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GROWING YOUR BUSINESS 101 WITH RISING TIDE SOCIETY

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS 101 WITH RISING TIDE SOCIETY

We're all in need of a little inspiration here and there, right?! Well, this post is most certainly going to get you motivated regardless of professional and personal interests. Natalie Franke and Krista Jones, the lovely ladies behind Rising Tide Society, are here with a much needed daily dose of creative encouragement! We loved hearing their insightful thoughts and ideas on business branding and collaboration. Read...

BEST FRIENDS FOR FROSTING IS HIRING!

Looking for the perfect creative outlet? BFFF is expanding our dynamic team, and we’re ready for new people to help us celebrate every day of the year! Positions for hire include blog contributors, section editors, a Director of Sales & Strategic Partnerships, and a Sacramento office project assistant. There are both on-site and remote opportunities, […]

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HOW TO MAKE THE GRASS GREENER ON YOUR SIDE

We’ve all heard that “the grass is always greener on the other side,” but could that possibly be true? In certain instances, some would agree. For others, this popular saying simply needs a little fine tuning. Sometimes we tend to get lost along the path of success. Our expectations begin to outshine our actual input […]

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3 MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS WHO WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

If you’ve been feeling unsure, tired, or just plain bored lately, it’s high time that you got out of that rut! There’s not much out there that can make you feel more on-track, inspired, and ready to better yourself than a great motivational speaker. Today we’re sharing three of our favorite masters of motivation. They […]

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AS SEEN ON: BABYCENTER

Swoon! Melissa was delighted to make a guest post all about her favorite Valentine’s Day craft ideas for Babycenter. From simple heart-shaped decorations to fun novelty ideas (when’s the last time you talked to your best friend through a paper cup?), you’ll find plenty of projects to make the day special. Her picks are from […]

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AS SEEN ON: SHOP BRIKA

Melissa recently had the opportunity to share the story her life as an entrepreneur with the readers of BRIKA, a fabulous shop that curates items from all of the world! She spilled the beans about how BFFF was re-launched from a dessert blog to a lifestyle website, and talked about the business successes and challenges she […]

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HOW TO ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

Feeling a bit pessimistic? It happens to the best of us. Help kick that state of mind with these few tips that are sure to have you looking at the proverbial glass as half full, not half empty!  This can make a world of difference! Print out or write encouraging quotes and tack them up […]

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AS SEEN ON: MARTHA STEWART

A few weeks ago, Melissa shared a tutorial for a fun and easy DIY Valentine’s Day Bunting Banner. Today we’re beyond excited to announce that the tutorial was featured by Martha Stewart! The post has made the site’s homepage just in time for the loveliest holiday of all. It only takes a few materials to create and […]

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CHECK OUT OUR RECIPE APP!!

Are you ready to celebrate your life on the go? There’s an app for that! We are so proud and excited to announce that our recipe app in partnership with Foodie.com and Apple is live and available for free download on iPhones and iPads! The app is featured on the homepage of iTunes and can be downloaded by typing in “Foodie Recipes.” Once […]

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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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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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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR BLOGGERS

Blogging is a passion and a way of life, but sometimes it can feel intimidating to say what you want to say. Or maybe you’ve been a victim of some serious writer’s block. Don’t let a rough patch keep you down— you have so much more to offer the online world! Check out these motivational […]

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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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HANGING OUT WITH WILL TAYLOR OF BRIGHT BAZAAR

Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar always seems to find and write about exactly what his readers are looking for — which, as many bloggers know, is not an easy task! You’d also be hard pressed to find someone who puts as much time and dedication into their blog as Will. Practically everyday, Will posts something DIY […]

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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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