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Best Blog Conference Tips: Layering with Jenny on the Spot at BlogHer


I’ve been to a blog conference (or two…or ten…) in my day, and thus have learned a thing or two. Turns out, some of my favorite blogging friends feel the same way. So far be it for us to keep our best blog conference tips from the rest of you! That’s why I caught up with the sparkly Jenny on the …

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Best Blogging Tips {from #SaveUp14 Bloggers}

best blogging tips from saveup14 bloggers and deal pros for savings.com

This past weekend I was privileged to attend SaveUp14 put on by Savings.com. As one of their DealPros, one of the highlights for me (other than line-dancing and rooming with Amy) was the round-table with other attendees. It’s rare to get that many bloggers in one room with that amount of collective experience, so you can only imagine the breadth …

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Colored vs. White Lights: My Tommy Nelson December Blog Post


My blog post over at Tommy Nelson this month tackles one of the most deeply debated Christmas dilemmas of all time: Colored or White lights? Go ahead, laugh if you want, but colored Christmas lights almost ended our marriage after 5 months. Well maybe that’s over-dramatizing it a bit, but they certainly caused an immense amount of strife during what …

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Top 3 Tips Brands Need to Know before working with Bloggers

I blogged for years before I knew there could ever be a business component to blogs. As someone with a Masters Degree in Communication Studies and a marketing background, I’ve always dreamed of having a job that would allow me the flexibility of working on the go, yet still have the ability to partner with brands to create something greater …

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Why I Attend the Savvy Blogging Summit (from blog to business)


I’m in Atlanta this weekend for the Savvy Blogging Summit 2012 – a conference designed to help equip you in turning your blog into a business. Yes, I started this blog years ago as what I thought would be an easier and much more streamlined way to let my friends know when to find a good deal and how get …

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The Activity Dilemma: Tommy Nelson September Blog


Only a few short months ago I was struggling to come up with a summer schedule that would optimize fun while still continue the learning process for my kids. Now we’re already back in school and instead of worrying about how to keep them occupied at home, I’m wondering how to keep them at home! It’s true, not only do …

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Club Med Sandpiper Bay: Summer Camp All Grown Up


This summer, I had the opportunity to return to Club Med Sandpiper Bay for a blogger trip. While Club Med Sandpiper Bay (in Port St. Lucie, FL) is known for their famous Kids Club and being the only all-inclusive resort in the continental U.S., the focus for me this trip was unique. You see, ever since I moved to Nashville from Florida …

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Adding to our Family; on the Compassion blog today…

Family Pic Easter '12

We’re celebrating Kariss’ 8th birthday today by adding to our family in a very special way! If you want to find out the details, you can read my post over on the Compassion blog…  

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Returning to Club Med Sandpiper Bay: from GO to GM


I’ve been a fan of Club Med ever since my first trip at the age of six to the pink sand beaches of Eluthera with my father. Even as a child, I knew I wanted to return one day as an employee (a “GO” in Club Med lingo, French for “gentil organisateur”, which translates into “nice/kind host”). I spent the good …

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The smallest goals are sometimes the biggest

Over on the Tommy Nelson blog this month, I’m talking about how the smallest goals are sometimes the biggest… I can hardly believe the school year is almost over. Depending on what area of the country you live in, you could already be planning summer camps, family vacations & neighborhood cookouts. Yet instead of focusing on the fun that lies …

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