Blog Resources

Welcome to my resources page! All these things are items I use personally that help keeps my blog running smoothly.

Some of these links are affiliate links (disclosure). I receive a small compensation for each click, which comes at no cost to you. I only recommend products that I use and trust.

Programs + Tools

Bluehost: This is the hosting I use for my blog. I highly recommend it for beginners. It comes at an affordable price and it’s super easy to set up and use with WordPress.

Creative Market: This is where my blog theme came from. They offer reasonably priced items that you may want for your blog, whether it be a theme, graphics, fonts, etc.

Adobe Creative Suite: I use Photoshop and Lightroom the most for my blog photos. If you are a student, they do have student pricing to save a little bit of money.

ShopStyle Collective: This is an easy way to monetize your blog for beginners. You simply add links to your site through ShopStyle and then get a small commission.

WordPress Plugins

jQuery Pin It Button for Images: Easy to add to images to have ‘Pin it’ button. Great if you use Pinterest (which you should if you have a blog!).

Disqus: The comment system I use and prefer. Users can stay logged in through Disqus and it makes it way easier to comment on other blogs and reply on your own.

Genesis Columns Advanced: I use this to add columns to my blog posts with ease.


Canon EOS Rebel T3: Recently picked this up as my first DSLR. I think this line is a great way to start photography and shooting manual.

iPhone 6S: If I’m not shooting with my camera, I’m using my iPhone 6S. I’ll probably upgrade sometime soon, but it really is a great phone even if it’s an older model.

VSCO: For blog photos I use Lightroom, but on my phone I use VSCO. They have the best filters and I’m able to make my Instagram theme consistent.