Because I Said So: In vs. Out + An EXCITING Announcement
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Friday, August 21, 2015

In vs. Out + An EXCITING Announcement

This week has been neither awesome nor horrible. Just blah. Which is almost the worst it could be. I remember waking up and going to work on WEDNESDAY thinking it was FRIDAY. Yikes.


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Hitting your Fitbit step goal of 10,000 on a Tuesday. Y'all. This is kind of a big deal because I work a 9-5 job and sit at a desk ALL.DAY.LONG. Which really means, I was hustlin' hard on Tuesday. (Bad news: I haven't hit my step goal since)

I reached one of my MAJOR blogging goals--1k Instagram followers!

Getting mail from other bloggers

Stalking other people's "blogging" boards on Pinterest. I'm re-motivated when it comes to everything blog and I can't wait to share what I've been working on!


Waking up every day this week and thinking it's a day later than it actually is

SOOO many birthday sweets in the house--it's so hard to not eat all of it!
When brands reach out and start the email off "Hello, Because I Said" Um. Hi my name is Allison and my blog's name is Because I Said So, sooo you got it all wrong. *delete*


And now for the exciting announcement....drumroll please....

I'll be hosting my first link up next month! Yep, that's right, In vs. Out will be a once monthly link up on the last Friday of every month--starting Friday, September 25th! Write your own post on what's in and out for the month or week and share it!

So, mark your calendars, I'd love for you to join me!


  1. I totally feel you on the step goals. I'm a teacher so I'm stuck inside most of the day. I've started walking around the track at school after work but with heat indices in the 110 range, I'm good to do 2 miles and then dissolve into a puddle in the comfort of my air conditioned car.

    Congrats on the IG followers!

  2. This is a great idea to recognize the goals you've accomplished in your life and it's important to celebrate the little things. :) Congrats on the followers.

  3. These are so cute! I am BUYING a fitbit from my roommate soon. i need it in my life! Great goal!
    Can't wait to join your link-up, congrats on the follwers!

  4. Congratulations on your IG followers! I love when I reach a goal - it is so fulfilling!

  5. haha I just got a fitbit (finally) so hitting that 10,000 everyday is like a big deal for me. I work a 9-5 too so I try to get up every 30 minutes to an hour just to move a little :)

  6. Congrats on hitting your IG goal! That's awesome! And I love the idea for the linkup! :)

  7. Can't wait to join your link up because I have so wanted to create my own but didn't think it would be fair to write my own in/out even if I did credit you!

  8. I LOVE getting mail from other bloggers and looking through people's Pinterest blogging boards as well! It's such a great way to find new things to improve your blog. Congrats on hitting your IG goal as well!

    I started dying laughing at the brand email because I can TOTALLY relate. I hate when brands address me by my blog name -- my name can easily be found on my blog and you can totally tell that the brand sent the same email to a bunch of other bloggers but just changed the name! I even had a brand call me by "Private School Prepster" a couple of days ago ... I rebranded almost three months ago?!

  9. I love your in vs outs! That's such a great idea - and I can't wait for your link up! : )
    xo Adriana
    Daily Dose of Design

  10. So excited you decided to make this a link up! Can't wait for next month

  11. Getting the days mixed up is the worst! I also hate the feeling of waking up in a panic on the weekends thinking that you're late for work. Heart. Attack. Congrats on hitting your Instagram goal!

  12. Totally going to join your linkup -- putting it in my calendar now!
    Congrats on hitting your Instagram goal.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  13. Cute link up idea girl! I also think it's funny when brands start with Dear The Fairy Princess Diaries, so silly!

  14. Congrats on 1000! And yes I hate those generic brand emails :( Looking forward to your linkup!

  15. Congrats on so many followers!! And I never know what day it is lol!

  16. Awesome for the IG following! I am trying to get to 1000 on twitter.

  17. Would love to join in on the linkup - congratulations on the insta milestone!

    Pick Your Beau

  18. Love that image you made!! Congrats on the high Instagram following :) I would love to read a post all about how you got to that amazing number!!

    Annie // Annie N Belle

  19. Yay! I will be joining your link up. And congratulations on your 1k on instagram.

  20. I'm dying at the email thing... way to go, mail merge system of random international company. Try harder. Congrats on reaching your IG and FitBit goals!!

    Diary of a Debutante

  21. YAY for accomplishing your Instagram milestone! I love setting goals for mine and reaching them!!


  22. I love my fit bit! As a retail worker, I'd hit my goal (sometimes 12,000-15,000 steps even) every time I worked a shift- but only got 2000 steps or so on the days I didn't work. We'll see how I do at college!

    As We Stumble Along

  23. So excited about this link up! I love these posts, can't wait to join in!

    Kayla |

  24. That is fantastic!! Congrats love!! I love to read these posts, they make me smile!!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  25. Reaching instagram following goals are always exciting. I also love getting mail from my followers or other bloggers.

    xoxo, Danielle

  26. SO stoked for this linkup, its the perfect Friday post! Can't wait to participate!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  27. Yay for the linkup! Adding it to my calendar so I can participate. And agreed, emails like that suck!

  28. Congrats on 1k! That's awesome! And thank you for sharing my phone wallpaper! :)

  29. Congrats on the 1K...your Instagram game is on FLEEK, girlfriend!

    Coming Up Roses