Elaine Griffin

Elaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls.

On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts.

On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.

Working from her home office in Finger Lakes Region of NY, Elaine, a wine lover, also enjoys the beauty of living in wine country!

My Blogs

In Like a Lion: Rebirth, Revitalization, Hope

Well, here we are, the first of March, and I am in my annual armpit of winter funk....more
Linda Anselmi Thank you! And for now I say yay to dandelions - and more to come!more

In Like a Lion: Rebirth, Revitalization, Hope

Well, here we are, the first of March, and I am in my annual armpit of winter funk. Pre-holidays, and even into the beginning of January I had a lot of blogging and business goals. I was ready to hit 2014 running ....more

5 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Business for 2014

Get your business (or blog) prepared for 2014 with these five simple steps!...more
poojanegiThat is very true - you never do know when opportunity will be right around the corner! ...more

Meal Plan Monday, December 9th

The Christmas holiday is upon us, and next week my family arrives. We are very excited about that, although it means this will be the last meal plan post of 2013. Get ready, though, because the next meal plan will show up on our new blog, Good Eats with Kids! ...more

Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Are you wondering what to get the blogger in your life? Here is my top ten list of practical gifts that any blogger would appreciate. ...more
ashleemaeI hope all your holiday dreams come true! Thanks for stopping by!more

Meal Plan Monday, December 2nd

Wow, what a week! I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah did or are enjoying your holidays! We are still getting through our leftovers (YUM!) ....more

Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Are you wondering what to get the blogger in your life? Here is my top ten list of practical gifts that any blogger would appreciate. Stock Images Unless you are a photographer or food blogger, one thing bloggers almost universally struggle with getting great images without completely breaking the bank ....more

Holiday Cocktail 2: Hot Spiked Apple Cider

I love this recipe. It’s simple, easy to make ahead and keep warm in the crock pot, and it’s PERFECT for a chilli Thanksgiving day! Make this without the alcohol and add that on a per-drink basis so it is kid friendly! ...more

Holiday Cocktail: Orange Cranberry Mist

This delicious cocktail is a little on the sweet side, and a lot on the be careful how much you drink because it sneaks up on you! Be sure to chill all ingredients beforehand! The Ingredients 1 oz orange flavored vodka 1 oz triple sec 2 oz Cranberry Sierra Mist Limes Oranges Frozen cranberries Ice The Method Mix vodka and triple sec over ice and strain into a glass ....more

Good Eats with Kids: A New Food Blog (Plus a Meal Plan)

Ben and I have been cooking together since he was just a wee babe. It is something we have always enjoyed doing together, and while he is not always open to trying healthy foods, he has a terrific sense of flavors and how they should work together to taste delicious! We have been working on […] ...more