Pin Party Link Up – #PinIt

Hey friends!! Super excited to bring you another week of awesomeness – where you can link up your favorite pins, and find some other amazing things to pin too! Check it, yo. :)

Pinterest Linky Mother's Day [Read more…]

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Welcome to the #PinIt Pin Party!

Another week of fun! Remember – I share and repin everyone who links up, so be sure to share this post with your bloggy friends too – the more the merrier!

Pinterest blogging linky [Read more…]

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12 Must-Have Tools for Successful Blogging

Welcome to the #WAHMhop event! I’ve partnered with a bunch of my favorite bloggers to share tips and tricks to help anyone out there who’s interested in starting their own business, or making money from home, get a jump start to success!

So, I’m not an expert, but I’ve been blogging for over 4 years, and have been pretty successful. So, I want to share my tips with you guys, in the hopes they may help you too!

12 Must-Have Tools for Successful Blogging

1. Business Plan: Every business must have a plan. Because if you don’t know where you want to be, how will you know how to get there? I have seen many friends start small businesses, of many kinds, that failed. Not because they didn’t have amazing ideas, talent, or work ethic – but because they didn’t have a plan. There’s a great article I refer to each year from Problogger – How to Make a Blogging Business Plan. It has some great questions to consider. Myself personally, here’s what I do: Answer these questions, each year, because your focus does sometimes change. Think about where you want to be in a year. Make 3 big goals. Then break those down into one goal per month. Then each month I write down 3 steps to reach that goal. It makes it all more doable, helps you focus your energy and time, and keeps you on track. This is how I reached a full time income within one year of blogging. You CAN do it, if you plan wisely :) [Read more…]

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Join the #PinIt Pinterest Party!

Welcome to another amazing week of our Pinterest party! #PinIt Pin Party – link up your favorite pin of the week, and I’ll repin it and share it around. Then be sure to visit some of the other link-uppers too :)

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Welcome to the #PinIt Pin Party!

Who is ready to have some fun!?! We had a terrific turn out last week and hope to have you join in the fun this week. Before we begin, check out the MOST CLICKED submissions from last week’s Pin Party! We just LOVE these…


 

 

 

{Simply CLICK the image to #PinIT}

Meet Your Pin Party Hosts

Jen

Jen from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Jen’s profile on Pinterest.

Dawn

Dawn from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Dawn’s profile on Pinterest.

Meagan

Meagan from Sunshine and Sippycups

Visit Meagan’s profile on Pinterest.

Ashley

Ashley from Embracing Homemaking

Visit Ashley’s profile on Pinterest.

Jessica and Nellie

Jessica & Nellie from Butter with a Side of Bread

Visit their profile on Pinterest.

Visit their profile on Pinterest.
 

JOIN THE PARTY!

We encourage all bloggers to join our pin party and link up any post from your blog or Pinterest account that you would like to share.

To make the party even more fun, remember…

  • By linking up at our #PinIt: Pin Parties, you are giving us permission to feature your submissions on our social media outlets and be considered to be featured as a Pinner of the Week… with a link back to you of course :)
  • We will be monitoring the submissions, checking them out and pinning our favorites!
  • Be sure to visit and PIN or comment on at least 2 other links. Let’s spread the love.
  • We would love it if you spread the word about the party on social media or by adding our button to your site.
  • Please only link up to your blog posts or pins. No affiliate posts, sponsored posts, ads or products. If you have an Etsy shop, we would LOVE to feature you in our Shopping Saturday posts so please be sure to contact us!

Need more incentive to join in and #PinIt? Every week, some lucky participants will WIN fun prizes and get featured on our site! Whoo hoo!

Here’s how you can be a part of our Pin Party: Simply insert the URL for your PIN or Blog Post, so that we can showcase your creativeness! This party is open to any FAMILY FRIENDLY posts or pins. We will be monitoring the submissions, checking them out and pinning our favorites! So, be sure to #PinIT!

Let’s introduce our fans, and everyone on Pinterest, to your great posts, pins and creativity :) Have FUN… and Enjoy!


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PinIt Pinterest Pin Party!

Welcome to another week of pinning, sharing, and inspiration in our #PinIt Pinterest Party!

PinIt Pin Party -- #PinIt


Welcome to the #PinIt Pin Party!

Who is ready to have some fun!?! We had a terrific turn out last week and hope to have you join in the fun this week. Before we begin, check out the MOST CLICKED submissions from last week’s Pin Party! We just LOVE these…


 
 
 
 
 
 
{Simply CLICK the image to #PinIT}

Meet Your Pin Party Hosts

{Be sure to check out the hosts and follow them on Pinterest!}

Jen

Jen from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Jen’s profile on Pinterest.

Dawn

Dawn from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Dawn’s profile on Pinterest.

Meagan

Meagan from Sunshine and Sippycups

Visit Meagan’s profile on Pinterest.

Ashley

Ashley from Embracing Homemaking

Visit Ashley’s profile on Pinterest.

Jessica and Nellie

Jessica & Nellie from Butter with a Side of Bread

Visit their profile on Pinterest.

JOIN THE PARTY!

We encourage all bloggers to join our pin party and link up any post from your blog or Pinterest account that you would like to share.

To make the party even more fun, remember…

  • By linking up at our #PinIt: Pin Parties, you are giving us permission to feature your submissions on our social media outlets and be considered to be featured as a Pinner of the Week… with a link back to you of course :)
  • We will be monitoring the submissions, checking them out and pinning our favorites!
  • Be sure to visit and PIN or comment on at least 2 other links. Let’s spread the love.
  • We would love it if you spread the word about the party on social media or by adding our button to your site.
  • Please only link up to your blog posts or pins. No affiliate posts, sponsored posts, ads or products. If you have an Etsy shop, we would LOVE to feature you in our Shopping Saturday posts so please be sure to contact us!

Need more incentive to join in and #PinIt? Every week, some lucky participants will WIN fun prizes and get featured on our site! Whoo hoo!

Here’s how you can be a part of our Pin Party: Simply insert the URL for your PIN or Blog Post, so that we can showcase your creativeness! This party is open to any FAMILY FRIENDLY posts or pins. We will be monitoring the submissions, checking them out and pinning our favorites! So, be sure to #PinIT!

Let’s introduce our fans, and everyone on Pinterest, to your great posts, pins and creativity :) Have FUN… and Enjoy!


 

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Stop – It’s Blogathon Time!!

This is now the seventh Biannual Blogathon Bash, and I think I’ve participated in more than half of them. At first as an attendee, and now again as a co-host. I have loved the idea of the Blogathon since I first heard of it – it’s super motivating! Not only is it a time to set aside to work on your blog – learn new things, and work on past-due projects – but it also makes all of that work fun! There are prizes to win, which is always a bonus. There’s a free blogging planner printable for everyone who links up and participates. But the best part is having a whole team of people working along with you – to answer questions, give advice, and network with. I hope you’ll join us too!

Biannual Blogathon Bash

 How to Join the Blogathon Bash:

Check out the intro post here:  January Biannual Blogathon Bash. That’ll give you more information on everything that’s going on, if you’re new to the Blogathon. Then write up a quick kick-off post {doesn’t have to be as long as mine… I always talk too much :)} and link it up on the linky in that intro post. Just share what you’re goals and plans are for the weekend, easy peasy! It’s a nice way to hold yourself accountable, since you’re writing it down. Plus, it helps bring more people to join the Blogathon fun too. Here are some of my personal blogging goals: [Read more…]

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10 Most Popular Posts on Boosting Your Blog

At the start of a new year, I like to take some time to evaluate how things are going in my life – business, and personal. I use the whole month of January to look at what worked – so I can add more of that, and what didn’t – so I can make changes. When it comes to business, one thing I like to do is really take a deep look at my statistics, and use that to help create a solid game plan for the upcoming year. Part of that is looking at Google Analytics to see which posts were the most popular. In doing so, I’ve come up with a few categories that people seem to like the most, and the top 10 posts in each category. That gives me some awesome content to reshare, and a great view of what to do more of.

This site will be changing quite a bit in the new year… I want to do a lot more DIY, crafty type stuff, since that’s what I’m super passionate about. Over the past year our life had a lot of changes, and obstacles, so I wasn’t able to do as much of the “fun” stuff that I wanted. But one thing that has always been a favorite here on Sunshine and Sippy Cups since the beginning has been tips on earning more money – whether it’s blogging advice, or other clever online tips. So, for this first round-up of most popular posts, I’m sharing the 10 posts on this site about earning money that got the most visits during 2014. Hope you find some helpful stuff!

10 Tips to Earn More Money Online With Your BlogFirst of all – I LOVE that quote. It’s totally the way I approach my business. I’ve always been an open book – I share any tips I learn, love to support others and answer questions, and never feel that I have to keep “secrets” to help myself succeed above others. If you know me – online, or in real life – you know I love to help, and get super excited seeing other people have awesome accomplishments! So – here’s the list of the 10 posts about building your blog and earning more income, all filled with tips and resources that work for me, and I hope help you too…. [Read more…]

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