Single mom to 4 kids, Christian, Twitterholic, Social Media Student, Blogger, Midwesterner who misses the PNW
Man, that would be so cool to have something like that here in the States! It's just me and my boys here, and I need to do better at budgeting for our meals, especially healthy ones! Those Yorkshire puddings look delicious and that dessert my boys and I would devour!
11 months, 1 week ago on A healthy, family friendly meal for under £10? Yes we can!
First of all, you NEVER cease to amaze me. What you've put together above is spectacular! That being said, I love the Map My State products! I've been looking at those for a while!
1 year ago on HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013
Hey little lady. I'd get them for a boy. =) I shared on my FB page before I even knew it was an option. Yes, I'm just that amazing! bahahaha
1 year, 5 months ago on His and hers kids shoes brands that give back: Skechers BOBs and Bailey Berry #review #giveaway
@cmajaski @moondustwriter @DanielIeBishop shoot, was commenting on my phone and I missed that it chose "bring" instead of being. lol dang it! Where's the edit button when you need one?
2 years ago on 5 Types of Mommy Bloggers I Hate That Most Likely Hate Me Too
@BrandFlair @moondustwriter Thank you John. I appreciate your response. A for the Kayak, that was this past summer. lol It's awesome!
@cmajaski @moondustwriter @DanielIeBishop I agree that this post isn't meant for all bloggers making money, BUT, I take offense that Leslie is "disgusted" that we are making money. She hasn't read every mom blogger and while some don't have amazing writing abilities, they may have other skills that makes what they do worth money to companies that pay them. Are there crappy bloggers in every niche? Heck yea! Leslie, bring a writer, should have put more thought into the words she used, because I think she was rude!
@moondustwriter I'm sorry you feel that way. I suppose I should get out of the tribe with Bruce Sallan if what I do disgusts you so much. I feel that what I do is valuable and as a single mom I try to find ways to make working outside the home part time less of a burden by making money at home.
Hooray, I make money blogging! But dang it, getting a "free" Kayak and giving one away doesn't rate high because I do giveaways. For me, it's been a process of learning the ropes and finding the right ones to grab on to. Finding a balance in blogging about "personal" stuff as a blogger will become more important to me as I move out of state and friends keep up with me. I'll be glad to do less r&gs, but I have to say, I do like getting paid good $ for what I do on my blog. =)
Oh my gosh, LOVE this stuff! Learned this recipe a couple of years ago and it's awesome...and addicting! lol
2 years, 2 months ago on Recipe Monday: Buffalo Chicken Dip
Ok, so my boys wouldn't eat that with raisins in it, but man, it looks mouth watering. Fall has hit big time here in MN and I'm ready for all recipes pumpkin related! =)
2 years, 2 months ago on Recipe Monday: Moist Pumpkin Carrot Raisin Bread
I was just thinking about back to school and after school snacks today!! This would be perfect for me and my boys!
2 years, 3 months ago on Recipe Mondays: Homemade Granola
I'm getting my boys back into their sleep schedule this week. Today we finish shopping for supplies and it's open house at both schools. Yesterday we stopped by the elementary to look at the class list and my youngest is excited about who will be in his class! Can't believe school starts on Monday. Where did summer vacation go?
2 years, 3 months ago on Gearing Up for Back to School
These kinds of things get me crying all the time. I'm such a sap!!
2 years, 4 months ago on The Tears, The Look and The First Day of Kindergarten
Been there, done that, have a 2nd twitter account for this very reason. Twitter jail is a pain in my hind end! I've been put in Twitter jail from 15 minutes to almost an hour and a half. It's never been overnight, but that's not the point. I've never, that I know of, hit my 1000 tweets in a day limit. That would take 10 twitter parties that I end up in jail in each time to reach that limit if I'm understanding that correctly.
2 years, 4 months ago on Reaching my social media limit & the day I was kicked off Twitter
lol Oh my gosh, this is just the BEGINNING of your adventure, Matt!! It doesn't have to be dull and boring. The fun certainly doesn't have to end. You adjust and figure it out as you go. You just get to add the baby to the excitement!!
2 years, 4 months ago on To Reproduce or Not to Reproduce
Man, that looks delicious. At least now I won't have to go out for appetizers! lol
2 years, 5 months ago on Recipe Mondays: Bloomin’ Onion Bread
Is tweeting out the tweet above our RSVP? Kinda confused. I plan on being there!!
2 years, 5 months ago on #HeadToToe Smiley360 Twitter Party!
I love the idea of date night without the phones!! I love my cereal, but would do just fine without chips in the house. =)
2 years, 5 months ago on Why Lifestyle Matters
Oh my gosh, those look delish!! Writing down recipe right now! Great pics too! Those need to be pinned!
2 years, 5 months ago on Recipe Mondays: Oreo Popsicles
This is such a crazy, fun ride with you guys!! Annie, you look spectacular!! You're rockin' this pregnancy!
2 years, 5 months ago on Little Browne: Future Wrestling Scholarship?
Well, as a mom, the experience is mind blowing. Wait until the baby is bigger and you can see Annie's stomach actually rolling. Words can't describe it. I can't wait to read THAT post! lol
2 years, 6 months ago on I Think My Son Gave Me a High-Five!
Rob, that is a wonderful tribute to your dad. I can only imagine how clear those memories are for you and to have those momentos? So cool!
2 years, 6 months ago on Memories With My Dad – New Years Eve 1975
Oh my gosh Peg they have a gazillion followers! LOL I can't even imagine.
2 years, 7 months ago on 12 Most Popular Pinners on Pinterest
I was out of many of the streams, too, Rob. I try and pop in here and there, but since Thanksgiving, things have just been different. Life threw me a curve ball, and thankfully, I was able to knock it out of the park! So, we'll see if I can get back into the swing of things and find balance. I truly adore the friendships I've made on Twitter. Oh and I have something for you...SPLAAAAAAT
2 years, 9 months ago on My Three Month Break From Twitter Chats
Man, what an utter failure! Trust me, outsourcing might be good on their pockets but terrible for the customers. Dealt with the same thing for Dell. What a nightmare!
2 years, 9 months ago on Does It Get Any Worse – Bell Canada
I'm so sorry for your loss. Lost my dog back in August and it was a sad time for me and my boys. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with her at the end! =*(
2 years, 9 months ago on A Boy And (The Loss Of) His Dog
Oh my goodness Rob!! I'm sorry to hear about your wallet. That's great the bank was so amazing and helpful!
2 years, 9 months ago on A Special Thanks To The Bank Of Montreal
I think I'm an accidental connector. =) People will see me tweeting with someone or chatting on Facebook and viola...a new connection. I like being intentional as well when I have the ability. So, as my Twitter description says, I want to be just like @Josepf
2 years, 11 months ago on Are You a Natural Born Connector?
Tell you what, as a girl, I'd like most of those items on your list. Everyone grills here in MN year round. Crazy! That LEGO calendar is awesome! I don't have my own laptop so I'd love to find one of those under my Christmas tree. Of course I'd have to buy it, so it wouldn't be a surprise...and no one else would get presents. I'd rather have a Rockwell Drill/Driver preferably 18v Lithium because they have a free lifetime battery replacement. Just sayin'. For #11 I'd prefer to be AT a game than just tossing around a football or have a large flat screen tv so I could have friends over to watch a game. Surround sound would be handy! See you guys tomorrow night!
3 years ago on The BrandFlair Manly Holiday Gifts for 2011-2012
@MatthewLiberty And all this time I thought Liberty was your last name. =) Cheers to what you said. I loved #usguys for what they just did for #CampbellRiver. So yes, good was done here....well there, on Twitter. Good stuff my friend. And being able to celebrate in the new life you guys are waiting for, who could ask for more? *grin*
3 years ago on Sad & Good things about #usguys
I'm new to #usguys and enjoy my morning #coffee with everyone who's getting moving at the same time I am. @ty_sullivan , @ImMarkBernhardt , @brucesallan, @mimiortega, @milaspage and so many more have been wonderfully welcoming! I'm not in Marketing, or SEO, or anything like that. I simply blog. I love #usguys for the friendships. Being able to do a tweet-up with @sumnermusolf and @libbytalks, and @bradspy within a week of joining was stellar. Then @ImMarkBernhardt and @libbytalks and I were able to do another tweet-up. Making these kinds of friendships is why I love #usguys and being part of this group. @997dave and @rickietyler have been fun to connect with in this group and to support with their endeavors. If someone needs some SoMe help and I can change my avi or vote for their cause, or donate even a small amount, THAT'S what I can give of myself on Twitter and it helps me to feel like I'm part of something bigger than myself.
@BruceSallan You are SUCH a helper Bruce. What a guy to help Mack out when he clearly needed it!
3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Worthy Takeaways From BlogWorld Expo 2011 L.A.
One of these days I hope we'll have a real F2F! Sounds like you had a great time. Did you actually hug the 'non'Mack? Wow, @josepf has a seriously LARGE card & photo of himself! Sleep is totally overrated, especially in these kinds of situations. Clearly that's what #coffee is made for! Glad you had such an amazing time!
@MimiBakerMN Thank you for this reminder!
3 years, 1 month ago on TwitMinder: You Will Never Miss Another #RBChat
@BrandFlair Oh for heaven's sake, there's really a difference? Why do people not tell me this kind of thing early on?
3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Tasty Tips for Fantastic Home Barbecue
People BBQ year-round here in MN. Being I'm not from around these parts, I don't have any mad BBQing skills. =( I want to learn how to cook a good steak and to make it so my burgers don't shrink down to the size of 50 cent pieces. LOL That aside, I do love all the accessories that come along with grilling: aprons, tool, rubs, etc. Seriously, nothing beats a well done piece of beef on the grill! Now I'm hungry for ribs and burgers!
Isn't this what we're looking for as customers? If there's an issue, someone will listen to us, accept what we say AS an issue and be willing to deal with it? This is a perfect example of how a company should respond! Thanks for sharing the positive.
3 years, 1 month ago on A Company Who Did It Right – VIA Rail
I think policies can be a catch-22. We have a few in place to help us keep customers from returning items that they have had a hand in breaking (or what-have-you). There's a procedure that has to be followed. Unfortunately, the store goes around the policy and we end up eating the cost. Internally we have policies for policies and these policies keep being updated and re-written and some are just ridiculous and have no bearing on how I do my job. I'm required to wear underwear to work? Really? Someone has to be told this? I digress... Policies are vital for the company and the customers because they can be beneficial to both.
3 years, 1 month ago on When Policy Does Not Work?
Wow, major FAIL Rob. So tiring when we can't speak to someone in our native language and then when we get someone that can converse with us, they are no help. 4 1/2 hours you'll never get back!
3 years, 2 months ago on The 2nd Two Time Inductee – Bell Canada
@BruceSallan@dbvickery@kfvickery LOL Bet it can't beat my '01 Chrysler T&C with 210K miles...and rusting pretty badly now. MN vehicles are terrible!
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Immediate Ways to Stay Relevant to Your Kids
@dbvickery@kfvickery Just had my daughter (20) home for a few hours and it was so amazing. Oh, and I'd have gone crazy over your Camaro too!!
@BruceSallan Thanks! Read it, replied and found it Tweet worthy. =)
@BruceSallan Well, I think we should start with your wife on that one! She may have an issue with you kissing another woman. I on the other hand stay away from kissing married men. So, if you could round up some...or even one...unmarried volunteer then you'd be on to something!
Love your new site! I work in retail and without the customers I would have NO job. They ARE my job. =)
3 years, 2 months ago on Welcome To The New Customer Hall Of Shame Blog