The Secrets of Blogging as a Business Part I

Being a blogger is quite mysterious to those outside of the blogging world. Some may try to figure out How to Start a blog, while other people just don’t get it, think it’s funny, or are generally clueless that people have a real job blogging. Rightly so, it’s a new thing, and there are a lot of misconceptions out there. I thought I’d write up a series of posts all about the secrets of blogging as a business, and share my thoughts and tips in a multi part series.  I can’t possibly say it all in one post!

How to start a blog

If you are thinking of starting a blog, or just curious as to what the big deal with blogging is, then read on. Someone recently asked me, “do you actually make money blogging?” The answer is, “Yes, yes, I do.”  I’m going to talk about money, how much I’ve made, how, and when.  These are some of the secrets, no one can really know how much money can be made from blogging unless people talk about it!… Continue Reading

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Valentine’s Photo Booth Props

I’m delighted to carry on the fun with printable photo booth props, today I’ve got a fabulous creation of Valentine’s Photo Booth Props! The creative Kiki designed these for me, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!… Continue Reading

DIY Photo puzzles- fun and affordable way to preserve memories and these make great affordable gifts too!
DIY Photo Puzzles

Hello Friends! It’s Marie from Blooming Homestead here to share a fun craft with you today. Did you know that January 29th is National Puzzle Day? In honor of this fun little holiday I decided… Continue Reading

Boy Friendly Valentine's Printable
Boy Friendly Valentine’s Printable

Hi there! Jessika Reed from Jessika Reed Studios here. There are so many cute Valentine’s options out there. Most are red and pink and darling and lovely and frankly, mostly girly. I wanted to mix up… Continue Reading

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My Heart’s a Stereo free Print

My hearts a stereo was one of our family favorite songs a year or so ago when it came out. It’s just a fabulous jam all year long, but adding to my home decorations, I… Continue Reading

Love you Like a Love Song
Love You Like a Love Song free Print

There are a good handful of songs that get stuck in my head, and I love you Like a Love song by Selena Gomez is one of my favorites! When I was planning my Valentine decorations,… Continue Reading

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Valentine’s Day Gift Card Giveaway

We are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with some awesome companies and bloggers this year to bring you guys some amazing giveaways in 2015!! Today, I’ve got a Valentine’s Day Gift Card Giveaway for… Continue Reading

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I’m so excited to share the first pictures in our Guest Room Makeover-in-Progress with Sherwin-Williams. I kind-of hate admitting that we have a guest room. It seems so…so…ritzy, and I don’t feel like I’m that way at… Continue Reading

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Valentine Coupon Book Printable

Give your Valentine a gift they’ll love! Free Printable  Valentine Coupon Book, download below.

DIY e-book Bundle Sale
DIY e-book and e-course crazy Bundle Sale

Friends! I’m delighted to share that Say NO to Auto is included in a HUGE e-book/bundle sale for the next 5 days! If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing it, grab it NOW with… Continue Reading

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5 Things I Love about You Valentine Print

Valentine’s ideas are in the air! Today I’ve got a bunch of my bloggy friends together sharing 60 DIY Valentine Ideas! Scroll to the bottom of this post to see all 60 ideas!   Now,… Continue Reading

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Lucky Charms Valentine Free Printable

I recently shared a Starburst Valentine Free Printable, and now I’ve got my kids favorite breakfast cereal, a Lucky Charms Valentine Free Printable. Just grab a few boxes of Lucky Charms, and throw a handful into… Continue Reading

Valentine Printable
Starburst Valentine Free Printable

There are so many fun options out there for Valentine’s, but I wanted to share one from my kids favorite treat, a Starburst Valentine with Free Printable! I love how a simple printable can make… Continue Reading

Smothered Pork Chops
Smothered Pork Chops

Hey, guys!! It’s Tiffany from PicsandPastries and today I am sharing a recipe for these delicious Smothered Pork Chops! Often times I find myself in a dinner rut.

15 Desserts Perfect for Valentine's Day! Capturing-Joy.com
15 Desserts Perfect for Valentine’s Day

YUM YUM YUM! I’ve got 15 Desserts Perfect for Valentine’s Day for you today, even one of my most FAVORITES, the Strawberry Trifle Cake. So rich and delicious! I love to try new, fun recipes… Continue Reading

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You’re Sweet, Happy Valentine’s Day Printable

Jen here from Elevate Everyday and I’m sharing a super cute printable designed by my sweet friend, Courtney from Paperelli. I found these little mailboxes a couple years ago at Target in the $1 section… Continue Reading

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How to Capture a Natural Smile when Taking Pictures of Kids

I think we can say unanimously that no one likes the fake cheese that comes on a child’s face when we pull out the camera. So today, I’m sharing my tips on How to Capture a… Continue Reading

Maple Cinnamon Applesauce Bread
Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Applesauce Bread

Hello. My name is Brielle Gundersen and my daughter is a sugarholic. As much as I try to feed her healthy foods, sugar (and more sugar) is all she wants to eat. Thank goodness for this… Continue Reading

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12 Best Organization Hacks for your Kitchen

I’ve got a fabulous sized kitchen. I remember when we first moved in, I didn’t know what to do with all of the space. Now, nearly 5 years later, I’ve got every cupboard filled to… Continue Reading

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Goals to Improve myself Free Printable

When I make resolutions for the year, it’s hard for me to focus on just one thing. I’ve seen people come up with “one little word” but I don’t know how to think that way.… Continue Reading

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Is anyone else in crazy workout mode??? I’ve got issues. I’m such an “all or nothing” type personality, and when it comes to exercising, if I can’t do my full hour that I intend to… Continue Reading

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