Monthly Archives: December 2013

Is it my New Year’s Resolution or a Daring Challenge?

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I read a book last month that has motivated me to make some changes in my life.  The book was called I Dare Me.  Lu Ann Cahn wrote the book and she blogs.

I Dare Me

Lu Ann made a commitment to do something new every day for a year.  She talks about how it made her feel so much more alive.  She was in her early 50′s when she completed her year of firsts.    On January 1, she started her year of firsts by doing a Polar Bear Plunge.  She did some days where her firsts were just small things.  Her blog with all her firsts… Read the rest of this blog entry...

The PINcentive Blog Hop: Week 16

Guess what?  We’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaccck!  Did you miss us?  We missed you!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  Mostly, though, we hope you are ready to get your party on!
Welcome to the sixteenth week of the blog hop!  As always, a BIG THANK YOU is in order to everyone that has been linking up.  More so for making it EXTREMELY difficult for our co-hosts to choose winners each week and providing us with such great recipes, crafts, tips, parenting advice, tutorials, (you name it)!  Your content has truly been a pleasure to read, and it keeps getting better each week!

If this is your first time linking up; WELCOME!  I am extremely excited to provide this link up for you today and the opportunity for you to increase your traffic, followers, and improve your page rank! 

THE PINCENTIVE BLOG HOP; HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each week, 3 winners will be chosen by our co-hosts!  As a winner, you will have the opportunity to:

  • have your post featured,
  • co-host our next hop and choose our winner (a great way to make new friends and increase your following),
  • priority seating (which means I’ll add your post to our link up manually), and
  • have your content pinned a minimum of 31 times by my Pinterest Incentive Program (PIP) team members below. 

Additionally your content will be pinned by the each blog hop participant!  That’s right!  Blog hop participants will be required to pin the winner’s content.  The number of link ups we have will determine the total number of times your content gets pinned so, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SPREAD THE WORD!  It will only benefit you in the long run! 

Now, according to proper blog commenting etiquette, REQUESTS TO FOLLOW BACK are in poor taste.  For this Blog Hop, HOWEVER, let’s rid ourselves of this rule (that’s right; throw it right out the window)!  For this PARTY, they are ENCOURAGED and ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE! 

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If you’d like to connect with these lovely ladies, or pay them a visit, I’m sure they’d love to hear from you! 

CHRISTIE, CATHY, CRISTYL, JEANIE, MELANIE, MINDY, GINNY,
GOSIA, MELISSA, JANINE, SHANNAH, KAREN, GINA, CASSI, BETTY,
JULIA, JAIME, QUIDA, ELLEN, ANNE, KERA, NICOLE, NATASHA,
KRYSTAL, ANYONITA, MICHELLE, BRITNEY, JENN, TIFFANY, MEGIN

Alternates
TAMARA, MARTI

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OUR PIP MEMBER  HOST & CO-HOSTS

Host: Elena @ Cropped Stories (Google+ / bloglovin’)
Co-host: Betty @ Losing My Gut While Gaining My Insanity (bloglovin’ / Facebook / Pinterest)
Co-host: Krystal @ Krystal’s Kitsch (bloglovin’ / Facebook / Twitter)
Co-host: Gosia @ Kiddie Foodies (Facebook / bloglovin’ / Google+)

THREE OF OUR WINNERS FROM WEEK 15

Co-host: Omo @ Kolture Shoq (Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter)
Co-host:  Britni @ Play. Party. Pin. (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
Co-host: Diane @ Creative Destinations Guide (Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest)
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Link up anything and everything with the exception of giveaways, link ups, and paid product reviews.
Posts must be family friendly and published in the past month.

1. Follow the Host and Co-hosts via a minimum of one method they’ve chosen to include above.

2. Display the Blog Hop button on your website (preferably in post or a sidebar).

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For a smaller size, please visit my PINcentive Blog Hop page.

3. Spread this wonderful opportunity and Tweet about it!

4. REPIN THE WINNER’S CONTENT FROM THE WEEK BEFORE
Please, for the prospective winner’s sake, don’t skip this step.


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Christmas Gingerbread Farmhouse / DIY Zipper and Chain Bracelet
Beaded Photo Ornaments / 40+ Gift Ideas for Bloggers

5. Link up using your post URL (NOT the URL address of your main page).

Please provide the TITLE OF YOUR POST under Name/Title.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN, mingle, make some new friends, pin to your heart’s desire, and leave some comment love!

IMPORTANT PINNING TIPS:
Do not use the customized Pin It button that may appear when you hover over a participant’s thumbnail image.
Using it will ONLY pin the thumbnail image (linking you back to the website you are currently on) and not that person’s post.
To pin correctly, please click on the text link below the thumbnail image to pin directly from their page.

I reserve the right to remove any links that do not meet these requirements.

LIKE OUR BLOG HOP?  DON’T WANT TO MISS A WEEK?


Easy Weight Loss! It works!!!

I saw my sister-in-law yesterday.  She moved to Texas last year so I don’t see her often now. She came for the family Christmas.  She told me that she has been following my blog and that she decided to follow my diet.  Here is a post about my diet How to Lose Weight.

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My sister-in-law and her husband have been following my diet plan and have each lost around 15 pounds in the last two months.

She told me that it is the easiest diet that she has ever been on.  She said her husband is feeling better too!  They are both in their 60′s too!

Here are some… Read the rest of this blog entry...