I love Pinterest and get so many of ideas from there. It also a great place to keep the great ideas I find blog stalking all in one place.
Don't forget to give the right person credit when pinning from Pinterest! We are all proud of our own creations! Here are just some of my newest pins and hopefully they will give you some inspiration too!
I am so excited to share my new adventure with you!
I have decided to start a series about blogging and what we can do to improve our blogging skills. I am going to call this series Blog Speak and will include a button on my side bar that will take you directly to all of the posts in this series.
I have been blogging for over 4 years and have learned a lot along the way. The more I learn about blogging, social media and online, the more that I LOVE it. The last 6 months I have had the opportunity to teach some classes about blogging and have really enjoyed it. Then it dawned on me, why aren't I sharing with you what I have learned as well?! Thus, Blog Speak was born.
Today I want to talk about writing to your audience. Every blog has a different target audience and it is really up to you to decide who you want your target audience to be. Once you have a target audience then you will have a better idea of where to go and find them.
I love Valentine's Day because of all the fun heart decorations that start popping up everywhere. Have you started decorating for Valentine's Day? If not, you still have plenty of time and maybe one of the projects I have added here will help inspire you to create the perfect Valentines decorations for your home.
I know you have heard me say it so many times before, but I LOVE MAKING JEWELRY! A fun piece of jewelry can make a cute outfit into the perfect outfit.
Now I know not everyone is a jewelry fanatic, but for me it is just so fun. So today I am going to teach you how to make your own ring with this tutorial. It really is fun and you will be amazed at how easy it can be.
Last week I posted a quick little bit about having the opportunity to go to Orlando, Florida. I had so much fun and since I don't have another post ready I thought I would tell you a bit about my weekend.
I work at the Home Office of Stampin' Up! and I was asked to teach a class on Blogging at our Leadership Conference and to also help with the event in general.
I had never been to Florida before and was loving the weather! Especially while my husband was texting me pictures of all of the snow he were getting at home.
My class was on Friday afternoon so I got all spiffed up that morning because I still helped with the event for whole day.
In the hall we had small boards we could put some information up about our classes. For whatever reason, I was thinking the board was going to be much bigger so my print outs were all really big. I ended up not having enough room for all of my stuff so I had to be selective as to what I put up, but it was fun to see it all put together.
Many people were even taking pictures of it!
Here is the sign that was in the hallway showing where my class was. Eek! It was so fun to see my own name! I know I am a little crazy but I brought it home and am thinking of getting it framed and hanging it my Craft Room!
The classes went really well, and I was very surprised when I wasn't nervous at all. I felt really comfortable teaching, but of course this is something that I love and am very passionate about so I am sure that helped
I really had so much fun and I really hope that I get the chance to do it again!
While at the event I got the chance to meet many of my demonstrators in person. I work with them on a biweekly basis but it is always over the phone so that was a lot of fun.
Here is my team after the Friday Night PJ Party.
We flew back to Salt Lake City very, very early on Sunday Morning and I am exhausted. But it was totally worth it. Thanks Stampin' Up for letting me participate and help in this fun event!
Just one more quick little tid bit:
I love taking pictures out the window of the airplane and these are 2 of my favorite from the trip home.
It's good to be home, even though I have to go back to all the heavy layers and scraping ice off my car windows in the morning.
It all started when I got this for my Birthday! Thanks honey!
I wanted a quick and easy project that I could test it out on.
I bought 2 scarves at Old Navy for only $1 each on clearance. When I got them home I realized they were a little wide. So I just used 1 scarf cut in half lengthwise.
My other sewing machine had like 9 basic stitches and this one has lots of pretty stitches. So for my scarf I decided to embroider the edges with a fancy snow stitch.
Ruffles & Stuff really does have a great tutorial and I want to make sure and give her credit for it so you really should go check it out. It is very easy to follow. Plus, that means I don't need to recreate it because it is already done!
The bows turned out so cute with the stitching along the edges.
I am so excited! I have some news that I just had to share with all of you!
On Wednesday morning I am flying to Orlando, FL! I have never been before so it is going to be a fun adventure.
I am going for work. I work at the Stampin' Up! home office and we are having a big event that we call Leadership. It is like a big convention for all of the leaders and top sellers in our company, over 1400 will be in attendance!
Well they have asked little' ol me to teach on blogging and how to engage with your readers! I am so excited!
I teach the class 3 times and it has a power point and everything! I really am excited (if you can't tell) and am so grateful for this opportunity to share some of my knowledge.
All of my posts are scheduled so you shouldn't miss me while I'm gone, but since I feel like your my family I wanted to let you in on my exciting news. I hope when all is said and done I will still think that it was fun.