Oh, September, you were so good to me. If you missed my previous announcement, Love, Joleen was named one of The 20 Top Baby Photos Blogs by Babble, which is a huge honor for me and came just after my big move to this new blog URL. I was worried that when I made the switch over the first week of the month, that it might be an issue for people and that my readership would be affected. I am happy to say that it wasn't, in the least. Thank you for making this move with me and for taking the time to update your feeds. October will be the first full month here and I'll have more reliable blog statistics to share. That being said, my combined social media followers increased from 1,581 to 2,564 (+62%) in September which I think is pretty dang awesome!
I had a lot of fantastic sponsors in September too! Some tried and true faves and a few new ones I can't wait to tell you about. I pride myself in working with blogs and businesses that are quality and unique. I am going to split this highlight into two days so pour yourself a cup of decaf and enjoy part I!
New this month, and the first in my new "Top Spot" is the relatively new, Progeny; a blog for the hip and little. I love this blog! Like, love, love. Lauren posts a little of everything I love, including fashion and other product highlights, as well as a feature called "space of the day". Above is her daughter's playroom which I just think is swell. I mean, look at that rug and giraffe!
We read Benjamin Goodnight Moon every night before bed so when I saw her recent review of the Goodnight Moon App, I had to check it out! She was spot on. I can't wait to see what else she has in store for us in October. Look for her to be a guest blogger on Love, Joleen very soon!
If you've been reading Love, Joleen for longer than two seconds, you know of my
love appreciation obsession with my friends at TrulySanctuary! In early September, they rocked our socks off with new designs and another awesome giveaway. They are the nicest, most generous family, and also the silliest, which is evident if you follow them on Instagram and the like. Their tees + tanks are the highest of quality, the cutest designs, and super affordable.. so go buy two or three and thank me later.
Rachel has generously offered Love, Joleen readers and exclusive 20% discount off of any order through Sunday, October 6th. Just enter the code LOVEJOLEEN at checkout!
Early in September I shared What's In My Diaper Bag? 9 Months edition, which showcased my much loved and complimented custom diaper bag from Love In Every Thread. These are now available in the shop, including an option to customize!
Last for today, is another new sponsor this month called PaperKrane. I'm not going to tell you too much about PaperKrane today because I have an entire post dedicated to them (including a giveaway!) slotted for next week. Let me just tell you that I am a fan and so is my peanut!! Go check them out!