please get up on your soapboxes! Our generation needs you! :)

      I hope you don't think I'm too old to be comenting on your blog. I'm a 30yr old, stay at home wife.
      Blessings and take care.

    4. No one is too old to comment on here. I'm really not so very far from 30 myself, after all. =)
      I love the diversity of my audience..please keep commenting!
      And thanks for the encouragement! =)

  2. WOOT WOOT!! can't wait to do this again with you. :)

  3. I have a recipe for homemade laundry soap. It takes Zote, Borax, and Washing Soda. I have a blog. Its new and not good yet but I hope to improve would you mind posting about it during your October blogging? I will post about what you are doing. I have laundry funny posted on my blog. You might like it and want to post it. Here is the link to my blog.

  4. So glad that you will be doing this again. I really enjoyed it last year.:) Your post are always so much fun to read.:)

  5. THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!! When I saw that you were going to do this it put a smile ON my FACE! :) As you can tell, I am super excited! :) <3 you SO much Chels! -Mary

  6. YAY!!! I'm so excited! Can't wait!

  7. Yay! So excited about this!!! :)

  8. And... will you post pictures of the wedding?!:) Hannah and I are quietly over in our small corner just dying to see more pictures!!;) I promise to leave you a big, long comment if you do, and to send you lots of hugs, and you know how much you love those!!;) I'm so excited for all your posts!!:) Love you my dear!!:) ♥Rhoda

    1. Yes me, it is ranked high on my list! in fact, I plan for it to be the next post I do. It was supposed to be last week...obviously I missed it. =) Stay tuned...I'm sure you are anxious. =)

  9. Yayyy!!!! Wow,,, You go girl!!! - sooo pumped + grateful =) I'm anticipating Boho Blogtober series :) just love ALL your posts! Praying too...
    Pris G ~

  10. Woohoo!!! This sounds like sooo much fun =D

    Some ideas for Q+A of mine are
    -Your thoughts on dating/courting, and personal guidelines,
    -tips for having edifying, profitable conversation,
    -tips for thriting successfully,
    -your modesty standards,

    Thanks for the opportunity to suggest some! I can't wait to read all the Q+A's.
    God Bless,

    1. also: Hair tips, and tutorials =D

  11. Hi Chelsy!

    That sounds awesome!

    Here are some ideas:
    * Allison hair tutorials :)
    *Tips for a struggling mandolin player-me:)
    *Scripture memorizing/studying tips you or any one in your family may have
    *Ways that older siblings can invest in the lives of their little siblings (with a bigger age difference)
    *Ways that you cultivate an intimacy with Christ Jesus

    God bless your blogging!

    ~Morgan R. :) Ps. 27:14

  12. Here are some more ideas :) :)



    Guys views on modesty,

    Standing Alone,

    Physical/Mental Purity,

  13. What great news! I haven't been reading your blog long enough to know about Boho Blogtober, but it sounds like a good idea!

  14. Yay! :) I was so excited when I read this post. I'm really looking forward to the fashion posts and especially the VLOG you'll be doing with Hannah Elise.

  15. Yay! Chelsy, I know you are going to be very creative (as always...:) and I am looking forward to all of your posts! I would love to know what you mentioned a while back about why Allison dresses pretty nice every day (I think that is so neat!), your modesty convictions (why y'all choose to wear skirts instead of pants or shorts), and definitely make-up and hair tutorials!
    Praying for you! ~Glory

  16. Can you give us a photo tour of your house? I think it'd be interesting to see how a large family stays organized, etc....

  17. Hi Chelsy,
    I can't wait for Boohoo Blogger!!! For your giveaway, can you please giveaway "Will our Generation Speak?" by Grace Mally!! I would love to read that book!!!
    I can't wait to see the Video either!!!

  18. I have a question I've wondered before! How does music instruction/practice work in your family? With the little ones, what ages do you start them, who teaches, and what instrument do they start with? Just curious, because I'm a mommy to 4 littles and wanting them to learn music. :) Thanks! Your blog is great!

  19. Yayay! Exciting stuff. :)

    Just a few ideas... I'd love to see/read about:
    -beginner sewing tips
    -a hair tutorial by you and/or Alli
    -a book or movie review
    -and, I would definitely love to hear about yours and Alli's difference in style and why you wear what you wear, like you've mentioned in past posts. :)

    Whatever you post about, I'm sure we will enjoy it and be encouraged. :)


  20. This should be exciting! Looking forward to your encouraging thoughts.

  21. So excited that you and Hannah are doing this project again, Chels! It was a huge encouragement last year and I'm so looking forward to seeing it unfold this year. :) Much love!


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