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Top 5 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Items – Kids Giving Back

Every fall when the weather starts cooling down and the leaves start changing color, we get extra excited here in the Cone home. We were made for this weather. We can’t understand why anyone would want to live anywhere other than here where the day starts with clear blue skies and the temperature graces the 50 degree mark. But of …

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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. SoĀ 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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Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson Live Chat! {FaithGateway Author}

Duck Dynasty Korie Robertson Live Chat FaithGateway

Y’all – join me for Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson live chat today! That’s right, I’ll be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout with Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson (wife of Willie) and her mom, Chrys Howard, who recently released the new Faith Commander boxed set study. You can join us LIVE today at 1pm CST/2pm EST via Google Hangout and you can …

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I am a Disney Social Media Mom

Disney Social Media Moms Logo

I am a Disney Social Media Mom. What’s that? You ask I’ve already talked about what the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is and is not, but I’ve never looked at who a Disney social media mom is. I am her. She is me. Of course, over the years, there have been hundreds of us. But that by no means …

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Danielle Smith Interview: Social Media Engagement for Dummies Author

When I had the chance to sit down with my friend Danielle Smith, co-author of Social Media Engagement for Dummies along with Aliza Sherman, I jumped on it. Of course, it happened to be in the corner of a restaurant in the process of closing while we were both at the BlogHer blogging conference during the summer of 2013 in …

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Best Posts of 2012 on SamiCone.com


Can you believe it? It’s New Year’s Eve 2012! Before 2013 got here, I thought it only fitting to share some of my best posts from the following year. It’s also interesting for me to take a look back and see what I wrote that actually resonated with you all šŸ˜‰ I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise to …

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Compassion Twitter Party Tonight – Join Me! #ItsAboutGiving


Join me tonight (November 28, 2012) for a Compassion Twitter Party! I’ll be guest hosting along with Amy (@ResourcefulMom) at 7pm EST/6pm CST. You can RSVP for the Compassion Twitter Party here. Tonight’s theme is #ItsAboutGiving and we’ll be talking about everything from how to focus on giving with your kids this holiday season to simple ways to save money …

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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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Savvy Blogging Summit Flash Mob Video


When my friend JennieĀ came to me with the idea of doing a Flash Mob for this year’s Savvy Blogging Summit and asked me to choreograph it, of course I said yes! Being my first Flash Mob I choreographed, I truly had no idea of all that went into coordinating it. Not only did we have to choreograph the moves, we …

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