I haven't done one of these Instagram roundups in a while now and since I'm still a little stuck on ideas I figured it might be fun to look back upon the past six months and see just how little I've managed to accomplish. Seriously though, six months already? Urgh, why Universe, why? I know, the last thing you want to do is to read about pessimism and negativity but I'm in a little funk right now guys so apologies in advance. I'll endeavour to keep it peachy-keen though. But any words of encouragement or general good vibes from you guys would be most welcome by the way.

I think my main problem is that I feel like I've fallen into a blogging dead-end. A monotonous routine of creating the same content over and over. And while I don't feel like my journey on here is ending per se, in fact it's quite the opposite as I feel like I'm only just scraping the surface, it's the fact that I'm still just scraping that surface that is bothersome. Is it just me or do I seem to recapitulate the same content and reiterate the same points over and over? Nothing is exciting me right now and hasn't really been for a while now if I'm completely honest. Everything I seem to come up with feels so dull. Have any of you ever felt this way in your own blogging pursuit? You know, that you're continually singing the same tune while yearning for a different verse, perhaps even a different genre? And in that statement I think lies my solution. I need to change things up, do something different, but what is that exactly?

Is there anything you guys would love to see me delve into here? Beauty topics for example? I was actually contemplating going down that road since I'm such a fan of my girl Gita from Odds & Ends' beauty write-ups. I entertained the thought of highlighting some of my favorite products, but then again I am a creature of habit and tend to be somewhat unadventurous when it comes to those things since I am fiercely loyal to the brands I love. Like were you to give me a bottle of MAC foundation I'd dramatically toss it across the room and let it shatter into a million pieces and spill muck over my walls before letting a drop touch my face. I'm a NARS girl all the way you see. Then again, it might be a perfect way to break free from this cycle and try something new, no? I don't know, it was really only a thought and I'm kind of struggling right now so someone pitch me some new ideas to venture into over here! I really would love to know what you guys think though so let me know below in the comments.

Oh and feel free to follow me over in the Insta-hood: @soniademacedo. You won't be disappointed.

xoxo
Senhor Bones plus friend // Happiness from Reebonz
Friday blooms // Neon signage perfection
Making someone smile // Current Essie favorite
Super salad yums // Balmy summer sunsets
Birthday lilies // Vintage bohemian finds
Chocolate high // Easter loot
L-O-V-E // Stripes. Enough said
Beach hangs // White shirt day
Pre food boredom // Completely worth it
I haven't done one of these Instagram roundups in a while now and since I'm still a little stuck on ideas I figured it might be fun to look back upon the past six months and see just how little I've managed to accomplish. Seriously though, six months already? Urgh, why Universe, why? I know, the last thing you want to do is to read about pessimism and negativity but I'm in a little funk right now guys so apologies in advance. I'll endeavour to keep it peachy-keen though. But any words of encouragement or general good vibes from you guys would be most welcome by the way.

I think my main problem is that I feel like I've fallen into a blogging dead-end. A monotonous routine of creating the same content over and over. And while I don't feel like my journey on here is ending per se, in fact it's quite the opposite as I feel like I'm only just scraping the surface, it's the fact that I'm still just scraping that surface that is bothersome. Is it just me or do I seem to recapitulate the same content and reiterate the same points over and over? Nothing is exciting me right now and hasn't really been for a while now if I'm completely honest. Everything I seem to come up with feels so dull. Have any of you ever felt this way in your own blogging pursuit? You know, that you're continually singing the same tune while yearning for a different verse, perhaps even a different genre? And in that statement I think lies my solution. I need to change things up, do something different, but what is that exactly?

Is there anything you guys would love to see me delve into here? Beauty topics for example? I was actually contemplating going down that road since I'm such a fan of my girl Gita from Odds & Ends' beauty write-ups. I entertained the thought of highlighting some of my favorite products, but then again I am a creature of habit and tend to be somewhat unadventurous when it comes to those things since I am fiercely loyal to the brands I love. Like were you to give me a bottle of MAC foundation I'd dramatically toss it across the room and let it shatter into a million pieces and spill muck over my walls before letting a drop touch my face. I'm a NARS girl all the way you see. Then again, it might be a perfect way to break free from this cycle and try something new, no? I don't know, it was really only a thought and I'm kind of struggling right now so someone pitch me some new ideas to venture into over here! I really would love to know what you guys think though so let me know below in the comments.

Oh and feel free to follow me over in the Insta-hood: @soniademacedo. You won't be disappointed.

xoxo
Senhor Bones plus friend // Happiness from Reebonz
Friday blooms // Neon signage perfection
Making someone smile // Current Essie favorite
Super salad yums // Balmy summer sunsets
Birthday lilies // Vintage bohemian finds
Chocolate high // Easter loot
L-O-V-E // Stripes. Enough said
Beach hangs // White shirt day
Pre food boredom // Completely worth it

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  1. Wonderful post dear...very nice
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  2. Lovely pictures Sweetie..loved the post
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  3. Don't worry,Sonia, it may happen! Just wait and inspiration will come back again! I'm sure of it, because you have done a great job so far!
    Kisses
    Oriana

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  4. lovely pics! the flats are amazing.

    Thanks for your comments on my old blog! Come and visit my new space! Save it on your bookmarks because I don't have bloglovin' yet :D

    comment here so I won't miss your blog !
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  5. I have been more into social media mostly instagram because I also feel like I want to be able to have that one on one communication and I also deserve a little blog break.
    The year runs so fast and following co bloggers on instagram is more personal and I feel like I get to know more of them.

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    1. Taking a little time off Adeola is definitely not a bogging sin! It's definitely needed sometimes when you're at it constantly. Instagram is definitely more personal at times anyway. I hope you end up finding your groove again too, and maybe paving a way to steer your blog in the direction you desire xx

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  6. I love this post! The pics are just amazing! And I'm totally n love in skull vases!!!!
    Kisses.
    xx cvety
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  7. Beautiful insta-photos. I just love these posts. Your slippers are amazing.

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  8. I love the neon shoes quote sign, it's pretty much my life motto! Haha. I can't believe the years half way over already either, I remember moaning how fast the last one went in January like it was yesterday!
    I think if you want to try something new out, do it! I love reading beauty posts, so that's definitely a good place to start if it's something you enjoy :) This is your space, so feel free to post whatever interests you even if it's completely different from what you usually post, we all need a little variety & a shake up is good!

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    1. Urgh I know, and it feels like it should be Christmas 2013 approaching NOT 2014! Eeeek! I think if I did venture into beauty posting it would be entirely sporadic but still might be something to dabble ones toes in nonetheless. Thank you for opinion here, I really appreciated it Steph. xx

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  9. I love these insta-pics!! Have a great start to your week :)

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  10. Creme eggs are sooooo good and I LOVE those LOVE shoes!! And I definitely feel that way too sometimes about blogging. I almost always just post outfit posts but I'm thinking about venturing into food topics. I think doing posts related to beauty would be really cool! I'd love to read the posts :)

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    1. Joyce I think you should because I know you'll be so amazing at it. Thank you for leaving me some love, I'll take the coolness factor of beauty writing on board ;o) xx

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  11. It seems like it has been an awesome year! this is such an inspiring compilation of pictures!

    xxx
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  12. These snapshots of your life make me happy :) food, #whereistand and flowers are generally spirit lifters and I enjoy peek into someone else's normal daily life occasionally :)

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  13. I love your insta shots, everything is so cute! Keep it going Sonia, write what you like and your readers will like it too!
    Baci,
    Coco
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    1. Awww thank you Coco. You've made a very valid point there xx

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  15. Loving this, they look so amazing for instagram photos xx

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  16. Sonia I think many bloggers feel the same way (at least the good ones). We always want to improve our posts and make it special and unique. The same ol' thang over and over again gets boring. Well your posts are always amazing and never boring. No one would think you feel the way you do. I probably spend 50% of my free time thinking about how I can improve the blog. See you're not the only one. Beauty posts are a good idea and if you want to talk about Nars just do it. Don't toss the bottle of Mac foundation across the room. It's actually pretty good haha. Btw I'm loving these cute Insta shots. Wish ours would be that good too :D

    xx Mira

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    1. Hahahaha! I'm sure it is Mira. Thank you for this and for shining more perspective on the matter. The blogging world is always so "perfect" and everyone acts like it is too so it's hard to imagine us struggling out there. xx

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  17. You're too cute!! I'm in love with those sandals and it's ok shoes make me happy too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  18. Don't worry Sonia, you have always done a great job.... I love your blog!!!!
    Amazing pics!!!!!
    Kisses darling!!!!
    Happy monday!!!
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  19. mmm creme eggs and loafers


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  20. Love those sandals!

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  21. no worry, you get your inspiration back! and those pics are really wonderful!

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  22. such pretty photos!!! great inspiration!!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  23. Nice post!!! I like your blog!!!
    Thank you so much for your comment! would you like to follow each other? let me know...
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  24. Tough question... no one can make that decision for you. Maybe just take a break and come back fully inspired rather than continuing just for the sake of it. Just my thoughts...

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    1. Thank you Anouka, I did take a break previously but maybe I need another, just to centre myself again xx

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  25. All of these pictures make my heart happy! Cadbury eggs are the best!!
    xo TJ

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  26. Love these photos! Cadbury eggs are the reason Easter is my favorite holiday haha

    xx Cara
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  27. Your site is so cute! I'll be back for sure! :)

    Hunni of TIFFANYXOXO.COM

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  28. You are doing so fine! I've always think you have such great sense of humor. I kinda like the way you've been blogging . I've to tell you that, at every time I stopped over, your writing style is kinda interesting to keep me reading till ended. Even thought most people wont read, at least a few and I do, and I love to read your comment on my blog, it really make much sense not like "nice post or something doesn't make sense! You know what I meant? but if you wanna do then do what make sense to you:). Love all the pics. . oxox.

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    1. Thank you Tanya for your comment and for taking the time to read what I write. I always feel like my writing is much more important than the images I post beside it so I'm always chuffed to find people who read what I write! And I completely understand what you're saying re those generic comments ;o) xx

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  29. Hi Sonia, I know what you mean, I think is something normal to bloggers and when you feel so, is always good take time and collect the ideas. Beauty posts would be very interesting for me as you know Im a make up junkie, so sorry for the Mac foundation, what a shame! But you can also share your recipes, always enjoy them a lot!:) Btw, your insta moments are very lovely, you look adorable in the one with the choco egg and just want your love loafers, to die for!:) Kisses Sonia! xo

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    1. Thanks Lilli, I'll still continue those food posts but maybe expand to other areas aside from gluttonous food porn! I do like the idea of beauty, though I am hardly an expert and I also doubt I'd be able to cover the topic as creatively as your good self! But I will keep all that in mind, thank you for taking the time and giving me some counsel girl xx

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  30. I think the same happens to all bloggers. When you have been blogging for a while, sometimes you feel it boring or you are blocked. Whenever I feel like that, I blog on what I really like. I mean, if you don't feel like blogging thrice a week, do it twice. I you feel like changing the content, do it! The best of bloggers is being true to themselves and enjoying what they do. Your readers, me included, will still love your blog. Have a great day!

    Jasmine ♥♥♥
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    So easy Spanish!

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    1. Awww thanks Jasmine. I think I need to take a deeper look and find what I truly love writing about because there may also lay a problem I've overlooked. Thank you xx

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  31. I loved your description of you're continually singing the same tune while yearning for a different verse.. I have definitely felt this way and as creative people, I bet we all have.
    It happens to the best of us - I personally love your blog and your writing is amazing. Whatever you write, I'll enjoy the read!


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    1. The curse of creatives! Blah! But thank you Jade, you are always so kind re my writing. Seriously blushing away here! xx

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  32. Wow amazing pics! Love them all!
    Your sandals are amazing!
    kisses
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  33. Love your insta! When I'm feeling uninspired from blogging I take a break or browse pinterest! x

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    1. Pinterest is very addictive but you're right, it's an incredible source of inspiration. Thanks Josie xx

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  34. Nice post,kisses.
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  35. Love those "LOVE" smoking slippers! Too cool.

    -Ashley
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  36. amazing pics!
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    kiss

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  38. Beautiful pictures
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  39. I had similar feelings about blogging few times, but don't worry, it's normal, just post about things that inspired you.
    Btw. white nails on the picture look gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad to hear I am not alone here xx

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  40. Love this insta post!! So cool the pics!
    xoxo
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  41. What great pics! Those lilies are so cheery! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  42. Such lovely insta photos :)

    I hope you get your blogging "groove" back soon! I don't have any ideas or inspiration for you sorry, but no harm in trying something new to see if you like that direction :)

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  43. love these pics!
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  44. Aawwww guuurl <3 I have so much luuuuv for ya, can we just meet already so I can give you the biggest hug and smooch on the cheeks :D?! Apart from that I can totally relate to you. I feel like I'm posting about the same things all the time, my blogging life has become so boring :D. Maybe it's just a phase, it'll pass ;). Or maybe we should start with YouTube?! (naaaaah!)
    Oh, and you should totally blog about beauty stuff, I'm very curious about what you're putting on yo precious face :)!

    Sending you XOXO's!

    xx

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    1. I know! I have to plan a trip to Europe soon with Slovenia as one of my stops! I hope it's a phase we'll break free off G, it's horrible because I love to blog but you put it perfectly, I'm kind of bored with my content. Not sure about Youtube, I have to get over my aversion to a camera first before I can begin to contemplate filming lol, but maybe a travel video or a video involving you and some waves or that skateboard of yours? Hmmm, I'm getting some ideas now... xx

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  45. Fabulous post
    Beautiful pictures darling
    Love it.
    xoxo
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    New post tomorrow :)

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  46. beautiful !
    xx.M
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  47. I'm sorry to hear that you're in a bit of a funk right now, it happens to the best of us so do your best to shrug it off and surround yourself with happy and beautiful things/places! Going by your latest post, I'd say you've beaten your self-described 'blogging dead end', I've never known anything about poker, so it was so interesting to see the glamorous ladies involved with the game! Just to let you know (if for some reason you're not aware), that latest post on poker is currently 'not accepting new comments'!? Anyway, have a lovely weekend and I hope you beat your funk soon! :)

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    1. Aww thank you Gabrielle. Yes must surround myself with even more pretty and inspiring things! Great suggestion xx

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  48. I am glad that we are connected on Instagram now. Indeed, won't be disappointed. Such a lovely account to follow with gorgeous pictures.

    I'm sure many of us bloggers feel the same way as you do. Me included. Although we are fairly new to each others blogs and I can't say I know you or your blog contents pretty well, I'm very inspired by what I see over here. I love the clean minimalist layout of of your blog (except that I've to zoom till 150% to read your posts since the fonts are slightly cursive). I love the variation of posts -- the recipes (and how the food would be half eaten by the time you go snap), the insta round ups (so cute and gorgeous all together), the general knowledge (oh my... I didn't know beautiful ladies play poker in real life... thought that only happens in movies)... these are all very fresh contents to me. There are really many beauty bloggers out there and going all out to have beauty posts would be just like another flower in the park. If you were to venture out to beauty posts while your other contents would still appear every now and then, that would be really great. I'm have many blog friends who are beauty bloggers too but what make me read their blogs is because they have their own style and I really enjoy reading their others posts which allow me to know more about them in other facets of their lives. Also, it helps that we have engaging communication. And that's another plus point of blogging. No matter how negative you think of your blog, these people would still appreciate your writing. All in all, you have inspiring posts so I hope this puts a smile on your face. Give yourself a pat on the back, Sonia. =)

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  49. Nice pictures Sonia - we all have our ups and downs. Times when we are more productive than others. Sometimes reading a book will spark ideas or even watching a film. I tend to think that when we write about what we REALLLY like and not what others want to read is when you are the happiest.

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