If you’d like to download this in one helpful download instead of 6 different downloads, you can now purchase it from our etsy shop for just $10! Hey all! Welcome to my series on my home maintenance binder. I use this binder for everything. If you’ve missed the previous posts, you should start here. This week I’m giving you a blogging section. It’s one I just recently created. I realize that not everyone will have a use of this section, but it is one that I use a lot and I know a lot of other people...

Did you guys know that this blog is less than 7 months old? It’s hard to believe that in 7 months Traci and I have come this far. I recently signed up for a blogging course put on by Amy from One Artsy Mama. She’s designed a course with each week focusing on a different blogging topic. We started off with goals and now we’re half way through and reflecting on how far we’ve come so far. I have to say that the biggest thing I’ve been able to fix is my photography skills. I thought I was doing okay, but after...

In the blogging world, links that direct people to your site are like gold. They mean more visitors, which means more followers, more comments, more tweets, and for some, more money. It is nice to know when other bloggers link back to you, and it’s fun to see your blog’s popularity grow. By using Webmaster Tools, there is a very simple way to see how many links are out there in the wide web that bring people to your site. First, you need a Webmaster Tools account. Since it is run by Google, if you have a Google account, you’re...

Disclaimer: I know that I call this “career” blogging. I am no where near a career level at this point nor do I intend to be. Blogging for me is a hobby, but I do want to create a successful blog, one where my mother isn’t the only reader (but thank’s for being here, mom 🙂 ) I am writing this post exactly one week after I started my blog. I don’t know when I will publish it, but I wanted this information to be fresh in my mind. I hope that it can help someone else that is hoping to start a blog sometime...

Holy inconsistent blogging, Batman!  Blogging has been something that I have really wanted to do, but it seems there isn’t ever enough hours in the day! I am going to try and update/post something fun twice a week here on out. Wish me luck!  I just wanted to let you all in on our next big adventure! No pictures yet, but I’m SO excited about it.  My husband and I have decided together that it’s time for him to go back to school! So, that means we’ll be moving a few states over for him to go back to...

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know it’s changed dramatically over the last 2.5 years. I didn’t really have a plan for what this blog was going to be, honestly because I didn’t have a plan for what I was going to be.  I started this blog as a way to document some family recipes. My goal was 100. I honestly don’t know if I’ve reached that goal or not. Not long into it, I realized that this blog could be an awesome way to connect with other moms in my same walk of life,...

From time to time, I like to make blogging tutorials. I know that a LOT of the people who read my blog are bloggers as well, and I like to write posts that I KNOW they will find useful. This is one of those posts. Knowing this coding is essential to blogging. Whenever you put an image in your sidebar, whether it’s an ad or your own blog’s button, you use this code. If you look down at the right side of my blog, there are quite a few ads and buttons. They all use this coding. (Some are a little more intense than others, but...

There is so much pressure to give your husband/significant other an awesome gift on Valentine’s Day. I am all for expressing love, but really, is it necessary to spend tons of money on a gift to express that love? Does buying THINGS really express love anyway? I feel like there are better ways to express love than buying a gift. Not that buying gifts are bad if they are thoughtful gifts given in love, but I really think that Valentine’s Day gift giving is just a little over rated. Also it’s late at night when I’m...

I know you THINK this post is late, because it’s not even the first of the year anymore, but the truth is, January 17 was the blog’s ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY! Isn’t that exciting? It has been such an adventure to see it grow and to come up with fabulous content (and some not so fabulous content). I’ve loved getting to work with my awesome sister in law, Traci, and some amazing sponsors through out the past year. I thought it’d be fun to share my top five posts with you, as well as some stats from the past year.  The...

Traci here adding a note! I also use a blog to journal, and just want to suggest a few tips on what to write on your blog. First, you will NOT be able to remember EVERYTHING, and that is okay! Just write down things you remember here and there. It’s not so much that you remember everything that happened in your life, as much as the things that are important, a few things here and there. Try to remember the best of things, and if you feel like adding a trial or hardship, do so! Make it your own, help your family later on remember...

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