10k Blog Traffic Challenge

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There is so much to learn as a new blogger.  One of the best resources that I have found is the monthly 10k Blog Traffic Challenge that is offered by Heather and Pete Reese of It’s a Lovely Life.  I mentioned how this challenge helped me in my post-How I increased my Instagram and Twitter followers.  I have participated in the Challenge every month since I started my blog in August and it has helped me learn how to grow my blog through social media and networking.

The 10k Blog Traffic Challenge is FREE for bloggers, but you do need to have a self hosted WordPress blog (learn more about why that is best on my Blog Resources Page).  The challenge runs for 10 days and bloggers can win prizes for participating.

The focus of the 10k challenge is to teach what tools help a blogger reach 10,000 page views in a month. Every day, they cover a blog topic (social media, email lists, etc) and give a short assignment. In the Facebook group, there is an assignment thread to participate on and a question thread to ask questions about the topic covered.  There is also a directory to connect with other bloggers.

The FREE January 10k challenge starts tomorrow (January 6th) so sign up today!

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January 2018 Stitch Fix Review

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FROM NOW TO JANUARY 31, 2018, STITCH FIX WILL WAIVE THE FIRST STYLING FEE FOR NEW CUSTOMERS!  BUT, YOU MUST SIGN UP WITH THIS LINK TO GET THE OFFER.

Between our incredible Disney cruise the first week of December and getting ready for Christmas, I ended up taking a break from blogging during December.  I am so excited to finally get back to writing and I have so many great posts planned for January! Since it is the first of the month, I am kicking 2018 with my January Stitch Fix Review.  This box actually arrived the week before Christmas.  I thought about wrapping it and putting it under the tree, but it needed to be returned before Christmas Day. I usually peek at the app to see what I am getting, but I decided to be surprised when I opened this box for my Facebook video.  My kids were home for the week, so that made filming a video interesting. 🙂 [Read more…]

December Stitch Fix Giveaway

I am so excited to be part of this great giveaway!  Stitch Fix Help and Reveals is a Facebook group that I recently joined, and it is celebrating it’s one year anniversary.  This group is a great place for people to share their fixes and find inspiration for clothes they would like to receive.  The giveaway starts today and ends on Dec. 13.  To enter, join the group and follow the other bloggers for additional entries.  Good luck!

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Check out my December Review:

December 2017 Stitch Fix Review

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FROM NOW TO JANUARY 31, 2018, STITCH FIX WILL WAIVE THE STYLING FEE FOR NEW CUSTOMERS!  BUT, YOU MUST SIGN UP WITH THIS LINK TO GET THE OFFER.

The holidays are officially upon us and NOW is a great time to try Stitch Fix.  If you haven’t taken advantage of the promo above, you now have until January 31st, to sign up and have your styling fee waived.  What are you waiting for? [Read more…]

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Biscuits

 

This recipe is as quick and easy as it comes with only 4 ingredients.  It is similar to monkey bread but without all the work or time monkey bread takes to cook.  I learned this recipe at a church activity when I was 10 years old, and I loved to make it for my family growing up. 

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50 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

 

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It is that time of year again when the Elf on the Shelf comes to visit.  If you have an Elf that visits during December, then you are probably on the lookout for easy ideas.  Many of these ideas are ones that I have seen on Pinterest over the years.  I personally love ideas that are quick and easy to do.  This is my take on the ideas I found over the years and the Project Life pages I made for our family scrapbooks. For a printable list of all 50 ideas, click HERE. [Read more…]

How to Make Money Blogging: The BEST Online Blogging Course to Take

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When you picture your future, what do you see? A dream home, having a family, paying off debt, travelling the world?  Goals and dreams may look different to each of us.  Sometimes it might feel like our “someday dreams” may never happen.  Life throws us curve balls or we may be so busy trying to get through our day to day lives that goals get put on the back burner.

Maybe you are a SAHM that wants to help out with household expenses-diapers, school, music lessons, activities, sports, clothes, braces, college, etc. Or you are a working professional that is burnt out by the stress of your job and want to get rid of the daily grind and travel the world.  Or maybe you are nearing retirement and looking for a way to increase your nest egg.  Whatever the case may be, you decide to turn to the Internet to find ways to increase your income. [Read more…]

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

There is just something wonderful about a warm, gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.  This recipe is one of our longtime family favorites.  Last year, I discovered Hershey Salted Caramel chips, and they took this recipe from great to AMAZING.  I’m not sure if the caramel chips are only around during the holidays, but you probably want to stock up on them now just in case.  Then make these cookies because they are really awesome. [Read more…]

7 Tasks for a Cleaner Home: Holiday Edition

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My goal was to have this post up last week so everyone could have two weeks to work on it before Thanksgiving. Obviously, life was busy and that did not happen.  Several readers commented on Week #6 that they wished they had found this series sooner, and I realized that some were feeling behind.  Instead of continuing with week 7, this week is a special holiday edition that focuses on getting everything ready for holiday company.  If you want to read the other weeks in this series, the links will be at the bottom of this post.  Want access to the special holiday checklist? Sign up for my newsletter!    [Read more…]