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Affiliate Marketing Success Tip: How to Track Your Opt Ins

This is one of my most important affiliate marketing success tips… it’s one I resisted for a LONG time, but when I finally got my act together and implemented it changed everything. I highly, highly, recommend you take action on this tip TODAY!   For years I just threw opt in boxes up on my […]

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Live Work Session: Creating Stand-Alone Visual Content

If you’re using social media as part of your marketing strategy you know you can’t just throw out link after link and expect the traffic to just cascade to your site. Nope. Social media takes a little bit more finesse than that. It takes creating a feeling in your reader/follower/friend/circles. When you help your community […]

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Blog Workshop: The Secret Weapon To Successful Blogging

On today’s episode of The Blog Workshop (#blogworkshop) we’re digging into one of the most important things you can do for your blog. If you’ve got a blog and haven’t done this yet… don’t worry… it’s never too late. The Secret Weapon to Successful Blogging…   It’s ok to say no… in fact, it’s necessary […]

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How to Turn Your Blog Into a Work of Art That Must Be Shared

I’m not an artist, in the paint and paintbrush sense of the word, but I do consider my blog a work of art. It’s my artistic endeavor, it’s how I share myself with the world. It’s where I let people glimpse into me, my life, and how it feels to be a work at home […]

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It Works For Standing On Horses and Building a Business

  Over the last few weeks Hanna has been working up to standing on her horse. I don't know why she feels it's important to do this (maybe it was those trick riders we saw at Equifest) but whatever her reason... it's been her goal. She started by kneeling (top right) on Vegas. Then she stood and held on (bottom right). Then she finally took the step and stood up and let go. (left). She was really proud of herself for overcoming her fear and doing it. When she sat down in the saddle after standing on Mystic's back she said "wow that … [Read More...]

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Cookie Cutters Are For Cookies. Your Blog Is Not a Cookie.

When you make a decision to start blogging, and jump off the deep end and create an income online it can be scary. Scratch that. It IS scary. There's a whole new language to learn. There's tons of technical stuff you've got to figure out... and then a bunch of different social media platforms?! Yes... it's a scary situation. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could just tell you do A, B and C and then D, E and F will happen and you’ll be making money and living high on the hog?  It might be nice, but let me tell you something… it … [Read More...]

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Go to the Tree and Other Things to Say to Yourself to Get You Where You Want to Go

I don't know why... but it's been really difficult for Hanna to learn to ride her bike. :( She keeps trying, but it isn't coming easily to her. Yesterday we were back at it again. I was trying some new techniques to help her learn how to balance, and then pedal and go (without falling over). Our yard has a little hill, I pushed her down the hill, and she just kept her legs out to the side, practicing balance. Then we practiced just putting your feet on the pedals. Then she actually started pedaling. The problem was... she kept watching her … [Read More...]

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Unleash Your Burden

In a world where it's easy to make things sooo complicated. Maybe today is the day to make it simple. Unleash your burden.     Grab your kiddos, make a paper airplane and unleash the beast... just let it go. Let it fly away.   … [Read More...]

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Take the Pledge: #MamaInThePicture

This morning my mom and I went to book club (where we finally finished Brene Brown’s book The Gift of Imperfection). Hanna’s out of school so she played games on my computer at the library while we were in club. When we were done we all came back here and dyed Easter eggs. My mom […]

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End of The Year Gift Ideas For Teachers

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, yes, we get out of school incredibly early here.. the middle of May. I’ve been thinking of some unique gifts we can give Hanna’s teacher to say thank you for a wonderful second grade year. We gave her this soup in a jar for Christmas… and […]

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How to Make New York Style Bagels at Home

Over a decade ago now (where has the time gone?!) I was transplanted from NY to Kansas. I love Kansas… but boy oh boy do I miss the bagels. Not just the bagels, but easy ACCESS to bagels. I can get a decent bagel if I drive for an hour. Well… problem solved. No more […]

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Zoo Scavenger Hunt [Printable]

It’s the last week day of Spring Break and we’re going to the zoo. We love going to the zoo… and I particularly like to make it more than just looking at the animals but a time to learn as well. We like to play zoo games when we go to the zoo! We’ve done […]

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Blog Workshop: The Secret Weapon To Successful Blogging

On today’s episode of The Blog Workshop (#blogworkshop) we’re digging into one of the most important things you can do for your blog. If you’ve got a blog and haven’t done this yet… don’t worry… it’s never too late. The Secret Weapon to Successful Blogging…   It’s ok to say no… in fact, it’s necessary […]

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Blog Workshop: How to Keep Blogging When Life Gets In The Way

As a blogger you’re going to run into times when life just gets in the way of your blog. However, there are ways to handle it so your blog doesn’t suffer, and your business continues to flourish. Today’s #blogworkshop is all about tips to keep you blogging even when life gets in the way.   […]

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Blogger’s Workshop: Simple Social SEO

I used to be the SEO Queen. I spent hours and hours creating backlinks, jumping through hoops trying to make friends with Google so they’d send me some traffic. And then the animals came… Panda, Penguin… and who remembers who else and everything changed. It’s absolutely Google’s right to make changes to their algorithm. It’s […]

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