Easter Family Picture
Monday_Funday_Link_Party
Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu
Easy dessert, similar to a dump cake
A most delicious side salad or dessert

Top Posts of 2013

top posts

2013 has come to a close, and I thought I’d share a round up of the top visited new posts on my site for the year. It’s always fun for me to see what was most viewed, and in case you missed some things that I shared, you can catch up! Last year I shared Top 12 posts in 2012, so I thought I’d share the Top 13 posts in 2013!  I’ve also got a… Continue Reading

The PINspiration Place

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Do you love Pinterest as much as I do?!? Do you head there to find inspiration for all things food, DIY, party, home decor, holiday, photography, and printables???  I’m so excited to share that I’ve teamed up with a fabulous group of inspirational bloggers to bring you a Pinterest board filled with all of that goodness! It’s called The PINspiration Place, and YOU are invited to follow along! Are you as excited about I it… Continue Reading

Sharing is Caring

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This is a quick little blog post to tell you to go read the very informative blog post of a friend of mine. It’s all about how you can help your favorite bloggers out, just by sharing. Sometimes it’s easy just to read your favorite blogs, but in order to keep us going, we need YOUR help! This post sums it up better than I can, so please GO READ IT (and the comments below).… Continue Reading

BlogHer Food 2013 Blogging Conference

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Last week I went to my 3rd blogging conference this year. Before you think it…it’s a little much, I agree! What on earth do I need to go to 3 blogging conferences in 6 months??? Well, they all came about in different ways, and I went for different reasons (2 because they were practically free). This one I went to because it was RIGHT HERE in my hometown of A-Tex. I signed up nearly 9… Continue Reading

How to follow your favorite blogs

how to follow your favorite blogs

I was having a conversation the other day with one of my good friends about Pinterest. She was telling me that she wished more of her friends pinned stuff because her Pinterest feed wasn’t moving very fast. I suggested she follow some of her favorite creative bloggers because if she likes their style, she will like what they pin. She didn’t realize she could do that. Once I got over the shock and lifted my… Continue Reading

SNAP Creative Blogging Conference

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{Warning:  You might need to budget 10 hours for this post. Not only am I informing you, but it’s my journal and I want to remember all these details and pictures, so they stay! I linked up a lot of my friends so you can hop over and check out their sites as well. Lots of pictures of me+other people.} If you follow me or any creative bloggers on Instagram, you might have had your… Continue Reading

Better Blogging Google Hangout

I mentioned a few days ago that I was participating in a Better Blogging online Google Hangout, and I’ve got the video for you if you wanna watch it. It was a lot of fun, and very informative, I may have only wished I could push “backspace” just once. Besides the fact that I kept fidgeting to get my bangs out of my eyes, I’m happy with how it turned out. I learned a ton… Continue Reading

Better Blogging Google Hangout

google hangout

I’m so excited, I’m going to be a guest LIVE TONIGHT on this fun google hangout series! All you do to watch it live is to go to THIS LINK and PRESS PLAY at 8pm Eastern time tonight. (I went before and didn’t press play and wondered why it wasn’t starting). This hangout is for anyone wanting to more about blogging, maybe wanting to start a blog, or just curious as to what goes on… Continue Reading

Blogging Questions & Answers

how to blog

I’ve had a good handful of blogging questions lately, so I thought I’d share a post full of the Q&A’s. I am no expert, these are just my thoughts and opinions. I consider myself a medium sized blogger. I’ve been officially blogging for about 2 years now, posting 4-5 times a week since then. I just just churning out posts until this past April and July when I went to blogging conferences and my eyeballs… Continue Reading

Blog Planner from Click it Up a Notch

blog-planner

My creative friend and amazing photographer, Courtney from Click it Up a Notch created the greatest little planner specifically for bloggers. If you have a creative blog and want to get better ogranized, see what this planner has to offer: – 3 page description of how to use the blog planner to its fullest capabilities – Cover page you can edit with your site name – Yearly goal sheet – User names/password form – Brands… Continue Reading

Facebook frustration for Bloggers

facebook frustration

Are you on Facebook? I love facebook for the ability to connect with my friends in real life on my personal account, and my site readers on my business account.  I’ve had a little frustration lately on the biz side of things. Did you know that facebook has changed lately, and those that have LIKED my facebook page are seeing it less and less? I’ve got a little over 6,000 facebook followers, but with the… Continue Reading

The Evolution of Women in Social Media Conference~EVO for bloggers

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Sometimes it’s awkward to admit that I write a daily blog. Most of the time, it doesn’t come up in conversation “in real life”. For those that don’t participate in the blogging community–whether writing or reading–just don’t get it, and it seems to be a social stigma that bloggers in general are a joke. I’m sure that bloggers could be perceived as vain for expecting people to “stop by” to see what they have to… Continue Reading