How to Reply to a Brand Collaboration Email | Tips for Bloggers

As bloggers, we’ve all received these. Sometime, five a day, sometimes none. You know what I’m talking about… the infamous and ever ambiguous brand collaboration offer. And now you’re wondering how to reply to a brand collaboration email.

At first, you might feel your stomach drop, because it might be from a brand or company you’ve always wanted to work with as a blogger. And then, after you have read it, you might feel elated. Or, you might feel a pit in your stomach as you wonder what to do when a brand reaches out to you.

I remember the first email from a brand I got. I was so excited until I got to the bottom of the email, and there was still no mention of compensation. Not a free product sample, no gift card, and definitely no cash. You mean to tell me that this Fortune 500 company want me to go out and buy, write about, photograph, and sell my readers their product for free? Of course, I said no to this so-called collaboration offer.

How to Reply to Brand Collaboration Email | Tips for Bloggers

Whether we intend to or not, bloggers post about brands they love all the time. I share what I’m wearing, what beauty products work for me, and how I decorate my home, all of which contain a multitude of products from brands. Most of the time, these brands and companies have no idea who I am. From time to time, I get sent a free product or have the opportunity to work on a paid post, but even more often, collaboration opportunities don’t go anywhere.

Now five years later from the first iteration of this blog post, I think I’ve gathered many tips to help you navigate how to respond to those brand offers, how to tackle the brand inquiries on Instagram and how to reply to collaboration emails instead of just hitting delete.

Ready to respond to brand inquiries with confidence? Read on to learn how to respond to a brand collaboration email!

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125+ Stylish Face Masks To Buy Online

I don’t know about you, but my go-to accessory over the past four months has been a reusable face mask. No longer is it just a “keys, phone, wallet” check when I leave the house, but now I’ve thrown “face mask” and “hand sanitizer” into the mix. My trips outside the home mostly consist of grocery store pickups, post office drop-offs, and occasionally seeing a friend or family member at a distance. As those outings increase over the next several months as things begin to open back up, my wardrobe of stylish face masks will be expanding to accommodate keeping those around me safe.

Stylish Face Masks for Women
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Just two weeks ago, the state of Washington officially mandated wearing a face covering or face mask when out in public spaces. The only exception would be when you can keep 6 feet of distance outdoors from people outside of your household, like when you walk in your neighborhood or visit a local park. And just this week, face masks or coverings are required in all businesses, and those businesses are able to refuse service if patrons aren’t wearing one.

On average, I’ve been using 2-3 reusable face masks during every outing for each errand. I find it’s just easier to have a few extra than to fuss with the same one for the duration of my trip away from home. Upon returning home, I pop them in the laundry hamper to wash with the rest of my laundry.

As someone who loves to accessorize with my outfit, there’s no reason we can’t show our fashion sense through stylish face masks, too! For that reason, I’ve been slowly compiling a list of all of the best places to buy stylish face coverings.

In this list, you’ll find stylish face masks for women, as well as many unisex options mixed in! I’ve also noted what material each mask is made of, if there’s a filter pocket, what type of tie the mask has, and if the company has any give-back programs associated with the sale.

Ready to shop for stylish face masks? Read on for my exhaustive list of reusable, stylish face masks and cute face coverings! I’m confident you’ll find at least one you’ll LOVE to wear.

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Spring Clean Your Car: 11 Car Cleaning Hacks You Can Do At Home

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Autotrader, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I don’t know about you, but being in quarantine at home has inspired me to tackle a lot of projects that I’ve been putting off. From home decorating to mending to spring cleaning, now that I’m home 24/7 I’m more aware than ever of all the things that need my attention. When it comes to spring cleaning, one thing that’s often forgotten is our car!

While we’re under the stay at home order, why not use this time to give our favorite vehicles a little refresh, too?!

How to Spring Clean Your Car

11 Car Spring Cleaning Hacks You Can Do At Home

Whether you’re in the market for a new ride or are in it for the long haul, it’s important to keep up with our car maintenance, including cleaning the interior and exterior! It’s amazing what you might discover just by doing a little car cleaning. You might find rock chips on the windshield, worn-out wipers, low fluid levels, or even loose hoses or belts that you didn’t know about. Cleaning and inspecting your car at home once or twice per year will help you keep your car in tip-top shape and running safely longer.

If you’re thinking about buying a new car and are getting your current one ready for sale, there’s no better time to check out Autotrader. They make car shopping easier than ever, even during COVID-19. Click here for some of their amazing auto-related resources and spring cleaning tips!

Today, I thought I’d share some of my car cleaning hacks and easy ways you can spring clean your car at home!

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Things to Do in Kirkland, WA

Well, things sure have changed since I originally wrote this post. In the fall of 2017, I had the opportunity to join the Kirkland Downtown Association for a tour around their city and discover the best things to do in Kirkland, Washington. While I’d visited Kirkland many times over the years, it was a great chance to talk with someone who lived in the community and had a great recommendation for everything. Following that visit, I started working on this post.

Visting Lady Yum in Kirkland, WA // Things to do in Kirkland

Three years later, a lot has changed. Right now, Washington has a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since I’ve been home for the past 3 weeks, I’ve been doing my best to share small businesses in the form of “virtual tours” around some of my favorite Seattle cities and neighborhoods on Instagram. (You can watch the Kirkland tour here!)

In creating the virtual tour, I realized it was about time to refresh this post with some of my new (and old) favorite Kirkland spots. Read on for the best things to do in Kirkland, Washington!

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11+ Gift Ideas to Show You Care

Anyone have gift fatigue after the holidays? I know I have my hand up! It can be so hard to find the perfect gift to show you care about your friend, loved one, co-worker, acquaintance, family member… the list goes on. 

Gift ideas that show you care
Disclosure: Thanks to Tokki for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

The older I get, the more gifts I seem to give. From birthdays to housewarmings, weddings, bridal showers, and holidays, there are so many occasions where a gift is required. Because of this, I’ve established a few tricks to give gifts that put a smile on my loved ones’ faces every time. Plus, I promise you’ll love shopping for and picking out these gifts just as much as you’ll love their reaction!

Gifts to Show You Care

Additionally, why not pick a gift wrap that shows how much you care? I recently discovered Tokki, a Seattle-based sustainable gifting brand that creates eco-friendly, beautiful, and reusable gift wraps. Since most gift wrap is not recyclable (that is because often it is laminated, sparkly, textured, or overly color-saturated), Tokki was created to reduce the waste when gifting. Even better? Tokki donates 10% of all profits, and each Tokki Wrap style is dedicated to a nonprofit that benefits from its sales.

Today, I thought I’d share some of my gift-giving secrets with you and highlight 11 easy gift ideas that show you care!

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