Small Victories Sunday Linkup {88}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {88}

February 6, 2016 Small Victories Sunday, Uncategorized 8

Water Heaters, Carolina Panthers & A Blogging Tip You Don’t Want to Miss I’m so glad it’s the weekend. I look forward to relaxing with the great posts at Small Victories Sunday Linkup and reset myself after a trying week battling plumbers, GE, Home Depot and a faulty 3 year-old water heater. If all is resolved this weekend, it will be a huge victory for me! Time to really PARTY as our home state Carolina Panthers tackle the Broncos in the SuperBowl tomorrow. My boys and I are soooo excited. I’m actually more focused on the game this year than I… Read more »

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Be Our Guest Fridays {33}: Why I Chose to Write About Jean Harlow by Anne Girard

Be Our Guest Fridays {33}: Why I Chose to Write About Jean Harlow by Anne Girard

February 5, 2016 Be Our Guest Fridays, Books 3

I know very well to “never judge a book by it’s cover”, but when a cover as gorgeous as Platinum Doll by Anne Girard comes along, I truly can’t help but want to know more about it. In Platinum Doll, Jean Harlow’s story unfolds in this historical fiction showing her journey from a 17 year-old Midwestern girl to the star that graced the screen during the Golden Age of Hollywood. I am happy to bring you Anne Girard as my guest today, the author of Platinum Doll. Anne spills the beans on why she chose to write about Jean Harlow. I’m fascinated by Jean’s story… Read more »

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Interview with Chrissy Lessey, Autism Advocate & Author of The Crystal Coast Series

Interview with Chrissy Lessey, Autism Advocate & Author of The Crystal Coast Series

February 3, 2016 Books 13

Today I’m happy to share with you an interview with Chrissy Lessey, Autism Advocate and North Carolina author of  the fantasy Crystal Coast Series. It’s no secret that I love the natural beauty of our home state, North Carolina (NC). We take a trip or two every year to the beaches of NC that comprise the Crystal Coast. My oldest son, now a teenager, took his first gleeful steps in the ocean at Atlantic Beach with his great-grandparents and grandparents standing by. We were evacuated by Hurricane Ophelia during our Emerald Isle vacation but first we got some AMAZING photos of the biggest waves… Read more »

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8 Facebook Groups to Grow Your Blog & My February 2016 Blogging Goals

8 Facebook Groups to Grow Your Blog & My February 2016 Blogging Goals

February 2, 2016 2016 Goals, Blogging Tips, Linky 53

Happy February! The month of love is upon us and it’s time to share my February 2016 Blogging Goals and 8 Facebook Groups to grow your blog. I puffy heart love these groups I belong to and thought I’d share them with you too. First, let’s talk about how January went. I had some pretty lofty goals but I completed all of the mini-challenges done for the Biannual Blogathon Bash, got a great start on my new blog design with Daniela Uslan’s Blog Makeover class and took the SITS Girls Skyrocket Your PageViews class so I was pretty happy. This is… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {87}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {87}

January 30, 2016 Small Victories Sunday 6

What a week, lots of excitement in our household and on the blog! My middle son made his musical and theatrical debut, our Carolina Panthers are heading to SuperBowl 50 and I achieved one of my bookish bucket list goals and am now part of the SheReads Blogger Network! I can’t wait to bring you thoughts on the great books we talk about over at SheReads. I’ve been wanting to get into their network for a couple years now and am so stoked to be part of this great group. What were your small victories this week? Here at Small Victories… Read more »

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Never Will I Ever…Famous Last Words of Parenting

January 27, 2016 Books 15

My Indian friend’s mom diligently served her kids bland, processed American food as the rest of us indulged in my mom’s phenomenally delicious Indian meal. As an idealistic teen, I remember thinking to myself “Never will I EVER serve my kids a different meal than what I’ve made for dinner”…famous last words of my pre-kid self.  This mom is trying her best to temporarily please her child from the meltdown that will undoubtedly ensue but I thought she was making him pickier and spoiled in the long run. It’s amazing the clarity and determination our pre-kid selves have about what kind… Read more »

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How To Bullet Journal In A Planner

How To Bullet Journal In A Planner

January 24, 2016 2016 Goals, Planners 38

I’m always in search of the perfect planning system. I think I’m pretty close to planner peace with bullet journaling in my Plum Paper Planner so I thought I would share my how to bullet journal in a planner ideas with you. I hope it helps!  The Basics of a Bullet Journal I discovered bullet journaling last summer and it has changed the way I organize the chaos of my scatterbrained mind. The theory of bullet journaling started by Ryder Carroll is simple…jot down your ideas quickly and index your pages so you can always find what you need when… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {86}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {86}

January 23, 2016 Small Victories Sunday 9

Boy am I glad this week is over! It started with my blog going down and is ending with an ice storm. Thankfully, Small Victories Sunday Linkup is full of winter activities and ways to warm your body and soul. We had over 200 marvelous posts during  last week’s linkup. Here at Small Victories Sunday Linkup, we like to feature the best ideas on the internet to celebrate the small victories in our lives and blogs. Our participants are hard at work providing our readers with the best books, recipes, DIY, home, health and blogging ideas to make your life simpler, happier and healthier! So join… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {85}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {85}

January 16, 2016 Small Victories Sunday 5

What a great week it’s been here at Small Victories Sunday Linkup. We had over 200 marvelous posts last week and that’s so exciting for us. Here at Small Victories Sunday Linkup, we like to feature the best ideas on the internet to celebrate the small victories in our lives and blogs. Our participants are hard at work providing our readers with the best books, recipes, DIY, home, health and blogging ideas to make your life simpler, happier and healthier! So join us won’t you? Grab a drink and stick around awhile!  Bloggers, share with us anything that will help our fast growing community live a happier… Read more »

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January 2016 Blogging Goals

January 2016 Blogging Goals

January 14, 2016 2016 Goals, Events 26

The New Year really snuck up on me this year and I’m just now getting to writing about my January 2016 Blogging Goals. Every year I start out writing my blogging goals, home goals and reading goals and somewhere along the way I fizzle out on keeping track of my goals and celebrating my small victories in achieving those goals. With the help of some fantastic blogging events this month, these event organizers are making sure I get my blogging mojo back and tackle my extensive blog to do list. First, I’ll tell you about the events and then we’ll get… Read more »

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