Friday, May 20, 2016

Blogger Love Vol. 4

Good morning friends! What a week it's been. From every day things to school to prepping for this weekend's garage sale to doctors visits and everything in between, this has been one jammed packed week. But enough talk about how busy we are. I want to share with you a handful of must read posts from this week.

To The Woman Struggling To Find Fulfillment In Her Role As A Wife by Come Home For Comfort
Marriage is one of two areas of my life that I truly give 100% (being a Mom is the other) but sometimes I feel like I'm falling short. Now, my husband is a saint and has never once made me fill anything other than loved. He has supported all my ideas and crazy dreams (like this blog) and gives me the space I need (nights with friends and girls only brunches) so I don't feel like I've lost my individuality. Head over and read all of Whitney's article. I love every single word she shares.

Elevate 2016 - My First Blog Conference from Chasin' Mason
I have been toying with the idea of going to a conference but have yet to pull the trigger on buying a ticker, booking a room and going. Liz is sharing her experience and I relate to her review of the Elevate conference so much. I'm a bit shy when it comes to first meeting new people and quiet frankly, I'm just a Mom who spends her days raising a baby and sharing her thoughts online. Check out Liz's post if you are on the fence on if you should attend a conference or not. She did a really great job sharing the entire experience.

Blogging Tips: On Making Money Blogging written by Shoes to Shiraz 
Deena and a handful of other bloggers shared their tips and advice on working with companies and affiliate programs to make money as a blogger. I've been lucky enough to make some money from WMM but nothing steady nor do I consider this space as a source of income. This is my hobby and every once in a while, it's nice to thrown some bones. Read Deena's post (and the others too, they are all great reads) if you are interested in the money aspect of blogging. My two cents? Do what feels right for your blog. I recently had a company want to me share their men's underwear line on my blog for free. First up, I don't do anything for free and secondly, men's under garments don't really fit well with my target audience.

Fun with Dinosaurs by The Adventure Starts Here 
Connor isn't really into dinosaurs like most boys but when Meghan shared this fun themed unit, I couldn't help but think of how perfect this would be to build some excitement around dinosaurs. CJ has a full 3 months off from school but I still want to have teachable lessons on a daily basis. I want him to retain what he has learned this year and the only way I know how to do that is to "have school" this summer. Check out Meg's lesson; it's perfect for your little one!

Fresh Avocado Salad from Polka-Dotty Place
I never had avocado until we lived in Texas. That along with pineapple and roman lettuce. I'm a total weirdo. But since finding so many ways to use avocados, we usually have them once a week. Sometimes it's just slices with our Taco Tuesday dinner or in a smoothie (it makes a simple smoothie so thick and creamy - give it a try!). Whitney shard this salad and it's nothing like the traditional salad and I can't wait to share it with MOPS on Tuesday. It's so summery and perfect for potlucks/cookouts.

What post inspired you this week?
Enjoy your weekend, friends!

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