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    Happy Planner Mini Planner Giveaway – (CLOSED)

    Giveaway!! I will be giving away a Happy Planner Squad Goals Mini planner, plus some surprise extras!! I am doing this giveaway to celebrate the start of summer and the launch of my YouTube channel. This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end at 12 AM CST on Monday, June 25th. To enter:  You must follow me on Instagram, comment on how you will use the planner and subscribe to the blog (see the sidebar).  For additional entries, go to my YouTube channel and subscribe.  You can also gain an entry for every 3 friends you tag in my Instagram post. The winner will be announced on…

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    Blogging with Sverve

    As a blogger, you come across several social media platforms and many affiliate programs.  It got to the point where I was signed up for so many sites and programs, that I couldn’t keep up with them all.  For a while, I just didn’t go to any of the sites and make updates or check for opportunities, because it just got overwhelming. But I decided to revisit my Sverve account.  Of all the affiliate programs that I have signed up for, blogging with Sverve has been the easiest.  Their site is simple to use and the easiest to understand.  And that is always a plus for me. At first, I…

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    New Blog Home

    I have finally moved into my new blog home.  It’s new and exciting, but a little scary at the same time.  As with any move, some things transitioned easily, while others were a little more complicated.  I am just so proud of myself that I was able to do this on my own (with a little help from YouTube and the internet). Most of the furniture is here.  I still need to put up a few fixtures (my Disqus comments to be exact).  I know I have a lot to learn about my new community, but I’m looking forward to it.  So please excuse the clutter until everything is unpacked…

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    We’re Moving…

    I have pondered.  I have debated.  I have done lots of research.  I have weighed out the pros and the cons.  But I have finally decided to make the move from Blogger to WordPress. Yes, I’m really going to do it.   Moving is never easy.  There is the anticipation of being somewhere new, and the sadness of leaving something behind.  I have been on Blogger from the start of my blog 1 1/2 years ago. Blogger has been good to me, but I think it’s time for the change.  So please excuse any glitches that may occur in the coming days.  Sometimes things can go wrong during a move.…

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    3 Things That Have Made Blogging Easy

    I have been blogging for over a year now.  And it has been a learning and growing experience.  I do not know all the great tips and tricks for making blogging easy.  But I do know what has worked for me.  Am I the best blogger?  Definitely not.  I still have more things to learn and more growing to do. Sometimes as bloggers, we get too wrapped up in stats.  Pageviews, followers, Facebook likes, Twitter followers, Pinterest pins.  Yes, these items do have an effect on the success of our blog.  But there are other things that can contribute to our success.  Here are the three things that have consistently…

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    Guest Bloggers Wanted

    I have been blogging for a little over a year now, and I really enjoy it.  I love sharing my favorite things and a look into my life with my readers.  I enjoy knowing that something I have posted is helpful to someone in some way. I also enjoy visiting and reading other blogs.  I find new recipe ideas, helpful tips and more.  I’m introduced to new bloggers and new writing styles.  Sometimes, I get busy and don’t get to visit other blogs as much as I’d like. For the months of April, May and June, I will be busy with an online employment project, and my regular math tutoring…

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    Seek Assistance From the Monkey: PicMonkey

    When I first started blogging, I didn’t have the slightest idea about most of what it entailed.  I just knew that I wanted to share with others.  I soon learned the importance of blog design, blog post structure and quality and social media. Design was not, and is still really not my thing.  But I’ve been a little successful at it with the help of a monkey.  PicMonkey has been one of the best things that has happened to my blog.  It has allowed me to do minimal design without losing my mind.  I was able to create my blog header with PicMonkey.  That task too forever, but I was…