PinIt Pinterest Pin Party!

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

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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

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


Jen from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Jen’s profile on Pinterest.


Dawn from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Dawn’s profile on Pinterest.


Meagan from Sunshine and Sippycups

Visit Meagan’s profile on Pinterest.


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.


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!



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…]


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…]


Create Your Dream Business: $2,000+ in Resources for $27!!

This post includes an affiliate link – but I only recommend stuff I love – and I bought this for myself too, so I can vouch for the awesomeness personally!

For quite some time now, I’ve been a big fan of the people who run Blogging Concentrated. I had hoped to make it to their local event awhile back in Seattle, but couldn’t make it work. But – next year I will finally get to meet them at iRetreat! {Learn more about the other upcoming Blogging Concentrated events.} I love being a part of their Facebook group, and reading the great tips that come out in their email newsletters – so when I heard about this seriously crazy-amazing deal they just put out, I jumped on it right away! I recommend you do too – it’s only available for a couple of days. You’ll get over $2,000 in resources for only $27 bucks!! Keep reading to have your socks knocked off….

BC Stack - 60 online business resources [Read more…]


Best Buy #GreatestDad Twitter Party – Win Tablets, Dysons, and Gift Cards!

As a Best Buy WOLF Ambassador, I receive some compensation for helping promote this #GreatestDad Twitter party – but it’s going to be rockin’ and I would tell you about it anyway!

Epic Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Entertaining Type Dad [Read more…]


Free Giveaway Event Sign Ups: 30 Prizes, Total Value $1200+

Ok bloggy ladies – I just joined an event that looks like it’s going to be SUPER fun for spring! I’m a big fan of subscription boxes – you know, where you sign up and get a fun surprise package in the mail each month? LOVE those. And, in this huge event, there will be TWENTY SEVEN different chance to try out super cool subscription boxes from a really diverse group of companies. If you’re a blogger, the sign up link to join the event is at the bottom of the post. If you’re a non-blogger reader, just mark your calendar and stay tuned to see these giveaways start going live in a little over a week!

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Subscription Spring Giveaway Event!

Through the months of April & May we will be hosting 27 giveaways from 27 companies! 30 prizes with a total value of over $1200!

All contests can be hosted in both Canada & the U.S. but some prizes may be restricted to either Canada or US only. [Read more…]


It’s Blogathon Time! #Blogathon2

Biannual Blogathon Bash It’s Blogathon time! If you’re not familiar with the Biannual Blogathon Bash, you can learn more about what it’s all about on their site. It’s a big bloggy party, that happens twice a year – there are challenges to complete, a Facebook group to network and ask questions, Twitter parties to join, and prizes to win! It’s a weekend to set aside as much time as possible, and put some work into learning, growing, and building your blog. It’s an awesome way to make work more fun.

My Blogathon Goals:

  • I want to complete every single one of the mini-challenges this time. I’ve never been able to quite get through all of them, but have more time set aside this time.
  • I’d like to do some work on my new site. I started to be a place to share tips related to blogging, online business, and balancing it all – it’s got a theme, and that’s about it, lol. I want to at least get the sidebar widgets all set up, and a basic About page before Sunday night.
  • Visit all of the other bloggers who are participating. I’m one of the co-hosts for this event {I just love me some Blogathon!} – and want to make some time to connect with everyone else who’s joining the fun.

Not a long list, but a good list. And there are eleven mini-challenges to complete, so that should give me a lot to do! I’ve made it to two super-fun Twitter parties so far {you can read some of the great tips that have been shared so far by searching out the #Blogathon2 hashtag} – and am excited for another one tonight. If you want to jump in and join us in the Blogathon fun, there’s still plenty of time! Write a quick kick-off post to share your own goals, then link up with us and jump in! You’re blog will thank you for it :)