WRITING + EDITING

Thoughts by Natalie
My personal blog, Thoughts by Natalie, is a community for women dedicated to honest talk about beauty, style, wellness and life. I write about topics that endlessly interest me—lasting beauty, wellness, plant-based eating, spirituality, style, art and design, relationships, reading, travel, and anything else I think my readers might enjoy.

I have a majority female following, with 51,000+ pageviews and 14,000+ unique visitors per month, as well as 2,200+ Pinterest followers, 830+ Twitter followers, 840+ Facebook page likes and 1,400+ Instagram followers.

Glitter Guide
Glitter Guide is an online blogazine that strives to connect our readers to everything chic, fun and glittery on the web and in the world. It covers the latest glittery, chic, delightful finds, favorites and tips in fashion, food, fitness, travel, and much more.

"Neutral Fall Looks We Love," (1,000+ Pins) October 3, 2013.

"7 Stylish Baseball Hats," September 26, 2013.

"Steal Her Style: Tomboy Neutrals," (450+ Pins) August 30, 2013.

"Pretty Paper We Love," (760+ Pins) August 21, 2013.

"6 Fashion Illustrations We Love," (1,000+ Pins) August 13, 2013.

"Beauty Icon: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy," August 7, 2013.

"Steal Her Style: Breezy White & Blue," August 2, 2013.

"Style Sessions: Summer Shirts And Shorts For Day & Night," July 30, 2013.

"Lightweight Robes Perfect For Summer," July 30, 2013.

"6 Lemonade Recipes You'll Love," July 23, 2013.

"Hip Hostess: Summer Rooftop Party," July 1, 2013.

"10 Creative Popsicle Recipes," (1,000+ Pins) June 25, 2013.

"In Season Now: Watermelon," (1,000+ Pins) June 20, 2013.

"6 Great Summer Cookbooks," (1,000+ Pins) June 10, 2013.

"10 Gift Ideas For Graduates," (1,000+ Pins) June 5, 2013.

"In Season Now: Summer Squash," (1,000+ Pins) May 31, 2013.

"3 Ways To Look Stylish While Traveling," (2,000+ Pins) May 23, 2013.

"Carry-On Essentials," (1,000+ Pins) May 14, 2013.

"8 Retro-Inspired Summer Swimsuits," (3,000+ Pins) May 8, 2013.

"Market Fresh: 10 Foods For Spring," (1,000+ Pins) April 30, 2013.

" The Best Mother's Day Gifts Under $150," (650+ Pins) April 24, 2013.

"Spring Denim Guide," (3,000+ Pins) April 17, 2013.

"Style File: Maxed Out," (1,000+ Pins) April 15, 2013.

"5 Ways To Get Loose Waves," (1,000+ Pins) April 2, 2013.

"Spring Budget Buys Under $100," ($300+ Pins)April 1, 2013.

"In Season Now: Asparagus," (800+ Pins) March 25, 2013.

"Go Buy Now: Spring Flats," (1,000+ Pins) March 13, 2013.

"Steal Her Style: Alexa Chung’s Ladylike Look," March 6, 2013.

"Style File: Windowpane Print," March 4, 2013.

"Stateside Warm Weather Getaways," (390+ Pins) February 20, 2013.

"Valentine's Day Gifts For Him," February 6, 2013.

"Steal Her Style: Faux Fur & Leather," January 30, 2013.

"Our Favorite Cozy Comfort Foods," (1,000+ Pins) January 25, 2013.

"Style Icon: Olivia Palermo," (720+ Pins) January 21, 2013.

"Detox Smoothies You'll Love," (3,000+ Pins) January 10, 2013.

"Steal Her Style: Snakeskin & Cobalt Blue," (390+ Pins) January 1, 2013.

"Gift Guide: Giving Back," (115+ Pins) December 7, 2012.

"6 Layered Looks We Love," (3,000+ Pins) November 28, 2012.

"Style File: Graphic Sweaters," (260+ Pins) November 27, 2012.

"Comfy Chic Travel Style," (2,000+ Pins) November 7, 2012.

"Vegan Recipes for Fall," (2,000+ Pins) November 2, 2012.

"Giving Back: Raven + Lily," (a feature on the socially responsible brand that empowers women through design partnerships) October 25, 2012.

"Fall Shopping Guide: Scarves," October 22, 2012.

Darling Magazine
Darling Magazine is a quarterly print magazine and blog dedicated to the art of being a woman. Committed to sparking a positive feminine revolution, Darling believes that all women are not only interesting, but original; not only good enough, but exceptional; not just here, but here for a purpose.

Style File Series, January 2013 to present. A regular series in The Stylist section featuring style picks that appeal to the Darling readers.

"LSTN: Buy These Headphones, Help a Deaf Person Hear," August 6, 2013.

"A Girl's Guide To Shaving," (200+ Facebook shares)—editorial sponsored content, written on behalf of Darling Magazine, April 16, 2013.

"The Stylist Embodied: Marina Dobreva," (600+ Facebook shares) February 5, 2013.

"Capturing Life In The Moment," (editorial sponsored content, written on behalf of Darling Magazine) January 16, 2013.

"The Stylist Embodied: Kalle Dovel," (460+ Facebook shares) January 15, 2013.

"The Stylist Embodied: Tanesha Awasthi," (75+ Facebook shares) November 30, 2012.

"Standing By Our Word: A Lesson In Commitment," September 14, 2012.

"Beauty Food: Avocado," August 23, 2012.

"Bringing the Spa to Your Home," July 30, 2012.

"Beauty Food: Figs," July 3, 2012.

"No Shoes Required," (Benefits of hot yoga), June 3, 2012.

"Solutions for Bad Hair Days," March 13, 2012.

"Body Image and The Wedding Season," March 8, 2012.

"Safe Beauty: Paraben-Free Products to Try," February 24, 2012.

Character of Beauty Series, December 2011 to February 2012. A six-part series focused on the qualities that make women truly beautiful: kindness, joy, compassion, love, generosity and confidence.

"Healthy Girl Talk: Redefining Beauty," (290+ Facebook shares) December 7, 2012.

"No-Fuss Makeup: Tips for Natural Beauty," November 28, 2011.

"Eat, Drink And Celebrate: A Simple Guide To Holiday Eating," (50+ Facebook shares) November 24, 2011.

"Healthy Vs. Skinny," (190+ Facebook shares) November 14, 2011.

"Loving Your Body Now: Overcoming Conditional Confidence," November 11, 2011.

The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet
The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is an interview series and website dedicated to the empowerment of the modern woman. Its mission is to explore, nurture and empower the modern woman through interviews and topics ranging from health and wellness, beauty, style, fitness, diet, parenting, sex, love, truth and wisdom, career and finance.

"I Support Mitt Romney: The Other Side of Women's Rights," (230+ comments, 350+ Tweets and 240+ Facebook likes) November 3, 2012. NOTE: Due to the large number of comments, this article continued to show up on the website's "Favorite Posts" section. Though I wasn't notified personally, this article was pulled from the site after the election because The Conversation deemed it "dated and out of place."

"How to Achieve Big, Soft Waves," October 17, 2012.

"Your Guide to Fall Wardrobe Basics," October 2, 2012.

"Skinny Jeans, Why Do You Taunt Me?" (Body image and ditching ill-fitting clothes) September 17, 2012.

"A Great Date Doesn't Have To Be Perfect—Sometimes It Can Be Perfectly Awkward," September 6, 2012.

"Mascara: A Love/Hate Relationship," (Finding freedom from culturally-defined beauty ideals) August 21, 2012.

Fame Foundry Magazine
The Fame Foundry Magazine cuts through the muck of jargon, myths, theory and the old ways of marketing to give you the clarity and perspective you need to thrive in today's marketplace.

"Resolved: How to Get Serious About Building Your Social Media Following in 2013," January 2013.

"How Warby Parker Conquered Social Media (And You Can Too)," November 2012.


Darling Magazine

"Fletcher & Fox," Summer 2013

"Body Language," Spring 2013

"Darling Entrepreneurs: Bloem Hill," Spring 2013

"Aging Gracefully," Winter 2012

"A Modern Artisan: Michele Michael," Winter 2012

"The Mistletoe Chronicles," Winter 2012

"A Darling Entrepreneur: Amber from Enjoy Cupcakes," Fall 2012

"Choosing Beauty Over Vanity," Fall 2012

"Finding Fullness: A Simple Guide to Mindful Eating," Fall 2012

Wonderfully Made: Becoming Who You Are In Christ
In 2012, I co-authored "Wonderfully Made: Becoming Who You Are In Christ" with the Wonderfully Made Team. Through six lessons filled with personal stories, discussion and journaling questions, challenges, and memory verses, this study helps young women uncover their true identity and worth as a beloved daughter of God.










Darling Magazine
I am currently an Executive Editor for Darling Magazine—a women's magazine that seeks to redefine femininity and beauty, as well as inspire, revive, and restore women by helping them find their true purpose and worth. We published our first print issue in September 2012, and feature several online articles weekly. All articles fall into one of our eight personas: The Achiever, The Beautician, The Confidant, The Dreamer, The Explorer, The Hostess, The Intellectual and The Dreamer. I oversee all content for our website, which includes creating and managing our editorial calendar, editing several articles weekly, assigning articles to our editorial team for editing, selecting photos to be paired with articles, and publishing them to the website. For print, I copy edit for grammar, spelling, and accuracy.

Know Your Value
From July 2011 to September 2012 I was the editor of Know Your Value—the official blog of Wonderfully Made, a Christian-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping today's modern young women discover, strengthen, and reclaim their true value and worth so they can live outward-focused lives. At the time when I oversaw the site, it had 19,000+ pageviews monthly, 2,900+ Facebook likes and 1,700+ Twitter followers. I managed our team of contributors, edited content, selected photos, and managed our social media sites.