Selling Your Blog – Would You and for How Much?


I had an interesting discussion with some folks the other night and one of the main topics that came up was, "How much would you sell your blog for?"  One said $1500, one said $5000, and one said $5 million.  It's not only an interesting question, it's a valid one because you never know who might offer you a good chunk of change for your blog.  It … [Read more...]

He’s An Ol’ Vaquero

cowboy photos

~~from another time, hands as fine as the dealer in reno.....(name that song) This is my man.  I know, he's hot.  Thank you.  I was going to blog something else today but because I got caught up on twitter all night, I had nothing. So you get this fine cowboy. heehee Photos are from the book he's in and they're actually supposed to be black … [Read more...]

Photography Gift Idea – Lightscoop

Pitchfork Country Book Cover

EDITED TO ADD: There's a giveaway going on for one at that ends on Nov. 12th. Check it out! EDITED: From the folks at Lightscoop!! If anyone reading this would like to try out lightscoop, we are happy to offer a discount. For 10% off when you purchase Lightscoop - use code TNEWFOLPROMO when you checkout here … [Read more...]

Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, Products, and Giveaway

Kitchenaid Mixer

The Kitchenaid Stand Mixer is my most favorite small appliance in my kitchen.  It's been with me a long time and just recently got me through 6 batches of fried pie dough...all within minutes!  Anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen needs one. While the stand mixer seems to be what Kitchenaid is known for, they have so much more that is … [Read more...]

Blogging with Cents – Selling Ads Privately


Bloggers all over face the same problem. A great idea, a great blog that isn’t translating into a great moneymaker. Most bloggers first reach for Google Adsense and affiliate links. Both tools are a smart way to get started, but you may soon discover it is just not enough. The question is, “What do I do?” Once you’ve built up a solid traffic … [Read more...]

Almost Wordless Wednesday: A Panasonic LIHD Family

Remember when I wrote about the Living in HD Community the other day. I about died when around 2hrs later, Fedex showed up at my doorstep with some papers.  Papers telling me our family was chosen as a LIHD Family!! WOOHOOO!!!  Papers have been signed and Pre-installation questions answered. You can read my previous post about it but some of … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: When’s the Last Time You Visited My Food Blog?

Crock Pot Tater Soup

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Spooooky Halloween Decorations

8 foot Halloween Spider

Okay, so these actually that spooky because I do have a toddler in the house and all you know.  I love Halloween decorations and that spider below has got to be my all time favorite!  My mom has on with a HUGE spiderweb but since I was too cheap to buy one of those, I just made it look like the spider was coming out of skylight.  … [Read more...]

Don’t Laugh but I Love - Clorox® ToiletWand™ System

The Toilet Wand Kit.  Yeah, I said it and do you blame me?? I live with 4 males you know so how can I not love something that cleans my toilet and then allows me throw the cleaning head away without even touching that it's not sitting there in a toilet brush holder, breeding germs. I was asked to review and while I would normally decline … [Read more...]

Blogging with Cents-How to Create a Simple Banner


Republished post but one I thought might be helpful to some.... I get asked this question a million times so I thought it was high time I answer it.  It’s super easy to create a banner.  Just have an idea of what you want in your head….image, colors, etc. First, I recommend  It’s free and super easy to use & it’s what I’ll be … [Read more...]

Why Do They Motivate Me So?

Frigidaire Affinity Washer and Dryer

Isn't it weird how the look & feel of something can motivate you to do something.  Silly really because it makes me feel materialistic and I am not that way at all.  But there's something about this Frigidaire Affinity Washer and Dryer set that comforts me. Maybe it's because it has options, lots of options and every gal needs those.  All of … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Still Friends – July 2008

From Dates to Diapers and A Cowboy's Wife

Me & Christine (our first meeting) … [Read more...]

Just Clickin’ with Women Who Love Photography

Clickin Moms  Photography

Whether you're a photography buff or hobbyist at heart, I have the perfect community for you to be a part of;  Clickin Moms.  Not just for moms mind you but for all women who share the same passion for photography. When you arrive to their site, you are in awe of the breathtaking, endearing photos to the right and soothed by the color … [Read more...]

The Importance of “Real Life” Friends

Yesterday I went to see Julie & Julia with 3 lovely ladies. After that we got pedicures. It was my first time actually and it was fabulous. What I realized though, is that it's something that I never do. I never go do anything with the ladies around here because I'm completely consumed by my virtual life, my blogging life. I have some … [Read more...]

Weekly Bunch-n-Munch


Grab something to munch on and read this week's blogger bunch! So many great posts to share with you today from fabulous bloggers but I'm first gonna remind you of some important ones that I wrote about like nominating a teacher for $100 Officemax Giveaway! It's a great way to show appreciation for that special teacher during the A Day Made … [Read more...]

Blogging with Cents: Making Money with Inbox Dollars


This is an opportunity more for the people who don’t have a blog and need a little extra cash.  Inbox-Dollars was featured on Good Morning America as being a reputable money maker for SAHM’s, retirees, and students.  I get quite a few searches for this so I thought I would give you my thoughts on it. Although I am signed up with them, I have never … [Read more...]