HOW TO SET UP A BLOG

Written By Stephanie White on 05 September 2014 // Posted Under: How To Blog with

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If you ever have found yourself on Pinterest pinning "eat, sleep, create" because you thought it personified you perfectly, and you have been inkling for a while to set up your own blog to showcase your creativity in DIY projects or home decorating than this post is for you. Here is my guide on how to DIY your own blog in 4 simple steps that takes minutes to do.

HOW TO SET UP A BLOG

1. Sign up for hosting and a domain name

2. Install WordPress

3. Pick a design template

3. Write your first post

SIGN UP FOR HOSTING AND A DOMAIN NAME

To begin you'll need to sign up for a hosting service to create your blog on, and a name for your blog. While coming up with a great name might be left to a stroke of genius creativity at some random moment in the day, signing up for web hosting is quick to do. Bluehost offers affordable prices, with packages around $5 per month that include unlimited hosting, exceptional support and a free domain name (this alone typically costs between $5-30).

When creating your Bluehost account you will be asked to enterwhat you would like your domain name to be, so you'll need to know your blog name before you sign up. For those of you who already have a domain name, and would like to set up your hosting you can fill in your url in the second box where it says transfer domain.

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Next, pick your account plan, and if you wish you can add additional extras such auto back up of your blog. 

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Once your hosting is all set up you'll need to install a content management system, which is an easier way to create a blog that does not require you to do any coding, but you are given the freedom to code if you wish. I've used both Joomla and Wordpress, but I strongly recomend Wordpress as it is easier to use. 

HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS 

 

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Our Picks For Fall 2014

Written By Stephanie White on 29 August 2014 // Posted Under: Decorating with

Get excited for fall as we preview our favorite new home accesorries for fall 2014 from Target's Nate Berkus collection, Zara Home, CB2 and West Elm. Metallics and wire accents continue to be hot as we go into fall, but this fall bring a return of the classic herringbone pattern. 

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Where To Get It

1 - Brushstroke Pillow from from H&M

2 - Three piece candleholder step up from CB2

3 - Nate Berkus Basket from Target

4 - Copper Mirror Tray from West Elm

5 - Wool-blend Cusion Cover from H&M

6 - Quilted Cusion Cover from H&M

7 - Moroccan Wedding Hamper from West Elm

8 - Max Brass Sculpture from CB2

9 - Multi Tea Light Candleholder from Zara Home

10 - Marlow Rong Ring Side Table from West Elm

11 - Metal Candlestick from H&M

12 - Gold Fences Placemat from CB2

13 - Linen And Herringbone Wool Throw from Zara Home

14 - Nate Berkus Photo Frames from Target