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    From small town Ohio to the beaches of Florida and back again, this local blogger, digital designer, vegetarian and pet lover is sharing the adventures of her life on her chic website and blog. Keep reading for all the chic and sparkly details.

    Sarah Dickerson uses her blog, Chic Sprinkles, to share her life adventures.
    Sarah Dickerson uses her blog, Chic Sprinkles, to share her life adventures.

    From Design Sponge to The Everygirl, Sarah Dickerson uses her corner of the internet to share her life adventures on the blog Chic Sprinkles Design and Photography.

    A dog-loving designer, Dickerson uses her blog to not only share her life’s adventures, but to share photography, design, laughter, and a look at the world from the eyes of her shih tzu Coco Bean.

    “She is my muse, child, and my bff,” laughs Dickerson.

    Sarah Dickerson and her Shih
    Sarah Dickerson and her shih tzu Coco Bean

    “I am a designer, photographer, animal lover, plant eater, wife, and dog mom,” says Dickerson. “History fascinates me, Steve Martin makes me laugh, old white brick homes steal my heart, God is always the first and last person I talk to daily, and I will always prefer to hang out with the dog while at a party.”

    That’s why when you read Dickerson’s blog, Chic Sprinkles, you’ll find that there’s a variety of topics covered, but all of them serve as a creative outlet to combine Dickerson’s passions.

    Dickerson graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with bachelor’s degree in digital design. Now, with a full-time job in corporate America, Dickerson enjoys using Chic Sprinkles as her creative outlet.

    “I needed a creative outlet to design the things that I love,” she says. “Started a blog opened up a whole other door. It was challenging at first because I had no idea what I was doing, and I’m naturally a shy person. Putting myself out there was a little weird for me, but I’m so very glad I kept going. It has connected me with so many awesome people from all over the world.”

    In recent years, as Chic Sprinkles has continued to grow, Dickerson has opted to do less but with more passion. She’s mainly focused on design, photography, and animals, which she has done through Pretty Fluffy and

    In addition to Chic Sprinkles, Dickerson is also a featured writer on the website Pretty Fluffy, which features pet-friendly DIYs, animal trends, cruelty-free/organic picks, and stylized photography.

    Since joining the Pretty Fluffy team in 2012, Dickerson has written plenty of feature articles as well as threw in her hand at designing a new eBook called “52 Weeks of Treats,” which she worked on with Pretty Fluffy founder Serena Faber Nelson.

    “It’s a go-to book for simple and healthy dog treat recipes,” says Dickerson. “We’ve been featured in Modern Dog Magazine as well as numerous websites for our easy DIYs, eBook, and blog features. It’s been amazing, and it all started with a little blog that I thought would only last a few weeks.”

    Dickerson says she and her content have been featured on The Everygirl, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesar’s Way, Dog Milk, Design Sponge.

    To learn more about Chic Sprinkles Design and Photography, click here. You can also check her out over on Pretty Fluffy or follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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    From working in the marketing world, a local blogger brings knowledge of consumer communication to all aspects of her life - even her home renovations.

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    Emily May is the editor of Go Haus Go, shares DIY projects for the home.

    From working in the marketing world to blogging in her free time, Emily May, editor of Go Haus Go, is all about sharing a brand’s story.

    During the day, May works as a Senior Strategist at Seed Strategy in Crestview Hills, KY. “It’s a product innovation company,” she explains. “We help businesses come up with what their next product is going to be.”

    The experience May has in the marketing industry has carried over to her personal blog, “Go Haus Go.” It’s a place, May says, where she’s “communicating with consumers in the most relevant way possible.” The consumers in the blogging world are people reading her blog, and in the marketing world, it means people who are buying the product. “I know the content that I’m writing and the product that I’m putting on shelves,” May says.

    The biggest relationship between the marketing industry and blogging is brand, May says. That’s why she works with a variety of brands for her blog for things such as partnerships, sponsorships, product reviews, and even just helping people find a solution about a product. “It’s working with brand, finding out their needs and figuring out a cool way to talk about them,” she says.


    The blog primarily focuses on do-it-yourself projects for your home. The latest project posted was a renovation of her front porch. She decided to make the outside of her home fall themed by adding pumpkins, planters, a striped floor, a striped ottoman, etc. “It really focuses on using the DIY projects to decorate on a budget,” May says. Also, she talks about her family and “Cincinnati Finds.” This discusses new and secret places where people can get great deals on furniture and home decor.

    “I am more of a blogger who finds things at the thrift store, at a garage sale, or even from Target or Home Goods,” she explains, “one of the cheaper stores.” May loves to take ready-made pieces and customize them to her style and taste.

    May has been posting on “Go Haus Go” for six years now, and turned her blog into a paying business in 2014. It started out small, but then May started to get the attention of brands. “It slowly evolved into becoming one of the biggest transitions for my business,” she says. The most memorable moment that May remembers from the blog is when Better Homes and Gardens went to her home and took pictures for the magazine. There were multiple photo shoots where stylists, photographers and props were brought in. “Seeing your home and work in the magazine was fun,” she says.

    With blogging, there are certain guidelines that May has before she posts a blog. She tries to post multiple, professional photos. She enjoys the process of taking photos and uploading them to the server. May’s favorite part of blogging is doing the projects and get getting sharp, clear photos. “It always keeps me busy in that way,” she says.

    For those who are interested in becoming do-it-yourself bloggers themselves, May has advice for you. To become a pro, the most important thing is to just get started, she says. “A lot of times you just set up your page and you start writing, that’s easy,” she adds, stressing the importance of never giving up. “The hard part is perseverance. It’ll likely be two years before anyone really starts to notice what you’re doing.”

    To learn more, visit

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    Blogger Chelsea DiMarco fuses her two loves, fashion and cocktails, in a hip new lifestyle blog. Read on to learn more… cheers!

    Chelsea DiMarcco, the blogger behind Closet Full of Cocktails
    Chelsea DiMarco, the blogger behind Closet Full of Cocktails

    Inspired by her “love for cocktail dresses and, quite literally, cocktails,” Buffalo, New York native, Cincinnati-based Chelsea DiMarco runs Closet Full of Cocktails. It’s a fashion and lifestyle blog focused on fashion, lifestyle content, cocktail recipes, recaps of her adventures around town, and more.

    Two of DiMarco’s greatest loves are writing (which she’s enjoyed since grade school) and fashion (because she can get creative with her outfits). She enjoys the endless possibilities of both and using her creativity. “You could say the idea to start blogging has been 23 years in the making,” she laughs.

    Once she embraced Instagram, she noticed that most of the accounts she followed were fashion bloggers. “I thought, ‘Why can’t I be one of those bloggers?’” she recalls. “The answer was simply, ‘I can!’” So she took the leap of faith, created Closet Full of Cocktails, and hasn’t looked back since.

    DiMarco describes her personal style as “comfy casual with feminine twist,” she says, adding that her main goal is comfort. “Whether it’s dressing up ripped jeans with a ruffled top or a plain tee with a statement necklace.”

    According to her website, DiMarco loves statement jewelry, lipstick, and florals, but right now she is focused on “creating a capsule wardrobe, or a collection of versatile pieces that work for multiple outfits.”

    The problem with loud, bright prints, like florals, are that they only go with so many things, so now she gravitates toward basics, such as slouchy tees and fitted tanks, and pairing them with bolder pieces like bomber jackets and leather leggings. Some of the looks showcased on her blog include mixing prints (her advice: pair a basic print like stripes with a bolder print like florals to avoid print overload), bold earrings, and rompers as far as the eye can see.


    Her favorite places to get everyday items for less are Gap, Old Navy, American Eagle and Target, and if she wants to splurge a little, she likes to go to Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, LOFT and J. Crew. Despite price, her favorite stores are Kate Spade and Lululemon because “you can never have too many purses or workout clothes!”

    On the cocktail side, DiMarco’s recipes range from the simple (such as the Lazy Girl Sangria and the Adult Sparkling Cider) to iconic twists on old favorites (such as the Fizzy Mint Julep). She also loves cocktail-themed wall art and styled bar carts; she bought a reasonably-priced cart at IKEA and decorated it with an assortment of glasses, coasters, bottles and even a bedazzled cocktail shaker. Pictures of those will soon appear on her blog, she says.

    In less than a year, Closet Full of Cocktails has grown rapidly and brought on many interesting opportunities, such as joining Thread Cincinnati, a collective group of local influencers. That has led to a number of new partnerships.

    By day, DiMarco works in the editorial department of a Cincinnati-based advertising agency, which she loves because “I’m able to be creative at my day AND night job!” She also enjoys exploring the restaurants, bars, parks, and shops of Cincinnati, usually with her camera in tow, which she records on her blog. To learn more, visit her blog, You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

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    Finding a lack of office appropriate style inspiration prompted one local lady to launch a blog that offers inventive everyday fashion ideas for professionals. Read on for all the fashionable details.

    Liz Urso, Founder of the fashion blog 26 and Counting.
    Liz Urso, Founder of the fashion blog 26 and Counting.

    Cincy Chic: What is 26 and Counting?
    Liz Urso, Founder of 26 and Counting: 26 and Counting is a Cincinnati-based personal style blog with an emphasis on inventive everyday fashion for professionals.

    Cincy Chic: What was your inspiration behind starting the blog?
    Urso: The inspiration for 26 and Counting started after I moved back to the Cincinnati area. I started working in a business casual environment in 2008 and found myself looking to the Internet and style blogs for outfit inspiration. What I found was there weren’t many bloggers at the time that showcased outfits that were appropriate for work. So I took the plunge and started sharing my own outfits via 26 and Counting in 2010.

    Cincy Chic: What’s been your favorite post thus far in your blogging adventure?
    Urso: With 5 years of outfits cataloged, it’s hard to pick a favorite! One that does sound out is the outfit I wore on my last day of graduate school<>. I wore a school boy blazer with felt oddly appropriate for the last day of classes while still feeling stylish and like myself.

    Cincy Chic: What’s your favorite thing about your blog?
    Urso: My favorite thing about my blog is that it keeps me creative and trying new styles. I think a lot of what I’ve worn over the years came out of trying to put a fun, fresh perspective on traditional work wear.

    Cincy Chic: What do you hope to accomplish through your blog?
    Urso: I hope to provide inspiration to others out there who are looking to be creative with their work wear attire.

    Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for 26 and Counting?
    Urso: Over the last year, I’ve connected with an amazing group of local bloggers called Thread Cincinnati. We’ve been working together to network and present our unique perspectives on life, style and happenings in the Queen City.

    Cincy Chic: Where can readers to go learn more?
    Urso: Visit