A Day in the Life of Miss Molly

An amazing thing happened on Sunday and I am still in awe about it! My Instagram reached 10,000 followers and this is such a huge milestone for me! I had always planned to take some fun photos for when I reached 10k and share a little bit more about me, but what I wasn’t expecting was that I would reach 10k the MOMENT we started doing test shots. It was actually caught on camera and it was done by my mother-in-law who waited to become my 10,000th follower. Such a special memory! These photos were so fun to take, because not only was I excited about my newest accomplishment, but I was also have a blast fighting with the balloons the whole time! You’ll see what I mean as I talk about a day in the life of what I do behind the scenes of fashion blogging.

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That moment when you watch your follower count turn from 9999 to 10K!

Monday-Friday

6:30am –  Time to rise and shine! Check social media and emails first thing. Reply to comments on Instagram, browse news feed, comment on friend’s photos.

7:00am – Get ready for work and leave by 7:45. I really should give myself more time to get ready in the morning, because 45 minutes is not enough time to get ready when you are attempting to look your best. Let’s not forget how easily distracted by Instagram I get. There are so many amazing women to follow and be inspired by! Anyway, there’s no doubt why I’m late for work sometimes. Sorry boss.stylemissmolly_1779_blog-2

stylemissmolly_1831_blog-28:45am – Greet 16 cute and smiling faces at the doorway of my Kindergarten classroom. The day is busy and filled with me tirelessly singing, laughing, instructing, managing conflicts, opening containers, walking in lines (I call them my little ducklings), tying shoes, and all around just staying ahead of busy little five and six-year-olds. They keep me on my toes for sure, but it is extremely rewarding!

11:50am – Time to eat lunch! While getting my lunch from the fridge or eating, I spend a lot of my break replying to more comments, browsing my newsfeed and commenting on other photos. Sometimes I even manage to get a mid-day post in. I only get 25 minutes for lunch, but it’s a nice little recharge before spending the rest of the afternoon with entertaining Kindergartners!

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4:00pm – The workday is done and now it’s time to do my second full-time job! Fashion blogging. It’s a lot to manage and honestly I get stressed out by it all sometimes, but keeping a planner has been my sanity. Immediately when I get home I change into my comfiest clothes and fuzzy socks (seriously, whoever invented these was brilliant). I tidy up the house, do some laundry, and spend more time on Instagram networking and commenting. Generally, I’ll get an Instagram post in for the evening too!

6:00pm – Blog, blog, and blog. Writing is my creative outlet and I love it. I used to have a teaching blog Good Morning, Miss Molly (I will always be Miss Molly to everyone I know) where I would write cute stories that occurred in Kindergarten. I loved it, however, it felt like I was always focused on teaching so my writing phased out. It is still up and gets traffic! Thank you, Pinterest.

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7:00pm – Eat dinner. Before I started fashion blogging I was really good about meal planning and cooking. Now it seems my blog planning has replaced meal planning. One of my New Year’s resolutions is definitely to be getting back on top of this! Sometimes we go out, sometimes we get take out, but often my wonderful husband whips up a quick meal. He is a man of many talents!

8:00pm – Relax! I find it important to take a break from social media and find a way to just rest. This is REALLY hard for me to do because I am such a driven person. Whether it’s talking about my day with my husband, taking a bath, or watching a show, this time is just really important to decompress and spend time with my husband.

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9:00pm – Graciously ask my husband to edit some photos for the week’s posts. I am SO thankful he does this for me to help me out. He is really fast at it and it gives me the chance to spend time on the other aspects of the business, such as replying to blog comments and commenting on other blogs. I think it’s so important to show support to other bloggers as much as I can! I also respond to e-mails from other bloggers or businesses and plan out my posting schedule during this time.

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10:00pm – Reply to Instagram comments using Iconosquare. I am so much faster at responding when I can use a computer and I try my best to reply to everyone! It’s been really hard lately with all the love I’ve been getting!

11:00pm – Get lost on Pinterest or Instagram for a bit, then finally try to get a good night sleep to repeat everything again the next day!

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Weekends?

Most of my weekends are filled with spending time with my husband and family and whatever other random activities pop up. During the summer, my husband (generous photographer) and I were able to take photos in the evenings after he got home from work. But now all we have is weekends. That means I have to plan outfits and get them photographed during a several outfit shoot. Sometimes the outfits are ones I wear during the week, other times just my weekend looks or outfits from special events. Generally, we will shoot about 3-4 at a time and each one takes 30 minutes with changes. I must say that I have become an expert at quick changes and changing discreetly after all my years of dancing! 😉

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT!

I would not have reached this goal without you and I am extremely honored and thankful to have your encouragement and support. It means more to me than you’ll ever know and I appreciate it so much!

Keep smiling!missMollyHeader

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Miss Molly

I’m Molly! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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71 Comments

  1. December 14, 2015 / 12:47 am

    I actually just stumbled across your blog, and really love your style! 🙂 I didn’t realize you were in the Seattle area. I moved here two years ago and love it.

    • December 14, 2015 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! That’s awesome to meet another Seattle blogger!

      🙂 Molly

  2. December 14, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Congratulations for reaching 10k followers! What an amazing post to celebrate this milestone, I can’t wait to reach this too! I really enjoyed reading your routine, they’re often one of my favorite posts! I’m always curious to see how everyone spends their time, and your typical day sounds so amazing! You do so much and I LOVE that you teach kindergarten. I think it’s so rewarding and incredibly adorable, what’s there not to love about that job? I look forward to your outfits and posts, you have such impeccable style and you are a true beauty <3

    http://www.SHVETA.com

    • December 14, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Shveta, Keep working hard to do what you do! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. I didn’t know how it would be received, but I like sharing the behind the scenes as much as fashion tips! Teaching Kindergarten is a lot of hard work too, but I love it! Thanks for your kind compliments!

      🙂 Molly

  3. December 14, 2015 / 10:46 am

    Congratulations doll! I love your blog, what an accomplishment!!

    • December 14, 2015 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you Annie! It’s continuous hard work, but it is really fun! Happy to see when hard work pays off.

      🙂 Molly

  4. December 14, 2015 / 11:16 am

    Oh WOW!!! Congratulations Molly! 🙂 This is amazing!!! 🙂 I enjoyed reading this post. Love your writing!
    Beautiful pictures! You look so pretty and HAPPY!!! 🙂 🙂
    http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you Rita! I am so thankful for your continual support on my Instagram and blog. It means a lot to me!

      🙂 Molly

  5. December 14, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Molly, congrats on reaching 10K on Instagram! You totally deserve this and MORE! I know you will be successful! Keep up the good work, love! On a different note: You look lovely, as always!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.net

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Aww thanks Vanessa! You are very kind! Your blog and Instagram are such an inspiration to me!

      🙂 Molly

  6. December 14, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Congratulations Molly! What an amazing post. I wish more bloggers would share their day to day routine. It gives so much perspective on who a person is. Our blogging schedules sounds similar, except I’m really bad at replying to insta comments. Iconosquare has helped with that but it’s a bummer that it only tracks the last 5 photos. I’m so impressed with your work ethic and discipline. Keep up the great work! Beautiful photos.
    http://laceandpearlsblog.com

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you, Asa! I’m really glad this post was received well by you. I think that’s such a bummer about Iconosquare too. Especially when I get so behind on my photo commenting! Super glad we met. I will continue to support you!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks, Britt! Your support means so much to me!

      🙂 Molly

  7. December 14, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Congrats!!! You look beautiful and what a fun shoot! So funny that we both reached 10K on the exact same day! What are the chances?! We gotta stick together! Keep up the good work, beautiful!

    XOXO,
    Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:09 pm

      Wow Jennifer, that’s so awesome! And we both started blogging around the same time too. Amazing! I love your photos and everything you post! Thanks for the support babe!

      🙂 Molly

  8. December 14, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    I still remember being excited when we hit 1k! You pour so much time and effort and love into this blog. You absolutely deserve 10k followers!!
    Much love and happiness to you! 🙂

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Victoria! I remember that too! It’s been awesome to have your support along the way!

      🙂 Molly

  9. December 14, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Hi Molly,
    First off, congrats on reaching 10K with instagram, I hope one day will, too 🙂
    I noticed your online habit schedule is something I also have to apply with my online interaction, you’re inspiring me!
    Til next time and have a merry Christmas, hun.

    Xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks so much Jhem! You will hit 10K one day. Keep reaching and never give up even when it’s hard!

      🙂 Molly

  10. December 14, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    Congrats Molly!!! I am super proud of you and I only wish you the best from here and out! I seriously see you growing as a blogger and I really like that you always stay in touch with people. That is what makes you stand out from a lot of other bloggers. Keep it up and God Bless You!
    – Robin Martinez
    RUNWAYTEACHER.COM

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you, Robin! Your kindness means so much to me and I am seriously so thankful to have found you. You are always so encouraging and make me smile! Thank you for everything and sharing this journey with me!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you Filipa! I did have a lot of fun with this shoot! Appreciate your support!

      🙂 Molly

  11. December 14, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Congrats gorgeous! So happy for you.
    Thank you for taking the time to visited and commented on my blog. You are the sweetest. And i
    Love your dress! You look mega beautiful!
    Xo, Raysa

    • December 14, 2015 / 10:21 pm

      Aww you always have the sweetest things to say Raysa! I really appreciate your support! Much love to you!

      🙂 Molly

  12. December 14, 2015 / 10:44 pm

    Love this post!!! You look so cute and happy! Congrats on 10K!!!

    xo, Lydia

    • December 14, 2015 / 11:48 pm

      Thank you Lydia! Your support means everything to me! I am so inspiring by your photos, your blog, and your gorgeous smile!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks for celebrating with me, Laura!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you Stefanie! It was a really fun photoshoot! Hope it made you smile!

      🙂 Molly

  13. December 15, 2015 / 12:44 am

    This is so amazing Molly and I’m so so happy to be part of this journey with you! You truly deserve all the hard work you put into your blog. It’s definitely not easy, although it looks like it on the outside. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Style Miss Molly. You’re one busy and driven gal!:-).

    http://www.wunderbliss.com

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      I am SO thankful for all the support you have given me along the way Ela. My instagram community would not be the same with YOU!

      🙂 Molly

  14. December 15, 2015 / 12:54 am

    Congrats again on this milestone!!! That’s so sweet that your mother-in-law was your 10,000th follower – that’ll be something you’ll never forget! Super cute photos too, I recognize this location in Tacoma! 🙂

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks Tina! It really was so special that she was! She was in the middle of an appointment too but she was determined to be my 10,000th and she was! So fun!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      Aww thank you Kristi!
      🙂 Molly

  15. December 15, 2015 / 3:48 am

    Hi Molly, congrats on reaching 10k thats a huge achievement! I did notice you get loads of comments, can I ask what do you actually do on Instagram? Commenting? Liking? Searching for people? How many hours would you say you spend on it per day? Sorry for all the questions but IG really does frustrate me at times lol.

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:46 pm

      Thank you for the compliments! I’d love to chat with you more about it! I’ll e-mail you!

      🙂 Molly

  16. Amy Ann
    December 15, 2015 / 6:06 am

    Congrats on your milestone. Cute post! I always enjoy hearing a little about other bloggers schedules.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:47 pm

      Thank you Amy! Obviously I don’t stick to this schedule exactly every day, but for the most part it’s what I do!

      🙂 Molly

  17. December 15, 2015 / 8:22 am

    Congratulations on 10 thousand followers…such an exciting accomplishment! I just came across your blog and love your style!! Can’t wait to visit regularly and see more of it! Have a wonderful day and congrats again :)!!

    http://www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      Wow, Lauren! What a nice thing to say! I am so appreciative for your support!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you Carina!
      🙂 Molly

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you Rachel! I too am excited for what the future holds!
      🙂 Molly

  18. December 15, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Congratulations on 10k!! That’s such an amazing accomplishment, and I know you’re thrilled! I really enjoyed reading about your day, and loved the photos of your pretty dress!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you Lauren! This dress was the one I wore to celebrate my engagement a few years back! I guess it’s my celebratory dress!

      🙂 Molly

  19. December 15, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    Congratulations, beautiful, on reaching such an awesome milestone, which you deserve! Your day is certainly busy and you do it all with such poise! Cheers to much success and growth, beauty, and wishing you a wonderful evening 🙂

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:50 pm

      Jalisa, Thank you for supporting me! I keep very busy, but running a blog is A LOT of work! I love every second of it though!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you, Brooke! So thankful for your support!
      🙂 Molly

    • January 17, 2016 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you, Sabrina! I appreciate all the support!

      🙂 Molly

  20. December 15, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Molly, I just LOVE you! Thank you for continuing to inspire me and others around you. I read the entire blog and I am still so amaze by the increidble work that you do! Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself and congrats on your 10k! So happy that we’ve connected. You are one of a kind, and I know you will continue to grow and be successful!

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:51 pm

      Aiko, I have loved meeting you along the way on this journey. I hope to get to know you better as we both continue our blogging journeys. Thank you for supporting me babe!

      🙂 Molly

  21. December 16, 2015 / 8:25 am

    Congratulations on reaching 10k Molly! and I’m sure you’ll be on 20k before you know it. Keep sharing and inspiring, I love following you and think you are doing really good.

    x Josette

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you for saying that Josette! It means a lot to me to have your support! I love sharing what I’m passionate about with you!

      🙂 Molly

  22. December 16, 2015 / 11:26 am

    I enjoyed reading this! Such a hard worker! Congratulations on 10k I wondered how other bloggers were responding to each and every comment on IG, I am going to have to try that site!
    -xo, Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com/

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you Shell! You should really try out Iconosquare. It’s fun to actually get to type rather than thumb text!

      🙂 Molly

  23. December 16, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Congratulations Molly. You are so beautiful. I love all of your photos on Instagram. I will be visiting your blog more often to see more beautiful pictures of you.
    CJ

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you Cj! What a sweet thing to say! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures! A lot of work goes into getting these posts up and I’m so thankful to have your support!

      🙂 Molly

  24. December 18, 2015 / 9:15 am

    Congrats on killing it on Instagram!! Loved reading your day in the life post, I also have a hard time keeping on top of both meal planning AND blogging. It’s tough to find that perfect balance and better time management is one of my goals in 2016. I have also started to photograph multiple outfits in one trip… between the dark and the rain it’s hard to catch a good day to do it in Seattle!

    • December 18, 2015 / 7:51 pm

      I know exactly what you mean! I hope to get better at it too! Thank you for the compliments!

      🙂 Molly

  25. Kusum
    December 18, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Hi (Miss) Molly,

    Congratulations!!! I stumbled upon a picture from this post on Instagram a few days ago and didn’t get a chance to get to the blogpost until today and boy, am I glad I did or whaaat!?
    Love both your fashion style and your style of writing….there are these blogs that you read a post or two and move on and then there are blogs (like yours) that keep you going from one post to another (to another), until you finally add it to your bookmarks. You have me totally glued girl!

    Glad to read you are from Seattle, I am a fairly new Seattleite, recently moved here from New York/Jersey area and liking Seattle so far. We should totally get coffee sometime 🙂

    • December 18, 2015 / 5:24 pm

      Kusum,

      You have no idea how BIG of a smile I have right now! Seriously I’m grinning from ear to ear because of your kind words! Thank you for taking the time to brighten my day and leave a comment! I’d love to connect with you 🙂

      Keep smiling!
      Molly

  26. Dedra Ford
    May 1, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    I just seen this 🙂 I should have known you were In to fashion. You always look great when I see you 🙂 Congrats on the 10K

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