How to Create Fun Blogging Business Cards

Want to know how to create fun business cards that you can pass out at your next blogging conference? ...more
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How to Edit Photos on Your Phone With Snapseed, VSCOcam, Squaready, & Instagram

Now that you've learned to take great photos with your iPhone camera and other apps, it's time to edit! ...more
Have you ever used Touch Retouch? It's magic too :)more

How to Get Your Photos Accepted to Foodgawker

Getting your photos accepted to Foodgawker is something that a lot of us struggle with as food bloggers, but I promise it's not as hard as they make it out to be. Getting your photos accepted to Foodgawker is tough at first, until you figure out what they're looking for. Then you can get ahead of the game and post photos that you know will be accepted. Since I have an 80% acceptance rate on the site, I'm here to eliminate the trial-by-error for you. Instead of you having to figure out what Foodgawker is looking for yourself, I'll just tell you. ...more
Great tips and easy to understand! Maybe I will try to submit to Foodgawker and see how it goes. ...more

How great are packing cubes? Let me tell ya!

To pack it or not pack it..That is the question.  I started with this thought ten months before I even left. From all the reading, the YouTubing, and Pinning I've  been through in the last few months, I think I've learned you only need the absolute necessary things in your carry on to enjoy your travels. Less is more in this instance. How many pair of shoes can you wear? How many times can you wear a pair of jeans without washing?...more

How To Give A Toddler Medicine

Syringe - a medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.See how easy that sounds?1.2.3. -Boom- Medical fluids are given and all should be well. So why is it when my 2 year old sees this magical piece of instrument, he screams bloody murder and run for cover? The sight of this little thing gives him the chills....more

How to Create Fun Blogging Business Cards

Want to know how to create fun business cards that you can pass out at your next blogging conference? ...more
Awesome post and great ideas! Thanks!more

5 Ways to be A Money Saving Mom

I definitely don’t have time to clip coupons or check the weekly sale ads for the grocery store. I wish I did! I admire those moms on tv that leave the grocery store with food for a year and they somehow only paid $2. But, that is not me.I still want to be able to save my family money, just in ways that are more practical. These 5 tips are sure to save your family money without a whole lot of extra hassle.New Post on Apffel A Day: 5 Ways to Be a Money Saving Mom...more

How to Edit Photos on Your Phone With Snapseed, VSCOcam, Squaready, & Instagram

Now that you've learned to take great photos with your iPhone camera and other apps, it's time to edit! ...more
Have you ever used Touch Retouch? It's magic too :)more

Advice for new Graduates

I'm so sad this weekend is over! I had been looking forward to my sister Sarah's graduation  for so long. We headed up to Steven's Point, WI early Saturday morning. After a painfully long ceremony we grabbed lunch near our hotel.Stevens Point is such a beautiful town near the WI river which was perfect for photos....more

The Best Way to Ship From Home - Never Go To The Post Office Again!

I hate going to the post office. I'm not close to my "home" office and it is highly inconvenient. When I started getting more active on the BST groups on Facebook, I decided I needed to invest the quickest and cheapest option to mail my goodies out rather than having to go to the post office. I also didn't want to haul a 30+ lb pumpkin seat in with me every time I went.So here is my tutorial on how to ship from home. I use PayPal for everything.  There are 2 ways to ship....more

Forget SEO: 10 Better Reasons to Blog

Your probably come across posts listing reasons people and businesses should blog. SEO, branding, etc. Those lists are practical and have useful advice around building an audience BUT here’s the thing: the very best blogging I’ve ever encountered has had nothing to do with brands or being seen or newsletter growth or client acquisition. The very best posts I’ve ever read have been from the heart, and have beautifully touched upon elements of life too easily missed.With that in mind, here are my top ten why blogging really matters:...more

My Non Healthy Habits I’m Okay With

Happy Friday!An update on my squat and plank challenge, still going strong! I have been trying to do 200 squats a day instead of 150 most days. Luckily my co worker is game so we can chat during it. As far as squats I have some room for improvement. I occasionally experience wrist pain so I try to stick to forearm plank when I can. My favorite is side plank for sure. Oh as for the wrist pain.. it may have something to do with breaking my arm/wrist 4 times. Story for another day....more