Josette Bauer Jo Marie MKE

Hi! I’m Josette. Nice to meet ya! 


I started my blog in 2017 as a way to express myself creatively and, to be frank, was lowkey hoping to get some free stuff out of it. 


Little did I know it would open the door to so many amazing opportunities, including partnerships with both local and national brands as well as helping me kick-start my social media marketing side hustle. 


Midway through 2019, I needed a little break. Don’t let people’s seemingly perfect Instagram lifestyle fool you, keeping up with creating quality content (especially if you’re a mild perfectionist like me) can be mentally exhausting. Instagramers/bloggers/influencers are some of the most hardworking people I know...but it takes its toll and it took a toll on me.  


So, I took a little hiatus most of 2019 through 2020, but here we are, ringing in 2021 and still living in a global pandemic…


I’ve done all the puzzles. I’ve made all the bread. I’ve organized and re-decorated all the rooms. So, what’s a girl to do? Might as well hop back on the blog train, right?


In all seriousness though, so many signs kept pointing me in this direction, so sometimes you just have to go with your gut and this felt like the right next step in my life!


2020 was life-changing in so many ways. It was truly the year that I re-discovered myself, so I’m really looking forward to kicking up this blog again with a new take on life and topics to explore. 

Don't worry, I haven't lost my sarcastic edge though. I'm still the same basic B from 4 years ago that's pulling this blog together with her love of writing and dash of sarcastic humor. 


If you’ve made it this far, thanks for following along (seriously, from the bottom of my heart) and don’t hesitate to connect with me on here, via email or on any of my social channels! 





Disclaimer: I am an employee of Kohl's corporate. My views on Kohl's brands, services and products are mine alone and do not reflect the views of Kohl's.