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I started Honey & Pine to be a creative outlet designed to help busy women defeat overwhelm, simplify the essential, and find joy in the everyday.

It’s been a success and I know yours can too! 

Since I started blogging in 2014 a lot of people have reached out to me asking how to start a blog, how to design a blog, and how to write content to attract readers. I’m frequently asked about the best tools for blogging so I thought it would be helpful to create a page of my favorite blogging resources that you can refer back to as you build and grow your own blog. All of these tools help me operate, grow, and manage my blog.

I bought my domain name and host Honey & Pine Co on Jolly Leaf

Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links which help support Honey & Pine

Jolly Leaf

Jolly Leaf Hosting

Starting at $0.99 / month

My blog is hosted on Jolly Leaf. Their hosting plans start at only $0.99 and with their 1-click WordPress installation they make it incredibly easy to get your blog or website online. They also offer daily backups so you never have to worry about losing your hard work.

Hello You Designs

Hello You Designs creates designer themes for lifestyle and fashion bloggers at affordable prices. Every theme comes with lifetime theme support and access to full theme tutorials. All themes are built on the Genesis Framework.

Restored 316

Restored 316 Designs creates designer themes best suited for mom and food bloggers. Every theme comes with access to full theme tutorials and a Facebook support community. All themes are built on the Genesis Framework.

Tailwind

Tailwind

Starting at $9.99 / month

The #1 tool I credit for my blog growth is Tailwind. Their service starts at only $9.99 per month and their smart scheduling system allows you to boost your online presence. 

The Tailwind Plus plan provides unlimited scheduling for pins so you can spend 15 minutes on Pinterest and schedule your pins for a week or more. 

Tasty Pins

Tasty Pins is an essential plugin for WordPress bloggers looking to boost their presence on Pinterest. It is the easiest way to hide multiple images, graphics, and infographics in your posts for easy pinning and fast load times.

Ultimate Book Blogger

If you share books or book reviews on your blog, this plugin is a must-have. It automatically imports book covers, descriptions, author information, and other data. Plus, it makes including affiliate links a breeze!

Creative Market

Creative Market

Free items every Monday! 

Creative Market is my top site for fonts, graphics, templates, icons, and more creative resources to help design and grow your blog. You’re able to browse creative shops and connect with designers to find exactly what you need to build your brand.

Check the site every Monday for that week’s freebies which often include fonts and templates.