Open An Tiny Online Boutique And Make Money With Kollectin

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, meaning I may have received payment and/or free product in exchange for this post. That being said, I would never give my endorsement/recommendation for something I didn't absolutely love!

Being a mom to young kids is one of the happiest, most trying, and most expensive times in our lives. 

We ooze pride when our 2-year-old sings their ABCs or counts to 10 for the first time.

We heavily sigh when we sit down for the first time all day, just to hear screams and cries of "mommy!" coming from down the hall.

We cringe every time we go to Costco and spend $100+ on JUST diapers, pull-ups, and wipes.

It's a tough job, ladies... but let me just say that you are rocking it! 

Despite the days with (in my case) an almost 5-year-old and 2-year-old being so long, I feel incredibly blessed to be able to stay home with my boys and work around their schedules; it is something that I will never take for granted, as I know there are millions of moms out there who yearn to stay home with their babies.

According to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the estimated cost of raising a child from 0 to 18 is a whopping $233,610, which does not even include the cost of a college tuition! With the cost of raising just one child nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars, it is no wonder why so many moms who want to stay home have to work, and it is also why I am so thankful to learn about and partner with companies like Kollectin!

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What is Kollectin? Kollectin is an innovative fashion tech startup geared to empower women and help them flaunt their style and individuality while making money and allowing them to be their own Girl Boss. 

If you have been around my corner of the web for awhile, you know that I have experimented with both selling on eBay and Amazon, which -- while potentially lucrative -- also proved to be stressful in shopping for inventory (not to mention coming up with the money to purchase your inventory), keeping track of overhead, running back and forth to the post office, and so on. 

This is where the beauty of Kollectin comes in: You don't have to spend tons of money to make money (unless you decide to keep product on hand, in which case you buy the jewelry at wholesale price and sell it at retail!) OR go through the hassle of stocking your own tiny boutique, as Kollectin — with no cost, no subscription — does all the work for you! 

How does Kollectin work? With their Tiny Boutique Box program, you get to pick and choose the jewelry you love, and manage everything with a couple of swipes of your phone: keep for yourself, sell, or send back and get something new. It's that simple.

Are you the girl who loves to experiment with new looks and accessories? 

Kollectin is for you.

Does your tribe consider you to be the group fashionista? 

Kollectin is for you.

Are you a busy stay-at-home mom, college student, or side hustler looking to make a little extra money each month?

You see where I am going with this, right? 

Even if you are not in the market to make extra money (if that is even a thing), Kollectin is a fabulous platform, as they partner with numerous designers to bring you not only the hottest looks, but special pricing and deals, rewards, and style inspiration. 

"Whether you are a girlfriend or an Influencer, you get to choose your favorite jewelry designs and build a virtual store to promote them."

Now for the million dollar question: Just how does one build their own tiny boutique... through an app? 

When you first log in to the app, you are asked to create your own style profile, which may sound daunting (it did to me, at least), but is actually really fun, as you get to browse through numerous necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings, and decide which pieces best fit your style!

Here are a few of my picks:

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Totally fab, right?! 

Once you have chosen your favorites, your tiny boutique has been established, meaning you can enjoy a discount on your chosen pretties OR invite your friends to shop your collection! 

(As I previously mentioned, when you make a purchase through the app, you not only receive some of the newest styles, but special deals, pricing, and rewards as well.)

When your friends purchase? You receive a generous commission! So cool, right? 

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Whether you are a busy mom, broke college student, fashionista, or influencer, be sure to check out Kollectin! (Psst... Christmas is coming and EVERYONE could use some pretty new earrings or a chic handbag ;) 

To apply to be one of Kollectin's first influencers, simply fill out their application/survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X9D5T5G

The Kollectin App is currently available on both iPhone and Android

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The Ruby Ribbon Pieces That Every Mom Needs In Her Wardrobe

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, meaning I either received payment and/or free product in exchange for this post. That being said, I would never give my endorsement/recommendation for something I didn't absolutely love!

When people ask me what the best part of working from home is, I always give the same answers:

1. I get to stay home/raise my boys/work around their schedules.

2. I have more freedom (in both my time and creativity).

3. I can wear whatever the eff I want because my boys are still too young to judge me (I think).

Early on in my work-from-home life, I learned that I actually feel more human when I do wake up, change out of my pajamas, put on a bra, and add some waves to my hair, but I would still hate to sacrifice comfort for style (as I do NOT need to wear jeans and a fitted top to run around at the park when I can be wearing yoga pants... can I get an amen?!).

That's where my friends at Ruby Ribbon come in. 

Ruby Ribbon is a social commerce apparel company that makes the world's cutest and most comfortable clothes that are not only super stylish, but also compliment each and every shape, making them my new everyday go to! 

After interviewing Founder and CEO Anna Zornosa a few months ago, the company was so gracious and sent me a box full of different clothes to try, and I seriously cannot rave about each piece enough! 

Let's have a look:

My official summer 2018 wardrobe: A comfy graphic tee,  Fast Track Capri  s , and my  Lace Demiette  (AKA the world's most comfortable bra... I live/sleep in this thing!).

My official summer 2018 wardrobe: A comfy graphic tee, Fast Track Capris, and my Lace Demiette (AKA the world's most comfortable bra... I live/sleep in this thing!).

When I say I love these  Ruby Ribbon Fast Track Capris , I mean I LOVE these pants! I literally wear them 3-4 times a week and have worn them for travel, hiking, library trips, errands, working, working out, and even just lounging around the house! (Need I mention that I get tons of compliments on them when I wear them out in public?)

When I say I love these Ruby Ribbon Fast Track Capris, I mean I LOVE these pants! I literally wear them 3-4 times a week and have worn them for travel, hiking, library trips, errands, working, working out, and even just lounging around the house! (Need I mention that I get tons of compliments on them when I wear them out in public?)

Gabey and I cheering on his brother (and Coach Daddy) at one of his baseball games! These silky and flattering pants are the  Dual Track Capris , which you need in your life right. this. second. 

Gabey and I cheering on his brother (and Coach Daddy) at one of his baseball games! These silky and flattering pants are the Dual Track Capris, which you need in your life right. this. second. 

Just hustling away in my  Dual Tank . I love how versatile this top is, as I can easily dress it up for church or date night, or pair it with shorts when spending a day at home (drinking coffee and snapping unflattering selfies). 

Just hustling away in my Dual Tank. I love how versatile this top is, as I can easily dress it up for church or date night, or pair it with shorts when spending a day at home (drinking coffee and snapping unflattering selfies). 

This little number is called the  DIY Dress  and it is probably my favorite thing I own! As per their own description, "1 Dress. 6 Ways! The go to wedding, vacay, reunion, girls night, date night dress!" So far, I have only worn this as a maxi skirt to church and to a BBQ (pictured), but I am already planning to wear it to my cousin's wedding next month... stay tuned to Instagram for more pictures! 

This little number is called the DIY Dress and it is probably my favorite thing I own! As per their own description, "1 Dress. 6 Ways! The go to wedding, vacay, reunion, girls night, date night dress!" So far, I have only worn this as a maxi skirt to church and to a BBQ (pictured), but I am already planning to wear it to my cousin's wedding next month... stay tuned to Instagram for more pictures! 

Ladies: You NEED the  Riviera Tank Suit  in your life! I have been wearing it all summer and the only complaint I have about it is that it doesn't make my legs look as good this models :P Despite this, it is super feminine and flattering, and I have gotten several compliments at the pool! (Once I lose my 10 pounds of nearly-2-year-old baby fat, I will share a picture.)

Ladies: You NEED the Riviera Tank Suit in your life! I have been wearing it all summer and the only complaint I have about it is that it doesn't make my legs look as good this models :P Despite this, it is super feminine and flattering, and I have gotten several compliments at the pool! (Once I lose my 10 pounds of nearly-2-year-old baby fat, I will share a picture.)

In addition to all of the above, I also got to try Ruby Ribbon's famous camis, which not only replace your uncomfortable wire bra, but also smooth any bumps you may be trying to hide (which is great when you are like me and wearing something that no longer fits like it did pre-baby).

You guys, I cannot say enough good things about both these clothes and this amazing company! I am extremely picky about what I recommend to friends, but I wholeheartedly endorse anything and everything from Ruby Ribbon for its comfort, value, and style. Be sure to check out their website for the looks I shared and so much more! (Psst... If you love the clothes, you can even sell them! Just ask the oh-so fabulous Livvy Cunningham :)