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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU RUN OUT OF INSPIRATION

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU RUN OUT OF INSPIRATION

As artists of every variety know, some days your creativity just isn’t there. On those days, everything you create seems banal and boring. Or worse yet, your mind is absolutely blank. When the muse of creativity abandons you (which it inevitably will), don’t stress. Remember that even Picasso and Shakespeare had their bad days! All you need is a little inspiration to get you back...

WHAT’S YOUR FRAGRANCE PERSONALITY?

Following the What’s Your Color Personality quiz, we bring you What’s Your Fragrance Personality! Believe it or not, your choice in fragrance alludes to your inner spirit. For example, scent beads of patchouli are favorites of earthy, eco-conscious, nature nurturers, while stronger floral scents are associated with prim society women. If you’re looking to express […]

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BLOGGING TIPS AND RESOURCE GUIDE

Blogging is a hard job, especially when it truly is your job. A devoted blogger or digital editor easily spends about 18-21 hours building a community, conceptualizing themes and posts, fighting writer’s block, and editing passive voices. The to-do list grows daily, but your passion can grow right alongside it. It’s a hard career choice, […]

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AS SEEN ON: FEATURED PARTNER OF THE MONTH

The power of social networking is a dream come true for excited newcomers and seasoned bloggers alike! That’s why BFFF’s founder, Melissa Johnson, was thrilled to be interviewed as the featured partner of the month on the IZEA blog. The interview is a fun behind-the-scenes look into Melissa’s work life and her love of social media. You’ll […]

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VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY INVITATION FREE PRINTABLE

BFFFers, it’s time to party! Of course, no party is complete without themed invitations to get your guests excited, and we’ve got the perfect solution. We love these adorable Valentine’s day party invitations designed by our exclusive printable contributor, Patti Wunder of Easton Place. Here’s what Patti has to say about her printable invitations. “Valentine’s […]

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HANGING OUT WITH MEG MATEO ILASCO

Meg Mateo Ilasco is a woman who manages to make other multi-hyphenates look like… well, slackers. Stylist, designer, publisher, and entrepreneur are just a few of the many hats she wears as a self-deemed “serial creative entrepreneur.” Meg has published a series of books on how to develop home-based businesses out of creative hobbies, and she […]

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DINE DOWNTOWN @ THE FIREHOUSE

It’s that time of year again! Embrace the foodie in you and fire up those taste buds because Dine Downtown is back! It’s an awesome event where local chefs create special 3-course dinners priced at $31 per person. 25 restaurants in the Sacramento area are participating from January 8th to January 17th, 2014.You can’t pass up an […]

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RICK’S DESSERT DINER

Here at BFFF, we’re always on the lookout for eye-catching sweets and restaurants. When Melissa was featured in Style Me Pretty back in November, she found both! All of the photos from the feature were shot on location at Rick’s Dessert Diner in Sacramento, California, and we’ve fallen in love with its style. It has a 1950s vintage vibe with bright […]

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CHIC FONTS FOR YOUR BLOG

There’s nothing better than finding great resources to make your blog better, and when they’re free… well, you can’t beat that. If you’re looking to add a little more pizzazz to your blog, photos or layouts, check out these great (free!) fonts. Whether your preference is classy, girly, tidy, or swirly, you’ll find something to […]

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THIS WEEK’S SOCIAL MEDIA CRUSH

  Pinterest: UCreate UCreate‘s Pinterest account gives design ideas and inspiration. You can find ways to personalize every aspect of your life! Instagram: Bakerella This Instagram shows the talent of Bakerella mixed with her fun family life! Twitter: What’s Gaby Cooking The author and chef behind What’s Gaby Cooking keeps the Twitter universe updated on […]

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MELISSA & CHARLIE FOR CHILDHOOD MAGAZINE

BFFF founder and proud mamma Melissa had so much fun taking photos with her son, Charlie, for her feature in Childhood Magazine! Between answering questions about her home life, the rise of BFFF, and her expertise in all things creative, Melissa had fun donning floral crowns and posing with her little man. The photo shoot not only showcases the […]

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FEATURED IN CHILDHOOD MAGAZINE

Melissa and her son, Charlie, were recently featured in the lovely Childhood Magazine, where Melissa dished about her rise as a lifestyle expert. Readers will learn all about BFFF and Melissa’s life as a “Sacramento home-girl.” as well as that classic question for ladies everywhere: what are Melissa’s must-have items in her purse? The feature is […]

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THIS WEEK’S SOCIAL MEDIA CRUSH

Pinterest: Patricia Shea Design Confections The Pinterest account of Patricia Shea Design Confections is so much fun! They pin everything from photos of Queen Elizabeth to charming illustrations and delicious recipes. The entire account is delightful and full of color. Instagram: Forgiving Martha Jess Simpson of Forgiving Martha‘s Instagram will have you constantly craving every sort […]

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AS SEEN ON STYLE ME PRETTY: BEHIND THE BLOG

Last month BFFF’s founder, Melissa Johnson, was featured on Style Me Pretty in a tell-all post about everything from blogging and business tips to her guilty pleasures! The post is a must-read for lovers of all things creative. You’ll learn the story behind the making of BFFF, the ins and outs of Melissa’s creative process, and […]

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