11 Blog Conference Essentials

I’m really excited, and a little bit nervous, to be attending my first blog conference! In my “other life” as an Operating Room nurse, I, along with my peers, attended many conferences, but this is different. I have never, in real life, met any of the people who will be there. Plus, I am also carpooling and sharing a room with two people I have never met. But, what the heck, my motto has always been, if you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I will always dance! I have communicated … [Read more...]

5 Frequently Asked Yummly Questions

If you love to bake, cook and write about it and are not yet on Yummly™, you need to run...run as fast as you can, and sign up right now! Yummly™ is simple to set up and will not only offer you thousands of recipes but oodles of traffic to your blog. 5 Frequently Asked Yummly™ Questions   What is Yummly™? Yummly™ was launched in 2010 by foodies on a mission to invent the ultimate kitchen tool. Whether it’s finding a recipe or going to the store, Yummly™ wants to make it easier … [Read more...]

2014 Traffic Report {w/Linky}

I posted my first "traffic report" in 2012. I noticed several other blogs had posted their's, so being a very inquisitive person I had to find out what my stats were too. It is super interesting to see all of the yearly stats, discover where my traffic is originating, what sites are referring traffic, what blogs are referring traffic and of course, top blog posts and top recipe posts for the past year. I followed the format of some of the other blogs and then customized it a bit to make it my … [Read more...]

Biannual Blogathon Bash ~ Wrap Up Post

    The winter Biannual Blogathon Bash has officially ended.  It was a fun weekend and although I wasn't able to put in as much time as I had hoped or cross everything off my list, I did accomplish a few things and put in an estimated 14 hours of blogging.  Not record-breaking by any means, but it was 14 hours I may not have dedicated to my blog, so I am happy about that. My favourite part was meeting some new bloggers, the number of talented bloggers and the enormous scope of … [Read more...]

Biannual Blogathon Bash ~ Kick Off Post

I am very excited to be participating in my fifth Biannual Blogathon Bash.  The Blogathon Bash is a twice yearly event, it is designed for bloggers to set aside a block of time to get some much-needed housekeeping chores completed, connect with other bloggers and have some fun! This current bash is taking place January 24th -  January 27th and will run for 72 hours.{8am Friday to 8am Monday EST} I am a little late getting organized for this year's bash, but now I think I am just about set … [Read more...]

“Proof of Heaven” ~ Does Proof Exist?

Late one night a couple of weeks ago, I was surfing the Internet {no surprise to anyone...lol} and noticed a friend on Facebook asking for suggestions of a good book to read. Another friend of mine responded with, "...you have to read,  Proof of Heaven, it's amazing". … [Read more...]

Celebrate Canada with The Great Canadian Blog Bash! #TGCBB {Giveaway link}

Hi and welcome to The Great Canadian Blog Bash! {#TGCBB}  First things first, a huge Canadian thank you to our three lovely hosts: Jennifer from Mom vs the Boys, Nancy from Whispered Inspirations, and Deanna from Maple leaf Mommy. Without their hard work and dedication we would not be enjoying this great coast to coast opportunity! … [Read more...]

The Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2013 – Road Trip! {Letter “S”}

  I am very excited to be taking part in the Blogging A to Z Challenge 2013.  This is actually my third challenge; the first year I featured a recipe for each letter and last year I drew on  my nursing background and used "parts of the human body" as my inspiration! This year I have decided to change things up a bit.  I live in Canada and believe it is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet; so I have decided to feature a different Canadian "place", for each letter of the … [Read more...]

The Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2013 – Road Trip! {Letter “R”}

I am very excited to be taking part in the Blogging A to Z Challenge 2013.  This is actually my third challenge; the first year I featured a recipe for each letter and last year I drew on  my nursing background and used "parts of the human body" as my inspiration! This year I have decided to change things up a bit.  I live in Canada and believe it is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet; so I have decided to feature a different Canadian "place", for each letter of the … [Read more...]

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2013 – Virtual Road Trip & Actual Road Trip!

  My daughter and I have been on the road the past two days.  Late Wednesday we had a totally unexpected opportunity to visit my son, who lives in London, Ontario and just a few hours later we were on our way.  We usually only have an opportunity to see him a couple times a year, so when this adventure suddenly presented itself, it was too exciting to pass up! I hope you understand; I should be back home and posting by the 11th or 12th. In the meantime, if you would like to visit the … [Read more...]

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2013 – Road Trip! {Letter “E”}

I am very excited to be taking part in the Blogging A to Z Challenge 2013.  This is actually my third challenge; the first year I featured a recipe for each letter and last year I drew on  my nursing background and uses "parts of the human body" as my inspiration! This year I have decided to change things up a bit.  I live in Canada and believe it is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet; so I have decided to feature a different Canadian "place", for each letter of the challenge. … [Read more...]

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2013 – Road Trip! {Letter “D”}

I am very excited to be taking part in the Blogging A to Z Challenge 2013.  This is actually my third challenge; the first year I featured a recipe for each letter and last year I drew on  my nursing background and uses "parts of the human body" as my inspiration! This year I have decided to change things up a bit.  I live in Canada and believe it is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet; so I have decided to feature a different Canadian "place", for each letter of the challenge. … [Read more...]

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2013 – Road Trip! {Letter “C”}

I am very excited to be taking part in the Blogging A to Z Challenge 2013.  This is actually my third challenge; the first year I featured a recipe for each letter and last year I drew on  my nursing background and uses "parts of the human body" as my inspiration! This year I have decided to change things up a bit.  I live in Canada and believe it is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet; so I have decided to feature a different Canadian "place", for each letter of the challenge. … [Read more...]

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2013 – Road Trip! {Letter “A”}

I am so excited to be taking part in the Blogging A to Z Challenge 2013.  This is actually my third challenge; the first year I featured a recipe for each letter and last year I drew on  my nursing background and uses "parts of the human body" as my inspiration! This year I have decided to change things up a bit.  I live in Canada and believe it is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet; so I have decided to feature a different Canadian "place", for each letter of the challenge. … [Read more...]