• Blogging,  Me

    International Women’s Day

    Hey friends! I am super excited to be doing a special post today for International Women’s Day with some of my Style Collective sisters! I’ll be adding a special link to the bottom of this post so you can check out their posts as well! Let’s get started! Who I Am & Why I Started Blogging In case you’re new around here I wanted to take a second to introduce myself & talk about why I started my blog. My name is Jessica and I am behind everything Midwest Jess! I am a wife, dog/cat mom, aunt & business owner. I love the outdoors, animals, pop culture & Oklahoma. Three…

  • Blogging

    Switching My Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

    I recently moved my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. When I had my .com I didn’t pay for anything. I had the free monthly plan, I didn’t have my own domain, nothing. I wasn’t sure how serious I was going to take the blog or where I wanted it to go so I certainly wasn’t going to invest money in it. Fast forward to now, where I am starting to make a business off of my blog, moving to .org seemed like the obvious decision. I wanted to have a website that I fully owned and looked professional, to show off when I pitch to brands. When I became a…

  • Blogging

    The 3 Apps You Must Have for Blogging!

    Hey everyone! I’m back! I’m glad to be back in the swing of things & posting on my brand new blog! I hope you like the new look of things! Today I am going to share with you the three apps you must have for blogging! I use each of these apps multiple times a week, sometimes multiple times a day! The first one you may have heard of before, it’s called UNUM. If you only get one app, this is the one you need to get! This is a free app but there are subscription options available for $4.99/month or $6.99/month. I use the free version & have never…

  • Blogging,  Me

    My Why

    One of the first things you’re going to hear & see over & over again when you’re starting a blog is, “What is your WHY” or “Define your WHY”. Basically, WHY are you blogging, WHY are you posting to Instagram, WHY WHY WHY?! Now for some people the answer may come to them right away, for me, I knew there were a lot of reasons but I had a hard time putting them into words.   The main reason I wanted to start blogging was because I didn’t feel like there were any bloggers like me out there. I don’t like spending all of my money on clothes, & I…

  • Blogging,  Girl Boss

    You’re Gonna Want to Be My Sister!

    Hey friends! I recently did a poll on my Insta Stories asking about what content y’all would like to see more of. The first question I asked was if you were interested in posts about blogging-the response was an overwhelming YES! So, today I am going to share with you all about the amazingness that is Style Collective. I started blogging over two years ago but I was definitely not taking it seriously or even thinking about the future of it. I just wanted to document the journey Scot and I were on with 26 Churches 26 Weeks. Once we kind of stopped doing that however, I basically quit blogging.…