• From Blog To Business

    What if, a year from now, you were able to earn a full time income from your blog? How would your ... read more

    From Blog To Business
  • Our Plan to Raise a Non-Materialistic (not perfect) Child

    Parents have big dreams for their kids. After all, aren't they supposed to be a better version of ... read more

    Our Plan to Raise a Non-Materialistic (not perfect) Child
  • 5 Blog Tasks You Can Affordably Hire Out

    I've been working on a new project, and I'm super excited about it! Don't know what I'm talking ... read more

    5 Blog Tasks You Can Affordably Hire Out
  • Retired by 40 + Tailwind

    Hi guys,Just wanted to share an article I wrote for the Tailwind blog with you, called Pinterest ... read more

    Retired by 40 + Tailwind
  • How I Started Working From Home

    It's Time! Last year I decided to take a chance and enroll in the first-ever Elite Blog Academy ... read more

    How I Started Working From Home

From Blog To Business

What if, a year from now, you were able to earn a full time income from your blog?
How would your life be different?

The doors for Elite Blog Academy Elite Blog Academy will be closing soon and won’t open again until next year.

Do you really want until 2016 to start building your business?

You might think you are already doing okay. But is your blog really as profitable or successful as it could be? Is your message clear and presented in a way that is visually appealing? Is your traffic growing? Is your business taking off?

We all know how overwhelming it can feel to juggle the day-to-day demands of writing a blog with the big-picture strategy of creating a profitable business. Last year I decided to take a chance and enroll in the first-ever Elite Blog Academy course. I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new, but I was willing to take the chance.

I am so glad I did! In the time since I started Elite Blog Academy, I have not only created a full-time blog, I have turned my Pinterest Expertise into my own business!

I’m doing what I love every single day,

I’m doing it from home, on my own terms,

and I love it! [Read More…]

Our Plan to Raise a Non-Materialistic (not perfect) Child

Parents have big dreams for their kids.

After all, aren’t they supposed to be a better version of you?  Because of this there are all types of parents: helicopter parents, attachment parents, babywise parents, and tons more types of parenting!

And we all like to critique each other.  Quite frankly, I’ve never cared what type of parenting we were going to choose, and I’ve especially not cared about what types of parenting other parents chose.  As long as your kids are fed and happy, then you’re suriving parenting, and to me, you’re winning.

But, while I was pregnant, something started changing.  I started noticing that a lot of kids couldn’t sit still without being glued to some sort of electronics, that even small children needed diaper bags full of toys and snacks to keep them occupied.

And I hated it.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for toys and electronics – but I don’t think that time should be ALL the time.  And I’ve come to realize that I want to raise a non-materialistic child: one who has an imagination of her own, who craves experiences rather than hings, and who values relationships above all else.

Now, this plan is completely tentative.  I like to stir the pot, but these ideas I can claim no credit for, as I’ve read about them on other websites, and loved the ideas: [Read More…]

5 Blog Tasks You Can Affordably Hire Out

I’ve been working on a new project, and I’m super excited about it!

Don’t know what I’m talking about?  Check out my Instagram feed to follow along as I work with my test group, find the perfect logo, and start this new chapter helping bloggers utilize affordable Pinterest Marketing services!

While not all of the details about this new project have been released yet, I will say that it has to do with Pinterest and the book I wrote.  I’ve been carefully pricing services, which has gotten me thinking about how bloggers view hiring out some tasks relating to their blogs.

What is considered affordable?

What tasks, if any, are you comfortable hiring out?

And so I started looking around, comparing virtual assistant services, and realizing that is a huge range of services available that bloggers can take advantage of – and that prices vary greatly!  So here for you, I’ve created the definitive list of affordable blog services to take some of those day-to-day tasks you dread off of your plate so you can focus on being awesome! [Read More…]

Pinterest is all about you and your passions. It doesn't matter that the rest of the world hasn't caught on yet!

Retired by 40 + Tailwind

Hi guys,Just wanted to share an article I wrote for the Tailwind blog with you, called Pinterest Your Passion.  It's a short, sweet read, and I highly encourage you to head over to the Tailwind blog to check it out!Last week, while browsing inspirational quotes on Pinterest (of course), I ... read more

I am now living the dream, working from home, making memories, I'm healthier and happier now than I have been in years!

How I Started Working From Home

It's Time! Last year I decided to take a chance and enroll in the first-ever Elite Blog Academy course. I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new, but I was willing to take the chance. I am so glad I did! Sometimes, it takes a new experience, a success, to teach you what you really want in life. I ... read more

Inspiration Tuesday #6: What matters enough to you that you were willing to sacrifice of your time, energy, and even comfort to achieve it?

Inspiration Tuesday #7

Welcome to Inspiration Tuesday #7 Last week, we talked about how perfection will never happen, but instead we need to focus on progress, no matter how small.  I mentioned that life is a journey, not a destination, and if you're too busy focusing on being perfect, you'll miss all of the amazing ... read more

Dreaming of working from home with awesome work/life balance? Then this is your chance! Work on your own terms and don't miss our on family memories!

I Used To Dream About Working From Home – Now I Am!

Hi Lovelies!  Last year I decided to take a chance and enroll in the first-ever Elite Blog Academy course. I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new, but I was willing to take the chance.I am so glad I did! Not only am I now working from home as a blogger and business owner, I get ... read more