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Is an all- blogger friendly site dedicated to bringing bloggers together, using great categories to.. find blogs you'll love to read. Find tips, linky parties, giveaways and great ideas to create.. a better blog.

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Other Tags: blog help, how to, blogging, linky parties, McLinky

A place to find my adventures in shopping at Trader Joe's, even though I've moved to a.. state that doesn't have a TJs near me. Great food, good friends, and driving three hours to.. get there! Find some foods you haven't tried, and read

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Home and Family life, design ideas, gluten free recipes, allergy awareness, things I love to buy,.. finding garage sale and flea market treasures, living the good life and traveling!

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Other Tags: family, gluten-free, eczema, travel, photography

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  • Blog of the Week - The Minimalists
    on Dec 20, 2016
    Because Christmas is in a few days and everyone is hurrying to buy stuff for their families and friends, I found this blog very uplifting and it made so much sense to me. I watched this documentary on Netflix the other day while I was sick and I felt...
  • Pros and Cons - Thoughts On Living in a Small Space
    on Aug 24, 2016
    We did it.We sold our big house and moved to a 1000 sq. ft. cottage.The master bedroom is 10x10.My kiddos have the upstairs attic for sleeping and toys...so that's about 500 sq. ft.That leaves about 400 sq. ft. for the kitchen and living area doesn't...
  • Downsizing My American Dream
    on Apr 20, 2016
     Photo by Scott CottonSo we finally did it. We bought a "small" house...almost a tiny house. It's tiny compared to what we have been living in the past seven years, and there are limited closets, no storage, no attic or basement storage, and a d...
  • Things To Do Instead of Blogging - Here's Your Free Pass
    on Jan 15, 2016
    I tried. I really did. I wanted to be a good blogger and post for ya'll every day in January. Didn't happen did it. It's the 15th and I got to about 50%. So I apologize for not accomplishing my goal and I hope it hasn't let you do...
  • Day Six - Creating Blog Post ImagesTo Use on Pinterest and Instagram
    on Jan 6, 2016 in BGB Tutorials
    When it comes to images on a blog - size matters! If you don't have the correctly sized image then it won't look perfect in its placement. This is one area where you can be perfect and look very professional.We have a great tutorial to create buttons...
  • Day Six - Creating Blog Post Images To Use on Pinterest and Instagram
    on Jan 6, 2016 in BGB Tutorials
    When it comes to images on a blog - size matters! If you don't have the correctly sized image then it won't look perfect in its placement. This is one area where you can be perfect and look very professional.We have a great tutorial to create buttons...
  • Day Five - Discovering That It's All About the Font
    on Jan 5, 2016
    Do you have a favorite font? Are you a font junkie? Have you just discovered the luscious world of fonts and want to know how to get some of your own? As a graphic designer it is easy to create a collection of lovely fonts that can create movement, b...
  • Day Four - Scanning a Hand Made Image to Use On Your Blog
    on Jan 4, 2016
    Blogging is a technical thing nowadays, but adding a hand drawn, personalized image somewhere on your site makes it feel less formal, less techie, less cold...makes it more inviting and a little bit friendlier...from my perspective. If your blog is a...
  • Day Two & Day Three - Blog Along With Me - Editing Photos & Adding Text
    on Jan 3, 2016
    Okay, this is fun people! You can use my favorite photo editing site for FREE and create some fun graphics for your blog...PICMONKEY wins every time...but feel free to use your favorite, of course!Did you take some pictures for your blog the other da...
  • Day One - Taking An About Me Selfie
    on Jan 1, 2016
    I know it's the day after and you probably partied until at least 10:30pm...I know I did...but don't you think your blog needs a little face lift? Luckily you don't need to spend anything on this face lift...you can use your phone's camera or your ne...
  • Blogging Inspiration Play Along With Me - Week One
    on Dec 29, 2015 in BGB Instagram
    Brush off the cobwebs! Shake off the dust!! Stretch those fingers to the sky!!!!Let's play a game and make our blogs even better in January!Follow along with me every day in January and use the IG hashtag #BLOGGAMES to follow everyone's progress...ju...
  • Calendar Guide for 2016
    on Dec 29, 2015
    2016 is around the corner...as usual, time just goes by too fast for us busy mamas, and we need our planners and calendars to help us stay organized and CALM. Right? Well, sometimes it calms me down, but usually I hyperventilate a little bit anyway.S...
  • Daily Art Hub Free Graphics
    on Dec 28, 2015
    Are you looking for cute graphics for free? I get a new set in my email every day! Check out:...
  • Where's My Permalink?
    on Dec 8, 2015 in BGB Help Desk
    Learn as you go. Or, forget what you've learned when you don't use it! That's what happened to me today...I forgot where to find the Permalink for my posts on Blogger. Even if you haven't written a post yet, you can still create a Permalink to send o...
  • Giving Stuff Away
    on Dec 4, 2015
    You can win this fun little bee on a faux medal ribbon pin...(I have other styles in my Etsy shop)...if you jump over to my IG account and enter now by following me and tagging two friends. A winner will be chosen on Monday...plus I will even ship to...
  • Blogging Tools
    on Nov 25, 2015
    I found a new (to me) blog about blogging that I thought everyone here would appreciate it. It's a blog called The Blog Help. Pretty cool name huh? I have linked this image above to a great article that talks about tools that bloggers can utilize to...
  • Shop Small This Weekend
    on Nov 24, 2015
    I've got a giveaway coming up for you very soon, so stay tuned! Don't forget to buy from small businesses this Saturday! Got to keep the spirit of small business alive!I will be giving away a customized library font banner and a "Best of/in Show" awa...
  • Free State Printables
    on Aug 4, 2015
  • Reasons Why No One Is Reading Your Blog
    on Aug 3, 2015
    I love this post from The Nectar Collective! The tips are spot on if you want to grow a consistent readership. Click over to TNC to read the post.And don't you just love their blog name? Kind of similar....
  • How To Take A Great Selfie
    on Jul 22, 2015
    Hey, there! Lyndsay here. I don't pop up very often, but back in the olden days, Sarah and I started the Blog Guidebook together!  I'm usually behind the scenes with design, but I have a few selfie tips for you today!  First off,...

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