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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Blissdom Recap With Some Great Moments!

I've been blogging for over three years. I can hardly believe it! Over those three years I have attended two different blogging conferences, BlogHer and Blissdom. They both have different aspects to them that I liked but Blissdom is still my favorite. This year was my second time attending Blissdom and it was held at the Gaylord Texan near Dallas. Last year it was held at the Gaylord in Nashville. Both venues were amazing!

This year I had some great roomies... Karen from Desert Chica Ramblings, Kristi from Live and Love Outloud and Becca from Our Crazy Boys. Here is a cute picture of the four of us looking stylish in our Down East Basics attire!

Me, Becca, Karen and Kristi (aren't we cute?!)
When you are a blogger, you always have your smart phone close at hand. Here is a great picture of how we pretty much started our days, with our iPhones and coffee. Karen had to be different and drink Diet soda. I love our iPhone cases from UnCommon. Becca designed them with words that relate to blogging and we made them our own by choosing different color combinations.

One of our speakers for the second year in a row was Jon Acuff. He works with a guy that some people may have heard of, Dave Ramsey. Now Jon is a star in his own right! Every time I hear him speak, I laugh so hard but I also receive some great advice. One thing that Jon mentioned about blogging really stuck with me, "1,000 negative comments + 1 positive comments still equals 1,000 negative comments. As a blogger, I take negative comments very personally. I don't get very many, but they still sting.

Me with Jon Acuff
Jon has a great book called Quitter and a new one that will be coming out in a few weeks called Start. He'll be on a book tour and heading to Phoenix!

This year, I feel like I learned quite a bit about photography. Now, I am by no means a professional but I can now use my DSLR in manual! I'm hoping to add better pictures to my posts and create beautiful memories of my family with my new found skills. Here is one of my favorite shots that I took at the Gaylord Texan while on a photo walk.

This was a pretty lucky trip for us as a group! We all won a necklace from Shot at Life and Karen & I both won a Bissell carpet cleaner. I've already put  mine to good use!

Disclosure: This year I had some great sponsors for my trip. Without them, I would not have been able to attend. Invitation Consultants, Down East Basics and Education Abroad Today.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fry's: New Digital Coupons - $4/$40 and more!

Fry's has reached 100,000 fans on Facebook so they are offering some great eCoupons that can be loaded to your VIP card!

I'm not sure how long these will stick around, so hurry and load them!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

New Fiber One Bars at Publix® #Sponsored

My boys love granola bars! I try and sneak Fiber One granola bars into the mix to help them get some extra fiber. With the new Fiber One flavors that are available, my boys have no clue that I'm swapping them out for their regular bars.

I also love that Fiber One is offering bars with protein! With two very active boys, they need some extra protein!

All of these new flavors are available at Publix!

  • Oats & Chocolate – 35% of your daily fiber with chocolate chunks, chocolate flavored drizzle & yes some oats
  • Chewy Trail Mix – 35% of your daily fiber with chocolate chunks, raisins, peanuts & cranberries  
  • Caramel Nut Protein – 7g of protein plus 20% of your days’ fiber with caramel and peanuts wrapped in chocolate flavored coating
  • Coconut Almond Protein – 7g of protein plus 20% of your days’ fiber with coconut and almonds wrapped in a chocolate flavored coating
Disclosure: The information, products and gift pack were provided by General Mills and Publix® through MyBlogSpark.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Panda Express: FREE Samurai Surf & Turf (4/17/13)!

Yay for FREE food! On Wednesday, April 17th you can score a free single serving of Samurai Surf & Turf from Panda Express.
The coupon can be printed or shown on your smart phone.

Monday, April 1, 2013

LongHorn Steakhouse: Give a Book Get a FREE Steahouse Kid's Meal (4/2/13)!

LongHorn Steakhouse has an awesome promotion tomorrow, 4/2/13! Here are the details on helping your local Boys & Girls Clubs in exchange for a FREE Steakhouse Kid's Meal.

·         LongHorn Steakhouse is inviting families to participate in the restaurant’s Give a Book, Get a Free Steakhouse Kid’s Meal offer to celebrate International Children’s Book Day on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  

·         To participate, all families have to do is donate a children’s book, suitable for ages 5-12, on April 2 at any local LongHorn.  In return, participating guests will receive one free kid’s meal from LongHorn’s kid’s menu with the purchase of one adult entrée.

·         Books collected will be donated to local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to add to their libraries for the kids they serve.  The program is part of LongHorn’s ongoing efforts to give back to the communities they serve.


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