Important Elements of a Newsletter

A newsletter can be an excellent way to get to get your message out to your audience—if you handle it correctly. With the right approach, a newsletter can be interesting and engaging, pulling your audience in and getting them excited about your message. If you take the wrong approach, you will end up with an audience […]

October 20, 2015

Tuesday Tips for Brands

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Five Tips for Connecting with Bloggers

If you consider blogging to be more than just a hobby for you, you will need to network the same as you would in any other profession. However, since blogging is something we tend to do within our homes, it can be difficult to get that networking process started. Five Tips for Connecting with Bloggers […]

August 25, 2015

Tuesday Tips for Brands

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How to Work at Home with Young Children

More and more families require two incomes to survive. Many families would prefer to have one parent stay at home with the kids, but just cannot afford to have one parent not working. One way many families have found to work around this conundrum is to opt to have a work-at-home parent instead of a […]

July 29, 2015

WAHM Wednesday

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How To Use An Editorial Calendar

“I couldn’t live without it.” said Ellen and  Kori said “It helps me stay focused.”  I became intrigued by this mysterious Editorial Calendar, so much that I thought it best not just to crowdsource, but to actually educate myself on the topic. I quickly enrolled in a course called Editorial Calendars. The information and tasks were […]

January 13, 2015

Blogging, Education

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Blogging Tips: How To Create A Stellar Blog Post

I’ve poured my everything into that blog post and no one came by to comment. Not one link was shared.  There were no pinned photographs and zero traffic, but why? Ever had that happen to you? Let’s face it, we’ve all got a lot to learn from others. Some blogs receive a lot of traffic, […]

December 30, 2014

Blogging

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How to Create a Pinnable Photo

Learning how to create a pinnable photo is the first step in using Pinterest as a tool for generating traffic to your blog. I find it consistently ranks as my #2 source of traffic after Google searches.  Making sure your images are optimized for Pinterest lets you take advantage of all that this fabulous platform has […]

September 9, 2014

Blogging, Education

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Staying Healthy When You Travel

Staying healthy when you travel isn’t easy.  After all, your normal schedule is disrupted by travel and sleeping in a different space. You’re exposed to lots of different people who may not be as careful about keeping their germs to themselves.  You are often using public bathrooms at attractions and restaurants which exposes you more […]

June 28, 2014

Health

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Keeping Bugs Out of the Garden Naturally

I finally got out into the garden yesterday for  a little while.  While I cannot plant everything for a few more weeks, I was able to plant our lettuce seeds because lettuce is a cool weather crop. If we do get down near the freezing mark, I will just cover all of the tender plants […]

May 13, 2014

Gardening

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Tips for Composting at Home

Composting is an easy way to add organic matter to your soil whether that is your vegetable garden or your flower beds. Organic matter helps your plants grow stronger and faster because it adds nutrients to your soil. It also helps your soil retain moisture which is very helpful in many areas due to water […]

April 22, 2014

Gardening

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Best Flowers to Plant for Cool Weather

Some days, it does seem like winter will never be gone.  I keep looking out my office window hoping that the snow is gone but so far, we still have at least a foot of snow on the ground.  No matter the snow I see out my window, I am already dreaming of the best […]

March 24, 2014

Gardening

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