The Roundup: April

Yes, it is hard to believe, but May is already here.

I want to start this month’s roundup by giving a little shoutout to Lily of Pint Sized Beauty for saying such kind things about Thirteen Thoughts in the latest issue of Blogosphere magazine. I was SO excited to have been featured and I’m so happy that I was just able to get my hands on the magazine (thanks to the Blogosphere team!) which unfortunately isn’t available in the US. If you love beauty and gorgeous photography, you’ll love Lily’s blog– her being a total sweetheart doesn’t hurt, either. ;)

For the last couple of months, my blogging schedule was a bit off and I didn’t write as often as I usually do. The good news is that I’m nearing the end of my treatment (which is really wearing me out with the back pain, fatigue, some anxiety) and only have another month to go. I CAN’T tell you guys how excited I am to get off the meds and go back to my old self. I get a lot of messages on Facebook and emails asking for an update and I promise to write another detailed post once I’m done with the treatment. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, see this post.

There are also a few other blog things that I’m working on “behind the scenes”; all of which had to be put on hold when I lost my Gran- I barely had any strength to get out of bed, let alone think about setting up things like a blog shop.

On the 7th, I also celebrated my 3rd 25th birthday anniversary, or, in other words, I turned 28 and took a few days off to do absolutely nothing, except watch Harry Potter- something that I, as a workaholic, never, ever do. Needless to say, much fun was had.

But, in April we still managed to talk things like Success , Staying Motivated and… Being Okay With Not Being Okay. You guys seemed to really love all three of those posts and some of your comments made me cry. Is it weird that I love when that happens? Whenever we share our feelings and opinions in those posts, there’s just this amazing connection I feel. I don’t want to just write a post and be like “k…bye!”- I love, love reading your comments, even if I don’t always answer them right away, I always read them all.

We also discussed Spring Beauty and Spring Style because.. well, it is spring. I also talked about my April Makeup BagFavorite Beauty Tools and my love for Essential Oils.

Things like Simplifying Your LifeDigital Distractions and Sticking to New Habits also often go hand in hand, and we talked about those, too (naturally).

Another one of my most loved April posts was Blogging Tips for Beginners.

If you missed any of these and need to catch up, you go do that and I’ll see ya tomorrow. Love you. Mean it.


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    May 1, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Ahh I love Lily’s blog! I can’t believe it’s May already, I think I managed to read all of your April posts but I’ll definitely go through and check!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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      Paula @
      May 1, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      She’s such a sweetheart, isn’t she! Love her photography :) Ahh I know, time flies doesn’t it? I’m sure loving the warmer weather though and can’t wait for summer :)

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    Deanna Marie
    May 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I love your posts so much, Paula. Everything you do is just full of your love and passion for both your readers and your craft. I have enjoyed following your blog so much over the past few months! It sounds like you are back on the mend which I am glad to hear. Sending nothing but love to you!

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      Paula @
      May 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Awww wow Deanna, thank you SO much, you are so kind, that means so much to me! I definitely feel like I’m coming back around. Sending love right back at you!! xx

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    Linda Libra Loca
    May 2, 2017 at 2:34 am

    It is absolutely not weird. Reading thoughtful comments on my blog posts, even though they are usually not as deep as yours, gives me a lot of joy and is a reward for all the work that goes into blogging.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Paula @
      May 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

      It definitely is very rewarding, especially when I still remember days when I’d spend days waiting for at least one comment to appear under my posts ;)

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    May 2, 2017 at 5:09 am

    I missed out on so much this month, with surgery and all! Time to catch up :)

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    May 2, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Love the round up, so many fab features, and I love the idea of giving them a little love at the end of the month :)

    Mel x

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    Dagmara Klich
    May 2, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve been so busy lately I have missed on a lot of your posts, so the round up is perfect :)

    I also love reading comments my readers leave, even though I only talk about beauty and the conversations are not very deep ;) but having people read my blog and taking the time to leave a few words means a lot! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    Kiri Yanchenko
    May 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    I like you round up posts.
    They give me time to make sure I have caught up on everything.
    I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. These things throw you in ways you never expect.
    I am so glad you are coming off medication.
    I don’t believe in drugs at all if you can avoid them.
    I took some, but didn’t really want to, when my father passed away when he was not very old.
    I had all sorts of adverse reactions – acne, anxiety, lost 20kg.
    It is best for me to try to work out a way to not be on medication – I am pretty sensitive to medication.
    I was even allergic to acne meds!!
    Set to Glow

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      Paula @
      May 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks so much Kiri, I really appreciate that.

      The meds I’m on right now are actually for acne, but they can affect emotional health as well. I’m supposed to get off them in a month and I can’t wait!

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    Natalie Redman
    May 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Love your posts! Keep them up :)

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    Lisa Autumn
    May 3, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Always love your monthly roundups

    xx Lisa |

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    May 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Love the monthly round ups! I feel like its such a tradition now


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