We had a total of 6 trick or treaters last night. Six. I even bought sh*tty candy then ended up eating some of the M&M’s myself. Luckily, I bought only snack packs which is very lucky since I’m getting close to that time of month when I hate everyone and everything. Except for any sort of chocolate in hands reach. M&M’s were my victim last night. Thank the lawd for fun size. Calling them fun sized is bullsh*t, though. I think I got 10 M&M’s from my fun sized pack. They should be called “Helping You Keep Your Shit Together – Sized.” Just Sayin’.

How was Halloween for you?! Last week I shared two Halloween-inspired recipes in hopes that you didn’t rummage through the candy basket too much. There are just far better, delicious choices out there that you can make on your own. And that aren’t that hard to make. Last night, as I dug through my 10 M&M fun sized bag, I kept thinking how the hell I could make my own M&M’s, but I just don’t think I’m THAT creative. I’ll keep thinking on it…for next Halloween.

Can you believe that it’s the first day of November already?! It really is crazy how fast time goes when you get older? Every week goes by so fast. And there is literally not enough time in the day. Ever. Every day nowadays is filled with cooking, fashion photos, videos, recording, emails, blog posts and then cleaning up my house from destroying it throughout the day. WHICH REMINDS ME….

This week I’m recording a podcast episode about how I became a full time blogger. I get all kinds of emails from people asking how I did it and they are interested in starting their own blog, so I wanted to share an episode all about it! And guess what? I even ordered a real microphone. To act like I know what the hell I’m doing! I absolutely don’t, but fake it til ya make it, amIrightoramIright!? So, what would YOU like to know about this topic, if anything? I honestly don’t know how helpful I can be but I’d love to try! If you’ve listened to my email, you’ve probably noticed how I suck at actually answering questions, but this week I’m writing down all the individual questions to make sure they all get covered. Trying to improve this podcast each week! So send me your questions about blogging in the comments below and I’ll try to answer them as best I can!

And when the HELL is it not going to be this dark at 7am?! I feel like it’s 5am and I can’t get food photos done until it’s light outside. COME ON DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!

PaleOMG Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

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Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

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  • Yield: 5-6 1x




  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place trimmed carrots on top. Whisk together maple syrup, dijonnaise, olive oil, salt and red pepper flakes. Pour 2/3 of the mixture on top of the carrots and toss to coat completely. Place in oven to bake for 35 minutes, tossing half way through to cook evenly on both sides.
  3. Once carrots are done cooking, heat up the 1/3 leftover mixture (I just heated mine up in the microwave for 30 seconds) then pour over the cooked carrots. Topped with a little extra salt, chives, and pistachios before serving!

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  1. Beth says:

    Thanks, these look excellent!

    Question for Podcast:
    What is your opinion on quantity over quality, when you’re new to blogging? Say i make a goal to post once a week, but I try out a recipe, or whatever i’m posting about, and its just pretty blahhh. Post it anyway? stick to you schedule? Or post only if you feel really proud of your content?


  2. Lauren says:

    Omg I have a million questions.

    At what point did you feel comfortable quitting your job? How did you know that was the right next step?

    How do you manage your time and stay motivated even on days where you don’t want to even log on to your blog?

    Did you have a vision from the beginning of what you wanted this to be? Or have you just rolled with the punches and ended up where you are?

    What’s the one thing that makes or breaks a full time blogger in your opinion? Like what sets you apart from the thousands that have tried and failed?

  3. Kelsey says:

    So excited for this podcast! Here’s some q’s below:

    1) What do you wish you knew when you first started? Did you choose a crappy content host? Did you choose a prestyled blog format that you regretted? If you could list things you’d do differently.
    2)Why did you start blogging vs. why do you blog now? Did you start with the intent of making it a source of income, or did it evolve that way because you were so passionate and people started jumping on board?
    3)How do you deal with people from the real world reading or critiquing your content? I don’t want people from my “real life” reading my blog and being all judgy and giving their non asked for 2 cents. How do you deal with this?

    Thanks so much! Love your podcasts. And also thanks for being so real and talking about how things really are in life, rather then putting on a facade and pretending everything is perfect.

  4. joanna says:

    What is a good website host if you don’t have a lot of money? How did you choose yours? I can’t want to spend a lot on hosting a website but don’t want it to be a bad host either. Thank you!

  5. Dana Leigh Lyons says:

    Loving your podcasts, Juli! Especially how you show up in such an authentic, open way. I’m excited for Saturday’s episode. Wondering whether you could talk about sponsored posts and how that whole thing works? Thank you!

  6. Annie says:

    I am computer illiterate, and this may be a dumb question, but I can’t for the life of me link my Instagram or Pinterest accounts to my blog, how did you do it? Thanks for the help!

    1. juli says:

      i hired someone to do that because i’m completely computer illiterate too

  7. Lauren says:

    Loving the podcast! You are hilarious! Question: How did you start making money from your blog and how have you grown your income?

  8. Heather says:

    How do you make money with a blog? How many followers did you have before you could consider it a full time job? What have been your best sources of income (the ads, the sponsers, etc)?

  9. Sam @ Hygge Wellness says:

    I think it’s helpful to talk to people about really, truly growing traffic. And how to improve photog skills! Great photos in this post, btw!

  10. Stefanie Will says:

    Okay I was going to ask a handful of questions but a ton of other smary pants ladies already asked them! Looking forward to the podcast! Keep rocking it.