Pinterest Boards can expand your reach, if used to their full potential. You will get more traffic with spectacular images, and great descriptions. I am going to spell it out for you, so you can reap the rewards like everyone else. By just taking simple steps, and being prepared, you will reap rewards.
Pinterest Boards are set up on the Pinterest website. These boards are for more than one person to pin to that specified board. Some boards have hundreds of Administrators, some have less than a hundred. Each board has their own set of rules, and a set amount of administrators.
How do they work?
You can find group boards a few different ways. You can search for them, find them on a profile you follow, and at Pin Groupie
You type in what kind of group board you’re looking for in the search bar. Then Press the icon that says Boards. There are all the Boards lined up.
Look on the website above, which is very time-consuming, but if you’re looking for a certain type of niche, this weeds them out.
Or my favorite, look on the profiles of some big name bloggers that you follow. If You look at the boards on their profile, you will notice some have a icon (looks like People) on the top right hand corner, these are group boards. Check out the ones that interest you, and make sure to read the rules. See if it states how to join, if it doesn’t send a simple and polite email to the main administrator.
Once you find boards you would like to join, read the instructions, these are normally listed. If not contact an administrator of the board. To find the administrators, click on the profile pictures on the left top corner. It will list all members, and administrators will be easy to find at the top of the list. Make sure you know the rules of the board before you pin anything on the board. Once you have been approved you can pin away.
I tried this and seen a massive improvement of my presence on Pinterest. My numbers skyrocketed! You will have to be diligent, and keep pinning. You can use certain websites to do the pinning for you, for a small fee. Some of these websites have a free trial. I have used Board Booster, and it worked great. You have to keep adding pins to your secret boards, to keep it going. I will be making a post and video of this shortly. I am currently looking at Tail Wind, to see how it compares to Board Booster, their monthly fee is really similar. Happy Pinning.
What do you Use? Have you tried building traffic from Pinterest? If you need any help, let me know. I will help in any way I can.
As many of you know, I have 4 kiddos, separated by 10 years right in the middle. My two oldest are teenage boys. Their thoughts are enough to make me laugh ou loud at times. Teenagers are unique in their own way. I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites.
The Way They Talk
Sometimes when teenagers talk, its sounds like a foreign language. You have no idea what they are talking about, or for that matter who. I learned if, I take into consideration what they were just talking about, I might be able to wrap my head around it. Teenagers seem to really hate repeating their selves. Trust me I have gotten some stares.
The Way They Dress
Some have a very unique style, some decide what to wear based on what is clean. Some are super picky, while others, aren’t worried about what their friends are going to say. I have one, that is really laid back, and will wear almost anything. He likes to look nice for church or going out, and has a distinct style for that. My oldest, is very set on what he likes to wear on a day by day basis. He prefers certain name brands over others, and is set on a certain type of shoe.
The Way They Think
They have a unique take on everything going on around them. From what’s happening around town, or around the world. They can see differences, that most of us as adults, overlook. They have a keen intuition when someone is down, and just needs a friend or kind word. The way teenagers think, is like a breath of fresh air. I think its important to step back and listen to their thoughts, and what they have to say about the situation. Continue reading
Have you ever wished you could get a bunch of meals for you family, without spending a small fortune? Have you ever tried to figure out those posts on Pinterest, How do they do it? I fine tuned my way of shopping, to do just that. We were trying to cut corners wherever we could. Sometimes that’s the easiest way to pay off bills, pay extra payment each month. We decided on a food budget of $200 a month. Over the last couple of months, I am averaging $300. I set about changing my bi-weekly planning for groceries.
My plan began as soon as the ads came out Wednesday morning. I check their websites, and make a list to print. I found the best deals this week at Aldi’s and Save A Lot. Hy-Vee had some great deals, but I was hoping to save more by shopping elsewhere. I wanted to get more bang for my buck! We live in a small country town, and the drive to the stores with the deals, is almost an hour away. Heck it takes an hour to get to a Wal-Mart! Which was on my list of stores to stop at. Once I have the lists printed, I look them over and compare the stores. I mark off from one store what I am buying at another. I then make a final list on Word. I also make a separate Word document for recipe ideas for the shopping trip. If I need any sides or marinades, I know ahead of time. We have a small grocery store here in town, but prices are super high, and the quality isn’t there.
This trip I had the three youngest (14, 4, and 2). This can be a spectacular feat on its own. I made sure to have snacks, and games to keep the 2 youngest occupied for the duration of the trip. We were going to make a full day of it. I had planned on making stops at 5 stores, more if needed. I was checking out some new stores, so I didn’t know what to expect at those. Once we loaded up and was on our way, I set my google maps on my phone, to locate the best route to take.
My main goal was to get enough food for 2 weeks, on just $100. With it being such a far drive, I wanted to make this trip count. I also made a list of the new places I wanted to scope out, including addresses and phone numbers. I wanted to check out a meat supply store, a couple of grocery chains I had heard of, and a discount food store.
What We Scored:
$40 – 2x Chicken= 10 meals
$10 – Pork Chop Boneless= 5 Meals
$5.16 – Chicken Dogs (Farmland)= 8 Meals and some lunches
$4.40 – Johnsonville Italian Ground Sausage= 4 add ins for 4 meals
$40 – 10lb. chubs of Hamburger= 8 Meals
Total on Meat Alone = $99.56
I found a lot of deals, these deals were not all advertised. I was very pleasantly surprised with the King Cash Saver Grocery Store. We found the Chicken Dogs, and the Johnsonville Italian Sausage their super cheap. Save A Lot had some advertised deals, that I had already planned on stocking up on Pork. We also know Aldi’s is a great place to shop, and they were on the list as a sure stop. I ended up getting more for my money, when it came to meat. After picking up our fruits, veggies, and sides, we ended up $50 under my budget. I also picked up a few treats for the kids, which we don’t normally do. I added some new things to try with the family, such as new veggies, quinoa, and shrimp. My oldest is allergic to shellfish, but he is leaving in a few days for training, so we are looking forward to trying some new shrimp recipes.
What On Earth to Do With All of That…Here is a list of how we broke it down, including recipes
Awesome Meatballs(x2 one for the freezer) with Buttered Egg Noodles, Peas, and Peaches
Freezer Meatloaf (x2 both went into the freezer) served with Mashed Potatoes, Beef Gravy, and veggie or salad
Hamburgers served with homemade fries and all the fixins
Spaghetti (x2 both went into the freezer) served with salad, and garlic cheese bread
Lasagna served with salad, and garlic bread
Chicken Picatta (recipe coming soon) served with pasta, salad, and garlic bread
Chicken Tenders/Bites (x2) mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans/corn, and salad
Mexican Chicken (x2) served as tacos or rice bowls
Grilled Chicken (x3) After cooling, these are frozen and used in different meals. Salad, pita, BBQ sandwiches
Crock Pot Chicken (x2)
Chicken Cacciatore served with pasta and salad
Grilled BBQ Pork Steak served with potato salad, baked beans, and fresh salad
Grilled Pork Steak served with fried taters, corn on the cob, fresh salad
Crock Pot Chops (x2) both were frozen
There you have it, $100 buck, with a little left over. We have our dinners for two weeks, this will save me time and money in the long run. I spent a little over $40 on side items, and breakfast items. We are already planning our next trip. Once I learned how to do the impossible, it was a breeze.
How do you plan? Could you get enough food for your family, on $100 to last two weeks? Would you like to see a menu plan? Let me know in the comments….
Simple and Easy recipe for a flavorful Spaghetti Sauce. Simple and Easy to make. Make a few ahead and freeze to use later. For when you don’t have tons of time, but want that gourmet taste.
Have you ever wondered how to let your Husband know that your thinking of Him? Other than telling Him? We often think of our Husbands throughout the day, and they might not even know it. It’s important that they know we do think of them often. There are simple subtle ways and straight forward ways to show our Husbands that we are. Whether you are happily married or you have been struggling, these tips and ideas are sure to help. If you want to be closer to your Husband then, this is for you.
You might have been arguing all the time, or you just wanting to be supportive and encouraging. Showing our Husbands that we are in fact thinking about them, will show them our deep love for them. You may be thinking I can’t pull this off, or will it really help. Yes it will help, even if the non stop arguing is abundant. Simple ways to show our affection, with little to no cost! Try some or all of these ideas, I have used each and every one of them.
You will need little to no supplies. Basic supplies that you already have around the house, paper, pen, Ziploc bags, and post it notes.
Simple, yet effective way of letting him know your thinking of him. These can be plain, or as bold as you want to go. One text, or a few throughout the day.
You may have seen the term blog boosting. I wasn’t sure what this entailed. Blog Boosting is where you spread the reach of your blog. In an effort to get more people to see your blog. This will draw more readers, and bring in more traffic and email subscribers. Is it worth your time to boost your blog? YES!! There are many ways of doing this, I’m going to go over the Top Ways to boost your blog with Link Parties. It is time-consuming, but well worth the time and effort you put into it. That being said, the more time and effort you put into it, the more you will reap the rewards.
Link Parties are a great way to see other bloggers work, and boost your own at the same time. You can find link parties in various places around the web. Link Parties are on a website of the Host/Hosts. Yes some have more than one, which allows you to be seen on more than one site. You add your link, and follow the rules of each party. Some parties, have you comment on other links in the party, some have a set number or which ones you need to comment on. The rules are normally at the top, right before the list of links. Another rule, how many links you can add. Some you may add one, some there are no limits. Most allow 2-3 links per party. You want to make sure you have a great Picture, like your Pinterest Pin. Have a Great Title, it helps. When people are scrolling down, they will click on something that catches their eye. Whether that be your title or Picture, both would be great. You will get better with time, as you start to see what people naturally click on. Keep notes of these clicks, and you can refer back to them. Link Parties usually start on a set day, and end a set day. There times will vary from party to party. I have a page in my Blog Planner that I keep track of each of these along with the rules of each party. There are some Parties that last all week, and some are monthly. I recommend the weekly parties. You even have the chance to be Featured, which is really great for boosting. I have been featured a few times. Continue reading
Summer time can be super hectic, especially with Little Ones. When they are situated on a routine, it’s very hard on them to change, and change back for school. We modified our everyday routines to make this summer a lot easier. When kids get bored, or feel like they are out of sorts, they become mischievous. I’m going to show you how to simplify your routines, to make it easier on you and the kids. I’m going over what we have implemented and throwing in a Free Printable at the end of the post.
Our morning routine has changed due to school being out for summer break.
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Morning Routine (kids get up, get dressed, make their beds, eat breakfast) and watch cartoons. The only thing that has changed is the time, and we aren’t headed out the door to school
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Morning Fast Five- 1. Pick up toys 2. Gather dirty clothes 3. Read a book 4. Do schoolwork 5. Chore of the day. Continue reading
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This is my story of How I FAILED, and then what I did to overcome that feeling.
This is my story and I have not mentioned any names of persons or facilities that are affiliated with said story.
These are my opinions.
Have you ever failed at something and gave up? You are not alone. But Failure is not the end of the World. Failure may feel like a closed-door, but actually is a New Door of Opportunity. Failure does not make you worthless or a failure at everything. So You failed, Now What? Pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and keep on trying new things. I’m going to share with you my BIG Failure and how it impacted me and my family.
I had been a stay at home mom for a little over 8 years. Our family was feeling a lot of financial strain. I set out to find a job to help with the mounting bills. In the past I have done various jobs, mainly fast food. I worked in a factory once (I was a single mom of 2 kids), I made it work, even though the pay was really bad (piece work). We live in a small town, there are not a lot of jobs here, and the only fast food is Subway. Mainly high schoolers are hired here. I did put in an application, but was not called back. I never applied at any type of residential care facility, in all my years. See I absolutely love elderly people, and I don’t deal with death very well. I always thought, to prevent undue emotional stress on myself, to just not even try it. I needed a job, and I had been putting in applications everywhere. As far away as an hour, I knew I needed to stay closer to home, in case one of the kids became sick or there was an emergency. I finally buckled, and put in at a near residential facility. I was super nervous, not doing job interviews in 8 years, can cause stress on its own. I mean my daily interaction with people, were the kids, and that’s not a bad thing. My interview went well, I learned I was going to be trained as a cook. Okay I can cook, use recipes, and love to try new ones out. I was ecstatic to say the least. I had found my job, close to home, and I could feel the stress level going down. My family was really excited, Mom was trying a new endeavor. That night was when I became nervous again, what about the elderly people. I told myself, I won’t have to really be around them, I’m in the Kitchen. Continue reading