We’ve Moved to a New Domain: DaniDearest.com!


Hi everyone! I am so happy to announce that I did it, I took the plunge and bought my own domain and hosting for Dani Dearest! The new site looks exactly the same as the current one, so that I don’t give you too many new things at once… but I might be messing around with getting a different theme soon, who knows? 😉

So, I encourage you to go check out the new and official domain at DaniDearest.com as soon as you can!


If you are following or subscribed to my blog I am in the processes of moving your subscription over to the new domain, so there should be no problems with you still receiving my posts from there!


If you have something on your website or blog that links to some of my content, please update your links to my new domain! To do so, just remove the ‘.wordpress’ part of the URL, leave the rest the same, and it will direct to the new site! This will benefit your site by eliminating dead links/content and will benefit me by having the links that I built still lead to my content. Thank you so much!

E-Mail Subscribers Wanted!

If you are not following me, well why aren’t you?

Note: If you are not currently, do not follow this (danidearest.wordpress.com) blog anymore, as I can only move the subscribers over once and it is too late and you will not be included. Follow danidearest.com instead!

I strongly encourage that you subscribe to my posts via e-mail!

To do so, go to DaniDearest.com and add in your email on the sidebar form that looks like this: emailsub

Thank you all so much! Can’t wait to get started on the new site!


The Things I’m Not Normally Thankful For

Blogging Secret Santa!

Come participate in the first ever Secret Santa for Bloggers! Get a small gift and tons of social media love from a buddy! Check it out: https://danidearest.wordpress.com/ #secretsanta #gift #christmas #holidays #bloggingI have a great surprise for you today! With the help of Pam at Hodge Podge Moments, I’m hosting a Secret Santa Exchange for bloggers! Ready to hear how it works and to sign up? I’ll break it down into steps for you.

1. Fill out this form by November 22 to sign up.

2. Save the badge below and post it on your blog to let them know you’re participating! Please link back to Dani Dearest or Hodge Podge Moments so your followers can join in on the fun too!

3. Receive your buddy’s information via the email address you provided on November 23rd and write an introduction post on your blog. Like this? Pin-it!(Details will come in an email about what to include.)

4. Cyberstalk (be kind!) your buddy to learn more about them. Check out their blog, twitter, pinterest, and other social media accounts to see what they’re into and learn about them.

5. Send a $10 (minimum) gift to your buddy by December 10. (You can include a return address on your package, but please leave off your name to keep it “secret!”)

6. Link up with us on December 22nd and reveal your gift! This will also be when your buddy comments on your post and lets you know they sent it!

7. For the rest of December & January, shower your buddies with social media love! (You’ll have a buddy who sends you stuff and then the buddy that you send stuff to!)


If you have any questions, feel free to message Pam or me! Also, please spread the word about this great holiday fun! The more bloggers we get involved, the more fun it’ll be for everyone!


The Badge

We ask that you include the badge on your blog sidebar (with a link back to this post) or in a post to spread the word since this is the first time for this event! (We also appreciate social media love of course!)

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We’re very excited for this event to kick off! Make sure to sign up ASAP!

One Lovely Blog – Award Nomination

In case you haven’t heard, there is a new ‘award’ going around call One Lovely Blog. I was nominated for this by Morgan at Mostly Morgan, thank you so much! I love her blog a lot, she’s one of the reasons why I began blogging.. so I highly recommend you check her out!

(Add in, October 14th) I’ve also been nominated a second time by Hayley at A Stitch To Scratch! She shares her fun adventures in sewing and life, go check her out!

Now, onto the award.

OneLovelyBlogHere are the rules to accept:
  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add seven facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated. This award has no restrictions as to who you can nominate.
  • You must follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven Facts About Me

  1. I’m an overachieving procrastinator. If you’ve read my about me page then you know this already… but really I mean it. Yesterday I spent 3 hours making a fantastically beautiful animated PowerPoint presentation full with a recorded voice-over and bullet points that appeared at just the right time in the recorded presentation for a friend. Meanwhile I was procrastinating from doing the reading for my own homework due today. I consistently take on other projects and sign up for too many things in an attempt to procrastinate from my responsibilities.
  2. I love stress. I sign up for too many things and stress myself out. It always happens, many times a year. I take on too many responsibilities and too many side projects and end up at the point where I can hardly function. But my big problem? If I’m not under this stress, I can’t function either. I need to find a stressful balance to keep me motivated or else I just don’t do anything.
  3. I have a boyfriend who I’ll have been dating for 2 years on the 30th of this month. He’s the one who keeps me somewhat sane throughout all this stress and who somehow puts up with me breaking down consistently about all the crazy things I’ve signed myself up for. I love him a lot. It’s cheesy, but he’s my rock.
  4. I talk in my sleep sometimes. This is a new discovery. My roommate actually told me once I woke up this morning that last night I sat up, gasped, mumbled something, and violently rolled over. This is the 3rd night in a row that I’ve done this. It scares the crap out of her but I think its hilarious!
  5. I don’t know what I want to do with my life, but I’m getting there. Truthfully, I don’t think I’m at the right college for my future. But, it’s the college I can pay for. So I might transfer in 2 years. I’m very interested in both Stage Management and American Sign Language. At my high school I took 3 years of American Sign Language with a Deaf teacher and I absolutely loved it. We had to go to Deaf events and converse with many Deaf people and so now I feel pretty comfortable doing so. I really think the language is beautiful and I want to continue it at a school with a better program.
  6. I also really love Stage Management. Being in charge of the show, organizing the schedules, making sure everything happens without a hitch.. it’s the dream. No, literally, I dream about it. But my problem is that the schedule is insanely difficult to have a family or social life with. 5pm-1 or 2 am every night. And a lot of extra work at home. Plus more hours on weekends. And it changes depending on the company you work for. Something else that I’m considering is event or wedding planning, since it is similar and a little bit more free.
  7. I’ve never been on an airplane. Never been out of the country, or even on the opposite side of the country. I want to go places. My boyfriend, on the other hand, has been literally everywhere. I’m hoping to travel with him soon and have him show me the world 🙂

I nominate…

One of the first organizing blogs I fell in love with, Kirsten at Organized Charm! I love her advice on organizing for school and for life! I’ve taken a bunch of her ideas and used them for this school year so far and they are incredibly helpful! Check her out!

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