April Giveaway- $25 Staples GC & a Household Binder Setup Kit

Hey guys! It’s a little later this month, but it’s time for the April Giveaway!

This month I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Staples & my Household Binder Setup Kit (which is a digital printables kit with over 65 sheets!)

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For more info on the Household Binder Setup Kit, take a look at it in the Etsy shop.

So about the giveaway-

It will run from 4/18/14-4/30/14

It is open to the US only

All entries will be verified!

The winner will be notified by email & will have 48 hours to respond before I go on to the next person.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win!

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Bloom Into Spring Giveaway Hop- $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Welcome to the Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop!

Hosted By: MPM Network Bloggers

While many of us are looking forward to spring, it doesn’t mean we are looking forward to spring cleaning. To make spring cleaning a bit more fun, the MPM Blogging Network has joined together to make spring cleaning even more fun! Each participating blog below is hosting their very own unique spring themed giveaway, including spring cleaning items, fashion accessories, and even gift card for purchasing your own Spring treats!

To increase your chances of getting something fun, make sure to visit all the blogs linked below. Also, don’t forget to enter to win our grand prize, a Shark PRO Steam & Spray Mop!

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The Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop ends on 5/1/14 at 11:59 PM. The MPM Blogging Networks is not responsible for prize fulfillment and associated bloggers are responsible for their own giveaways. Good luck everyone and happy spring!

For my portion of the Bloom Into Spring Hop, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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About the giveaway-

Winner will win a $25 Amazon e-Gift Code

The giveaway is open worldwide.

It will run 4/17-5/1

Entries will be verified & the winner will be notified by email. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

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The Pin It Party Pinterest Link Up 4/17

Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party “rules” to help spread the word about the party. Don’t forget to PIN each other’s posts. You guys really bring so much great stuff to this party. Thank you for that! XO, ellie and the WHOLE Pin It Party team!

Click on each host to check out our favorites from last week!
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pinterest-linkupGrab the code for our button here!

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groundRules1. Please follow ALL of the hosts on Pinterest.

2. Send out a tweet about the party! Just click here: Tweet: I just linked up my awesomeness at THE Pin It Party with @CreativeGeekery ... where pins go viral! Your turn: http://ctt.ec/6f67M+

3. “Like” THE Pin It Party on Facebook by clicking on the LIKE button below.

4. Grab the party button above and add it to your blog’s sidebar or link up party list.

5. Post 1-3 links to your blog’s most “pin-able” posts from the last few weeks. (Please, no links to other parties, giveaways or shops please. Links to other parties are welcome here.)

6. PIN! For every post that you link up, please pin at least 1 or 2 of another blogger’s pins! This way everyone will get more repins. Total win-win. Spread the bloggy love!

Here are my favorites from last week-

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Lemon Pound Cake & Easter Shakes from Recipes for Our Daily Bread

5 Reasons I Love to Clean Up After My Kids from Chockababy

Free Playroom or Nursery Printables from Joyful Life

Super Easy Easter Activities for Toddlers from Can’t Google Everything

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Julep Maven Box- April 2014 Get YOUR First Box FREE!

Hey guys! I’ve been receiving these Julep Maven boxes since January, but I haven’t written about them (other than my Welcome box here) yet because I am usually ripping them open and stuff before I get a chance to photograph them! So, I made sure for the April box to show you guys what I got!

Julep Maven Box- April 2014 (Bombshell!)

Julep Maven Box- nail polish & cosmetics delivered monthly! First box FREE!

First, I want to break down the Maven box for you- it’s pretty unique compared to other boxes I get. First off, the very first thing you do when you become a Maven is to complete a style profile. This tells Julep which box would be best for you (there are 5).

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Blurb- My Favorite Person Contest (You could win $2,500!)

Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb
(This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.)

Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!!)

I think this is the PERFECT idea for Mother’s Day or even Father’s Day which are both right around the corner. How much would your mom love a book like this made just for her?

Not sure what to write about? Take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people.

How to Make Money Blogging With Affiliate Bonus Posts

Hey guys! I have a tip for you today on how to make money blogging. This is a tip for those who are just getting started making money blogging, and maybe more seasoned bloggers, too, who may not know about this. I just learned about bonus posts a few months ago myself.

How to Make Money Blogging with Bonus Posts

I have a few affiliates on Share A Sale that I help promote. I don’t do a lot of other promoting outside bonus posts for the moment, but they’re a great way to earn a little bit of money that I can put back into my blog through hosting giveaways for you guys and stuff like that. You won’t pay your bills this way, but it’s an awesome way to start. I’m also going to share a few lists of affiliates that offer bonus posts, so you can find some that fit with your blog and get started!

By the way, if you are not a Share A Sale member, you’ll want to sign up there, first.

Okay, What is a bonus post???

A bonus post is a bonus offer that a company (your affiliate program) sends to your email for you to share on your blog. They give you a pre-written post that you can use, or you can create your own. You can also add to their post as you see fit. Typically they’ll ask you to include a banner or two that you can get from your Share A Sale account.

How much will I make?

Bonus posts are typically worth $5-$20. Some people might scoff at that amount, but for me, I don’t get paid to do posts right now, so this is pretty neat. I get several offers a month, so I can make enough to do a nice sized giveaway, or put it back each month to pay my hosting fees.

How do I get paid?

The email will have instructions, but generally you just have to report your URL with your Share A Sale ID number, easy peasy.

What affiliate programs do bonus posts??

These are a few merchants through Share A Sale who send bonus post offers out to affiliates:

Tiny Prints

Blurb

Reebok

Crazy 8//Gymboree

Kiwi Crate

Mabel’s Labels

Craftsy

Stella & Dot

Those are the programs I know of. If anyone else knows of other affiliate programs that offer bonus posts, please let us know!

Disclaimer: some of these links are my affiliate referral links & I receive a bonus if you sign up through my link. Thank you for supporting my blog!

#LetsMingle Monday Social Media Hop + $70 Amazon GC Giveaway!

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Hey guys! Welcome back to #LetsMingle Monday!! It’s time to link up all of your social media profiles & gain some new followers! Don’t forget to follow a few new people while you’re here! Thanks for linking up!

If you have time, stop by and show the co-hostesses some blog love!

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Kendra // Sarah // Shauna // Maggie  // Yours Truly! // Sandra // Jamie

…and this week’s guest host!lmmguesthostJessica from Savory Experiments

Let’s link up! Make sure to scroll all the way down for the $70 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

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10 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

10 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

Original Image Credit:  Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot // FreeDigitalPhotos.net

10 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

I’ve been on wordpress for several months now. I made the switch last year when I knew it was time to upgrade from Blogger. If there’s anything I’ve learned about WordPress, it is that the plugin is king. So, today I’m sharing my 10 Must-Have WordPress Plugins!

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Our Easter Sensory Bin

Hey guys! I wanted to share with you all something me and little man did this past week. I made him an Easter sensory bin. He loved it, and he also got to check out the mysterious Easter egg for the first time. I figured this would peak his interest and get him excited come Easter egg hunt time. This was our first real sensory bin so far (he likes to put EVERYTHING in his mouth, so we’re limited) but he loved it!

Easter Sensory Bin Ideas

I used a Bath and Body Works box (I loved that it had this pattern) and items I found at the dollar tree and in the Easter section at Walmart (mostly dollar tree).

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